Center For Jewish Studies Coming to UNO

Center For Jewish Studies Coming to UNO

There are 16 comments on the WOWT-TV Omaha story from Nov 8, 2008, titled Center For Jewish Studies Coming to UNO. In it, WOWT-TV Omaha reports that:

A new center for Jewish studies will be established at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#1 Nov 9, 2008
November is Native American History month. It also marks the beginning of Kristallnacht. Ultimately, 6 million Jews were annihilated because of their genetics. The Jews remember, just like Native Americans do, their loved ones yanked from their arms, brutalized. American children are taught the holocaust, European children are taught the American genocide of the Native Americans. The U.N., in May 2001, voted America off the U.N Human Rights Commission because of our consistent record of voting against proposals to end apartheid, genocide, world hunger, etc.

Since: May 08

AOL

#2 Nov 9, 2008
Lisa Schmidt wrote:
November is Native American History month. It also marks the beginning of Kristallnacht. Ultimately, 6 million Jews were annihilated because of their genetics. The Jews remember, just like Native Americans do, their loved ones yanked from their arms, brutalized. American children are taught the holocaust, European children are taught the American genocide of the Native Americans. The U.N., in May 2001, voted America off the U.N Human Rights Commission because of our consistent record of voting against proposals to end apartheid, genocide, world hunger, etc.
Many have heard about The Jewish Holocaust where 6 Million Jews were murdered by Adolph Hitler and his Nazi killers in Auschwitz and other death camps in Poland and in Germany.

But not that many people in America are aware that there was also an American Indian Holocaust, where untold millions of American Indians were murdered.

Many people would rather sweep that part of America's History under the rug and pretend it never happened.

That is why you will never see a federally recognized American Indian holiday in America, because it would be an annual reminder of The American Indian Holocaust.
Unknown

AOL

#3 Nov 9, 2008
No one ever told me about this?
I didnt know

AOL

#4 Nov 9, 2008
No one told me about this?
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#5 Nov 9, 2008
The U.N. voted the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Commission because of America's consistent voting habit AGAINST all U.N. resolutions to end genocide, apartheid, world hunger, etc. May, 2001, the U.S. was voted OUT of the U.N. HRC. 200 million Native Americans lived in this country when Europeans began to arrive. To make a long story short, the U.S. gov't was sterilizing Indigenous Women against their knowledge up until the 1970's. Last bounty lifted, 1925. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the poorest county in America. Google It! It will make a person with the coldest heart cry.
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#6 Nov 9, 2008
Thank you,Mrvn Yahu. I honestly wondered, and have a bumper questioning why we have NO national holiday to acknowledge the Native American. You have answered my question. I feel like an idiot. "Duhh" to me. By the way, you know about the "longest walk 2?" ( have a bumper sticker! My bumper seldom questions anything).

Since: May 08

AOL

#7 Nov 9, 2008
Hi Lisa,

I did not know about the US getting the boot in the UN until reading your post.

And yes, Pine Ridge is one of the poorest reservations in the US.

I always believed that, it is that way, because it was their ancestors along with the Cheyenne, who whipped Custer and the 7th Calvary’s back-side at The Little Big Horn.

I believe that much of their poverty is the continual punishment by the US because the NDNs won one, and made the US look really bad that day.

The Long Walk, aka The Trail of Tears.

Yes I have heard of that too.

Originally it was called The Trail of Tears and Death, but it was later shortened to The Trail of Tears.

The 1st group of American Indians to be forced and driven from their ancient homeland in Mississippi were the Choctaw in 1831. It was during that 1st Long Walk that the phrase was coined.

Their Long Walk took them from Mississippi to Indian Territory, which would later became the state of Oklahoma.

The American Indian Holocaust and the Jewish Holocaust do have similarities.

I noticed you use the term “Native American”

And while we both have our own opinions and reasons for believing this and that, I will share with you why I use the term “American Indian” instead of native American.

The term “Native American” is a federally created term that they came up with, in their hopes to continue their Final Solution with the NDN people, in order to lump all the Indian Tribes into one generic basket, taking away their individual NDN identity, as continued to move toward no longer having to give them their rights as 1st Americans.

You see, anyone born in America is a native American.

But not every native American, is an American Indian.

If you were born in California people would call you a native Californian, and so on.

So since it was a federal term with a hidden agenda, I prefer not to use it.

Shalom
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#8 Nov 10, 2008
I would rather have my knee caps bashed than insult an American Indian. Leonard Peltier, Vine Deloria, Ward Churchill (ancestry questionable), and Robert Mirabal, to name a few, refer to themselves as Native Americans. The "American" part, to me, is what is objectionable. Let's blame Amerigo Vespucci. Yes, the U.N HRC VOTED America out. Pine Ridge is THE poorest county in America, not the poorest res. 4/5 poorest counties in America are in S.D., the 6th is in N.D., and 7th is in, yeah, S.D. Tom Daschle, will you please wake up?
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#9 Nov 10, 2008
Ran out of space. The May 3, 2001 vote threw the U.S. out of the Human Rights Commission because of our lack of humanity. The Longest Walk 2 took place last summer, but the media was watching Britney Spears, or something.

Since: May 08

AOL

#10 Nov 10, 2008
I realize that many people prefer the term Native American, and that’s ok, and I’m not complaining about that, I was simply sharing with you why I choose to use the term American Indian.

I learned that little nugget of information from Russell Means, one of the founding members of AIM who took over The Knee on Pineridge in 73.

During that time an old movie actor who was in a series of mafia type movies and played the godfather, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for the movie role because of the US treatment against the NDNs in America.

I saw the film clip of that event a couple years ago, where an NDN woman in buck skin went to the podium for the actor, she 1st spoke in Lakota, and then she spoke in English.

She told the audience that Marlon Brando was refusing the Oscar Award for those reasons I just stated above.

That was a wonderful thing for that actor to do.

I don’t think many Hollywood actors would do something like that, since the Oscar Award is their most coveted trophy.

Marlon is the only actor I’ve ever heard of who refused an Oscar Award to send out a message about the persecution of a people.

Ok, back to terms and word meanings.

People can get accustomed to words and their changing meanings, even when their not quite the same as originally intended.

For example.

Some time ago at a place I once worked, two teenage trouble Lakota youth came in because they needed some help.

I noticed that they would often use the word Sioux, when referring to each other and folks back home on their rez.

And so one day I talked to them about that.

And I told them that the word Sioux is really a French word that means “Enemy” and that it was the word the French soldiers used when speaking about the Lakota back when they were trying to take this land long ago. And the word stuck.

So even though they were Oglala Lakota, they had been using the word Sioux for so long, it became ok to them.

And it is used by many other people too. And when they found out the word actually meant “Enemy” in the French language, it didn’t seem to matter to them. Oh well :)

Word meanings can change over time and turn into something they were not intended to be in their beginning.

And yea, Peltier was framed by the feds.

I have a DVD called Incident on Oglala by Robert Redford that clearly shows with interviews from both sides of the camp how Leonard was captured through illegal means, and set up by the feds.

He is a political prisoner being held by the US and they will never let him out, no matter what groups of people do, no matter how many protests, and letters, and T shirts and bumper stickers might reach across America, the US will never let Leonard out of prison.

Honor and integrity do not walk hand in hand with government policy when it comes to American Indians or the Holy Land of Israel.

It seems that there are people in high places that would like to see the demise of them both.

And their motivation is led by their greed for money and power. Honor and integrity has gone right out the window with honesty.

Shalom
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#11 Nov 11, 2008
I have and have read Russell's book, Where White Men Fear to Tread. I am familiar with Brando's refusal to accept his Oscar. The Dakota, Lakota have abandoned the word "Sioux", and "Hurricane Carter" was released from prison because of the racist nature of his conviction, which mirror the racist trial of Peltier. Peltier cannot be released, regardless of the fact it has been proved he did not kill the agents, because, like a National Holiday, it would draw attention to the governmental treatment of (now) minority Indigenous population. That is (as you know) also why the media is conspicuously void of the facts of genocide in Tibet by the Chinese. Americans need to be informed, but I doubt they have the time, or interest, to pay attention.
Josh Donkey

Denver, CO

#13 Nov 23, 2008
Yes... Yes.. I see. however the complication only leads to brutal donkeys.
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#14 Nov 24, 2008
What is a brutal donkey? You sound like either John Steinbeck or Kurt Vonnegut. Or C.S. Lewis in some round about way.
Lisa Schmidt

Omaha, NE

#15 Nov 24, 2008
Or even possibly, Antoine de St-Exupery. Who the hell are you?
Ferdinand

Houston, TX

#16 Nov 24, 2008
Lisa Schmidt wrote:
I have and have read Russell's book, Where White Men Fear to Tread. I am familiar with Brando's refusal to accept his Oscar. The Dakota, Lakota have abandoned the word "Sioux", and "Hurricane Carter" was released from prison because of the racist nature of his conviction, which mirror the racist trial of Peltier. Peltier cannot be released, regardless of the fact it has been proved he did not kill the agents, because, like a National Holiday, it would draw attention to the governmental treatment of (now) minority Indigenous population. That is (as you know) also why the media is conspicuously void of the facts of genocide in Tibet by the Chinese. Americans need to be informed, but I doubt they have the time, or interest, to pay attention.
I wouldn't be so quick to exonerate Hurricane.
Justin

Omaha, NE

#17 Jan 5, 2009
There is no doubt what happened to the indigenous population was wrong. It shouldn't of happened. There are a lot of things that never should happen: genocide, slavery, etc... That said playing the victim/blaming the whiteman does not help anyone. There is no reason why Reservations can not be some of the richest areas in the United States. Ban alcohol and drugs and there is a good chance most of those reservations become some of the richest and most powerful counties in the US. The native americans I've met are some of the most successful people you will ever meet. But obviously there needs to be a change in mindset.

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