Grandma Edna Gordon, Seneca Wisdomkeeper, 90 years old protests the pending desecration of Indian lands at Glen Cove

Message from Grandma Edna Gordon
Hawk Clan, Seneca Nation
Sunday, April 10, 2011, by phone

“I got my dander up, I’m 90 years old, why don’t the people call the President of the United States since it is an emergency. The emergency is them digging up the graves like at Glen Cove in Vallejo, California.

They’ve taken enough land away from the Indians. Now they’ve got a lot of land on the White side that they took away from the Indians. So why don’t they go to those cemeteries and dig up the graves?

As Indians we don’t go looking around for White man’s bones and what they had. When they rest we let them rest. And whatever they take with them that’s theirs, that belongs to them. If they wanted YOU to have it, they would have given it to you.

If the United States cannot go by the law, then why should we abide by it?

Now the World has gone down because of these corporations, and WHEN are you going to stop.

When you don’t do right In this world, then the Creator will see that you do."

Grandma Edna Gordon, Hawk Clan, Seneca Wisdomkeeper, Seneca Nation
Cattaraugus Rez, near Buffalo, New York
90 years old April 7, 2011

This entry was posted in Updates. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Grandma Edna Gordon, Seneca Wisdomkeeper, 90 years old protests the pending desecration of Indian lands at Glen Cove

  1. Laura Willis says:

    Could we please respect these resting grounds? I could just imagine what would happen if the Native Americans were to be destructive to something that the other Americans found important!
    It would not be pretty, I am sure.
    I lift up my prayers for a peaceful solution to this situation.

  2. janice jenkins says:

    I lived in the “mansion” at Glen Cove when I was quite young, from 1964-1967. There is no doubt that the site is sacred — even as an eight year old child I could feel how special the place is. I’m so sad that it has been torn apart — the whole idea of making it a park long ago (as I understood it) was to preserve the place, not to disturb what it there and to put a new “face” on it.

    I support those who are protesting the further desecration of the Indian lands at Glen Cove..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.