The institutionalized Racism in America and inequality is not something by chance. When there can be persecution for Something as Spiritual Dance. There is a bit of unspoken truth, one that I don't expect you to understand. There's all evidence, there's all proof. But no mater the devastation, we stand. Let me take you back to a time, to a land where proud Nations stood. The loss of our land, Culture is nothing short of a crime. Our Grief and our passion is often... Misunderstood. Walking on a trail of broken treaties our feet bled and our hearts cried. As they march on indifferently while our Women and Children died. We break away from the systems that we're mean to divide, reawaken the truth we all keep inside. But no matter the destruction and devastation, from the ashes, like a Phoenix we rise. So my friend, regardless of the poverty within the reservation It still will not silence our Strong Warrior's cries. - S. Busick, R. Kayton, B. Powell, E. Sibley, 119
This is a poem that was written for a class assignment as a group project to help illustrate the history and story behind the injustice acted upon the Indigenous Nations in the United States.