Thursday, June 25, 2009

First People's News

Rally to Demand Justice for Vicky Stewart and all the Murdered Children: Sunday,
We Remember Vicky Stewart, age 9,
by United Church employee Ann Knizky at the Edmonton residential school

Rally to Remember Her, and to hold
the United Church Accountable!

Sunday, July 5
10:00 am
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church
corner of Nelson and Burrard st., downtown Vancouver
(or gather first at 9 am at carnegie centre, main & hastings)
Bring drums, banners and outrage!
A relative of Vicky will be present to speak

Like countless other children, Vicky Stewart was killed at a United Church residential school and her murderer never brought to justice.
The United Church's officers are collectively responsible and liable for her death. But they refuse to answer the Stewart family or agree to their demands:
1. That the church admit its killing and surrender those responsible;
2. That the church explain why it covered up her death;
3. That the church erect a memorial site for Vicky and pay reparations to her family;
4. That the United Church's head officers present themselves before an international inquiry into the murdered residential school children, and come clean about their genocide of native children.

Murderers in sheep's clothing - get off native land!
Justice for Vicky Stewart and all the innocent victims!

Sponsored by The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared, and downtown eastside elders
Information: 1-888-265-1007 or this email.
Please post.
Link to media coverage of Vicky's murder:

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website:
Film Trailer to Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT:
"Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past."
- Dr. Noam Chomsky
Institute Professor Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"A courageous and inspiring man." (referring to Kevin Annett)
- Mairead Corrigan-Maguire
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Belfast , Northern Ireland
"As a long time front line worker with the Elders' Council at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all over the world."
Carol Muree Martin - Spirit Tree Woman
Nisgaa Nation
"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him."
Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind
Elder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe Nation
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Eagle Strong Voice, A.K.A. Kevin Annett


Teresa Anahuy
Mount Rushmore to honor WWII code talkers during Independence Day
June 22, 2009

A trio of Navajo code talkers from World War II will be among those receiving special recognition July 3 during this year's Independence Day ceremonies at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Arthur J. Hubbard Sr., Joe Morris and George B. Willie Sr. will be presented American flags during a flag-folding ceremony presided over by Rushmore superintendent Gerard Baker. Baker will be joined by the Wild Horse Bute Tokala Color Guard and the Ellsworth Air Force Base Honor Guard.
"The ingenuity and hard work of the Navajo code talkers were instrumental to the United States' success in World War II," Baker said in a news release. "It is an honor to have these three men with us for Mount Rushmore's Independence Day and to celebrate their contributions to America's fight for universal freedom."
A special feature of the ceremony will be the flags the three men will receive. Three American flags will be inside the B-1 bomber that will perform a 7 p.m. flyover at the memorial and will be given to the code talkers after the event.
Hubbard, Morris and Willie were three of more than 400 Native Americans between 1942 and 1945 who used their Native language to develop highly accurate and efficient codes to transmit military information in the Pacific theater. The undecipherable Navajo code took only minutes to transmit compared with the hours it took to translate messages in Morse code.
The Navajo code talkers served in all six Marine divisions and were praised for their central role in the United State's victory at Iwo Jima.
Hubbard served as an instructor of the code at Camp Elliott during the war. He later served as an Arizona state senator for 14 years and was the first Native American voted into the Arizona state senate.
Morris served as a corporal in the 22nd Marine Regiment and participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Guam, Saipan, Okinawa and Tins Tao China.
Willie served in the 2nd Marine Division during the battle of Okinawa Ryukmu Island and the occupation of Japan from Sept. 23, 1945 until July 1, 1946.
If you go
What: Introduction of Navajo code talkers
When: Friday, July 3 at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Mount Rushmore Amphitheater stage


Teresa Anahuy
Denver Reception to Benefit NICWA | Thursday, July 30 @ Tocabe
Eddie Sherman posted an announcement: National Indian Child Welfare Association.

Phyllis Bigpond (NICWA Board Member), Darius Smith, Walt Pourier, Eddie Sherman, and the guys at Tocabe are delighted to invite you to a reception to benefit the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA).
Please join us on for an evening of food and socializing while learning about NICWA's important work to improve the lives of American Indian children and families.
Come and enjoy the company of party hosts, community guests, and NICWA staff, and learn how you can support NICWA's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian children and families throughout the country.
All proceeds raised from this event will support NICWA and the communities we serve.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Development Manager Eddie Sherman at 503.222.4044 or
We hope you will join us in celebrating and recognizing the important work of NICWA.
Please visit the event webpage:

Teresa Anahuy
Seeking Leaders | A unique opportunity for middle managers in child welfare.

The Leadership Academy for Middle Managers is a five day national training program for middle managers who work in public and tribal child welfare systems and in private agencies that provide services traditionally provided by state child welfare agencies. They include child welfare administrators, assistant directors, program managers, program directors, and training managers from the following types of
. State, County, and Tribal child welfare agencies, including those at the central,regional, and district office levels . Private agencies under contract with States or counties to provide mandated child welfare services, such as foster care or child protective services investigations.
The LAMM is offered at no cost to participants or agencies. This includes all travel and lodging expenses for the five-day residential training. Funding is provided through the U.S. Children's Bureau.
More detailed information can also be found on
If You Have Questions:
Please contact Teresa Turner, LAMM Project Coordinator
( ) or
Katie Stella, LAMM Program Assistant ( , 919/966-5932).
From Eddie Sherman

Teresa Anahuy

DOODA (NO) DESERT ROCK'S next event is on August 14 & 15, 2009 at the DDR Camp in Chaco Rio, NM.
For more details:

Teresa Anahuy

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