Date: Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM
Subject: New Episode on AIM TV- Northern Chumash Council & Supporting DRIP Document
Northern Chumash Council & Supporting Drip
Join Ms. Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, as she interviews Mr. Fred Collins, of the Chumash Nation, Tribal Administrator for The Northern Chumash Council, in San Louis Obispo County (http://northernchumash.org/ ). Tonight they discuss the local land use issues, protecting sacred sites, Cultural Resource Preservation, farming/Agriculture and Sustainability by the use of a Vertical Farming Operation, and finally the San Luis Obispo County Board Of Supervisors passing a resolution in the support of the United Nation Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP Document).
“Looking at Agriculture as a means of Cultural Sustainability” – Fred Collins
“In dealing with the local development and governmental entities…. one of the keys in our communities that needs to be nurtutred, reducing the gap in perspectives, once that happens, we can start becoming human beings with each other…. we can act more like neighbors,” – Fred Collins
“Using Drip as a tool, as you long bow, most sacred arrow in your quiver”-Fred Collins
Show your support for the United Nation Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP Document), On August 9TH 2011 AT 1:00PM, San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will pass a Resolution on the United Nation Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Fill up the Board Room!
Join the Chumash Community and the Native American Community and the Indigenous Community in this great Celebration!
For more information contact: email@example.com / http://northernchumash.org/
For more information on AIM Southern California www.aimsb.org
American Indian Movement Southern California
"Support your local AIM chapter"
--- On Fri, 7/8/11, Fred Collins
From: Fred Collins
Date: Friday, July 8, 2011, 12:39 PM
Please see attached the new flyer for the UN event, thank you so much for your support. Please send it to all your contacts.
NCTC Northern Chumash Tribal Council
67 South Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 528-0806 www.NorthernChumash.org
Educational Services & Environmental Consulting
BAY AREA INDIAN CALENDAR, JUL 20, 2011
Thanks to American Indian Contemporary Arts/AICA for the calendar. More info linked to Bay Native Circle page at www.kpfa.org. To include events send text info to Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network.
Bay Native Circle at kpfa 94.1 airs every Wed, 2–3 pm with rotating hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Morningstar Gali, Ras K’Dee and Mark Anquoe. On FB. This week: Ras K’Dee. Thanks for listening to BNC, live, podcast, online and archived for 2 weeks. Please support kpfa.org with a financial contribution.
Thurs, July 21, 7-9 pm, Fix or Nix: The Environment & Technology: Mark Hertsgaard in Conversation with Stewart Brand and Winona LaDuke, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater, The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. Tickets: $10 – $20. Youth tickets under 21 years: $5 – $10. Purchase tickets now or at the door on the night of the event. (This event may sell out in advance, we strongly advise that you purchase your tickets in advance.)
Thurs, July 21, 7-9 pm, Carol Lee Sanchez Memorial Reading, with Avotcja, Duane BigEagle, Judy Grahn, Gail Mitchell, Kim Shuck, Bill Vartnaw, Susan Sibbet, A. D. Winans, Tobey kaplan, et al., at Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery St, San Francisco. FMI: 415.586-3733, bird-beckett.com. Born in Albuquerque , New Mexico and raised in the village of Pagute ,carol lee sanchez passed away in Sedalia , Missouri on April 6, 2011, at the age of 77. Her cultural heritage was largely Laguna and Lebanese-American; the Laguna tribal name given her at birth translates as message bringer woman, and indeed so she was, in a long life as a poet, educator and activist. Full bio and info at BANAIN link. Join us for this commemoration of her life and her work.
Sat, Jul 23, 6-8:30 pm, Open Studio Celebration, The Emerging Indigenous Voices: A New Generation of Artists - San Francisco Gathering will end July 24 after two-weeks of working side by side in the print studio at SFSU and collaboration on four mural panels in public view in SF's Mission District. Please join us in celebration of the artist's achievements as they share their stories, art, media presentation and performance. Also tell your family and friends that they are invited too!! Location: University SouthPark - SFSU Housing Court Yard nested between Font Blvd & Tipia Drive next to campus by the Creative Arts Building - 608 Font Boulevard, San Francisco. FMI: : www.kuaainaassociates.com. Blog: http://risingindigenousvoices.wordpress.com/. Supporters: Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Christensen Fund, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Kua`aina's Sponsorship Circle. Partners: SFSU American Indian Studies, César E. Chávez Institute, Dept. of Art Printmaking Studio. Collaborators: Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, East Bay Media Center, 808 Urban, News from Native California. To support, please contribute.
Sat/Sun, Jul 23-24, 16th Annual ITC Pow Wow, Vallejo, Midge-Vendors 707.226-1234, firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric 707.297-0580.
Sat, Jul 23, 8-11 pm, Kawika Alfiche CD Release, LandezaPresents Live at the Cue!1835 Colfax St., Concord. On FB. For tickets: www.landezapresents.com.
Sat, Jul 23, 9:30-11:30 am, Skills of the Past: Tule Mat. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. www.ebparks.org. Learn the skill to twine Tule (marsh plant) with cordage to create a comfortable mat to sit on. Gather Tule (participation required). Sat, July 30, 9 am - 2 pm, Construct your Tule mat. 18+yrs Reg. Required: (1-888-327-2757, option 2, 3). Fee: $10 (non-resident $12) with Dino Labiste, Naturalist.
Sat, Jul 23, 1-4:30pm, Saturday, July 30, 3 pm-5pm, Skills of the Past: Make an Atlatl. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. www.ebparks.org. Learn to create a prehistoric tool that pre-dated the bow and arrow. Dart throwers were utilized by hunter/gatherer societies. July 23 (1-4:30pm): Construct the atlatl thrower. July 30 (3-5pm): Make the atlatl dart to complete your set. Participants must register for both days. With Dino Labiste, Naturalist. 18+yrs. Reg. Required: (1-888-327-2757, option 2, 3). Fee: $45 for both days (non-resident $51).
Jul 23- 24, Sat/Sun, Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival. Valhalla Grand Hall ~ Tallac Historic Site Highway 89 South Lake Tahoe, CA. FMI: 800.769-2746,
Fri, Jul 29, 8am-3:30pm, 10th Annual Gathering of the Lodges, Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2825 International Blvd, Oakland. Keynote: Artist Sam English, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Sobriety Countdown, Welcoming Back the Sundancers, Special Appearance by Elvis, Registration (required) form via www.nativehealth.org FMI: Kathryn Budd, 510.434-5421, KathrynB@nativehealth.org.
Sat/Sun, Jul 30-31, Todd Westika, award winning fetish carver from Zuni Pueblo At Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano Avenue, Albany, 510.528-9038. Westika, from Zuni, NM is well known for his buffalo, bear, wolves and graceful corn maidens animal carvings and is related to many well known Zuni carvers.
Sun, Jul 31, 10am-3pm, Ohlone Style Soaproot Brushes. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. www.ebparks.org. Plants gifted Ohlone peoples with beauty and objects of daily use. The often overlooked soap plant provided food, brushes, a fishing method, an adhesive and detergent foam. We'll gather soaproot, a common native plant, then show you how to make your own brush. 18+yrs. With Beverly Ortiz, Naturalist. Reg. Required: (1-888-327- 2757, option 2, 3). Fee: Residents $15 (non-resident $17) Resident seniors: $13 (non-resident seniors $15).
Sat, Aug 20, 12-6 pm, 15th Annual Storytelling Event, Indian Canyon, Hollister. FMI: 831.637-4238, email@example.com.
Sat, Aug 20, 10 am-6 pm, 7th American Indian Market and Pow-wow, Friendship House, 56 Julian Ave, San Francisco. Food, arts, crafts, children’s activities, exhibition dance groups, Pow-wow Contest. FMI: Jayde: 415.865-0964, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat/Sun, Aug 27-28, Master Zuni fetish carvers Troy Sice & Ray Tsalate at Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano Avenue, Albany, 510.528-9038.
Jun 21-Sep 9, Visual Transparencies, International Printmakers, CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. Organized by sculptor painter and printmaker Melanie Yazzie from the three volume collection gifted to the C.M. Gorman Museum by the artist collective in 2007. Mon-Fri 12 - 5pm & Sun 2 - 5pm, http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu/ FMI: email@example.com. 530.752-6567.
California Indians: Making a Difference, The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. The first statewide project to emphasize Native voices in California. visitors will be immersed in California Indian culture through displays of artifacts, oral histories, photographs, maps, and contemporary art. FMI: 916.653-7524 or www.californiamuseum.org.
The National Parks Service recently sent out a community wide letter concerning the Occupation graffiti on Alcatraz Island and the removal of the Water Tower grafitti. Craig Glasser of the NPS, has invited people who responded, including The International Indian Treaty Council and anyone else interested in the renovations at Alcatraz, to go on a tour of the proposed renovations. The tour was scheduled for Wednesday, July 20th (this week) at Pier 31. Please contact Craig Glasser for more information on the proposed changes, and Alberto Saldamado of the IITC to see a copy of the response to the NPS on proposed changed. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard Peltier (Prisoner # 89637 - 132) was tossed into the 'hole' (solitary confinement) in USP Lewisburg on June 27, and his support network doesn't know why this happened. He is in bad health, due to kidney problems and diabetes. That beating he got from a prison gang in January, when he was transferred to USP Canaan, probably didn't help his health. Please ask your support network to call Fed. Bureau of Prisons Director Thomas Kane, at 202-307-3198, to request that Mr. Peltier be returned to general population. The e-mail address for Director Kane is email@example.com, if supporters want to write, as well as call.
San Francisco Cultural Equity Initiatives Level 1 Grant awards arts organizations deeply rooted in historically underserved communities, such as Native American, African American, Asian American, Disabled, Latino, L/G/B/T, Pacific Islander and Women grants up to $25,000 for organizational one year development initiatives and are intended to prepare organizations for possible Level 2 funding. Guidelines:(www.sfartscommission.org/ceg). Required letter of Intent due Aug 2, full proposal Aug 25. FMI or email LOI and Draft Narratives to Sylvia Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application workshops: Wed, Jul 27, 2-4 pm, Wed Aug 17, 1-3 pm, 25 Van Ness Ave, SF.
Through film festivals, national conferences and community teaching, PATHSTAR Alcatraz swimmers are actively sharing their experiences and insights to inspire their tribes and communities to reclaim health and wellness and envision a healthy future. In response to invitations to present at the American Indian Institute 2011 Native Diabetes Prevention Conference, serve on the American Indian Institute conference planning advisory board, enter into conversations to collaborate with other health, wellness, and diabetes prevention organizations, and activities at Pine Ridge, the PATHSTAR teaching team is working hard to share their learning and inspire visionary health practices on a national and international level. The PATHSTAR team needs your help to meet their $15,000 goal. Mail donations to PATHSTAR, 601 Van Ness, Suite E711, San Francisco, CA 94102 or online: www.pathstar.org.
The positions of Program Assistant, Family Child and Guidance Clinic, and Lead Clinic Physician, are currently open in Oakland. For application form: Michelle Shawnego, email@example.com.
National Native Artist Exchange. Grants up to $1,500 supports the exchange of artistic skills and knowledge among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists residing in any of the 50 United States who may apply to teach, learn, and collaborate in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another in North America. Rolling deadline. FMI: Dawn Spears 617.951.0010 x525, New England Foundation for the Arts.
A free 48 page Student Resource Guide from California Congresswoman Lucille Royball-Allard.
Free Bay Area events: mybart.org, and sf.funcheap.com. Also in Oakland, kids eat for free.
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, Janeen Antoine producer, Hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Morning Star Gali, Ras K’Dee, Mark Anquoe. 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.
Bay Area native community network.
Bay Area Indian Calendar.
News from Native California Quarterly. Submissions by email, or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889. $22.50. Read this message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of News.
San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council newsletter, Kathryn Paddock, President, 415.887-9315.
Arts in Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond: 510arts.com.
West of Bay (Peninsula)
Learn powwow and honor songs. 1st Tues 7:30-9:00 pm, at LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, SF. 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. the first Tues of month free. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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.
North of Bay (To Sacramento)
Glen Cove Sogorea Te vigil continues to protect the ancestors. Participate, donate, volunteer. Vallejo, CA. FMI: www.protectglencove.org, On FB.
Sacramento Powwow Dance Class & Potluck, Mons, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sierra 2 Center: Curtis H all, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. Free and open to all ages and levels. Bring your drum if you have one and sing! Community-wide Potluck 2nd and 4th Mons. FMI: Shonnie Bear: 916-747-5133, Frances Rocha: 916-544-7121, Jup McCloud: 916-704-4864, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org On FB.
CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. “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.
Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin helps identify, preserve and protect the cultural and physical resources of the Coast Miwok indigenous peoples of Marin and southern Sonoma Counties. FMI: email@example.com, Janice Cunningham 415.491-0401. MAPOM, PO Box 481, Novato CA 94948.
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.
East of 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. Lila wopila IFH, Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our tiyospaye learn Lakota. Thanks also to Willie Underbaggage, our teacher and mentor.
Medicine Warriors All Nations Dance Practice. Free, open to all. Thurs, 7-9 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. “Friendship, Fitness, Fun.”
San Leandro Thurs Nite Powwow Class, 6-8 pm, on FB.
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.
South of Bay (To Santa Cruz)
Four Directions Nat Am AA Meeting, 8 pm, every Fri, 749 Story Rd, San Jose FMI: Linda W, 408/564-3895.
Indian Canyon, Ceremonial Refuge/Facilities, w. of Hollister, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance. For inclusion, email listings in format below. Wopila! Post more details on Bay Area Native American Indian Network.
Jul 23-24, 16th ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo, Midge, 707.226-1234.
Jul 29, 10th Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland, KathrynB@nativehealth.org.
Aug 20, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, Ann Marie Sayers. email@example.com.
Aug 20, Sat, 7th Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 10, Sat, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.
Sep 17, Sat, Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose, email@example.com.
Sep 24-25, Black Nat Am Assn. Powwow, CSUEB Hayward, Don Little Cloud.
Sep 23, 4th Fri, California Indian Day.
Oct 1-2, NAHC Pow Wow, Treasure Island, SF, Cathy Wisdom.
Oct 1, Tlingit Haida Gathering, 1st Congre. Church, Oakland, Kathy Paddock.
Oct 2, Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 8, IPD Pow Wow/Market, Berkeley, email@example.com.
Oct 10, IPD Sunrise Ceremony, Alacatraz, Morningstar Gali.
Oct 27-30, 26th Annual California Indian Conference, Amy Huberland, 530.898-5438.
Oct 30, Sat, N. A. Culture Day, Oakland Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 5-13, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF, email@example.com.
Nov 13, AIFF Awards Night, SF, www.aifisf.com.
Nov 22-26, AIM National Conference, SF, Tony Gonzales.
Nov 25, IITC/AICA Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island, Morningstar Gali.
Nov 26, Black Fri Shellmound Mall Protest, Emeryville, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 3-4, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oakland, Mary Trimble Norris.
Jan 29, MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.
Mar 12, Sat, NAHC Running is My High, Oakland, LauraM@nativehealth.org.
Mar 19, Sat, 5th Taking Care of the Tribe NAAP Powwow, Horace Mann School, SF, email@example.com.
Apr 30, Sat, 3rd Pow Wow, Sacramento City College, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 30, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced, email@example.com.
Apr 30-May 1, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1, Sun, UCB Powwow, Berkeley, email@example.com.
May 6-8, Fri-Sun, Mothers Day Weekend, Stanford Powwow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 13-15, Fri-Sun, 3rd Pit River "Big Time" Powwow.
May 14, Sat, 12th Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan.
May 14-15, Sat/Sun, 10th CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates.
May 21, Sat, 5th Comedy Jam, San Jose, email@example.com.
Jun 5, Sat, Gathering of Honored Elders, Sacramento.
Jun 18, Ohlone Big Time, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF.
Jun 19, Sat, 14th Native Contemp Arts Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine.
Jun 25, 2nd Richmond Powwow, Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings.
Jul 16, Sat, 31st Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore.
From the Eagle Watch #162
July 20, 2011
FYI: This is a very important topic that needs more exposure andconcern. EMR ElectroMagneticRadiation is usually invisible,odorless, silent and hard to notice at all unless you are one of thosepeople who are sensitive to EMR. Inform yourself and take action tostop the spread of this great harm to health and Life in yourcommunity. Children are especially at risk.
Cell phones are becoming more notorious for their carcinogenicproperties. Those microwave towers are dangerous. Thisarticle is very credible and informative.
We welcome your feedback! Forward, post and consider printing foryour cyberphobic friends and relatives.
The Eagle Watch Newsletter is sent to interested individuals, bothIndigenous and nonNative, politicians especially the Canadian ones and anassortment of English language media.
In order to include the links, we had to deformat this article from theoriginal document. The text is copied verbatim and with theauthor's permission. -K
THE DAMAGING EFFECTSOF ELECTROPOLLUTION
Regulators IgnoreHealth Impact as EMF Radiation invades Canada
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THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF ELECTROPOLLUTION
Regulators Ignore Health Impact
as EMF Radiation Invades Canada
by Helke Ferrie
Vitality, April 2011
"The good news is that many of these EMF diseases may bepreventable by simple environmental manipulation, if society chooses topay attention. Unless public outrage intervenes, I am afraid thatour ‘diseases of civilization' will get worse. Good science is notenough to force sensible public policy. Only citizens can dothat."
Dr. Samuel Milham in Dirty Electricity, 2010
"This device emits electromagnetic radiation, exposure to which maycause brain cancer. Users, especially pregnant women and children, shouldkeep it away from the head and body."
Currently proposed legislation for cell phones: Bill LD 1014, sponsoredby Legislator Andrea Boland in Maine, USA.
Ignorance may or may not be bliss, but one thing is certain: it is veryprofitable. According to Buddhism, all suffering derives from ignorance,and it rarely hurts until it is too late; ignorance keys into theaddictive potential in all of us and, thereby, allows somebody to make ahuge pile of money on enslavement.
The detrimental health effects of cell phones, WiFi, electromagneticfields (EMFs), and the microwave-based technology we use daily makesworrying about our kids experimenting with drugs, sexual escapades,alcoholic binges, or a touch of crime insignificant - in comparison to the WiFi-equipped school you send them to, the cellphones you may have bought for them, the hours they spend in front of theTV (forget the content – the TV itself is worse), and the microwave ovenfrom which they often receive their meals. Sex, booze, drugs, and crimeare part of the dark side of life's education: one often learns fromthose mess-ups to go on to make healthy choices. Now consider that this"progressive" and seductive radiation technology has the powerto obliterate life, phase out our biological future, and kill thebrain.
I am one of those suckers seriously injured by cell phones. Oursolar-powered cottage on Manitoulin is far from phone lines; so, for 25years we used public phones. Last summer, a cell phone tower was erected1 mile from my study window. Being a social animal, I thought this wasfabulous! Over a period of two months I quickly developed indescribableheadaches, piercing pains in my right eye, and spontaneous bleeding frommy right ear. My ophthalmologist diagnosed two cataracts in myright eye: the hallmark of microwave radiation injury ( age-relatedcataracts appear in both eyes), as we know from research begun on WW IIU.S. Navy personnel injured by radar equipment. In a future Vitalityissue I will discuss the successful treatment I am undergoing and how Idid not turn into a Luddite.
I am in stellar company: World Health Organization Director General, GroHarlem Brundtland (1998 – 2003) and convener of the World Commission onEnvironment and Development in 1987, did not permit any cell phones atWHO's Geneva headquarters because they caused her debilitatingheadaches. Of course, she had the wrath of the industry descendupon her accordingly. She is currently suffering from cancer.
In 2004, the WHO defined electrohypersensitivity (EHS) as: "… aphenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects whileusing or being in the vicinity of devices emanating electric, magnetic,or electromagnetic fields …. a sometimes debilitating problem[occuring] several orders of magnitude under the limits ofinternationally accepted standards."
In fact, everybody is at risk. Epidemiologist Dr. Sam Milham firststudied childhood leukemia clusters in the 1970s that eventually provedbeyond any doubt that the risk for this disease is directly related tothe presence of powerlines, and subsequently also cell phone towers;those areas of the world that have little or no electricity have almostno incidence of leukemia. In addition to leukemia, evidence now supportsthat cell phones cause especially brain tumors, cancer of the eye,salivary glands, testicles, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and Alzheimer's. Thisradiation also contributes to the development of autism and ADHD. Whileseveral causes are known for all of these conditions, research hasconfirmed that the use of cell and cordless phones and lap-top computers,speed up their manifestation such that people in their 30's are nowbeginning to be diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer's. The degranulationprocess of live brain cells when exposed to cell phone radiation has beenexperimentally demonstrated. Cancer incidence is also significantlyhigher within 400 meters of a cell phone tower or transmitter site. TrentUniversity researcher Magda Havas may now have discovered a third type ofdiabetes caused exclusively by electromagnetic radiation.
The most vulnerable are children, pregnant women, human brains ingeneral, testicles, and ovaries. This was confirmed in 2007 by the WorldHealth Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancerand in 2010 by a Swedish government study, all showing that cell phoneuse increases the chances of brain cancer by 40%. Last year, the EuropeanJournal of Oncology reported that serious heart and related problems(e.g. arrhythmia, palpitations, heart flutter, racing heart beat,fainting, profuse sweating etc) can occur to pulsed radiation as low as0.5% of the existing Canadian and US federal guidelines which permit 10mill micro/Wm2. The truly science-based exposure guidelines demonstratethat nobody should be exposed to more than 1 microW/m2.
When it comes to any type of death industry, the most reliableinformation comes from the military. On the websitewww.safeschool.ca you can download a recently declassified US Navy document from1971 whichsummarizes the more than 2,300 studies on the health effects frommicrowave radiation known way back then! Of course they knew – microwavetechnology was already part of the military arsenal intended to inflictbodily harm. It is the Military University in Germany that developed EMFprotection standards for civilian building codes. In addition to people,building materials require protection from rapid corrosion caused byradiofrequencies and microwaves. In 2008, the Federation of CanadianMunicipalities asked the federal government for an emergency fund of $123 billion over 5 years to avoid building collapse.
The financial problems caused by this irresponsible application ofradiation-based technology includes agriculture and cows. Plants avoidhigh EMF levels by not growing as high as they normally would; when theEMF source is removed, they grow normally. As reported by Dr. Milham,when the "dirty electricity" was neutralized by Graham/Stetzerplugs in a U.S. school, "a dairy farmer a quarter of a mile awaynoticed that his cows each gave an average of ten pounds more milk perday, beginning the day the school received its filters. The cowswere responding to dirty electricity being removed from the groundcurrents." In 2008 the French court ordered a power company tocompensate cattle farmers for EMF damage.
A thoroughly depressing fact is that the main reason gorillas in Africawere reduced in numbers by 90% over the past two decades is because theirhabitat was destroyed by miners for a rare mineral called coltan. Thismineral is apparently indispensable to the production of cell phones. Theinternational efforts to save the gorillas is appearing to have somesuccess, but nothing has happened so far, it seems to rescue the minersthemselves – they are primarily children even as young as 6 years.
Living creatures are electrical beings able to function only withinspecific frequencies. Devra Davis observes: "The difference betweenbeing alive and being dead is just one thing – the presence of electricalactivity in the brain." Thoracic surgeon Dr. William Rae, theco- founder of the American Academy for Environmental Medicine with LinusPauling and Dr. Thoren Randolph, became originally interested inenvironmental influences on health when he himself became seriouslyEMF-sensitive in the 1970's from operating room equipment. His researchled him to recognize the deleterious influence of pesticides and manyother environmental toxins, all of which cause multi-system damage. Theimmune system is the primary target which does its job throughelectrically charged biological substances such as neurotransmitters,hormones, and peptides which transmit faster than the speed of light. Ithas been known since the 1990's that environmental illness frombiological toxins and electrohypersensitivity share the process of adisastrous reduction in the nervous system enzyme cholinesterase. It'ssudden depletion cause depression and also suicidal behavior.
All these biological processes have their inherent timing, repair anddefensive responses, especially during pregnancy and brain development.Hence, the industry "safety" standards, with which governmentregulators collaborate, are totally absurd. Devra Davis explains: Theyare based on the imaginary SAM, the Standard Anthropomorphic Man based onmilitary recruits of 1989: six foot two tall, about 200 lbs, and neverexposed to a cell phone. The subsequently constructed safetystandards date to 1962 when nobody knew the difference betweenheat-producing radiation and microwave radiation, and cell phones did notexist.
The Safe School Committee in Collingwood(www.safeschool.ca) is fighting the WiFi craze that has hit Canadianschools. Even though WiFi is slower than landline-transmittedconnections, and even though there is a documented 40% increase incardiac arrest in children under 13 years directly related to this typeof radiation, the Toronto School Board is hell-bent on WiFi for allschools – presumably until no brains are left to zap. So eager are ourguardians of education to implement what they call "Vision ofHope" (abysmally black humor unintended), they even exceed thetotally inappropriate safety standards set by Health Canada – standardsthat date from a time when wireless phones were Dick Tracey-type sci-fiwatches.
Ken Dryden expressed outrage on March 12 (Globe & Mail) about thelack of mandatory protection from head injuries in hockey, stating:"How could we be so stupid!" Such outrage applies to WiFi inschools even more because even more children – all of them in fact – willbe affected. In a 2009 review of the usually irreversible harm EMFscause, neuroscientists O. Johansson of the Karalinska Institute inSweden, wrote: "Today no-one would consider having a radio-activewrist watch with glowing digits (as you could in the 1950s), having yourchildren's shoes fitted in a strong X-ray machine (as you could in the1940s), keeping radium in open trays on your desk (as scientists could inthe 1930s), or X-raying each other at your garden party (as physiciansdid in the 1920s). In retrospect that was just plain madness. However, the persons doing so were not …less intelligent. … knowledge wasdeficient, as was a competent risk analysis coupled to a parallelanalysis of public needs."
What is happening in other jurisdictions? In 2007, Germany initiate apolicy of reducing the use of CAT scans because of their demonstratedcancer-causing properties, and because their use increased health carecosts (directly and through additional cancer incidence) by 80% in 40years. It followed logically that last year Germany banned the energyefficient CFLS light bulbs because their carcinogenic radiation exceedsEuropean exposure limits. (I tossed all ours and put old-fashionedincandescent bulbs back; I found that the crushing fatigue I thought wasaging mysteriously disappeared!) Many jurisdictions in the US arenow framing legislation to deal both with the bulb's unacceptable levelsof radiation and the difficulty of their disposal because of the highmercury content threatening the ground water.
The European Union's September 2009 report on EMFs stressed the"serious and irreversible damage to health and environments"from EMF radiation and called on all member states to take precautionaryaction. Shortly afterwards the possibility of outlawing the use of cellphones for children under 18 was discussed in the EU parliament.
The UK, whose national Department of Health is as industry-friendly andscience-challenged as our Health Canada, started to surrender to realityand on March 11 advised its citizens that they should text, rather thanput their cell phones to their ears.
Switzerland, Finland, Luxemburg, and Austria supply their schools withthe totally radiation-safe fiber-optic technology for their internet andcommunication needs. Israel has similar legislation in the works. Thosecountries also set the maximum level of exposure between 5 to 10microW/cm2. Recall: In Canada we are told 1,000 microW/cm2 is"safe". Guess on which part of the Earth human brains willsurvive!
Meanwhile, we are also being threatened with "smart meters"which tend to increase electricity costs for people and expose them tomassive amounts of radiation. As of February of this year, Californiaallows people to refuse their installation, because a formalinvestigation showed that these US-made devices never passed all themandatory regulatory hurdles, are hazardous to health, and can causefire.
Devra Davis in her superb book "Disconnect" explains how themost serous practical challenge to this industry comes from the world'slarge insurance companies, such as the Sterling Group of Lloyd's ofLondon. Having nearly been nearly wiped out when the asbestos-relatedclaims became undeniable in the early 1990s, the cell-phone industry wasinformed they would not be backed when radiation hits the fan, as itmust. The trigger for this decision was the UK's 2005 Stewart Commissionwhose chair, citing worldwide research demonstrating harm tochildren's brains from cell phones, told the mobile phone industry to"refrain from promoting the use of mobile phones bychildren". In Canada, liability is certainly worth testing incourt, because the 2007 Human Rights Commission report on EnvironmentalIllness specifically included harm from EMF radiation as being real andrequiring accommodation.
Hear Magda Havas, Devra Davis and many others at the Total Health Show(April 8,9,10) and learn that, amazingly, it may be possible to be safeand have your toys.
Sources and Resources:
S. Milham MD, Dirty Electricity, iUniverse, 2010, any bookstore orwww.sammilham.com
D. L. Davis, Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, Dutton,2010
M. Havas & C. Rees, Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of theWireless Revolution, 2009
L. Blake, Electromagnetic Fields: A Consumer's Guide to the Issues andHow to Protect Ourselves, iUniverse (updated 2007 edition)
Best source for relevant information www.magdahavas.com andwww.microwavenews.com
To fight cell phone towers being placed near schools, playgrounds,hospitals, etc. researchwww.whyfry.org andgoogle "cell phone towers + opposition"
NOTE: The products sources listed below I myself have tried and foundhelpful.
Planetary Association for Clean Energy Inc. Ottawa. Andrew Michrowskiprovides excellent scientific sources and practical help:firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Working Group atwww.ewg.org tests cellphones etc for hazards, safety, alternatives, etc where regulatoryinformation is lacking, outdated, or wrong. Check out theirrecommendations on safer cell phones.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist of Co-Q10 fame, has excellentinformation on radiation on his excellent websitewww.heartmdinstitute.com
To take action against the WiFi plans for all of Toronto's schools go towww.safeschool.ca and meet its organizers at the Total Health Show April 8, 9, 10 at theMetro Convention Center.
To have your home/apartment assessed and made safe, or to build anEMF-safe house, contactwww.breathing-easy.net
For Graham/Stetzer filters www.stetzerelectric.com &www.DirtyElectricity.ca and EMFSolutions 1-877-987-5185 or visittheir booth at Total Health.
Full Source List for Vitality Website:
This list is in order of the information's appearance in the articleitself.
1. The legislation proposed in Maryland could be used in its identicalwording in Canada and proposed to Health Canada via our MPs. Seewww.mainlegislature.org go to "Summary of LD 1014".
2. On cell phone towers the most comprehensive information is in Dr. SamMilham's book "Dirty Electricity". For success in havingproposed cell towers moved to locations away from children, hospitalsetc. see Waterloo Chronicle February 15, 2011 article entitled"Transmission interrupted?" and March 9, 2011 "WIND Mobilelooking at other tower sites".
3. The EarthCalm website has a good summary article on the researchinvolving EMF harm and possible protection entitled "EarthCalmdevelops unprecedented EMF protection against phone and WiFiradiation".
4. Google the name Arthur Firstenberg and read his article in TheEcologist volume 34, number 5, June 1, 2004, on the harm cell phonetowers do to people and animals.
5. On the dangers to food quality done by using microwave ovens google"microwave ovens + safety".
5. The Wikipedia entry on former WHO Director Gro Harlem Brundtland ispretty informative and useful for the links it provides to her statementsand interviews involving harm, from cell phones.
6. Contact Andrew Michrowski of Planetary Association for Clean Energy email@example.com for his powerpoint presentations and scientificpapers. Most useful is his summary of all the literature,world-wide, up to the end of 2010, entitled "Electro-MagneticFields: High Level Microtechnology Concerns". It is the sourceof many items in this article including the degranulation of brain cells,the damage to blood cells, the corrosive effect of microwaves on buildingmaterials, etc.
7. On February 23, 2011, the Journal of the American Medical Associationpublished an article "Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Exposureand Brain Glucose Metabolism" which is exceedingly tame, until youget into the details which support the worst findings publishedinternationally.
8. The information on microwaves and EMFs affecting the heart is in theEuropean Journal for Oncology, Library Volume 5, October 2010. The leadauthor of Trent University's Magda Havas. For medical professionals thisarticle is a must and for people with existing heart issues it is perhapsa life saver.
9. On building codes and EMF protection in architectural design, theMilitary University in Germany etc., go to Robert Steller's websitewww.breathing-easy.net
10. How EMFs adversely affect animals and plants is discussed and sourcesion both the work of Andrew Michrowski (PACE) and in the book by Dr. SamMilham. There are also a website specific to EMFs involving the issue ofdamage to trees, other plants and animals:www.popsci.com orcon tact firstname.lastname@example.org
11. The unbelievable nonsense on which the Toronto School Board bases itsdecision to WiFi all schools, go towww.safeschool.ca from where you can download all of this material.
12. The declassified summary of all adverse health effects of microwaveradiation known by 1971 also go towww.safeschool.ca
13. The biological pathways shared by MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)and EMF sensitivity are discussed in detail in the material available bygoogling Dr. William Rae, the American Academy for EnvironmentalMedicine, and specifically fromhttp://tis-hq.eh.doe.gov/chem-safety which is the web access to theU.S. Department of Energy. The article there is by Lucinda Grantpublished in 1997 entitled "Microwaves imitatepesticides".
14. EMFs and their harmful effects on the immune system of humans andanimals is comprehensively presented in a long articled by O. Johanssonof the Karalinska Institute in Sweden published in Pathophysiology in2009. It can be downloaded from the website of EarthCalm.
15. The various sources for which countries have outlawed or initiatedregulatory protection can be found onwww.safeschool.ca, by googling Magda Havas, the organization Care, and accessing theJanuary 2011 journal called Environmental Science and Technology, andwww.communities.cana.com
16. On Germany curtailing the use of CAT scans see Globe & Mail,April 3, 1009.
17. The European Union's report from the European Environmental Agency ofSeptember 15, 2009 can be downloaded by googling them.
18. The advisory given by the UK Department of Health to text instead ofput the cell phone to your head was published widely; my source was TheTelegraph, March 11, 2011. Go towww.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/martin-beckford
19. The report showing that "smart meters" are not safe andwere not put through the mandated regulatory hoops was published onFebruary 18, 2011 by Sage Associates of Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A/. and isentitled: "Addendum: Assessment of Radiofrequency MicrowaveRadiation Emissions from Silver Spring OWS-NIC514 Model Wireless ElectricMeter". Go towww.stopsmartmeters.wordpress.com and/or email@example.com to get acopy of the report and associated materials.
20. The May 2007 Canadian Human Rights Commission report (2 parts – oneon the medical condition, the other on Canada's legal obligations) onMCS/EMF sensitivity and relevant case law etc. can be downloaded bygoggling its author Margaret E. Sears or by going to the Human RightsCommission website and searching for "Environmental sensitivitiesReport 2007".
21. To find a research study on how the EarthCalm protective technologyfor your home works, go to EarthCalm's website and download it. Title: "Quality of Life Research Testing of EarthCalm ProtectiveSystem."
Helke Ferrie is a medical science writer who lives in Alton. Sheruns Kos Publishing Inc., a publisher dedicated to the politics ofmedicine.
or reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE & Victory to protect Seogorea Te/Glen Cove!
Pilamayaye 2 all the WARRIORS that prayed/fought for Sogorea Te!
This was a COMMUNITY ACTION! it took everyone's participation!
"After 98 days & nights of continuous prayer vigil, the Committee to Protect Glen Cove announces a victory in the struggle to protect Sogorea Te. Yesterday, the Yocha Dehe & Cortina tribes established a cultural easement and settlement agreement with the City of Vallejo and GVRD. The agreement sets a legal precedent for granting Native peoples jurisdiction over their sacred sites and ancestral lands."
LISTEN NOW! American Indian Airwaves Coyote Radio
archived show of 7/19/2011 8pm
1) Update on the protection of sacred site Sogorea Te / Glen Cove interview with Wounded Knee DeCampo & Manny A. Moreno
2) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People interview with Fred Collins, Tribal Administrator Norther Chumash Council regarding August 9th meeting with San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors
3) Interview with Southern Poverty Law Center on Alarming rise on Hate Crimes- Clovis & Nevada
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--- On Tue, 7/19/11, Corine
Subject: Skinheads Hunt Native American Family: Guess Who Gets Arrested?
To: "Aim So california"
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 4:52 PM
Read below for the Story-
Here’s the address you can send your checks to:
To help the Bontas:
There is an account set up at US Bank.
Acct. 153754887328 “The Bonta Family HATE CRIME Victim Fund”
July 13, 2011 by POPEYE
Filed under Human rights, Police Brutality & Abuse Of Power
(DAILY KOS ) Warning: the information below is likely to make your blood boil.
A hate crime happened a few weeks ago in Fernley , Nevada that is just becoming known to the wider public. A family has lost its car, is bankrupt and cannot return to their home because of it.
You should know about it. When you do, you will want to take action. At the end, there is a change.org petition, information for press contacts, and a Facebook Page where you can find more information and express your solidarity. Please leave any other ideas you may have in the comments.
It all happened when Johnny, Lisa and Alyssa Bonty, and their son-in-law, all from the Reno Sparks Indian Colony, stopped at the Quick Stop to get some gas in Fernley NV on May 24th. The rest is below the fold.
According to Indian Country Today, this is what happened:
Johnny Bonta got out of the car to pump some gas when a carload full of skinheads pulled up alongside him. One of them got out of the car with a baseball bat and tried to pick a fight. Johnny told him he didn’t want to fight and got back into the car. The family then drove off, with his son-in-law, Shane Murray, behind the wheel. But now the skinheads were in pursuit.
As the Bonta family was heading for the freeway ramp, the skinheads cut them off and jammed on the brakes, causing a crash. The three skinheads then all got out of their car with baseball bats, knives and a crowbar and attacked the family.
Here’s how Lisa Bonfa described the vicious assault that followed:
“They all jumped out of the car with baseball bats, knives and a crowbar, and we knew they were going to hurt us,” said Lisa Bonta, in an interview from Washoe Medical Center, where she was in treatment for seizures she suffers….snip…[even though this happened at 1pm, nobody passing by would stop to help them]…
“I saw one of them hit my husband in the head with a bat, and the other one was trying to cut off his braid with a knife. Johnny was covered in blood and they just kept hitting him with a crow bar. They even tried to slit his throat,” she added.
“Jacob Cassell had my son-in-law on the ground in a chokehold and Shane was turning blue. My daughter was sobbing ‘they’re killing him’ and somehow she found the strength to hit Jacob in self-defense so he would release Shane.”
It was then, Lisa said, that Cassell turned his anger on her and her daughter, jumping on the hood of their car while swinging a baseball bat and cursing at them.
“I’m a 46 year-old woman with serious health problems, and I tried to defend myself, but he hit me across the lower back with his bat, calling us ‘niggers and river monsters,” said Lisa, who is Anglo. “He pointed at Alyssa and said he would rape her the next time he saw her in Fernley, where she lives.”
Johnny was knocked out by the bat, which had broken his nose and sinus cavities.
Turns out that Jacob Caswell’s father is a police officer in town, and after they tired of assaulting the family, Caswell taunted them with that fact:
“You hear those cops coming? They’re not going to help you. My daddy is a cop in this town, and nothing is going to happen to me. You fucking niggers are going to jail.”
The Police Response
And sure enough, the police arrive and they DON’T TAKE ANY STATEMENTS FROM THE VICTIMS, JUST THE SKINHEADS!!!! They completely ignored the family until Lisa suffered a seizure.
This despite the fact that Johnny had a broken nose, nasal cavity, and could barely stand from being hit with the bat. Shane had a crushed elbow and a broken hand, among other things.
Three ambulances responded arrived on the scene and took Lisa, Murray and Alyssa for medical treatment. Lisa assumed Johnny had been taken in another ambulance, but he had not.Johnny was taken to jail and received NO medical attention for SIX days!!!!!!!
“Why?” you ask?
First they told Lisa that he had an outstanding $367 fine.
When the family arranged to pay it, they charged Johnny with battery with a deadly weapon, even though he had NO weapon.
The police wouldn’t even let in an IHS doctor to treat Johnny in the jail. He only got medical attention after tribal police pursued his release, six days later.
The family also lost its car in all of this, and the police would NOT help them locate it, even though they were the ones who towed it. TWO WEEKS later they finally found it in a small impoundment yard, with its tires flat.
The family cannot afford to get the car out since Johnny was out of work due to his injuries. Family members now are walking to their doctors’ appointments.
The Brag on Facebook
These morons always have to brag. They incriminate themselves, that is if anyone’s listening (or, in this case, reading):
Two hours after attacking the Bontas, Josh Janiszewski of Fernley wrote, “Just laid the fists and boots to some 6′ 5” tongan dude. what you got on little guys?” at 3:13 p.m. When asked if they gave them hell, Josh responded. “Oh we did. That’s for sure!” at 3:48 p.m. “Amen,” said Jacob Cassell at 4:07 p.m.Jacob’s mother Dee Cassell also commented, “So…who has blood? You guys need to come home to mom?” at 4:48 p.m. She later added that she gave them First Aid. “Better have ur asses at home after I did 1st aid. Don’t piss off women – they r worse than men!” she wrote at 8:00 p.m.
When asked if they got “some good licks” in, Josh said, “sent em to the hospital, they got fucked up man, thats for sure.”
Since this crime occurred, the family has found out that skinheads have attacked other Native American families in nearby towns as well, but nobody reports the crimes because they feel the police won’t help them. AND THEY’RE RIGHT!!!!!
I was relieved to learn at the end of the article that the FBI is investigating this as a hate crime, and has taken statements from the family. The Justice Department should also be investigating the Fernley police department as well, but the article doesn’t provide any information on that.
The family has contacted the ACLU and is trying to get a lawyer through them.
For more information:
The story has also been covered byForbes blog (!),and RT, which originally drew attention to the situation.
UPDATE (Monday): Credit where credit is due. Brenda Norrell at Censored News, was the first one to cover this. We find out in that article that the attackers also attempted to slit Bonta’s throat, which is attempted murder. Brenda also reported on the complicity of the Reno Gazette Journal, which copied police tactics of NOT INTERVIEWING THE VICTIMS!!!! (one thing you may want to do is write a complaint to the editor – just go to the link), and wrote about the Facebook bragging. You can also listen to an interview Brenda did with Lisa over at Blogtalk Radio.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse also interviewed the family live on First Voices Indigenous Radio, broadcast over WBAI Thursdays at 9am EST, on July 9. The archives from that interview aren’t on the website yet, but I’m expecting them to be.
What you can do to help.
If your blood hasn’t boiled all away at this point there are a couple of things you can do to help.
UPDATE (Sun 5:15pm EST): It seems that there’s just one Chip In over at the Facebook page and it’s just for $50 to someone we don’t know. There is now a bank account set up to help the family.
Here’s the address you can send your checks to:
To help the Bontas:
There is an account set up at US Bank.
Acct. 153754887328 “The Bonta Family HATE CRIME Victim Fund”
1. There is a petition over at Change.org that you can sign. That’s a no-brainer.
2. A Facebook page has been created to help the family. There is a link on it to donate, and you can also leave words of support (and please do). The FB page also shows that the story is getting some attention over at reddit, so if you can add to this, please do as well.
3. There’s also a Facebook page aimed at Burning Man attendees – apparently Fernley is on the way to BM festivities, and people are pledging not to spend money there. Interesting action. Like it.
4. A woman named Karen over on the FB page also provided a list of contacts. I thought it was good, so here it is:
Anderson Cooper feedback form: http://edition.cnn.com/…
CNN iReoprt: http://ireport.cnn.com/
60 Minutes (CBS): http://www.cbsnews.com/…
Frontline (PBS): http://www.pbs.org/…
Associated Press, Reno Bureau:
Governor Sandoval: http://nv.gov/…
Petition calling for investigation: http://www.change.org/…
Lyon County Sheriff: http://www.lyon-county.org/…
5. Thanks for this suggestion: you can also report this to theSouthern Poverty Law Center for investigation. Morris Dees is a hero. If they pay attention to the story, things tend to change.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please leave them in the comments.
I also wanted to add that this kind of virulent racism and violent behavior goes on around reservations throughout the country, not just the southwest. I sat in on a tribal council meeting on the Standing Rock Reservation two summers ago, and was simply aghast at a group of former-UND students testifying about why they had dropped out. Tensions had been especially high during the mascot controversy (fueled by a racist donor who had given money for a sports arena only on condition that the name Fighting Sioux be retained) but it was common for the Lakota kids to be called “Prairie Niggers” (nope, no typos, that’s what I wrote) and otherwise be harassed. Sometimes things like eggs would be thrown at them. This story should be part of a larger expose of the racist behavior of people around the reservations in this country. Prior to getting involved with these issues, I just was not aware at all how sickeningly bad it is.
American Indian Movement Southern California
"Support your local AIM chapter"
LISTEN NOW! American Indian Airwaves Coyote Radio
archived show of 7/19/2011 8pm
Last nights show, First segment- Sogorea Te interview with Wounded Knee DeCampo & Manny A. Moreno & Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People interview with Fred Collins, Tribal Administrator Norther Chumash Council regarding August 9th meeting with San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors
Second Segent- Interview with Southern Poverty Law Center on Alarming rise on Hate Crimes- Clovis & Nevada
The Environmental Protection Division is allowing the ITT Rayonier Corporation to Pollute the Altamaha River
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Our River, its communities, and citizens need action now to stop the pollution.
Please send your comments to the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) asking them to require Rayonier to clean up their effluent polluting the Altamaha River.
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