I am sorry for the delay in getting this issue out.
First we hlped with the Longest Walk III.
And Sharon has been really sick. We have visited many doctors.
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Tell Chase: Don’t foreclose on soldier’s family
In one month, soldier Aaron Collette will return from Iraq for two weeks’ leave. By the time he does, he won't have a home -- and neither will his family.
Tim Collette, Aaron's dad, did everything right. He put $100,000 down on his home in Bend, Oregon, when he purchased it in 2006.
In 2008, after the economic crisis devastated his small flooring and countertop business, Tim realized he needed a loan modification and went to Chase Bank for help.
Chase told him he had to miss two payments to qualify for a loan modification. But once Tim did that, they began foreclosure proceedings instead of helping him.
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Banks across the state -- and country -- are taking advantage of homeowners in Tim’s situation all the time. Economic Fairness Oregon is pushing state legislators to pass a bill that will address the housing crisis and help people like Tim stay in their homes.
In the meantime, Tim needs public support to pressure Chase to stop the foreclosure.
When news of this story broke earlier in June after Senator Merkley spoke about it on the Senate floor, Chase agreed to delay the foreclosure and told the press they'd work to find a solution for Tim and his family.
But as soon as media attention faded, Chase called Tim and rescheduled the foreclosure for August 9 -- just 10 days before Aaron returns from Iraq.
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Vermont: MindControl Classes
It's no accident that manypeople are weak-willed, confused and easily swayed. A lot of moneyis spent on research to develop and apply methods of psychologicalwarfare, sometimes called mind control. The CIA did experimentsback in the 1950's trying out everything from drugs to hypnosis. This is well documented in John Marks book, "In Search of theManchurian Candidate".
Modern methods of mind control include machines that can read your mindand pharmacogenomics or designer drugs. Many of these incredibletechniques are secretively and furtively applied by militaries all overthe world, often against their own people.
Methods of mind control involving hypnosis can be described and used inapparently harmless and legal ways.
The below quotes are taken from an email ad put out the other day by theEricksonian Institute. Erickson was a hypnotist and hypnotherapistwho developed covert hypnotic methods. He proved that anybody canbe hypnotised and induced to do things they don't want to do. Hypnotism can be used for entertainment, therapy or for mind control,depending on the motivations of the hypnotist.
"Subject: Beliefs Change Class
"Belief Craft?" What's that all about?
"Did you ever meet somebody who expressed a belief about somethingand you thought, "Can he really BELIEVE that?" You may evenhave been left speechless.
"Have you ever been in a situation maybe as a salesperson or as atherapist where you are diligently trying to get your client to loosentheir hold on an old, stuck way of thinking and to persuade them of abetter, healthier viewpoint and they JUST WON'T BUDGE?
"These are examples of where REALLY understanding the nature ofbeliefs would save the day.
""BELIEF CRAFT" is a merging together of two disciplines,"Sleight of Mouth" and "Knowledge Engineering."Basically taking the most useful understanding of how beliefs arestructured (derived from the computer science of Artificial Intelligence,"Knowledge Engineering") and combining it with the mostsophisticated understanding of how beliefs are changed ("Sleight ofMouth").
"The results are game changing.
"Jonathan Altfeld and I will be presenting a three day certificationclass in Belief Craft July 7, 8 and 9, 2011 up in Burlington, Vermont asthe kick-off to our summer NLP Master Practitioner Class (July 7-17,2011)
Read more about it here:http://www.altfeld.com/mastery/seminars/desc-belcraft.html"
When you go to the page, there's piles more, written in a moreintimate style that seeks to draw you in:
"Dear NLP Enthusiast,... You're about to discover a new, provenblend to:
"Change minds covertly WITHOUT raising suspicions or defenses;They'll never see it coming, and they'll be agreeing with your positionand nodding their heads before you've finished talking...You'll havethese techniques mastered, ready-to-unleash, by the conclusion of thistraining."
No kiddin. That's really what they're saying and what's worse,someone is buying it. And worse yet, maybe it does work. Something is clearly working on all the sheeple and followers ofnonsense.
This isn't just about salesmanship on the job but could be appliedanywhere:
"Mysteriously convince romantic prospects why you actually AREtheir type. Warning: you may be so flooded with opportunities, rememberto exercise responsibility and discretion."
This sounds like the 21st century version of "How to Win Friendsand Influence People":
"Amaze your Peers with your mystifying and high-impact VerbalWizardry; Yes, your verbal magic tricks will sound cool, but moreimportantly, your friends will 'wake up' with changedminds."
Then the NeuroLinguisticPractitioners give some examples of successstories. Here's one:
"Everyone used to believe the world was flat. And that preventedexploration for thousands of years. Until Christopher Columbus believeddifferently than everyone else.
"One man reached inside and grasped the Power of his Belief -- ashis only real motivation for risking his life and reputation... andproved the entire world wrong. "
We've got news for these guys. We Indigenous have always knownthe world was a globe. Only medieval Europeans under the influenceof the Roman Catholic Church believed the world was flat. Andanyone who pays $895 to go to one of these seminars has got to be livingin Flatland. This one will be held Thursday - Saturday, July 7-9,2011. 9am - 9pm at the Best Western Windjammer Inn & ConferenceCenter, 1076 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vermont.
SCRUTINY and the Critiquing of Ideas, Principlesand Rules
is what Sustains the
Purity and Vitality of Constitutions, Philosophies, Treaties and otherHuman Arrangements
and Prevents Corruption.
Without Vigilant Analysis and Examination,
Corruption creeps in, destroys and turns our best intentions to toxicdust.
Creation's Gift to Humanity is Mind.
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===============NEW DISCUSSION PAPER NOW AVAILABLE in Print FormatOnly!!=======================
"A Calamity Threatens Your Happiness" by J."Kittoh" Stanley, 2010, self-published, 260p., perfectbound. Copies are now available.
This work, distributed by donation, promises to be important andcontroversial. It came about as a result of the phoney police-ledanti uranium mining protests at Sharbot Lake in 2007 and covers relatedincidents in nearby Ongwehonweh and Nishnaabe communities. There'sloads of info on the nuclear industry, Canadianmilitarization, water diversion and much more.
If you would like to receive a copy, send me an email including yourmailing address.
Sept. 15 Tribunal to hear evidence on Elizabeth Windsor culpability in Canadian depleted uranium (du) and radiation genocide as well as Windsor and Pope Ratzinger culpability in crimes against humanity, and child trafficking - BREAKING NEWS
Action Needed: New Petition: Create a Protective "Buffer Zone" surrounding Bear Butte, a Sacred Site and Historical Landmark
Special News Bulletin
An Official Communication of the Modoc Nation June 15, 2011 Two Eagles (Perry Chesnut), Editor
Medicine Lake Gathering
of the Modoc and Pit River People
Hosted by the Pit River Tribe
Friday July 22 to Monday July 25
At Medicine Camp past the picnic area on the shores of Medicine Lake
In Honor of Elders and Protection of Sacred Lands
Prayers * Visits to Sacred Sites * History of Modoc and Pit River People
Drumming * Stories * Activities for Youth * Sharing of Food
No drugs or alcohol allowed
children must be accompanied by adults
For more information please call: 530.335-1118 or 425-770-7345
Medicine Lake Gathering 2011
In Honor of Elders and Protection of Sacred Lands
Schedule of Events (subject to change)
FRIDAY JULY 22nd
Medicine Camp Lighting of the Sacred Fire. Dinner, sharing stories.
SATURDAY JULY 23th
Medicine Camp Breakfast and prayer. Afternoon: Welcoming of everyone
together (Pit River, Modoc Elders, Cultural People), prayer.
Lunch served, swimming, visiting.
Before dinner: Activities for children, beading, hand-games,
crafts (ongoing through the Gathering 1 hour after lunch,
and at 3pm before dinner).
7:00 after dinner: Commemoration of Elders, traditional dances,
stories, drumming, singing, sharing, and more into the night.
SUNDAY JULY 24th
Medicine Camp Early morning: Water Blessing. Breakfast, children’s activities,
After breakfast: Drum and Dance at Schonchin Springs.
After lunch: Visit to Sacred Sites.
After dinner: Storytelling, drumming,
singing, cultural sharing into the night.
MONDAY JULY 25th
Medicine Camp Breakfast. Ceremony and prayer. Break down camp.
1. All food, drinks and meals are being provided by the Pit River Tribe, our hosts for this event.
2. There is no entrance fee or charge for use of the campground. The USFS has reserved it for our use.
3. The campground is large enough to accommodate as many as wish to come.
4. The campground will accommodate both tents and trailers and has vault toilets.
5. People who wish to drum and sing are welcome to bring hand drums, rattles or other traditional
musical instruments. Everyone is encouraged to participate in drumming, singing and dancing.
Any Modoc drum group is especially encouraged to attend.
6. Driving Directions:
The preferred route from the north (Klamath Falls, etc.) is: Drive Hwy 139 south from the city of
Tulelake for about 20 miles. Cross the railroad overpass (immediately after which is Clear Lake Road
going to your left). Stay on Hwy 139 for approx. another 2.5 miles and turn right onto Co. Rd. 97
(There should be a sign here saying Medicine Lake). Stay on this paved road for about 18.5 miles
until you come to a “T” intersection with a paved road. If winter snow hasn’t knocked it down,
there will be a sign for Medicine Lake. Turn right and continue for about 1.5 miles. Turn left onto
a paved road with a Medicine Lake sign. At the Kiosk and stop sign, turn right to go around the
north shore of the lake. Pass Hemlock and Hogue Campgrounds. The next campground is
Medicine Campground. You’re there!
7. Current & projected conditions: As of today, the Modoc National Forest reports 50-inches of snow on the
ground at the lake. But it’s currently melting at the rate of 2-inches per day, and with the weather warming
and a little over 5 weeks until the Gathering, the snow should be gone and the sun shining.
Special thanks to our Pit River friends and relatives who are hosting this gathering! Let’s have a good Modoc turnout!
Blessings to each and all,
Two Eagles (Perry Chesnut)
Acting Chief Executive, Modoc Nation
P.O. Box 2232
Issaquah, WA 98027-0100
From the Eagle Watch #154
Mining the Wind: Who Would've Thunk It??
June 16, 2011
In the early days after Contact, we Indigenous were shocked when theColonizers wanted to sell the land from under us. We objectedvigourously. To us Real and Original People/Nishnaabe/Ongwehonweh,the land contains the bones and dust of our ancestors. It is not tobe sold but the Newcomers sold it anyway. Then they wanted to sellthe water. We were shocked and we objected. We continue toobject but they are doing it anyway. Now they want to sell thewind. We were shocked and now we are objecting. Who would'veever thought the wind would become such an issue?
Over the past few weeks, we at the Eagle Watch, have scoured the internetfor information on industrial wind turbines. There's lots out thereand quite a growing debate.
We profiled two wind developers, Prowind and Horizon Wind Inc, both ofwhom want to set up wind "farms" in Ontario. What amisnomer! It's more like mining with all the associated damage andpollution.
There are many other big wind developers but these two aretypical.
TWO CORPORATIONS INVADE TWO COMMUNITIES
With growing opposition to wind turbines being placed near people'sdwellings, the promoters will be looking for more places to put them inthe bush, that is on Indigenous communities. Watch out for thatterm, "remote location". It usually means dumping theirtoxic and wasteful projects on our land, on our doorstep, in ourface. They don't care how it harms us. They presume to actwith impunity because they get away with it all the time.
Two well known environmental organizations, Greenpeace and the SierraClub SUPPORT the mega wind projects. Some people are surprised andoutraged about this. We have long been aware of the self-servinghypocrites who shelter under the banner of Environmentalists. Manyenvironmentalists support depopulation.
How much space does one wind turbine need?
"The GE 1.5-MW turbine, with a 70.5-m rotor span, thereforerequires at least 48 acres per tower in a single line perpendicular tothe wind (32 acres/MW) or 123 acres per tower in an array (82 acres/MW).Each Vestas V90 1.8-MW turbine, with a 90-m rotor, requires 78-200 acres(43-111 acres/MW). Tom Gray of the American Wind Energy Association haswritten, "My rule of thumb is 60 acres per megawatt for wind farmson land."
Horizon aka Horizon Legacy Energy Corporation aka Horizon WindInc. aka Horizon Wind Limited Partnership and Big Thunder Windpark Inc.,aka Big Thunder Windpark Limited Partnershp
Fort William First Nations and the City of Thunder Bay
Toronto based, private firm, Horizon Legacy Energy Corp. wants to putup about 20 wind turbines on the Fort William First Nation Nishnaabeterritory pristine wilderness outside Thunder Bay Ontario, not far fromthe US border.
The Fort William First Nations community is home to about 1500people. The colonial puppet Band Council signed an agreement in2007 with Horizon Wind. The Nishnaabe people were notinformed. They were not consulted and did not give theirconsent.
Thunder Bay already signed some deal with Horizon who are now sueing thecity for $126million for reasons that are not clear. Many ThunderBay residents now vigourously oppose the wind project.
Horizon president and CEO Anthony Zwig was in for a real surprise on May30, 2011 when the Fort William Nishnaabe filled their community hall tooppose the destructive wind project. They had a lot of questionsfor Tony and they had plenty to say to him.
On June 1, a letter written by a Fort William Nishnaabe appeared in theNetNewsLedger. In part, it reads:
"We, the Anishinabek peoples of Fort William First Nation, havehad most of our lands and much of our way of life taken from us bysettler society. Indeed, more than 8,600 acres of land has been taken bysettler society for settler projects since we established ourreserve. We are literally surrounded by lands that have beendestroyed by settler projects. Because of this, we live with all theproblems consistent with colonial oppression, including social,psychological, environmental and political pathologies. Due to thislegacy, WE WILL NOT GIVE ANOTHER INCH.
"The proposed location for the Big Thunder Wind Park is in primemoose habitat. Our reliance on moose for physical and spiritualsustenance depends on healthy moose habitat surrounding Loch Lomond lake.We have seen time and again that settler projects that meet provincialand/or federal standards do little to protect our sacred relationship tomoose and other animals. We gain our identity from relationships to ourlands and our animal relatives; though this relationship is hard forsettler society to understand, we are ready to protect it. We will notlet another settler project compromise moose habitat in our traditionalterritory..."
Tony "Huff and Puff" Zwig is a prominent and affluentToronto Jew and political Zionist. Tony is a philanthropist andpatron of the arts just like Murray Koffler, founder of Shoppers DrugMart and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business CCAB. Tonyand Walter Zwig and Murray and Tom Koffler are lifetime members of theboard of governors at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.(See endnotesfor more)
The Nor'Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee opposes Horizon'sBig Thunder wind project in and near Thunder Bay. They will behosting a screening of the film, Windfall on Thursday June 23, 2011 atthe Community Auditorium in Thunder Bay.
Another concern to the Fort William Nishnaabe is a company called SkyPower putting in a 45,000 panel solar installation on Fort Williamterritory. The scale of such a project is also detrimental towildlife and people who depend on our relations for survival.
Prowind vs North Gower, Carleton Place, Brinston, South DundasTownship, United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Shanly,Township of Edwardsburg-Cardinal, United Counties of Leeds &Grenville.
These settler communities are all on Ongwehonweh territory betweenthe Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers. Once productive farmland forearly settlers, the family farm today is an "endangeredspecies". Farmers struggle to earn a living from the soil.
Prowind is a German company with a Canadian subsidiary now based inHamilton, Ontario. Prowind has 16 wind projects all over Germanyand is now expanding into at least 8 other countries. This includesEngland, Ireland, Italy, France, Australia and Romania.
Johannes Busmann, a certified dairy farmer and lawyer, founded Prowind in2000. He knows how to talk to farmers. Prowind Canada is runby money-loving Cathy Weston, president and Juan K. Anderson, projectmanager and aerospace engineer. Prowind likes to start the projectand then sell it to someone more willing to deal with theheadaches.
A North Gower farmer agreed to rent his land to Prowind for some windturbines. Now, Prowind wants to sell the project to him. Prowind is trying to develop other wind projects in the area.
The resistance to the Prowind wind turbine installations is organizedunder the name, North Gower Wind Action Group (NGWAG) which is related toWind Concerns Ontario. These people are concerned about quality oflife and how wind turbines affect property values. NGWAG is hostingthe screening of Windfall on June 26 in North Gower, about 20 minutesoutside Ottawa.
THE PROBLEM WITH WIND TURBINES
The big wind projects cause a number of problems. Here's ourshort list of things we learned and then some more details about therelated health issues.
1. Wind turbines are extremely ugly to look at. We think thatBeauty should be a part of our Lifestyle. Wind turbines also causestrobing, flickering and reflection of sunlight that is a health issuefor some people. The wind turbines being built keep getting biggerand bigger.
2. Wind turbines make hideous noise, often loud and steady like aspeeding train that never arrives. It's hard on the nervesliterally. Wind turbines make infrasound which the human ear cannothear but the body feels it. People like airline pilots already getvibro-acoustic disease (VAD) from constant exposure to low frequencysound. Wind turbines emit electromagnetic radiation of variousfrequencies that can be harmful to health on a cellular level.
3. As more and more farmland is being used for wind turbines,developers are turning to the bush. They want to cut down trees andbuild more roads. Wind turbines need regular maintenance so theymust be easily accessible. This is destructive to all the creaturesand Life in the bush. It is murderous to Indigenous people who gettheir livelihood from the bush.
4. Wind turbines adversely affect birds, bats and othercreatures. The wind turbines on Wolfe Island and those proposed fornearby Amherst Island are located on the migratory routes of manythreatened and endangered bird species including raptors like the BaldEagle. The presence of the turbines causes the birds to avoid theselocations where they normally find food. The Kingston FieldNaturalists are studying this issue.
5. There are potential dangers of chunks of ice falling from windturbines or being flung great distances by the rotors. Anyone couldget hit. Fires are also possible and have happened. The windturbines contain plastics, resins and other substances that are verytoxic when burned.
6. The promoters of wind turbines always tell you they can power somany homes and produce so many mega watts. But do they? Wind is not a constant so it is impossible to predict how much wind willoccur during any given time frame. Just how efficient are theturbines at harnessing the wind's energy? A simple fact of physicsis that when electrictiy is produced in one place and transmitted toanother place, it loses power in the transmission.
7. There are security and communications concerns that the windturbines interfere with microwave transmission and radar including atairports. Why then this big industrial wind turbine facility goingup at Kingston Ontario, the east end of Lake Ontario near to the busyCanadian air force base and international airport, Trenton, less than anhour's drive to the west???
8. Proponents claim that industrial wind projects will providejobs. Beyond the construction, this does not appear to be true atall. A minimal number of technicians and mechanics maintain theturbines once in place.
9. In the end, the wind turbines with so many moving parts willbreak down into useless garbage in about 20 to 25 years. The steelrubble will lie with the crumbling concrete pads, motionless and quiet atlast. The emboldened animals will creep forward to examine thedebris. Plants will pop up and vines will creep over the miles ofwires, batteries, broken switches and plastic shards. People willshake their heads, amazed at how foolish their fellow humans canbe.
Studies in England, Portugal and France where giant wind turbineshave been in place for several years, find that the reports of healthproblems are growing. It's the noise, vibration and strobing thatis making people sick and anxious.
British doctor, Amanda Harry has been gathering and analyzinginformation for about 10 years. She hears from people in Cornwall,Wales and Cumbria; from France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, New Zealandand the USA. She states, "the wind industry has taken itupon themselves to state that there isn't a problem without looking intothe issues further."
Dr. Nina Pierpont in NY State has been doing her part. She says, "Describing and documenting symptoms is the province ofphysicians. So is research on the causes of diseases. Deciding whetherpeople have significant symptoms is not within the expertise of engineersor specialists in acoustics, even when the symptoms appear to be causedby noise. We physicians appreciate the noise data which engineersprovide, but this data has nothing to do with whether people havesymptoms or not. One British acoustics expert, Dr. Geoff Leventhall, isespecially outrageous in this regard, insisting that people “can’t” havesymptoms because turbines “don’t,” he says, produce low frequency noise.His fallback, for which he is well paid by the industry, is that peoplemake up their complaints. But he’s not trained to distinguish whetherpeople are making up their complaints, or to know about the range ofphysical, psychiatric, and neurological symptoms people might have. Arelated point: the hallmark of a good doctor is one who takes symptomsseriously and pursues them until they are understood (and ameliorated).This includes symptoms related to the brain, our most complexorgan—symptoms which may be neurologic, psychiatric, or physical."
Three doctors that Pierpont knows of studying the Wind TurbineSyndrome are herself, one in England, and one in Australia. They note thesame sets of symptoms. The symptoms start when local turbines go intooperation and resolve when the turbines are off or when the person is outof the area.
Pierpont describes, "Sensitivity to low frequency vibration is arisk factor. Contrary to assertions of the wind industry, some peoplefeel disturbing amounts of vibration or pulsation from wind turbines, andcan count in their bodies, especially their chests, the beats of theblades passing the towers, even when they can’t hear or see them.Sensitivity to low frequency vibration in the body or ears is highlyvariable in people, and hence poorly understood and the subject of muchdebate."
Professor Mariana Alves-Pereira is part of a team ofphysicians and scientists studying the pathophysiology of low-frequencynoise and infrasound on humans at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.She is Assistant Coordinator of the Vibroacoustic Disease Project.Alves-Pereira and colleagues have been doing epidemiologic studies ofairline pilots and technicians and other people who are chronicallyexposed to low-frequency noise and infrasound. The effects are grim:cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, and renal pathology andsymptoms, which they call vibroacoustic disease (VAD).
*VAD is well established in the clinical literature. It has been amplydocumented and is readily detected by a variety of diagnostictests."
If you don't look at the evidence, you can say there is none. See more details in the Endnotes.
For the record, we are certainly opposed to nuclear reactors and thedeadly toxic weapon materials they produce. We are against the oilsands extraction and the destruction of the Athabasca watershed. Weknow that oil, gas and coal are dirty and cause health problems. Wehave previously written about the big Greenwash, the money grab and howthe big renewables are being developed by the same ole same ole corporateelitists. Alternative energy on a small scale is a goodidea.
The main solution as we see it is conservation and energyefficiency. We don't need more and more manufactured stuffincluding cell phones, hummers, bombs, guns and drones. Many of usneed to simplify our lifestyles and learn to use less, taking only whatwe need. We need to minimize waste.
In conclusion, it appears that there is growing opposition to big windturbine facilities as people get to understand what they are allabout. A new generation of Indigenous and settler people areforming alliances to fight these projects. Elders and Youth areworking together. It's not over til it's over. Never giveup!!
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Notes, Sources and Contact Info
See the List-Archive:
the Eagle Watch #70 - Energy and Strategies of PsychologicalWarfare: The Big Greenwash
Detailed Report September 4, 2010
the Eagle Watch #126 - Global Governance and Assimilation What aStrategy!
April 17, 2011
Fort William First Nations
The Fort William First Nation Nishnaabe have a claim before theCanadian courts, cash compensation in exchange for land. Ourownership of the land is so different from these foreign concepts ofownership, it is like the difference between saying "my car"and "my mother".
It is the same possessive pronoun but a completely differentmeaning.
In its supreme arrogance, INAC writes, "In return for thiscompensation, the First Nation will provide Canada and Ontario withreleases to ensure the claim can never be re-opened. All ofthe parties agree that this settlement will bring closure for allconcerned."
[This sounds all too familiar!]
"Long before the first European explorers set foot on what is nowCanada, the ancestors of the present-day members of Fort William FirstNation lived along the north shore of Lake Superior near the mouth of theKaministikuia River. Settlers from eastern Canada and Europe found thearea attractive too, as demonstrated by the growth of the adjacent Cityof Thunder Bay (originally the towns of Fort William and PortArthur)
"The Fort William Reserve was created in 1853, as a condition of the1850 Robinson-Superior Treaty. The Chief and Headmen who signed theTreaty intended that the Reserve would provide not just for theirchildren, but for their grandchildren’s grandchildren. However, most ofthe best Reserve land was taken within about threegenerations."
Admin Office Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 am Monday - Friday
Phone: 1 807 623-9543
Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins
Ian Bannon, Manager of Lands & Claims
Ontario Office of the Minister Scott Cavan (416) 314-7395
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs Greg Flood (416) 314-9455
Office of the Honourable John Duncan
(819) 997-0002Media Relations
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada INAC
This group opposes Horizon's Big Thunder wind project near ThunderBay.
Nor'Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee
Informing residents of Thunder Bay and area of the development of WindEnergy in the area
They will be hosting a screening of the film, Windfall
Thursday June 23, 2011 at the Community Auditorium, 7:00pm, Tickets:$5.00 at the door
Big Thunder Wind Power
32 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2W5
Horizon Wind Inc. is not connected to Horizon Wind Farms based inTexas.
Nhung Nguyen, Project Developer
2300 Yonge St. Suite 801, P.O. Box 2300
Toronto, ON. M4P 1E4
Horizon Legacy Energy Corp.
Head Office 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 801 Toronto,ON M4P 1E4
There is virtually nothing at their web site: http://www.horizonlegacy.com
Zwig President Swift River Energy Limited
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 801. Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
many more companies is Anthony Zwig running out of his office at2300 Yonge Street, Toronto????
Ms. Doris Dumais
Director, Approvals Program
Environmental Assessment and Audits Branch
Ministry of the Environment
12th Floor, 2 St. Clair Ave West
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5
the big list of wind developers here
Industry Canada > Information by Industrial Sector > CanadianWind Energy Industry
HERE'S HORIZON AT CANWEA:
CanWEA has 420 members.
Prowind is also a member of CANWEA
Canadian Legal Information Institute
Horizon Legacy Energy Corporation, et al v. The Corporation of theCity of Thunder Bay, 2011 ONSC 375 (CanLII)
This project is supposed to be completed this summer, 2011 and somework has already started for 45,000 solar panel "farm" orindustrial solar facility.
A deal has been signed by band council and company. Do theNishnaabe at Fort William know about it???
Prowind Canada Inc.
226 1/2 James St. N, Unit A
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
Lengericher Landstrasse 11b
49078 Osnabrück, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)541 600 29 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)541 600 29 - 29
Wind Concerns Ontario has member groups across Ontario wherever windprojects are being developed. They do not name the heads of WCO andonly give a mailing address for contact:
Wind Concerns Ontario
105 Guildwood Pky, PO Box 11059
Scarborough, ON M1E 1N0
Here's the contact email for the Beckwith Responsible Wind Action
and the North Gower Wind Action Group
related web site ishttp://www.windfarmrealities.org/
Wind Farm Realities Going Where the Evidence Takes Me
set up by Wayne Gulden who also runs the
Amherst Island Wind Information Web Site
From Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada
The Gem of Lake Ontario
There is already a wind project on Wolfe Island with more planned forAmherst Island and Prince Edward County Ostrander Point.
1) Amanda Harry's report has an interesting diagram which showsthe resonant vibration rate of different parts of the body which may beaffected by low frequency vibration. This is important informationfor people who are accused of imagining their symptoms or lying.
This report is posted all over the internet.
The Amanda Harry report: Wind Turbines, Noise and Health byDr. Amanda Harry
"Wind turbines are large industrial structures that create obtrusiveenvironmental noise pollution when built too close to dwellings. Thisannotated review of evidence and research by experts considers the impactof industrial-scale wind turbines suffered by those living nearby. First,the paper includes the comments by some of the families affected by windturbines, as well as coverage in news media internationally. Theexperiences described put a human face to the science of acoustics.
Second, the paper reviews research articles within the field of acousticsconcerning the acoustic properties of wind turbines and noise. Theacoustic characteristics of wind turbines are complex and in combinationproduce acoustic radiation. Next, the paper reviews the health effectsthat may result from the acoustic radiation caused by wind turbines, aswell as the health effects from noise, because the symptoms parallel oneanother. Primarily, the consequent health response includes sleepdeprivation and the problems that ensue as a result. In addition, thispaper reviews articles that report research about the body's response notonly to the audible noise, but also to the inaudible components of noisethat can adversely affect the body's physiology. Research points to acausal link between unwanted sound and sleep deprivation and stress,i.e., whole body physiologic responses.
These injuries are considered in the context of Human Rights, where it iscontended that the environmental noise pollution destroys a person'seffective enjoyment of right to respect for home and private life, aviolation of Article 8 of the European Court of Human Rights Act.Furthermore, the paper considers the consequent devaluation of a dwellingas a measure of part of the damage that arises when wind turbines aresited too close to a dwelling, causing acoustic radiation and consequentadverse health responses..."
Similar problems have been found by Dr Bridget Osborne, a doctor in MoelMaelogan, a village in North Wales, where three turbines were erected in2002. She has presented a paper to the Royal College of GeneralPractitioners detailing a "marked" increase in depression amonglocal people."
Note: Dr. Osborne's paper was originally, and erroneously, reported ashaving been "presented to the Royal College of GeneralPractitioners". In May 2004, Dr Osborne confirmed that it waswritten "for the Royal College of General Practitioners North WalesFaculty Newsletter on the Physiological effects of Wind Turbines".
THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF INFO AT THIS WEB SITE. WE HAVE ONLYTAKEN SNIPPETS FYI.
Health, hazard, and quality of life near wind power installations - Howclose is too close?: Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD March 1,2005..."Dizziness (specifically, vertigo) and anxiety areneurologically linked phenomena. Hence the anxiety and depression seen inassociation with other symptoms near wind installations are not aneurotic response to symptoms, but rather a neurologically linkedresponse to the balance disturbances people experience from shadowflicker or low-frequency noise... Based on these health effects andhazards, turbines should not be placed within 1700 feet of any road ordwelling. Those living within 1/2 mile (2640 ft) should be apprised thatthey are likely to experience very bothersome levels of noise andflicker, which continue (though to a lesser degree) to a mile or morefrom the turbines."
Pierpont's list of symptoms:
1) Sleep problems: noise or physical sensations of pulsation or pressuremake it hard to go to sleep and cause frequent awakening.
2) Headaches which are increased in frequency or severity.
3) Dizziness, unsteadiness, and nausea.
4) Exhaustion, anxiety, anger, irritability, and depression.
5) Problems with concentration and learning.
6) Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Chronic sleep disturbance is the most common symptom. Exhaustion, moodproblems, and problems with concentration and learning are naturaloutcomes of poor sleep.
Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD
MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1991
PhD, Population Biology, Princeton University, 1985
BA, Biology, Yale University, 1977
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dept. of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, New University ofLisbon, Caparica, Portugal, Professor Mariana Alves-Pereira (anacoustical engineer) and Dr. Nuno Castelo Branco (a surgical pathologist)recently took numerous noise/vibration measurements within a Portuguesehome surrounded by four (4) industrial wind turbines. The closest turbineis nearly 1000 feet (300 meters), from the affected home. The turbineshave been operating since November 2006. The report concludes:
"These results irrefutably demonstrate that windmills in theproximity of residential areas produce acoustical environments that canlead to the development of VAD vibro-acoustic disease in the nearbyhome-dwellers. In order to protect Public Health, ILFN-producing devicesmust not be placed in locations that will contaminate residential areaswith this agent of disease."
4) a report from the National Academy of Medicine in France, warning ofwind turbine noise.
Following is a translation of a notice of the report by Dr. ChantalGueniot in "Panorama du Médecin", 20 March 2006:
Wind turbines: The Academy Cautious
"The harmful effects of sound related to wind turbines areinsufficiently assessed, warns the Academy.
Studies conducted in the neighborhoods of airports have clearlydemonstrated that chronic invasive sound involves neurobiologicalreactions associated with an increased frequency of hypertension andcardiovascular illness. Unfortunately, no such study has been done nearwind turbines. But, the sounds emitted by the blades being low frequency,which therefore travel easily and vary according to the wind, theyconstitute a permanent risk for the people exposed to them.
5) More Health Studies:
Barbara J. Frey and Peter J. Hadden, “Noise Radiation from Wind TurbinesInstalled Near Homes, Effects on Health” (2007)
Eja Pedersen, “Human response to wind turbine noise — Perception,annoyance and moderating factors, Occupational and EnvironmentalMedicine,” The Sahlgrenska Academy, Gotenborg 2007
Robin Phipps, “In the Matter of Moturimu Wind Farm Application,Palmerston North, Australia,” March 2007
WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Bonn Office, “Report onthe third meeting on night noise guidelines,” April 2005
More Notes fromhttp://www.savewesternny.org/health.html
The head of a powerful European committee on the environment hascalled for an independent inquiry into the health effects of windturbines. South West Conservative MEP Dr Caroline Jackson, who ischairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, PublicHealth and Consumer Policy, says she will also be calling for EU researchfunding.
Flicker Induced Health Risks: Chatauqua County Citizens For ResponsibleWind..."There are two distinct types of flicker associated with windturbines. Shadow flicker arises as the shadow of the moving turbineblades moves across the ground. This type of flicker is most common whenthe sun is at a low angle in the sky, such as mornings and evenings inthe summer and just about any time in the winter. These shadows canextend great distances from the base of the turbine, particularly whenthe shadow is downhill from the turbines... The second type of flickerthat can arise from wind turbines is strobing. Strobing occurs whenturbine blades catch the sun and reflect it back towards the viewer.Since a turbine blade will be in the position where this reflection takesplace up to 60 times per minute (20RPM X 3 blades) the effect is like astrobe light. Strobing can occur at any time of day and can happenanywhere the turbines can be seen - especially from the south, east andwest.
He is also CEO and chairman of Swift River Energy Limited, ahydroelectric developer.
The most severe, though by no means the only health risk associated withshadow flicker and strobing is seizure. It is a known fact thatflickering or strobing light can cause seizure in susceptibleindividuals. Other risks due to flicker and strobing include headache,loss of balance, nausea and disorientation. Having a seizure is a severemedical issue but if that seizure, or for that matter disorientation,were to take place while a person was driving a car or operating farmequipment, it could be devastating to that individual and family."
Microwave interference and radar including airports
Wind Farms and their Effects on Public Safety Radio Systems: Summary:..."In many parts of the country, wind farms are being installed toalleviate the need to build more electrical generating plants. These windfarms can have a profound effect on your public safety, utility, andgovernmental microwave systems by chopping and reflecting the microwavebeam."
Ministry of Defence and Radar Interference: Humble Hill, Kielder...
"In the Spring 2000 edition of OpenView we featured an article aboutthe need to take account of military and civil radar interference fromwindfarms. Two projects (07-02Graigenlee Fell in Galloway and 08-07HumbleHill, Kielder Forest, Northumberland ) were mentioned and both have sincebeen rejected or withdrawn after MOD objections."
"..the Ministry of Defence objected to the original proposal on thegrounds that the wind turbines would interfere with primary and secondaryradar therefore impairing the effectiveness of the nearby SpadeadamElectronic Tactics Range (EWTR). In an effort to overcome the MOD'sobjection the Company reduced the number of wind turbines andreconfigured their location on the site. To this effect the Companysubmitted a variation to the application.........the MOD maintained theiroriginal objection, that is, a windfarm operating in the vicinity of theETWR would be unacceptable as the training facilities of the EWTR areunique and imperative for the front-line training of RAF crews. MODbelieve that the proposed windfarm would interfere both with radar andalso with low flying, creating an acute safety hazard to both to membersof the public and RAF crews.The MOD indicated that current studies havenot conclusively proved that the rotating action of wind turbine bladeshas no effect on ground and airborne radar. Therefore they rely on theirown research which concludes that wind turbines cause interference toprimary surveillance radar and also that detection and tracking ofaircraft flying over a windfarm is extremely difficult since theresponses between the aircraft and the turbine cannot bedistinguished."
This prolific web site includes a list of wind farms in theUS.
BALD EAGLES DO LIVE IN NEW HARMONY, UTAH
contrary to Wasatch Wind's ornithologist statement that we do not haveBald Eagles.
Commercial Wind Power Plants will decimate our deer herd.
Bumblebee (Harmony Mountain) is, among other things, a nursery for muledeer. It is a perfect place for deer to give birth and raisetheir young. Once there is an increase in human activity, theharmful turbine sound, vibration, and shadow flicker, the deer will nolonger feel it is a safe place to raise their young. Theproposed roads will cut across the top of Bumblebee and impact thedeer. More roads built a higher kill ratio during huntingseason, resulting with further decimation of the deer population.
National Wind Watch
Paper presented at Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)NOISE-CON 2008, July 28-31, 2008
George W. Kamperman, INCE Bd. Cert. Emeritus, INCE Kamperman Associates,Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard R. James, E-Coustic Solutions, email@example.com
Rev. 1.0, July 27, 2008
The Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN)
MORE ON THE ZWIGS
At the University of Toronto, the Zwigs and Kofflers are bigdonors. In 1999, Murray and Marvelle gave $10million as did Sandraand Joseph Rotman. Peter Munk of Barrick Gold Corporation andTrizecHahn Corporation gave between $5 and $10million. Tony Zwiggave less than $100,000. Other donors include well known crooks likelawyer Eddy Greenspan, Leonard Asper, John Seagram, former Ontariopremier and online gambling profiteer, David Peterson, Charles Bronfmanas well as The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. Whopays the piper calls the tune. The list goes on and on andincludes Conrad Black, Annie Wong Art Foundation and the Wu Yee SunCharitable Foundation.
This link just in from Censored News
World Largest Gold and Copper Mine Reko Diq Balochistan - Pakistan
‘Below the sands lie some 12.3 million tons of copper and 20.9 millionounces of gold. The copper-gold deposits at Reko Diq are believed to beeven bigger than those of Sarcheshmeh in Iran and Escondida inChile’.
"The Reko Diq project is a large copper-gold porphyry resource onthe Tethyan belt, located in the dry desert conditions of southwestPakistan within the remote and sparsely populated province of Balochistan. The Tethyan belt is a prospective region for large gold-copperporphyries.
"Reko Diq is a giant copper and gold project in Chaghi. The mainlicense (EL5) is held jointly by the Government of Balochistan (25%),[Chilean] Antofagasta Minerals (37.5%) and Barrick Gold (37.5%)
"Actually Barrick has a 50% interest in Tethyan Copper Company (theother 50% is owned by Antofagasta plc), which has a 75% interest in theReko Diq project and associated mineral interests (for a resulting 37.5%interest in Reko Diq).
"As of December 31, 2008, Barrick’s share of measured and indicatedand inferred gold resources is 8.5 and 8.4 million ounces respectively.Barrick’s share of measured and indicated and inferred copper resourcesis 11.5 and 8.5 billion pounds respectively.
"...Barrick Gold, responsible for the deaths of Indigenous Peoplesaround the world, began its onslaught on the sacred lands of the WesternShoshone at Mount Tenabo during the Thanksgiving holidays. Before leavingoffice, President Bush Sr. made it possible for Barrick to lease landsfor gold mining in Nevada . Once out of office, Bush Sr. went to work forBarrick as a senior consultant. [along with Brian Mulroney, former CdnPM]
"...Barrick Gold Corp., which began the destruction of the WesternShoshone’s MountTenabo region during Thanksgiving, was voted the fourthWorst Company in the World...In Australia, DR Congo, Ghana , Tanzania andNew Guinea , Indigenous Peoples are fighting Barrick’s destruction insolidarity with the Western Shoshone...
"According to Marcel Claude, vice-president of the internationalenvironmental group Oceana, gold mining dumps 79 tonnes of waste forevery 28 grams of gold and produces 96 per cent of the world’s arsenicemissions."
These wealthy philanthropists go way back together as can be seen atthis link to a 1961 copy of the Canadian Jewish Review. Both theKofflers and the Zwigs are honourary patrons when the Israel PhilharmonicOrchestra performed at Massey Hall.
The Helen and Walter Zwig Family Foundation donates to chess tournamentsand the Canadian Opera Company's Four Seasons Centre for the PerformingArts. The Four Seasons Hotels were started by Murray Koffler andIsadore Sharp.
PHILANTHROPIST - a person who robs the people and then makes a bigshow of giving back some crumbs.
===============NEW DISCUSSION PAPER NOW AVAILABLE in Print FormatOnly!!=======================
"A Calamity Threatens Your Happiness" by J."Kittoh" Stanley, 2010, self-published, 260p., perfectbound.
Copies are now available.
This work, distributed by donation, promises to be important andcontroversial. It came about as a result of the phoney police-ledanti uranium mining protests at Sharbot Lake in 2007 and covers relatedincidents in nearby Ongwehonweh and Nishnaabe communities. There'sloads of info on the nuclear industry, Canadian militarization, waterdiversion and much more.
If you would like to receive a copy, send an email including your mailingaddress.
Native Graves Protection Act Subject of Hearing
Native Graves Protection Act Subject of Hearing
A U.S. Senate Committee hearing today will examine the successes and barriers made to date in repatriating Native remains, funerary, sacred, and patrimonial objects.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold the oversight hearing on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) tomorrow afternoon.
Witnesses will explore how federal agencies and museums have progressed, and what additional policy considerations are necessary to ensure burial rights and protections for indigenous people.
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), the Chairman of the Committe, will host the hearing entitled: "Finding Our Way Home: Achieving the Policy Goals of NAGPRA."
NAGPRA provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. The Act also establishes a committee to monitor actions, and facilitate the resolution of disputes involving repatriation.
Since its enactment in 1990, there have been over 40,000 human remains, 1.1 million funerary objects, 5,500 sacred objects, and 2,100 patrimonial objects found eligible for repatriation under NAGPRA by museums and Federal agencies in the U.S.
The hearing will also examine the implementation of the National Museum of American Indian (NMAI) Act, and its impact on the repatriation of Native American cultural items. The NMAI established the museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution, prescribing laws and procedures to govern repatriation.
*** Supporting information courtesy U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Finding Our Way Home
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Finding Our Way Home: Achieving the Policy Goals of NAGPRA
Thursday, June 16 2011
Senate Dirksen 628
Panel # 1
Ms. Anu Mittal
U.S. Government Accountability Office, Natural Resources and Environment
Panel # 2
Ms. Peggy O'Dell
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Mr. Kevin Gover
National Museum of the American Indian
Panel # 3
The Honorable Mark Macarro
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
The Honorable Mervin Wright
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Mr. Ted Isham
Cultural Preservation Manager and Tribal Historical Preservation Officer
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Aim Santa Barbara posted in American Indian Movement Southern Callifornia.
Aim Santa Barbara
1:16pm Jul 19
Farmers in LA FIghting for Future Generations (part 1)
Ms. Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, as she interviews Don Cuco, from South Central Farms
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Aim Santa Barbara
1:16pm Jul 19
LA Farmers Fighting for Future Generations (part 2)
Ms. Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, as she interviews Don Cuco, from South Central Farms
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LA Farmers Fighting For Future Generations part 3
Ms. Corine Fairbanks, Oglala Lakota, as she interviews Don Cuco, from South Central Farms
Runoff elections for the office of Deputy Chief as well as several Tribal Council seats will be held Saturday, July 23rd, 2011. For information regarding the elections, polling places and more, please visit http://www.cherokee.org/OurGovernment/Commissions/Election/Default.aspx
59th Annual Cherokee National Holiday is coming up Labor Day weekend, September 2, 3 and 4. Entry forms, informational brochures and the schedule of events can be found at http://www.holiday.cherokee.org.
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Tahlequah, OK 74465
***Cherokee Nation News*****
Healthy Communities Focus of Cherokee Nation Conference:7/11/2011 11:31:19 AM
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More than 150 representatives from communities across northeastern Oklahoma recently participated in a two-day conference on building healthy communities held recently in Tulsa. The Creating Healthy Communities Action Institute, sponsored by Cherokee Nation, featured discussions and presentations on creating healthy eating and active living environments, healthy school changes, how complete streets lead to healthy environments and economies, food policies, commercial tobacco control and more.
Nation Seeks National Treasures Nominations:7/11/2011 10:35:18 AM
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The Cherokee Nation will once again recognize Cherokee citizens with exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art forms and cultural practices, and is asking the public for nominations to consider for the Cherokee National Treasure Award. The awards will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 3, in conjunction with the 59th Cherokee National Holiday. The deadline to submit a nomination packet is Monday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.
Nation Surgical Technician Program readies Cherokees for New Career:7/11/2011 10:25:48 AM
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The Cherokee Nation recently introduced a new job training opportunity at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah teaching Cherokees to become surgical technicians. Four students have already completed the program and three more are set to graduate on July 25. An upcoming class has five participants enrolled and starts Aug. 15.
Up at the Cherokee Holiday Slow Pitch Softball Tournament:7/15/2011 2:14:58 PM
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Get your bats and gloves ready to rumble at the 59th Annual Cherokee National Holiday slow pitch softball tournament, happening Sept. 2 – 4, at the Cherokee Nation softball fields next to Sequoyah Schools in Tahlequah. Twenty-six team positions are available for women and 36 team positions are available for men. Early bird deadline for team entries is Aug. 12 with an entry fee of $175
Nation Honors Veterans at July Tribal Council Meeting:7/15/2011 1:29:31 PM
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The Cherokee Nation honored three veterans, each representing a different branch of the Armed Services at this month’s Tribal Council meeting in Tahlequah, Okla. One of the honorees served in the Navy, one is an Army veteran and one served in the Marine Corps. All are part of the longstanding Cherokee military tradition.
National Holiday Art Show and Sale Seeks Entries:7/14/2011 3:42:51 PM
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The Cherokee Nation is now accepting applications from artists for the Sixth Cherokee National Holiday Art Show. The show runs in conjunction with the 59th Annual Cherokee National Holiday held over Labor Day weekend. Deadline for entry is Thursday, Aug. 18.
Nation WIC Program Receives New Guidelines:7/14/2011 8:52:11 AM
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The Cherokee Nation is announcing new guidelines for determining income eligibility for benefits available to pregnant and nursing mothers and their infants through a federal program administered locally by the tribe. The new income guidelines were released by the United States Department of Agriculture and became effective on July 1, 2011.
Nation Run-off Election slated for July 23:7/13/2011 3:23:32 PM
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The Cherokee Nation will hold a run-off election on Saturday, July 23, to decide the next Deputy Principal Chief and three Tribal Council representatives. By Cherokee Nation election code, any races in which one candidate did not receive more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 25 general election must be decided in a run-off of the two candidates receiving the most votes.
Nation Tribal Council Hopes to Instill Confidence in Election Process:7/13/2011 2:44:45 PM
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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has approved a resolution designed to help instill public confidence in the upcoming run-off elections.
Nation becomes First Tribe to receive Electronic Health Records Incentive:7/13/2011 1:27:21 PM
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The Cherokee Nation recently received the first incentive payment from the Oklahoma State Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for its implementation and use of electronic health records at W. W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The tribe started using electronic records in its nine health centers and the hospital more than seven years ago but recently certified its system, enabling Cherokee Nation to become the first tribe eligible to receive the incentive payment.
up for Cherokee National Holiday Women’s Fast Pitch and Coed Softball:7/13/2011 12:00:37 PM
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The 59th Annual Cherokee National Holiday is just around the corner and it’s time to sign your team up for the Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament and the Coed Softball Tournament on Aug. 26, 27 and 28 at the Cherokee Nation softball fields in Tahlequah.
Council Increases Budget by $1.6 million, Supports Election Safeguards:7/12/2011 5:13:29 PM
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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a $1.6 million increase to the tribe’s budget at this month’s regular Council meeting and in a separate special Council meeting voted to support additional election safeguards for the July 23 run-off election and any necessary special elections required to fill Council seats.
Nation Supreme Court Orders Recount :7/12/2011 4:07:16 PM
© Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court issued an order today for "a manual hand recount of the ballots for the office of Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in the 2011 General Election."
Nation Day of Champions Teaches At-Risk Youth Life Lessons:7/12/2011 3:33:45 PM
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The Cherokee Nation recently partnered with the #14 Foundation to coach at-risk youth during the fourth annual Day of Champions, a football camp held in Tahlequah that teaches students respect, discipline and trust. The two-day camp is held at Sequoyah Schools’ football field and features prominent football coaches and players who act as mentors.
**** 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
Fw: [AIMFLCH] BP oil spill cleanup unearths relics
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Real revolution video
One of my new songs set to the backdrop of the Mega-Quarry protest in Kanekota http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4AkK__dtXM&sns=fb
Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project File to Intervene
in Lawsuit to Defend Bison's Room to Roam Beyond Yellowstone National Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 14, 2011
Darrell Geist, Habitat Coordinator Buffalo Field Campaign: 406-646-0070; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Marvel, Executive Director Western Watersheds Project: 208-788-2290; email@example.com
, MT: Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project filed today to intervene in consolidated lawsuits by Park County and the Park County Stockgrowers Association to stop a plan by the state of Montana to permit bison some room to migrate within Gardiner Basin outside Yellowstone National Park.
The groups say Gardiner Basin provides critical winter habitat and is a key corridor for the migratory species to roam in Montana.
"This reconnection of buffalo and the land on which they belong is a long overdue first step," said Daniel Brister, Executive Director of Buffalo Field Campaign. "Local Montanans welcome the buffalo's migration, have learned to live with buffalo, and desire to see the wild species return."
Gardiner Basin encompasses a small portion of the bison's northern winter range originally reaching 40 miles beyond Yankee Jim Canyon into Paradise Valley along the Yellowstone River.
Park County residents who filed affidavits in state court say the bison need a break from wasteful taxpayer funded government hazing, capture, and slaughter operations that harms their interest in co-existing with the wild species in their native range.
"Yellowstone is one of a very few nearly intact ecosystems on the planet and is considered a world treasure," said Fred Baker, who owns property the bison migrate onto along the Old Yellowstone Trail. "To not support free roaming Bison in my opinion is an American travesty."
"I found this winter very special in viewing bison up and down the Gardiner Basin," said Gardiner, Montana resident Scott Hoeninghausen. "A limited amount of tolerance created an unlimited amount of beauty."
The plan agreed to by Montana would permit some bison to temporarily occupy some winter range in the Gardiner Basin.
Bison migrating beyond Yankee Jim Canyon would be subject to shooting by state officials, an action which the groups and residents deplore.
"It is long past time for bison to be able to return to their historic range in Montana," said Jon Marvel, executive director of Western Watersheds Project. "WWP welcomes the opportunity to support the State of Montana."
District Court Judge E. Wayne Phillips of Lewistown has scheduled a hearing for the consolidated cases in which BFC and WWP seek to intervene in the fall of 2011.
Judge Phillips replaced Park County District Court Judge Nels Swandal who was removed from the case after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks petitioned for a new judge.
Before he was removed from hearing the suit, Judge Swandal granted a temporary restraining order to the stock growers and the county thwarting Montana participation in the new agreed upon plan.
BAY AREA INDIAN CALENDAR, JUL 13, 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: Morningstar Gali. Thanks for listening to BNC, live, podcast, online and archived for 2 weeks. Please support kpfa.org with a financial contribution.
Mon, Jul 11, Emerging Indigenous Voices: A New Generation of Artists. A two week gathering of 13 diverse indigenous artists who reflect on their roles as artists, work in the SFSU print studio and paint three murals in SF’s Mission District. 9 am: Opening Ceremony, 9:30-10:30 am: Presentation: Indigenous Visual Sovereignty: Contemporary Native Art History, by Dylan A.T. Miner PhD - First Nations/Métis. Indigenous artists, movements, and institutions of the last 4 decades examined. 10:45 am-12:30 pm: Guest Artists Panel-Facilitator: Bethany Mati Edmunds, MFA-Ngati Kuri/Maori; Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm, César E. Chávez Institute, SFSU, 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 750, Daly City. Closing Celebration: Sat, Jul 23, 6-8 pm. 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. FMI: Kua’aina, and, blog.
Thurs, July 14 at 6:00pm, *Call to Gather at GVRD Headquarters. At 6:30pm this Thursday, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) will be holding a board meeting
Fri, Jul 15 and Aug 19, 4-6 pm. American Indian Care Awareness Days: Native American Health Center, 2950 International Blvd., Oakland. With food, games, prizes, raffle, appointments, eye exams, diabetes screening, and blood pressure control info. FMI: Dawn Lulua-Claxton, 510-535-4471.
Fri, Jul 15, 6:30 pm. The de Young Museum's exhibition of the activist art by Rupert Garcia in SF's Golden Gate Park accompanied by a presentation and reception with The SFSU College of Ethnic Studies' family and friends.
Sat, Jul 16, 10-4, 31st Annual Big Time Festival, Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore. Basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and craft sales. Free and open to the public. No dogs, drugs, or alcohol. FMI: Loretta Farle, 415. 464-5140 or www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit.
Sat, July 16, 1:30-4 pm, Bow Drill & Hand Drill Fire Making. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. www.ebparks.org. Learn the secrets of making fire. Indigenous cultures throughout the Americas utilized the hand drill method. The bow drill is used more by contemporary practitioners of fire making. Explore the difference between the two techniques of fire-by-friction. 12+yrs. with Dino Labiste, Naturalist. 1-888-327-2757, option 2, 3.
Sat/Sun, Jul 16-17, Art Quintana returns with older and newer pawn jewelry from the Southwest with jewelry by the Navajo, Hopi, Santo Domingo and Zuni nations. At Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano Avenue, Albany, 510.528-9038.
Sun, Jul 17, 10-noon, From Plant to String. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. www.ebparks.org. Renew your relationship with the land as you learn to transform native plant stem fibers into string using Central California Indian methods. Find out about sustainable plant gathering techniques. 16+yrs. Beverly Ortiz, Naturalist FMI: 510.544-3220.
Sun, Jul 17, 3-5 pm, A Reception Benefitting PATHSTAR.org, Gerber Family Home, 64 Manzanita Avenue, San Rafael. The annual Pathstar Alcatraz swim with an intensive one-week health awareness and physical training, culminates in an inspirational swim from Alcatraz to the San Francisco Shore in October that positively impacts the native communities it reaches. This benefit event features appetizers, the award-winning documentary, “From Badlands to Alcatraz,” Pathstar founder Dr. Nancy Iverson, and renowned Buddhist teacher, Sylvia Boorstein, for a meditation and dharma presentation. FMI Emily 415-721-7696, pathstar.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if supporters want to write, as well as call.
Alliance for California Traditional Arts’ Living Cultures Grants Program supports exemplary non-profit traditional arts projects with grants up to $7,500. ACTA's Apprenticeship Program encourages the state's traditional arts and cultures by making $3,000 contracts with master artists to train qualified apprentices. App postmark deadlines Jul 15 for 2012 projects.
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). Letter of Intent is required and due Aug 2, full proposal Aug 25. Email Letter of Intent and Draft Narratives to Sylvia Sherman, email@example.com, or for more info. Application workshops: Wed, Jul 27, 2-4 pm and 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. To accomplish these goals, The PATHSTAR team needs your help to meet our $15,000 fundraising goal. Mail donations to PATHSTAR, 601 Van Ness, Suite E711, San Francisco, CA 94102 or donate online: www.pathstar.org.
The position of Program Assistant, Family Child and Guidance Clinic, and Lead Clinic Physician, are currently open in Oakland. For application form: Michelle Shawnego, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com On FB.
CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com.
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 16, Sat, 31st Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore.
Jul 23-24, 16th ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo, Midge, 707.226-1234.
Jul 29, 10th Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland, KathrynB@nativehealth.org.
20, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, Ann Marie Sayers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
20, Sat, 7th Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF, email@example.com.
10, Sat, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.
Sep 17, Sat, Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
8, IPD Pow Wow/Market, Berkeley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
5-13, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF, firstname.lastname@example.org.
13, AIFF Awards Night, SF, www.aifisf.com.
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, email@example.com.
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.
19, Sat, 5th Taking Care of the Tribe NAAP Powwow, Horace Mann School, SF, firstname.lastname@example.org.
30, Sat, 3rd Pow Wow, Sacramento City College, email@example.com.
30, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced, firstname.lastname@example.org.
30-May 1, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista, email@example.com.
May 1, Sun, UCB Powwow, Berkeley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-8, Fri-Sun, Mothers Day Weekend, Stanford Powwow, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Yukon First Nations want apology from truth panel
Yukon First Nations want apology from truth panel
Jul 11, 2011
First Nations want an apology from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the accommodations it offered to residential school survivors in Inuvik, N.W.T. last month.
More than 30 Yukon delegates attended the commission's national event in the Mackenzie Delta community, from June 28 to July 1, in the hopes of sharing their residential school experiences with the federally appointed panel.
But delegates claimed they were subjected to filthy, unsafe and uncomfortable accommodations that had broken windows, no telephones and dirty water.
"You didn't have soap, you didn't have towels," Jessie Dawson, a delegate from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation in Whitehorse, told CBC News.
"The difference between camping and staying in a place like this is when you go camping, you go prepared."
Unable to share experiences
In addition to the accommodation problems, Dawson said many Yukon delegates did not get to share their residential school experiences at the national event.
'Some of our citizens went up there [and] came back totally retraumatized.'—Grand Chief Ruth Massie
Dawson said three commission officials had promised to work on the accommodations.
"I said, 'OK, great, but start getting our elders out of these places.' We were also told they were going to rent us a vehicle with a cellphone, and also set up a meeting with the commissioners so some of the people can tell their stories," she said.
"None of that has, had happened."
Delegates to the Council of Yukon First Nations general assembly in Whitehorse last week passed a resolution demanding an apology from the commission.
"Some of our citizens went up there [and] came back totally retraumatized, so we have to deal with that and the support services for them," said Grand Chief Ruth Massie.
Seek funding for next event
The council's resolution asks the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to provide funding for Yukon delegates to attend the commission's next national event.
Dawson said the Yukon delegates deserve another opportunity to tell their residential school stories and to be treated with respect.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed by the federal government in 2008, around the same time a formal apology was issued in the House of Commons for the abuses aboriginal people suffered at residential schools.
A large part of the commission's mandate involves gathering statements from former students, through a combination of public hearings and private sessions.
The Inuvik event was the second national event to be hosted by the commission, which held its first major event in Winnipeg in June 2010. Similar gatherings will take place in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan over the next four years
Aim invited you to MASS CALL IN to BOP for Peltier Continues July 20th, 11 am Eastern.
MASS CALL IN to BOP for Peltier Continues July 20th, 11 am Eastern
Tomorrow, July 20 at 11:00am
Vallejo City Council, American Indian tribes seek resolution
Vallejo City Council, American Indian tribes seek to resolve 'spiritual vigil' at park site
Vallejo City Council will meet with American Indian tribes this evening in closed session at City Hall to discuss the future of the disputed Glen Cove park site.
No final action is expected, although the Greater Vallejo Recreation District board is set to revisit park construction plans at its meeting on Thursday.
At issue is the proposed construction of a park on city land known to have contained Native American villages and burial grounds dating back to 1,000 A.D.
The Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation and Cortina Band of Wintun Indians are seeking permanent legal rights from the city to protect the land. Those talks, including how much money the tribes may pay the city, will continue tonight.
Demonstrators have occupied the 15-acre parcel at the end of Whitesides Drive for more than 12 weeks. The group has blocked GVRD's planned construction of bathrooms, trail, a parking lot and other amenities.
In a twist, the two federally recognized tribes, whose ancestral lands include the area around Glen Cove, have criticized the encampment. They penned an open letter to tribal governments saying the protesters' presence "directly threatens the sanctity and security of these (sacred) sites."
The protesters, however, insist their nonstop "spiritual vigil" has prevented the land from being "desecrated."
Glen Cove residents have expressed mixed views on the topic. Some have complained about the demonstrators parking RVs and portable toilets in their neighborhood.
The tribes and GVRD are expected to offer the demonstrators some concessions in an effort to resolve the protesters' concerns. However, details have not been released.
A possible solution to the dispute may become clearer this week. The GVRD board is set to meet Thursday to discuss whether the project should move forward as outlined or be scaled back.
21 Years Since the Mohawk/OkaCrisis and Still Counting:
Some Questions Just Never Go Away
July 11, 2011
Today is the 21st anniversary of the Canadian military siege of theMohawk community of Kanesatake. Each year we pause to contemplate theevents of that summer and consequences of those events since then. People gather to reflect and discuss again and again what really happenedand why. For older people, it feels like yesterday.
Untold numbers of SQ provincial police and over 3,000 fully equippedCanadian soldiers surrounded some 50 Mohawks including children at thetreatment centre in the Pines from July 11 until September 26. Although thousands of shots were fired by SQ during their initial raid,only one person, SQ Corporal Marcel Lemay was killed.
The answer to the question, "Who killed Marcel Lemay" has neverbeen officially answered. It may never be. However, somepeople have very strong suspicions as to who dunnit. The material"evidence" has likely long been completely destroyed. Youmay believe whatever you choose. These are some thoughts on thematter regarding the death of Lemay and Ken Deane, OPP sniper andpossible assassin. Hindsight is 20:20 vision.
Recap of the Events of July 11, 1990
Here's a brief description of what happened that fateful day in July,1990. There is still heated disagreement as to what took place andwhy. We have done the best we can here based on second handinformation from several sources.
The Town of Oka had gotten a civil injunction to dismantle the blockadeset up in the Pines by some Kanesatake Mohawks. It was a disputeover ownership of the land. No crime had been committed, noindictable offence had taken place.
Early on the morning of July 11, 1990, over 100 SQ Surete du Quebecparamilitary police and a number of Montreal area riot cops descended onKanesatake at the Pines. They wore dark suits and bullet proofvests and carried assault rifles, gasmasks and other heavyequipment. Over 50 Mohawks, men, women and children were holding asunrise ceremony outside the Treatment Centre.
The warriors immediately took up positions out of sight. Theunarmed women went to the front to meet the SQ who kept demanding to see"your leader". They just couldn't understand that wedon't have leaders, we are all leaders.
The SQ suddenly started their attack with blinding tear gas andconcussion grenades designed to frighten and disorient people. TheMohawks were steadfast in their purpose to defend the land. One ofthem was able to phone relatives at nearby Kahnawake to alert them of theinvasion.
Mohawk warriors there acted in solidarity with their relatives atKanesatake. They immediately siezed control of the Mercier Bridgegoing between their community and Chateauguay and Montreal. Theyalso blocked all roads leading into Kahnawake.
Meanwhile, at Kanesatake, more SQ were arriving and more Mohawksupporters and other individuals were showing up either in support or tosee what was going on. A front end loader manned by an SQ moved into destroy the Mohawk barricade. Then 4 or 5 heavily equippedmembers of the tactical intervention squad charged in. CorporalLemay was among them. They started shooting their way into thePines in a barrage of bullets that lasted less than one minute. There were police snipers in the trees, in the woods as well as ahelicopter circling overhead.
When the Mohawks held their ground, the cops then made a hasty retreat,abandoning their vehicles and each other. Then the warriors usedthe front end loader and the police vehicles to form a barricade on theroad at the top of the hill looking down into Oka.
Some hours later, the Mohawks learned that the 31 year old Lemay had beenshot and killed. He was the father of a two-year-old daughter andhis wife was pregnant with their second child. The SQ deniedshooting at all until their retreat. The Mohawks said they onlyshot over the heads of the police and had been instructed not to shoot tokill. Most of them did not fire their weapons at all. TheMohawks expressed regret over the death of Marcel Lemay but did notaccept blame. From the very beginning, they questioned whether theSQ shot their own man.
Beedaudjimowin Spring 1993
Just the other day, we were sorting through some old papers when wecame across a Spring 1993 issue of Beedaudjimowin. In those days,most of us were still not online. We communicated by word of mouth,through snail mail, phone and other media. We relied on peopletraveling through our territories to give us the news from othercommunities. We got information from TV, radio andnewspapers.
This particular issue of Beedaudjimowin contained an article called,"Who Killed Marcel Lemay? Coroner's Inquest Becomes Trial byMedia" written by Mikmak Kenn Ross. See endnotes. Thisprompted us to write about it.
Kenn Ross' article was published in response to a coroner's inquest intothe SQ role during the July 11 firefight. Just before the inquest,an internal SQ document was "leaked" to the media, CJMS inMontreal. The confidential report claimed that Mohawk smugglersearned $75million in 1991 and were involved in 2 murders.
CJMS had already been very instrumental at the time of the siege infomenting racial hatred against the Mohawks. This led to a stonethrowing incident in August 1990 when vigilantes attacked Mohawks on theMercier bridge. One elderly Mohawk man died of a heart attack atthe scene.
CJMS used the coroner's report to continue the vilification of thewarriors. According to Ross, "The leak of the report wasused like a well placed bomb to disrupt the true nature of the inquest...[which was] as coroner Guy Gilbert said, to examine 'policies or lack ofgeneral policies, the quality of preparation of the operation itself, theusefulness of the equipment and the training of the participatingpolice'...
"The truth was lost in the fog of SQ accusations and mediamanipulation putting a "spin" on all aspects of theinquest."
The original coroner, Paul Dionne, only interviewed SQ officers -"no Mohawk witnesses were seen". He concluded theMohawks could've done it based on the type of bullet, .223 calibre andthe position of Lemay's body. However, the SQ use the same bulletas does the Canadian military. Ross referred to rumours that theCanadian military had supplied the SQ with weapons andammunition.
One other SQ officer, Pierre Dumas stated he had moved Lemay'sbody. The coroner even wondered whether one of the armed SQ had"accidentally" killed Lemay.
A lot of physical evidence was destroyed by vehicles churning up the dirtand the subsequent removal of all the trees which had been riddled withbullets, their bullets. Photojournalists who photographed policechanging into their SWAT gear were threatened and their equipment andfilm seized and destroyed by enraged cops.
Media reports were carefully controlled and orchestrated. The"spin" was always essentially antiNative. Nothing wasdone to clarify historical relations or grievances.
MNN MohawkNationNews September 2006
In September, 2006, MNN published an article, "Little KnownFacts about Corporal Lemay’s Death in Oka in 1990". Theseare the main facts as we understand them.
A reporter from the independent Montreal newspaper the Mirror met withsome Mohawks to discuss this case in 1991. Lemay had been involvedin an internal investigation of the SQ selling guns to Mohawks atAkwesasne. He had found proof in a cheque from SQ to the Akwesasnetribal cops which was cashed at a gunstore in Valleyfield, Quebec. Lemay was about to go public when he was shot and killed.
A desk cop, he was sent on the front lines in the attack onKanesatake. No one knows who gave the order. Lemay was shotin the side by a very good aim, someone who had to be beside or behindhim, not facing him as the besieged Mohawks were. The bulletpierced his heart.
The SQ did not conduct an investigation into his death, calling it acivilian casualty. Right after he was killed, they went immediatelyto his home and seized all his papers and records relating to the SQweapons sales investigation.
The mainstream media wanted people to think it was a Mohawk warrior whokilled Lemay.
Anti Uranium Protest at Sharbot Lake 2007: One Thing Leads toAnother
In the summer of 2007, the phoney anti uranium mining protests werein full swing at Robertsville mine site near Sharbot Lake, Ontario indisputed Ongwehonweh/Nishnaabe territory. We were working on somearticles with MNN, doing internet research on the military industry and aparticular company called Allen Vanguard. AV was one of thecompanies who used to test their devices and lethal products out back atMREL's facility at Robertsville. We wanted to know more aboutthem.
That is how we ended up reading Ken Deane's obituary. It turned outhe was an employee at AV in 2000 AFTER he was convicted of criminalnegligence causing death for his role in the 1995 shooting death ofunarmed Dudley George. He was kicked out of the OPP in 1997. Deane never served any jail time for murdering a Native protester. The obit posted at OGS Ontario Genealogical Society and since removed,provided several pertinent details of Deane's career. Seeendnotes.
Originally published in the Globe and Mail, it described the Ipperwashconfrontation as "Canada's most important Indian protest sinceQuebec's Oka crisis".
Did Ken Deane Shoot Marcel Lemay?
MNN's publisher was shocked and agitated to learn that Deane had beenat Kanesatake during the 1990 standoff. All those years no oneseemed to know this bit of information.
With all everyone had since learned about Deane, we were quick to becomesuspicious as to why he was at Kanesatake on that fateful day, July 11,1990 when Lemay was shot and killed. Deane was asniper/sharpshooter who was unflappable under stress and well known forhis cool disposition. He was the perfect natural assassin. Hewas trained in SWAT Special Weapons and Tactics and was part of the OPP'sselect TRU Tactics and Rescue Unit.
The SQ version of the same Tactical squad was involved in the attack atthe Pines. What are the names of the members? Where did theSQ get so many of these elite and highly skilled types?? Were KenDeane and other OPP TRU on loan for the "operation"? Currently, the OPP claim to have 3 teams of 12 or 36 TRU. Where didthe others come from?
Where exactly was Deane when Lemay was shot? There was so muchconfusion that there may be no witnesses. But someone had to givethe order. Someone unseen was "calling theshots".
How Deane ended up working in the sensitive military industry is anexample of how the global corporatist minions are rewarded. However, when there was too much heat on the OPP over Deane's fatalshooting of Dudley George, the colonial elitists then distancedthemselves from their loyal slave. Was Deane sacrificed on thealtar of secrecy? He paid the ultimate price.
Just weeks before he was to testify at the Ipperwash inquiry in 2006,Deane was killed in a vehicle accident on Highway 401 near Prescottduring a snow squall. He was one of three OPP officers involved inthe Ipperwash incident who were killed in car accidents on or nearHighway 401.
Such chilling revelations are not conclusive evidence in a court of lawyet they arouse such serious suspicions that they should beinvestigated. It looks like Deane's death was all too convenientfor the corrupt authorities who want to cover their tracks. Conspiracy is part of their methodology.
Shades of the hasty execution of Timothy McVeigh. Dead men don'ttalk and cannot be made to talk in a court of law.
Who is there honest enough and brave enough to bring light to thisoutstanding matter of Who killed Marcel Lemay?? No one individualhas yet been accused, arrested or even investigated, that we know of, inhis fatal shooting at Kanesatake July 11, 1990.
Several of the Mohawk warriors who were inside at the Pines during those76 days, have since died, some from heart attacks. Haudenosauneepeople continue to feel besieged by frequent RCMP raids which areviolations of our Indigenous sovereignty. The Montreal Gazettecontinues to publish damning and insensitive content on the Mohawkcommunities, mostly about the cigarette trade.
The violence, harassment and vilification of Indigenous people must endso that everyone can find healing and peace. Without justice, therecan be no peace. How is this possible when Canadian society isimmersed in police statism and most "Canadians" don't evennotice??
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Notes and Sources
This article is reproduced here in full FYI under the Fair Use Doctrineregarding Copyright
from Beedaudjimowin: A Voice for First Nations Spring1993
"Who Killed Marcel Lemay? Coroner's inquest becomes trial bymedia
by Kenn Ross
"The recent coroner's inquest into the death of Surete de Quebec SQCorporal Marcel Lemay and the events that led to the Oka crisis in thesummer of 1990 should disturb everyone. Not because of what theinquest resolved or didn't resolve but because of the attempts by the SQto shape the inquest into a tool for its own use. By focusing onCorporal Lemay, and in the absense of an identifiable gunman, the SQ havetried to "prove" an entire people guilty in the death of Lemayand solely responsible for the stand-off which ensued. The effecthas been a trial by media and an abrogation of the SQ's ownculpability.
The tone was set on the eve of the inquest, January 19, with the leak ofa confidential document by a source within the SQ regarding Mohawksmuggling activities. The document was given to radio station CJMSin Montreal and its contents broadcast. The station also made itavailable to other media organizations. The report, guaranteed toincite strong emotions, claimed that Mohawk smugglers earned $75millionin 1991 from their activities and that the same group was involved in twoMontreal area murders.
That CJMS received the document is important. CJMS took a decidelynon-objective view of the crisis, fuelling mob passions and racism at thebarricades in Chateauguay and Oka. It was CJMS, monitoring theMohawk radio station CKRK, that told vigilantes where and when Mohawkwomen, children and the elderly would be evacuated, resulting in thestone throwing incident in August 1990. A Mohawk man died of aheart attack as a result of that incident.
CJMS sent out a mobile studio to the barricades for broadcasts onsite. Popular CJMS radio host Gilles Proulx incited listeners withhostile verbal attacks on the Mohawk people. Right wing groupsbegan to mix with the thickening crowds. Photographed among themwas Michel Larocque, head of Longitude 74, the Quebec chapter of the KKKKu Klux Klan.
One questions the journalistic responsibility of broadcasting the SQdocument, and the station's integrity overall. Why wasn't its roleduring Oka investigated? Was the leak the result of one or moredisgruntled SQ officers acting alone, out of frustration? Or couldit be proposed that the SQ condoned the leak itself at some level inorder to set the stage, making it look like an internal lapse? Whatever the truth, they could have chosen no better agent ofdissemination than CJMS.
.223 calibre bullet
That Corporal Lemay was shot by a Mohawk warrior is taken as fact by theSQ. At least some of the warriors had .223 calibre ammunition andthis calibre of bullet killed Lemay. The SQ and the originalcoroner in the case also stated that the position of Lemay's bodyindicated that the bullet had come from where the Mohawks were during thefirefight. The coroner, Paul Dionne, based his assertions oninterviews with the SQ only - no Mohawk witnesses were seen.
The SQ also use a .223 bullet, though claimed the one that killed Lemaywas not of the same type; the autopsy revealed the bullet to be metaljacketed, a kind used mostly by military forces. During theinquest, however, ballistics expert Jean Dion testified that some of theweapons used by the SQ in the assault had indeed been fired and that the.223 bullet could have come from the SQ weapons tested.
As for the position of Lemay's body, Pierre Dumas, an SQ member who wasin Lemay's team, has testified that he shifted the position of thebody. Dumas also could not say with certainty where the shot camefrom. Military vehicles later chewed up the scene, destroyingphysical evidence.
The alternative is that one of the four other SQ officers with Lemay shothim accidentally. The controversy over the bullet and the directionof the shot makes this possible. With five armed men charging intothe pines amid smoke, concussion grenades and tear gas, their visionperhaps impaired by gas masks, it's conceivable that in the confusionLemay could have been shot by one of his own people. While the SQmaintains the ammunition wasn't their type, could they have received suchmetal jacketed bullets?
There are reports of the SQ borrowing weapons from the Canadian armedforces before the raid. If true, this prompts a number ofquestions: What kind of weapons? Were they of a type usingmetal jacketed .223 calibre ammunition, the kind usually used by militaryforces? Who gave the SQ permission within the military for such anextraordinary request? Were the weapons "signedout"? If so, by whom? Again, Quebec looks as if itreceived favours beyond that of other provinces. Can one seriouslyimagine Alberta or B.C. police forces accessing armouries with suchease?
The SQ have pointed out news footage with a Mohawk claiming, "We gotone". But the footage had been spliced a great deal forbroadcast and the Mohawk's lawyer, Richard Corriveau, places the time ofday later than the morning raid, which occurred at 8:40am. "Wegot one" is hardly "We shot one" and is not in itselfconclusive. Also, the SQ could not provide the identities of theCBC reporting team responsible for the footage.
Photojournalists who had taken pictures of the scene where Lemay diedalso came across police in Oka changing into SWAT gear the sameday. The pictures were never developed. After threatening tokill the journalists, their equipment and film was seized and destroyedby the enraged police officers. These photos could have perhapsgiven objective evidence about Lemay's death.
[Yeah, like, Was Deane one of these guys who didn't want to bephotographed? -ed]
The physical evidence was disturbed and the eyewitness accounts areeither contradictory or unsure: the Mohawks said they fired abovethe SQ unit and could have cut them all down easily if they had wantedto; the SQ unit members say they never fired until retreating withLemay's body to cover themselves. Evidence from audio sources, a"neutral" source, record twenty-three seconds of intensegunfire. How could the SQ claim they fired after the Mohawks whilewithdrawing? There was no time. Objectively, the exchange offire was almost simultaneous and without break. More hard evidencelike the photographs, might have built a reliable picture of events aseye witness account of almost anything are notoriouslyinaccurate.
Culpability in Lemay's death cannot be assigned until the evidence pointsconclusively in one direction. After two years, one still cannotsay beyond doubt that it was a Mohawk who killed Lemay.
The SQ went on the offensive in their presentations. The true pointof the inquest, as coroner Guy Gilbert said, was to examine"policies or lack of general policies, the quality of preparation ofthe operation itself, the usefulness of equipment and the training ofparticipating police". The SQ was actually the party on thedefensive, under the microscope, but attacked in response. Clearly,they seemed worried about their own culpability at Oka and focused on theMohawks and the negative atmosphere in Quebec that surrounds Nativepeople generally to deflect attention from themselves. The leak ofthe report was used like a well placed bomb to disrupt the true nature ofthe inquest.
That the SQ would engage in such redirection is not withoutprecedent. The FBI falsified evidence and testimony and otherwiselied to the government of Canada to extradite Leonard Peltier illegallyto the US in the wake of the 1975 shooting deaths of two FBIagents. The evidence is compelling for his release from prison,though he is still incarcerated after sixteen [now 34] years. TheFBI needed a guilty party, someone to blame.
A large part of the FBI need for convicting Peltier was due to thenumbers of Native people winning their court cases when the FBI broughtthem to trial. Again, someone had to be blamed, there had to be aculprit, and in the absence of one, the FBI 'invented' Peltier.
The same pattern occurred after Oka with most of the defendants beingreleased or receiving minor sentences to the SQ's alarm. Theycouldn't 'invent' a Peltier, although they tried their best with RonCross (Lasagna). When the army apprehended Cross they didn't whiskhim away to the army base with the others, but handed him over to theSQ. Corporal Lemay himself has become an object for the use of theSQ, holding an entire people responsible for his death while ignoringwhat the inquest was really about: the SQ's role at Oka and itsparticular responsibility for what happened.
The inquest was supposed to be about getting to the truth of Oka, but itwasn't found. The truth was lost in the fog of SQ accusations andmedia manipulation, putting a "spin" on all aspects of theinquest. The observer is left with more questions and suspicionsthan certitude.
The final question is: Are we in need of another inquest or a RoyalCommission? Like the armoured vehicles churning up the site ofLemay' death, the truth may just get further disturbed and lost.
Kenn Ross is from the Micmac First Nation currently living inToronto."
see MNN articles re:
BOY 'WAR' TOYS CLUB: MEMBERS ONLY
Special Report, MNN. August 1, 2007.Special Report to MNN
Edited by Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT CORPORAL LEMAY'S DEATH IN OKA IN 1990
MNN. Sept. 18, 2006.
The Tactics and Rescue Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police was formedin 1975 as a counter terrorist unit for the 1976 Summer Olympics whichhad venues in Ontario. This unit was originally trained by the BritishSAS and the FBI Hostage Rescue Unit.
The T.R.U. Program is comprised of three full-time, 12 member teamsbased in Orillia, Odessa, and London. In order to be accepted in theprogram, one must be a first class provincial constable, be inabove-average physical condition, demonstrate sound judgment understress, be decisive and innovative, be proficient in the use of firearmsand be able to work well in a team environment.
March 12, 2004
OPP Elite Unit disbanded after allegations officers had defaced a MohawkUnity flag and a poster of an OKA protester from 1990 found in a home onthe Chippewa of the Thames reserve. Eight members of the OPP’s CentralTactics and Rescue Unit, a paramilitary outfit based in Barrie, werecharged with discreditable conduct and deceit.
From the Eagle Watch #150, June 7, 2011
FYI: This article is from the Toronto Star. This is not thefirst time that Amnesty International has been very critical of the OPPbrutality against Tyendinaga Mohawks.
"Amnesty report slams OPP, Ottawa, province, over Native land claimprotests
"The Amnesty report blames the tensions on “the breakdown incommunication between senior officers at the scene, the decision toforcefully arrest leaders of the protest at a potentially volatilemoment,” and an OPP decision to call in its paramilitary Tactics andRescue Unit TRU."
DEANE, Officer And Security Expert (1960-2006)
Former Ontario Provincial Police officer enjoyed a promising career in aparamilitary squad until he shot and killed native protester DudleyGEORGE in 1995. He left the force in 2002 and died in a traffic accidenton Saturday
By F.F. LANGAN, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S7
Toronto -- Kenneth DEANE's life was changed -- some would say ruined --by an incident that's now known as Ipperwash. On September 6, 1995, heshot and killed Anthony (Dudley) GEORGE at Ontario's Ipperwash ProvincialPark during what was Canada's most important Indian protest sinceQuebec's Oka crisis of 1990.
Until that night, Mr. DEANE of the Ontario Provincial Police had anexemplary record, one that had helped smooth his way into the exclusiveranks of the Ontario Provincial Police's tactical rescue unit. As actingsergeant, he was leading a highly trained, four-man team of marksmen onthe night he shot Mr. GEORGE.
"The whole sequence took place in 20, 30, 35 seconds," Mr.DEANE said at his trial in July of 1997. He was convicted of criminalnegligence causing death. In his 2001 book, One Dead Indian, Toronto Starreporter Peter EDWARDS recounted the Ontario Provincial Police officer'sdescription of what led up to the shooting. Mr. DEANE said he saw flashesof light coming from the barrel of a weapon inside a school bus thatprotesters were using to barge into an Ontario Provincial Police riotsquad.
"It was an attempt to shoot a police officer," he told thecourt. However, he chose not to open fire because of the many officerswho were in the way. "I saw a distinct muzzle flash originate fromthe interior of the bus."
The book went on to describe the actual firing of the weapon and Mr.DEANE's testimony that Mr. GEORGE was armed and had presented a threat."I observed him shoulder a rifle and in a half-crouched position,scanned [the rifle] over our position." Mr. DEANE said he firedthree shots from his highly accurate, Heckler & Koch sub-machine gun"as quick as I could."
"He [Mr. GEORGE] immediately went down on one knee and immediatelygot back up."
Still on the road, Mr. GEORGE looked to his right and left and walked afew steps, Mr. DEANE testified. He then did something rather odd forsomeone who was mortally wounded, with a broken collar bone, cracked ribsand a punctured lung, Mr. DEANE said. He testified that Mr. GEORGE raisedhis arm and threw the rifle into a grass-covered field, leaving himselfunarmed and exposed to police fire.
Although Mr. DEANE had provided a detailed description of the rifle,another tactical rescue unit officer who was just metres away during theincident testified that he had observed Mr. GEORGE holding "a poleor stick." The officer also said that the only muzzle flashes he sawhad come from his own gun. Hundreds of other shots were fired that night,all by the police, and the Ontario Provincial Police has since arrived atthe view that the protesters were not armed.
For his part, Mr. DEANE fired a total of seven shots. Four had been aimedat other protesters and three at Mr. GEORGE. One bullet missed, onestruck him in the lower leg, and the last found his torso.
Though Mr. DEANE spoke in a calm and self-assured manner, the judge athis trial did not believe him. Mr. Justice Hugh FRASER as much as calledhim a liar and ruled that Mr. GEORGE had been unarmed. He rejected thenotion that Mr. DEANE had an "honest but mistaken belief" andfound that Mr. GEORGE did not have a weapon when he was killed. He saidMr. DEANE had concocted his evidence "in an ill-fated attempt todisguise the fact that an unarmed man had been shot."
Judge FRASER, who also ruled that some other police officers hadfalsified evidence to support Mr. DEANE, found him guilty and sentencedhim to a conditional sentence of two years less a day, plus 180 days ofcommunity service but no house arrest.
Mr. DEANE appealed the conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada. InFebruary, 2000, the court ruled there were no grounds for a new trial. Hedid win a small victory, however. The Supreme Court denied an appeal byCrown prosecutors who had sought jail time instead of the conditionalsentence.
"I still believe Ken DEANE was an honest police office who was harddone by by the justice system," lawyer Norman PEEL, who hadrepresented Mr. DEANE at the trial, said yesterday. "He wasmisjudged as being cold and withdrawn when, in fact, he was justquiet." After the conviction, Mr. DEANE continued in the OntarioProvincial Police. Among other things, he was a bomb-disposal expert anda specialist in fighting biker gangs and terrorists. His fellow officerscame to his defence, believing he had been victimized.
"He was an asset to the Ontario Provincial Police," saidInspector Robert BRUCE, who at that time believed Mr. DEANE "shouldremain in the position that he's in."
But Ipperwash continued to haunt Mr. DEANE.
"I sincerely apologize to the family and Friends of Dudley GEORGEand to his community for causing the terrible loss that they have beenforced to endure," he said at a discipline hearing in September of2001. For all that, he always maintained he had done nothing wrong thenight Mr. GEORGE was shot and he fought to stay on the force.
It was a battle he lost. In October, 2001, he pleaded to a charge ofdiscreditable conduct under the Police Services Act. Four months later,an inquiry by police adjudicator Loyall CANN forced him to resign. Ms.CANN, a former deputy chief of the Toronto police force, said theshooting of Mr. GEORGE had resulted in "the most seriousconviction" ever recorded against an Ontario Provincial Policeofficer.
"What could possibly be more shocking to society than to have asworn, fully trained and experienced police officer, while on duty, infull uniform [and] using a police-issued firearm, kill an unarmedcitizen," said Ms. CANN.
She ordered him to resign or be fired. He quit the next day and laterfound a job working in security at an Ontario Hydro nuclear station. Morerecently, he was Canadian sales manager for Canadian Allen-VanguardResponse Systems, a publicly traded company that providesstate-of-the-art anti-terrorist equipment and systems.
Kenneth DEANE grew up in London, Ontario, the son of the late RobertDEANE and Katherine DEANE. One of six children, he had long dreamed ofbeing a policeman. After leaving high school, he studied law and securityat Fanshawe College and then joined the London police force. He was nextaccepted by the Ontario Provincial Police and quickly became involvedwith the tactical rescue unit, the special squad deployed inhostage-taking situations and in emergencies.
At his trial, a fellow officers described the patience Mr. DEANE haddisplayed during a hostage situation in Dryden, Ontario, when a man witha rifle threatened two women. The incident ended without violence."He does not react emotionally, said Staff Sergeant Brian DEEVY,also a member of the tactical rescue unit. "I have never seen himlose control."
Mr. DEANE had also served with Ontario Provincial Police officers sent tohelp deal with the Oka crisis, and in 1991 had attended an incident atGrassy Narrows in Northern Ontario when an Ontario Provincial Policeofficer was shot dead.
The killing of Mr. GEORGE caused an outcry against the tactics andactions of the Ontario Provincial Police and the government of Ontario.It triggered the Ipperwash inquiry that has been sitting since July of2004 under Mr. Justice Sidney LINDEN. Mr. DEANE was scheduled to appearat the hearing next month and his testimony was keenly anticipated.
In the type of coincidence that feeds conspiracy theorists, Mr. DEANE isthe third Ontario Provincial Police officer involved in the Dudley GEORGEshooting to be killed in a traffic accident. Sgt. Margaret EVE, who triedto negotiate with the natives at Ipperwash before the shooting, died in acrash involving a transport truck on Highway 401 near Chatham, OntarioInspector Dale LINTON, the commander who gave the orders to Mr. DEANE'steam, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Smith's Falls inOctober of 2000.
Mr. DEANE was killed in a traffic accident on Highway 401 near Prescottin Eastern Ontario. Snow squalls had caused vehicles to slow or come to ahalt and his Ford Explorer clipped a tractor trailer that was blockingthe road. Before he could extricate his vehicle, a second highway trucktravelling behind him was unable to stop and the sport utility vehiclewas crushed.
Kenneth DEANE was born in October of 1960. He died on February 25, 2006.He was 45. He leaves his wife, Lucie SIROIS. Also an Ontario ProvincialPolice officer, she was injured some years ago while investigating atraffic accident. Additionally, he leaves his brother Bill and sistersBarbara, Nancy, Sue and Judy. A funeral is set for 11 a.m. tomorrow inSudbury, Ontario
Bulletin from the cause: First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Go to Cause
Posted By: Tjay Henhawk
To: Members in First Nations & Aboriginal Rights
Union, First Nation biz clash over employee taxes
SARNIA, Ont. - The head of a First Nations welding company in southwestern Ontario is shrugging off protests by the Ironworkers’ Union, claiming he doesn’t have to pay employee taxes for his aboriginal staff, potentially sparking a larger battle between unions and First Nation groups.
“(The union officials) can say what they want,” Tim Squire, founder of Chiefswood Welding, told QMI Agency. “We have different rules. We have a non-union company. We don’t go by white man rules.”
The union said it has filed a complaint with Revenue Canada about Chiefswood’s payroll practices.
Section 87 of the federal Indian Act dictates that income earned by natives working on-reserve isn’t taxable. However, income earned off-reserve is taxable.
But Squire is defiant.
“As far as we’re concerned, all of Ontario is a reserve,” he said. “All this land is ours. With all the treaties we’ve got, we don’t have to pay taxes.”
Squire said six natives employed by his Ohsweken, Ont.-based company are working at a construction site in Sarnia.
About 30 ironworkers set up information pickets to protest.
“We’ve got no local workers on site,” said Lash Ray, organizer with the Ironworkers’ Ontario District Council. “We can’t compete when they aren’t paying tax.
“It’s putting all contractors at a disadvantage.”
A Revenue Canada spokesman wouldn’t comment on the complaint or investigation, citing privacy issues.
Be Part of a Mass Exorcism on behalf of children everywhere
Come to the International Convergence of Light
Join the Circle of Truth surrounding the Vatican in Rome on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at high noon
Faith communities, indigenous elders, light workers, and people of compassion will gather from around the world to hold a mass Exorcism, prayer vigil and fast outside the Vatican to summon forth the power of truth and love and expel the darkness of centuries of crime, violence and corruption.
Our Convergence is unaligned religiously and politically. Our common ground is an absolute reverence for children and the earth. We come to protect the innocent and expel the force that harms them and protects those responsible.
Beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, October 30, 2011, thousands of us will form a human peace chain around the Vatican and will bring music, prayers and testimonies to exorcise the forces of untruth and violence in the Catholic church.
Our exorcism, prayer and fast circle will continue for 24 hours and will be followed by other events.
Please endorse our Circle of Light and circulate this notice. Join us on October 30 in Rome.
If you cannot, then hold your own circle of exorcism around a Roman Catholic church in your community on the same day.
For more information contact this email.
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Cynthia Jeannette Gomez posted in Genizaro Federation of New Mexico.
Cynthia Jeannette Gomez
3:35pm Jul 9
This WEEK ON NATIVE AMERICA CALLING: Friday, July 15, 2011– The Browning of America:
Racial demographics in the U.S. are changing every day. According to a recent study, by 2042, a majority of Americans will be people of color. Already, almost half of all young people are kids of color. According to the latest census data there are several states like California, Texas, Hawaii, New Mexico and the District of Columbia that have more people of color than whites. Is America ready for minorities to become the majority? America may be browning but what about Native America, are we becoming whiter? Guests TBA.
NATIVE AMERICA CALLING
Cynthia Jeannette Gomez posted in Genizaro Federation of New Mexico.
Cynthia Jeannette Gomez
3:31pm Jul 9
Here's a link to Native America Calling Archives. You may find topics of interest to gain perspective about native and tribal identity. It varies from tribe to tribe... what ever the opinion it is informative and stimulating to our own discussions about indigenous identity and tribal affiliations. They have a two week archive as a standard access.
Native America Calling
Monday, June 20, 2011 Off-Reservation Tribal Council: The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma i
From the Eagle Watch
July 9, 2011
We regret the late posting of this important announcement but you knowthe old saying: Better late than never. If you're on Indiantime, you'll be right on time. This event starts today. Thefirst part of the journey is now underway at 6 Nations Longhouse. See you along the trail.
>> The 2011 Agenda has been finalized.
>> Some minor changes may still occur but nothing that will effectthe dates.
>> We are trying as much as possible to keep the caravan togetherand to keep the costs minimal for lodging and transportation.
>> Some lunches and dinners may be provided but food is stillessentially the responsibility of each participant.
>> We will make every effort to reduce those costs as well.
>> Several Communities have opened their doors to host participantswhile travel through their territory.
>> For anyone from our territories interested in hosting Journeyersplease contact me ASAP -
>> Call/Text 519 717-3411 or email me at email@example.com
>> Please let me know how many beds or how much space you haveavailable.
>> We are also renting one van for people who are interested butmay not be able to drive.
>> The spaces in the rental are first come first serve.
>> Those who ride together in the van will split the costs and thegas money between them.
>> We do have a small donation that was given to help with traveland will help decrease this cost a bit.
>> Please be aware that we will be videotaping the journey.
>> There may be times when taping is not allowed.
>> Participants will be advised when this occurs.
>> Participants will receive a map, the list of accommodations foreach stop, telephone numbers and the actual addresses where we will bemeeting.
>> All Journeyers must be aware we will be crossing InternationalBorders and full I.D. will be required.
>> COSTS: (This is the cost per person for the ENTIRE journey)
>> $400 per person over the age of 16. $200age 10 - 16 yrs. FREE under the age of9.
>> $1000 for an entire family meaning 2 adults and theirchildren or their carload.
>> Hopefully that covers most questions but as usual if there areany more questions
>> please call/text/email/Facebook/Skype or IM me ;)
>> DAY #1 SATURDAY, JULY 9- 2011
>> LOCATION - Mohawk Longhouse Six Nations of the Grand River Territories
>> GREAT LAW - 10:00 a.m. Tehahen:teh Frank Miller
>> The Mother and Grandmother
>> The Birth of the Peacemaker
>> Tobacco Burning
>> 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - Norma General
>> Discussion/Teacher Circle/English Translation
>> TRAVEL - 4:00p.m. departure - 3 hrs
>> From Six Nations to Tyendinaga
>> LODGING - 7:00p.m.
>> Some billeting available to Journeyers/ local B&B
>> DAY #2 SUNDAY JULY 10- 2011
>> LOCATION - Tyendinaga community centre
>> GREAT LAW RECITATION - 9:00 am - Tehahenteh / FrankMiller
>> As he builds the Canoe
>> He prepares to leave
>> He crosses the lake
>> LUNCH - Donation received from Tyendinaga Community Member toprovide hot lunch to all participants NYA:WEN
>> SITE(S) - 1:00pm - ??? HOST AlanBrant to take us to the sites. Unconfirmed
>> The Birthplace
>> The Water where the Grandmother tried to drown him.
>> The marks on the rock where the Peacemaker pushed off with theCanoe
>> Where the tree grew that would bleed if the Peacemaker was introuble
>> DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 3:00 pm Led by Norma General
>> TRAVEL - Leaveat 6 pm
>> Crossing the Water
>> 1 hr by car to Travel to Kingston Ferry
>> 1 hr via ferry cross Wolf Island to Sacketts Harbour
>> Sacketts Harbour
>> DAY #3 MONDAY JULY 11 - 2011
>> LOCATION - Sacketts Harbour
>> THE RECITATION IN ENGLISH/DISCUSSION CIRCLE 9a.m. 10:30 pm - NormaGeneral
>> The story of the landing
>> Meeting the Cannibal
>> Finding the Mohawks
>> TRAVEL - 2.5hrs
>> From Sacketts Harbour to Akwesashne
>> GREAT LAW 1:00a.m. - Shakowennahawe Darryl Thompson
>> Meeting the Cannibal
>> Jigonhsase the first Clan Mother
>> Meeting the Mohawks
>> Mohawks come to one mind proving the Message works
>> Akwesashne Billeting for at least a dozen so far, maybemore.
>> DAY #4 TUESDAY JULY 12, 2011
>> LOCATION - BOTH Kahnawake longhouses haveagreed to host a portion of the journey!!!!!!!
>> GREAT LAW
>> 9:00 am Teyowisonte AT the 207 Longhouse
>> Not a direct recital but a historical comparison of thedifferent versions of the Great Law and the sources of thoseteachings. An explanation of where the versions agree and wherethey differ.
>> LUNCH AT Mohawk Trail
>> 1:00 pm ???Charlie/Curtis/Kanenhsohon??? AT the MohawkTrail Longhouse
>> Principles of Healing in the Woods Edge Ceremony and the fullCondolence
>> DISCUSSION CIRCLE/ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS - 3:00 pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL - 5:00P.M. Departure 4 hrs
>> Kahnawake to Albany
>> Cohoes Falls local Cabins
>> DAY #5 WEDNESDAY JULY 13 - 2011
>> LOCATION - Cohoes Falls (At thetop of the falls not at the city advertised lookout point)
>> The old village site
>> GREAT LAW - 9:00a.m. ???Kanenhsohon/Curtis/Skatsienhati???
>> Tobacco Burning
>> Woods Edge Condolence for the journeyers
>> - in preparation for Kanatsyohareke to open the people up toreceive the rest of the message
>> The power of the Condolence ceremony for the people whose mindsare on the ground
>> Demonstrates Physical Ka’satstenhsera
>> Hiawathas losses and alone in his grief
>> Raising the first Chiefs
>> TRAVEL - 2:00departure 1.5 hrs - Travel from Cohoes Falls to Kanatsyohare:ke
>> DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 5:00 P.M. - Norma General
>> DAY #6 THURSDAY JULY 14, 2011
>> LOCATION - Kanatsyohareke
>> GREAT LAW - 9:00a.m. - Tom Porter
>> The story of Hiawatha. He plants the idea of condolence in themind of the PM
>> How the Condolence ceremony clears away the grief and sufferingfor our people so that they can heal and use a Good Mind again.
>> Haiawatha manages to understand the first three words but can’tcondole himself. He tries to open his senses.
>> Clearing the eyes, ears and throat are the physical obstacles tocommunication.
>> If the first two are cloudy (eyes and ears) can’t receive help.
>> The third condition is clouded (throat) words is important soyou can ask and respond
>> 1:00 pm - Hikeback to the pots
>> CIRCLE - 3:00p.m. - NormaGeneral
>> TRAVEL - 5:00departure 1.5 hrs Travel from Kanatsyohareke to Oneida
>> DAY #7 FRIDAY JULY 15 - 2011
>> LOCATION Oneida Nation
>> GREAT LAW - 9 am - Howard Elijah
>> The arrival of the Peacemaker and Hiawatha
>> The Raising of the First Oneida Chiefs
>> 1:00 pm - Lotunt
>> The Title Names and what they mean
>> Title responsibilities and how they work together
>> CIRCLE - 3:00pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL - 5:00 pm Oneida Nation to Tulley Lake
>> Tully Lake Econolodge
>> DAY #8 SATURDAY JULY 16- 2011
>> LOCATION Tully Lake public park
>> GREAT LAW - 10:00 am - Howard Elijah andLotunt
>> PeaceMaker and Hiawatha first visit to Onondaga
>> He visits the Great Witch (Who
>> The birds picking the lake water and the discovery ofwampum
>> Where Hiawatha condoles
>> CIRCLE AND TRANSLATIONS - 1:00 pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL - 3pm - Onondaga to CayugaNation Lands
>> Cayuga Territories
>> DAY #9 SUNDAY JULY 17- 2011
>> Cayuga Nation Territories
>> GREAT LAW - 9am ???Tom Porter/Kanenhsohon/Skatsienhati???
>> Peacemaker takes Message to Cayuga Nation
>> Raising of their first Chiefs
>> Currently no land-base
>> The spirit and the law they carry that keeps them going
>> DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 1: pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL - 3pm - 1.5.hours
>> Camping IN/AT Ganondagan Longhouse J/ Local
>> DAY #10 MONDAY JULY 18- 2011
>> LOCATION Ganandogan Historical preservation site
>> GREAT LAW
>> 9am Pete Jemison /
>> Seneca Chiefs
>> - The Senecas Warchiefs walk in and surround all chiefs
>> - Peacemaker good thatthey are here they are going to protect the council and the law they arethe doorway
>> - They have two chiefsboth peace chiefs and war chiefs
>> - Identifies theirstrength and transforms them to work for the peace
>> - They decide whocomes through the doorway
>> - They can kill theinsincere and piles the bones outside the doorway
>> SITE - 1:00 pm - The old woods - Pet Jemison and the story of Jigonhsase
>> TRANSLATIONS AND DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 1:00 pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL - 3:00pm - -3 hrs
>> LODGING -
>> Onondaga Nation local hotel
>> DAY #11 TUESDAY JULY 19- 2011
>> Onondaga Community Hall or Arbor if complete
>> GREAT LAW
>> 9:00 am ???Oren Lyons/Shakowennahawe/Tom Porter???
>> All of the Chiefs return together
>> Combing the Snakes out of Atotarhos hair
>> The Chiefs tried to Condole Atotarho but were unable to bythemselves until the women and the children joined them.
>> The Role and Responsibilities of the Women and the ClanMother
>> DISCUSSION CIRCLE AND TRANSLATIONS - 1:00 pm - Norma General
>> TRAVEL 4 HOURS
>> Tuscarora Territories
>> DAY #12 WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2011
>> Tuscarora Grove or Hall
>> GREAT LAW
>> 9:00 a.m. Rick Hill
>> The History of the Tuscaroras joining the Confederacy
>> An example of how the great white roots would work
>> The other nations keep coming in and adding rafters the senecaswas not the end. ..worldwide/
>> ???1:00 pm it was suggested to ask Neil Patterson JR
>> ??? Dinner
>> This was a late suggestion and still unconfirmed.
>> IF it occurs we will cancel the Six Nations supper
>> And simply do closing at the Longhouse upon our return
>> 5:00 pm
>> Welcome back supper at Mohawk longhouse
>> Ohen:ton Karihwatekwen
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PLEASE FORWARD AS FAR ANDWIDE AS POSSIBLE IN ROTINOHSIONNI COUNTRY
The 2011 Agenda has been finalized.
Some minor changes may still occur but nothing that will effect thedates.
We are trying as much as possible to keep the caravan together and tokeep the costs minimal for lodging and transportation.
Some lunches and dinners may be provided but food is still essentiallythe responsibility of each participant.
We will make every effort to reduce those costs as well.
Several Communities have opened their doors to host participants whiletravel through their territory.
For anyone from our territories interested in hosting Journeyers pleasecontact me ASAP -
Call/Text 519 717-3411 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know how many beds or how much space you haveavailable.
We are also renting one van for people who are interested but may not beable to drive.
The spaces in the rental are first come first serve.
Those who ride together in the van will split the costs and the gas moneybetween them.
We do have a small donation that was given to help with travel and willhelp decrease this cost a bit.
Please be aware that we will be videotaping the journey.
There may be times when taping is not allowed.
Participants will be advised when this occurs.
Participants will receive a map, the list of accommodations for eachstop, telephone numbers and the actual addresses where we will bemeeting.
All Journeyers must be aware we will be crossing International Bordersand full I.D. will be required.
COSTS: (This is the cost per person for the ENTIRE journey)
$400 per person over the age of 16. $200age 10 - 16 yrs. FREE under the ageof 9.
$1000 for an entire family meaning 2 adults and their children ortheir carload.
Hopefully that covers most questions but as usual if there are any morequestions
please call/text/email/Facebook/Skype or IM me ;)
DAY #1 – SATURDAY, JULY 9- 2011
LOCATION - MohawkLonghouse – Six Nations of the Grand River Territories
GREAT LAW - 10:00 a.m. Tehahen:teh –Frank Miller
The Mother and Grandmother
The Birth of the Peacemaker
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Norma General
Discussion/Teacher Circle/English Translation
TRAVEL - 4:00 p.m.departure - 3 hrs
From Six Nations to Tyendinaga
LODGING - 7:00 p.m.
Some billeting available to Journeyers/ local B&B
DAY #2 – SUNDAY JULY 10- 2011
LOCATION - Tyendinagacommunity centre
GREAT LAW RECITATION - 9:00 am - Tehahenteh / Frank Miller
As he builds the Canoe
He prepares to leave
He crosses the lake
LUNCH - Donation received from Tyendinaga Community Member to provide hotlunch to all participants – NYA:WEN
SITE(S) - 1:00pm - ??? HOST – AlanBrant to take us to the sites. Unconfirmed
The Water where the Grandmother tried to drown him.
The marks on the rock where the Peacemaker pushed off with the Canoe
Where the tree grew that would bleed if the Peacemaker was introuble
DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 3:00pm Led by Norma General
TRAVEL - Leave at 6pm
Crossing the Water
1 hr by car to Travel to Kingston Ferry
1 hr via ferry cross Wolf Island to Sacketts Harbour
DAY #3 – MONDAY JULY 11 - 2011
LOCATION - SackettsHarbour
THE RECITATION IN ENGLISH/DISCUSSION CIRCLE 9 a.m. –10:30 pm - NormaGeneral
The story of the landing
Meeting the Cannibal
Finding the Mohawks
TRAVEL - 2.5 hrs
From Sacketts Harbour to Akwesashne
GREAT LAW 1:00 a.m. - Shakowennahawe Darryl Thompson
Meeting the Cannibal
Jigonhsase the first Clan Mother
Meeting the Mohawks
Mohawks come to one mind proving the Message works
Akwesashne Billeting for at least a dozen so far, maybe more.
DAY #4 – TUESDAY JULY 12, 2011
LOCATION - BOTH Kahnawake longhouses have agreed tohost a portion of the journey!!!!!!!
9:00 am Teyowisonte AT the 207 Longhouse
Not a direct recital but a historical comparison of the differentversions of the Great Law and the sources of those teachings. Anexplanation of where the versions agree and where they differ.
LUNCH AT Mohawk Trail
1:00 pm ???Charlie/Curtis/Kanenhsohon??? AT the Mohawk TrailLonghouse
Principles of Healing in the Woods Edge Ceremony and the fullCondolence
DISCUSSION CIRCLE/ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS - 3:00 pm - Norma General
TRAVEL - 5:00P.M. Departure – 4 hrs
Kahnawake to Albany
Cohoes Falls local Cabins
DAY #5 – WEDNESDAY JULY 13 - 2011
LOCATION - Cohoes Falls (At the top ofthe falls not at the city advertised lookout point)
The old village site
GREAT LAW - 9:00a.m. ???Kanenhsohon/Curtis/Skatsienhati???
Woods Edge Condolence for the journeyers
- in preparation for Kanatsyohareke to open the people up to receive therest of the message
The power of the Condolence ceremony for the people whose minds are onthe ground
Demonstrates Physical Ka’satstenhsera
Hiawathas losses and alone in his grief
Raising the first Chiefs
TRAVEL - 2:00 departure –1.5 hrs - Travel fromCohoes Falls to Kanatsyohare:ke
DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 5:00P.M. - NormaGeneral
DAY #6 – THURSDAY JULY 14, 2011
LOCATION - Kanatsyohareke
GREAT LAW - 9:00a.m. - Tom Porter
The story of Hiawatha. He plants the idea of condolence in the mindof the PM
How the Condolence ceremony clears away the grief and suffering for ourpeople so that they can heal and use a Good Mind again.
Haiawatha manages to understand the first three words but can’t condolehimself. He tries to open his senses.
Clearing the eyes, ears and throat are the physical obstacles tocommunication.
If the first two are cloudy (eyes and ears) can’t receive help.
The third condition is clouded (throat) words is important so you can askand respond
1:00 pm - Hike back tothe pots
CIRCLE - 3:00p.m. - NormaGeneral
TRAVEL - 5:00departure – 1.5 hrs Travel from Kanatsyohareke to Oneida
DAY #7 FRIDAY JULY 15 - 2011
LOCATION – Oneida Nation
GREAT LAW - 9 am - Howard Elijah
The arrival of the Peacemaker and Hiawatha
The Raising of the First Oneida Chiefs
1:00 pm - Lotunt
The Title Names and what they mean
Title responsibilities and how they work together
CIRCLE - 3:00pm - Norma General
TRAVEL - 5:00pm Oneida Nation to Tulley Lake
Tully Lake Econolodge
DAY #8 – SATURDAY JULY 16- 2011
LOCATION Tully Lake public park
GREAT LAW - 10:00am - Howard Elijah and Lotunt
PeaceMaker and Hiawatha first visit to Onondaga
He visits the Great Witch (Who
The birds picking the lake water and the discovery of wampum
Where Hiawatha condoles
CIRCLE AND TRANSLATIONS - 1:00 pm - NormaGeneral
TRAVEL - 3pm - Onondaga to CayugaNation Lands
DAY #9 – SUNDAY JULY 17- 2011
Cayuga Nation Territories
GREAT LAW - 9am ???Tom Porter/Kanenhsohon/Skatsienhati???
Peacemaker takes Message to Cayuga Nation
Raising of their first Chiefs
Currently no land-base
The spirit and the law they carry that keeps them going
DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 1:pm - Norma General
TRAVEL - 3pm - 1.5.hours
Camping IN/AT Ganondagan Longhouse J/ Local
DAY #10– MONDAY JULY 18- 2011
LOCATION Ganandogan Historical preservation site
9am Pete Jemison /
- The Senecas War chiefs walkin and surround all chiefs
- Peacemaker good that they arehere they are going to protect the council and the law they are thedoorway
- They have two chiefs bothpeace chiefs and war chiefs
- Identifies their strength andtransforms them to work for the peace
- They decide who comes throughthe doorway
- They can kill the insincereand piles the bones outside the doorway
SITE - 1:00pm - The old woods - Pet Jemison and the story of Jigonhsase
TRANSLATIONS AND DISCUSSION CIRCLE - 1:00 pm - Norma General
TRAVEL - 3:00pm - -3 hrs
Onondaga Nation local hotel
DAY #11 – TUESDAY JULY 19- 2011
Onondaga – Community Hall or Arbor if complete
9:00 am ???Oren Lyons/Shakowennahawe/Tom Porter???
All of the Chiefs return together
Combing the Snakes out of Atotarhos hair
The Chiefs tried to Condole Atotarho but were unable to by themselvesuntil the women and the children joined them.
The Role and Responsibilities of the Women and the Clan Mother
DISCUSSION CIRCLE AND TRANSLATIONS - 1:00 pm - Norma General
TRAVEL – 4 HOURS
DAY #12 – WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2011
Tuscarora – Grove or Hall
9:00 a.m. Rick Hill
The History of the Tuscaroras joining the Confederacy
An example of how the great white roots would work
The other nations keep coming in and adding rafters the senecas was notthe end. ..worldwide/
???1:00 pm it was suggested to ask Neil Patterson JR
This was a late suggestion and still unconfirmed.
IF it occurs we will cancel the Six Nations supper
And simply do closing at the Longhouse upon our return
Welcome back supper at Mohawk longhouse
From the Eagle Watch
July 9, 2011
This message contains some very important information. We're notbig on petitions but there are other things you can do.
Comments can be sent to the Ministry until Monday, July 11. What aninteresting date. If words cannot stop this mega quarry frombeing dug near Shelburne at the north end of 6 Nations Grand RiverTerritory, then some serious action must be taken. How long willpeople lie down and let lunatics run over us all with their greedy insaneprojects??
Check the links below for more details, especially the Notice at theEnvironmental Registry which has a link for online comments.
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 12:36 PM
Subject: Poisoning Canada's water - incredible response!
Wow! 70,000 signers in 24 hours -- and we have 3 more days to build ourcall. Sign now and forward to everyone!
An American hedge fund is about to break ground on a massive miningproject that could poison a million people's drinking water, wouldcreate an open pit deeper than Niagara Falls and decimate thousands ofacres of lush farmland -- and we have 3 days to stop them. Sign thepetition to stop the mega-quarry:
An American hedge fund is about to break ground on a massivemining project that could poison a million people's drinking waterand the headwaters for five major rivers. They want to create an open pitdeeper than Niagara Falls and decimate thousands of acres of lushfarmland -- and we have 3 days to stop them.
For years, Highland Companies deceived Ontario residents, posing as apotato farming company and quietly buying up thousands of acres of landfrom local farmers. Then, it was suddenly revealed that the massiveplot of farmland would be converted into a limestone quarry -- a 2300acre pit so deep it would seriously interfere with the ground watersystem in the region. But, in order to start digging, Highland mustwin approval from Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffrey.
Jeffrey is taking 3 more days to consider public opinion on thisquarry before making her decision. We can deliver an overwhelming waveof opposition to Highland's destructive plan. Sign the petition,forward it to everyone and it will be submitted to Jeffrey before theconsultation period ends.
Highland's mega-quarry is smack dab in the middle of farmland thewhole country depends on for food production. If built, it could poisonclean ground water that feeds the lakes and rivers many Canadians usefor drinking water. The quarry would require over seven thousand trucksto transport limestone each and every day, upping carbon emissions andrequiring new roads to handle the exploding traffic -- further destroyingthe natural habitat of hundreds of species of animals. The city-sized pitwould scar the land long after the mining was finished.
But, residents and environmental activists are working hard to oppose thequarry's license -- even the Environment Minister has called forfurther assessments. Ontario's Liberal government faces a toughre-election fight in October and Liberal Minister Linda Jeffrey isconcerned about public opinion in these key months before votes are cast.A national call will put pressure on Jeffrey and her party to stand upfor Canada's environment, its farmers and the fresh water many Canadiansdepend on for survival.
Let's bring the voice of all Canadians to Ontario's Minister of NaturalResources and force her to kill Highland's plan for environmentaldestruction. Sign the petition and then forward widely.
Ontario's government should not be allowed to destroy the rivers, forestsand farm land we all depend on for survival. For too long, provincialgovernments have kept key environmental decisions out of the nationalconversation -- we have a chance to change that. As one country, with acommitment to the environment and the health and safety of all Canadians,we can speak up.
Emma, Ricken, Iain, Pascal and the rest of the Avaaz team.
Council of Canadians report on the mega-quarry
quarry threatens prime farm land (Toronto Star)
ministry blasts mega-quarry proposal (Toronto Star)
call for open submissions to the Ministry of Natural Resources
calls for federal review of quarry proposal (Guelph Mercury)
Please watch this and then be sure to share with all your family and friends. Its REALLY important info, about what your postings on your cell phones can do TO YOU! Technology out there makes us vulnerable, so beware...........
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS VIDEO AND TAKE THE RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS
South Carolina Firm Recalls Ham Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
07/05/2011 09:01 PM EDT
Carolina Pride Foods, Inc., a Greenwood, S.C. establishment is recalling approximately 18,416 pounds of boneless, fully cooked ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
All the ham products were produced on May 13, 2011 and then distributed throughout the southeastern U.S. to retail outlets or for institutional use. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
"10-ounce vacuum packages of "CAROLINA PRIDE Smoked Diced Ham" with the sell by date of Sept. 23, 2011 stamped on the package. The packages also bear "EST. 242" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sent to retail locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The label on 10-pound cases of this product would be stamped "4218."
"10-pound cases containing five, 2-pound vacuum packages of "CAROLINA PRIDE Diced Ham." The label on cases of this product would be stamped "3804" and shipped to locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
"12-pound cases containing 8-ounce vacuum packages of "HARDEE's Smoked Diced Ham" with the use through date of Nov. 9, 2011 stamped on the package. The shipping label on cases of this product would be stamped "4181" and shipped to locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Sgt. Reckless, USMC, A Korean War Horse Hero
I am sending this because it is a bit of our history that we all need to know and hear about. This Horse is such a good warrior amazing animal.
I salute you!
WRITTEN BY A POLICE OFFICER...COULD SAVE A LIFE
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life.
In daylight hours, refresh yourself
of these things to do
in an emergency situation...
This is for you,
and for you to share
with your wife,
everyone you know.
After reading these 9 crucial tips,
forward them to someone you care about.
It never hurts to be careful
in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :
The elbow is the strongest point
on your body.
If you are close enough to use it, do!
2.. Learned this from a tourist guide.
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse,
DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you....
Chances are that he is more interested
in your wallet and/or purse than you,
and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car,
kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole
and start waving like crazy...
The driver won't see you, but everybody else will.
This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars
after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit
doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc.
DON'T DO THIS!
The predator will be watching you, and this
is the perfect opportunity for him to get in
on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,
and tell you where to go.
AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR ,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE...
is in the car
with a gun
to your head
DO NOT DRIVE OFF,
DO NOT DRIVE OFF!
Instead gun the engine
and speed into anything, wrecking the car.
Hit the right front side of the car
this will not not jam the drivers door
in the crash
Your Air Bag will save you.
If the person is in the back seat
they will get the worst of it .
As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run.
It is better than having them find your body
in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting
into your car in a parking lot,
or parking garage:
A.) Be aware:
look around you,
look into your car,
at the passenger side floor ,
and in the back seat..
B.) If you are parked next to a big van,
enter your car from the passenger door.
Most serial killers attack their victims
by pulling them into their vans while the women
are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car
parked on the driver's side of your vehicle,
and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone
in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back
into the mall, or work, and get a
guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator
instead of the stairs.
Stairwells are horrible places to be alone
and the perfect crime spot.
This is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun
and you are not under his control,
The predator will only hit you (a running target)
4 in 100 times; and even then,
it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ..
RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying
to be sympathetic:
It may get you raped, or killed.
Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,
well educated man, who ALWAYS played
on the sympathies of unsuspecting women.
He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often
asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle,
which is when he abducted
his next victim.
9. Another Safety Point:
Someone just told me that her friend heard
a crying baby on her porch the night before last,
and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird.. The police told her
'Whatever you do, DO NOT
open the door..'
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window, and she was worried
that it would crawl to the street and get run over.
The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.'
He told her that they think a serial killer
has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax
women out of their homes thinking that someone
dropped off a baby... He said they have not verified it,
but have had several calls by women saying that
they hear baby's cries outside their doors
when they're home alone at night.
10. Water scam!
If you wake up in the middle
of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your
outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and
Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!
Please pass this on
This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because
the Crying Baby Theory was mentioned on
America 's Most Wanted when they profiled
the serial killer in Louisiana
I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know.
It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle..
I was going to send this to the ladies only,
but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc.,
you may want to pass it onto them, as well.
Send this to any woman you know that may need
to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it
and it's better to be safe than sorry..
Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or
a loved one's life
"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