1) For the indigenous band Kashtin to get back together and make some more music. A Tribe Called Red is great, don’t get me wrong, but Kashtin was the stuff of my dad’s generation: by which I mean I can remember being four years old and knowing the words to most of their songs. Come on guys! You know you want to!
2) For social services not just to be held responsible, but actively punished for kidnapping Native American children from fit and loving families in violation of federal law. Anyone else who violated federal law would be in prison so fast they wouldn’t know what hit ‘em.
3) For Leonard Peltier to walk free, to taste fresh air, to embrace his loved ones and lie down on his own bed at night. That man is a political prisoner who was convicted without testimony or evidence. His only crime was being an indigenous American who spoke out against the occupying government. I thought we had freedom of speech in this country, but I suppose that was an illusion, too.
(Hey, if anyone’s interested in signing the petition to free Mr. Peltier, check out the in depth website here.)