Here is San Francisco we pride ourselves - as advocates - even bragging that - we are in the known - to tackle anything and everything - and we do.
Kudos to our women - for being on the front lines - all over this Nation - more at Standing Rock Reservation - in North Dakota - we were present at the Oceti Sakowin Camp - and what we saw - all good.
We embarked on this one unique " spiritual journey " and we learned a lot - the Great Spirit sees all - and guides and protects those that must be cared for - we can say - our journey and the memories from our journey - will last with us - all the days of our life. Aho
2017 is here - staring at us - is has begun with the sun rising down under at dawn - and announcing itself with brightness.
Tonight there will be fireworks - in San Francisco - at sunset - and then we must - join the proven leadership - to act - and shine light where there is abject darkness.
Talk is cheap and I have decided - not to attend meetings and waste my time - especially those meetings - that do not follow the agenda - and one or two - engage in diatribe more and sense - less.
At my age - I have things to do - and people to help - that is what I do best. I cannot and will NOT sit down - and waste my time - it takes a heavy toll of my being - I have to be positive and stay - positive.
The tent that all saw and appreciated -
at Oceti Sakowin Camp - Cannon Ball Reservation -
We all have been involved here in San Francisco - dealing with the corrupt politicians - the liked of Malia Cohen, London Breed, the Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the many sell outs more in the Bayview and Western Addition - Sophina Maxwell, Al Williams, Derf Butler, Linda Richardson, Dr. Churchwell, - Amos Brown, Cheryl Davis, Angelo King, Veronica Hunnicutt - Doris Vincent - Tiffany Bohee - and the list goes on and on.
2017 is when we will see fireworks of a different kind - and we must be prepared to work and act. More to save the community that is in - peril. San Franciscans - addressing issues that are dear to us and near to us.
We do not mind - getting help from those that live outside San Francisco - but truly speaking - if you live in San Francisco - one is vested and those are the ones - I want to pay attention to and work with.
The Grandmothers need to be respected - they have done so much - and we saw this more on the Reservations - as we see it in reality in San Francisco and the neighboring areas.
Too many Grandmothers are looking after, nurturing, and saving the young ones - and for too long - we have neglected to - to pay keen attention to - this one singular and pertinent fact.
So very important - to those segments of the population - adversely impacted - linked to " gentrification.
We must pay attention and address the adverse impacts - on a War Footing - as part of Cultural Competency - and saving one's culture kept alive and progressive.
As a leading environmentalist - Mother Earth is dear to me - and I have been monitoring - all the various adverse impacts in San Francisco - complete with empirical data - that those that talk the talk cannot walk the walk - because they have no proven and vetted - " empirical data ".
No one can attain much without working as a team - good team work makes sound progress and do not get stuck in the muck - dealing with mundane issues.
For sure - I am not one to get stuck in the muck.
Life has been good to me - and I thank each and every one from the bottom of my heart - who have been of assistance to me - many of you who pray for me - even though you all live far away.
At one time I touched some and helped some - and they are always grateful for meeting me on my life's journey.
As one grows older - one grows wiser - wisdom does not come easy - the ability to discern to filter and chose the best choices - to dwell of the best information - is education.
Let me wish you all the very best in 2017 - I want you all to embark on our journey - armed with fortitude and tenacity.
Strong in your spiritual values - respecting those that love you - caring for Mother Earth.
Making smart choices - always leading those you care most - to a better place. May the Great Spirit be with you all - all the days of your life.
This is Ohlone land - more Muwekma Ohlone land.
I represent the Muwekma Ohlone in San Francisco.
This is your land - and if you live here - care to respect Mother Earth - you have the blessings of the Great Spirit - who will be with you. Aho.