Rita Rogers – Apache – One of Elvis Girls Passes Away
A couple generations ago, American Indian women seemed to have had a special affinity to Elvis Presley, one of the most popular singers of all time. Whether it was his handsome looks, his crooning in songs such as “Love Me Tender,” or whatever, American Indian women loved Elvis Presley.
I was wondering, as a native american what do you/other native americans think about illegal immigration and the new laws taken to prevent it? As a person from parents from a spanish speaking country I have never once thought myself of hispanic. I have always identified myself as native american. We(my family) hardly every speak spanish because our native tongue is still widely used in the country today. And I can't tell you the stories my parents have told us how they were discriminated against because of their "indian" status. Most of the illegal immigrants are people of native descent from central and south america. I see no protest being made by the government of wealthy mexicans/south americans of spanish descent who buy their citizenship into the states. So most of the protest comes upon the native people of those countrys, which angers me greatly. Am I alone in this anger?
I’ve actually heard Natives with opinions on both sides. And some that just don’t even care because they feel like the government is going to do whatever it wants to do regardless. But I think most Native people feel that it is wrong, as you can see in this video.
“He’s a leader of all tribes—a spiritual leader—and a warrior. He was not originally a warrior, but all the injustice that happened to the American Indians and Canadian Indians—the system made him into a warrior just like Crazy Horse.”