Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 02/22/2011

Issues & News From STSSA Friends & Family 02/22/2011
Bay Area Indian Calendar, Feb 16, 2011

Thanks to American Indian Contemporary Arts for the calendar. More info is linked to the Bay Native Circle page at www.kpfa.org. To include events in calendar send text info to Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.

Bay Native Circle at kpfa 94.1 airs Weds 2–3 pm with rotating hosts Lakota Harden; Janeen Antoine; Morningstar Gali or Ras K’Dee; and Gregg McVicar. Thanks for listening to BNC, live, podcast, online and archived for 2 weeks, and made possible through public support. KPFA is in fund drive mode the next 3 weeks and regular programming will resume after that. Please support kpfa.org with a financial contribution!

Also, National Public Radio funding is in jeopardy. Tell Congress to save the funding for NPR and defend public media. Go to the website http://www.credoaction.com/ to sign the petition.


Feb 3 – Apr 28, Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Learn a branch of the Ancient Maya Language in the Yucatec Maya Language class. $20 per session, 13 sessions. FMI: Ismael chel, ismael_chl@yahoo.com.

Fri, Feb 18, 2011 11:30 am - 2:30, Northern CA A Ind Chamber of Commerce 2011 Chapter Kick-Off Meeting, check-in plus Luncheon & Program at "the Famous" Frank Fats Restaurant, 806 L St Sacramento, $10.00 each, All Chamber Members & Supporters welcome RSVP to stateadmin@aicccal.org or 213- 440-3232.

Fri, Feb. 18, 6:00-8:45 p.m., Pre-opening Night of Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. Program admission free. Tickets required to visit galleries. Welcome and acknowledgement of the ancestral spirits of the Olmec people by indigenous community leaders Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone), Don Pascual Yaxon Saloj (Maya Kaqchikel culture bearer), and others. Live music by Orquesta La Moderna Tradición celebrating danzón. FMI: Gregory gstock@famsf.org, 415-750-7694, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Sat, Feb 19, 9 am til Feb 20 5 pm. A People's Hearing on Racism and Police Violence, Location tbd in Oakland, CA. In the two years since Oscar Grant was killed, Oakland and Bay Area police have continued their reign of violence against our communities. Organized by grassroots organizers and community member, the Hearing will be a chance for our communities to speak out on these issues, share testimony, demand accountability for the murders of Oscar Grant, Derrick Jones and other civil rights abuses committed by the state. Facilitated sessions will include the cases of Oscar Grant, Andrew Moppin and Derrick Jones, State Repression and Resistance, Racial Profiling and Criminalization and Forced Displacement of Oppressed Peoples. FMI: http://peopleshearing.wordpress.com/purpose/.

Sat, Feb 19, 9 pm , Debora Iyall of Romeo Void first show with new band!
The Stork Club - Oakland.

Sat, Feb 19, Noon - 6 pm. Marysville Winter Pow Wow, Vendors and Indian Tacos. Free. Allyn Scott Youth & Community Center, 1830 B Street Marysville. FMI:jgraham@mjusd.k12.ca.us, 530.741-6196, <http://www.allynscottyouthcenter.org/>

Sat, Feb. 19, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Symposium: "Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico", Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. Tickets are $8/general, $5/members/students. Featuring talks by Sara Ladrón de Guevara, director of the Museo de Antropología de Xalapa, and four archeologists who work in the field in Central America. FMI: Gregory gstock@famsf.org, 415-750-7694, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Sun, Feb. 20, 1 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Contemporary Mexico Panel and Film Screening, Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco. Program admission free. No reservations required. Tickets are required to visit galleries. At 1 p.m. “Contemporary Conceptual: Mexican Art Panel Discussion,” featuring artists and curators including Julio Cesar Morales and Raul Cardénas. At 3 p.m. Soy Mexico! A program of Mexican avant-garde historic and contemporary film screenings and discussion, with SFSU Professor Tarek Elhaik and filmmaker Jesse Lerner. FMI: Gregory gstock@famsf.org, 415-750-7694, www.deyoungmuseum.org.

Mon, Feb 21, 10 am - 2 pm (Federal Holiday, “President’s Day) AIM-WEST hosts “Liberation Day of the Land” at “Land’s End” near the Cliff House. Ann Marie Sayers, Ohlone Nation, is our specially invited M.C. along with other guests, speakers, singers, dancers and drummers; everyone is welcomed. Program includes 10 am healing ceremony for a recuperating red-tail hawk, an 11 am press conference with topics on the Longest Walk III which begins Feb 14th; reclaiming the original name now known as the city of San Francisco to YELAMU, at an original camp site of the Muwekma Ohlone; call for a Congressional investigation of the 18 California un-ratified treaties of 1852, demand that California Public Schools immediately cease further use of American Indians as mascots in public sports; demand an apology from the U.S. government for their corrupt policies of instituting racism during the Boarding School period, and their abuse of American Indian children. AIM-WEST also calls on the U.S. to be true to their words and sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as President Obama had said. Open-microphone, refreshments and literature, bring banners and placards. Children / youth especially invited. FMI: Tony Gonzales, 415-577-1492, www.aimwest.info.

Fri, Feb 25, 5 -10 pm. Commemoration Day to acknowledge Wounded Knee, South Dakota 1973 sponsored by AIM-WEST and the Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland (510-836-1955). Singers, dancers, drums, and vendors are invited with special invited guests Wounded Knee veterans Len Foster (Dine/Navajo), Jessie Little (Pit River), and many other California veterans who participated in this major confrontation. Their testimonies will leave us inspired and assured that the spirit and struggle for self-determination will go on in Indian Country. A reign of terror ensued on the Pine Ridge Reservation before and after Wounded Knee leaving behind over 70 unsolved murders in a short span of three years, including the shoot out on the Jumping Bull compound in 1975. It led to the arrest and conviction of Leonard Peltier with the charge of aiding and abetting in the death of two FBI agents. Joe Killsright Stuntz was also murder by the FBI that fateful day. A documentary DVD, raffle, and a pot-luck dinner are also planned for this benefit fundraiser. No one turned away. FMI: 415-577-1492, www.aimwest.info.

Community Round Dance!! Sat, Feb 26, 5-9 pm. Invited Singers Martin Montgomery - Washoe, Samuel Lopez - Oglala Lakota, Charlie Larrabee - Cheyenne River Sioux, Keya Pipeboy - Rosebud Sioux, Brian Perkins - Navajo, Shawn Whitegrass - Blackfoot & Cree, and more... Agenda Dinner: 5 - 6 pm, Round Dance: 6 - 9 pm, at the Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose. FMI: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley: Anecita Hernandez / Michael Andrews 408-445-3400 ext. 330. DAFE-Drug/Alcohol Free Event.

Sat/Sun, Feb 26 - 27, 10 am to 6 pm. 27th Annual Marin Show, Art of the Americas, Civic Center Drive / McInnis Parkway, San Rafael. Indigenous arts from North, Central and South America with more than 200 dealers of Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Western art, the show also features seminars, antiques and contemporary arts. (Contemporary Art Area- Embassy Suites Hotel), FMI:http://www.marinshow.com/.
California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA) will participate in
The Show. CIBA members may market three baskets for $30 in a professionally designed 8' X 20' sales/education booth. FMI: 530.668.1332, www.CIBA.org.

Sun, Feb 27, 3 p.m., The award-winning documentary film "From the Badlands to Alcatraz" is an official selection of the inaugural Geography of Hope Film Festival. Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Pt. Reyes Station. Lisa Waters, Lakota Alcatraz swimmer and producer/director Nancy Iverson will have a post-screening Q&A. FMI: film:www.badlandstoalcatraz.org, festival:

Thurs, March 10 OLO (One Love Oceania), at The Humanities Ctr, Stanford University. 5:30 Reception with Food & Drink, 7pm Performance Free & Open to all. Trailblazing queer women of Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian descent explore the complexities and intersections of gender, sexualities, class, race, colonialisms, resistance movements, and Pacific Islander diasporic histories through muti-medium performances that fuse dance, music, film, theater and poetry. With Jean Melesaine, Erica Nalani Benton, Michelle Kaonohikaimana, Terisa Siagatonu, Loa Niumeitolu, Madeline Alefosio, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu FMI: Disney@fmstadmin@stanford.edu. Also on fb.

Sat, March 12, 7:30 am - 12:00 pm, Running Is My High, Lake Merritt Sailboat House Parking Lot, 568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland. Registration $5: 12 and under, adults $10 before March 1, or $15 after. FMI: Laura, 510-535-4463,www.nativehealth.org. The Native American Health Center's 10th annual Running Is My High event, a 10K and 5K Fun Run/Walk Around Lake Merritt, promotes active and healthy lifestyles in the Native American population and in the community at large.

Sat/Sun, Mar 12 & 13, 2011 Mexica New Year Ceremony, National Hispanic University 14271 Story Rd., San Jose. Starting with sunrise ceremony at 5:00 a.m. with many activities. Free to the public, dancing, songs, and sharing. FMI: Calpulli Tonalehqueh, 408-510-1377 andFacebook, My Space, Twitter or www.aztecdancers.com.

Sat, Mar 19, 9:30 am - 4 pm. NAHC/IFH Native Boys and Men’s Wellness Conference, (ages 12 up), IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA.. FMI: 510.836-1955.

Opening Mar 19 & 20, The Betty D’ari Collection, featuring basketry from California, the Northwest Coast and Alaska, the Southwest and the East, the collection will show throughout the Spring with exhibits featuring lithics, pottery, carvings, weavings, and basketry. Pacific Western Traders, 305 Wool Street, Folsom, .916 985-3851.

Apr 15, Jul 15 and Aug 19, 4-6 pm. American Indian Care Awareness Days, Food, games, prizes, raggle. Make appointments, get your eyes check, get info on blood pressure control and screen for diabetes. 2950 International Blvd., Oakland. FMI: Dawn Lulua-Claxton, 510-535-4471,Native American Health Center.

Sat, Apr 16, 1:30-3:30 pm, Lecture: The Two Worlds of Ishi, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. 707.579-3004. http://www.cimcc.org/.

Apr 30, 10 am - sundown, camping set up Fri Apr 29. Sofia Yohema 2nd Annual Gathering, Honoring Our Daughters, Lake Yosemite, Merced. California Traditional Dancers, Arts/Crafts, Youth Activities, youth hand games tourney, dinner, storytelling, raffle, prizes, limited camping. Demonstrations booths for baskets, clapper sticks, berrys , etc. Free, No drugs, tobacco, alcohol or pets. FMI: Johnny Clay, 209-230-0192, johnnyclayart@gmail.com.

Fri, May 13 - Sun, May 15. 3rd Annual Pit River "Big Time" Powwow, MC - Fred Hill Sr., Arena Director: Carlos Calica, Head Man: Ardell Scalplock, Head Lady: Henrietta Scalplock, Host Drum: North Bear - Lame Deer, MT, Invited Drum: Southern Express - WA, Host Local Drum: Northern Eagle - Chico, CA All Categories pay out 4 places! Special Contests: Sweep the Tee Pee, Clown Dance, Chicken Dance, Hand Drum Contest, more TBA. Pit River Casino, 20265 Tamarack Ave Burney. map and directions.


LIFE IS PRECIOUS an exhibition of prints by Edgar Heap of Birds. Edgar Heap of Birds is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work ranges from conceptual public art messages to paintings, prints, and monumental sculpture. Feb 12-Apr 2. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. La Raza Galeria Posada, 1022-1024 22nd St Sacramento. FMI: 916-446-5133,www.larazagaleriaposada.org, larazagaleria@gmail.com

Sa Moana: The Sea Inside. Dan Taulapapa McMullin. Jan 6 - Mar 10. Artist Talk Mar 10, 4pm. CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. Mon-Fri 12 - 5pm & Sun 2 - 5pm, http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu/ FMI: cngorman@ucdavis.edu 530.752-6567. *** In search of an indigenous Oceania visual language that expresses the complexities of contemporary life of Pacific Islanders, American Samoan artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin presents new work developed recently in the Cook Islands, the Fiji Islands and in California that addresses issues of tsunami, climate change, the indigenous body, traditions and urban change.


The U.S. EPA, Region 9 seeks to fill approximately 10 paid summer internships in San Francisco, CA of students seeking a degree and are enrolled or will be enrolled as a student in Fall, 2011. Application Period: Late Feb for Engineering or Science Technicians, Environmental Protection Assistants. Salary: Depends upon student’s academic experience. Duty Location: 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA. 40 hours per week, Approximately 8 weeks May/Jun – Aug/Sep. In your resume, please indicate the projected completion date of your degree. FMI: www.epa.gov/region09/careers/summerinternship.

The Peabody Essex Museum Native American Residential Fellowship Program offers paid fellowship opportunities from June 1 – August 12, 2011 for Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native students and early-career, in-service cultural professionals to gain expertise and prepare for employment positions in the museum field and/or the cultural, nonprofit sector. New this year is an option for self-directed research in PEM's collection and library. Applications due Feb 28, 2011. FMI: www.pem.org/naf orrosario_ubiera-minaya@pem.org, 978-745-9500.

An academic, scholarship and newsroom internship program of the American Indian Journalism Institute (funded by Freedom Forum) with a concentrated 10-day journalism course and paid summer internships at the Al Neuharth Media Center, USD, Vermillion, SD, June 15 - 24, 2011, deadline March 1, 2011. Native American college Students attend AIJI for free and receive other financial assistance with preference for applicants interested in journalism careers and who show the greatest potential. AIJI graduates compete for six-week paid internships as reporters, copy editors, photographers and multimedia journalists in daily newsrooms and with The Associated Press. Internships begin about July 1. For applications:http://freedomforumdiversity.org/. FMI: Jeff Harjo,jharjo@ou.edu.

Kawika Alfiche releases the single of "Ho`i Hou Mai" from the upcoming album: KALE`A (CD purchase to release in March) at www.hawaiitunes.com for a $3.00 download. Proceeds benefit our Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco. We will tour starting in March and hopefully be coming to a town near you!

Call for Proposals, due Mar 18 for the 2011 Native Diabetes Prevention Conference, June 14 - 17, 2011, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Native American/First Nations peoples learning and revitalizing their languages are invited to apply to attend the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages in Washington, D.C. June 13-24. Participants teams (40 learners, teachers, activists) will pair with mentors (20 linguistics experts) to explore the language resources in archives in the DC area, (particularly the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archive); attend morning workshops on linguistics, archival research and language revitalization at NMAI, and other lectures and workshops on linguistics, language teaching and learning. Funded by the NSF Documenting Endangered Languages Program, the institute will pay for dorm rooms at GWU, breakfasts and lunches (dinner on your own), and transportation to / from DC. ($600 cap). The registration fee is $500 with some scholarships available. App deadline Mar 1. Participant application form, Mentor application form, FMI: Endangered Language Fund. Sponsors: Endangered Languages Fund National Anthropological Archives National Museum of the American Indian Library of Congress.

Making Contact, an internationally syndicated, public affairs program, heard on over 200 radio stations, is seeking 3 interns. We focus on topics of environmental, economic, political and social justice, and highlight stories of progressive organizing and systemic solutions. Internships are located in Oakland, CA. Small travel stipend (bus fare to office) avail. Deadline Feb 22, FMI: Lisa Rudman, Making Contact / National Radio Project.

Call for Applications: The 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Writers Lab (IWL) 2011, a literary program for emerging writers, Apr 3 - May 22, 2011. Twelve students will be selected to participate in eight workshop sessions of three hours duration each (all workshop sessions will take place on Sat mornings), a public reading in early July at Intersection 5M, and an online anthology publication, led by Brenda Wong Aoki, Jaime Cortez, Cheryl Dunye and Erika Lopez. Due Fri, Feb 18. FMI: Ellen Oh, 415.503.0520 , Kearny Street Workshop.

The 2011-2012 AIEF Scholarship application is atwww.aiefprograms.org. Must mail with required documents by Apr 4, 2011 for Undergraduate and Graduate level. FMI:Murray Lee, 866-866-8642, American Indian Education Foundation.

The Harpo Foundation Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center supports the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialogue. Annually, two Native American artists living in the U.S. will receive a one-month residency, with room& board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend. Deadline: Feb 15 for 2011. FMI:www.vermontstudiocenter.org, or David Grozinsky 802 635-2727.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is developing American Indian/Alaska Native Youth related digital educational materials and seeks American Indian and Alaska Native artists that can portray regional and cultural areas. ALL styles / themes of American Indian/Alaska Native Art in traditional, contemporary, alternative process, digital, mix processes, and experimental forms welcome. Art must be original and appropriate for conversion to a digital format. Artists chosen to work on the project will be compensated. Send one paragraph bio, and details about art work to artists@katcommunications.com. Due: Feb 18, 2011. FMI: artists@katcommunications.com, Evonne Bennett-Barnes: ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization, provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: emerging fields, film/video, innovative literature, and performing and visual arts. The next grant round, for film/video and visual arts, opens Feb 1, 2011 and on Feb 2012 for emerging fields, innovative literature, and performing arts. Applicant artist must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; at least 25 years old; a working artist with at least five years of professional experience; and not a full-time student and first submit an online inquiry form. FMI: Link to Complete RFP.

North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, March 19-20, Blue Lake Rancheria, Sapphire Palace, in Blue Lake, CA. This two-day in depth working session is a preparatory meeting to discuss critical issues, explore common ground, and establish a collective platform of action for strategic work with a report to be developed for submission to the 10th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) May 2011 in New York. Indigenous nations/First Nations' representatives, community members, elders, youth, organizations, and Indigenous-led advocacy groups are encouraged to attend. Participants cover their own travel, accommodations, handout materials, and most meals. There will be daily lunches and a banquet dinner honoring northern California Indigenous cultures Sat, March 19. Also on March 18 is a separate full day workshop: Dialogue on Leadership and Empowerment: Indigenous Voices at the United Nations at the Native Forum at Humboldt State University in Arcata. Registration for both events due Feb 21. FMI: http://www.7genfund.org/.

The Potlatch Fund (Chinook for the native spirit of gift giving) based in Seattle, WA seeks a new Executive Director.

The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) a permanently endowed national organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures, headquartered at historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, WA seeks a Development Director in a key, senior position, responsible for implementing NACF’s development program.

March 27 – 31: 10th Annual Native Women & Men’s Wellness Conference, Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM. “Healing Connections” Mind – Body – Spirit - Community, Register: www.aii.ou.edu. largest comprehensive Native wellness conference in North America..

Subscribe to News From Native California for a mere $22.50. Read a message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of News and lend your much needed support. Yahwey, yahwey.

Free Bay Area events: mybart.org, and sf.funcheap.com. Also in Oakland, kids eat for free.


TV: San Jose, Channel 15, Native Voice TV, Sat 4-5 pm. Hosts Cihuapili and Michael New Moon. Also 1st, 3rd, 4th Mon, 8 pm courtesy La Raza Round Table.
Bay Native Circle, Wed 2-3 pm, kpfa.org 94.1 fm, McVicar /Antoine producers, Berkeley.
Indian Time Tues 8-10 pm, kkup.com 91.5 fm, Jack Hyatt/David Romero.
Native Way, 2nd/4th Sun, 1-3 pm, David Romero / Veronica Gonzales. San Jose.
On Native Ground - Where Art Speaks! kdvs.com, 90.3 fm, Thurs 8:30-9:30 am, Jack Kohler / Patrice Pena. Sovereignty Sound, DJ Ya-nah, Sun 3-6 am, 916.380-2818. Davis.
Webworks: Voices of the Native Nation, 3rd/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, kpoo.com 89.5, Mary Jean Robertson, San Francisco.

News from Native California Quarterly newsletter. Submissions by email, or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889.

East Bay (To Tuolumne)

Four Directions AA Meetings, Suns at 2, IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. Meetings: 1st Sun: Birthdays; 2nd Sun: As Bill Sees It; 3rd Sun: Step Study; 4th Sun: Basket Drop. Children welcome, open meeting. FMI Vermaine @415-933-1259.

Lakota conversation class, Mon, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. FMI: Janeen. *** Healthy potluck, donations requested per class. Lila wopila to IFH, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our tiyospaye learn Lakota. Thanks also to Willie who is temporarily away as he prepares for the coming of his expected twins with his partner Christina.

Medicine Warriors All Nations Dance Practice. Free, open to all. Thurs, 7-9 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. Motto: Friendship, Fitness, Fun.

Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano, Albany. 510.528-9038. Weekend artist presentations.

Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Mon: 6:30-8:30 Lakota, Tues: 6-9 pm, Beading Circle w Gayle Burns, Drum, Aerobics. Thurs: Medicine Warriors/All Nations Dance, Fri: Talking Circles, Sat: Gardening, Parenting. Library open some Tues/Thurs.

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland. 501.238-2200. Historical display of California lifeways/basketry. Free First Suns.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley. 510.643-7649. Wed-Sat, 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Free; $5 tours, $2 children.

North Bay (To Sacramento)

CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. cngorman@ucdavis.edu 530.752-6567.

California Indian Museum, 1020 O St, Sacramento. “American Masterpieces: Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry,” Through early 2010, Admission.

California Indian Museum & Cultural Center, 5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, 707.579-3004, cimandcc@aol.com. “Ishi: A California Indian Story of Dignity, Hope, Courage and Survival.”

Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527-4479. California cultures, artists change monthly.

Maidu Museum and Historic Site, 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. 916.774-5934.

Marin Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato, 415.897-4064. “Sharing Traditions,” last Sat, 1-4 pm. Tues-Sun 12-4 pm. Free.

Mendocino County Museum. 400 E. Commercial St., Willits, 707.459-2739. Wed-Sun: 10-4:30. Pomo baskets and basket weavers. Free.

Northern California Flute Circle. 530.432-2716. Native Am. Flute concerts & workshops.

Pacific Western Traders, 305 Wool St., Folsom. 916.985-3851 Wed-Sun, 10-5. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, Pendletons. Changing exhibits.

Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Mugg’s Coffee Shop, Ferry Building, 495 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 707.552-2562 or 707.554-6114. Call to confirm Wed 7 pm meetings.

West Bay (SF Peninsula)

New Day!! Come learn powwow and honor songs. 1st Tuesday of every month 7:30 - 9:00 pm, at LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco. Ask for BAAITS drum practice; Jaynie Weye Hlapsi aka (Jaynie Lara) leads the classes sings and drums on Sweet Medicine Drum.

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford. 650-723-4177. “Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas,” Northwest Coast, California, Southwest, and Mesoamerica collections. Wed–Sun. Free.

de Young Museum, Teotihuacan murals, California baskets, Inuit/Eskimo art, Pueblo pottery. Free 1st Tues, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF, 415.750-3600. For admission to see the Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
Admission for Olmec exhibit: $25 adults; $22 seniors 65+; students with ID $21; youth 6–17 $15. Members and children 5 and under are free; the first Tuesday of every month is free. Advance purchase: $5 discount on all tickets. Group (10 or more) $16 per person with advance purchase. FMI: www.deyoungmuseum.org; 415-750-3600.

Images of the North. Inuit sculptures, prints, masks, jewelry, several exhibits yearly, Oct. Cape Dorset Print Show. 2036 Union, SF, 415.673-1273, gallery@imagesnorth.com.

Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center, 423 Baden Ave, So. SF. Mon: Men & Women (13-40) 6:30-7:30; Tues: Kupuna (50+) 6-7; Wed: Keiki (5-12) 6-7; Thurs: Makua (35-50) 6:30-7:30. Bring an open mind and willingness to learn. ($10/class for the month of Sept) rsvp: info@apop.net 650-588-1091.

Mission Dolores. 3321 16th St, SF, 415.621-8203, Andrew A. Galvan, (Ohlone), Curator. SF’s oldest intact building. The only intact Mission Chapel of the original 21. Final resting place of 5,000 First Californians. Native plants / artifacts.

South Bay (To Santa Cruz)
Indian Canyon, Ceremonial Refuge/Facilities, w. of Hollister,ams@indiancanyon.org.

The “Annual Events” section aims to help community event planners avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance. For inclusion, email listings in same format as listings below. Wopila! Also, you can post your full events on theBay Area Native American Indian Network.

Apr 30-May 1, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista,fourcornerstrading@msn.com.
Apr 30, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,johnnyclayart@gmail.com.
Mar 12, Sat, Running is My High, Oakland,LauraM@nativehealth.org.
Mar 19, Sat, Taking Care of the Tribe NAAP Powwow 5, Horace Mann School, SF, sendawee@yahoo.com.
May 6-8, Mothers Day Weekend, Stanford Powwow,info@stanfordpowwow.org.
May, c. 15, Sat, CA Indian Market, Tuolumne,jbates@blackoakcasino.com.
Jun 5, Sat, Gathering of Honored Elders, Sacramento.
Jun 18, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister,ams@indiancanyon.org. date to be revised..
Jul 17, Sat, Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore, 415.464-5100.
Sep 11, Sat, MWAN Powwow, Oakland, gilbert_blacksmith@hotmail.com.
Sep 18, Sat, AmInd Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose, vmcloud@ihcscv.org.
Sep 18-19, Black NA Assn Powwow, CSU Hayward,ltcloud@sbcglobal.net.
Sep 24, 4th Fri, California Indian Day.
Oct 2-3, NAHC Pow Wow, Treasure Island, SF,catherinew@nativehealth.org.
Oct 2, Tlingit Haida Gathering, Oakland 1st Congre. Church,haidawoman1@yahoo.com.
Oct 3, Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont,chvisit@ebparks.org.
Oct 30, Sat, Oakland Library N. A. Culture Day, rchacon@oaklandlibrary.org.
Nov 5-13, Sat, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF,filmfestival@aifisf.com.
Nov 13, AIFF Awards Night, SF, www.aifisf.com.
Nov 22-26, AIM National Conference, SF,eltonyg@earthlink.net.
Nov 25, Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island,morningstar@treatycouncil.org.
Nov 26, Black Fri Shellmound Mall Protest, Emeryville,shellmoundwalk@yahoo.com
Dec 3-4, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oakland, mary@aicrc.org.
Jan 29, MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland,gilbert_blacksmith@hotmail.com.


Dear Firefly...This has red flags all over it.NO ONE should answer this til official confirmation. UNESCO doesn't operate like this. I've emailed my friend at UN to make immediate inquiries. MEANWHILE..the alert should go out to refrain from answering it ..NO CONTACT til it can be verified.
NOTE:My intuition>>> Seems it's another scurrilous way to defraud trusting First Nations peoples..I'M THINKING OF THE $3.4 billion COBELL AWARDS applications of LEGITIMATE awardees!!! AHO... Love and blessings..BB
SOUTH Carolina Cherokee just awarded %50 million?? The Cherokee that escaped (Trail of Tears) are in NORTH Carolina

--- On Thu, 2/17/11, BB <lifeline4peace@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: BB <lifeline4peace@yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 9:12 AM

Dear Monica..Can you please help to verify or debunk the veracity of this, please? I deeply appreciate it. My gut reation is that it's bogus..? Love and blessings..BB
--- On Thu, 2/17/11, Firefly <blissfultawo@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Firefly <blissfultawo@yahoo.com>
To: "Teresa Anahuy" <anahuy59@msn.com>
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 1:26 AM


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POB 1456
South Pasadena, CA 91031

--- On Mon, 2/14/11, David Kitchen <davidckitchen@gmail.com> wrote:

From: David Kitchen <davidckitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011, 7:59 PM

Dear Honorable Indian Nation Leaders,

Greetings from the great state of Colorado.

My name is Uwe Stepanow, from Lafayette, Colorado.

Please allow me a moment to introduce you to the UNESCO State Grant Funding Program. I promise you will NOT be disappointed.

I am working with Mr. Frank Mezias, a native North Carolinian, who is an authorized representative of the “ITI UNESCO Centro Espanol” ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), by authority from Mr. Andrew Maggio and Mr. Ferdinand Ossendorp.

Mr. Mezias and I would like to bring this United Nations Program to your attention. This is UNESCO’s State Government Grant Program, and it is Non-Recourse. There are no fees or guarantees required of you or your state in order to participate and receive a state grant from UNESCO. Please see the 5 attachments I have provided for all the details regarding this Grant Program. This grant funding is being offered to state governments, and Indian tribes within the USA.

You may use UNESCO State Grant Funds to pay for ALL state debts, humanitarian aid programs, infrastructure projects, economic development, and disaster relief projects your state may require.

Grant funding totaling over $ 610 million has already been approved to two U.S. Indian tribal nations last month, and eleven states are already in process of completing their paperwork to receive these grants so far this month. There is no time to delay. You can simply apply for one large grant, take care of all of your state's financial needs, including past state debts, and receive these funds within approximately 60 days of application approval, straight into your state treasury's bank account from UNESCO.

I am certain that after you review the attached information, you will have many questions, and I can schedule a conference call with Mr. Frank Mezias at your convenience, so you may have all of your questions answered to your complete satisfaction.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Mr. Frank Mezias' contact information is below. Please call today to set up a conference call with Mr. Frank Mezias so he can make arrangements for you to proceed forward in your state being awarded a UNESCO state grant.



Thank you for your confidence, and I look forward to hearing from you TODAY!!!.

Best Regards,-

Uwe Stepanow
Media Section Sector for External Relations and Public Information
Mail: s.williams (at)unesco.org
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 68 17 06
South Pasadena, CA 91031
Dear Ms.Williams:
SUBJECT: Bogus UNESCO Grants to US Indians
This is an urgent request for assistance in exposing a bogus UNESCO grant to US Indians which could possibly involve crooked employees of UNESCO residing abroad.
Starting with the "UNESCO" solicitation letter at bottom...you can easily follow the threads of this posting including attachments.
Please give priority to this matter to prevent more desperate Indians to be duped by this scammers. I fear that two tribes, Crow Creek of South Dakota and Cherokee of South Carolina have been victimized...and probably would not easily admit to it for embarassment...
I think this scam involves huge phone bills ....once the international #s are called.
Likewise, please report this to the proper authorities including INTERPOL.
Lilia A. Cajilog (Firefly)
CELL 213 509 1412
Firefly (Lilia Adecer Cajilog)
Tawo Seed Carrier
POB 1456
South Pasadena, CA 91031
Media Section Sector for External Relations and Public Information
Mail: s.williams (at)unesco.org
Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 68 17 06
South Pasadena, CA 91031
Dear Ms.Williams:
This is an urgent request for assistance in exposing a bogus UNESCO grant to US Indians which could possibly involve crooked employees of UNESCO residing abroad.
Starting with the "UNESCO" solicitation letter at bottom...you can easily follow the threads of this posting including attachments.
Please give priority to this matter to prevent more desperate Indians to be duped by this scammers. I fear that two tribes, Crow Creek of South Dakota and Cherokee of South Carolina have been victimized...and probably would not easily admit to it for embarassment...
I think this scam involves huge phone bills ....once the international #s are called.
Likewise, please report this to the proper authorities including INTERPOL.
Lilia A. Cajilog (Firefly)
CELL 213 509 1412

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


David Finkle6:18pm Feb 17

PLEASE PASS ALONG AND 'SHARE'! It's a powerful documentary done by a 12 year old Aboriginal girl (Aurora Finkle) on the destruction of the South March Highlands in Feb. 2011, Kanata, Ontario, Canada.
'Sacred Dollars' (Documentary by Aurora Finkle)
'Sacred Dollars' A Documentary by 12 year old Aurora Finkle on the destruction of the South March Highlands in Feb. 2011, Kanata, Ontario, Canada.


Next year's blackouts-Re: Fw: Native survival with rolling blackouts

Posted by: "firekeeper38" firekeeper38@yahoo.com firekeeper38

Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:47 am (PST)

Hi All

Just caught that this new congress is trying to cut everything that is not war related. Emergency Heating assistance was a specific thing mentioned so I think we should revisit this topic, now, for next year. The heater that uses the least and most variable fuel is the masonry mass heater. That takes planning to construct and paying attention to Craig's or the like to get hold of some medium fire bricks. The medium firebricks are very important since the process is to burn a small fast very hot fire, usually about 1600 degrees, that will burn off the volatiles from crap fire sources like dung and pine and prevent flue fires. Sometimes high fire firebricks are used at the verge of the flue channels to

Basically this is a jumped up fireplace, the cold fresh air is piped in under the floor (or in some other insulated channel) so that the fire' draw does not pull cold air in through your whole home. The fresh air is piped to the fire chamber which is a small thing set into a giant mass of brick, stone, cob or what have you been able to acquire, that radiates the heat for hours afterwards;


From: Monica Neiderman
Subject: We need to take to the streets

The time has come to stand together in unity in our country. The top 2% have lobbyists to stop the government from taking their money. Do the math folks, there's more of us. They are coming for our teachers, police and firemen. Who's next? We're too big and too poor to all march on Washington, but we can all show up at our own courthouse!

Let's meet this Sunday, February 20th from 2-5pm at the courthouse in your county. I'm organizing for Dayton, Ohio. If you're in Dayton, come join me. If you're in Hamilton, go there. Let's get this thing across the country.


First, turn off your electric at your house. The food won't spoil, nor the fish die. Don't buy anything during this time. Send the message to the top 2%: What will happen to you if we do decide to walk like Egyptians?

These are our demands:

· Tax the top 2% and leave the middle class and the poor alone. Stop SB5 and actions like it across the country, and cutting help to the poor.

· Give us universal health care. Open Medicare to all of us and tax us for it.

· Clean energy now. Stop mountain top removal and franking. If you screw up the water, you can't fix it. Give us solar and wind and electric cars.

· Stop the war machine economy. I don't know the solution, but let's stop it now.

· Leave women's healthcare alone. Don't redefine rape and make it more difficult for poor women to plan their families. That only increases the poor in this world.

Monica Neiderman, sewnsew313@yahoo.com

"Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind don't matter and people who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss


Dianne MathiowetzFebruary 18, 2011 at 10:25am
Subject: support Wisconsin public sector workers
go online to sign a petition in support of Wisconsin public sector workers.www.http://www.facebook.com/l/c30fdac1BHi7GfuqP5sgo0arMWw/bailoutpeople.org/wisconsinworkerspetition.shtml
also solidarity demonstrations are being held fri. and sat. around the country.
Tuesday, Feb. 22, on The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3FM, workers involved in the Wisconsin protests will be interviewed. be sure to tune in or go tohttp://www.facebook.com/l/c30fdUG3Gx1cni3YKpxQgw7L50w/www.wrfg.org for streaming.
Say No! to Exploitation of Native American Spirituality Palm Springs 2/26

Cultural Misappropriation must be stopped

Refuse, Resist, and Reject anyone that exploits our sacred sites, people and ceremonies for a little attention, money or a piece of ass
It's important for everyone to stand up and say no to the exploitation of Native American Spirituality
This is a grassroots effort. A number of groups and individuals are co-ordinating this action. Please share with your friends and networks of people who oppose racist cultural misappropriation. Stop the “PRETENDIANS”!
Please join us in this COMMUNITY ACTION!
in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262
to confront and shut down a fake spiritual leader Keisha Crowther- known as "the youngest Shaman in tribal history 'LITTLE GRANDMOTHER' , thirty year old Lakota Sioux Healer Keisha Crowther"
For more information email- aimsb@ymail.com
Some information on CROWTHER-
two youtube that offers some information on her:
"The Culture and Elders Committee of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation protect the intangible cultural resources of the tribes including language, songs, stories etc.
"No tribal Elders or elders have met with nor do they condone the claims and actions made by Kiesha Crowther.
"She is not their 'shaman', she has no right to claim this title and the Elders and elders of CSKT of the Flathead Reservation would like her to cease and desist immediately from making such false claims that erode the traditions that members of the CSKT Culture and Elders Committee are trying to preserve."
The posting of this statement came with the permission and urging of the Salish elders. Anyone doubting this message's authenticity can contact the Flathead Reservation.
Contact the people on the Flathead Reservation: http://www.cskt.org/about/contactus.htm
Please repost widely, particularly in sites frequented by Crowther's cult.
Here is a video from an Oglala ("Sioux") woman with the statement, juxtaposed with Crowther's claims to be from the Flathead Reservation, and her claims she was "made the shaman over the Sioux and Salish": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juoD2CdHBAM&feature=player_embedded
The facts:
her false and hurtful claims of having been "made shaman of the Sioux and Salish tribes", and the statements from the Salish and Kootenai tribes disavowing any knowledge of, or association with her.
Her appropriation of Native American cultural imagery , i.e. the use of the pipe, her manner of dress and the language she uses.
OUR SPIRITUALITY IS NOT TO BE USED AS A MARKETING GIMMICK TO LET FRAUDS PROFIT FROM- while our people starve and freeze to death on their homelands….
Prophet's conference
Kiesha Crowther is scheduled to appear at
"The Prophets Conference"
Where: Palm Springs, California
Friday, Saturday February 26th 2011
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262
Toll Free: 800-333-7535
Phone: 760-325-6611
Crowther is scheduled to present workshops on
Saturday, Feb 26th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM
and again on
Tuesday, March 1st, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
The costs for attending the workshops for Ms. Crowther are $85.00 for Saturday, and $100.00 for Tuesday. The price for the entire conference is $295.00
Official Statement from Salish Elders Regarding Kiesha Crowther
"The Culture and Elders Committee of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation protect the intangible cultural resources of the tribes including language, songs, stories etc.
"No tribal Elders or elders have met with nor do they condone the claims and actions made by Kiesha Crowther.
"She is not their 'shaman', she has no right to claim this title and the Elders and elders of CSKT of the Flathead Reservation would like her to cease and desist immediately from making such false claims that erode the traditions that members of the CSKT Culture and Elders Committee are trying to preserve."
The posting of this statement came with the permission and urging of the Salish elders. Anyone doubting this message's authenticity can contact the Flathead Reservation.
For more information on Fake Shaman and Plastic Medicine People-
for more information on AIM SB/AIM SoCalifornia
"I'll Never Get Over It," Says Family Of Woodcarver John T. Williams
Feb. 17, 2011
Seattle, WA, - "I'll never be satisfied, I'll never get over it," says Rick Williams, the brother of a woodcarver killed by a Seattle Police officer......
Related Articles & Videos:


Demonstrators Block Traffic After Birk Resigns
By Phyllis Fletcher - Feb. 17, 2011
Demonstrators filled the lobby of Seattle's City Hall, and marched into traffic late in rush hour yesterday. They were protesting news that Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk would not be charged by King County Prosecutors for killing woodcarver John T. Williams last year. KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher reports......
Support Police Accountability in Seattle |Change.org:
Aim Southern CalFebruary 18, 2011 at 2:25pm
Subject: AIM So Cal organizing in Los Angeles- CA Thursday 2/24
Live in Los Angeles or surronding areas?
interested in AIM and making a huge difference in your community?


AIM SoCalifornai is open to supporters with the following qualities:
put your family first
willing to work hard
honest, especially with follow through
have a great sense of humor
team player
confidence WITHOUT huge ego

please do not respond if you are struggeling with the following:
don't pay child support

never see or talk to your kids
have a drug or alcohol problem that YOU ARE NOT SEEKING treatment for

have a mental health issues & just DON"T WANT TO take those meds

have an anger management problem & beat up the ones you love

"know your Native" but don't know what tribe you are or much else

This is not a place to SNAG-
We are not a social club
and we can not "teach" you about being "Native" - and you won't make too many friends working with us- infact if your doing a good job, you might piss some people off-
but the friends you do make- will last you a lifetime

for serious inquiries contact: aimsocalifornia@ymail.com
and an address will be emailed back to you.
Star Blue CoatFebruary 18, 2011 at 2:05pm
Sex: MALE D.O.B: 1995/06/27
Age: 15 Race: Aboriginal
...Height: 6'1" Hair: Black, Straight - Just under shoulder length

Last seen on Monday February 07, 2011 at 10pm getting off a city bus at the corner of Mary Street & Holt Place.

If located please phone the contact department listed below immediately,

Contact: Thunder Bay Police
Criminal Investigation Branch
1200 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5Z5
Telephone: (807) 684-1237 Fax: (807) 623-6016
Posted By: Sharon Lewis

Archived News of Brutal Death of Native Children in Foster Care Alberta,

Native children are constinuing to experience brutality in foster care, we seek justice for the death of the children in care. Provincial Governments should be made accountable in Canada. Severe penalities should be given to the foster parents, and social workers developing case plans should be dismissed immediately for neglecting their duties of protecting native children.

Call to Action

Edmonton Journal - Google News Archive Search

Link: Edmonton Journal - Google News Archive Search


Canku Ota

Posted by: "Christina Rose" Rosepetl5@aol.com rosepetl5

Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:52 am (PST)


Check out this awesome newsletter, great for educators to use in the classroom!
Subject: NDN News Pine Ridge flooding strands families

Pine Ridge flooding strands families

Journal staff Rapid City Journal | Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 8:00 pm | (0) Comments

Oglala Sioux Tribe emergency management officials are using boats and other vehicles to deliver drinking water and flood-relief care packages to stranded families and other victims of flooding on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Low-lying areas along Grass Creek, White Horse Creek, Wounded Knee Creek, Potato Creek and White Clay Creek are experiencing flooding. People living near them can call an emergency hotline to receive supplies if needed, according to Arlene Catches the Enemy, OST's interim emergency management director.

"If you or someone you know is stranded that is living near one of the reservation creeks, please contact the emergency hotline so we can get help to you," Catches the Enemy said. Non-perishable food items, disposable diapers and baby formula are available. Hotline numbers are: 605-857-4009, 605-867-8411 and 605-867-8413.

The Black Hills Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has delivered cots, blankets, 20 comfort kits, towels, 12 cases of water, six clean-up kits and 17 boxes of laundry soap. The state Department Transportation station at Sturgis delivered 6,000 sand bags to Pine Ridge.

Tribal officials are asking residents in the White Clay Creek flooded area to limit their use of roads so heavy equipment can easily get to the flooded areas.


2011-02-14 - American Red Cross Responds to Flooding on Pine Ridge Reservation

The American Red Cross is deploying a shelter operations team to Pine Ridge, SD in response to flood information provided by Emergency Manager Arlene Catches the Enemy. A shelter will be established at the CAP office in downtown Pine Ridge for affected individuals.

As a result of unseasonably warm weather, this area on the Pine Ridge Reservation near Calico has experienced a rapid snow melt which is causing flooding on White Clay Creek. Initial reports indicate that there are up to sixteen individuals affected at this time. Additional snow melt is expected to occur and may result in increased flooding.

Every year the Red Cross spends an average of $450 million on our Disaster Services program. Not only does it cover our direct services to our clients, it also includes costs to maintain those things that help us provide assistance to people in need. We have warehouses, disaster response vehicles, trained volunteers, call centers, computer systems and paid staff ready to respond year round. It is through the ongoing support of the public that we can continue to maintain these resources 24-7 and be ready to respond when disaster strikes.

The Red Cross is doing everything we can to ensure that when families and individuals are affected by disaster, we are there. We cannot do it alone. Help us today to continue to provide the same level of service that people need and rightfully expect from us- a safe, warm and dry place to stay, food, emotional support and many other kinds of assistance- whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

The Red Cross will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

How You Can Help

You can help people affected by making a donation to support the American Red Cross. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.blackhillsredcross.org or call 1-888-271-3130.


'So This is America': Veteran Ray McGovern Bloodied and Arrested At Clinton Speech | Common Dreams

02.16.11 - 7:33 PM

'So This is America': Veteran Ray McGovern Bloodied and Arrested At Clinton Speech

by Partnership for Civil Justice

From the Partnership for Civil Justice:

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking. When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, "So this is America?" Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.

Mr. McGovern is being represented by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). "It is the ultimate definition of lip service that Secretary of State Clinton would be trumpeting the U.S. government's supposed concerns for free speech rights and this man would be simultaneously brutalized and arrested for engaging in a peaceful act of dissent at her speech," stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the PCJF.

Mr. McGovern now works for Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for Darkhorse 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan they have lost 9 Navajo Marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on. Semper Fi, God Bless America and God Bless the United States Marine Corps... Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21, Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27, All are Navajo Marines that gave their lives for YOU this week. Honor THEM by passing this on
In Loving Spirit,
Yona & Tsi-gi-li
P.S. This is copied from an E mail I recieved. I did not write it.
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:18:46 -0700
Subject: Spring 2011 Colorado Caravan to Big Mountain Dates Announced! Join our meeting this Sunday!
From: rezchix@gmail.com

Please share with everyone!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Black Mesa Colorado Caravan<blackmesacoloradocaravan@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Spring 2011 Caravan Dates Announced! Join our meeting this Sunday!

Black Mesa Colorado Caravan Spring Work Party, April 9th-16th 2011

Organizational Meeting THIS Sunday, February 20th!
2727 W. 27th Ave, Denver

The dates for the 2011 BMCC Spring Caravan are here! We will be leaving on Saturday, April 9thand returning the following Saturday, April 16th. This group will be smaller than our fall caravan, which consisted of more than twenty people from Denver and around the state. Currently, BMCC is looking for more supporters to make our spring caravan strong. Specifically, would like to reach out to self organized individuals with skills in areas of carpentry, building, gardening, permaculture and farming or who are engaged in other or similar struggles for social justice. Interested supporters should be motivated to go to bi-monthly meetings (which will likely become weekly as we approach leaving time), fundraise, outreach, educate themselves about the history of resistance and repression at Big Mountain and organize supplies.

The ground will be barely warming up when April rolls around and it will be time to prepare garden beds for planting. Other likely work projects include wood chopping, sheepherding and working on sustainable building projects that residents have requested. More projects are likely to emerge as we get closer to the date. Please email blackmesacoloradocaravan@gmail.com if you are interested and attend our organizational meeting, this Sunday 2/20 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the 27 Social Centre, 2727 W. 27th Avenue in Denver.

See you there!

Kahentinetha HornFebruary 20, 2011 at 5:19pm
MNN. FEB. 12, 2011. The US government is going to issue treasury certificates or vouchers in place of dollars. The new currency will not be backed by gold. It will be backed by local resources, labor and services of the people. That’s why international bankers are currently putting a value on the world’s assets for the coming global takeover.

The multi nationals and the colonial corporations of “Canada” and “US” are run by the international bankers. They have to bypass us in order to steal our resources on the way to owning everything.

Our Indigenous resources worldwide will be the standard and we are not being asked or getting any benefits. We have the duty to resist this theft and destruction.

For example, the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges are being merged to carry out this theft and sale of Indigenous resources to enrich the European oligarchs. Toronto will be selling our mining, oil and gas. “We are becoming a growing resource power in a resource hungry world that everybody wants a piece of” [Financial Post FP3 Feb. 10/11]. The new stock exchange will be run and controlled from Europe.

This happened before. After World War I Germany suffered total economic destruction. Governments could not issue their own currency. The global bankers issued money, using gold as the asset. Gold was owned by secret private international banking cartels, like the Federal Reserve and Federal Bank of Europe.

The Reich bank and 150 other private banks in Germany printed money for mass borrowing at high interest rates. This created high prices. The German mark became worthless. Peoples’ savings and businesses were wiped out. Private banks grabbed their properties.

In 1933 the National Socialists came to power. To get around the international bankers Germany nationalized banks and businesses and printed its own currency.

The international bankers wanted their share. They boycotted German trade and commerce, which lead to unemployment and deprivation.

Foreign investors decreased the value of the German mark and bought lands and businesses at rock bottom prices.

In 1935 Germany started public works like flood control, repairing public buildings and infrastructure, building homes, roads, bridges, canals, ports, etc. German labor, goods and services were paid with debt-free and interest-free bills of exchange’ [vouchers]. The workers used their certificates to get goods and services.

Within two years unemployment was almost non-existent, the new currency was stable, there was no debt, inflation nor taxes. It restored foreign trade. The international bankers refused to give credit and boycotted German industries.

Germany set up a barter system. Equipment, commodities and raw materials were exchanged directly with other countries, cutting out the bankers.

In 1938 one ethnic group owned one-third of real German property. They dominated politics, businesses and all professions. They controlled the Reich bank and other private banks, publishing, cinema, theatres, press, 41% of iron, 57% of other metals and 80% of the stock exchange.

The idea of creating money rather than using the artificial financial system was spreading to other nations. WWII was declared on Germany to bring Germany back under the heel of the bankers.

World War II brought Germany back under the heel of the bankers.

Indigenous people will hold onto our birthright, land, air, water and resources of Turtle Island. These international banks have no rights over us. We will cut down their fangs and claws!

Kahentinetha, MNN Mohawk Nation News Kahentinetha2@yahoo.com For more news, books, to donate and to sign up for MNN newsletters go tohttp://www.facebook.com/l/6d943-HDECH1ce2b33VrBRewLeA/www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Category “Art & Culture”.
Star Blue CoatFebruary 20, 2011 at 11:05pm

this week i am asking all our members to please donate art supplies for the children of crow creek reservation. they will finally be getting an art teacher and a room to do there art work. this is definetely good news.

the art supplies are for middle school aged children. here is a list to pick from:
charcoal sticks, drawing pads, paint brushes, water color and acrylic paints, construction paper, pencils, color pencils, color chalks, rulers, scissors (blunt edge), pencil sharpeners, crayons, black and white tempera paint, canvas boards, pallets, glue sticks, erasers, pens, markers, and any supplies that would be appropriate for this age group.
supplies can be sent to me for distribution at the middle school. i will have transportation to take me there for this cause.
my address is:
star blue coat
520 west missouri ave.
apt. 4
pierre, SD 57501
please mark the box "ART". i will be more than happy to send you a letter of donation you can use for your next year's tax deductions.

i thank you with all my heart for helping our kids. this is truly a blessing they will enjoy.

many blessings and love to all!
Wounded by suicide
By Lorna Thackeray - Feb. 20, 2011

Montanans kill themselves at a rate twice the national average, and it's been that way for decades.

For a least the last 30 years, the Treasure State suicide rate has ranked in the top 10 nationally and often in the top five. Wyoming shares the ignominy with its northern neighbor.

The most recent state listings, compiled in 2007, put Montana's suicide rate as the second-highest in the country, behind Alaska. Wyoming was fourth-highest. All of the top five were Western states...... http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_6c50144c-4f52-591c-990a-149012a944a1.html

Reasons for suicide amplified for Native Americans
By Lorna Thackeray - Feb. 20, 2011

All the reasons that put young people at risk of suicide in the country at large are amplified on Indian reservations.

Indian children are more likely to be abused, see their mothers being abused and live in a household where someone is controlled by drugs or alcohol. They have the highest rates of emotional and physical neglect and are more likely to be exposed to trauma.

“The unfortunate and often forgotten reality is that there is an epidemic of violence and harm directed toward this very vulnerable population,” Dolores Subia BigFoot, director of the Indian Country Trauma Center at the University of Oklahoma, testified a before the Senate Committee of Indian Affairs during hearings on the Indian Youth Suicide Prevention Act of 2009......http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_e52af7f0-fa04-526e-874a-11269f8b3a4f.html
Dianne MathiowetzFebruary 21, 2011 at 11:02pm
Subject: in support of Wisconsin workers
Tuesday, The Labor Forum, WRFG 89.3 FM interviews Wisconsin participants in the protests and occupation of the Capitol in Madison. 4:30-5pm. Also Atlanta solidarity rally, Wed, Feb. 23, 4-6pm, Georgia Capitol, Washington St. side. Look for the IAC banners. go to http://www.facebook.com/l/1b56e-CDMNfYlG_ZWQHmuG25ZJA/www.bailoutpeople.org to sign online petition
Hello dear ones,

Below are some thoughts shared by my brother, Scott Frazier, a Santee/Crow elder. There are some important things to consider in his words here. If you are a member of Facebook, you can see the discussion here:

We welcome you to add Project Indigenous to your friends lists too.
Blessings to you all,

As our world comes to the tipping point is there anything we can do about it?

By Scott Frazier
Feb. 22, 2011

Years ago I sat listening to old Native men talking about how disrespectful scientists were by poking holes in the sky. They thought that the balance of the atmosphere was critical to your well being. The old men were referring to the rockets, missiles, and the space programs of the 1960’s and I thought they were out of touch. The holes fill in with atmosphere once the object passes through was my thought.
I have thought about those days recently as we are coming to a tipping point of catastrophic measure.

Yesterday I was visiting with my neighbor and I heard myself talking about how the structure of the earth would come to a point that would make it unstable from the mining, drilling and now, the mining process called fracturing. I smiled at myself knowing that I have come full circle as I am not sitting with the old men now, but speaking as one.

I tried to explain to my neighbor that the earth took millions of years to solidify into what we know as our home today. The structure is based on internal and external pressures that hold the structure together. The human being has now come along and removed the fluidity of the planet by installing cities of concrete and asphalt. Ground water is diverted from the underground streams and pollutants choke the streams and water ways. Parts of the planet that were designed to move are drying out because of the lack of lubrication from water, and from the drilling processes for oil and natural gas. Rain water that is to assist in lubrication is also diverted so that humans can stay dry.

Added to the loss of lubrication is the endless thought that we can poke holes in the earth and remove natural gas, oil and water. My neighbor thought this was pretty funny that I thought that the earth could not stand up to all the drilling. In fact, his belief was that even if we drilled more holes and fractured out all the natural gas, there would be no effect on the planet. My thought, of course, was not about a day where nothing happens, but a day when the plates of our planet want to shift so the planet can readjust. The day of planetary realignment is the day all those little holes will cause an effect we were not counting on happening. This is the day we meet the tipping point and the planet will adjust to a new balance.

The effect of the natural world is the natural science we cannot prevent but only learn from as we observe it. The area around fault lines should not be tampered with while searching for fracturing sites. In fact we should not fracture the earth at all because we are disrupting the natural balance of the planet. Many scientists are looking for the surface change in the climate. However, we are causing a subsurface change that will cause a mixing of the balance, or glue, that holds the planet together. If the surface and subsurface changes happen simultaneously, the tipping point will exclude most of the surface of our planet as we know it.

I do not know the solutions to our problems but my feeling is that we need to find new methods of transportation, clean our streams, leave the earth to do its job and not fall to the grasp of money. Unfortunately, I know that some people will think I am out of touch as I did about the old men and the sky, but it is good to know that I love the earth as did the generations I listened to when I was young.

Looking for "Volunteers" of Chem-Bio Testing

VVA is a plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to illuminate the long-term harm done to service members who "volunteered" for testing of chemical and biological agents at Edgewood Arsenal, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, from the 1950s through the 1970s.
The law firm that is representing VVA, the organization Swords to Plowshares, and six individual veterans, is seeking the names of "each and every" VVA member who is a "former member of the armed services who participated in programs of human experimentation into drugs, chemicals and other substances" . . including the dates that these members participated in the programs and the specific "drugs, chemicals and other substances," if known, that were tested on each of these members.
Any VVA member who participated in this testing should please contact ASAP
Bernie Edelman, VVA's deputy director for policy and government affairs, at
1-800-882-1316 ext. 118
, or via e-mail at bedelman@vva.org .

Copyright © Vietnam Veterans of America. All Rights Reserved. 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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If you are a Cherokee Citizen but have not yet registered to vote, you should know that both your voice and vote is important to the future of the Cherokee Nation. See the Voter Registration Video here: http://www.cherokee.org/Government/Election/Default.aspx

Digital Technology and the Cherokee language: How to make each work with the other: http://crt.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/3497/Page/Default.aspx

Cherokee Gardeners: Help keep a part of Cherokee history alive and thriving: http://crt.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/3450/Page/Default.aspx

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***Cherokee Nation News***
Tribal Court Maintains Status Quo in Citizenship Case : 2/18/2011 3:39:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation’s registration department has been ordered not to process new applications for citizenship for non-Indians until the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court makes a final ruling on the status of non-Indian citizenship.

Cherokee Nation Honors Vietnam War Veterans: 2/18/2011 11:29:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation honored two Vietnam War veterans during the regular February Tribal Council meeting. One served in the Navy, and the other one served in the Marine Corps. Both are warriors who helped carry on the longstanding Cherokee military tradition.

Cherokee Nation’s Gadugi Spirit Demonstrated During Winter Blast: 2/18/2011
(C) Cherokee Nation
When Leora Murphy, a 74-year-old cancer patient, became snowed in at her home in the remote hollows north of Stilwell in rural Adair County during this month’s severe winter storms, the Cherokee Nation quickly stepped in to help.

Cherokee Heirloom Seed Project Helps Keep History Alive: 2/18/2011
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation has been building a seed bank of Cherokee heirloom crops for years, and it is sharing some of that stock with Cherokee Nation citizens in an effort to keep the tradition of growing the unique plants alive. The seeds in the Cherokee Nation’s bank, like the Cherokee people of today, are the descendants of ancient ancestors from Southern Appalachia.

Officials Put Finishing Touches on I-44/193rd E. Ave. Junction in Catoosa: 2/17/2011
(C) Cherokee Nation
Officials from the Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation rolled up their sleeves today to help put the finishing touches on the reconstructed interchange at I-44 and SH-167 (193rd E. Ave.) in Catoosa. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith and Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley joined other transportation leaders in applying a final touch of paint to the new bridge, sealing the last of the work on the $45 million project.

Sequoyah Schools Set to Honor Senior Athletes, February 18: 2/16/2011 2:46:00 PM
(C) Cherokee Nation
Sequoyah Schools’ will honor their seniors who have competed in winter sports and activities on “senior night,” Feb. 18. The recognition event will begin at 5:45 p.m. at Sequoyah Schools’ The Place Where They Play, prior to the basketball district game against Westville.

Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Approves Budget Increase, Guidelines for Compensation of Officials: 2/16/2011 11:23:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted to approve an increase in the tribe’s operating budget and to set guidelines regarding how elected officials for the tribe are compensated during their monthly meeting held in Tahlequah.


Cherokee Nation Announces Science and Engineering Fair Winners: 2/16/2011 10:05:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation recently held its 5th Annual Cherokee Nation National Science and Engineering Fair on the campus of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. The CNNSEF was established by Cherokee Nation Education Services Group to promote academic interest and prepare students for college in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This year’s fair had more than 92 individual entries and 17 team projects, representing nine local schools that competed for awards


Cherokee Nation Offers Cherokee History Field Trips: 2/15/2011 11:05:00 AM
(C) Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is now accepting education tour grant applications through March 14, or until all available field trips have been filled. Funding is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schools that do not meet the requirements or miss the deadline may also be eligible for a discount on the $6 student ticket and may receive one complimentary adult ticket for every group of 10 or more. Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism is awarding the grants to increase the experience and knowledge of Cherokee history and culture for elementary students attending schools within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.


**** Other Links of Interest ****
Games - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=culture&culture=games

Community Calendar - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=calendar
RSS Feed - http://rss.cherokee.org
Podcasts - http://podcasts.cherokee.org
E-Cards - http://ecards.cherokee.org

**** Cultural Tidbits ****

1953: First Cherokee National Holiday held to commemorate 1839 Cherokee Constitution. 1961: Cherokees awarded $15 million by U.S. Claims Commission for Cherokee Outlet lands. 1963: Cherokee National Historical Society founded. Later CNHS opens ancient village, 1967; Trail of Tears Outdoor Drama, 1969; and national museum, 1975.

Please sign this petition. Thank you.

Bear Warrior

Dear Joe Gonzales,

Thank you for signing the "Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier" petition at iPetitions.com.
Your signature is valuable and makes a real difference. Please encourage others to sign the petition as well. Forward the text below to everyone who might be interested:


I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:

"Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier"

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes just a few seconds of your time.

Aim Southern CalFebruary 22, 2011 at 7:54pm
Subject: Can't make it to Demo on Sat? Still want 2 participate stopping this Liar?
and sign the petition!


Here are some OPTIONS!
1) Call the Palm Springs Convention Center’s
Executive Director,
James Canfield at his direct number: 760-322-8400.

2) Please email the Executive Director, and Division Directors at the Convention Center, as well as copying William Dean, the Editor of The Desert Sun (you may copy and paste email addresses, and suggested body of letter below to simplify):

TO: jcanfield@palmspringscc.com; rleson@palmspringscc.com;dcarozza@palmspringscc.com; mminer@palmspringscc.com;ltoles@palmspringscc.com; mginther@palmsprings.org

CC: william.dean@thedesertsun.com

Copy and paste below!

Kiesha Crowther AKA Little Grandmother has greatly offended
the indigenous nations of this continent, who value our spirituality as the
core of our existence. You have twisted and perverted the spiritual beliefs and
practices that enable us to cope with colonization, oppression and the post -traumatic stress of surviving centuries of cultural and
spiritual genocide.

WHEREAS: You have displayed outrageous arrogance by
making yourself a god in an oppressed people’s religion.

WHEREAS: Your entire identity is based on lies,
deception and misrepresentation.

Whereas: You have demonized Native Americans who
object to your sacrilege of their spiritual beliefs by calling them toxic, dark
and cold and you have attacked them using the tactics that lack integrity.

Whereas: You have repeatedly misrepresented facts about
indigenous prophesies and spiritual practices either intentionally or negligently
promoting falsehoods about the true nature of our prophesies.

Whereas: You have intentionally misrepresented
essential facts about who you really are.

Whereas: You have refused to accept constructive criticism from indigenous leaders and activists,
you have refused to meet with them to discuss their grievances and have
demonized them and suppressed their free speech rights.

Whereas: You have interfered with indigenous people’s
inherent right to practice and preserve their spiritual practices for the sole
purpose of marketing them for profit.

Whereas: You have violated the human rights of your followers
by manipulating them into neutralizing all sources of criticism in order to keep
them dependent on you.

We, the
true indigenous peoples of Turtle Island are making the following demands:

Crowther must:

Stop wearing a medicine bag around her neck.

Stop wearing men’s buckskin.

Stop claiming to have any knowledge about ancient indigenous

Stop claiming to represent any indigenous people in any way,
shape or form.

Stop using native styled drums in her self-styled ceremonies.

Stop using white courts to harass, threaten and censor
Native American activists and our allies.

Appear in TRIBAL COURT to account for your crimes against
Native People.

Stop conducting
self-styled sweat lodges, vision quests and pipe ceremonies.

Stop claiming the there are any Native prophesies about a
fair haired girl coming to lead indigenous people.

Stop any association with yourself and White Buffalo Calf Woman.

Publically apologize for lying and manipulating your
followers at all workshops and retreats and return all of their money if
requested to do so.

Locate and take down all videos where you appear in
buckskin, with Native styled drums or shields or conducting pipe or medicine
wheel ceremonies.

Make a video sincerely apologizing for the wrong you have
done Native people and post is on YouTube for all to see.

Dissolve the tribe of many colors and provide a licensed,
qualified cult exit counselor for any of its members that are still trying to “live from the heart” NO COST to them.

Kiesha Crowther will not be right with the indigenous people
of Turtle Island until she makes amends for her offenses and accepts responsibility
for her deceptions. Only if you start being honest with yourself, your
followers and the indigenous people of this land will you begin to heal the damage that you done.
"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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