You Might Be A Colonized Indian...

~ Dan Ennis

If you think that being born, and living

in bondage on an Indian
Reservation/Concentration Camp is

acceptable...  you might be a
colonized Indian

If you think that you are a Canadian...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that you are a Christian...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that your mother tongue is English or French...  you
might be a colonized Indian

If you think that an Indian reservation is your homeland...  you might
be a colonized Indian

If you think that you are a first nation person...  you might be a
colonized Indian

If you think that our homeland was not stolen by genocide...  you
might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the so-called Canadian culture is your culture...
you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that INAC is there to help Indians...  you might be a
colonized Indian

If you think that the Indian Act is in place to protect Indian land,
resources and rights...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the residential schools were about educating
Indians...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the so-called Canadian identity is your identity as
an Indian...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that destroying our earth mother for any reason such as
mining, drilling, clear cutting, etc. for the benefit of a few rich
white people...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the white man’s capitalism based economic system was
or is the way of our people...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the white man’s imperialistic way for spreading
democracy around the world is the way for our people...  you might be
a colonized Indian

If you think that the white man’s way of war to accomplish things is
the way of our people...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that not knowing where our Ancestors’ sacred burial sites
are located is acceptable...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that a foreign white government should be telling our
people where to live (the Indian Reservation)...  you might be a
colonized Indian

If you think that a foreign white government should be telling our
people how to live (the Indian Act)...  you might be a colonized
Indian

If you think that a foreign white government should be telling our
people how to teach our children (the Residential School and public
school Acts)...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that the Canadian Government is not a foreign government
to our people...  you might be a colonized Indian

If you think that any of this brainwashing applies to you as it does
myself...  you might want to begin decolonizing yourself.

All My Relations,
Dan Ennis