Did Martin Luther King Jr cry like an old woman, how about Rosa Parks, did she cry like an old woman, Crazy Horse? did he cry like an old woman, Leondrd Peltier? did they want to hide<br>there people away,...NO.... they were proactive, and so should every Native American if to do nothing else than to say we are still here no matter how hard they try to<br>erase us.<br>--------------------><br>We Are a Living People<br><br>I don't understand....<br>Why should anyone's identity be defined by your games?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why are we used as entertainment for schools?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must we be used as nicknames, logos, and mascots?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must we, a living people, be singled out?<br><br>Why must we, a living people, be stereotyped?<br><br>Can't YOU tell who WE, a living people, ARE?<br><br>Why doesn't what WE say matter?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why don't OUR voices count?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>How can you say "ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL..."<br><br>BUT NOT create the Mishicot Caucasians or the Gale-Ettrick Blackmen?<br><br>Why do you treat US, a living people, as relics?<br><br>Why is OUR culture for sale?<br><br>We are a living people.<br>Why must WE fight, for that GIVEN to others?<br><br>We are a living people.<br><br>I don't understand.....<br><br>Respect should be such a simple thing?<br><br>Respect should be such a simple thing!<br><br>Why do YOU make it so hard?<br><br>Why do WE make it so hard?<br><br>By Lori Wautier (Oneida tribal member and Hortonville High School student) -<br><br><br>