Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 10/14/2010

Native Language Teachers No Longer Need Certification
A new law allows high schools to hire tribal elders to teach Native Americans languages, even if they are not certified teachers. Michigan already allows students to learn tribal languages to satisfy the state's high school graduation requirements, but many schools do not have instructors certified to teach Native languages. 

The Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community in the Upper Peninsula led the push to allow its elders to teach the Potawatomi language in schools. 

The bill signed into law allows experts in a Native American language to teach without teacher certification. That means kids can get credits in Native American languages to fulfill the state's language credit requirement.
Posted By: Anthony Jay Henhawk Jr.
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Child Welfare in the News
Dear NICWA Cause Members: 

Here's a list of news stories concerning child welfare issues throughout the country: 

Child Welfare in the News 

OR: Foster care program for children with disabilities to see funding cuts 
NewsWatch 12 September 28, 2010 
It is part of the latest round of budget cuts within the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the cuts, foster parents that take in children under the DDS program will see a six-percent cut in their service payment. 

OH: Supreme Court: Sellersburg couple can keep son for now 
Evening News and Tribune September 28, 2010 
NEW ALBANY — The Ohio Supreme Court granted an emergency stay Tuesday night that will allow a Sellersburg couple to at least temporarily keep the nearly 3-year-old son they have raised since birth. 

US: Recession rips at US marriages, expands income gap 

Associated Press September 27, 2010 
The economic "indicators say we're in recovery, but the impact on families and children will linger on for years," he said. 

UT: Navajo Nation can't fight adoption of tribal kids 
Salt Lake Tribune September 28, 2010 
The Utah Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Tuesday in which the Navajo Nation sought to undo the adoption of two Navajo siblings by a non-American-Indian family. 

OK: Lawmaker holds study on privatizing child welfare 
News On 6 September 28, 2010 
State Rep. Ron Peters conducted an interim study on the issue Tuesday before the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Human Services. . . Peters says he's looking at efforts in Kansas and Florida to privatize all child welfare case management services. 

AR: AG files brief defending adoption ban 
KATV September 28, 2010 
The attorney general's office says that fostering or adopting a child is not a constitutionally protected right and that the state Supreme Court should overturn a lower court's ruling that struck down Arkansas' ban on unmarried couples serving as foster or adoptive parents. 

CA: AB 12: Good for Indian foster children 
Indian Country Today September 28, 2010 
California’s legislature recently passed AB 12, a bill that if signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would – among other things – allow the state to draw down federal funding and provide financial assistance to relative caregivers. For our Indian children this could mean living with qualifying family members instead of being placed into foster care with strangers. 

DC: Judge sanctions District in child welfare case 
Washington Post September 28, 2010 
Last year, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) selected a new Child and Family Services Agency director, Roque Gerald, without consulting with the plaintiffs in the case as the judge, Thomas F. Hogan, had ordered. 

see also: 

IN: DCS cases up; neglect and abuse hotline getting record calls 
FOX 59 Indianapolis September 28, 2010 
A new study shows Indiana ranks sixth among all states for the number of children removed from at risk homes. James Payne, director of Indiana's Department of Child Services, isn't convinced the numbers are reflective of any specific spike in abuse problems in the state.,0,..5806201.story?track=rss 

US: Congress puts off Bachmann, Franken bills to reform foster care September 28, 2010 

Foster care advocates are pushing to restart stalled legislation that aims to make it easier for foster children to remain in their current schools as they move from home to home. 

MO: Missouri taps Kansas official to lead Children's Division September 28, 2010 

The Missouri Department of Social Services says Candace Shively began work Monday as the new director of its Children's Division. 

MI: State program aimed at preventing child abuse 

The Oakland Press September 28, 2010 

DETROIT (AP) — Five suburban Detroit nonprofit agencies will share $6 million as part of a pilot program aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. 
To: Members in Protect Our Children • Preserve Our Culture
For those who want this, write to me and I will send the email directly to you. So you can open the PDF files.

Hello everyone,


I believe I may have already sent this info regarding the Treasured Landscapes Initiative, there are several pdf files attached.


When the meeting was held last November, the original initiative from the Obama Admin was proposed for sacred lands, in which 20 locations were going to be eligible. I was asked to submit a position paper for Bear Butte, which I did (see attached). Then out of nowhere, the initiative completely changed to what it is now.


Take a look at the files to see if this initiative may qualify for any issues you, your organizations or Tribes maybe working on.


Deadline is November 11th.


In peace & solidarity,



Vigil for 600 murdered or missing native woman across Canada
Sisters in Spirit Vigil The NWC Singers performed the Strong Woman Song at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil held Monday in memory of more than 600 native women across Canada who have been murdered or gone missing since 1979. 

A long line formed in front of the microphone as women slowly stepped to the front and read the names. 

The names were read to the sound of a gentle heartbeat of a drum that pounded softly in the background. 

It was a powerful statement on the tragedy that befalls too many aboriginal women and girls across the country. The names read out were among the 600 aboriginal women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing since 1979, according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. 

The vigil held in Hamilton to honour those women and ensure they are not forgotten was one of many held across Canada yesterday. 

Click here to see video of the local event. 

“We are here to remember the sisters that were stolen from us and who are still missing,” Linda Ense told the crowd. Ense is executive director of the Native Women’s Centre, where the event was held. 

“It keeps happening over and over again. Many are below the age of 30. That is still children.” 

Ense and other speakers stood beside a small tree and plaque that were part of a ceremony five years ago, the first year the vigil was held to honour the missing and murdered women. 

In a later interview, Ense said aboriginal women are eight times more at risk of being victims of violence than non-aboriginal women. 

“This is an international issue and a national issue and a local issue,” Ense told the crowd. 

“When I talk about local, I’m talking about the community. We all have responsibilities.” 

Ense has felt the heartache herself of knowing someone who was murdered. Three years ago, a woman was murdered on the Six Nations reserve where Ense lives. 

“The saddest thing for me to have to do is go back to my own community where it happened. Never did we think that would ever happen.” 

Hamilton police Chief Glenn De Caire told the crowd the police are working in partnership with the aboriginal women’s community. 

“At times the canoe in which we both share common interest may verge on the precipice of being overturned and yet we will work together, despite the rough waters,” said De Caire. 

In a similar Sisters in Spirit vigil across town, members from Hamilton police, OPP, RCMP, Amnesty International and aboriginal communities gathered at the Mountain station and reflected on the murdered and missing women. The Sisters in Spirit initiative found no charges have been laid in 40 per cent of cases, the crowd was told. 

Posted By: Anthony Jay Henhawk Jr.
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Fw: [AIMFLCH] Fwd: AIM Leonard Peltier ( political Prisoner)

Posted by: "Audrey Beavers"   audreybeavers

Wed Oct 6, 2010 2:27 am (PDT) Updated News on youtube FYI. 

Firefly (Lilia Adecer Cajilog)
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South Pasadena, CA 91031

--- On Wed, 10/6/10, Off The Grid News <>.. wrote:

From: Off The Grid News <>
Subject: When you can't 'hunker down' and need to flee...
To: "Lilia A. Cajilog" <>
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 9:45 AM

Dear Lilia,

Many of us are preparing for an environment where we're cut off from civilization, but few if any of us have prepared for the possibility that a terrorist attack, natural disaster or civil unrest might force us to abandon everything on a moment's notice and run for our lives.
In May of this year, the Cumberland River in Tennessee crested 12 feet above flood stage in what officials described as a "1,000 year flood", leading to the deaths of 21 people and thousands stranded in their homes or unable to return home. Later this summer, wildfires raged out of control in California, burning tens of thousands of acres, destroying power lines and homes and leaving large parts of the state uninhabitable. We all know the threat hurricanes pose to the coasts, the devastating power of an earthquake, how an ice storm or blizzard can paralyze a region, or the Armageddon that could result from a terrorist attack.

How prepared are you if you must the next five minutes?

The natural disasters I mentioned above have all been deadly, they've struck suddenly and with little warning, and they've forced people to evacuate, leaving behind their belongings, and in some cases, all of their survival preparations.
Maybe you're thinking that you live in an area that is immune from natural disasters, but what about a terrorist attack, or a volcanic eruption halfway around the world that could carry toxic ash to your very doorstep? Or a pandemic that would force your evacuation...perhaps mandated by a armed federal agent at your door?
One of my friends likes to say, "Hope for the best, but plan for the worst". I hope that when the poop hits the propeller I've had sufficient warning to finish my preparations and get all my loved ones to my retreat where we have everything we could ever imagine, but in the very likely event that something goes wrong, I want to have a back-up plan, and for me, that back-up plan is built around an EvacPack, or what I like to call the ultimate survival kit for emergency evacuations.


The EvacPack is an easy to carry bag filled with the essential food and supplies you'll need to survive any kind of short-term survival situation. The EvacPack is filled with great-tasting, nutritionally dense dehydrated food. All you need to do is add water and you'll have a meal that will rival any home-cooked dinner, plus you'll have all kinds of tools and supplies to help you survive just about any kind of emergency situation.
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    30 Hour Emergency Candle
    4-in-1 Flashlight
    Water Proof Matches
    50' of Nylon Rope
    Sleeping Bags
    Work Gloves
    Water Filtration Bottle and Tablets
    Stove Fuel Tablets
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In a true emergency, time is a luxury most of us won't have. That's why you always need to be ready to run out the door, without looking back.
The peace of mind I have knowing that I have one bag I can grab that has everything I'm likely to need in an emergency is priceless. If you have children, elderly or those with special needs that you're concerned about making it an emergency, the EvacPack is a prepper's dream come true.
Gone are the days when you have to nag a parent or college kid about their survival you can direct them to the EvacPack, or better yet, give them one as a birthday or Christmas present. No more lists, trips to the store and's all in one place, easily portable and very affordable.
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Home > The Latin American Revolution, Part 4 of 4: Toward Integration

The Latin American Revolution, Part 4 of 4: Toward Integration

By Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz
Created 10/01/2010 - 12:32
Submitted by Asad Ismi and K... on Fri, 10/01/2010 - 12:32
By Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz
After being bled for 500 years by the colonial and neocolonial empires of the North, the nations of Central and South America are defying their former masters and shaking off imperial domination. They are proceeding toward multinational cooperation and integration, forging their own ties in finance, resource sharing, media, economic development and medical research. Asad Ismi and Kristin Schwartz explain how and why despite clouds of lies, threats, bribes, coups and rumors of war , Uncle Sam is powerless to stop them.
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Winter on the Way

Buffalo Field Campaign
Yellowstone Bison
Update from the Field
October 7, 2010
BFC is the only group working in the field every day
in defense of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S.

* Update from the Field: Cycles of Change
* West Coast Roadshow Wrapping Up Tonight in Santa Barbara
* Celebrate Wild Bison Year Round in 2011
* Last Words  "...our wildlife will be treated like cattle..."
* By the Numbers
* Helpful Links

* Update From the Field--

On Tuesday October 5 the National Park Service announced that Daniel Wenk will replace Suzanne Lewis as Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park starting in 2011.  We are hopeful that this change will bring more bison-friendly policies to Yellowstone.  It is difficult to imagine a Superintendent doing more harm to wild bison than Lewis, who directed Park Rangers to kill or send to slaughter more than 2,600 wild bison during her eight year tenure.  Wenk, who has a background in landscape architecture, will move to Yellowstone from Washington, DC, where he is currently working as Deputy Director of Operations with the Park Service.  

Other changes are afoot as well, with BFC's Fall Roadshow wrapping up in Santa Barbara tonight and volunteers old and new making plans to join us in West Yellowstone for the start of field patrols in mid November.  The days are growing shorter and the nights are starting to hint of winter, when buffalo will follow their hearts and hunger from Yellowstone's high country into Montana.  This will be BFC's 14th season in the field, monitoring the migration, protecting the bison, and sharing their story with the world.  The arrival of winter always feels like both a blessing and a curse, as they joys of having buffalo back on the landscape are tempered by the knowledge of the fate that awaits them in Montana.  While field patrols will always play a central role in the work of Buffalo Field Campaign, we will continue to put a great deal of energy into grassroots, advocacy, organizing, and policy work.    

As you read in last week's Update, our legal team continues to do everything in our power to change the policies and hold the Park Service, Forest Service, and State of Montana accountable to their own laws.  BFC will spend time in both Helena and Washington, DC this winter to advocate for bison protection. As always, we will keep you up-to-date on every action against the buffalo and let you know when letters, public comments, and other actions are needed.

Wanting deeper involvement?  Volunteer in the field this winter at BFC headquarters near West Yellowstone Montana.  Volunteers are needed November 15 to June 1.

Thank you for keeping us strong with your support.  We are in this together and there would be no BFC without you.

For the Buffalo,

Dan Brister
Buffalo Field Campaign  

* BFC West Coast Road Show Wrapping Up Tonight
Click here to download posters you can place around your community. 
Mike Mease, joined by musical guest Phoenix After Buffalo, will wrap up BFC's West Coast roadshow tonight with a presentation in Santa Barbara, CA. Please check our Road Show Schedule for event details and thank you for your support!

Did you attend a Road Show event and have a review or story you'd like to share?  If so, please email Stephany.  We'd love to hear your feedback!  

* 2011 Wild Bison Calendars

Get 'em while they last.  Celebrate wild bison all year with this breathtaking calendar featuring the photos of BFC supporters and volunteers.
Order your Wild Bison 2011 Calendar today.

* Last Words ~ "...our wildlife will be treated like cattle..."

Do not allow the livestock industry to have control of our nation's wildlife, because our wildlife will be treated like cattle, as is the case with buffalo right now.  It is our duty as American citizens and those who earn their livings providing visitors with Yellowstone memories to support the buffalo.  It is unconscionable and hypocritical to hear of those who favor and participate in the slaughter of buffalo and at the same time take millions of dollars from visitors.

~ Yellowstone National Park Ranger Tom Mazzarisi
* By the Numbers

AMERICAN BUFFALO ELIMINATED from the last wild population in the U.S.
2009-2010 Total: 7

2009-2010 Slaughter: 0
2009-2010 Hunt: 4
2009-2010 Quarantine: 0
2009-2010 Shot by Agents: 3*
2009-2010 Highway Mortality: 0
*Two bulls that were drugged by APHIS on 5/4/10 were shot by DOL
later that evening. One was shot by DOL on 7/13/10 for trying to free his imprisoned relatives at the Corwin Springs quarantine facility.

2008-2009 Total: 22
2007-2008 Total: 1,631
Total Since 2000: 3,709*
*includes lethal government action, quarantine, hunts, highway mortality
Media & Outreach
Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

BFC is the only group working in the field every day
in defense of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S.


Join Buffalo Field Campaign -- It's Free!


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New GG is old school corporatism

Canadians should be watchful with the appointment of David Johnston as Governor General. In an interview with Peter Mansbridge he stated he did talk with “Chairman Harper” about utilizing the position for proroguing parliament, again. should be asking why a Corporate Lawyer is appointed to the highest colonial position?
It is fitting in this colonial gesture to mention some of the colonial history that has been glossed over recently, like the Canada Post stamps released on the 300 year anniversary of the confederacy visit to England.
The storyline they give is absolute propaganda. The truth of this visit started in 1701 when 37 nations from turtle island met in Montreal with France. They came up with the formula to end the war problem on earth and they invited their younger brothers from across the seas to come and live under the umbrella of the constitution of peace, here on our land perpetually, forever. In 1710 we sent out a delegation from the confederacy, one from each of the 5 nations and one of them died on the voyage, hence only 4 are mentioned.  Their mission was to spread the peace to Europe and bring the constitution of peace, thereby ending the war problem forever.  Now you get a better picture of the true Indian problem, it is peace.
A corporation is an artificial entity that is owned by the shareholders who appoint directors to oversee their interests. The Directors monitor and steer the officers, whose job is to run the day to day business of the corporation and return dividends to the shareholders. We know who the directors of the corporation of Canada are; the Senators. We know the officers; PM, leader of the opposition, etc. But who are the shareholders? Well they are the bloodline that has always run the corporatocracy. In their constitution they state “so grand will the illusion of freedom be, they will not even know they are our slaves”  here is a link to their “constitution”
When we restore shareholder liability and end corporatism, it will be a great step toward our common good of peace on earth. The artificial world has proven to be toxic and unsustainable. The bankers are running amok printing themselves more fiat currency which is an attempt to continue the illusion. Real people is the solution because If you cannot stand behind your own name and reputation you do not deserve to do any business. These secret shareholders are the bloodline that have always ruled. They are the same money-changing families that Jesus exposed in the temple. Their covenant is for continual war.
In Canada you have no ratified constitution and are enlisted through your I.D. as corporate property of Canada registered at the U.N.  In the U.S. your constitution has been written through legalese for the “ruling elite” not for you.
A wise Shakespeare once said “kill all the lawyers” … When you have lawyers acting as lawmakers it should be illegal as they are beholden to another oath and language that will “deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they have left” as they state in their constitution. Having a lawyer as Governor General is outrageous.
Canadians have been chemically lobotomized form the very first vaccinations to the fluoridated water and all of the food additives.  Are we as stupid as THEY think we are? As the blind man says “we shall see”.
Unity, Strength, Peace,
thahoketoteh of Kanekota
How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off

Firefly (Lilia Adecer Cajilog)
Tawo Seed Carrier
POB 1456
South Pasadena, CA 91031

--- On Fri, 10/8/10,<> wrote:

From: <>
Subject: How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 11:36 AM

How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off

Americans are stuck with an inferior and overpriced communications system, compared with the rest of the world, and we're being ripped off in the process. Since 1991, the telecom companies have pocketed an estimated $320 billion --- that's about $3,000 per household.




NAGPRA at 20 Symposium

Review Committee Meeting

20th Anniversary Celebration



FY2011 Grants



NAGPRA at 20 Symposium

Registration is now open!


Please join the National NAGPRA Program, The George Washington University's Department of Museum Studies and Department of Anthropology, and several other partners for a two-day symposium to recognize the 20th anniversary of the passage of NAGPRA.  A preliminary agenda and registration information, as well as lodging information (including a list of hotels costing under $100 night), can be found on the National NAGPRA Program website.  The symposium is free but will be limited to 250-260 participants due to space limitations. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to register early.  

Title: NAGPRA at 20: Conversations about the Past, Present, and Future of NAGPRA

Date: November 15-16, 2010

Hosted by the George Washington University in partnership with NPS, NMAI, and others

Location:         Jack Morton Auditorium

The George Washington University 
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-7736

Registration forms and other logistical information can be found at:


If you are unable to attend NAGPRA at 20, and have a question or comment for the presenters, please send your question or comment to by November 1, 2010.  Questions will be compiled for presenters to address in their statements.



Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation

Review Committee Meeting


43rd Meeting of the NAGPRA Review Committee

November 17-19, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sidney Yates Auditorium

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC


Open to all. Registration is not required.  Further information is available at:

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

20th Anniversary Celebration


The National NAGPRA Program cordially invites you to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 20th Anniversary Celebration.  The Celebration is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow a film and presentations. 


Stewart Lee Udall Interior Building

Sidney Yates Auditorium

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC


November 16, 2010

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


For further information, contact Katherine Carlton, Program Assistant, at (202) 354-2208 or at





The Native American Consultation Database (NACD) was recently updated with information from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Leaders Directory.  The NACD is updated periodically with contact information received from Indian tribes, Alaskan Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations, and from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  To access the NACD, and for instructions on updating your information, please see the National NAGPRA Online Databases page at:





Date: October 28, 2-4:30 pm EDT

International Repatriations: Points of Return for Native American Ancestors and Cultural Items Situated Outside of the United States

To register for webinars, please see the Training page on the National NAGPRA Program website at:


FY2011 Grants


The FY2011 Grants cycle is underway.  Grant guidelines, applications, and the FY2011 schedule will be coming to the National NAGPRA Grants page soon:


Follow Wyoming on Fracking Regulations

Posted on Oct 7, 2010

By David Sirota
Frank Sinatra once said that if he could make it in New York, he could make it anywhere. Thanks to new drilling rules, environmentalists can now say the same about Wyoming.
To review: Wyoming is as politically red and pro-fossil-fuel a place as exists in America. Nicknamed the “Cowboy State” for its hostility to authority, the square swath of rangeland most recently made headlines when its tax department temporarily suspended levies at gun shows for fear of inciting an armed insurrection. The derrick-scarred home of oilman Dick Cheney, the state emits more carbon emissions per capita than any other, and is as close as our country gets to an industry-owned energy colony.
So, to put it mildly, Wyoming is not known for its activist government or its embrace of green policies.
But that changed last month when Wyoming officials enacted first-in-the-nation regulations forcing energy companies to disclose the compounds they use in a drilling technique called “fracking.”
From an ecological standpoint, fracking is inherently risky. Looking to pulverize gas-trapping subterranean rock, drillers inject poisonous solvents into the ground—and often right near groundwater supplies. That raises the prospect of toxins leaking into drinking water—a frightening possibility that prompted Wyoming’s regulatory move. Indeed, state officials acted after learning that various local water sources were contaminated by carcinogens linked to fracking.
While the Wyoming examples may seem of little concern to those living outside of Flyover Country, they are more like canaries in the national coal mine (or gas well, as it were)—canaries potentially coming to a watershed near you. Today, 800,000 wells—many of which involve fracking—are being plumbed in a total of 34 states. That means fracking is now everywhere.
Not surprisingly, reports of drilling-related groundwater pollution have been pouring in from Colorado to Pennsylvania—and lots of these dispatches come from sites near population centers. Worse, such crises could increase as an unintended consequence of much-needed environmental initiatives. Specifically, with coal-fired power plants being converted into cleaner natural gas-burning facilities, demand for more gas supplies—and, therefore, more fracking—is mounting.
If this wasn’t bad enough, the situation is further exacerbated by federal policymakers who have ignored the physician’s “first do no harm” principle. Rather than initiating an informed public debate about fracking by forcing companies to at least admit what chemicals they are using, Congress has preserved fracking disclosure loopholes in the Community Right-to-Know Act, exempted fracking from the 2005 Energy Policy Act and blocked new legislation to better regulate fracking.
That has left states to try to deal with the mess.
Colorado, for example, requires companies to partially disclose fracking chemicals, but only in cases of an imminent health emergency (granted, an important step after a Durango nurse almost died when a drilling firm refused to disclose the fracking fluids she had been exposed to).
Others such as Pennsylvania and New York publish lists of fracking chemicals, but according to ProPublica, “these lists simply name chemicals that may be in any given well and do not detail the mixtures or concentrations.”
Many, though, do almost nothing. And no state other than Wyoming does what the situation really requires: namely, provide to regulators a well-by-well accounting of chemicals along with the amounts of chemicals being used.
This standard should, of course, be the regulatory rule—not the exception. In a nation that learned harrowing environmental lessons from the General Electric/Hudson River affair and from the 1996 best-seller “A Civil Action,” we are well aware of the dark intersection of industrial chemistry, groundwater pollution and public health.
If Wyoming can turn that knowledge into action, then so can—and must—every other state.
David Sirota is the author of the best-selling books “Hostile Takeover” and “The Uprising.” He hosts the morning show on AM760 in Colorado and blogs at E-mail him at or follow him on Twitter @davidsirota.
© 2010

Firefly (Lilia Adecer Cajilog)
Tawo Seed Carrier
POB 1456
South Pasadena, CA 91031

If you missed it the first time around, "We Shall Remain" is being shown again starting October 18.  I watched it the first time around and had mixed feelings about the history being 100% accurate.  Oral history has taught some of the squirmishes a bit different, this series does give a pretty accurate picture.....

"The Old Ones have always said that no matter who despises or ignores you, no matter who keeps you from entering their circles it is right to pray for them." Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA





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Subject: News From American Experience
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:00 PM


News from American Experience
October 08, 2010
 October 11 – God in AmericaEpisodes 1 & 2
 October 12 – God in AmericaEpisodes 3 & 4
 October 13 – God in AmericaEpisodes 5 & 6
October 11, 12 and 13 at 9pm (check local listings)
Beginning Monday, October 11, FRONTLINE andAMERICAN EXPERIENCE join forces to present God in America, a six-hour series exploring how religious ideas and spiritual experience shaped the public life of the country. God in America tells the often-neglected story of how religious faith shaped public life in America.  The series explores major themes like the struggle for religious liberty and the country's religious identity, the role of religious ideas and spiritual experience in major social reform movements, the impact of religious liberty in helping create the vibrant and diverse American religious marketplace and the tensions over the role of religion in our political life. 
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Amex_faithbookGod in America: Faithbook
In partnership with USA Weekend, head over to the God in America website to add your voice to the "Faithbook."Faithbooking is a creative expression of an individual or family's spiritual journey. Beliefs, values and life events are captured in scrapbooks, diaries or journals, often incorporating photographs, decorated papers, scripture, thoughts, prayers, blessings and stories. Share your personal spiritual journey and its relation to your own history as well as discovering the stories of other people.
The producers of the upcoming series discuss how the series developed as it was created and what questions it asks about religion and spirituality in the American politics.God in AmericaGod in America examines the potent and complex interaction between religion and democracy, the origins of the American concept of religious liberty, and the controversial evolution of that ideal in the nation's courts and political arena.
-Sean Cleary
In the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film Earth Days, environmental pioneer Hunter Lovins states “we lost thirty years,” as the film cuts from footage President Ronald Reagan dismantling the solar water heaters on the White House roof. President Jimmy Carter had installed the solar water heaters in the hopes of leading by example in a country devastated by oil dependence and the OPEC oil embargo. Yesterday, President Obama announced his intentions to install new solar panels on top of the White House. Inside AMERICAN EXPERIENCE takes a quick look at the similarities and differences between the Obama solar White House and the Carter solar White House and highlights one Presidential solar pioneer you may have missed. Read Full Post...
-Tory Starr
This morning the Nobel committee announced Robert Edwards as recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Edwards is featured prominently in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film Test Tube Babies, which recounts how his pioneering work in in vitro fertilization led to the birth of the world's first "test-tube baby" in 1978.

Edwards, now 85, began researching infertility in the 1950s. His investigations marked the beginning of a revolution in reproductive technology that has led to the births of over 4 million babies. Alongside surgeon Patrick Steptoe, Edwards was able to fertilize human eggs outside the body for the first time in 1965, but labored for another 13 years before IVF resulted in a successful pregnancy. Louise Brown, the world's first "test-tube baby," was born by Caesarean section on July 25, 1978. Read Full Post...
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Featured in Episode 1 of the upcoming God in America series, the "Jefferson Bible" is the creation of President Thomas Jefferson. Take a look at this primary source to get an insight on the moral philosophy of the writer of the Declaration of Independence.
Also, be sure to read one of the most famous letters written on the subject of separation of church and state, Thomas Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists. In it he outlines the concept of a "wall of separation," a concept widely used to this day. Transcript courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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Native American Rights Fund Celebrates 40 Years of Defending Native Rights

On October 29, 2010, the Native American Rights Fund will hold its 40th Anniversary Celebration hosted by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. This unique gathering will include NARF's 40 Years of Indian Law Forum and NARF's 40th Anniversary Dinner. NARF is honored to celebrate four decades of standing firm for justice.
NARF's 40 Years of Indian Law Forum will highlight four decades of Indian law and NARF's role. We will examine current concerns and challenges within each of NARF’s priority areas and their impact on Indian law. Utilizing the tribal leaders and attorneys attending, in each priority area we will craft a shared vision for the future direction for that issue of Indian law. Each session will end with strategic outlines for how NARF can address each issue for the next 40 years. 
The NARF's 40th Anniversary Dinner -- "40 for 40" -- will highlight the 40 tribes, individuals and organizations that have helped shape the 40 years of NARF. We will spotlight Native clients, past board and staff members and funding partners. This will be a celebration honoring the impact that NARF has had in Indian Country.
Registration for the NARF's 40 Years of Indian Law Forum and 40th Anniversary Dinner is $125.00. NARF is also offering a limited number of registration fee waivers. For more information, please go onto our website for a registration fee waiver form. Please visit our website,, to register for these events.
NARF would like to thank the following tribes, organizations and individuals for their sponsorships: Seminole Tribe of Florida, Wayne and Nancy Starling Ross, Seven Cedars Casino, Bridget K. Stroud, Barbara Bastle, Rev. William Wantland, Lyle A. Dethlefsen, the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, and Americans for Indian Opportunity.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or registration information, contact Jennifer Redbone at (303) 447-8760  
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We look forward to seeing you at this historic gathering in Oklahoma in October.


A Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples & the Earth
October 2010

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Join Us & Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day 
October 12 remains the Columbus Day holiday in the United States. If we are to move away from a society based on conquest to one based on just relationships with the Earth and each other, it is time to retire this holiday and officially replace it with a day that honors the cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples.
It is time to dispel the American myth of Columbus and tell the true story of colonization in the western hemisphere. To celebrate this Indigenous Peoples' Day, we want to share with you the strides we have made this fall to help build an equitable and sustainable future in Native America. 

Solar Eclipses Coal In New Mexico 
The Jóhonaá éi (Sun) Project

Our National Energy Justice Campaign Coordinator Nellis Kennedy (pictured right, with Cliff Johns) has been working with Diné College, Native solar manufacturer Sacred Power and Grand Canyon Trust over the last year to plan a model solar project in the heart of the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation, an area where the proposed Desert Rock coal fired power plant would add to the existing adverse impacts of fossil fuel development.
We are excited to announce the upcoming installation of a photovoltaic (solar electric) roof array at Diné College’s Shiprock, NM, campus! The installation will begin October 13 and the project will be commissioned November 19 with accompanying workshops and a celebration.  Find out more about the project here.
Standing Strong for New Mexico's Carbon Cap 
Honor the Earth also joined with the New Energy Economy and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NM ELC) in their efforts to enact state regulatory limits on the greenhouse gases polluting New Mexico's air, lands, water and peoples. The NM ELC filed a petition to cap state carbon emissions about two years ago, and hearings before the state's Environmental Improvement Board were finally held this past summer and fall.  As a trained rural economist, Winona LaDuke was invited to provide expert oral and written testimony at the hearings. Read more…

Halting the 'Heavy Haul' to the Tar Sands 
A new alliance to stop a tar sands industrial corridor from being constructed through Indigenous and other wilderness territories in the Northwest emerged from our work with Women Donors Network, Indigo Girls and Native communities in Montana and Canada. All Against The Haul is uniting and growing power among diverse groups along the proposed heavy haul route and we are supporting their work with Native communities to ensure an Indigenous voice is heard.Read more…

Honor Responds To Gulf Oil Spill
Indigenous communities severely impacted by the BP oil spill have remained invisible in the overall debate about the clean-up, and non-federally recognized tribes have had no access to financial compensation. Honor the Earth’s board members Faith Gemmill and Anne White Hat visited with impacted communities along the Gulf coast and, based on their report, we made a $10,000 grant to the Gulf Coast Indigenous Communities Fund Coalition Building, to help Native peoples in the Gulf restore their land and life ways. Check out this Huffington Post piece about the work and our commitment to the Gulf communities and click on the image above to hear Faith discuss the issues on Democracy Now.

Learn more here about our grant making program, the vital and effective work of our grantees, and our Building Resilience in Indigenous Communities grant making initiative.

New Travel Website Will Contribute Funds To Honor The Earth
When you book your next trip online, use and a contribution will be made to Honor the Earth with no extra cost to you. is a nonprofit website that links to the most popular travel sites like Orbitz and Travelocity, and all of the guarantees that these websites have for lowest price remain in effect. The only difference is that Honor the Earth will receive a contribution from your booking. Visit 


The end of Cal Nagpra?

A law requiring California institutions to return Native American cultural artefacts has been effectively quashed by lack of funding and new legislation
11 Oct 10 (Museums)
Native Americans protest in front of the University of California Berkeley in 2008, calling for the repatriation of remains and cultural objects
Native Americans protest in front of the University of California Berkeley in 2008, calling for the repatriation of remains and cultural objects
20 years after the inauguration of the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), California's own NAGPRA law (or Cal NAGPRA) has been effectively quashed by a lack of state funding.
Cal NAGPRA was enacted in 2001 in an attempt to force California institutions with large Native American collections to return objects to their culturally affiliated descendants. The bill (AB 978) aimed to "streamline and add an accountability step to the repatriation process" to both federally and non-federally recognized tribes. Unlike other states, California does not have a process of recognition for federally unrecognized tribes. Consequently, the state has over a hundred such tribes, the highest number in the country.
The legislation was conceived after several university museums, particularly UC Berkley's Hearst Museum, were accused by Native American tribal leaders of sidestepping National NAGPRA regulations and ignoring local tribal demands for the return of hundreds of thousands of sacred objects and ancestral remains.
"The bill came about because tribes were not consulted by the universities to establish cultural affiliations with property and remains," said Lalo Franco of the Yokut/Wukchumni Nations and the cultural heritage director of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe. "We needed a law that would give a voice to unrecognized tribes because they in particular were being ignored by so many universities." In the lead up to the creation of Cal NAGPRA, added Franco, both federally and non-federally recognized groups were submitting complaints to NAGPRA that California museum's were neglecting to establish the obligatory cultural affiliations with much of their collections.
"At the time it was created museums just weren't complying with NAGPRA," said Rob Wood, a representative of the California Native American Heritage Foundation (CNAHF). "Cal NAGPRA was supposed to bring everyone to the table and provide a mediation process, what they called the Repatriation Oversight Commission, which doesn't exist on the National NAGPRA level," said Wood. The law, he explained, aimed to help deal more directly with non-federally recognized tribes and establish new affiliations for unaffiliated remains and cultural objects.
Yet for Paulette Hennum, museum curator and NAGPRA coordinator for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, the law was "hollow" from the start. "The ultimate test for Cal NAGPRA was that it was never given money at the beginning," said Hennum. "The people who brought it forward hoped to correct a wrong, but the details as to how it would be implemented weren't ironed out. Without funding, it unraveled and is essentially dead in the water."
A new May ruling,`10.11 NAGPRA regulation', partially fills the gaps left by Cal NAGPRA. 10.11 implements a process for the disposition of Native American human remains in museums or exhibits that have yet to be culturally affiliated with a tribe. "The final rule will ensure that the reburial of human remains will get done more expeditiously and streamline the process for all parties involved," said National Park Service Director, Jon Jarvis. NAGPRA, which is administered by the National Park Service, recently announced over 124,000 Native American human remains across the country are still unidentifiable.
According to Wendy Teeter, curator of archaeology for UCLA's Fowler Museum, 10.11, just like Cal NAGPRA, strives to work with both federally and non-federally recognized tribes. "10.11 essentially gives a process by which museums can legitimately work with both kinds of communities, establish a cultural relationship with the remains and give them an opportunity to request repatriation."
In contrast to Cal NAGPRA, 10.11 specifically addresses human remains, not funerary or cultural objects. Thus a gap still remains for many such objects found in California. "If a museum or repository wishes to include cultural items in repatriation, they have to ask permission of the National NAGPRA review committee, but it is not required," said Teeter.
Despite the widespread consensus that Cal NAGPRA has become a non-entity, CNAHF's Wood remains optimistic about a potential resuscitation. "Even though there is a statewide budget crisis, there may eventually be an opportunity to see Cal NAGPRA implemented," said Wood. "While there hasn't been enough of a push on the legislature to get it funded, if the tribes get behind the law then it could be funded, even under our current fiscal circumstances."

All My Relations: 

A second year of traveling among my far-flung Aboriginal family is nearing an end and I send along my thanks for the many kindnesses shown to me in my travels. Your warm welcomes, kind words and traditional hospitality made these journeys easier and I will never forget what I have seen and what I have heard. I share your pains. 

Next, allow me to share a few words with politicians who are at the root of genocidal acts. Shame on each one of you! And to the small cadre of “trading post Indians” with snouts in the white mans’ troughs, you should not better and are equally to blame for what is happening. May the Creator show you the good path and may your ancestors forgive you! 

These two years of travel served two purposes. A secondary purpose was to educate me first hand to the immense difficulties that our people endure here in Canada. Little wonder that today, Canada was refused a seat on the United Nations Security Council. And, I shall not permit each of you politicians (no matter which party) to pass of blame for Canada’s rejection onto “the other political party”. Quite frankly, things are terrible under the current Conservative government. However, the careless cruelties and neglect inflicted by Liberal governments led by Chretien and Martin were no better. Each is only capable of finger pointing, lame excuses and willful blindness to the problems of Aboriginal people in Canada. Collectively, you are all contemptible and disgusting. 

I point also to the new Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff who is aloof and insensitive to what goes on. Mr. Ignatieff cannot escape by saying that he was not aware. It is much like a resident of Munich in 1940 saying he did not know what was the cargo of those freight cars headed to various death camps. Ignatieff, we have taken extra time with you and reached out numerous times to no avail. Instead, for two consecutive at the time of National Aboriginal Day (June 21) you have only seen fit to mouth hollow, empty words about how your party “respects” the United Nations Convention on Indigenous People. The words fall empty and far short of any hard commitment to make Canada’s acceptance of the UN Convention a priority for any government led by you. 

No, Mr. Harper and Mr. Ignatieff, your hollow words mean nothing and cannot be trusted. We have patiently held out the hand of friendship to Mr. Ignatieff and his Liberals. We did this on the belief that he (Ignatieff) was new to the job and needed to be patiently educated. And, two years later, the gamesmanship on behalf of Ignatieff’s cadre of lackeys attempts to spin its way into office and hopes for Aboriginal votes to help them. 

Look, Mr. Ignatieff at the position of the New Democratic Party which has already stated that: “Implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “ and that it will: “Establishing new procedures for land claims that respect Aboriginal title and that are independent, efficient, just and equitable” 

No, the purpose of two years of tours and meetings from coast to coast and even into the lower Arctic was not singularly to learn how terrible education and health care is under the calous direction on Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC). The underlying purpose of my tours was to build a consensus among our diverse family to vote together as a bloc for whichever party will help solve these problems. How many more cancer victims shall I visit? How many more families mourning a teen suicide must I see? Why are you so blind? 

In a singular area such as health care the answers as to why the national health care system is falling apart before our eyes. And one thing is apparent. When health care becomes terrible for the general population, the effect in Aboriginal populations becomes even more catistrophic. A visit to the emergency room of any hospital in any major urban centre provides ample evidence as to the cause of the failure of Canada’s health care system and, even worse care for Aboriginal people. There, in each of the emergency rooms are hundreds of aged Chinese, Siehk and Carribean new comers lined up for free health care for matters often as trivial as a head cold or a hang nail. 

Toronto’s Pearson Airport is the stepping off point for numerous thosands more each day as we watch elderly South Asians, Carribeans and those from the Far East congregating like swarms of mosquitos prepared to suck the very life blood out of Canada’s health care system. The worst victims, down stream (as we all know) are native people suffering from cancer, diabetis and numerous other life threatening diseases. 

Yes, Canada we know your health care system is broken BUT it was not broken by Aboriginal people. You “Canada” decided to make health care truly “universal” by offering it as the primary enticement for immigration. Where once, only ten short years ago, immigrants were required to be healthy before entering and immigrants were required to speak one of the two official languages (French or English) before being accepted and given a visa, things have changed a lot. Neither of those things matter any more and the operative word has become “family unification”. When once, a person from a non-English or non-French speaking homeland was required to learn English before coming here. We now provided tax funded English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) courses free of charge to anyone wishing to enter Canada and avail themselves of our health care. The inequity of all of that is that Aboriginal schools have little or no funding and our Aboriginal people are without helath care. Thanks Canada! 

Two years ago, when we began our tour, the chances of getting political concensus from our diverse Aboriginal communities seemed impossible. Today, we sense unity and are well aware that when a political party is chosen, we can make enormous political differences in the final outcome. That choice is to be made very soon. 

Here in Ontario, we are also close to a Provencial election that is scheduled in November 2011. I frankly can not see ANY Aboriginal person supporting Dalton McGuinty and his Liberals. The recent Far North Act, the stalled Algonquin land claim and the uranium mine at Sharbot Lake are ample evidence as to how Mr. McGuinty feels about our people. Similarly, I doubt that any of us are prepared to put the memory of our beloved brother Dudley George aside and vote for a Conservative government run by one of former premier Harris’ key caucus members, Tim Hudak. It is equally troubling that Hudak’s wife (Hutton) sat in the room with Harris on the very day that the order was given by Harris to the OPP. 

So there is where we are. A big decision is about to be made Federally. Although the choice is much more obvious here in Ontario. 
Posted By: Lloyd Fournier
To: Members in Friends of the Confederacy of Canadian Metis
Clearcut blamed in First Nation flooding
KINGCOME INLET — Clearcut logging and a receding glacier were pinpointed Tuesday as probable contributors to a devastating flood which swept through the remote First Nations community of Kingcome Inlet last month. 

Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan and First Nations leaders, who converged on the village to take a first hand look at the damage, said a helicopter trip up the Kingcome River Valley was startling. 

"Right at the glacier is an obvious unravelling of the slopes," said Duncan, who announced financial help adding up to $770,000 and said a key part of the recovery plan will be a full hydrological assessment of the valley. 

"I was expecting to see a significant event. What I wasn't expecting was to follow mud all the way to the headwaters and major, significant issues at the head of the glacier," said Duncan, adding that there will be no quick fix. 

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said the situation up the valley means the community will remain vulnerable. 

"It has been severely impacted by decades of clearcut logging and, at the head of the glacier, I saw a torrent of mud and debris," he said. 

Increased monitoring will be necessary once residents return to the village and one of the priorities will be ensuring the helicopter pad is usable at all times, Duncan said. 

Helicopters provided the only way out for about 120 residents when water quickly rose up to four metres in parts of the village. 

Wayne Goodridge, a pilot for West Coast Helicopters, the first to fly in amid the flooding, said water was rising so fast it was uncertain whether the helipad behind the school would remain usable. 

"It was up to almost the top of the helipad — almost 15 feet. If it had gone on any longer we would have been plucking them off the rooftops," he said. 

Apart from a handful of members of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation who stayed when the water rose, most are now evacuated to Alert Bay, where residents are staying with friends and relatives. 

In Kingcome Inlet, porches and steps have been knocked off homes, which are built on stilts to withstand regular, smaller floods. Mud fills crawl spaces and propane tanks lie at drunken angles. 

Even though many electric meters were underwater, power has stayed on and Tuesday, as assessors and electrician pored over wiring and looked at other safety issues, Duncan said repair work could start on many of the homes. "The sooner we can get people back in the community the better we will be. 

Band council chairman Joe Willie said that although people are anxious to get home, he is not yet sure it is safe. 

Willie said he is pleased with support being offered by the federal government, but the immediate offer of $100,000 for assessments and social services help and $20,000 per house is not likely to go far. "We are an isolated place and it costs a lot of money just to get materials in," he said. "Only one barge has agreed to come up the river. The rest wouldn't risk coming up the river." 

Although the river level has dropped, debris has collected in different areas, creating hazards for boats. The small boats travelling the muddy river take passengers to an open area of Broughton Archipelago to get on a larger vessel. 

The federal government is investigating building a road into the area and about $900,000 has been spent on engineering costs, Duncan said. 

Others would like to see logging companies, which have taken so much out of the area, help pay for some of the flood costs. Dave Darwin, who looks after Kingcome Inlet's power, said the valley bottom was first stripped of all its old growth trees and then logging companies clearcut beside the main river and the tributaries. The river can no longer meander as it used to, he said. 

"Maybe we can get some environmental group to finance a lawsuit," he said. 

Chief Bob Chamberlin, Musgamagw-Tswataineuk Tribal Council chairman, said the provincial government has some responsibility because it oversees forestry. "The provincial government has enjoyed unlimited revenue from this place with no return to the First Nation that holds title. I think that would be an interesting conversation," he said. 

However, the immediate concern has to be those driven from their homes, Chamberlin said. "It has been 17 days now and every day we wait it's going to get worse," he said. "There are 30 children displaced from their homes and their community and we need to make proper plans." 
© Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist 

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Posted By: Anthony Jay Henhawk Jr.
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Third Thursday Cinema - "Invisible Ballots"
October 21, 7 P.M.

Do you plan to vote in November?  Do you expect your vote to count?
Do you care?

The film "Invisible Ballots" will be re-visited since it concerns our
voting machines that have been proven to be easily hacked, but we are
still voting on the same ones since of two states in the
U.S. to vote 100% on unverifiable machines with no way for a paper

A $3 donation is suggested for the evening, sponsored by the Peace
Network,  which includes refreshments and a moderated discussion. We
will have experts who have been involved in this issue since 2002 to
answer questions. Room 210. For further information please call Renee
Vorbach: 770-491-6817

Directions: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta is
located on the I-85 North access road between North Druid Hills Rd.
and Clairmont Rd. opposite the underpass. Enter through top doors and
proceed down left hallway to last room on left.
Resurrection: Kevin Annett is back on the air this saturday October 16 at 1 pm Pacific time

Resurrection: Kevin Annett is back on the air on

This Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1 pm PST, 4 pm EST, 9 pm GMT London

Call-in Number: (347) 857-3524 type "Kevin Annett" under Search in upper right corner

Kevin Annett resumes his weekly radio program "Hidden from History" with a report of the inquiry into missing women on Canada's west coast, and the Human Rights Tribunal that will try the Pope next April.

Please spread the word and call in!

“No matter what a man’s faculties otherwise might be, if he be willing to risk death, and still more, if he suffers it heroically, in the service he has chosen, that fact consecrates him forever.” 
— William James 

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: , and watch Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006
- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009

"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

"When crazy people call you crazy, you know you're sane. 
When evil people call you evil, you know that you are a good person. 
When lairs call you a liar, you know that you are truthful. 
Know who you are and don't let others tell you who you are." - Dave Kitchen

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