Sunday, December 5, 2010

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 12/05/2010


Fact Sheets
Facts At-a-Glance
Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Nativesupdated June 2008

3.3 millionNumber of American Indians and Alaska Natives in 2007 (according to the U.S. census)
562Number of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes

16.3%Percent of American Indian and Alaska Native adults who have diagnosed diabetes (compared with 8.7% of non-Hispanic whites)
1,758Number of American Indian and Alaska Native youth under the age of 19 who have diagnosed diabetes (2005)
68%Percent increase in diabetes from 1994 to 2004 in American Indian and Alaska Native youth aged 15-19 years
95%Percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes who have type 2 diabetes (as opposed to type 1 diabetes)
30%Estimated percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who have pre-diabetes
2.2 times higherLikelihood of American Indians and Alaska Natives to have diabetes compared with non-Hispanic whites
58%Increase in diabetes prevalence among American Indians and Alaska Natives aged 20–29 from 1990 to 1998, as compared with 9.1% in the U.S. general population
3 times higherDeath rate due to diabetes for American Indians and Alaska Natives compared with the general U.S. population (2004)
3.5 times higherRate of diabetes-related kidney failure in American Indians and Alaska Natives compared with the general U.S. population (2004)
18.5%Percent reduction in new cases of kidney failure in American Indians and Alaska Natives from 1999 to 2004
3-4 times higherThe risk for developing cardiovascular disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes compared with American Indians and Alaska Natives without diabetes
66%Percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives with cardiovascular disease that had diabetes first

15 yearsNumber of years by which diabetes can shorten a person’s life span
$13,243Average annual medical care cost for a person with diabetes
$2,560Average annual medical care cost for a person without diabetes

Congress established the Special Diabetes Program for Indians in 1997 in response to the growing diabetes epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since its inception, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians has helped make quality diabetes care practices commonplace in American Indian and Alaska Native health care facilities, resulting in better health outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes.

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

Families in Arizona need your Help!

To our fellow organizations,

I'm writing to ask for your support for a family event on Dec. 18th.

Many children in Arizona will not be with their parents this holiday season due to unjust detentions, deportations and family separation. Many of these children are being cared for by friends, family and neighbors and live far below the poverty line.

On December 18, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ The Sound Strike will join local organizations for a traditional Posada Celebration with families suffering from immigrant attacks.

This event is being organized by PUENTE to address the needs of immigrant families while affirming their commitment to overturn SB 1070 and bring about reasonable immigration policies in Arizona.

The Sound Strike has committed close to $20,000 to help purchase staple foods and gifts for children and their families. But the need is much greater and we need your help.

Here is how you or your organization can get involved:

1. Make a donation to the toy or food drive,

2. Help us collect donations by setting up a drop off location in your office,

3. Travel with us (at your own expense) to help package and the deliver gifts and food, and/or

4. Spread the word to your membership and social network.


Reply to this email or leave a message at (323) 300-6404.

Thank You,

Zack de la Rocha, The Sound Strike


Tribal elders missing on Reservation<>Found Thank The Great Mystery!


Three Stories, Three Children: On the Requiem Road

By Kevin D. Annett

The elderly native man stares at the white woman across the table of the greasy spoon in Kamloops, British Columbia, where they both wait for a bus. It is November 25, 2010.

His name is George.

“I lived my whole life on our reserve, just south of Calgary. As a young boy, I got taken to the Catholic residential school north of us. That’s where I got all these.”

The man lifts his shirt and reveals deep scars on his chest and arms. Another deep furrow runs across his head.

“But that wasn’t the worst. It happened one night in winter. Cold as hell, and blowing hard. These three little girls from our reserve had all been raped by the head priest. The oldest girl was only seven. The others must have been five or six. The eldest one said to the others they had to run away. They was just in little cotton nightgowns, no shoes or nothing. But they escaped and ran off into that blizzard.”

The man looks down and shakes his head.

“They didn’t get more’n a mile. I was on the search team that found ’em. All three of ‘em were still holding each other’s little hands, lying face down in the snow. When we reached ‘em, the priest, the guy who’d raped them, got all mad and started cursing, like he was mad at them.

“That’s when I saw the oldest girl start moving. She weren’t dead. But when the priest saw her move she told me to just leave her there. He turned away from her and left her there, dying in the snow.”

The man is about to continue when his bus arrives.

“I couldn’t leave her there …” he begins. He turns to his wife, who has sat next to him the entire time, nodding sadly.

“We gotta go” he says to the white woman.


Far to the west, a day later, William Combes shuffles into the Ovaltine cafĂ© on Vancouver’s hastings street skid row with his few belongings stuffed in a backpack. He nods and smiles at me, for we haven’t seen each other in weeks.

“I been drinking again, really bad” he begins apologetically, for he knows how much I rely on him, and how he relies on that reliance.

“The memories again?” I ask.

“Yeah, but it’s like now, I ain’t got nowhere to talk about it. Not now, with your radio show gone. That was the way I got by, talking on the show …”.

I nod, remembering with more than anger how his lifeline was severed so brutally. I say quickly,

“I’ve got a new show, a blog radio program. You have to come on it.”

He looks at me wearily, then reaches into his bag and extracts a nearly-empty bottle and swigs from it. We let the minutes tick by, hoping for something.

Finally William says,

“Remember when the Queen came to our school? How she took away those ten kids?”

“Yeah, I checked on that. She was definitely in B.C. in the fall of ’64.”

“I remembered their names. Some of ‘em. The boys.”

I pull out my notepad.

“There was Harvey and Ralph Parker – Metis boys from Lytton. They were in the group taken away by the Queen and Philip, after the picnic at dead Man’s Creek. Five other boys went, and three girls. They were all in the smart group in school.”

The ten children were never seen again.

“Are you remembering anything else William?” I asked.

He nods sadly.

“George Adolph and Ralph Arnuse, they were with me that day, they saw the kids taken away. And how she made ‘em all kiss her foot.”


“The Queen had on these white gloves, and she put out her foot and told all those ten kids they had to kiss it. They all did.”

William shuddered and started coughing.

“I started talking about it the next day in school, said it wasn’t right. Then the nun told me if I said anything against the Queen I’d get killed for it.”

I stopped jotting notes and looked at him carefully.

“There’s more, isn’t there?”

The man nodded.

“I seen Brother Murphy throw that epileptic boy off the fire escape, three stories up. Murphy did that to a bunch of kids.”

“How many?”

William screws up his eyes and stutters,

“Happened all the time. I’d say fifteen. Twenty.”

“He killed that many kids?”

“Sure. Nobody survives that kinda fall. Murphy burned a few of them in the school furnace. I saw him do it once.”

William wouldn’t eat anything that day. I managed to get some oatmeal into him but he quickly threw it up into a urinal.


That night, waiting for a bus on Hastings street and sheltering from the rain, I encountered Josephine, an aboriginal prostitute I’ve known for years. Somehow, she’s still alive, although tonight she was bleeding from a new wound to her forehead.

“Eduardo did it. I still owe him.”

She sat next to me in the bus cubicle, watching warily for the Guatemalan pimp and drug dealer who rules a two block stretch of Hastings as his personal fief. The cops don’t go near him. Rumor has it that he used to be a political activist in his homeland. Now he murders people.

“Killed Francine by jumping on her head, over at the Patricia” recounted Jo to me once, years ago.

“She owed him fifty bucks. Made the mistake of telling him off.”

Jo was cold that night, and I offered her my coat. She smiled shyly and declined.

“Are you safe?” I asked.

She just tilted her head at the stupidity of the question, but being native, said nothing.

After a few minutes, she stood and prepared to leave me, but mumbled,

“You be careful Kev. Nobody’s talking nowadays. We been told not to.”

“Told by who?” I asked.

She looked frightened for the first time. A cop car drove by, and slowed down. She hurried away into the wet night.


"We will bring to light the hidden works of darkness and drive falsity to the bottomless pit. For all doctrines founded in fraud or nursed by fear shall be confounded by Truth."
- my ancestor Peter Annett, writing in The Free Inquirer, October 17, 1761, just before being imprisoned by the English crown for "blasphemous libel"

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this , 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

Breaking News: District Court Rules For USFS in Save the Peaks Case, Plaintiffs will Appeal


DATE: Wednesday December 1, 2010

CONTACT: Howard Shanker


NOTE TO EDITORS: For a background, legal documents, photos, updates, and further information please visit: . Interviews can be arranged.

District Court Rules For USFS in Save the Peaks Case
Plaintiffs will Appeal the Court’s Decision to the Ninth Circuit Court

FLAGSTAFF, AZ -- The case known as The Save the Peaks Coalition, et al. v. U.S. Forest Service (USFS) was heard before Honorable Judge Mary H. Murguia and today a decision was made.

The Court ruled against the plaintiffs claims that the final FEIS prepared by the USFS ignores thorough consideration of a number of critical health issues. The plaintiffs contend that a new and thorough FEIS should be filed by the USFS. If this reveals that the use of reclaimed sewage water is a public health risk then snowmaking should not be permitted for the Arizona Snowbowl on the San Francisco Peaks.

Howard Shanker, representing the Save the Peaks Coalition and additional plaintiffs, will file an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court. According to Shanker, “ the decision misstates the facts of this case and misapplies the law. That’s why there is an appeal process.” Further, according to Shanker, “it is remarkable that the Obama Administration is complicitous in this effort to put treated sewer water on the San Francisco Peaks. Not only is the site sacred to Native Americans in the Southwestern United States, the Forest Service has, at best, no idea what the long term health impacts will be on people who ingest this snow made from treated effluent. Who figured the Snowbowl ski area was ‘too big to fail’”.

Judge Mary Murguia ruled that plaintiffs were barred from bringing this action by the doctrine of latches largely because of the “near completion of the project”.
"This is remarkable in light of the fact that there was a stipulation in place until yesterday barring any ground clearing activities in furtherance of snowmaking and no final approvals were provided by the government until recently – none of which have been implemented on the ground. That is the project is not “near completion” but rather has not even begun." stated Shanker.

Judge Murguia also ruled that the Forest Service adequately considered that people would ingest snow made from reclaimed sewer water in the EIS. "Notwithstanding that the only other court to rule on this issue substantively was the three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, which found that the Forest Service failed to comply with NEPA and the fact that the EIS does not contain a discussion of the impacts." stated Shanker.

The suit asserts, among other things, that the FEIS ignores the possibility of human ingestion of snow made from treated sewage effluent. Snowbowl would be the only ski area in the world to use 100% wastewater to make snow. They would use 1.5 million gallons per day, storing and spraying this wastewater on a mountain that is holy to more than 13 Indigenous Nations.

"This case was filed because we insist that our children not be used as guinea pigs for the profit of a single private business operating on our public lands," stated Jeneda Benally, a complainant in the lawsuit. "The Forest Service already has admitted that there was no consideration of the impacts if children consumed wastewater snow that they acknowledge contains untreated contaminants."

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations allow A+ class treated sewer water to contain fecal matter in three out of seven daily samples (R18-11-303 2a). Moreover, studies done by Dr. Catherine Propper, Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, on this same treated sewer water have concluded the waste water contains pharmaceuticals, hormones, endocrine disruptors, industrial pollutants such as pesticides and herbicides, and narcotics. David Norris, PhD, an integrative physiology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, found that pharmaceutical ethinylestradiol (an orally active semisynthetic steroidal estrogen) made it through the Boulder Wastewater Treatment Plant and into Boulder Creek. He reported that the percentage of native male fish in Boulder Creek decreased and that numerous intersex fish were found downstream of the wastewater treatment plant. He stated "the fish are a wake-up call; our bodies and those of the much more sensitive human fetus are being exposed everyday to a variety of chemicals that are capable of altering not only our development and physiology but that of future generations as well."

In addition, according to biologist Dr. Paul Torrence, the treated sewage effluent may also contain antibiotics such as triclosan and triclocarban which break down into bio-accumulating cancerous dioxins when exposed to high altitude sunlight. Plaintiffs involved in this ongoing lawsuit have consistently insisted that the USFS take a hard look at what might happen to the people when they come in contact with or ingest snow made from treated sewage effluent. Under the National Environmental Policy Act, the USFS is obligated to consider these types of potential impacts on the quality of the human environment.

In 2007, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court found that the USFS failed to adequately consider the possibility of human ingestion of snow made from treated sewage effluent. In Judge William Fletcher's opinion, he concludes that "the FEIS does not contain a reasonably thorough discussion of the risks posed by possible human ingestion of artificial snow made from treated sewage effluent, and does not articulate why such discussion is unnecessary." While the decision of the three-judge panel was later overturned on a technicality by an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit, issues surrounding the completeness of the FEIS were left unresolved.


To view the November 12, 2010, letter to tribal leaders visit the Indian Affairs website at

Cow Creek Tribe needs help with Stockings for Soldiers

"Stockings for Soldiers" readies beef jerky for troops, needs help


OSEBURG, Ore. (KMTR) -- Hoping to warm soldiers hearts and stomachs this holiday season, Umpqua Indian Foods is nearly ready to send out hundreds of pounds of beef jerky to Douglas County soldiers, but it's asking for your help to fill the gaps.

On Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, the "Stockings for Soldiers" program had 249 stockings filled with beef jerky this year. It's hoping to match last year's numbers with 500 stockings by December 5th, for troops overseas.

Umpqua Indian Foods is the company behind it. The company is owned by the Cow Creek Tribe, which is picking up the shipping costs for the stockings.

Each camouflage stocking is packed with 20 ounces of various types and sizes of beef jerky bags, a deck of cards and a pen.

During the 2009 Christmas season, troops from the U.S. Army National Guard's Charlie Company in Roseburg received several stockings.

Sargeant First Class Matt Holmes was one of the many soldiers who received the stocking. He volunteers with the Stockings for Soldiers program today, saying it means a lot to receive a gift from home, especially one that tastes good.

"It's really neat to see how it works when you're in Iraq, and you receive one of these stockings and it tastes like home, it smells like home, you remember eating it when you were home, it really means a lot," says Sgt. FC. Holmes.

"Especially when you get something from the community or somebody that sends it to you saying thank you, it really does mean a lot," says Sgt. FC. Holmes.

Any stocking purchased can be sent to a specific or random soldier. Umpqua Indian Foods needs stockings to be purchased by December 5th, if they're heading overseas, December 19th, if they're headed anywhere in the U.S.

If you're interested in helping out, visit the following website for more information:


Buffalo Field Campaign

Yellowstone Bison
Update from the Field
December 2, 2010

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

* Update from the Field
* Experienced BFC Volunteers Needed! Come Home to Buffalo & Snow
* Holiday Gift Idea: 2011 Wild Bison Calendars
* Who are the "Yellowstone 60"?
* Buffalo in the News
* Last Words
* By the Numbers
* Helpful Links

* Update from the Field

A young bull watches us, watching him. BFC file photo by Peter Bogusko. Click here for larger image.

We are sad to report that two of America's last wild buffalo have been killed by hunters. A lone and injured cow buffalo was shot by a Montana hunter on Horse Butte, and a solitary bull was taken by a Confederated Salish-Kootenai tribal member. Both buffalo were killed in Montana just outside of Yellowstone's western boundary.

Some hunters believe that by shooting buffalo they are helping to mitigate hazing, capture, slaughter and quarantine. But this is not so. The hunt in no way replaces or lessens any of the other harmful activities sponsored and carried out by the U.S. government and Montana cattle interests. The hunt adds to the buffalo death toll as an additional tool - created and hailed by Montana's livestock industry - to prevent the natural restoration of wild buffalo in Montana.

Just this morning in Gardiner, along Yellowstone's northern boundary, eight bull buffalo were hazed off of their chosen ground while still inside Yellowstone National Park. Four government riders pushed the bulls from their lower-elevation migration path, up into the deeper snows of the hills. When we approached the Yellowstone National Park wranglers to ask them why they harassed buffalo that never even left the Park, we were told they were "just doing what they're told." When I asked why they were hazing buffalo when there was a buffalo hunt going on (something sure to upset hunters and also an illegal activity with respect to other huntable species), one of the Park Wranglers looked at me as if I was crazy, asking "what hunt?"

Not even in Yellowstone National Park are buffalo safe from harassment or slaughter. BFC file photo by Stephany. Click here for larger image.

When we first encountered these handsome bulls - some very mature and strikingly impressive, others smaller and growing into their bull-hood, learning from their older and wiser companions - we felt fairly certain that the Park would just let them leave Yellowstone's boundaries allowing hunters to shoot them and do their dirty work for them. We also thought, with a little luck, the bulls might take their sweet, slow time, or even circle back and stay relatively safe, out of firing range. But in the Park or out there really is no safe place for buffalo. Buffalo are harassed or killed just for being buffalo. And BFC is here to challenge these unjust actions against them every step of the way.

We are currently running patrols in both Gardiner and West Yellowstone, and are in need of experienced volunteers (see below). This season will very likely be a difficult one. We have been told as much by government officials and the weather and the animals have their own way of letting us know. We shudder at the thought of another season like 2007-2008, when Yellowstone and Montana killed over 1,600 of America's last wild buffalo. We will fight to prevent it from happening ever again.

Please, before more wild buffalo are lost to senseless government actions, consider joining us on the front lines, and also take a minute to contact your Members of Congress - call, write, email, visit - and strongly urge them to protect America's last wild buffalo population now. Don't just help stop the buffalo slaughter, don't even let it start!

Roam Free!

* Experienced BFC Volunteers Needed! Come Home to Buffalo and Snow

As BFC volunteers are making our daily rounds to scout for bison approaching the park border, we can't help but feel an apprehension for the season to come. With heavy snowfall already on the west and north sides, and the park's summer population estimates at 3900 bison, the constant threat of hunting, harassment and slaughter to our woolly friends seems more and more likely. What we do know for sure is that like our wild teachers - with their scout bulls plowing routes and their majestic matriarchs leading the youth - we, too, need the experience of our family.

If you have been to BFC and have experienced the plight of the last wild bison, please come home and help guide our new volunteers. We have an amazingly dedicated and energetic, group of volunteers who want to stand for and with the bison. Your past experience and guidance for our new volunteers in the field will help ensure that the world sees any and all violations against our nation's last "free-roaming," wild buffalo. Thank you for all you do and please come home to the land of buffalo and snow!!! Contact me at or 406-646-0070.


BFC Volunteer Coordinator

* Holiday Gift Idea: 2011 Wild Bison Calendars

Celebrate wild bison 365 days a year with this breathtaking calendar featuring the photos of BFC supporters and volunteers. These calendars make terrific gifts, so get your 2011 Wild Bison Calendar while they last! Order today!

* Who are the "Yellowstone 60"?

Many of you have been forwarding us an alert you recently received from Defenders of Wildlife regarding the curiously named "Yellowstone 60." We have asked Defenders a couple of times for specific information and have yet to receive a satisfactory answer. It appears that Defenders wants you to believe that some of the buffalo held in the Corwin Springs quarantine facility are in eminent threat of slaughter, but this is not the case. We do know that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is threatening to hold these buffalo in this domestication facility for a full year longer than promised. The next group of buffalo, according to the agencies in charge, were promised to tribes and were set to be released to them this month, but Fish, Wildlife & Parks is standing in the way of that decision, apparently as a form of punishment for our lawsuit against them. Make no mistake that our litigation is specific to the privatization of the buffalo that went to Ted Turner, and has nothing to do with the buffalo that remain in Corwin Springs. To our knowledge, the buffalo that do remain in Corwin Springs are not being threatened with slaughter, as Defenders would have you believe. We will continue to monitor this situation and will certainly inform you as soon as we receive new information.

* Buffalo in the News

Test Case: State employs new rules for managing brucellosis
Missoula Independent

New confirmed case of brucellosis in Park County [Wyoming]
CBS 4 Denver

Brucellosis policy shifting to reflect role of elk
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Northern Arapaho seek to restore historic link to buffalo
Casper Star Triune
(NOTE: Contrary to information in this article, buffalo at Wind Cave are, indeed, believed to have cattle genes, making the Yellowstone population unique as being the only wild buffalo to maintain their identity as a wildlife species.)

* Last Words

"Jean Yellowbear, an Arapaho woman with a gentle voice and manner to match, tells with assurance where the buffalo have gone. "'That's why you see that Milky Way in the sky. That's all the buffalo that went home.'" So maybe it stands to reason that each time a falling star lights up the night, a buffalo calf is born."

From an excellent news article that appeared on 11/28/10 in the Casper Star-Tribune article, written by Tom Mast. Read the full story, Northern Arapaho seek to restore historic link to buffalo

Do you have submissions for Last Words? Send them to Thank you all for the poems, songs and stories you have been sending; you'll see them here!

* By the Numbers

AMERICAN BUFFALO ELIMINATED from the last wild population in the U.S.
2010-2011 Total: 2

2010-2011 Slaughter: 0
2010-2011 Hunt: 2
2010-2011 Quarantine: 0
2010-2011 Shot by Agents: 0
2010-2011 Highway Mortality: 0

2009-2010 Total: 7
2008-2009 Total: 22
2007-2008 Total: 1,631
Total Since 2000: 3,711*
*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.


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Hey everyone,
I have been out of touch with all of you for SOOOO long and forgive me, but my health has really taken a bad turn so I have not been able to be up at the computer much. However, my heart is still in the battle to save our Earth, the water and all the creatures from man's mismanagement of it all. Project Indigenous is the only program that I have still fought for because it IS the kind of information and help we need to educate people and get real change happening. So, if you would please, forward the message below to all your contacts and post it EVERYWHERE for us. The Project Indigenous team will be in the UK during the massive Climate Week that is happening in the UK at the same time as our tour. We need as much help and contacts for all types of things to make our tour a success. I have also uploaded a pdf file on Slideshare and you can find the entire message below at this link if that makes it easier for you to email out to your contacts. feel free to send this link to anyone you think could help us.
I THANK YOU, for taking the time to help us out,
all my love and blessings to each of you!


Greetings everyone!

We at Project Indigenous are thrilled to announce our “Pulse of the Universe” March 2011 United Kingdom tour and we need YOUR help please!

Over the past couple of years, we have kept in touch with many of you about the current activities of Scott Frazier and the Project Indigenous team. We now have many online sites and avenues for all of you to follow our work, support us by purchasing Project Indigenous products and stay in touch with our work and us.

Today, we are asking for all our supporters to please share this 2011 UK TOUR announcement information with the links below with ALL of your contacts. As has happened previously when we have asked for your help, you have sent us great contacts as well as helped to spread the word that we are coming to a certain area to do our presentations.

So, if you live in or near the UK or have friends and/or contacts there, please send this message to them. Please have all interested parties contact:
Shelley Bluejay Pierce, Project Indigenous Director of Public Relations at

Here are some of the items that we need as we plan our “Pulse of the Universe” tour:

*Contacts for venues and presentation options for “Pulse of the Universe” program

*We need a list of people in the region who wish to be placed on our invitation mailing list so that they might be notified as to when our programs are scheduled.

*Corporate and personal sponsorship sources for funding the tour

*Contacts with non-profits and/or businesses that are also involved in environmental protection or education that may work cooperatively with the Project Indigenous team.

We thank you so very much for your help in sending this information on to your contacts and asking them to do likewise. We are very excited about the “Pulse of the Universe” program and the fact that our Project Indigenous team will be in the UK soon!

Here are some links to the online sites where you can keep in touch with us, learn about our programs and follow our activities. We will be placing information about “The Pulse of the Universe” on our pages so check in with us often for updates and information about the tour.


Project Indigenous site with items for sale-




Food, drinks, live music, and terrific items make WRFG's annual Silent Auction the one event of the year that you don't want to miss! The Auction is always a fun and spirited competition for rare and autographed books, jewelry, original paintings and fine art photographs, ceramics, certificates for a host of personal, household, and health services, unique handcrafted instruments and specialty items, tickets for plays, meals, events ... and much, more more!

Tickets are available online at; Your $15 admission includes food, drinks, live entertainment, and the "funnest" auction in town!

Have something you'd like to donate to the Auction? Call the WRFG office at 404-523-3471. Of course, all donations are tax deductible.

Video of the " Tenants' Rights in Georgia" interview on WRFG Labor Forum Program with Dianne Mathiowetz;

"For more information on tenants'rights in Georgia contact Leigh Craigmyle with Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. at 404-764-3940 Also visit;

If you are interested in being on the LABOR FORUM radio program broadcast on WRFG, 89.3FM, please let us know. The show airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:00pm. We talk about issues that concern working-class people. We want the show to become a way for union organizers and people who work on workers' issues to come together and share resources.

You can contact us at and please put WRFG Labor Forum for the subject.



Good morning everyone,

I am writing you amidst a blizzard here on my mountain and hoping that the power stays on long enough to get this message out to all of you. PLEASE take time to go and view how YOUR home congress members voted on the Cobell case. I have just now sent the message below to Congressman Denny Rehberg from Montana to tell him exactly how I feel about his voting "nay" on the case. Please take a few moments to either PRAISE or ream royally, (ha ha!!) your own state's Congress reps. If they voted in favor? Please take a moment to THANK THEM! So often, we forget to say "thank you" on important issues. Thanks for taking time out of your busy days to do this. Here is the message (below with links) and right here is MY personal response sent just now to my home congressman:

"I am a Native American journalist and writer covering Indigenous and environmental issues world wide. I am also a voting member of your home state population. I am shocked and outraged that you voted "Nay" on the Cobell Settlement...though I suppose I am not surprised either. For DECADES now, the US Federal government, the associated "institutions" that were SUPPOSED to be protecting Native peoples and their land rights have woefully and even ILLEGALLY mismanaged the trust fund accounts. As our People have gained greater understanding, gained a stronger voice politically and our power as a People has united,we have fought back against these federally based mismanagement issues.
Your choosing to vote "Nay" only shows that you are still supporting the theft, mismanagement and the total disregard for how our Native monies are handled.
As we as a People move forward, our support and voting will reflect just who is placed into Congress from our home state of Montana. Your vote on the Cobell case will stand on its own merit for where you truly stand on Native rights.
I am severely disappointed in you,

Shelley Bluejay Pierce"

Ok guys, now I turn over the MOUNTAIN of responses that we need to fly out to D.C. over to all of you precious activist-friends. Love you all, go gettum'!! HA HA!!

Subject: Native American Settlement HOW Congress Voted
The link will direct you to how your elected representatives voted and give you the opportunity to thank them or send them your comments.

American Indian Resource Center
County of Los Angeles Public Library
6518 Miles Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 583-2794
(323) 587-2061 FAX
FCNL: Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
FCNL: Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Dear Michael Mclaughlin,

At long last, Congress has passed legislation approving the Cobell trust fund case , clearing the way for half a million Native Americans to receive the money that the federal government owes them for the use of their land. The Senate passed the legislation by "unanimous consent." The House passed it by a vote of 256-152. We expect President Obama to sign the legislation.
Find out how your representative voted, then enter your zip code to respond to that vote. We offer sample letters if your representative voted in favor and if they voted against the settlement. Let your representative knowthat you celebrate this settlement's approval.

Speaking after the vote, the lawsuit's lead plaintiff, Elouise Cobell, said, "By Congress placing a seal of approval on this settlement, a monumental step has been taken to remove a stain on our national honor, and create a better future for Indians as our government begins to make some amends for grave past injustices."

The case alleged that the federal government had failed to adequately manage or account for huge sums of money that it owed individual Native Americans. At one time plaintiffs had estimated that the government owed them about $47 billion. Last winter, Cobell settled the case for $3.4 billion, a small fraction of that amount.

Thank you for your support and advocacy on this important issue.


Joe Volk
Executive Secretary


Anahuy, heard of this?....FF
Environmental journalist Terri Hansen reporting American Indian Tribes & Indigenous Peoples: Culture | Climate Change | Traditional Ecological Knowledge | Sustainability & Adaptation | Environmental Justice | Environmental Health | Environmental and Climate Disasters
EPA Tells Community on Wind River Indian Reservation: Don’t Drink the Water

Posted by Terri Hansen on 9/22/10 • Categorized as energy,environment,environmental health,health,land,water

PAVILLION, Wyo.—The residents of Pavillion, a rural community on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming have been told by federal agencies not to drink their water, and to use fans and ventilation while bathing or washing clothes to avoid the risk of explosion.
The warnings came in early September after a second set of testing and analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency found benzene, metals, naphthalene, phenols, methane and other contaminants in groundwater and in area wells.
“It’s a concern,” said Mitchel Cottenoir, acting tribal water engineer for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, whose tribal government in Fort Washakie is some 30 miles from Pavillion. “The Tribal Water Quality Commission is looking into it and is working closely with the EPA.”
Many of Pavillion’s residents blame hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique used for nearly all of today’s natural gas extraction in which dangerous chemicals, mixed with millions of gallons of water and sand are injected at high pressure thousands of feet underground to create fissures in the rock, allowing oil and natural gas to escape and flow out of a well.
Cottenoir said the EPA hasn’t proven that fracking is the cause. The EPA is currently investigating whether extraction and drilling activities is the source of the contamination. The agency found that at least three water wells contained a chemical used in the fracking process.
The study is the first undertaken by the EPA, but it is made harder because gas companies can conceal the chemicals used in the process as trade secrets. The gas company that owns most the wells near Pavillion is paying part of the cost of supplying drinking water to residents, while not accepting responsibility for the contamination.

Point A-Seat of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, Point B-Pavillion, Point C-Seat of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.

Natural gas drilling is rapidly expanding across 31 states, and complaints like the ones from the residents of Pavillion have arisen across the country.
New York has blocked drilling within New York City’s watershed. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. told a federal hearing in mid-September that the EPA must regulate hydraulic fracturing.
In Pennsylvania, 13 families have filed lawsuit against a drilling company that is blasting fluids deep underground for allegedly leaking toxic fracking fluid into the groundwater, exposing residents to dangerous chemicals and sickening a child.
Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security contracted with the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response to in part track anti-drilling activists. After the state’s Governor Ed Rendell learned of the tracking through news articles he intervened, apologized to the state’s citizenry, and terminated the ITTR contract.
The activists, reported for such activities as attending a screening of the critical documentaryGasland,” were mislabeled as environmental extremists for exercising their right to free speech. The newsgathering process learned too that the ITTR reports anti-drilling activities to private energy firms. A Sierra Club representative said that it had a chilling effect on the environmental community.
In 1988 the EPA ruled that oil and gas wastes, even if toxic, were exempt from the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The EPA exempted hydraulic fracturing when it assessed the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2005.
But last March, after Congress ordered the agency to conduct a fracking study to address concerns that the process may impact ground water and surface water quality in ways that threaten human health, the agency announced it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate potential adverse impacts.
The EPA is also pressuring the energy companies to provide information about the chemicals used in the fracking process. As of now the agency doesn’t know which chemicals to test groundwater for.
The oil and gas industry is arguing that their costs from federal regulation would cripple their business, and that state regulations are already strong. A few states have regulations, but they vary.
Mother Earth Journal is a news project of environmental journalist Terri Hansen. Why don’t you follow Terri on Twitter? She’s on Facebook too.

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Almonds, cinnamon and chromium naturally regulate blood sugar to prevent chronic disease

by John Phillip, citizen journalist
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(NaturalNews) Many people don`t give a second thought to their blood glucose levels until a physician indicates a problem with sugar regulation or there is a diagnosis of diabetes. At this point, a cascade of metabolically mediated events is taking place that paves the road toward chronic disease and an early demise. Even slightly elevated blood sugar readings have been shown to be a significant cause for concern that signals the early stages of a host of potentially fatal conditions and debilitating complications. The good news is you can halt and even reverse the damage caused by poor blood sugar control with almonds and by including the natural nutrients cinnamon and chromium before meals.

Checking Blood Sugar Levels to Prevent Disease
The importance of checking blood sugar levels cannot be understated. Researchers have demonstrated that fasting levels and post meal (postprandial) readings currently considered normal by standard medical practice lead to many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

Fasting readings should be no higher than 80 mg/dl and postprandial levels should not rise more than 40 mg/dl. When bloodsugar is allowed to exceed these readings, pancreatic beta cell death ensues leading to insulin dysfunction. Purchase an inexpensive blood sugar meter and check your fasting and post meal readings until you have a good understanding of how different foods affect your glucose levels.

Almonds Shown to Dramatically Lower Blood Sugar
Diet is the most powerful intervention you have to bring blood sugar reading in control. Everybody has a different tolerance level for the number of glucose-inducing carbohydrates that can be consumed at each meal. Highly processed foods are most likely to trigger high blood sugar levels while raw foods such as almonds have been found to have a neutralizing effect on sugar spikes.

Information published in the American Journal of Infectious Diseases found that eating almonds had a profound effect on a wide variety of health biomarkers including blood glucose. Almonds are packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants and biologically active compounds that lower the risk of many chronic diseases. The study authors concluded, "The present study has demonstrated that inclusion of 10 g of almonds in diet led to a significant reduction in fasting and post prandial blood glucose levels."

Cinnamon Restores Normal Sugar Metabolism
Cinnamon not only tastes great, but also is rich in bioactive compounds that have been shown to regulate the impact of rising blood sugars. In an article published in the journal Phytomedicine, cinnamon extract was shown to trigger cellular signaling of proteins inside the pancreas that assists secretion and regulation of insulin. This action prevents deadly blood sugar surges when taken before eating a carbohydrate controlled meal.

Chromium Aids Glucose Breakdown
Chromium is an essential element that has been shown to be chronically deficient in the diet due to poor farming practices. Chromium is critical to healthy glucose metabolism and works by interacting with cellular receptors that enhance our response to insulin. The online forum Current Diabetes Reports explains that chromium improves insulin sensitivity and aids in the transfer of glucose from the blood into cells by activating special glucose transport molecules. Most people will need to supplement with 200 mcg twice daily before meals.

Maintaining blood sugar in a narrow range is critical to lower disease risk and to achieve optimal health. Monitor your own fasting and post meal blood sugar readings to better understand the dietary impact of different foods, and take advantage of almonds, cinnamon and chromium to assist healthy blood sugar regulation.

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Job Opp: Program Evaluator Job at NMAI

Posted by: "NDN News" tamra_ndnnews

Fri Dec 3, 2010 3:59 pm (PST)

Please forward to anyone that might be interested.




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Subj: Program Evaluator Job at NMAI

Program Evaluator

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
New York, New York;jsessionid=MU313KDRAVZMF

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), George
Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) seeks a Program Evaluator for its "Celebrating
Native American Nations!" program series, in conjunction with the museum's
collection survey exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Infinity of Nations (IoN)
is the NMAI-GGHC's first permanent pan-hemispheric exhibition of masterworks
from the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian. The
exhibit features 700 treasures and explores the range, history and
contemporary cultures of Native communities of the Western Hemisphere.
"Celebrating Native American Nations!" will explore the indigenous cultures
of 10 distinct regions of the Americas in-depth over eight seasons, ranging
in content from the Arctic Circle to the tip of Chile. It will be the
museum's first program series to encompass the full breadth of NMAI's
pan-hemispheric mission, expressing the vast diversity of Native cultures of
the Americans.

Through "Celebrating Native American Nations!" the museum will present
approximately 50 artists over a two-year period, with an average of three
events per season. Specific program objectives include the following:

* Increasing the museum's overall attendance
* Expanding the museum's understanding of the impact that cultural
programming has on institutional visibility and attendance, to improve
future planning
* Improving public understanding of the Native cultures highlighted
during each featured season
* Expanding public awareness of Infinity of Nations and visitors'
understanding of the cultural context for the works within the exhibition

The role of the Program Evaluator, which will be implemented during the
second through eighth season of the two year project, will be to assist the
museum in learning more about its visitors, its impact on learning, its
capacity to reach new audiences, best practices for program planning, and
how to take best advantage of Infinity of Nations as a cultural resource.
The Evaluator will work in tandem with the Education Department, Visitors
Services and the Film and Video Center to develop surveys, annual focus
groups, and other tools to help the museum determine its success and gather
important information. Formal survey responses will be measured, including
year-over-year program attendance (regression analysis). The Evaluator will
also monitor and measure website "hits"/traffic as relates to "Celebrating
Native American Nations!" programs, and activate blog feedback and
social-media rating features to track public participation and qualitative
information about the museum's program activity. Informal focus groups will
enlist the involvement of artistic and academic collaborators, teachers, and
members of the general public.

The contract for Program Evaluator will be for seven program seasons,
starting January 2011 through August 2012. The Program Evaluator will
evaluate at least three programs each season during the course of
"Celebrating Native American Nations!" to conduct research and obtain data.
The Program Evaluator will be required to submit a report at the conclusion
of each year.

Among the Program Evaluator's roles will be to:

* Develop surveys, annual focus groups and other tools to help the
museum determine its success and gather important information.
* Establish methods for survey distribution and supervise survey
volunteers, to ensure statistically significant response levels.
* Solicit input (including focus groups) from appropriate diversity of
constituents, to ensure that feedback reflects all NMAI audiences
* Measure formal survey responses, including year-over-year program
attendance (regression analysis).
* Monitor and measure website "hits"/traffic as relates to
"Celebrating Native American Nations!" programs
* Activate blog feedback and social-media rating features to track
public participation and qualitative information about the museum's program
* Observe programs on seasonal basis.
* Conduct basic quantitative analysis of "Celebrating Native American
Nations!" programs.
* Draft report of findings.

For the role of Program Evaluator, the ideal qualifications sought by the
NMAI are:

* Excellent research skills
* Excellent writing skills
* Experience conducting formative and summative program evaluation.
* Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work independently and
* Experience conducting evaluation for museums/art organizations.
* Experience conducting evaluation of programs designed for youth.
* Experience working with government-funded projects and related
compliance requirements

The "Celebrating Native American Nations!" Program Evaluator will commence
in January 2011. Final reports will be due at the conclusion of each year's

Interested individuals are invited to submit proposals that contain the
following information:

A) Experience and expertise:

* Knowledge of evaluation techniques and experience conducting
formative and summative program evaluations.
* Experience evaluating programs for youth.
* Experience working with arts organizations/museums.
* Resume or cv.

B) Fee Requirements. Price quote should include all costs (local travel
costs, printing and reproduction costs, etc.). Quote should indicate price
per year. Proposal that include hourly rates will not be considered.

C) Drafts of written work.

Please note: Selected candidate will be required to enroll with the Central
Contractor Registration (

Proposals must be postmarked by December 15, 2010.

History and Mission of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is the only national
museum dedicated to the Native peoples of North, South and Central America.
Chartered by Congress in 1989 as the 16th museum of the Smithsonian
Institution, its mission is to recognize and affirm to Native communities
and the non-Native public the historical and contemporary culture and
cultural achievements of Native people of the Western Hemisphere.

The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC), located since 1994 in the landmark
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in Lower Manhattan, is NMAI's New York
presence. It offers both historic and contemporary exhibitions, educational
opportunities for children and adult and a host of vibrant public programs.
Prior to its Smithsonian association, the GGHC was the Museum of the
American Indian located in Upper Manhattan. The majority of the museum's
850,000-piece collection was assembled by New Yorker George Gustav Heye, who
became fascinated with Native cultures in the early 1900s and spent the next
50 years traveling the Western Hemisphere in search of Indian objects.
Today, it is generally considered to be the most comprehensive Native
American collection ever assembled. The museum's broad range of exhibitions
and programs, both here and at the NMAI on the Mall in Washington, D.C.,
have built on this legacy, creating a Native place to explore the past,
present and future of Native cultures.

Send proposal to:

Johanna Gorelick, Ph.D.
Manager, Education/Public Programs Department
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004


funding for Native American artists - check it out

Natalie Brown - one of the WnT Board of Directors, forwarded this to me. For those of you who are Native American, this is worth looking into, in particular the

Peace, Billie

From Arizona Daily Star: (Nov 21)
Workshop offered to American Indians
The Tucson/Pima Arts Council is accepting applications from American Indian artists for professional development workshops on Jan. 15 and 16. The council will host the First Peoples Fund, which offers workshops to help artists enhance their business skills and prepare them to become entrepreneurs. The First Peoples Fund supports the advancement of American Indian arts through grants, fellowships, and professional development. The organization will accept up to 24 artists for the workshops. For more information on the workshops, call the Tucson/Pima Arts Council at 520-624-0595 or go For more information about The First Peoples Fund, go

Billie K. Fidlin

President, Whisper n Thunder Inc.

P.O. Box 10891

Glendale, AZ 85318


Whisper n Thunder: Empowering Native Americans through education, awareness & opportunity.


Posted By: TjMaxx Henhawk
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Enbridge to offer Aboriginal groups stake in Northern Gateway pipeline

First nations will be offered a 10 per cent stake in Enbridge's Northern Gateway bitumen

CALGARY - Enbridge will offer aboriginal and Metis groups a stake in the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, which faces growing opposition from First Nations and environmental groups over the project to ship oilsands crude to the West Coast.

The Calgary-based energy and pipeline giant will be offering First Nations along the pipeline route at least a 10 per cent equity in the $5.5-billion Alberta-to-British Columbia bitumen line, chief executive Pat Daniel said Tuesday.

Enbridge (TSX:ENB) expects talks initiated in November to continue to mid-December, with the deal providing indirect rather than direct financing to the groups.

"I think they are going to be pretty happy with what we work out with them," Daniel told reporters after a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce. "But because we have individual discussions underway, I don't want to go into details of it."

The strategy to bring groups onside of the 1,172-kilometre line echoed a deal inked between aboriginal groups in Northwest Territories and rival pipeline giant TransCanada Corp. for 30 per cent of the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project.

The $16.2-billion project to bring Arctic gas to southern markets languished for decades under a moratorium, was revived in 2000, then lost steam in recent years pressured by red tape and low prices.

Enbridge's Northern Gateway will consist of dual bitumen-condensate pipelines, with up to 525,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen running from a tankage hub north of Edmonton to a marine terminal in Kitimat, B.C. The resource would then be loaded onto supertankers for transportation to Asian and U.S. markets.

A west-to-east line will move condensate used to thin the goopy bitumen for transportation back to Alberta.

Enbridge has argued the project is in the national interest as it will open new markets for Canadian oil, now exported exclusively to the United States.

Natives and environmentalists have bitterly opposed the line on concerns an oil spill would affect northern B.C. land and waterways, as well as increasing the likelihood of an ocean disaster.

"Our nations have declared a ban on oil tankers through our waters because a spill would kill our livelihoods and wipe out our culture," said Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations in a news release Tuesday.

The group, an alliance of nine First Nations, travelled to Ottawa along with fishing and tourism organizations to protest the line. They were backed in an open letter signed by 15 Liberal and New Democratic MPs to Prime Minister Stephen Harper also released Tuesday.

The politicians argued the increase in tanker traffic would pose "unacceptable" risks to the economy, environment and navigation along the northern Pacific coast.

Gathering support from native groups will help move the project forward, but environmental and investment issues are bigger determinants in Northern Gateway, said Chad Friess, with UBS Research.

"People still seem to be hung up on the environmental side, whether their opinions are well founded or not," Friess said.

"But the other side is getting producers on board. It really seems that there are no producers there yet, willing to commit volumes to this pipeline."

The project's startup date of late 2016 and increasing opposition from environmental and native groups have producers wary of tying up volumes on the proposed line, he said.

Unidentified producers and refiners primarily in Southeast Asia already have a stake in Northern Gateway, investing $100 million toward regulatory filings.
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by Jerry Strongheart on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:01am

This is happening all over the country, by the Library Internet Security Company (Blackwater?) If this is on the Surface What is Down in the Blackwater Below???? Ill tell ya what;


More than 150 million children younger than 14 years-old are child laborers -- one in six children in the world.

Another 300,000 children under 18 are child soldiers used as combatants, messengers, porters, cooks, or SEXUAL SERVANTS in some 30 conflicts worldwide. They are most often FORCE'ABLY RECRUTED OR ABDUCTED, or feel so helpless and overwhelmed by poverty they are driven to join the fight.

Girls are particularly vulnerable. Some as young as 13 (BABYS) are trafficked as "mail-order brides." Nearly 90% of domestic workers trafficked in West and Central Africa are girls.

If you Don't think this is Interconnected and take Action you May Very Well loose Your Children...The Tiny Tots of the Traditional, that is Growing, Will be the Prime Target...."They Took The Children" Sings it all...

What does this Library Block'Age due to the Children that want to Search and Learn about their Relatives in the Days to the Ancient future...The Ancient Future Will be the "Lie of History" THAT WAS TOLD ABOUT US...



The following is shared with the permission of Anaka Hunter.

On October 30, 2010, Anaka Hunter of Salem, Missouri, wrote to me and several other of her acquaintances saying, “I have a dilemma. I live in a small town. I use the library’s computers. This summer I attempted to go to several NATIVE AMERICAN sites, and I was blocked by the filtering system. The reason stated was "WITCHCRAFT AND CRIMINAL INTENT After being blocked from the 3rd site on NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN, I become very upset. I ask the head librarian what is happening. She states that it is not her doing; it is the "FILTERING COMPANY" (SECURITY). I say, But it PORTRAYS NATIVE AMERICANS VERY NEGATIVELY and people CAN'T LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE when they don't have access.”


I say “I'm writing a paper on Native Americans and I can't get information. So, will I have to go to Rolla?” Since I was writing a paper, she reluctantly allowed me access. I felt if I had said I was just curious I would not have been granted access. I make a few calls and emails to no avail, and reluctantly, I put it on the back burner though deeply concerned and upset. I grew up here. IT IS VERY RELIGIOUS AND VERY JUDGEMENTAL and prejudiced of anyone who is "different". If anyone ever talked about this issue, it was ignored or the person maligned and slandered. Also there is preferential treatment of some patrons of the library-those who are viewed as important or rich or part of a certain group or church….”

On November 21, 2010, Anaka sent this message: “I went to the library board meeting and presented my concerns only to be told that the filtering would not change. I proceeded to contact the ACLU-the civil liberties union-and under their suggestion I gathered proof of the blocked sites and recorded the events that had occurred: conversations with the head librarian, the head of the library board, etc. and mailed it off to the ACLU to file a formal complaint about the derogatory statements made by the filter labels that said CRIMINAL CONTENT" and "OCCULT" on Native American sites. I am very upset at the prejudice and the information being made inaccessible to those wishing to learn about their heritage. I am praying for constructive, positive changes in the future. Thanks so much for your prayers and support. Please continue with those! Hope you are all well and happy. Love, AnaKa

This is a Call to Woman for Action to Protect Our Children...It is Your Place, She Said; "You will Need Me One Day; And I Will Come and Help You; From Four Directions; Four Races....Now it is the Fifth Direction Rainbow Warriors too...I Will Follow, For I Have Following the Scent of Woman For Century's....Most of the Time I love Your Smell...

I am But an Elder Guide, Please Just Let Me Guide...

Uncle Fatherstone


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To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights

Manitoba native leaders concerned as flu claims two

Native leaders in northern Manitoba are expressing concern after two otherwise healthy people on a northern reserve suddenly died of influenza.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper says that two people from Garden Hill First Nation, in the Island Lake area 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, have died from the H3N2 strain of seasonal flu in the last week.

A third person has been airlifted to a Winnipeg hospital in critical condition, Harper said.

The victims were in their 30s and 40s and were healthy before becoming their deaths, he said, and both contracted a strain called H3N2.

The province, however, says it's too early to link the deaths to a flu outbreak.

Manitoba's chief medical officer, Dr. Joel Kettner, says test results confirmed the victim in first death did have an influenza infection, but also had other health issues. Autopsy results are still needed in the second case.

"How much of a role (the flu) played in the cause of the death is still being sorted out. There have not been any reports to me of any other influenza," said Kettner.

But MKO leaders say they are worried they have an outbreak on their hands and called on the federal and provincial governments Friday to step in and improve the situation before more people die.

"These deaths could be prevented if we had a proper health-care system... We don't have a health-care system; we have an illness system," Harper told a news conference Friday.

"We are alarmed that the information we have received form public health officials is that this is no emergency. Well how many more deaths do we need before we call this an emergency?" he added.

He noted that during the H1N1 outbreak last year, the area had only three confirmed deaths, "and here we are today we have two deaths of a common flu."

In an email to CTV News, Health Canada said it is aware of seasonal flu in First Nation communities in the Island Lake area and that it has been in regular communication with First Nation leadership since flu was identified in these communities.

It also says it has provided additional nursing resources to the Island Lake communities and will continue to ensure that sufficient human resources and medical equipment, including personal protective equipment, are available in all health facilities.

"Those residents who are ill will have access to the care they need," the agency wrote.

Health Canada adds that the H3N2 strain of influenza A currently circulating is included in this year's seasonal flu vaccine. At the request of the Island Lake Communities, the agency has provided support for additional flu vaccine clinics. These vaccines protect against seasonal flu and pneumococcal infections, the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia.


Michelle GordonDecember 3, 2010 at 9:12pm

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Equine Name: Iles M.C. Magnum Colt, Nickname: MC, Gender: Stallion, Breed: Miniature horse, Color: White with Brown (looks slightly roan), Height: 30 inches, Weight: 250 lbs, Age: 10 years, Registered: yes, AMHR, Markings: star/white in center of forehead, lot of brown on face - like a roan, Brown legs up to the knees, Temperament: respectful, calm, child safe, Skills: driving & breeding

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Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by Raw Story

Wikileaks’ Next Target: A Major US Bank

by Sahil Kapur

He's been relentlessly revealing some of the US government's most deeply held secrets, but for his next act, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will expose the corruption of a major American bank.

In an interview [1] with Andy Greenberg of Forbes earlier this month, Assange said his whistleblower website possesses and intends to disclose tens of thousands of secret documents from a major US financial institution early next year.

"It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume," Assange said.

He declined to provide any additional details but boldly predicted that the leak will be as high-impact as the Enron emails, which revealed the corruption of the Houston-based energy company and led to its demise in 2001.

"Usually when you get leaks at this level, it’s about one particular case or one particular violation," he said. "For this, there’s only one similar example. It’s like the Enron emails."

Assange added: "You could call it the ecosystem of corruption. But it’s also all the regular decision making that turns a blind eye to and supports unethical practices: the oversight that’s not done, the priorities of executives, how they think they’re fulfilling their own self-interest. The way they talk about it.

The Australian-born Wikileaks chief became a household name around the world upon regularly exposing internal US government documents pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This week, he has put the US in damage-control mode after revealing 250,000 classified diplomatic cables obtained from the Department of State without permission, exposing the modus operandi of American foreign relations and countless diplomatic secrets of world leaders.

For this, he has earned the wrath of the United States government and its allies while winning the affections of transparency lovers across the world. And now, Assange hints he will take greater interest in the private sector, from which he says his website has received many documents.

Greenberg reports that Assange "confirmed that WikiLeaks has damaging, unpublished material from pharmaceutical companies, finance firms (aside from the upcoming bank release), and energy companies, just to name a few industries."

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One million children misdiagnosed with ADHD

by Monica G. Young, citizen journalist

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(NaturalNews) Nearly 1 million U.S. children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD simply because they are the youngest in their class, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, Todd Elder.

Using a sampling of about 12,000 children, he compared ADHD diagnosis and medication rates between the youngest and oldest in each grade. Elder found the youngest kindergartners (typically less mature) were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than the oldest in that grade. And by the time students reached the fifth to eighth grades, the youngest were more than twice as likely to be prescribed stimulants.

"If a child is behaving poorly, if he's inattentive, if he can't sit still, it may simply be because he's 5 and the other kids are 6," said Elder, assistant professor of economics. "Many ADHD diagnoses may be driven by teachers' perceptions of poor behavior among the youngestchildren in a kindergarten classroom."

He pointed out that although teachers cannot diagnose ADHD, their opinions are instrumental in decisions to send a child for a mental health evaluation.

This study suggests that 20 percent - or 900,000 - of the 4.5 million children currently labeled with ADHD have been misdiagnosed based on their age relative to classmates.

No blood tests or other medical analyses are used in diagnosing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Children so labeled are routinely prescribed high-risk psychostimulants, despite documented adverse effects that can range from loss of appetite, anxiety and insomnia to stunted growth, high blood pressure and heart failure.

In 1987, the American Psychiatric Association voted ADHD into the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition - the psychiatric bible used in prescribingmedication) as an authorized "mental disorder". There was no scientific evidence to support this as a brain malfunction, disease, chemical imbalance or neuro-biological condition. Yet psychostimulants widely prescribed for ADHD alter the natural chemistry of the brain and body and can have long term impact on children's health.

Big Pharma spends billions in convincing the public, schools, legislators and the press that ADHD, ADD and other so-called mental disorders are diseases on par with verifiable medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

How could all this come to be? The ADHD myth and its costly medications bring the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries billions of dollars a year in revenue.

This marketing deception is not isolated to the U.S. A recent Canadian study suggests that many boys are prescribed ADHD drugs for being, well, boys. (Core symptoms used in diagnoses are inability to focus and hyper and impulsive behavior.) On Oct 18, 2010 Canada's Globe and Mail published an article entitled "Are we medicating a disorder or treating boyhood as a disease?"

"Last year, more than two million prescriptions for Ritalin and other ADHD drugs were written specifically for children under 17, and at least 75 per cent of them were for young males", wrote the author. The Globe's investigation shows that prescriptions for ADHD drugs in Canada shot up to 2.9 million in 2009, a jump of more than 55 per cent in four years. And ADHD prescriptions for males increased 50 per cent since 2005.

Sources for this story include:

About the author

Monica G. Young is a lifelong advocate for human rights. She is an educational researcher and writer with a purpose to expose the truth about the pharmaceutical and psychiatric industries. She encourages non-drug alternative approaches based on healthy lifestyles and human decency.

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Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy...from CommonDreams

Information is the currency of democracy.

~ ~ ~Thomas Jefferson.

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 by

Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy

by Bill Quigley

Information is the currency of democracy. --Thomas Jefferson.

Since 9-11, the US government, through Presidents Bush and Obama, has increasingly told the US public that “state secrets” will not be shared with citizens. Candidate Obama pledged to reduce the use of state secrets, but President Obama continued the Bush tradition. The Courts and Congress and international allies have gone meekly along with the escalating secrecy demands of the US Executive.

By labeling tens of millions of documents secret, the US government has created a huge vacuum of information.

But information is the lifeblood of democracy. Information about government contributes to a healthy democracy. Transparency and accountability are essential elements of good government. Likewise, “a lack of government transparency and accountability undermines democracy and gives rise to cynicism and mistrust,” according to a 2008 Harris survey commissioned by the Association of Government Accountants.

Into the secrecy vacuum stepped Private Bradley Manning, who, according to the Associated Press, was able to defeat “Pentagon security systems using little more than a Lady Gaga CD and a portable computer memory stick.”

Manning apparently sent the information to Wikileaks – a non profit media organization, which specializes in publishing leaked information. Wikileaks in turn shared the documents to other media around the world including the New York Times and published much of it on its website.

Despite criminal investigations by the US and other governments, it is not clear that media organizations like Wikileaks can be prosecuted in the US in light of First Amendment. Recall that the First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Outraged politicians are claiming that the release of government information is the criminal equivalent of terrorism and puts innocent people’s lives at risk. Many of those same politicians authorized the modern equivalent of carpet bombing of Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, the sacrifice of thousands of lives of soldiers and civilians, and drone assaults on civilian areas in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. Their anger at a document dump, no matter how extensive, is more than a little suspect.

Everyone, including Wikileaks and the other media reporting the documents, hopes that no lives will be lost because of this. So far, that appears to be the case as McClatchey Newspapers reported November 28, 2010, that ‘US officials conceded that they have no evidence to date that the [prior] release of documents led to anyone’s death.”

The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. Wikileaks and other media which report these so called secrets will embarrass people yes. Wikileaks and other media will make leaders uncomfortable yes. But embarrassment and discomfort are small prices to pay for a healthier democracy.

Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust in the US. That is good for democracy.

Bill is Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. He is a Katrina survivor and has been active in human rights in Haiti for years with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. [1]

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Justice DeLay(ed)

Tom Degan: The very idea of watching a disgusting little parasite like Tom Delay being marched off to prison in one of those orange jumpsuits is a dream come true.

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Tribal elders missing on Reservation

Mike Leiby - Dec. 01, 2010

Cibecue, Ariz. - Two Apache Tribal elders have not been seen or heard of since Saturday, last being seen in the Grasshopper area about six miles west of Cibecue. Northfork residents Paul, 82, and Genevieve, 76, Ethelbah were first reported missing Sunday evening but have not been seen since Saturday.

Cedar Creek resident and daughter of the missing relatives, Rema Beech said her brother Paschal Ethelbah was the person who called in to report them missing.

The pair were last seen in a red 2003 Ford four-door crew cab pickup with a front plate that reads “Ethelbah” and a feather in the rear window. There is an off-white stripe running along the bottom of the truck and a tool box on the back.

If anyone has any information or thinks they may have seen the missing couple they are asked to call Whiteriver Police at (928) 338-4942.

See site for photo:


Teresa Anahuy


REDD Will Destroy Indigenous Forest Cultures

I have been trying to warn all that the UN is not who they think they are at all. Beware people. Please check out articles below sent to us from Sister Shannon.....

----- Teresa Anahuy

REDD story in The Huffington Post, TruthOut, CounterCurrents and more

Dear Tom,

Here is the story I wrote about REDD and your initiative. I hope you'll like it. The story is published in numerous outlets around the world, so will reach millions of readers. here it is -

The Huffington Post -

Counter Currents -

TruthOut -

YubaNet -

Climate Connections -

It'll probably be in many other places tomorrow.

In solidarity, Subhankar

Subhankar Banerjee





aka Shannon Francis

THE RED EARTH Said a tree to a man, "My roots are in the deep red earth, and I shall give you of my fruit." And the man said to the tree, "How alike we are. My roots are also deep in the red earth. And the red earth gives you power to bestow upon me of your fruit, and the red earth teaches me to receive from you with thanksgiving." by Kahlil Gibran from The Wanderer (1932


Native Americans honored at La Colina, nationally in November

Aim Santa BarbaraDecember 1, 2010 at 1:27pm

Subject: Native Americans honored at La Colina Jr. High, nationally in November;

Native Americans honored at La Colina, nationally in November

SANTA BARBARA – 12:58 pm – The numerous strides and contributions made by Native Americans are being recognized this month, nationally and here in Santa Barbara.

Representatives of the American Indian Movement-Santa Barbara and Just Communities, presented La Colina Junior High School students with a framed poster, Thursday, November 18, highlighting accomplishments of Native Americans.

In accepting the poster eighth grade student Starr GreenSky said, “Fifty years ago, La Colina

Junior High School began it’s reign in Santa Barbara. But unlike this wonderful institution of learning of today, racism was already in action. Kids were already lying about their ethnicity, if it wasn’t already obvious. Judgments had already been made, faces were already discriminating. Now, five decades later, we have the opportunity to not only recognize, but honor the Native people of this land and the sacrifices these Sovereign Nations have faced.

In 1869 African Americans were given the right to vote.

In 1917 a band of Red Lake Chippewas were denied the ability to vote.

In 1920 Native Americans in North Dakota were give the right to vote if they abandoned their tribe.

In 1920 women were given the right to vote.

In 1924, during the Indian Citizenship Act, Native Americans were declared the ability to vote but this was not finalized until 1948.

Besides all of these setbacks, we are still here, in the present and in the future; honoring important Native people in this community on a day in Native America Heritage Month-another Nation’s Heritage Month.

I feel proud to say that our community is represented in the poster.”

Schools throughout the district will get a poster.

The purpose of Native American Heritage Month, according to national spokesmen, is to increase awareness and understanding of the diversity that lies within the Native American heritage and culture.

Native American Heritage Day is observed Nov. 26.

"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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