Thursday, December 1, 2011

Indigenous News 12/1/2011

Indigenous News 12/1/2011

2 NM students to be honored at White House

Posted at: 12/01/2011 7:54 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A pair of students from two New Mexico pueblos will be honored as "champions of change" during a ceremony at the White House.

Emmet Yepa of Jemez Pueblo and Tiffany Calabaza of Kewa Pueblo are among the 11 Native American youth who are being recognized for their work to improve the lives of those around them.

The students will share their stories and attend Thursday's White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Yepa helped form a recycling group at Jemez. The group educates students at local schools and has put up recycling bins around the pueblo.

Calabaza is a student at Colorado College. She helped bring renewable energy to her hometown of Kewa by working with her advisor and tribal leaders to convert a community windmill into a solar water pumping station.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Buffalo Field Campaign is the only group working in the field
and in the policy arena to protect America's last wild buffalo.

Buffalo Field Campaign

Yellowstone Bison
Update from the Field
December 1, 2011

* Update from the Field
* TAKE ACTION to Stop Federal Livestock Overseer from Harming Buffalo!
* FWP to Recommend Tribal Lands for Bison Relocation
* By The Numbers
* Last Words ~ Darrell Geist

* Update from the Field

Young bull buffalo, one of the last remaining. BFC file photo by Stephany. Click photo for larger image.

We are sad to report that another of America's last wild buffalo was shot by a hunter Wednesday after migrating out of Yellowstone National Park, not far from the park boundary. There have been two bulls killed in Montana's "hunt" since it began on November 15th. The deaths of two buffalo may give the impression of being few, however, when considering that wild American buffalo are ecologically extinct and that the Yellowstone herds make up the last wild population of fewer than 3,700 animals, any loss is highly significant.

Wednesday was also the first of two days of Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) meetings, and it was one of the most heavily attended IBMP meetings we have yet experienced. As you read this, BFC is attending the second day of meetings, so we will have a full report for you in next week's Update from the Field.

Below we introduce some new, urgent, and easy actions you can take right now to help wild buffalo!

Roam Free!

TAKE ACTION to Stop Federal Livestock Overseer from Harming Wild Buffalo!

The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plans to take up to 108 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park to experiment with GonaCon, a chemical birth control vaccine, and remove ovaries of female bison, under the highly controversial Interagency Bison Management Plan. USDA-APHIS is a federal agency that oversees and promotes the livestock industry. Yellowstone and APHIS betrayed the public by sneaking this nefarious scheme through without any public notice or environmental analysis. Fifty-three of America's last wild buffalo have already been given to APHIS by Yellowstone.


Buffalo Field Campaign has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service and Yellowstone National Park to divulge records shedding light on their decision to conduct population control experiments on America's last wild buffalo. Review our FOIA request and their response here.

* FWP to Recommend Tribal Lands for Bison Relocations

Read the press release the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) put out yesterday by clicking HERE.

* By the Numbers

AMERICAN BUFFALO ELIMINATED from the last wild population in the U.S. The last wild population is currently estimated at fewer than 3,700 individual buffalo. Wild bison are currently ecologically extinct throughout their native range in North America.

2011-2012 Total Buffalo Killed: 2

2011-2012 Government Capture:
2011-2012 Government Slaughter:
2011-2012 Held for Government Experiment:
2011-2012 Died In Government Trap:
2011-2012 Miscarriage in Government Trap:
2011-2012 State & Treaty Hunts: 2
2011-2012 Quarantine:
2011-2012 Shot by Agents:
2011-2012 Killed by Angry Residents:
2011-2012 Highway Mortality:

2010-2011 Total: 227
2009-2010 Total: 7
2008-2009 Total: 22
2007-2008 Total: 1,631

* Total Since 2000: 3,974*

*includes lethal government action, trap-related fatalities, quarantine/experiments, hunts, highway mortality

* Last Words

"Science is a three-legged dog running to catch up with a decision already made, the consequence incurred, the harm already inflicted.

~ Darrell Geist, BFC Habitat Coordinator

Do you have submissions for Last Words? Send them to Stephany. Thank you for all the poems, songs, quotes and stories you have been sending! Keep them coming!

Media & Outreach
Buffalo Field Campaign
P.O. Box 957
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

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


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Luciano Valdez at Gathering Tribes in Albany with Huichol art this weekend.


Thanks to American Indian Contemporary Arts/AICA for the calendar. More info linked to Bay Native Circle page at 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 Mark Anquoe interviews Mammy Lieras on the upcoming CRC powwow and Joanne Barker and Patricia St. Onge about Decolonize Oakland and the upcoming teach-ins. If public radio is a part of your life, please support with a financial contribution. Even small contributions help! Pilamayaye!


Thurs, Dec 1, 7:30 -10:00pm, Open Call Auditions: "Four Little Injuns" written and directed by Myrton Running Wolf. Four adult roles: (2) - over 30-years-old and (2) - over 40-years-old. A Broadway stage manager is given the opportunity of a lifetime - to direct a scene for the next musical sensation. During rehearsals, what he believes to be American Indian activists arrive. The activists, however, are the real characters from the Broadway show who try to convince the Stage Manager to make them more real. Production begins rehearsals in January with repertpry performances in March. Roble Gym - Room 33. First come, first served basis. Please send request to to reserve your audition time. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail with your assigned time-slot. FMI: Myrton

Sat Dec 3, 1-8 pm, Eastside Holiday Art & Book Sale, Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, 510.533-6629,

Sat, Dec 3, Hawaiian Holiday Celebration with Patrick Landeza, Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, Food and Crafts 6 pm, Showtime, 7:30pm, $15 adv/$17 door, food sold separately.

Dec 3-4, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oak, Mary Trimble Norris.

Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4, Huichol Artist Luciano Valdez brings art from the Huichol people with intricate colorful yarn paintings and carved and beaded wooden animals and other objects. All weekend sales benefit Huichol communities 100%. at Gathering Tribes, 1412 Solano Ave, Albany.

Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4, 2011 Fall Holiday Market, Pacific Western Traders, 305 Wood St, Folsom, 916.985-3851,,, Native California artists will present a collection of original creations drawn from the traditions of their various cultures - exquisite jewelry and finery fashioned from traditional and contemporary materials – masterfully crafted basketry - reproductions of traditional arts: toys, musical instruments, regalia, etc. Artists include Linda Aguilar, Stan padilla, Michael Rogres, Melissa Leal, Pauline Kaufman, Frank LaPena, Mary Youngblood and more..

Sun, Dec 4, 12-2, Decolonize Oakland planning meeting to organize "curriculum" and actions of the teach-ins to explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97% voting majority, Brenda Saldago's workplace: 436 14th St, 5th Floor (14th and Broadway) Oakland CA. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Join Us: Facebook Open Group & Page: Decolonize Oakland, Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland, Twitter: DecolonizeOak.

Thurs Dec 8, 5th Annual Heyday Harvest, Malcolm MArgolin introduces four authors from Heyday's New California Writing: Andrew Lam, Stephen Meadows, J. Tony Serra and Mariah K. Young. David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley. Reception 6:30, prorram 7:30, $55 tickets reserve by Dec 1. more info.

Thurs, Dec 8 – Northern CA Chapter Luncheon, 11 am-1 pm, Location: River Rock Casino, 3250 Highway 128 – Geyersville, CA 95441 for directions click here, Annual Winery Tour After Holiday Meal and Chamber Festivities, No Charge to Attend Due to the Kind Support of Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, Please bring an unwrapped toy for our Toy Drives and/or a gift for the raffle. Due to the casino's state compact, no alcohol is allowed in gift baskets or as raffle gifts. rsvp 213.440-3232, Am Ind Chamber of Commerce of CA.

Fri Dec 9, 6-on, Celebrating the new Book: Malaquias Montoya by Terezita Romo, A Talk with the Artist and Aothor, Refreshments, Win, Art & Books. Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, 510.533-6629,

Sat, Dec 10, 1-4pm, community training on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley. Cost: Free! Beverages and snacks provided. Please RSVP to:, Presenters: Alex Cleghorn, attorney representing Indian Legal Services; Kimberly Cluff, lawyer practicing tribal law; Vida Castaneda, Court services analyst; and Ella Callow, Legal Program Director for The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families, a project of Through the Looking Glass and other BACAIR member agencies (

Sat, Dec 10, 1-5 pm, Heyday Holiday Book Sale and Open House

Heyday, 1633 University Ave., Berkeley. Special presentation at 3:30 p.m. with Malcolm Margolin and Susan Snyder: The Making of Beyond Words! FMI:

Sat Dec 10, 1-7 pm. Native American Holiday Craft Fair, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. Native American arts and crafts, jewelry, pottery, beadwork, Native dolls, and Pomo baskets. Indian Tacos and baked goods. The public is invited to this free event. The venue is wheelchair accessible and on bus lines 62, 1 & 14. Walking distance from the Lake Merritt Bart station. Youth organized. FMI: Carol, 510.836-1955,

Sat, Dec 10, 3-5, Decolonize Oakland teach-ins to explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97% voting majority, Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater, Oakland. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Join Us: Facebook Open Group & Page: Decolonize Oakland, Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland, Twitter: DecolonizeOak,

Tues, Dec 13, 1-5 pm, Bay Area Northern CA Climate Change Roundtable, David Brower Center, 4th fl Conference Room, Berkeley, Ohlone Territory, IITC, invitation-only strategic discussion to exchange information and strategies about the impacts, policies and, most importantly, solutions to climate change in the SF Bay Area and Northern California. FMI: Mark Anquoe, IITC, 415.641-4482 x302

Thurs, Dec 15, 4-on, Heyday Holiday Party, Bingo 6 pm, potluck, 1633 University, Berkeley. FMI:

Sun, Dec 18, Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights, starts at Alcatraz Island, SF.

Sun, Jan 15, 12-2, Decolonize Oakland teach-ins to explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97% voting majority, Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater, Oakland. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Join Us: Facebook Open Group & Page: Decolonize Oakland, Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland, Twitter: DecolonizeOak,

Sun, Jan 15, 4-8, event on new natural eating coaching program for preventing and reversing diabetes naturally. at the Happiness Institute in SF. Free, FMI: Micha'el Bedar (

Sat, Feb 11, 3-5, Decolonize Oakland teach-ins to explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97% voting majority, Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater, Oakland. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Join Us: Facebook Open Group & Page: Decolonize Oakland, Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland, Twitter: DecolonizeOak,

Sun, Mar 11, 12-2, Decolonize Oakland teach-ins to explore some of the questions raised at the “Occupy Oakland” General Assembly on Oct 28 when the Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples passed by a 97% voting majority, Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater, Oakland. FMI: Joanne Barker,, Join Us: Facebook Open Group & Page: Decolonize Oakland, Tumblr: Decolonize Oakland, Twitter: DecolonizeOak,


“We Are Still Here,” the Alcatraz occupation exhibit on the island. With photographs of the 40th anniversary occupation celebration; an audio landscape with excerpts from interviews of Alcatraz veterans and native activists; a collage of contemporary and archival footage; contemporary Native American poetry; and original art, the exhibit will be housed in the cellblock basement until February 2012 and will then move to another location on the island. FMI: Phil: 415.531-6890,

Sep 20, 2011–Jan 6, 2012 California Crossings: Stories of Migration, Relocation, and New Encounters. Mon-Fri with exceptions | 10 am-4 pm | Bancroft Library, Gallery, UC Berkeley. Selected from Bancroft’s voluminous collections, the original manuscripts, drawings, paintings, photographs, rare publications and prints highlight the often contradictory and competing claims to history from the points of view of the original peoples and the national interests that set in motion California’s coming of age. Includes section from the Bay Area American Indian Community History Center, including images and early ‘70s article by Ilka Hartman. FMI:, 510.642-3782. (Closed: Nov 11, 24, 25; Dec 26-30).

Exhibit: Double Vision Sept 29 - Dec 2. CN Gorman Museum, The exhibition poses an intervention with the photographic archive based on historical images from the late 1800s by Laton Alton Huffman and William Henry Jackson held in the collections of the Great Plains Art Museum at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Tuskegee/Dine) creates works that serve as a remembrance of the bison, a visual confrontation, and an appropriation into a Native American context. Artist & Curator Lecture: Tues, Nov 29, 4pm.

"The Americana Indian" til Dec 10. Maidu Museum and Historical Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Rd, Roseville. Curated by Stanford alumnus Dr. Brian Baker, Sacramento State University. 9:00-4:00 Mon-Frid and 9:00-1:00 Sat. Info:

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


diabetes survey on lifestyle, diet, life factors, and mental attitudes, designed to discover how to help people get the treatment that is right for them. By Micha'el Bedar ( for master’s thesis. Seeks native input.

Call for papers, 13th Annual American Indian Studies Assn. Conference, ASY, Tempe, AZ. Feb 2-3, 2012. Theme: Making the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Work for Tribal Communities. Submit in digital format a paragraph on panel theme, list of panel participants with address and email info, and a 200 word abstract by Dec 15, 2011. FMI: Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator American Indian Studies, PO Box 874603, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287-4603,

Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grants. Individual SF or LA based artists receive up to $500 and arts organizations receive up to $1,000 in professional development reimbursement grants to build administrative capacity and hone business skills. Applications due by 15th of the month for notification on the 15th of the following month. To apply:

Video Appeal from Russel Means to support his fight with cancer.

Lehman Brightman Healing Fund. Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to: United Native Americans, Inc., 2434 Faria Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564. FMI, or 510.672-7187.

“Indigenous Mothers Against Mercury" IEN Petition: English, and Spanish.
President Obama: Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline!
Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy.

“Mission Labor” California missions under Spanish and Mexican rule. Suitable for grades 4-5, Spanish/English, 24 pages. Download free pdf or purchase $3 each, $2/10 or more. FMI:
PDF Boarding Schools curriculum. Zibbiwing Center (Saginaw Chippewa).
48 page Student Resource Guide from CA Congresswoman Lucille Royball-Allard.
Bay Area events:, and 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.

First Nations Experience Television,


Bay Native Circle, Wed 2-3 pm, 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, 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!, 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, 89.5, Mary Jean Robertson, San Francisco.


Bay Area native community network.

Bay Area Indian Calendar.

News from Native California Quarterly. Submissions by email, or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889. $22.50. Read this message from Margaret Dubin, Managing Editor of News.

San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council newsletter, Kathryn Paddock, President, 415.887-9315.


Arts in Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond:

West of Bay (Peninsula)

Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits. 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:; 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,

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 open mind and willingness to learn. ($10/class) rsvp: 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)

Sacramento Powwow Dance Class & Potluck, Mon, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sierra 2 Center: Curtis H all, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. Free/open to all ages and levels. Bring your drum if you have one and sing! Potluck 2nd/4th Mon. FMI: Shonnie Bear: 916-747-5133, Frances Rocha: 916-544-7121, Jup McCloud: 916-704-4864, Email: On FB.

CN Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. Mon-Fri, 12-5pm & Sun 2-5pm, 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, “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 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., 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 Thur 6:30 pm meetings.

Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Lakota Language Class, 2nd Wed/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, Native American Studies, 301 Wallace Street, Vallejo. FMI:, Midge 707.226-1234. Community, adults and especially youth all welcome! Free. Janeen Antoine teaches 2nd Wed, Midge Wagner 4th Wed.

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, Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. FMI: Janeen. Healthy potluck, donations. Lila wopila IFH, AICLS, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our tiyospaye learn Lakota. Thanks also to our teacher and mentor Willie Underbaggage.

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.

Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555. Fees and Reg. required. Register online for some classes: FMI: 510.544-3200. Events also at Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544, 510.544-3079.

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

Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Tues: 6-9 pm, Beading Circle w Gayle Burns, 6:30-8:30 Lakota. 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)

IHSCV Dance and Drum Class Tues, 5-7:30, Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose; Youth Empowerment Program tutoring Wed 4-7 and Thurs 4-6; and Youth Empowerment Program Thurs, 6-8, 25 N 14th Street, Ste 140, San Jose, CA 95112. FMI: 408.445-3400 x 330, Funded by One With All Substance Abuse Prevention program of the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.

Four Directions Nat Am AA Meeting, every Fri 8 pm, 749 Story Rd, San Jose FMI: Linda W, 408/564-3895.

Indian Canyon, Ceremonial Refuge/Facilities, w. of Hollister,


Avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance.
For inclusion, email listings in format below. Post more details on Bay Area Native American Indian Network. Pilamayaye!

Dec 3-4, Sat/Sun, AICRC Powwow, Laney College, Oak, Mary Trimble Norris.

JAN 28, SAT MWAN B-Day Party, IFH, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.

Mar 10, Sat, NAHC Running is My High, Oakland,

MAR 25, SAT, 6th Taking Care of the Tribe/NAAP Powwow, Location tbd, Anna Leroy.

Apr 28, Sat, 3rd Pow Wow, Sacramento City College,

Apr 28, Sofia Yohema Gathering, Lake Merced,

Apr 28-29, CA Indian Market, San Juan Bautista,

May 6, Sun, UCB Powwow, Berkeley,

May 12-13, Fri-Sun, Mothers Day Weekend, Stanford Powwow,

Dates from 2011:

May 13-15, Fri-Sun, 3rd Pit River "Big Time" Powwow.

May 14, Sat, 12th Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan.

May 14-15, Sat/Sun, 10th CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates.

May 21, Sat, 5th Comedy Jam, San Jose,

Jun 5, Sat, Gathering of Honored Elders, Sacramento.

Jun 18, Ohlone Big Time, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF.

Jun 19, Sat, 14th Native Contemp Arts Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine.

Jun 25, 2nd Richmond Powwow, Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings.

Jul 16, Sat, 31st Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Jul 23-24, 16th ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo, Midge, 707.226-1234.

Jul 29, 10th Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland,

Aug 20, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon, Hollister, Ann Marie Sayers.

Aug 20, Sat, 7th Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF,

Sep 10, SAT, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith.

Sep 10-11, Tuolumne Acorn Festival, Tuolumne, CA.

Sep 17, Sat, Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose,

Sep 17, Sat, NAHC Pow Wow, San Leandro, Cathy Wisdom.

Sep 23, 4th Fri, California American Indian Day.

Oct 2, Ohlone Gathering, Coyote Hills, Fremont,

Oct 8, IPD Pow Wow/Market, Berkeley,

Oct 10, IPD Sunrise Ceremony, Alacatraz Island, Mark Anquoe.

Oct 22, Sat, N. A. Culture Day, Oakland Library, Oct 27-30, 26th Annual California Indian Conference, Amy Huberland, 530.898-5438.

NOV 4-12, AIFF American Indian Film Festival, SF,

NOV 12, SAT, AIFF Awards Night, SF,

Nov 20, Honoring Sobriety Powwow, San Jose.

Nov 21-23, AIM National Conference, SF, Tony Gonzales.

Nov 24, IITC/AICA Sunrise Ceremony, Alcatraz Island, Mark Anquoe.

Nov 25, Black Fri Shellmound Mall Protest, Emeryville,


SM 59 New Mexico 2007 Legislature: Official Recognition of Genizaros

By Bernardo Gallegos in Genizaro Federation of New Mexico · Edit Doc · Delete



INTRODUCED BY Richard C. Martinez


WHEREAS, indigenous captivity and servitude were common in

frontier society that became New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, various indigenous peoples, including Apache,

Dine (Navajo), Pawnee, Ute and Comanche, were captured; and

WHEREAS, indigenous people became part of New Mexican

communities and households through capture in war, kidnapping,

trade fairs, punishment for crimes, adoption, abandonment and

the sale of children; and

WHEREAS, baptismal records reveal that at least four

thousand six hundred one captive indigenous persons were

baptized between the years 1700 and 1880, becoming part of

Spanish, Mexican and territorial households; and

WHEREAS, numerous primary source records document the

captivity, presence and experience of indigenous people

displaced in this way, including marriage records, court cases,

wills and censuses; and

WHEREAS, the experiences of captives, while varied,

included being raised and serving within households, and

sometimes remaining in a captor's home for a lifetime; and

WHEREAS, the practice of taking Indian captives lasted

through the Mexican and into the American period in New Mexico;


WHEREAS, there were many terms to describe Indian

captivity and servitude in New Mexico, including "cautivos",

"criados", "coyotes" and "famulos" but the most common used

prior to 1821 and into the Spanish colonial period was the term

"genizaro"; and

WHEREAS, the term "genizaro" derives from the Turkish word

"yeniceri" or "janissary", terms used to describe Christian

captives who, as children, had been forcibly abducted, traded

and trained as the nucleus of the Ottoman empire's standing

army; and

WHEREAS, genizaro families could be found in various

communities throughout the colony, including the major villages

of Albuquerque, Santa Cruz de la Canada, Santa Fe and El Paso

del Norte; and

WHEREAS, in the mid-eighteenth century, many genizaros

were again relocated strategically at the edges of Hispanic

communities, thus providing both an initial line of defense

against raiders and the foundation for communities such as

Abiquiu, Belen, Carnuel, Las Trampas, Ojo Caliente, Ranchos de

Taos, San Miguel del Vado and Tome; and

WHEREAS, by 1776, genizaros made up at least one-third of

the entire population of the province; and

WHEREAS, genizaros and their descendants have participated

in all aspects of the social, political, military and economic

life of New Mexico during the Spanish, Mexican and American

periods; and

WHEREAS, eventually the migration patterns of cautivos and

genizaros paralleled that of all New Mexicans with communities

extending southward to El Paso del Norte (Ciudad Juarez) and

northern Chihuahua, Mexico, as well as northward to Colorado

and beyond; and

WHEREAS, the direct result of the Indian slave trade was

the emergence of generations of racial and cultural mixtures

often referred to in the colonial period with terms such as

coyotes, colores quebrados, lobos and mestizos; and

WHEREAS, many New Mexicans can trace their ancestry to

these indigenous peoples;


OF NEW MEXICO that the important role of genizaros and their

descendants have had in the social, economic, political and

cultural milieu of New Mexico and the United States be

recognized; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the senate recognize the

existence and importance of this indigenous group and the

presence and importance of its descendants today; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be

transmitted to the office of the state historian.
"When crazy people call you crazy, you know you're sane.

When evil people call you evil, you know that you are a good person.

When lairs call you a liar, you know that you are truthful.

Know who you are and don't let others tell you who you are." - Dave Kitchen

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