Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Waiting for Peltier-sensei…Part 1

Dear Leonard Peltier-sensei,

Warm greetings from the vibrant heart of the Ayuwa’si Industrial Zone, where some of the world’s best artists and artisans have been making their mark on the landscape of commerce since April of 2009. I hope that this day is treating you well, and that you and your dear ones are feeling well, creative, prosperous and loved.

My name is Suzy Nees, and I am writing to invite you to visit this exceptional place at your earliest convenience to find out whether it might be suitable for you as one of your studio facilities.

I know that an industrial zone may not sound like a terribly appealing place to create your artwork, but the industry here is a very unique one. You see, in the Ayuwa’si Industrial Zone, we build new paradigms instead of smokestacks and assembly lines. Our workers earn food, shelter and art supplies instead of access to plague-driven currencies. And in place of meaningless gizmos, ugly inventions, and furnishings destined for landfills, we churn out well-lived Moments here, along with a functional sculpture or two.

I am certain that you will find our production team here to be among the most helpful, well-educated folks you will ever meet. We know a great deal about the functional sculpture business, and we are well versed in the “Wovoka was right” approach to monument creation. Have I mentioned our proximity to the world’s largest open-faced granite quarry?

Leonard Peltier-sensei, I appreciate your taking the time to read this missive, and hope that the gears of your idea machine are humming by now, just like the whir of a diamond saw re-sculpting some poorly made “landmark”. If I have not yet inspired you to tap some of the available resources here to co-create meaningful, life-affirming sculpture works in the Black Hills and other sacred regions, I hope that this inspiration will come to you soon. A Nation is waiting for your creative direction here.

Best wishes for continued success in your artwork and your efforts to improve the human condition.


Suzy Nees
Awuwa’si, Katuah

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

True tales of Bear Magic

Hello everyone,

Hope your day has been a happy one so far. And I hope you have had a good well-deserved breakfast. If you have not, I apologize for failing to make the Ayuwa'si Holocaust Museum robust enough to serve your personal anti-apocalypse needs. Our opera is doing its best to ensure that everyone's well-deserved breakfast needs are being met, and that apocalypse vendors like the ones that made you skip breakfast today will cease and desist with their nefarious activities.

Some of you may know that I got a pinata for my birthday this year. "Pinny" has become a great addition to our food security team here, as he keeps a patient watch over the Lair and its occupants while lightening the mood in a way that only he can. On the day I celebrated surviving four decades on this Earth, Pinny escaped a needless destruction and found safe shelter in a nearby barn.

Thank goodness I intervened! The Bear Magic fortunes have increased exponentially since Pinny began his work here, and a payout will be ready soon to all Bear Magic hockey team members. If you are looking to claim a share of this wealth, please contact the Bear Magic bank ASAP so that we can keep your pantry stocked while keeping Pinny safe from the dangers that come with the over-consumption of fortunate-ness.

Warm regards,

Suzy Nees
Bear Magic Hockey Team Bank President

Monday, July 06, 2009

Leviticus 14:33-45...A warning against complacency toward mold

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;

And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, it seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:

Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house:

And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;

Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days:

And the priest shall come again in the seventh day, and shall look: and behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;

Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:

And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:

And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the house.

And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;

Then the priest shall come and look, and behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.

And he shall break down the house, all the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Oni wa soto!

Hello my relations,

Hope you are having a beautiful day this 7-4. Things here are fine. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, our takoja is at peace and everyone here has had a well-deserved good breakfast. Hopefully, your takoja is enjoying a similar morning.

As many of you may already know, today is the grand opening of the Ayuwa’si Holocaust museum, and to celebrate this occasion our family has collected an array of artistic works with more Ayuwa’si firepower than the most extravagant hanabi display imaginable.

Trial by Ayuwa’si Fire, the opera that documents the creation of these works, will be presented for the first time today in the Ayuwa’si Industrial Zone as a FREE thank you gift from my family to our community to express our appreciation for its support and good wishes.

If you live too far away from Ayuwa’si to witness this event personally, don’t despair…the opera has a built-in function designed to help folks like you feel like Ayuwa’si itself has arrived at your doorstep.

If you do not find our theatre before dawn tomorrow, please don’t give up on seeing its latest production. The creation and presentation of artistic works as diverse and stunning as those featured in Trial by Ayuwa’si Fire requires time, natural resources, and lots and lots of exorcism supplies. Also, some of the participating artists have not yet been made aware of their role in our family production, but this will happen in due time.

While you are waiting to witness this unique pageant of talent and good intentions, please feel free to join the growing contingent of volunteers who are helping to re-stock our production team’s exorcism supply kit, which is always in need of replenishment. As a volunteer on this production, your donated exorcism supplies will be converted into delicious snaques etc. and served to you personally at a Snaque Shaque near you just as soon as each and every participating Trial by Ayuwa’si Fire artist has enjoyed a good breakfast as compensation for their artistry.

If you are at a loss for ideas about how you can donate exorcism supplies to our production team, here are a few hints.

-Exorcism supplies can be new or used
- Maps, Bibles, quit-claim deeds and flutes are all suitable as exorcism tools
-Homemade “Secession, not hate” flags, Traces Library inheritance claim tickets, and pictures of the Blue Hole are ideal for purposes of exorcism

Folks who have no access to the items above are encouraged to seek safer ground than the ground they are currently inhabiting by reciting phrase below loudly, clearly, and in a spirit of uncowed independence tempered with sober respect for all victims of the American Holocaust.


Jigoku ja nai desu yo, kono hen wa!
Tengoku desu yo, Ayuwa’sishima wa!
Oni wa soto!


I need to go now to help the players get ready for the opera, and wish you a day full of illumination and blessings. Thank you for reading, and thanks in advance for supporting the mission of the American Holocaust Museum in Ayuwa’si, Katuah.