Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Indigenous News

Indigenous NewsMarcia LaneOn Missing Women, Missing Children, and Missing Intelligence: Looking for Justice in All the Wrong Placesby Kevin D. Annett http://www.facebook.com/groups/162325317708/permalink/10150612841457709/ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@VA Health Care Budget ThreatenedWeek of March 12, 2012Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chair of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, wrote that the reality of sequestration -- the congressionally mandated cuts that will automatically occur later this year due to the Joint Select Committee's failure to find $1.2 trillion dollars in deficit reductions -- is about hit home for veterans. "As it stands right now, sequestration of government programs is imminent." Miller's concern goes beyond the issue of how this will impact our national defense, Miller is worried that an ambiguity in the law could be used by the Office of Management and Budget to cut as much as two percent from the VA's Healthcare budget despite Congress' intent to protect VA from sequestration.Read the full article in the Military Advantage blog.http://www.military.com/veterans-report/va-health-care-budget-threatened?ESRC=vr.nl @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Bernardo GallegosParaguay remains the only country in the Americas where a majority of the population speaks one indigenous language: GuaranĂ­. It is enshrined in the Constitution, officially giving it equal footing with the language of European conquest, Spanish. In Paraguay, Indigenous Language With Unique Staying Powerwww.nytimes.com Unusual features of Paraguay’s history and politics mean that GuaranĂ­ is widely spoken, despite a relatively small indigenous population.https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm#inbox/13606fec1eaaf32d @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Update on Homeless shelter Project Rapid City SDPosted by: "MIKECHEROKEE@aol.com" MIKECHEROKEE@aol.com unitednativeSat Mar 10, 2012 2:39 pm (PST)Update on Homeless shelter Project 3/10/12As you may or may not know ...United Urban Warrior Society has been putting together a proposal to the City Council in Rapid City SD to build a Shelter by Roosevelt park for our homeless brothers and sisters to have a place they can set and also a place where the different groups that provide meals to them can do this....Included in this is a "similar photo" of what we have in mine...this shelter will also have lights and a Lockable outlet (for the groups) using this. This could also be used for other small Native events..and will be available for free use..except the times the groups that are providing meals are using it..We are currently looking for more ideas on the Color and Design ..we want it to have Native overtones of lakota & Dakota culture..When we get the concept drawn out then the next step is to get some quotes from preferably Native owned contractors to build it....This has been a long project but we will continue to move forward on it...We are gaining allot of support from other groups and organizations as well as City Leaders..if anyone has any ideals or suggestions please let me know...James Swan President & Founder United Urban Warrior SocietyP.O.Box 14Rapid City, S.D. 57709-0014 605-381-8612_unitedurbanwarriorsociety@yahoo.com_ (mailto:unitedurbanwarriorsociety@yahoo.com) @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Dear David,A year ago, the world watched in horror as one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded happened off the coast of Japan, causing devastating tsunamis and triggering meltdowns at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The result of the disaster was catastrophic: more than 15,000 deaths, hundreds of billions of dollars in damage, and hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes.Hundreds of thousands of animals were swept away, killed or lost their homes. Thousands more were abandoned or tied up in backyards — left by owners who thought they would be returning soon. With your help, we immediately mobilized sending desperately needed supplies and support to local Japanese agencies.But that was just the beginning. I recently visited the devastated region and it was shockingly clear to me that our work is far from over.Some animals were left at shelters when their owners evacuated, but due to the astounding number of people evacuating, the shelters are overwhelmed. They stare out of small cages with sad eyes, heart broken and hoping to be adopted or reclaimed.Even a year later, most people haven't been able to return to their homes. Today, animal carcasses litter the area and thousands of homeless dogs and cats roam their old neighborhoods scrounging for scraps and curling up for warmth to brave the cold nights — wondering if their owners will ever return.They are lonely and scared. They are starving and dying. They need your help. There is no one else.Please help us save these animals by donating today.Sadly, life may never be the same for those close to the disaster zone, but American Humane Association remains firmly committed to helping in any way it can. To read more about my visit to Japan, download a copy of The Animals of Fukushima: One Year Later.Sincerely,Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D.President and CEOAmerican Humane AssociationRobin Ganzert's Message of CompassionOn March 11, 2011, when the earthquake struck Japan, the entire world rushed to help.We at American Humane Association put out an appeal to our nation, and thousands of Americans opened their hearts and responded, allowing us to send a shipment of greatly needed animal shelter supplies and a contribution to the organizations in this room. READ ROBIN'S SPEECH »Robin Ganzert's 2012 Japan Blog Posts Visit to FukushimaMessage to People of JapanToyko ShelterDelivery of Hope to Earthquake Victims in JapanREAD MORE NOW »Robin Ganzert's 2011 Japan Blog PostsJapan Animal Relief Update — Aid SentJapan Relief Questions and AnswersRed Star Animal Emergency Services and Japan Relief FundREAD MORE NOW »@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Gloria Montano‎"When Arizona tried to erase our history, we decided to make more," Diaz says. "We’ve unleashed this informal network that’s galvanized into a national movement... People are forming groups to read the books that have been confiscated. They have actually brought so much attention to our community that I think right now we really are on the verge of a Latino Renaissance." "El Libro-Traficante" Tony Diaz Defies Ethnic Studies Book Ban With Caravan to Arizona www.democracynow.org Self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, nicknamed "El Libro-Traficante", is set to launch a small caravan to bring carloads of controversial books into Arizona that were recently banned by public school officials in Tucson after the city suspended its acclaimed Mexican-American Studies program due t...http://www.facebook.com/groups/110393622343133/321944857854674/ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@--CherokeeLink Newsletter**************************Osiyo sharonkitchen@earthlink.net,If you are like me, I know you can’t wait until the end of daylight savings time. Now we can plan more activities outside and enjoy the sun we have missed out on all winter long. So don’t forget to set your clocks forward on Sunday. High school graduation is fast approaching. Students who plan to continue their education but need some assistance might want to check out the opportunities that the Cherokee Nation College Resources offers. Hurry though as deadlines are also right around the corner:http://www.cherokee.org/Services/Education/30836/Information.aspx Meetings for the Tribal Council, Health Committee, Community Services Committee, Education and Culture Committee, and Resources Committee for March will be held Monday the 12th. If you cannot attend in person, watch them live online.For more information:http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/Webcasts/Default.aspx I cannot think of a more perfect way to enjoy the sun than to get out and play a game of golf. It just so happens that Saturday, March 31st is “Play Golf Native America Day” at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, located at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK. This program is for area youth ages 7-17 and their families. The event starts at 10 a.m.! Register today and secure your spot.Register today at:http://www.playgolfamerica.com/index.cfm?action=facility&facility=27372114 Wado! (Thank you)Cherokee NationP.O.Box 948Tahlequah, OK 74465918 453-5000------------------------------------------------------------*****************************Cherokee Nation News*******************************Jay Clinic to Resume Operations Tuesday:3/5/2012 4:31:54 PM© Cherokee NationAfter a brief closure to investigate an air quality issue, the Sam Hider Clinic will re-open for business Tuesday morning.http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/32974/Press_Article.aspxSequoyah Schools to host Stakeholders Meeting :3/5/2012 10:12:39 AM© Cherokee NationSequoyah Schools will host a stakeholders meeting on Thursday, March 15, in the Sequoyah Schools cafeteria. http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/32972/Press_Article.aspxCherokee Elder Care hosts Breakfast with State Lawmakers:3/5/2012 1:47:52 PM© Cherokee NationCherokee Elder Care recently hosted a breakfast that gave concerned citizens a chance to hear their state legislators speak and ask the lawmakers to address any concerns they may have. CEC hosted the event organized by the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce.http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/32973/Press_Article.aspxCherokee Nation Offering Registration Help in Collinsville:3/6/2012 10:27:11 AM© Cherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation will provide assistance with applications for Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood cards and Cherokee Nation citizenship in Tulsa County in March.http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/32975/Press_Article.aspx-----------------------------------------------------------************************************* Other Links of Interest ********************************************Games - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=culture&culture=gamesCommunity Calendar - http://www.cherokee.org/home.aspx?section=calendarRSS Feed - http://rss.cherokee.orgPodcasts - http://podcasts.cherokee.orgE-Cards - http://ecards.cherokee.org@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ "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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