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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1,000 people could be trapped in Mexico landslide, governor says (Note: There are some 8500 Indigenous People.)

1,000 people could be trapped in Mexico landslide, governor says
(Note:  There are some 8500 Indigenous People in this area that need help & prayer. There names are listed attached to this email & at the bottom of the page. Dave)
By the CNN Wire StaffSeptember 28, 2010 2:51 p.m. EDT

For more on this story, go to CNN Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- Up to 1,000 people may have been trapped by a landslide in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca, Gov. Ulises Ruiz said Tuesday.
A hill about 650 feet wide (200 meters) collapsed early Tuesday, sending tons of mud over houses in the Santa Maria Tlahuiltotepec municipality, Ruiz said.
"We're talking about some 300 homes affected," Ruiz said. "We don't have the exact number of those affected. But the death toll  could reach as many as 500 or 600, even 1,000."
As of Tuesday afternoon, seven bodies had been recovered and 100 people were confirmed missing, civil protection official Luis Marin Castillejos told CNN en EspaƱol. The number could increase, he said.
Residents have been evacuated from nearby areas and moved to shelters, but "The danger for the rescuers is imminent," he said.
"We're already rounding up the necessary equipment, and moving it towards the affected area," Ruiz said in an interview on CNN affiliate Televisa.
"We are also moving members of the military, the state police, ambulances, health workers, and all rescue teams available. They're all trying to get there. But, we haven't been able to reach the area, yet. ... We expect to get there in time to rescue these people," he said.
Ruiz said several rivers overflowed their banks due to heavy rain in the area and many roads are blocked by landslides, making it difficult for rescuers to reach the affected areas.
Some residents were complaining Tuesday morning that help was slow in coming.
"Police and rescue officials still have not arrived at the landslide zone and there are many landslides on the road," the Oaxaca Red Cross reported on its Twitter account Tuesday morning.
The region has been plagued by extremely heavy rainfall over the past two weeks, most recently by the remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew, which were still stalled over the area Tuesday, according to CNN Meteorologist Brandon Miller.
Satellite data indicates that nearly 12 inches (300 mm) of rain has fallen in the area of the landslide in the past three days, Miller said.
Many houses are built on the edge of ridges on the steep terrain in the state, which stands about 2,400 feet above sea level, making it conducive to landslides in severe weather.
More rain is forecast in the region in the next day and a half, Miller said.
The severe weather led civil protection authorities to declare a state of emergency Monday for the Oaxaca state municipalities of Oaxaca de Juarez, San Felipe Tejalapam, San Jacinto Amilpas, San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, San Pablo Etla, Santa Lucia del Camino and Tlalixtac de Cabrera. A municipality in Mexico is a geographic division within a state, similar to a county in the United States.
The Santa Maria Tlahuiltotepec municipality is a remote area with about 8,500 residents, located about 182 miles (295 kilometers) from the state capital, Ciudad de Oaxaca.
Residents in Tlahuiltotepec are indigenous -- nearly 99 percent of them speak an indigenous language and about 66 percent also speak Spanish, according to information provided by a local educational institution, the Bachillerato Integral Comunitario Ayuujk Polivalente.
Statistics provided by the institution show a relatively poor area where 43 percent of homes didn't have electricity 10 years ago and 17 percent had no indoor plumbing.
Nearly 40 percent of the municipality's residents were illiterate and only about 10 percent graduated from high school, the institute said.
The statistics came from the year 2000 and show an increasingly higher quality of life compared with 1990.
"Housing construction has evolved considerably," the institute said in a report. "Walls that used to be built with sticks, mud and adobe have been substituted by concrete, which is a mix of sand, lime and cement."
Likewise, the report said, roofing that used to consists of leaves, limbs, and other vegetation has been replaced with aluminum or even concrete tiles.
Most residents are involved in low-level farming, raising livestock and commerce.
Mudslide on Tuesday 09-28-10
Location: Santa Maria Tihauiltotepec , Mexico (about 8,500 indigenous peoples live there)
A little background into a few of the names of the groups of Indigenous Peoples.
Zapotec- “be’ena’a” means “The People.” Be’enaAz’a “~Nushabi” means “Cloud People.” They live in the central valley Zapotecs. They shared cultural ties with the ancient Olmec and the Mayan. The Aztecs tired to conquer both the Zapotec and the Mixtecs.
Mixtecs - "~Nuu Savi" means the "People of the Rain".
Amuzgos - "Tzjon Non" means "People of the Textiles",
Chatinos - "Kitse cha'tnio" means "Work ofthe Words",
Chinantecos- "Dsajmii" means "Plains People". Their language, "Fahjmii" means "Plains Language".
Chocho - "Runixa Ngiigua"means "Those who Speak the Language". They are also known as Chochoones and Chocholtecas.
Chontales - "Slijuala xanuc" means "Inhabitants of the Mountains", Chontao is the name of (2) distinct languages: A) Chontal Tobasco - a member ofthe Mayan language family.
B)   Chontaloaxaca- a member of the Hokan language family,which is represented in S.W. U.S.A. Baja, Calf.
Huave-"Mero ikoooc" means "The True Us" .
Mazatecos- "Hashuta emma" means "People of Custom".
Mixes- "Ayuuk" means "The People".
Popoloco- "Homshuk" means "God of Com".
Tacuates- "Tiacoatl" ("tlal "means land "coal" means Snake) so "Land of the Snake".
Trique- they live on 193 square miles in Southern Sierra Mad re mountains.
Zoque- "Aiyuuk" means People of the Language" "O'deput". The main nucleus of the Zoque is in Chiapas.
Benito Jua~rez- born on 3/21/1806, in San Pablo Guelato to Zapotec parents: Marcelino Jurez Brigida Garcia, was a lawyer, governor of Oaxaca, first only President of Mexico that was an indigenous person. He never surrendered to European occupiers. He united a nation that was at war with itself. 

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Tennessee Tribes lose State Recognition

Tennessee Tribes lose State Recognition
(Note: This is what happens to those who try to do it the wrong way. Same thing should happen to Georgia and Alabama groups who did it the wrong way. Dave)
September 7, 2010
By Scott


Just over two months after six groups in Tennessee cheered garnering state recognition they have now lost it – probably for good. According to court documents released by the Tennessee Attorney General’s office, a violation of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act may have been the downfall in the situation.

The now-defunct Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs (TCIA) recognized the six groups during a meeting on June 19 – one that has been ruled illegal according to an agreement order filed in Davidson County Court. That order states the TCIA “violated the Tennessee Open Meetings Act by failing to give adequate public notices of its June 19, 2010 meeting and by deliberating in secret prior to that meeting.”

Two weeks after the meeting, Mark Greene, a lobbyist for the Cherokee Nation, filed suit against the TCIA. The two parties came to an agreement last week whereby the TCIA admitted the violation of the meetings law thus declaring the actions of the June 19 meeting illegal.

“The actions taken at the June 19, 2010 meeting by the Defendant (TCIA) in adopting Standing Rule 14 and in awarded state recognition as an Indian Tribe to the Remnant Yuchi Nation; United Eastern Lenape Nation of Winfield, Tennessee; Chikamaka Band; Central Band of Cherokee; Cherokee Wolf Clan; and Tanasi Council are declared void and of no effect,” states the agreement.

Bob Tuke, Greene’s attorney, commented, “The point of the lawsuit was to nullify what was done in a derogation of the law.” He said because the TCIA is now a defunct organization there is no chance for an appeal in the case.

“The underlying idea of recognizing these bands of people who don’t qualify as tribes under federal law or traditional notions of tribes has always been a bad idea,” he said. “It creates confusion. It creates groups of people who don’t have clear status.”

Tuke pointed to the Central Band of Cherokee who lost their recognition in Tennessee as a result of the lawsuit. That group was turned down recently for federal recognition by the BIA.

“That’s precisely why there needs to be one set of criteria and one set of laws that governs the recognition of tribes in the nation and that’s the federal government.”

Tuke said recognizing any groups such as the Central Band of Cherokee as tribes is an insult to the tribes that have been established and have histories dating back thousands of years.

The Daily Herald (Columbia, Tenn.) reported that Joe Sitting Owl White, principal chief of Central Band of Cherokee, read from a prepared statement on Friday, Aug. 27, “It is tragic that the leaders of the State of Tennessee is again committing treason against the State of Tennessee constitution, the United States Constitution and genocide on the U.N. law against genocide. The tribes in Tennessee have treaties and what they are doing is treason … We are asking that the U.S. Marshals step in and put a stop to what’s going on.”

Source: Cherokee One Feather Sept. 9, 2010 edition

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Next steps to stop GE Salmon

Next steps to stop GE Salmon

Food & Water Watch: Advocating for our right to safe, affordable, healthy food and water.
GE Salmon Are Still Swimming Towards Approval
Take Action to Ask Your Representative to Stop GE Salmon

September 27, 2010

Dear Dave & Sharon,

Next Steps to Stop the Approval of GE Salmon:

Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Director, delivered coalition comments opposing GE Salmon to the FDA last week.

Ask Your Representative to Stop the Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Last week, we delivered over 171,000 public comments from our coalition to the Food and Drug Administration asking them to stop the approval of genetically engineered salmon.  Unfortunately, they are still on track for approval, but members of Congress and others have heard our message! Members of the Senate and the House are sending letters to the FDA to stop the approval of GE salmon. Can you ask your representative to stop GE salmon?

The Food & Drug Administration is on track to approve genetically engineered salmon for people to eat, and their decision could come at anytime. Unfortunately for us, the process isn't focused on what happens to people who eat genetically engineered animals. If the FDA moves forward, these salmon would be the first GE animals approved for human consumption.  

Some senators and representatives.. are sending letters to the FDA asking them to stop their approval process. Can you ask your representative to help stop the approval of GE salmon?


Thanks for taking action,

Meredith Begin
Outreach Organizer
Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

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Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 09/27/2010 Part 2

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 09/27/2010
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Time passes quickly! Even though it seems September has only just arrived, the month is nearly gone. Fall is officially here and several departments within the Cherokee Nation have set their fall schedules.

To be eligible for tribal membership in the Cherokee Nation, you must apply and be able to present a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For information regarding registration, including the dates and times of this fall's registration field visits, please go to

The Cherokee Nation Higher Education department has a new name; it is now the "College Resource Center". To see the latest information on scholarship information, visit our webpage at

The Cherokee Nation encourages every citizen to register to vote. Every single vote on any issue, no matter how large or small, is important. Just being a registered member of the Cherokee Nation does not mean you are registered to vote in tribal elections. For more information regarding registration, please visit


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Sequoyah Schools to Host Youth Cheer Clinic : 9/24/2010 8:29:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Sequoyah Schools cheerleaders will host a youth cheerleading clinic, Oct. 4, 5 and 7 from 4-5 p.m. for children ages 4 to 12 in the lower level of The Place Where They Play.  Cheer clinic participants will learn a cheer, chant and dance to perform at half-time of the Sequoyah football game on Oct. 8.

Sequoyah Schools Drama Students to Perform at Cherokee Heritage Center : 9/23/2010
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Sequoyah Schools drama class students will perform the Cherokee play Why the Opossum’s Tail is Bare on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Ancient Cherokee Days.

Cherokee Nation Honors September Veterans: 9/17/2010
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The Cherokee Nation honored three veterans during its September Tribal Council meeting, held in Tahlequah. Among them, their careers represent nearly 30 years of service in three separate branches of the military spanning three very different generations.

Gower to Discuss History of Tribal Health Care in U.S. : 9/15/2010 3:32:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation’s October History Talk will feature Melissa Gower presenting  “Legal and Historical Roots of Health Care for American Indians/Alaska Natives.” The presentation is set for Friday, Oct. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Cherokee Nation’s Osiyo Room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop, 17675 South Muskogee Ave.

Cherokee Nation to Host Resource Fair and Open House for Seniors: 9/15/2010 12:00:00 PM
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Native American seniors in the Claremore area who would like to learn more about housing options are invited to attend a special open house and senior resource fair on Friday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Cherokee Nation Will Rogers Senior Complex, 202 Stuart Roosa in Claremore.

Sequoyah Schools to Host Parent Teacher Conferences : 9/15/2010 11:27:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
Sequoyah Schools will host parent teacher conferences Thursday, Sept. 23, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again Friday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Tribal Council Passes 2011 Budget: 9/14/2010 4:16:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted 10–6 to pass the tribe’s budget for fiscal year 2011 during their monthly meeting held Monday night in Tahlequah. The operating budget for the coming year is set for more than $583.4 million and included requests for $278 million for health services, $56 million for human services, $51 million for education services, $28 million for housing and more.  Councilors voting for the budget were Chris Soap, David Thornton, Cara Cowan Watts, Buel Anglen, Jack Baker, Julia Coats, Harley Buzzard, Bradley Cobb, Don Garvin and Meredith Frailey.  Those voting against were Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Tina Glory-Jordan, Curtis Snell, Bill John Baker, Joe Crittenden and Jodie Fishinghawk.

Cherokee Nation Hosting District Children’s Choir Sign-Up and Music Festival Saturday: 9/13/2010 3:25:00 PM
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The Cherokee Nation is inviting young Cherokee students to participate in the first annual Cherokee Music Festival on Saturday, Sept.18 from noon to 6 p.m., in Tahlequah, OK, on the campus of Sequoyah Schools at The Place Where They Play.

Cherokee Nation Announces Holiday Event Winners: 9/13/2010 2:46:00 PM
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The 58th annual Cherokee National Holiday held over Labor Day weekend brought thousands of visitors and citizens to the Cherokee Nation capitol in Tahlequah. As in previous years, numerous activities and events were available for all ages to enjoy during the festival that many Cherokees consider a homecoming celebration.

Cherokee Nation to Host Tahlequah 5K Saturday: 9/13/2010 1:48:00 PM
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As part of the “Chief’s Challenge” series of races, the Cherokee Nation will be hosting a 5K Run and a Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Cherokee Nation Courthouse in downtown Tahlequah. The “Chief’s Challenge” is a special program started this year with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith challenging others to come out and race him during the summer in the various Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation 5K runs leading up to the Tulsa Run in October, in which Smith was selected to be a celebrity runner.

Cherokee Nation Hosting District Children’s Choir Sign-Up and Music Festival Saturday: 9/13/2010 1:33:00 PM
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The Cherokee Nation is inviting young Cherokee students to participate in the first annual Cherokee Music Festival on Saturday, Sept.18 from noon to 6 p.m., on the campus of Sequoyah Schools at The Place Where They Play.

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A LEAD HAS DEVELOPED FROM THE NetPosse FLYER THAT BERNICE IS EXCITED ABOUT AND SO WANTS IT TO BE TRUE. Please keep your fingers crossed. Read more about this lead at the link below on Mayito. This will also help you understand the roller coaster ride in which a victim takes off on when their horse is taken away. Is it Mayito? Is it not?
Equine Name: Mayito, Gender: Stallion, Breed: Paso Fino, Color: Black and White Pinto, Makings: See link below, Height: 14 hands, Age: 16 years
Read about new lead, PRINT FLYER, see contact info, markings and more info here:;

YOU CAN HELP: Print Mayito's flyer and post in your area, send info to your friends and ask them to do the same, post on twitter, facebook, craigslist and ALWAYS INCLUDE THE LINK above so people can print the flyer and read updates later.
Post at horse events such as auctions, rodeos, shows etc. Don't forget to put a flyer on every vehicle in the parking lot.
How missing: Mayito was taken out of the pasture sometime after PM on the 16th found missing noon on the 17th the pasture is located 6 miles E. of Clinton on 7 HWY
Henry Co Sheriff Department Agency Case No: H100490
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Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 09/27/2010 Part 1

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 09/27/2010Republican Pledge Against America
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One of the claims of the Tea Party movement is that they want a return to traditional values. They want to restore honor. They want more fiscal discipline in government. They want to put the Bible back into schools. But they have been very hesitant to disclose exactly what “values” means, or what legislative steps they will attempt if they gain power.
Following the primary victories of so many Tea Bag Republican candidates, an interesting thing has happened. As Tea Baggers move to take control of the Republican Party from the corporate lobbyists who have run it for decades, the factions have started to quarrel among themselves. Parts of the squabbling have led to publication of clearer information about what Republican plans are for after the elections.
The fiscal policies embraced by both parts of the Party are embodied in the Party’s new Pledge Against America. This is modeled on Newt Gingrich’s 1994  Contract on America. Remember that the Contract on America was followed by a period of total gridlock, where the Republicans blocked all government actions for a while, while letting corporations run free to pollute and rape the environment and grab as much tax money as they could.
This week, describing the Republican Party plan for after the November elections, Republican House Leader (and life-time corporate lobbyist) John Boehner said “We are not going to be any different than what we’ve been.” No Tea Bag faction leader has disputed this description. So we know that as far as fiscal policy, what a Republican victory in November means is a return to borrowing to pay for foreign wars, and for no-bid contracts, cuts in veterans’ health care, public schools, and an end to enforcement of environmental and other public benefit laws and regulations. For Tea Baggers, clean drinking water and safe bridges are luxuries we just can’t afford in the good old USA.
I know, I know. Elaine and Jay and Joshua and Marshall, and other Republican Party regulars will post long criticisms of my analysis. But will they be able to point to any Republican Party or “tea party” leader who regularly disputes Boehner’s description?
Fiscal policy is important, but it isn’t the only important thing. Tea Bag Republicans were coached for months to shout about “restoring the Constitution,” without ever risking any details of what parts of the Constitution need “restoration.” But the growing influence of the Tea Bag faction has forced the party managers to be more specific.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is now openly promoting repeal of the 14th amendment, to do away with automatic citizenship for non-white children born in the country. Kentucky Senator-in-waiting, Rand Paul, has called for the Roberts Court to declare civil rights legislation “unconstitutional.” Just this week, an email sent by Georgia Senator Saxby Chamblis’ office called for the death of all gays. Roy Moore, Republican leader from Alabama, has asked that Moslems be barred from holding elective office in the United States.
In the name of “freedom” these Tea Bag Republican leaders want to strip citizenship from brown people, want to take the life from gay people and want to deprive all citizens of the right to vote for candidates whose religion isn’t corporate “christianity”. Again, the critical comments will not point to any Tea Bag leader disputing these ideas.
Roy Moore provides some insight into the concept of getting back to traditional values. Moore was the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, elected on a promise that he would oppose 1st Amendment religious freedom for anyone other than “conservative christians.” After a few years of corruption, funded by some of the nations most profitable televangelists, and forcing Alabama tax payers to pay years of legal bills for his law firm buddies, a unanimous decision of an ethics panel tossed him off the Court.
Consider, for a few moments, the degree of dishonesty and corruption that is needed to offend an ethics committee in the Republican South. Remember that South Carolina’s Republican governor, Mark Sanford, used tax dollars to fund his affair, including travel to Argentina, while he was married. Then recall that the Republican Party accepted him back, not even making him repay the tax money he had stolen.
Moore has gone on to make millions of dollars hawking religious souvenirs. In 2006, as a fundraising stunt, he launched a campaign to bar Moslems from being allowed to hold elected office. His first target was a Moslem elected to the U.S. Congress. To “restore the Constitution,” Tea Bagger Moore wants to deny voters the right to elect candidates of their choice.
The ‘80s and ‘90s campaign to “defend” the 10 Commandments can help us understand Tea Bag Republican “values”. Roy Moore said that it was critical to Alabama’s (and the nation’s) survival that the state erect monuments to the 10 Commandments.
Although different religions number the Commandments differently, almost all proclaim that the 2nd Commandment is “Do not make or worship idols.” But making the 10 Commandments an idol to be displayed in every school and courtroom was just too profitable an opportunity. So people who had no concern for what the Commandments actually said made bucks promoting the sale of displays.
The 9th Commandment is “Don’t lie.” Promoters of 10 Commandments idol displays claimed that “activist judges” had driven religion out of our schools. Like “restoring the Constitution” this claim was always made without specifying legal cases in which this was done. Cases weren’t cited because those who actually reads the religion cases (as Roy Moore has done) knows that religion can be taught in school – schools just can’t teach students to favor one religion over another. So saying that Courts had pushed religion out of schools was simply a lie. The people promoting display of the 10 Commandments simply lied about the law to improve their sales.
This is the same value that we see in today’s Tea Bag Republican movement. Tea Baggers lie about death panels in the health reform bill. They lie about crime by immigrants, and about corporate welfare. They lie that Hawaii has not confirmed Obama’s birth there. They lie that Obama was raised as a Moslem. Statistics prove that the Obama administration is arresting far more illegal border crossers than the Bush administration ever did, but Tea Baggers lie that Obama encourages such border crossers. Lying is a value the Tea Bag movement embraces.
Sex is another favorite topic for Tea Bag Republican attention. While Tea Bag Republicans want to reduce government’s role in regulating polluters and corporations that sell us tainted foods, they want to increase government’s role in regulating people’s sex lives. They want more restrictions on, and punishment of, ‘evils; like homosexual conduct, and even birth control. And they want more regulation of salacious content on TV and radio. They do not believe in personal responsibility so much as making people turn off their own TVs – NO! Instead, it’s better to censor all programming to protect those who are too lazy to hit the channel change button or the off switch.
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This leads to interesting conflicts between the love of lying and the hatred of other people enjoying sex. Many South Carolina and Washington conservatives have long accepted that Senator Lindsay Graham is gay. He served honorably in the military as a gay man. And he, with male lovers in private, publicly voted this month against letting other gays serve in the military that he served in. Graham is a Tea Bag supporter and is loved by Tea Baggers all over the South. He is beloved for both his lying and his sexual hypocricy.
This essay only skims Tea Bag Republican “values.” We still need to look at the idea of “restoring honor,” with a particular eye for what “honor” means to them. And although John Boehner has told us that their fiscal plan is to restore the glory of George Bush’s economics, we should look a little, in the next few weeks, about what that might mean for real working people.
Far North Act passed into law
From the Eagle Watch #75

FYI, two very important articles from Wawatay News.  Sadly outrageous but no surprise.  The government of Ontario, Canada, whatever form the colonial entities take is NOT for our benefit.  In fact, they are always acting against us in presumptuous ways as if they know best in their patronizing, cultural chauvinism.


Far North Act passed into law

Thursday September 23, 2010

Nishnawbe Aski Nation will not recognize Bill 191, the Far North Act, despite being passed Sept. 23 in the Ontario legislature.

Shortly after the bill was passed, NAN Deputy Grand Chief Mike Metatawabin said the Ontario government cares little for the concerns of First Nations and northern Ontarians.

"It is a disappointing day for all of us who spent tireless hours opposing Bill 191 as our opposition was obviously ignored," Metatawabin said. "As we have stated time and time again, NAN First Nations and tribal councils do not and will not recognize this legislation on our homelands. We will continue to uphold our Aboriginal and treaty rights and jurisdiction over our land. The real fight is just beginning."

Despite the opposition, the Ministry of Natural Resources touted the legislation saying First Nation approval of land use plans is now required by law, a first in Ontario history. An MNR press release said First Nation communities can now identify and approve the areas in the Far North that require protection as well as those areas suitable for economic development.

"With the Far North Act, we have accomplished something ambitious, something exceptional," said Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey. "Together we are entering a new era of social prosperity, economic certainty and environmental protection in the Far North. It is our responsibility as global citizens to make wise land use decisions for this vast and unique part of the province and the world."

The government said land use plans are key to developing the Far North, including the region known as the Ring of Fire, which contains one of the world's largest deposits of chromite, a key ingredient in stainless steel.

The Ontario New Democratic Party voted against Bill 191, stating the Liberals' decision to "ram" the Far North Act through the Ontario legislature is a big step backward for relations between First Nations and the provincial government.

"The premier went back on his pledge to First Nations leaders that he wouldn't move ahead with the Far North Act without their consent," said NDP leader Andrea Horwath. "Despite committing to a new relationship, the McGuinty Liberals think they know better than the First Nations who have lived in the far north for thousands of years. The attitudes displayed in the passing of this bill were supposed to be the attitudes of the past."

Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson said the Far North Act remains deeply flawed.

"The act gives the government blanket powers to override local First Nations' land use decisions and does not respect Aboriginal rights to accommodation," Bisson said.

All the NDP MPPs voted against the bill, but it passed with the support of the Liberal majority. Notably absent from the vote were Premier Dalton McGuinty and Thunder Bay Liberal MPP Bill Mauro.

Bisson said the problems with Bill 191 go beyond the issues with First Nations.

"Chambers of Commerce, prospectors and developers, mayors, ... and business owners have all spoken out against the Far North Planning Act. So if everyone is against it, why are they proceeding with it?"
Metatawabin said in a Sept. 22 press release that NAN communities will not compromise their rights as treaty people.

"The law can be passed by the province of Ontario, but this does not promise industry free access to our lands," Metatawabin said, noting that NAN will maintain its former statements that uncertainty and unrest are imminent.

"This is not what we want, but given the province of Ontario and the premier's refusal to honor their commitments to the people of NAN, we have no other choice. First Nations in the Far North have voiced their concerns over and over again regarding this Bill, and yet the premier of Ontario remains unmoved. If there is conflict, if will be up to the province to answer as to why. This government has been given ample opportunity to work with us, but chooses otherwise."

NAN said its First Nations have not been properly consulted on Bill 191, despite the province of Ontario's continued attempts to state otherwise.

Chiefs say no to Bill 191
Thursday August 19, 2010
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs have said no to Bill 191, the Far North Act, and NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy said trouble could brew if the bill comes into effect.

"If the bill is forced through, there will be conflict in the North," Beardy said. "There will be no certainty for the government or the investors."

Beardy said NAN chiefs met with Linda Jeffrey, minister of natural resources, Aug. 12 to hear proposed revisions to the act, but it wasn't enough for NAN chiefs.

"Nishnawbe Aski chiefs, communities, people are united," Beardy said Aug. 13 during a press conference in Thunder Bay.

"We are declaring our opposition to Bill 191."

Beardy is calling on industry and environmental groups to withdraw their support for Bill 191 for failing to meet Premier Dalton McGuinty's promise of a true partnership with First Nations.

"We have been very clear in our concerns with Bill 191 however the Ontario government has failed to respond to our issues," Beardy said, explaining that NAN has continually called for Bill 191 to include language and mechanisms to support First Nations jurisdiction and title. "The unilateral imposition of this radical transformation within NAN territory is inconsistent with the spirit and intent of Treaties 9 and 5. Therefore we have no choice but to take collective action to halt this Bill."

Bill 191 is scheduled for third reading in the Ontario legislature Sept. 16, which means the bill just needs royal assent before coming into effect.

NAN Chiefs met for a two-day Emergency Chiefs Assembly Aug. 12-13 to determine any necessary future action to withdraw Bill 191.

Beardy said just because NAN communities are involved in land-use planning it does not mean they support Bill 191. He said the bill would freeze most forms of development in the Far North.

Beardy said Bill 191 takes lands away from NAN First Nations without compensation and seriously undermines the long-term economic opportunities for the NAN communities.

"We will plan for our land and enforce our jurisdiction to make final land-use decisions in the north. That is our treaty right and we will enforce it."

First Nation authority must be recognized: Fiddler

Sandy Lake Chief Adam Fiddler said in the minds and understandings of the chiefs and communities, the province is basically creating one huge provincial park.

"That takes away the jurisdiction that we have, first of all to protect the land but also to look at opportunities for finding ways of developing economic opportunities on the land for our people into the future," Fiddler said. "First Nations are looking at different options, we are all at different stages, but by imposing parkland that takes away the jurisdiction we have."

Whitewater Lake Chief Arlene Slipperjack said her community's economic development opportunities have been lost since the community was surrounded by the Wabakimi Provincial Park, which was originally established in 1983 and expanded to an area one-and-a-half times larger than Prince Edward Island in 1997.

"Whitewater Lake First Nation totally opposes Bill 191," Slipperjack said.

She said her people have no jobs or homes and live "smack in the middle of Wabakimi Provincial Park."

"We have endured 16 years of broken promises by the province," Slipperjack said, explaining that 899 hectares of land was taken away from the community for the park.

"Our hands are tied by the provincial park system and then with this new Bill 191 it's going to be even worse."

By setting aside 225,000 square kilometres in northern Ontario, Fiddler believes the legislation is Ontario's "last-ditch effort" to save the environment after the land, air and water have all been polluted in the south.

"The reality is our people, our Elders, our ancestors, they know how to protect the land, they know how to protect the environment," Fiddler said. "They have been doing it for thousands of years."

Fiddler said the authority of First Nations in the Far North must be recognized, especially when it comes to land-use plans and decisions.

"With the implementation of Bill 191, our rights and title to the land would be stripped from us giving us no control over what happens in our traditional territory," Fiddler said.

Jessica Edwards, spokesperson for NAN Oshkaatisak (Young Peoples Council), said young First Nation people today are more aware than ever of the issues pertaining to their land and the jurisdictional rights they have in their traditional territories.

"It's important for us to have a say in how our lands will be used for our generation and future generations to come," Edwards said. "We too as the NAN Young Peoples Council will stand and oppose Bill 191."

Donna Orr, spokesperson for NAN Women's Council, said they will do whatever it takes to ensure their family's futures are protected.

"As a mother, it is my duty to ensure my children have the right to determine what and when our lands will be used," Orr said. "This should not be up to the Ontario Government to decide on our behalf."

Emergency Actions to Support Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists


Stop FBI Raids and Harassment


We denounce the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassment of anti-war and solidarity activists.  The FBI raided seven houses and an office in Chicago and Minneapolis on Friday, September 24, 2010.  The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to eleven activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. The FBI also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.

This suppression of civil rights is aimed at those who dedicate their time and energy to supporting the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples against U.S. funded occupation and war.   The FBI has indicated that the grand jury is investigating the activists for possible material support of terrorism charges.

The activists involved have done nothing wrong and are refusing to be pulled into conversations with the FBI about their political views or organizing against war and occupation.  The activists are involved with many groups, including:  the Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Group, the Colombia Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. These activists came together with many others to organize the 2008 anti-war marches on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.  

We ask people of conscience to join us in fighting this political repression, as we continue working to build the movements against US war and occupation.

Take Action:

Call the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-353-1555 or write an email to:


**Stop the repression against anti-war and international solidarity activists.

**Immediately return all confiscated materials: computers, cell phones, papers, documents, etc. 

**End the grand jury proceedings against anti-war activists.

Plan and Support national days of protest at FBI offices or Federal Buildings, September 27 and 28th. 

A demonstration has been called at the Minneapolis FBI Office Monday, 4:30, September 27th (111 Washington Ave. S.).

In Solidarity, the Anti-War Committee –

The following is a list of the 19 planned protests that we have heard of so far, and the list is growing. Please participate in the one nearest you, or if there is not one in your city, organize one and let us know at so we can publicize it and add it to the list:
Please be in touch with the Minnesota Anti-War Committee 

Monday 9/27:

Minneapolis, MN - 4:30, FBI Office Monday, 111 Washington Ave. S.
Chicago, IL - 4:30 Fedeeral Building, Federal Plaza.
Kalamazoo, MI - 4:30 Federal Building, 410 W Michigan Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah - 9 AM at Federal Building
Durham, NC - 12 noon Federal Building, 323 E Chapel Hill St

Buffalo, NY- 4:30 pm at FBI Building - Corner of So. Elmwood Ave. & Niagara St.

Gainesville, FL - Monday, 4:30 PM at FBI Building

Tuesday 9/28:

NYC, NY -  4:30 to 6pm Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza,
Newark, NJ - 5 to 6pm Federal Building Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA - 4:30pm Federal Building, 6th & Market,
Washington DC -  4:30 – 5:30 FBI Building, 935 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Boston, MA -  5 pm, JFK Federal Building
Detroit, MI -  4:30 pm McNamara Federal Building, Michigan Ave. at Cass

Raleigh, NC -  9 am. Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave
Asheville, NC -  5 pm Federal Building,
Atlanta, GA - Noon, FBI Building
Los Angeles, CA - 5 pm, Downtown Federal Building, 300 N Los Angeles St

Tucson, AZ - 5 pm Federal Building

Wednesday 9/29:

Albany, NY -  5 to 6 pm Federal Building


Hi all my friends!
It has been a long and fruitful summer. 
I do apologize for not writing for too long a time. I have married and moved to SD. I have been refurbishing and renovating space in our place to make an actual office for Red Shoulder Council. I'm making great plans for a new organization geared to our children, elders and veterans. I will send details soon. It will be a 501C3 corporation with a not for profit status.

Red Shoulder Council will be reopening approximately October 15th. I will have an actual office and telephone line for emergency situations. My office hours will be 9-12noon from Monday through Friday with prayer service continuing on Friday nights.

I have needed this hiatus in order to establish an actual office. I am 
doing everything from scratch, including refinishing old furniture, etc. It will be a wonderful place for actual sit down meetings with our members. This is being done out of the goodness of my husband Louie's heart. He has given 100% to this cause by getting me a new computer which operates wonderfully, a new desk and many things I need to build this office.

There are issues we have all worked hard for. I would appreciate it if all petition signatures are sent to me at Star Blue Coat, 520 W. Missouri Ave., Apt. 4, Pierre, SD 57501. If we do not have enough signatures, we will continue to collect them until we have the necessary 10 million to abolish the BIA once and for all. Living in SD, I have witnessed poverty beyond comprehension. This stiffling organization must cease and desist once and for all!

I am also getting a petition to have a National Dennis Bank's Day, in which we will all celebrate our Native American Heritage. Mr. Banks has done so much for our people and he is a kind and intelligent wise soul. I can think of no one better to dedicate this day to. I will be sending all the petition to circulate as soon as I regain my files. There was a problem uploading them to my new PC, but this will be rectified.

I pray day and night for your health, safety and guidance. You are all loved and missed dearly. 

Red Shoulder will official be open full strength, with renewed energy and spirit. 

Love and peace to all,
March for Medicare for All on October 2nd
People want more healthcare reform, not less. We have to stay strong for the single-payer healthcare system we need.
This is why Healthcare-NOW! is mobilizing for the 10/2/10 March on Washington for Peace, Jobs and Justice.
On October 2, we will tell the world that One Nation Needs One Healthcare Plan: Medicare for All!
Here are some things you can do to make 10/2/10 a success:
    On October 2nd, march with the single-payer contingent, including National Nurses United/California Nurses Association, Physicians for a National Health Program, Progressive Democrats of America, and more. Meet at 10:30 AM at West Potomac Park between Ohio Dr. and Independence Ave (Map). Look for nurses in red scrubs and doctors in white coats.
    Find a bus near you and get on it with your coworkers, neighbors and family.
    Help get thousands of post cards signed to tell Congress "Hands Off Social Security and Medicare!" We must protect, improve and expand our social insurance programs. We are asking people to pledge in advance how many post cards you will collect during the One Nation March to keep building the movement for single-payer national healthcare. Can you pledge to collect 25 post cards? Let us know! Email
    On October 1, walk the halls of Congress for jobs, justice, peace, and healthcare for allLearn more here.
    Attend a reception on the Hill with PDA Advisory Board members Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Raul Grijalva, and Bill Fletcher, Jr. on Friday, October 1st, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Capitol Visitor Center. Get details and RSVP here.
    Single-Payer Party! Join us for speakers and live music. Food and drink are available for purchase. We will pass out signs and materials and go over logistics for the next day. For more information, contact Margaret at Friday, October 1st, 6 to 8 pm at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sreets, N.W., Washington, D.C.
    If you can't make it to Washington, participate in a local event or plan one of your own. Request post cards from ..or download them here.
Looking forward to making our demands loud and clear for single-payer Medicare for All.
In Peace and Health,
Katie Robbins
Healthcare-NOW! National Organizer
Aim Santa BarbaraSeptember 27, 2010 at 2:16pm
Don't just say you support the American Indian Movement- Do something about it! Do just write a little note saying "Will be there in spirit" or "I live to far away"

Everyone can help- no matter where you live-

It only takes 5 minutes out of your day to do something good, to do something right, and have your voice heard- It will make a difference! Together there is nothing we can not accomplish!

The bull dozers will be coming to Glen Cove on Oct. 16, IF YOU CAN MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE. For more background see:;

If you can please contact the individuals below by emails, letters etc.

Greater Vallejo Recreation District 
395 Amador Street Vallejo, Ca 94590 
(707) 648-4600 FAX (707) 648-4616; ,

City of Vallejo 
Mayor Osby Davis
5553 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, Ca 94590

mayor@ci.;, hsunga@ci.;, martibrown@ci.;, sgomes@ci.;, mwilson@ci.;,
jschivley@ci.;, ehannigan@ci.;, mwilson@ci.;

440 Curtola Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94590 

P.O. Box 3188
Vallejo, CA 94590

City Editor 
Mary Enbom
(707) 553-6840

Ted Vollmer
(707) 553-6827

For a great interview on Wounded Knee De Campo and on other related issues watch this Youtube by Native TV;