Roberto Mendoza

This is a call for a new Indigenous movement for the 21st Century. We have evolved to a new understanding of our path of liberation. New visions and ideas are needed to move to a higher level and to coalesce into a new and more effective movement in this period. So far no other Indigenous movement has developed these ground breaking ideas and a sustainable vision that does not rely on the State and colonized tribal governments. Here are some of the key ideas and visions that define this new movement:

  1. We have to move beyond what Chief…

We, in the progressive/radical movements in the U.S. are facing an historic moment, in which all of us must make some clear choices if we want to prevail. We must realize and accept that to make an intersectional movement that can survive this rising world wide fascist trend, we will have to reach out and organise all of the ethnic, LGBT, poor and marginalized groups — even the middle and upper classes. In other words, the Multitude — everybody — the whole spectrum of the rainbow. …


The Revolution Will be Indigenised

I don’t think that European culture is the “enemy”. It is capitalist values, which has colonised the thinking of all people, in the U.S., not just Europeans. At one point in their history they had indigenous values. This was the period before the invasion of the Romans and the Holy Roman Empire. Their earth centred values were savagely attacked during the Inquisitions and Witch Burnings, because women were the healers who still carried the values of their old indigenous ways. European Americans need to answer Martin Luther Kings call for a “radical revolution of values”…


Close the Camps rally in Lawton, OK, 2019

I have been warning about the rise of white supremacist groups and militias for some time now. We, People of the Global Majority are familiar with this kind of thinking, manifested in the constant killing of black men by militarized police. This country was founded on the genocide of Indigenous people and the slavery of black people. White supremacy is what Trump calls on constantly, with his attacks on Antifa and Black Lives Matter. The majority of white people voted for him and believe that the election was stolen from him. …


How I, an Indigenous man was inspired by a line from MLK’s speech, Beyond Vietnam: “We, as a nation, must undergo a radical revolution of values.”

In my years as a Indigenous Activist (Muscogee and Chicano), I learned some things. I no longer say that White people are the cause of all the suffering and oppression of my people. I learned that it was the system, specifically the Capitalist system, was the real enemy, not just of my people, but even of people of the Global Majority (previously known as People of Color). I learned further that the Capitalist system…


More Bits of my Life

New York City Blues

From my novel, set in the late 60’s. I first went to New York City in the early 60', while I was waiting at the Philadelphia Navy Base for my next assignment in Morocco. I would take a train to Grand Central Station and then I would wander the streets. In the evenings I would go to the Blue Note where Miles Davis jazz band was playing. But he did not show up for the first three days that I went there.

John sits in the terminal of the Rota Air…


There is not new 'class' of ‘Irresponsibles’, this is just the latest iteration of Capitalist Values—like individualism and selfishness. They have been around since the founding of the U.S. through genocide of the Indigenous people to take their land and the enslavement of African people to steal their labor. The U. S. is a Settler Colonial state founded on principles of White Supremacy, which is still killing and incarerating black men like George Floyd every day. Pride in this? There can be no pride in this country until it undergoes a revolution in values. MLK, Jr. issued a call in…


Time for a New Spiritual Vision

by Roberto Mendoza, 2002

2002 will mark nine years since the end of the Quincentennial — 500 years filled with colonialism, genocide, materialist culture, and environmental destruction But unless we of this generation make a profound commitment to changing our values, lifestyle and patterns of behavior, very little will have changed. Governments, corporations and organized religions will continue their non-sustainable paths unless we the people decide to embark on a different, more positive and life affirming path.

Progress in race relations came about during the Civil Rights struggles in the 60’s, led by people…


I tried for years to finish an autobiographical novel. I even uploaded to a web site that I eventually shut down. It’s title was - Far From the North Canadian River. The North Canadian was a branch of the Canadian River, but none of the river actually came from Canada. It flowed through Oklahoma. I spent a lot of my youth not too far from that river, on Fish Creek, a stream that flowed in a half circle around the house where we lived. I will post some stories that I wrote for the novel.

But I was born in…

Roberto Mendoza

Native American/Chicano artist, screenwriter, filmmaker, writer, revolutionary. Living in Tulsa, OK. Founded the group Green Corn Symbiosis: https://www.faceboo

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