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Indigenous NewsDekanogi Ulogilv 4:36pm Feb 22 Intellectual Property Watch » Indigenous Peoples Walk Out Of WIPO Committee On Genetic Resources ».www.ip-watch.orgThe International Indigenous Forum, in an unprecedented collective move, decided yesterday to withdr...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Dekanogi Ulogilv 4:41pm Feb 22 American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Sherman Alexie on Tucson student reading TEN LITTLamericanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.comAmerican Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indi...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Dekanogi Ulogilv 4:45pm Feb 22 Coalición de Derechos Humanos www.derechoshumanosaz.netPlanning meeting for Migrant Trail 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 12pm Derechos Humanos office 631 S...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Billie Fidlin 1:03pm Feb 20 One Native business woman's journey... CONCEPT; DISEASE AND MEDICINE Billie Fidlin 12:51am Feb 26 Upturn a grave in a Catholic cemetery and see how the dirt flies then... 50 American Indian Protestors Seek to Stop Desecration - Native News Networkwww.nativenewsnetwork.comSAN DIEGO COUNTY This afternoon, 50 American Indians including tribal council members and elders, ar...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Treaty with The Western Cherokee UNA NewsMikeNext Weekend! .......Yes Next Weekend (March 3rd and 4th) is the S.P.I.R.I.T. Fundraiser!!YARD SALE AND $5 FOOD PLATE!!!! 2715 NW 11th, OKC, OK(NW11th and May – NE of Fairgrounds)Saturday & Sunday March 3rd & 4th --- 7:30 am to 5:00 pm both daysDon't need it anymore? Is it able to be used? We'll take it! Plus we could sure use a hand in the kitchen and outside next weekend too. :-) SATURDAY......$5.008-11 AM: Meatpies and Cinnamon Rolls11 AM to 5 PM: Indian TacosSUNDAY......$5.00after 9:00 AM Bowl ofChili Beans or Potato Soupwith Cornbread/CrackersVolunteers and Donations gladly accepted and appreciatedCollectibles, Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Children's and Baby Clothes, Printers, Books, Shoes, Toys, Kitchen, Knick Knacks and this and that...Meeting at 2520 NW 36th Street, OKC, at 5:30 PM on 3/3/12 - Saturday. Contact numbers are 405-471-7610 or 405-830-0626.WE SURE COULD USE YOUR HELP AND DONATIONS TO MAKE OUR 2012 GOALS A REALITY. MVTOSociety to Preserve Indigenous Rights & Indigenous Treaties_spiritwomenrawk@yahoo.com_ ( ( ( @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Aim Southern Cal 12:46pm Feb 27 If you CLAIM to be Native American, then you have a responsibility to help save Sacred Sites- Our ancestors must be protected and have a right to rest in peace. Our children and future generations have a right, a life/death need to access to our sacred sites and take on the torch of protecting them when we are gone and buried there. Help Save TOM KAV Lusieno Sacred Site! Refuse, Resist, and Reject anyone that exploits our sacred sites, people and ceremonies for a little attention, money or a piece of ass!/photo.php?v=533427695264 The Captialist Descration of Tom-Kav, Luiseno Indian Sacred SiteIndigenous Peoples Media Project of POOR Magazine at Tom-Kav, a sacred site to the Luiseno Indians ...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ From the Eagle WatchFebruary 27, 2012FYIOnion Lake Cree Nation's Chief is Urging The Canadian Government to Takea Look in Its Own Backyard For immediate release: Geneva Switzerland, February 23, 2012...A United NationsCommittee report is once again tarnishing Canada's image as country thatupholds human rights. The Committee on the Elimination of Forms of RacialDiscrimination (CERD) undertook its periodic review of Canada. The UNexpert body listened to Canada's report on many issues and eventsoccurring within our country including First Nations rights. Chief Wallace Fox of the Onion Lake Cree Nation is a part of anIndigenous delegation in Geneva and stated today, "It's a rosypicture that was painted for the expert members at the United Nations.Members of the Canadian delegation described such a great place to liveto the expert committee that I thought, I want to move to this place thatthey are portraying," stated Chief Fox of the Onion Lake CreeNation. Canada is a signatory to the UN Convention and is recognized as a statethat is required to report regularly to the Committee on measures takento comply with its provisions. The Committee reported that key issuesconcerning the rights of Indigenous peoples were overlooked or ignored inCanada's report. More than 35 Indigenous Nations, regional and nationalIndigenous peoples' organizations, human rights and social justiceorganizations filed their own alternative reports. "This problem should not continue the same way as it has in thepast," said Nourredine Amir, vice-chairman of the Committee on theElimination of Racial Discrimination. "How long will this beongoing?" As quoted for international press. The State (Canada) was questioned on their right to claim underlyingtitle and also the expropriation of Indigenous Lands. "Canadaassumes that they have the right to take our lands using their own legalsystem. Indigenous Peoples appear to have no authority to object orreject the move by the state. If Canada cannot prove how they got titlethen the lands and territories of our Peoples belong to us. Our inherentand treaty rights are internationally recognized and constitutionallyprotected. Our natural resources were not ceded nor surrendered. As aparty to Treaty No. 6, it is clear that a sharing of lands with thenewcomers was for settlement purposes only," stated Chief Fox. The State (Canada) is currently failing to meet its domestic andinternational legal obligations in addressing violence against Indigenouswomen, extractive industries on Indigenous lands, the high rates ofincarceration of Indigenous Peoples, protection of Indigenous Peoples'economic, social and cultural rights, implementation of the UNDeclaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Canada's actionsin the international arena to undermine the Declaration and othersstandards for the protection of Indigenous rights. The UN Committee urges states to consult with Indigenous Peoples'organizations and NGOs before making their reports. However, Canada'slatest report to the Committee was submitted without consultation or theinvolvement of Indigenous peoples and human rightsorganizations. "Canadians need to know that their government is not recognizingor upholding their law, section 35 of the Canadian Constitutionregarding the protection of Treaty Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Why isthat? We as Treaty Chiefs are at the United Nations to ensure that ourunderstanding of the Treaties is upheld. This was reaffirmed by the Panelof Experts at the United Nations today," stated Chief Fox. "As Nations, we held up our end of the Treaty, yet Canada continuesto only pay lip service to our relationship. There is no divisible Crownand whether it is the federal or provincial government, they are equallyobligated to acknowledge this relationship. The Crown by way of theenactment of the Constitution of Canada is obligated as a Treaty partner- otherwise it is in breach of its constitutional and internationalobligations and fails to uphold the Honour of the Crown when dealing withTreaty Nations" concluded Chief Fox. The Onion Lake Cree Nation is an independent Nation located in Treaty No.6 territory and is situated 50 kilometers north of Lloydminster on theborder of Saskatchewan and Alberta in western Canada. The Cree Nation hasover 5000 members and is governed by their own Cree Government Structure. -30- Nicole Robertson, Communications AdvisorMuskwa Productions & Consulting(403) Aim Southern Cal 6:51pm Feb 27 FEB 27th -Remember Wounded Knee! What is the The best to do that? If you CLAIM to be Native American, or support Native people, then you have a responsibility to help save Sacred Sites- Our ancestors must be protected and have a right to rest in peace. Our children and future generations have a right, a life/death need to access to our sacred sites and take on the torch of protecting them when we are gone and buried there. Help Save TOM KAV Lusieno Sacred Site! and with sacred sites in your area- OCCUPY! STOP BULLDOZERS! - Refuse, Resist, and Reject anyone that exploits our sacred sites, people and ceremonies for a little attention, money or a piece of ass Essay contest for young Native writers announcednativetimes.comNative American Times - #1 Source for Native news in the US.@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Dekanogi Ulogilv Dekanogi Ulogilv 9:09am Feb 28 Tribal Leader Education Roundtablestriballeader-roundtables.indianeducation.orgOn Dec. 2, 2011, during the Third Annual White House Tribal Nation's Conference, President Obama sig...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Dekanogi Ulogilv 9:11am Feb 28 National Preservation Institutewww.npi.orgThe National Preservation Institute (NPI) offers continuing education and professional training for ...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Dekanogi Ulogilv 9:13am Feb 28 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting process of acculturation began early for the Cherokees Marcia Lane 1:02pm Feb 29 Kahentinetha from Mohawk Nations News with Kevin Annett by Hiddenfromhistory in Politics Progress Sat, Mar 3, 2012 04:00PM Call in to speak with the host (347) 857-3524 h:70431 s:2902773 upcoming Kevin will be giving updates on all that has been happening on his latest tour. Our guest this week is Kahentinetha Horn, Bear Clan, of the Mohawk Nation and Owner and Publisher of Mohawk Nations News. She will be talking about problems she has encountered with keeping the news site up and running and the demographic changes to the populations. Panel: Kevin Annett, co host Russ Letica, Bill Annett, David Little Eagle,Carrie Lester, Host and Producer Marcie Lane Kevin Annett Online Radio by Hiddenfromhistorywww.blogtalkradio.comTelling the Untold Story of the Genocide of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Host: Kevin Annett and Ru...@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Billionaire Ballot Banditsby Greg PalastWednesday, February 29, 2012They're stealing it again. In 2000, my team uncovered how Katherine Harris illegally purged thousands of African-Americans from Florida's voter rolls. In 2004, for BBC, we uncovered the Karl Rove GOP "caging scheme" that swiped that election. In 2008, we uncovered, for Rolling Stone and BBC, with co-investigator Bobby Kennedy, the GOP attack on voters who lost their homes to foreclosure. This year, there's a new danger: Behind the election games are billionaires Super-PAC-ing the ballot box.But we have something they fear: deep file cabinets filled with confidential information on the billionaires behind Restore Our Future and other PAC-rats.(We broadcast the first investigative report of the Koch Brothers in 1996. And they're not the worst. We MUST get this information out and soon.) Now, our team is prepared to dig in again, to write about and to film the scams against our civil rights -- and this time, we have TV networks and major print outlets ready to take our reports. BUT, they can't finance the basic detective work that gives our reports their powerful weight of undeniable facts. For that, we count on you. Please, right now, make a tax-deductible donation to the Palast Investigative Fund for our Billionaires and Ballots investigation.If you join up with us to help fund the completion of our investigation, for your tax-deductible donation, we'll be happy to send you, in thanks: - $150 - The Billionaires & Ballots Pack: includes a signed copy of Palast's latest, highly acclaimed book, Vultures' Picnic, the Election Files DVD and 5 copies of the Steal Back Your Vote comic plus the new Elections Games film when released. - $75 - Get two DVDs: Election Files and Palast Investigates: from 8-Mile to the Amazon (which includes the 2008 election shenanigans), both signed by Palast - $25 - Get 5 print copies of Steal Back You Vote: The Graphic Election Guide (one SIGNED by Greg Palast). Would you consider becoming an Associate Producer (minimum donation $500) or an Executive Producer (minimum donation $1000) of our film on the election games of 2012? 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And we can't tell you how much we appreciate your support.Yours,Greg Palast and the team****Greg Palast is the author of Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores, released in the US and Canada by Penguin.You can read Vultures' Picnic, "Chapter 1: Goldfinger," or download it, at no charge: click here.Support the Palast Investigative Fund and keep our work alive.Subscribe to Palast's Newsletter and podcasts.Follow Palast on Facebook and Southern Cal 2:41pm Feb 29 Please sign and SHARE Cynthia Jeannette Gomez 3:17pm Feb 29 The Genizaro Federation work group thoughtfully moves forward shaping a structure for the organization Aim Southern Cal 1:32am Mar 1 Signed From Alaska to the tip of South America, this is Indian Land, before you start deporting indigenous people, start by getting rid of the real IMMIGRANTS that invaded and colonized this country, and are taking ALL OUR JOBS "We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us" Help a UCSB student out. Stop the Deportation of Cindy Reyna.Wednesday, February 29 at 8:00pm 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 CampaignYellowstone Bison Update from the Field March 1, 2012 ------------------------------ ------------------------------* Update from the Field * Five Elk Die During Montana's Brucellosis Study * Take Action! NEW Deadline to Stop APHIS Birth Control Experiments! * Your Photos & Art Wanted for Wild Bison 2013 Calendar! * BFC Wish List: Long Johns Needed and Thank You Betty Hyatt! * Endangered Buffalo Fact of the Week * By the Numbers * Last Words------------------------------* Update from the Field Faces frosty from munching on sedges along a Madison River tributary, these buffalo cows, inside Yellowstone National Park, were very curious at our presence. Bellies round with life, in about six to eight weeks from now, buffalo cows will begin to give birth to the next generation. BFC file photo by Stephany. Click photo for larger image. Here in the high country of the Yellowstone region, when it snows, it blizzards! The Hebgen Basin, west of Yellowstone National Park, has finally been getting quite a bit of snowfall over the past week, yet still not enough to cover the sagebrush. Buffalo migration has yet to begin in earnest, though some family groups have been spotted by BFC patrols still within Yellowstone's borders and out of the range of hunters. BFC is currently running patrols in both the Gardiner and West Yellowstone areas in anticipation of migration and the agency actions that always follow. Many of the cow buffalo that we've seen in the family groups are showing round bellies, the encouraging signs of the next wild buffalo generation. Soon the spring buffalo tide will be upon us, as the gentle giants make their way to their spring calving grounds. On Tuesday Montana released their Interagency Bison Management Plan Decision Notice announcing that they approved expanding so-called "tolerance" zones in the Gardiner Basin. BFC supporters submitted more than 5,000 comments on the Gardiner Basin Proposal, so your actions helped make this initial step possible! While this development is definitely a positive one, it is not a perfect solution. The buffalo will only be allowed upon these lands from November 1 through May 1. The expanded tolerance area encompasses 75,000 acres, of which the IBMP Decision Notice states that only 17,400 acres are predicted to actually be used by buffalo, because much of this landscape is at high elevation and hence not buffalo-chosen winter range, or simply too steep to be accessible. Bull bison will be afforded more tolerance than family groups. Mothers, calves, juveniles, and elders will continue to be hazed, captured, held for spring release, shipped to slaughter, or sent to experimental research facilities. Outside this five-month window of "tolerance", buffalo will be forced into Yellowstone National Park. Last April, BFC was present to witness bull buffalo make first contact with the Yankee Jim Canyon cattle guard. They were certainly perplexed by this change in the terra-firma, and finally chose to simply walk around the confusing thing. Now, there is enormous fencing in place, to attempt to bar them from circumventing this obstacle. BFC file photo by Stephany. Click photo for larger image. Gallatin National Forest lands within this zone will be open to hunting and the number of hunters will be greatly increased, while the use of hunters to kill buffalo that leave these "tolerance" zones will also be expanded to all times of the year. Cattle guards and fencing have and will continue to be put in place to try to keep buffalo from migrating beyond Yankee Jim Canyon, fencing which could prove dangerous to buffalo and other wildlife. Yankee Jim Canyon is what Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer calls the "drop dead zone." Montana has stated that there will be no hazing of buffalo that make it north of this new line: they will all be shot. It will take the buffalo's presence on this new landscape to see how the agencies will respond, and then we can really determine the effect of this new "tolerance". Last April, when the IBMP agencies announced that Montana would be considering this move, Park County and the Park County Stockgrowers Association quickly filed a lawsuit. This lawsuit is still pending, and Buffalo Field Campaign along with our stellar legal support from Western Watersheds Project has intervened on behalf of the buffalo. The hearings are set for today and Friday in Livingston, Montana. In light of Montana's Decision Notice to go ahead with tolerance expansion, it will be very interesting to see how the anti-buffalo Park County contingency responds. Wild bison advocates are further using the courts to protect America's last wild buffalo. As you read this, Buffalo Field Campaign's Mike Mease, Darrell Geist, and Good Shield Aguilar, along with Public Interest Defense Center attorney Rebecca K. Smith, and Western Watersheds Project attorney Summer Nelson will represent the buffalo for a scheduled panel at the Eugene Oregon Public Interest Environmental Law Conference today, March 1, from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the Fir Room at the Erb Memorial Union. So long as native wild buffalo are outlawed and under fire, we will do whatever it takes to defend their right to roam the lands that are their birthright! We send out a huge buffalo THANK YOU to our legal team and to all our supporters who make our front lines, policy, and legal defense work possible and increasingly effective! Roam Free!------------------------------* Five Elk Die During FWP's Brucellosis Study When elk fly, some die. Here is what Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is doing to elk in southwest Montana. BFC footage from the field from winter 2011. This winter, five elk died as a result of this invasive study, and yet Montana's 150,000 elk are getting off easy compared to what America's 3,700 wild buffalo suffer. Click image to watch the video. In January, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks initiated the second year of their elk brucellosis study for southwest Montana. 130 cow elk were captured - netted from a helicopter and transported to a testing site - as part of a multi-year study "to evaluate the presence of brucellosis among elk in southwestern Montana." Of the 130 cow elk captured, only five tested positive for exposure to brucellosis. As with buffalo, testing positive for exposure does not mean infection, and more often means that the animals have developed immunity.Five cow elk died as a result of FWP's capture operations. The FWP press release explaining the study glossed over these deaths. All the press release said was, "a total of five animals died in the process of capture. Samples were collected from these five animals and the meat was donated to a local food bank." BFC had requested to be present at these testing sites, as we were present last year, yet FWP managed to use weather conditions as a means to keep the public and media away, even though weather conditions didn't prevent the study from being carried out. But the methods used are the same as in the BFC video, "When Elk Fly" shown here and above. These harmful and invasive actions to our native wildlife are totally unnecessary. Pressure from Montana's livestock industry drives nefarious policies against wildlife, while the cattle industry itself takes little responsibility for the harm it causes to wildlife populations, the land, and water. Aside from the politics, brucellosis is hardly a threat to elk and buffalo. The livestock industry is responsible for the presence of brucellosis in the ecosystem, and efforts to address it should be focused on livestock, not our nation's precious wildlife.------------------------------* TAKE ACTION! USDA-APHIS Extends Public Comment Period to March 13, 2012 Visit the take action links below and please spread the word among your networks of friends. New action items will be posted as such. All actions are current and will be removed when no longer active. Except for public comment periods on official proposals, you can take action on these issues as often as necessary, and our sample letters enable you to edit them into your own words. Thank You for being a voice for wild buffalo! 1. NEW DEADLINE! Comment to prevent birth control experiments on wild buffalo! Comment period EXTENDED until March 13, 2012. You can also download and review BFC's official comments on this Environmental Assessment. 2. Write Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk and tell him to stop Yellowstone's plans to capture and slaughter hundreds of wild bison. After you write him, give his office a call at 307-344-2002 3. Write Letters to the Editor Opposing Montana's Bison Management Harvest. On February 16, the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission approved the controversial expansion of the use of hunters in bison "management," meaning that at any time of year, hunters may be called on to kill bison that migrate across ecologically meaningless lines, under the guise of a "fair chase hunt." Montana claims this is necessary to help rancher interests "tolerate" them. 4. Urge Congress to Support Voluntary Retirement of Public Lands Cattle Grazing! This bill will help open public lands habitat for wild bison and other native wildlife species! 5. Volunteer with BFC! Field volunteers are needed now through May. BFC provides room, board, gear, and training. The buffalo and their landscape provide the inspiration! Please join us on the front lines in defense of America's last wild buffalo! Learn more and apply here and then contact our volunteer coordinators. 6. Help keep BFC strong and effective in the field and at every level of the policy arena. Donations are tax-deductible and go directly to BFC's critical program work. Thank you so much for taking these important actions! Please spread the word by passing these alerts on through all your networks of friends and colleagues!------------------------------* Send Us Your Photos for Wild Bison 2013 Calendar! A buffalo gets a good back scratch while wallowing. This wonderful photo awaits you in our Wild Bison 2012 calendar! We want your photos and artwork for our Wild Bison 2013 calender! NPS file photo by Jim Peaco. Click photo for larger image. BFC is gearing up for our Wild Bison 2013 Calendar, and we want your photos and artwork! The calendar has been such an amazing project for us, a true celebration of the wild buffalo of Yellowstone country, and we are thrilled to continue with it. Photos must be high resolution, digital images of wild buffalo of the Yellowstone area in their natural habitat (no roads, signs, buildings, etc. in the shot please!). Please submit any buffalo art or graphics that you'd like us to consider. Please email your photo submissions for BFC's Wild Bison 2013 Calendar to Stephany or send a disc of photos to BFC Wild Bison Calendar, P.O. Box 957, West Yellowstone, MT 59758. Artists and photographers will be given full credit for any and all photos, art and images. If your photo doesn't make it into the calendar, we can still use it (with your permission) to help educate and inspire in our email updates, web site, newsletters, and other outreach materials.------------------------------* BFC Wish List: Long Johns Needed and Thank You Betty Hyatt! Hello Buffalo Family, We'd like to extend a very special thank you to Betty Hyatt of Minnesota, who along with her husband, Dale Strongbull Hyatt, have been longtime supporters of the Campaign. Betty has generously donated a 4WD truck to BFC in loving memory of her husband, who has passed away. We have been in desperate need of reliable vehicles and Betty's donation will provide us with the mobility we rely on to be in the field daily. Thank you, Betty! We will be keeping you and Dale in our hearts. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your continued support for the wild buffalo and Buffalo Field Campaign. BFC volunteers are joyfully maintaining a constant and persistent presence in the field to monitor this year's bison migration and document any actions made against them. Although the winter weather to this point has been mild, we are feeling the effects of the last decade and a half of field patrols in our clothing supplies. If anyone of you could make donations of wool and/or synthetic long johns, our volunteers would start using them immediately. We find ourselves in need of all sizes and weights of wool and/or synthetic long underwear bottoms and tops. Thank you all for past and future donations; your enduring kindness keeps us moving forward for wild bison. For the Wild Ones, Elizabeth and Peet Office & Support Coordinators Buffalo Field Campaign Click HERE to view BFC's complete Wish List------------------------------* Endangered Buffalo Fact of the Week Two wild bull buffalo walk the land together. Photo by BFC supporter Tim Springer. Click photo for larger image. FACT: "Yellowstone bison are designated as wildlife in Montana.... Within Montana, bison are designated with an S2 ranking, defined as: 'At risk because of very limited and/or potentially declining population numbers, range and/or habitat, making it vulnerable to global extinction or extirpation in the state ... The Montana Comprehensive Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy (MCFWCS) identifies bison as a Tier One Species. In the MCFWCS, a Tier One Species is a species considered in greatest conservation need.' " This language - which strongly begs the question as to how Montana can justify the continuation of such harmful management of wild bison - is from Montana's response to a comment asking the State to consider the status of wild bison in Montana in their Gardiner Basin Environmental Assessment. Montana's response is listed as #5 on page 6 of the IBMP Joint Decision Notice to expand tolerance zones for wild bison in the Gardiner Basin, North of Yellowstone National Park, which you can read here. You can also read BFC's official comments on this proposal here (just scroll down past the Michael Franti video). Have a fact you'd like to share with us? Email it to Stephany.------------------------------* By the NumbersAMERICAN 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: 17 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: 17 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: 3,989* *includes lethal government action, trap-related fatalities, quarantine/experiments, hunts, highway mortality-----------------------------* Last WordsWe pull our teeth out laying down in easy places We thicken the air with talk but cover our eyes up with our hands They're shooting the wolves from helicopters! Can you believe that? Out in the wide world the wildest ones are vanishing quickly But it won't be the witches that are burning this time-Blackbird Raum 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 59758406-646-0070bfc-media@wildrockies.orghttp://www.buffalofieldcampaign.orgBFC is the only group working in the field every day in defense of the last wild buffalo population in the U.S.KEEP BFC ON THE FRONTLINES Join Buffalo Field Campaign -- It's Free!Tell-a-Friend!Take Action!Find BFC on FaceBook! ROAM FREE! @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@APNewsBreak: Navajo Nation sues Urban OutfittersAudrey Beavers UNA News;_ylc=X3oDMTNuNDhyamtpBF9TAzExODMzMDAxMDEEYWN0A21haWxfY2IEY3QDYQRpbnRsA3VzBGxhbmcDZW4tVVMEcGtnAzBiNjQ5NDc3LTFhZDctMzM0Yi1iNzFkLTI5OWI2MzVmODEzNARzZWMDbWl0X3NoYXJlBHNsawNtYWlsBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@CherokeeLink Newsletter ************************** OsiyoIf you are interested in Cherokee arts and crafts, you will be interested to hear that the Cherokee Arts Center has announced its March schedule. For more information: of arts and crafts, rough sketches of planned artwork should be submitted before March 15th for the Cherokee National Holiday Art Contest. The selected artist will receive $1,200 and their work of art will be displayed on the 60th annual Cherokee National Holiday posters, t-shirts, and programs.For more information: we are on a roll with art, you should check out the Cherokee Tri-Council Logo Contest with the theme being “Completing the Circle of Fire”. Artists must submit their entries by Friday, April 13, and the winner will take home $1,000.For more information: Wado! (Thank you) Cherokee Nation P.O.Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465918 453-5000------------------------------------------------------------************************** ***Cherokee Nation News***** **************************Cherokee Nation offers Business Planning Class:2/27/2012 3:44:37 PM© Cherokee NationAre you an aspiring entrepreneur? The Cherokee Nation will host a four-part class in Tahlequah to teach enterprising people how to create quality business plans. Nation Youth Employment Program Taking Applications:2/27/2012 3:11:11 PM© Cherokee NationThis summer Cherokee Nation will once again offer a great opportunity for young Native Americans to gain valuable job experience. Casino Employees Pick up Trash along south Highway 59:2/27/2012 3:25:34 PM© Cherokee NationThose traveling Highway 59 south of Sallisaw may notice pretty grass instead of trash along the highway. Employees from Cherokee Casino Sallisaw and Cherokee Casino Roland recently spent the day picking up litter as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program. Arts Center Announces March Schedule:3/1/2012 10:43:26 AM© Cherokee NationThe Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah has five upcoming art classes available in March for adults and youth interested in creating unique pieces of art that are relevant to Cherokee culture. Nation opens new Support Services Warehouse at Hastings Hospital:3/1/2012 10:11:56 AM© Cherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 29, for the new Support Services Warehouse at W.W. Hastings Hospital. Schools To Host Stakeholders Meeting :2/29/2012 4:19:13 PM© Cherokee NationSequoyah Schools will host a stakeholders meeting on Thursday, March 1, in the Sequoyah Schools’ cafeteria.ë Institute Receives $20,000 Contribution:2/29/2012 1:08:29 PM© Cherokee NationThe Zoë Institute will be providing more Cherokee County families with meals, thanks to the generosity of Cherokee Nation Businesses and its employees. Nation Joins in Oklahoma’s Promise to Prepare Students for Brighter Futures:2/27/2012 3:50:57 PM© Cherokee NationRepresentatives from various Cherokee Nation entities visited Will Rogers Junior High School to present the Oklahoma Scholars Program to 8th grade classrooms.********************************* **** Other Links of Interest *********** ********************************* Games - Community Calendar - RSS Feed - Podcasts - E-Cards - Camp Imperialism and Cognitive DissonanceThis posting contains a pdf attachment entitled, "BootCamp Imperialism and Cognitive Dissonance" written by IndigenousVietnam vet, James Craven. We are sending it FYI withour full endorsement. We urge young people to read it!KittohIf you want a copy send me an email and I will forward it to you a PDF copysavethesacredsites@gmail.comDave@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Please join "United Urban Warrior Society" efforts to stop this..."Killing of our Sacred White Buffalo" _James Magaska Swan_ ( White Buffalo Hunts Texas Hunt Lodge allows the opportunity to hunt and harvest the Authentic and Rare White Buffalo. We hold multiple Bison World Records for Crossbow, Archery, and Handgun...we are the trusted professionals when it comes to Big Trophy Bison Hunts. Year round, we offer awesome World Record Class Trophy White Buffalo Hunts. There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the White Buffalo, or White Bison, in Texas, which makes it a suitable trophy year round. We typically let our hunters choose the method of hunting White Buffalo that they prefer. Hunters of White Buffalo can choose the Spot and Stalk method, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Black Powder, Safari Style Hunting, Handgun, as well as hunting from a Blind. We can accomodate hunters of any age and experience level, as well as hunters which have physical disabilities or may be confined to a wheelchair. Our White Buffalo bulls weigh 1200 -1500lbs, and have horns in the 17-20 inch ranch...your white buffalo trophy will be a huge! Your Buffalo Hunt Package will consist of:Bed & Breakfast Style Accommodations at the Texas Hunt Lodge One on One Fully Guided Hunt Field Dressing of Animal Transportation of your animal to Taxidermist/Meat Processor Transportation from the Texas Hunt Lodge to the hunting ranches Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Stocked Bar at the Texas Hunt Lodge Private Access to the Guadalupe River for Fishing, Swimming, Canoe, etc Hunt Package OptionsAirport Transfers from San Antonio, Texas Additional Hunting for other Game Animals Skinning, Caping, and Quartering available. Extra Nights at the Texas Hunt Lodge with Family and Guests White Buffalo Hunt Pricing Rare White Buffalo Bull Trophy Fee - $13,500 Record Class (brown) Buffalo Bull(17-20" Horns & 1200-1500 lbs) Trophy Fee - $3500 *Trophy Fees are in addition to $250 per day which covers All-Inclusive Hunt Package. Non-hunting guests may accompany the hunter for an additional $100 per day which covers lodging, meals and ammenities as well. To Book your Hunt, Please call us at (830)367-7611, or complete our Online Reservation Page Here We have a fantastic and very experienced local taxidermist whom offers Buffalo Shoulder Mounts to our guests specifically for only $1000. Transportation of your trophy to this taxidermist is included in our package. Our local meat processor's charge from $0.65 to $0.85 per lb to process your Buffalo. You will typically get 350-500 lbs of meat from our Big Buffalo.Here is the facebook page to join in this effort....Stand up and be Heard!.....ENOUGH IS ENOUGH _ ( Please pass this on to all your friends and encourage them to pass this on....send letters, E-mails, make phone calls...Congressmen, Senators, Governors, the Mayor..get the word out...THIS IS NOT EXCITABLEHere is a link to there web site.... Swan (President & Founder)United Urban Warrior SocietyP.O. Box 14Rapid City S.D. 57701-0014605-381-8612_unitedurbanwarriorsociety@yahoo.com_ ( -- "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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