Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scott Brown's Part of the Death Of Millions Of Americans.


Scott Brown's Part of the Death Of Millions Of Americans

10-31-12 NECC update time: See the Fox News report dated 10-29-12. Another pharmacy shut down in Mass..seems the manager of record was a past employee of Ameridose-related to NECC. Also the State board of Pharmacy has asked Sophia Pasedis to step down..she is a pharmacy manager for Ameridose. She does not want to. Then see the report from Forbes by Peter cohan on 10-13-12 titled: Did Mass. Sen. C
 andidate Trade $10,000 to Protect Meningitis Pharmacy. The candidate he is referring to is Sen. Scott Brown. He received this $10,000 at the home of Gregory Conigliaro-co-owner of NECC.. The.. Sen Markey's request to the DOJ on 10-16-12 for a complete investigation. Then...the Board of Registration in Pharmacy Report dated 10-23-12by the Executive Office of the Health and Human Services of the Common wealth of Mass. Then...the 10-27-12 update concerning attorney Fred Pritzker who is representing 40 patients in several states who were injected by the meds in the outbreak. It is a lot to read but very needed.
 
I tried to post very important info on the NECC upate but my site would not let me....so here I go again: 10-25-12 3 pharmacies now implicated in Federal Investigation due to the meningitis cases over the U.S./ 3 fungi now and all 3 related to black mold. 1,200 hospitals and clinics had recieved drugs from these 3.so who knows how many more cases will be added.operation lic have been pulled and Ph
 armacist lic. have been pulled by the NABP for the 3 pharmiscist involved. More meds have been added to the list. The 3 buisnesses closed down/meds removed. I sent a letter for a full investigation to Henry Waxman as well as NABP on Oct 11,2012. As a concerned citizen. I will try latter to get out the addresses and phone numbers for all. I have them and tried to post them but was not allowed by FB.These 3 companies have been involved in congressional hearings in the past and were warned in 2003 of something just like this happening,due to the unsterile invironment at the NECC.
It all comes down to GREED. They wanted to make money. They did. People sufered and died.
More info to come later........................Please stay safe.

Chief of Cherokee Nation Calls Obama the Best President EVER for American Indians


Chief of Cherokee Nation Calls Obama the Best President EVER for American Indians
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/09/1129679/-Chief-of-Cherokee-Nation-Calls-Obama-the-Best-President-EVER-for-American-Indians

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NATIVE AMERICANS AWARDED THE U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR


NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS AWARDED THE U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR


DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
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NAVAJO CODE TALKER
The Medal of Honor, aka, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
WHAT IS THE MEDAL OF HONOR?
The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.
Each recommendation for this decoration must incontestably prove that the act of bravery or self-sacrifice involved obvious risk of life and, if the risk hadn't been taken, there would be no just grounds for censure. The award is made in the name of congress and is presented by the President of the United States. Originally authorized by congress in 1861, it's sometimes called the "Congressional Medal of Honor."

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS AWARDED THE U.S. MEDAL OF HONOR

20TH CENTURY US MILITARY WAR HEROS
In the 20th century, at least eight American Indians have been among those warriors to be distinguished by receiving the United States' highest military honor: the Medal of Honor. Given for military heroism "above and beyond the call of duty," these warriors exhibited extraordinary bravery in the face of the enemy and, in two cases, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Woodrow W. Keeble (Sioux)
Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe.
WOODROW KEEBLE PORTRAIT
Master Sergeant Keeble, a highly-decorated U.S. war veteran, didn't receive his Medal of Honor until some 16 years after his death (below).
WHITE HOUSE PHOTO
WHITEHOUSE, March 3, 2008 — President George W. Bush applauds after presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to family members of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble, Monday, March 3, 2008 in the East Room of the White House, in honor of Master Sgt. Keeble’s gallantry during his service in the Korean War. Kurt Bluedog, left, Keeble’s great nephew, and Russ Hawkins, a step-son, accepted the award honoring Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor (source wikipedia.org).
Van T. Barfoot (Chocktaw)
A Choctaw from Mississippi, and a Second Lieutenant in the Thunderbirds. On 23 May 1944, during the breakout from Anzio to Rome, Barfoot knocked out two machine gun nests and captured 17 German soldiers. Later that same day, he repelled a German tank assault, destroyed a Nazi fieldpiece and while returning to camp carried two wounded commanders to safety.
VAN T BARFOOT PORTRAIT
Army Colonel Van Thurman Barfoot (1919-).
CHOCTAW WARRIOR
Col. Van T. Barfoot (ret.) WW II Medal of Honor
Mr. Barfoot served in the WW2, Korean and Vietnam wars...then his neighborhood association told the 90-year-old warrior to take down his flag pole...
Roy P. Benavidez (Yaqui)
VAN T BARFOOT
US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient Roy P. Benavidez (below).
GI JOE DOLLCITATION:
Master Sergeant (then Staff Sergeant) Roy P. Benavidez United States Army, who distinguished himself by a series of daring and extremely valorous actions on 2 May 1968 while assigned to Detachment B56, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 2 May 1968, a 12-man Special Forces Reconnaissance Team was inserted by helicopters in a dense jungle area west of Loc Ninh, Vietnam to gather intelligence information about confirmed large-scale enemy activity. This area was controlled and routinely patrolled by the North Vietnamese Army. After a short period of time on the ground, the team met heavy enemy resistance, and requested emergency extraction. Three helicopters attempted extraction, but were unable to land due to intense enemy small arms and anti-aircraft fire. Sergeant Benavidez was at the Forward Operating Base in Loc Ninh monitoring the operation by radio when these helicopters returned to off-load wounded crewmembers and to assess aircraft damage. Sergeant Benavidez voluntarily boarded a returning aircraft to assist in another extraction attempt. Realizing that all the team members were either dead or wounded and unable to move to the pickup zone, he directed the aircraft to a nearby clearing where he jumped from the hovering helicopter, and ran approximately 75 meters under withering small arms fire to the crippled team. Prior to reaching the team's position he was wounded in his right leg, face, and head. Despite these painful injuries, he took charge, repositioning the team members and directing their fire to facilitate the landing of an extraction aircraft, and the loading of wounded and dead team members. He then threw smoke canisters to direct the aircraft to the team's position. Despite his severe wounds and under intense enemy fire, he carried and dragged half of the wounded team members to the awaiting aircraft. He then provided protective fire by running alongside the aircraft as it moved to pick up the remaining team members. As the enemy's fire intensified, he hurried to recover the body and classified documents on the dead team leader. When he reached the leader's body, Sergeant Benavidez was severely wounded by small arms fire in the abdomen and grenade fragments in his back. At nearly the same moment, the aircraft pilot was mortally wounded, and his helicopter crashed. Although in extremely critical condition due to his multiple wounds, Sergeant Benavidez secured the classified documents and made his way back to the wreckage, where he aided the wounded out of the overturned aircraft, and gathered the stunned survivors into a defensive perimeter. Under increasing enemy automatic weapons and grenade fire, he moved around the perimeter distributing water and ammunition to his weary men, reinstilling in them a will to live and fight. Facing a buildup of enemy opposition with a beleaguered team, Sergeant Benavidez mustered his strength, began calling in tactical air strikes and directed the fire from supporting gunships to suppress the enemy's fire and so permit another extraction attempt. He was wounded again in his thigh by small arms fire while administering first aid to a wounded team member just before another extraction helicopter was able to land. His indomitable spirit kept him going as he began to ferry his comrades to the craft. On his second trip with the wounded, he was clubbed from additional wounds to his head and arms before killing his adversary. He then continued under devastating fire to carry the wounded to the helicopter. Upon reaching the aircraft, he spotted and killed two enemy soldiers who were rushing the craft from an angle that prevented the aircraft door gunner from firing upon them. With little strength remaining, he made one last trip to the perimeter to ensure that all classified material had been collected or destroyed, and to bring in the remaining wounded. Only then, in extremely serious condition from numerous wounds and loss of blood, did he allow himself to be pulled into the extraction aircraft. Sergeant Benavidez's gallant choice to join voluntarily his comrades who were in critical straits, to expose himself constantly to withering enemy fire, and his refusal to be stopped despite numerous severe wounds, saved the lives of at least eight men. His fearless personal leadership, tenacious devotion to duty, and extremely valorous actions in the face of overwhelming odds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect the utmost credit on him and the United States Army.

Military ribbons, medals of Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez, Medal of Honor recipient.
VAN T BARFOOT
USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306).
Ernest Childers (Creek)A Creek American Indian from Oklahoma, and a First Lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division, Childers received the Medal of Honor for heroic action in 1943 when, up against machine gun fire, he and eight men charged the enemy. Although suffering a broken foot in the assault, Childers ordered covering fire and advanced up the hill, single-handedly killing two snipers, silencing two machine gun nests, and capturing an enemy mortar observer.
ERNEST CHILDERS PORTRAIT
Ernest L. Childers, Muscogee (1918-2005).
Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. (Winnebago)
A Winnebago from Wisconsin, and a Corporal in Company E., 19th Infantry Regiment in Korea. On 5 November 1950, Red Cloud was on a ridge guarding his company command post when he was surprised by Chinese communist forces. He sounded the alarm and stayed in his position firing his automatic rifle and point-blank to check the assault. This gave his company time to consolidate their defenses. After being severely wounded by enemy fire, he refused assistance and continued firing upon the enemy until he was fatally wounded. His heroic action prevented the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for evacuation of the wounded.
MITCHELL REDCLOUD PORTRAIT
Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. (1924-1950).
Charles George (Cherokee)
A Cherokee from North Carolina, and Private First Class in Korea when he was killed on 30 November 1952. During battle, George threw himself upon a grenade and smothered it with his body. In doing so, he sacrificed his own life but saved the lives of his comrades. For this brave and selfless act, George was posthumously award the Medal of Honor in 1954.
CHARLES GEORGE PORTRAIT
Medal of Honor recipient Charles George (1932-1952).
Ernest Edwin Evans (Cherokee-Creek)
A Cherokee/Creek from Oklahoma, during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October. The USS Johnston waged a gallant fight against heavy Japanese fleet units but was sunk by the enemy ships. Lieutenant Commander Evans was awarded the Navy Cross, later recalled and replaced by the Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously by Umited States Congress.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal and Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Commander Evans had the China Service Medal, American Defense Medal, Fleet Clasp, and was entitled to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with six engagement stars, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Defense and Liberation Ribbons with one star (study resource). Wikipedia.
ERNEST EVANS PICTURE PORTRAIT
Medal of Honor recipient Ernest E. Evans (1908-1944).
USS EVANS DE 1023
A U.S. Navy destroyer war ship, the USS Evans (DE-1023), was named in honor of Commander Evans.
MILITARY PATCHES
Crew ship patches, USS Evans DE 1023.
Jack C. Montgomery (Cherokee)
A Cherokee from Oklahoma, and a First Lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds. On 22 February 1944, near Padiglione, Italy, Montgomery's rifle platoon was under fire by three echelons of enemy forces, when he single-handedly attacked all three positions, taking prisoners in the process. As a result of his courage, Montgomery's actions demoralized the enemy and inspired his men to defeat the Axis troops.
JACK MONTGOMERY PICTURE PORTRAIT
Medal of Honor recipient Jack C. Montgomery (1917-2002).
19TH CENTURY US MILITARY WAR HEROS
Alchesay
Sergeant, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Entered service at: Camp Verde, Arizona. Born: 1853, Arizona Territory. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Blanquet
Indian Scout. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Chiquito
Indian Scout. Place and date: Winter of 1871-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Co-Rux-Te-Chod-Ish (Mad Bear)
Sergeant, Pawnee Scouts, U.S. Army. Place and date: At Republican River, Kansas, 8 July 1869. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Nebraska. Date of issue: 24 August 1869. Citation: Ran out from the command in pursuit of a dismounted Indian; was shot down and badly wounded by a bullet from his own command.
Elsatsoosu
Corporal, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Jim
Sergeant, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1871-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona Territory. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Kelsay
Indian Scout. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Kosoha
Indian Scout. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Machol
Private, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaign and engagements with Apaches.
Nannasaddie
Indian Scout. Place and date: 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Nantaje (Nantahe)
Indian Scout. Place and date: 1872-73. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.
Rowdy
Sergeant, Company A, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Arizona, 7 March 1890. Entry of service date unknown. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 15 May 1890. Citation: Bravery in action with Apache Indians.


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"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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bank Illegally Takes The Home Of An Apache Lady With Terminal Cancer Sign the Petition


Bank Illegally Takes The Home Of An Apache Lady With Terminal Cancer

Sign the Petition

https://www.change.org/petitions/wells-fargo-don-t-break-the-law-leave-cancer-patients-alone

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bank Illegally Takes The Home Of An Apache Lady With Terminal Cancer


Bank Illegally Takes The Home Of An Apache Lady With Terminal Cancer

http://www.facebook.com/OccupyFortHernandez

On October 10th, Niko Black, a Native woman (Apache) with terminal cancer, was evicted from her Garden Grove home by Wells Fargo, with co-operation of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and complicity of the local police. This, despite Niko posting a Federal Court Order forbidding such action on her front door and filing it with local police agencies.

Black told the OC Weekly that fraudulent paper work was used to justify the eviction.

WHAT:
#FortHernandez will be holding a solidarity action at there local Wells Fargo branch. Calling on justice for Niko Black, demanding that Wells Fargo return her home to her and put an end to all their fraudulent foreclosure practices which they exercise nation wide.


WHEN:
Thursday October 25th @ 12:00pm

WHERE:
Meet @ #FortHernandez 12:00pm

Rally at Wells Fargo 1pm
6800 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Native Vote

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PETITION: Denounce the massacre of indigenous protesters in Totonicapán, Guatemala


PETITION: Denounce the massacre of indigenous protesters in Totonicapán, Guatemala

To: The Government of Guatemala

On October 4, 2012, Maya K’iche’ communities carried out a peaceful protest organized by the Alcaldía Indígena (Indigenous Authority) of the 48 Cantones of Totonicapán, in regions of Alaska, Xecanchavox and Cuatro Caminos in the highlands in Guatemala.

During the demonstration, Guatemalan Military and National Civil Police forces appeared at the protest and shot indiscriminately at the demonstrators leaving 8 dead and over 35 people wounded.

The below signed:

1. Vigorously repudiate any perpetuation of state violence against the indigenous peoples of Guatemala;
2. Reject declarations made by the Interior Minister, the Defense Minister, the Foreign Minister, and the President of the Republic of Guatemala that blame the indigenous communities themselves for the violence inflicted against them;
3. Support the right of the K’iche’ people of the 48 Cantones of Totonicapán and their municipal authorities to collective political voice ;
4. Extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims; and
5. Express our solidarity with the more than 35 wounded protesters, among whom are women, children and elderly people.

Additionally, we stand in full support of the demands presented by the Board of Directors of the Alcaldía Indígena of the 48 Cantones of Totonicapán and call on:

1. The Public Prosecutor´s Office to: Uphold your constitutional mandate to investigate and prosecute whoever participated in the bloodbath, especially if they acted in the name of the state—both its intellectual and material authors, who, following orders from their chain of command, carried out repressive policies against the civilian population;
2. The President of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina to: Immediately demilitarize the security forces and remove military units from any citizen security action;
3. The Judicial Branch to: Duly punish those responsible and prevent the manipulation of the justice system, which would in turn endanger judicial independence;
4. The Human Rights Ombudsman´s office to: Carry out an in-depth investigation and immediately release any findings that identify the perpetrators of human rights violations within the security forces;
5. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and other international bodies to: Immediately intervene to ensure a prompt and effective investigation and institutional reforms to ensure these acts are not repeated.

At the Last Presidential Debate: Romney Told 24 Myths in 41 Minutes


At the Last Presidential Debate: Romney Told 24 Myths in 41 Minutes


Igor Volsky, News Analysis: 
During the last presidential debate on October 22nd, Romney told 24 myths in his 41 minutes of speaking time.

1) “Syria is Iran’s only ally in the Arab world. It’s their route to the sea.” Romney has his geography wrong. Syria doesn’t share a border with Iran and Iran has 1,500 miles of coastline leading to the Arabian Sea. It is also able to reach the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.
2) “And what I’m afraid of is we’ve watched over the past year or so [in Syria], first the president saying, well we’ll let the U.N. deal with it…. Then it went to the Russians and said, let’s see if you can do something.” While Russia and China have vetoed multiple resolutions at the U.N. Security Council on Syria, the United States has also been working through the Friends of Syria group and other allies in the region. Obama’s approach “would essentially give U.S. nods of approval to arms transfers from Arab nations to some Syrian opposition fighters.”
3) “Former chief of the — Joint Chiefs of Staff said that — Admiral Mullen said that our debt is the biggest national security threat we face. This — we have weakened our economy. We need a strong economy. We need to have as well a strong military.” If Romney is worried about the national debt, why does he want to increase military spending from 3.5 percent of GDP to 4 percent? This amounts to a $2.1 trillion increase over a ten year period that the military says it does not need and Romney has no plan to pay for it.
4) “[W]hen — when the students took to the streets in Tehran and the people there protested, the Green Revolution occurred, for the president to be silent I thought was an enormous mistake.” Obama spoke out about the Revolution on June 15, 2009, just two days after post-election demonstrations began in Iran, condemning the Iranian government’s hard-handed crackdown on Iranian activists. He then reiterated his comments a day later in another press conference. Iranian activists have agreed with Obama’s approach.
5) “And when it comes to our economy here at home, I know what it takes to create 12 million new jobs and rising take-home pay.” The Washington Post’s in-house fact checker tore Romney’s claim that he will create 12 million jobs to shreds. The Post wrote that the “‘new math’” in Romney’s plan “doesn’t add up.” In awarding the claim four Pinocchios — the most untrue possible rating, the Post expressed incredulity at the fact Romney would personally stand behind such a flawed, baseless claim.
6) “[W]e are going to have North American energy independence. We’re going to do it by taking full advantage of oil, coal, gas, nuclear and our renewables.” Romney would actually eliminate the fuel efficiency standards that are moving the United States towards energy independence, even though his campaign plan relies on these rules to meet his goals.
7) “[W]e’re going to have to have training programs that work for our workers.” Paul Ryan’s budget, which Romney has fully endorsed, calls for spending 33 percent less on “Education, training, employment, and social services” than Obama’s budget.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Exclusive Dennis Banks Comments on Russell Means, George McGovern & Presidential Election


Exclusive

Dennis Banks Comments on Russell Means, George McGovern & Presidential Election

Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. 
PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Late Sunday afternoon Dennis Banks was traveling to be with Russell Means.
Dennis Banks with Russell MeansDennis Banks Visiting Russell Means
Earlier this Past Year
Banks was in a reflective mood when contacted by the Native News Network to comment on Russell Means, whose family and close friends were gathering as Means fought for his life; George McGovern, the 1972 Democratic Party's presidential nominee who died at 90 early Sunday morning; and the upcoming presidential election that is now 15 days away.
He referred to Russell Means affectionately as "Russ." He spoke about the bond the two men developed as the result of being tried together for their involvement in the takeover of Wounded Knee in 1973.
On Russell Means
Russ has been my friend for 40 years. He and I were thrust together to face the federal charges against us after Wounded Knee. It was an attempt to destroy the American Indian Movement and break the back of Indian resistance. We were tried together in federal court. With all the indictments, we were facing 250 years of imprisonment and two life sentences. I think because of being tried together, we were drawn together. From then on we had a bond together that solidified. He has always been an articulate speaker and leader and even when we met, he was speaking for the Oglala people and I was speaking for the American Indian Movement.
Sometimes he has been controversial, but you know what?
One his best traits was he understood the relationship with press. Because of how good he was, the press always lifted Indians to the front pages of newspapers, instead of the back pages. Somehow he knew what the press needed to hear. He knew what to say. You know with Russ, he never held any punches or softened the blow. He proved to be on target with the issue important to American Indians. So, he was effective.
I think Russ has done more for Indian country than any president or US senator has ever done. I really believe Russell Means and Dennis Banks made the American Indian Movement what it was.
On McGovern
One thing I don't believe most people know is: McGovern probably became a senator because of the Indian vote in South Dakota. In his first election to the senate he won with less than 600 votes. He had his hand out to Indians. He needed their vote. Once elected, he never did anything for Indians, except he did work with Senator Ted Kennedy to improve Indian education. Other than that he did not do a whole.lot for us.
I met him when he flew onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during Wounded Knee. He came on a helicopter. He thought he was coming to save the hostages. The so called hostages never wanted to leave. We had not told them they could not leave, When McGovern came they informed him they did not want to leave - though they eventually left anyway. He was only there for about 45 minutes.
Once he got elected I think he fell into the Democratic Party's good ole boy club. Even in Washington, he did the same thing. He was a good ole boy.
One thing I remember is he always resisted giving any land back to Indians. He fiercely fought against it. In South Dakota, there are the Black Hills. He would never agree to give any part of it back to Indians.
His legacy among Indians is: There are some Native people who think he was very helpful. I know he was never on the American Indian Movement's side.
On the Presidential Election
I have only voted twice in my lifetime for president of the United States. In 1960, I voted for John Kennedy; then I voted for Barack Obama four years ago. I will vote for Barack Obama again this year.
Those who got us in the terrible mess we're in don't deserve to get back in. He will deliver in his next term. It takes time for a economic recovery. Republicans carved that failure we are in.
posted October 22, 2012 6:00 am edt

Sharon Kitchen those that may want to write: Russell Means Healing 444 Crazy Horse Dr. Porcupine, SD 57772.



Sharon Kitchen those that may want to write: Russell Means Healing 444 Crazy Horse Dr. Porcupine, SD 57772.

Actor and Activist Russell Means Dies

Actor and Activist Russell Means Dies

Thanks also to Scooter on Sodahead.
Condolences to the family and friends

Russell Means Dead: American Indian Activist, Actor, Dies At 72
By DIRK LAMMERS and KRISTI EATONhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/russell-means-dead-dies_n_2000988.html

Russell Means Dead Dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Russell Means never shunned attention. Whether leading Native Americans in railing against broken federal treaties, appearing in a Hollywood blockbuster or advocating a sovereign American Indian nation within U.S. borders, the activist who helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee reveled in the spotlight.
But it was only on his terms. Openly critical of mainstream media, the onetime leader of the American Indian Movement often refused interviews and verbally blasted journalists who showed up to cover his public appearances. Instead, he chose to speak to his fan base through YouTube videos and blog posts on his personal website.
When he did speak out publicly, he remained steadfast in his defense of AIM. He found himself dogged for decades by questions about the group's alleged involvement in the slaying of a tribe member and the several gun battles with federal officers during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, but denied the group ever promoted violence.
"You people who want to continue to put AIM in this certain pocket of illegality, I can't stand you people," Means said, lashing out an at audience member question during an April gathering commemorating the uprising's 40th anniversary. "I wish I was a little bit healthier and a little bit younger, because I wouldn't just talk."
Means, who announced in August 2011 that he had developed inoperable throat cancer but told The Associated Press he was forgoing mainstream medical treatments in favor of traditional American Indian remedies, died early Monday at his ranch in in Porcupine, S.D., Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Salomon said. He was 72.
Born in Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Means grew up in the San Francisco area before becoming an early leader of AIM. He often was embroiled in controversy, partly because of AIM's alleged involvement in the 1975 slaying of Annie Mae Aquash.
But Means also was known for his role in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" and had run unsuccessfully for the Libertarian nomination for president in 1988.
AIM was founded in the late 1960s to protest the U.S. government's treatment of Native Americans and demand the government honor its treaties with Indian tribes. Means told the AP in 2011 that before AIM, there had been no advocate on a national or international scale for American Indians, and that Native Americans were ashamed of their heritage.
"No one except Hollywood stars and very rich Texans wore Indian jewelry," Means said. "And there was a plethora of dozens if not hundreds of athletic teams that in essence were insulting us, from grade schools to college. That's all changed."


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"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

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Issues and News


Issues and News

Tribal members can pursue deer during elk seasons 10/19/20
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Elk hunters are reminded that they may see tribal deer hunters in the
field during elk seasons.Throughout Oregon, there are a variety of
agreements and treaties with Native American tribes that allow members
to hunt on national forests and Bureau of Land Management lands on days
that are outside of normal state seasons.

"Although the number of tribal deer hunters is limited, we want to
ensure that both hunters and recreationalists are aware that they may
observe tribal deer hunters outside of the normal statewide deer
season," said Lt. David Anderson of the Oregon State Police.

Most deer hunting is closed during elk seasons.

The Cascade elk season runs through Friday.

Rocky Mountain elk seasons run from Oct. 24-8 and Nov. 3-11.

General coast elk seasons goes from Nov. 10-13 and Nov. 17-23.

Controlled (limited-entry) elk seasons are open in different areas
though March 2013.

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Means battles cancer again
Disease returned in August

By Brandon Ecoffey
Native Sun News Staff Writer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell Means, enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and longtime indigenous rights activist and actor, informed Native Sun News Oct. 8 that he is again fighting for his life against cancer. In an email sent from his seasonal home in Scottsdale to NSN, Means announced: “On August 20, 2012, I learned I have new cancer spots.”
Means, who was one of the charter members of the American Indian Movement, also said: “I am in Scottsdale, AZ where I have fantastic medical teams utilizing both alternative and western applications. We are working toward a good solid program that will enable me to come home to my ranch on the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation within the next few weeks.”
Means’ announcement comes almost one year after he announced that he had rid himself of the disease following notification by his physician. On Dec. 8, 2011, a triumphant Means told NSN, that “I won the battle, man – I’m cancer-free. The doctor told me the day before yesterday that ‘Mr. Means, you will not die of cancer.’”
The 72-year-old had originally been diagnosed with esophageal cancer during the summer of 2011 but was able to rid his body of the disease, he said. He credited his victory over the disease to the power of prayer from around the world: “I beat it with prayer – prayer from all over the world from all different disciplines,” especially that of his own traditional Lakota way.
The cancer, however, took a major toll on Means’ body, forcing him to shed over 60 pounds.
“I know many are concerned about my health and I want to thank you for your strong prayers and for all the ceremonies taking place on my behalf,” he further stated in the email.
Means, who turns 73 next month, says he is unavailable to provide spoken comment but did add in the email: “I am sorry I am not available for comments as I need all of my energy to fight for my life once again. I love you and look forward to regaining my life."
“May the Great Mystery continue to guide and protect the paths of you and your loved ones.”
(Contact Brandon Ecoffey at staffwriter2@nsweekly.com)

n Ecoffey
Native Sun News Staff Writer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell Means, enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and longtime indigenous rights activist and actor, informed Native Sun News Oct. 8 that he is again fighting for his life against cancer. In an email sent from his seasonal home in Scottsdale to NSN, Means announced: “On August 20, 2012, I learned I have new cancer spots.” Means, who was one of the charter members of the American Indian Movement, also said: “I am in Scottsdale, AZ where I have fantastic medical teams utilizing both alternative and western applications. We are working toward a good solid program that will enable me to come home to my ranch on the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation within the next few weeks.” Means’ announcement comes almost one year after he announced that he had rid himself of the disease following notification by his physician. On Dec. 8, 2011, a triumphant Means told NSN, that “I won the battle, man
– I’m cancer-free. The doctor told me the day before yesterday that ‘Mr. Means, you will not die of cancer.’” The 72-year-old had originally been diagnosed with esophageal cancer during the summer of 2011 but was able to rid his body of the disease, he said. He credited his victory over the disease to the power of prayer from around the world: “I beat it with prayer – prayer from all over the world from all different disciplines,” especially that of his own traditional Lakota way. The cancer, however, took a major toll on Means’ body, forcing him to shed over 60 pounds. “I know many  
Disease returned in August
By Brandon Ecoffey
Sun News Staff Writer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell Mean Native s, enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and longtime indigenous rights activist and actor, informed Native Sun News Oct. 8 that he is again fighting for his life against cancer. In an email sent from his seasonal home in Scottsdale to NSN, Means announced: “On August 20, 2012, I learned I have new cancer spots.”
Means, who was one of the charter members of the American Indian Movement, also said: “I am in Scottsdale, AZ where I have fantastic medical teams utilizing both alternative and western applications. We are working toward a good solid program that will enable me to come home to my ranch on the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation within the next few weeks.”
Means’ announcement comes almost one year after he announced that he had rid himself of the disease following notification by his physician. On Dec. 8, 2011, a triumphant Means told NSN, that “I won the battle, man – I’m cancer-free. The doctor told me the day before yesterday that ‘Mr. Means, you will not die of cancer.’”
The 72-year-old had originally been diagnosed with esophageal cancer during the summer of 2011 but was able to rid his body of the disease, he said. He credited his victory over the disease to the power of prayer from around the world: “I beat it with prayer – prayer from all over the world from all different disciplines,” especially that of his own traditional Lakota way.
The cancer, however, took a major toll on Means’ body, forcing him to shed over 60 pounds.
“I know many are concerned about my health and I want to thank you for your strong prayers and for all the ceremonies taking place on my behalf,” he further stated in the email.
Means, who turns 73 next month, says he is unavailable to provide spoken comment but did add in the email: “I am sorry I am not available for comments as I need all of my energy to fight for my life once again. I love you and look forward to regaining my life."
“May the Great Mystery continue to guide and protect the paths of you and your loved ones.”
(Contact Brandon Ecoffey at staffwriter2@nsweekly.comconcerned about my health and I want to thank you for your strong prayers and for all the ceremonies taking place on my behalf,” he further stated in the email. Means, who turns 73 next month, says he is unavailable to provide spoken comment but did add in the email: “I am sorry I am not available for comments as I need all of my energy to fight for my life once again. I love you and look forward to regaining my life." “May the Great Mystery continue to guide and protect the paths of you and your loved ones.” (Contact Brandon Ecoffey atstaffwriter2@nsweekly.com

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THE GUARANI AND KAIOWÁ CRY - Facing of the eviction notice from sacred lands, indigenous decide for collective deathand and asked to be buried onsite.

"Kill us and bury us collectively here"

"We know that we will be driven out from here, from this riverbank by the Court, but we will not get out of the river bank. As a native people and historical indigenous, we merely decided to be killed collectively here. We have no choice and this is our last unanimous decision on the order of the Federal Court of Naviraí, MS. "This is the statement of the Indian community for the Government and Federal Court."

"We eat food once a day. Spent it day to day to reclaim our territory Pyleito Kue/Mbarakay. Indeed, we know very well that, at the heart of our ancient territory are buried many of our grandparents and great-grandparents, and here are the cemeteries of all our ancestors. Aware of this historical fact, we already we and want to be dead and buried with our ancestors right here where we are today, so we ask the Government and the Federal Court not to order the eviction/expulsion notice, but we request the decree of our collective death and for bury us here. We ask please, and once for all, to enact our decimation/total extinction in addition to sending several tractors to dig a big hole to throw and bury our bodies. This is our request to the federal judges.

"We await this decision. Therefore, if it is to enact our collective death of Guarani and Kaiowá people from Pyelito Kue/Mbarakay, we beg to bury us all here. Whereas we integrally decided to not get out of this place alive or even dead. We know that we have no chance to survive with dignity in our ancient territory, we already have suffered too much and we are all massacred and dying so fast." (Letter from the community).

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"Rapid City Journal" Issue 10/13/12 



by _James Magaska Swan_ (https://www.facebook.com/james.m.swan1) on 
Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 8:42am · 




Boarding schools left mark for life By Jim Kent 
(This is one of many story's the Journal refuses to publicize in regards 
to "The truth" in Indian Country) 
For most people, memories of their first days of school are often blurred 
images kept alive by stories passed on over the years at family gatherings. 
But for tens-of-thousands of Native Americans, memories of their early 
school days are nightmares they’ve relived throughout their lives. 
This is, of course, courtesy of Christian missionaries and the federal 
government who both felt “something” needed to be done about “the Indian 
problem”. Yes, it does smack reminiscent of Germany’s Little Corporal. 
In the case of the Christians, the goal was to “save the pagan savages” 
and bring them into the fold of Jesus. A noble calling, I suppose, but I’ve 
always questioned the mindset of beating religion into someone. 
Automatically brings that “what would Jesus do” question right into the equation. 
From the federal government side, the goal was to completely eradicate all 
traces of Native American cultures - something already attempted for 
centuries, and quite successfully from a genocidal point of view. 
The problem was there were still too many of those “redskins” around – and 
they had all these kids to keep the cultures going. 
Enter the boarding school system, which Native American children would be 
forced to attend and where they would be “assimilated” into the dominant 
Western European culture. 
The methods used to achieve that result were quite a bit removed from the 
primary definition of the word: to take in, incorporate as one’s own; 
absorb. Unless the parallel is: to absorb; as to soak up blood from a large, open 
wound. 
And that’s what Native American children received: wounds upon their 
bodies, their minds and their souls. Wounds that, for many, would never heal. 
Upon their arrival at any of the dozens of boarding schools established 
across the country their hair was cut (a violation of most traditional Native 
American beliefs, especially among the Plains tribes), they were given 
uniforms to wear instead of their own clothing, their birth names were replaced 
with European-American names and they were forbidden to speak their native 
languages. 
These regulations, often enforced with severe discipline that included 
physical and emotional abuse – and more, resulted in what some in the medical 
field now refer to as “Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. The 
condition comes as a result of suffering abuse for months, or years, and 
particularly impacts children whose personalities are still forming during this 
abuse. 
It’s no surprise the boarding school system would follow such a path, 
having been created by U.S. Army Captain Richard Pratt – a man who supported 
Gen. Philip Sheridan’s comment that the only good Indian is a dead Indian. 
Pratt added a slight caveat by noting “all the Indian there is in the race 
should be dead. Kill the Indian in him, and save the man." 
This topic came up recently while talking with a Lakota friend about “The 
Thick Dark Fog” – a documentary centered on the impacts the boarding school 
system had on one Lakota man: Walter Littlemoon, who – even as an elder, 
has trouble talking about that time in his life. 
Having experienced the waning days of the strict Catholic school system, I’ 
ve often told people that all those years with the nuns prepared me for 
Marine Corps boot camp. 
For many Native Americans, the boarding school system mostly served to 
prepare them for reliving their abuses - over and over again. 
"United Urban Warrior Society" Anouncement! 
This is an ongoing Issue with the "Rapid City Journal" When confronted all 
they can come up with is lame excuses! This last story is "The straw that 
broke the camels back" United Urban Warrior Society will step up and start 
leaning on this "Racist promoting and community dividing, News paper" I want 
to remind everyone that here in Rapid City, This isn't just a Native Issue 
this is a community issue! although "United Urban Warrior Society" will 
head this fight! We will have the support of: Occupy Rapid City, South Dakota 
peace & Justice as well as many other Entities here in and around our 
community, and others pledging to step up and supporting our efforts. We will 
set up both an on line and paper petition that will be passed around, we 
will post samples of the past racist comments on there notorious racial 
comment section (which should be shut down or require people to use there real 
name for accountability). We want to change from this Publication and we will 
continue to lean on them as a community until we see some change. As some 
of you know, a City council member and I did sit in a meeting with the new 
leadership at this paper and they told us everything "we wanted to hear" 
when we left it went back to Business as usual. Enough is enough already! 
This publication is the voice of our community and what everyone reads 
believes what they read and/or influenced by what they read.no matter if its 
truths or Lies....That's allot of "Influence and Responsibility"...If we are 
going to move forward as a community and heal the historical wounds, caused by 
animosities and hate, we will need this paper to step up and lead us! out 
of this circle of hate and stop tearing this ugly scab off our community 
for the sake of just news and selling a paper... We need to promote our 
community and the diversity of its people in a positive way or a balanced way 
for all of us..If not?...Let the games begin... 

P.S. 
If anyone would like to tell their story in regards to an experience with 
this paper or want to get involved with this issue contact me 
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Making History, First Sikh Testifies at U.S. Senate Hearing

On September 19th, over 400 people attended a Senate subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC to watch Harpreet Singh Saini deliver anemotional tribute to his mother, who was one of six worshipers whose lives were taken during the August 5th attack on the Oak Creek Gurdwara. Harpreet also made history by being the first Sikh to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing.
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Bono Mack Says Native American-Supporting Opponent is Anti-American
more:
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/19/bono-mack-says-native-american-supporting-opponent-is-anti-american-140928 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/19/bono-mack-says-native-american-supporting-opponent-is-anti-american-140928#ixzz29xeEWJtQ

U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-California, currently in a dead heat in her race for re-election with Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz, has recently put out a series of ads, statements, a press release , and campaign tweets indicating that Ruiz is anti-American for his past support of causes identified with American Indians.
In 1997, Ruiz was arrested as a college student during a protest of the Thanksgiving holiday in Plymouth, Massachusetts that was intended to highlight Native American roles in American history and misrepresentations of Indians in contemporary American society. The event got out of hand, police pepper sprayed him and others, and charges were eventually dropped. City leaders ended up paying $100,000 toward a Native American scholarship fund, and they erected a plaque commemorating the event and Indian heritage.
In Bono Mack’s new ads , a serious-sounding narrator, accompanied by ominous music, asserts that Ruiz is “attacking Thanksgiving and our American values.” In a recent debate, the congresswoman sharpened the attack, saying, “He led protests against the celebration of Thanksgiving , no joke … because he opposes what Thanksgiving stands for and what it represents.”
Bono Mack’s campaign has also claimed that Ruiz read a letter aloud at the protest expressing support for a pardon of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist who was convicted of shooting two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975.
The Ruiz campaign says the candidate doesn’t remember expressing support for Peltier and that he didn’t support Peltier then or now. That’s in contrast to some Native Americans who believe Peltier was wrongfully convicted, and who call for his pardon to this day.
Still, Bono Mack campaign strategists, John Pezzullo and Marc Troast, have re-tweeted messages on Twitter indicating that Ruiz is a “radical liberal” for his participation in the Native-focused event, and they have re-tweeted messages claiming he supported Peltier. Their campaign also has released audio, which they say is Ruiz reading a statement in support of Peltier. The Ruiz campaign has not denied the authenticity of the audio, and says if Ruiz did read it, he was caught up in the moment and did not believe what he was reading.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is part of a growing chorus of Indians who are concerned with the Bono Mack political strategy. The tribe has put out a statement calling her ads “an outrageous and unacceptable insult to all Native Americans.”
“We are not endorsing either candidate at this time,” said Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe. “However, we call on Rep. Bono Mack to unequivocally repudiate this attempt to portray standing up for Native Americans as somehow un-American.”
The Tribal Association of Sovereign Indian Nations has also sent Bono Mack a letter expressing concern about her attempt to politicize issues that are important to some Native American citizens, according to those close to the organization. A top concern is that Bono Mack is calling into question certain beliefs that some Native Americans agree with and many more sympathize with.
“We certainly understand the rough and tumble nature of political campaigns, and we know that sometimes candidates say things that they later regret,” according to the letter, signed by the organization’s Indian leaders. “As an agent of the federal government, however, you should be working to overcome the wounds of past wrongs done to Indian people, not deepen them…. We sincerely hope that in the closing weeks of this election you steer away from these unworthy and divisive tactics in favor of bringing people together to solve our shared problems not only in your district but throughout our nation.”
Patrick Boland, a spokesman for Ruiz, says he can understand why some Natives feel offended. “Dr. Ruiz has been defending this pretty strongly,” Boland said. “It’s absolutely shameful that Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack – who represents thousands of Native Americans – would attack Dr. Ruiz for voicing support for Native American heritage…. Nothing could be more American than standing up for Native American constituents.”
Pezzullo and Troast have not responded to requests for comment, but Bono Mack’s Washington office is defending her Native-focused record. Ken Johnson, a spokesman for the congresswoman, said she played a lead role in setting up an Indian fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in August, where he met with several tribal leaders. He noted that she serves as vice-chair of the House Native American Caucus, and she has supported and pushed for several Indian-focused pieces of legislation and funding, especially for some tribes in California.
Johnson added that Bono Mack has supported a slow-down of legislation on Internet gaming to try to ensure tribal interests are addressed, and he said she supports a legislative fix to the controversial 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Carcieri v. Salazar) that called into question the ability of the Interior Department to take lands into trust for tribes.
Boland said that every vote will matter in this close race. “No candidate can afford to alienate Indian voters,” he said, adding that the campaign has estimated there to be up to 9,000 Indian voters in the district. “The congresswoman is playing to a far-right crowd right now.”
Ruiz, who is of Hispanic heritage, said he continues to strongly support Native Americans. “They are our first Americans and we owe them a lot of respect, and I wanted to express my pride in our Native American past,” he told Indian Country Today Media Network in an interview with writer Lynn Armitage. “[W]e need to respect our Native American heritage and honor their contribution to the American story.”
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Crimes at Mohawk School in Canada
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  NAACP first president was Moorfield Storey, a white Boston lawyer.
He was president from 1910 until 1915, only five years. The next president
was Joel Springarn,who was president from 1915 until 1940. Springarn,who
was a well known liberal Republican and one of the first Jewish leaders of the NAACP.
 
He was chairman of the board from 1913 until he died, at that point, his brother Aurthur
because president and  held onto that position from 1940-1965. from 1966 until 1975 the
president was Kivie Kaplan , a Jewish American businessman from Boston. He has been descibed as "
one of the last in a long line of American Jews who held a leadership role in African-American civil
rights groups.
 
The early 1990's the NAACP was in big trouble. The organization was in serious debt and forced
to cut its staff from 200 to 50, according to Ted Stampley, writing in the U.S. Veteran Dispatch
in December: 2007 " Strained for funds, the group suffered another bleeding wound whenits board of
Directors was forced to fire its new executive director, the Rev Ben Chavis. He was caught spending $324,400
of the NAACP funds as hush money in a sexual discrimination suit" Mr. Stampley noted that the
NAACP was Drowning in internal corruption.
 
So the organization desperately needed a diversion, to push some hot button issues that would stir the
emotions and rally the troops and exploit their checkbooks.They found their needed diversion in the Confederate Flags.
 
The NAACP  spread the story that the flags Confederate represented racism, white supremacy and slavery. Some folks actually
started to believe it and the big bucks started to roll in again. 
 
The NAACP is corrupted from the top to the bottom. I do not believe the NAACP has ever been concerned with helping
Black people with their problems. The NAACP has now become redicalized and worthless to us African Americans, yet
the NAACP claim to represent our interests. They have failed to help African-American.
 
The corruption never stop inside the NAACP. Elaine Jones head of the NAACP's legal and Defense Education Fund, was forced to
resign her post in the wake of complaints lodged against her by project 21, Coalition for a Judiciary, CORE and the Center for
individual Freedom before the Virginia Bar Association          

My Question to you, what do you get for your $30.00 for NAACP membership. Burn Baby Burn, Burn your membership cards.
We are asking two hundred thousands members of the NAACP to burn your membership card. We can start to hold the NAACP
accountable for action and inaction.
 
Every Sunday at 5pm Eastern Time Blogtalkradio.com/revpinkney
 
 
Rev Edward Pinkney

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 Victory for Bears and Buffalo: DOL Helicopter Grounded!

  A MT Department of Livestock helicopter hazes wild buffalo on Horse Butte last May.  Scenes like this that create a veritable war zone in the Hebgen Basin may now be over, thanks to a lawsuit filed by the Alliance for the Wild Rockies.  Click the photo to watch a BFC video, containing some of the footage that was instrumental in grounding the helicopter. 

According to our stellar legal team, the State of Montana Department of Livestock has ended its helicopter hazing program!

Buffalo Field Campaign provided expert assistance to the nonprofit Alliance for the Wild Rockies, who filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP) agencies for permitting the use of helicopters to haze wild bison in threatened grizzly bear habitat.  Filed by attorney Rebecca K. Smith of the Public Interest Defense Center, the complaint made a compelling case that low-altitude bison-hazing helicopter flights violate numerous federal laws by harassing and displacing not only wild bison, but threatened grizzly bears, a species that is federally protected under the Endangered Species Act.

  This BFC video, captured by Peter Bogusko and produced by Mike Mease and Tony, was part of the catalyst for the lawsuit that has taken the DOL's helicopter out of the picture.  Click image to watch the video.  

Buffalo Field Campaign's field volunteers provided substantial evidence including signed affidavits, photographs, and videos of the DOL's helicopter disturbing a distinct and isolated grizzly bear population. This documentation resulted in a court order preventing the helicopter's use for two full weeks last Spring. The good news came last week when the DOL stated that without federal funding, they will no longer use the helicopter to haze or capture bison.  The federal government has stated they will not fund the DOL's helicopter because of the ongoing lawsuit for grizzly bears.

  A grizzly bear considers a bull bison.  Bison, especially wolf- and winter-kill carcasses, are a very important food source for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.  Photo by Kim Kaiser.  Click photo for larger image. 

The federal agencies have re-initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to analyze the impacts of IBMP hazing on grizzly bears.  The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief last week stating, in part: "Through adaptive management adjustments to the Interagency Bison Management Plan, the hazing of bison now occurs more often from December through June than in the past. The hazing of bison during spring and early summer may affect threatened grizzly bears in a manner or to an extent not considered in the 2000 Biological Assessment."  Our lawsuit is forcing the federal agencies to take a very close look at how all bison hazing impacts grizzly bears.  BFC knows through first-hand experience that getting the DOL's helicopter out of the sky is going to provide major relief to wildlife.  This is a huge victory!  As the lawsuit progresses, BFC will help further demonstrate that screaming cowboys on anxious horses and atvs, escorted by flashing lights and sirens from law enforcement, stampeding wild buffalo through sensitive habitat, also provides a major disruption to grizzlies.

You are a huge part of this victory because it is you who keeps us on the front lines and in the courts, able to bear witness and stop the insanity.  Please continue to help keep BFC strong so we may continue to document all actions made against America's last wild bison, and threatened grizzly bears.

Thank you for being with us for the buffalo.  Wild is the Way ~ Roam Free!


* Home Again:  Thank You for an Awesome West Coast Road Show!
Once again Buffalo Field Campaign's Fall West coast roadshow was a great success in sharing the buffalo's story with the people.  I would personally like to thank the following people for helping make this Fall's tour such a great trip.  If I forget someone please don't be offended, just know I am sometimes forgetful.  First off a special thanks to Alex Berry for dropping everything in his life and coming on the road with me to handle our information table and so much more.   You rock Brother, thanks.  Good Shield has now come on the road with me for the last ten years, thanks for always making me look good my Brother from another Mother.  Phoenix was able to play music for four of our shows and I am always grateful my friend.  Andrew and Terry thanks for taking care of me in Portland and Newport, you are both family for life.  Judy set up a very memorable  evening in Portland. Thanks to Ireal Zashanon, Alejandro Tezcatlipoca, Gaea and the Urban Shaman and to Free Life TV for documenting the event. Phoenix, Kelly, Stella, and hte Jackson Well Springs staff took great care of us in Ashland.  Thanks to Williams and our great family Michelle, Brian and Jaia and all of the great volunteers at the Sunspirit Farm. Also Rise Up Bakery, Oak Barrel Kombucha, Herb Pharm, Horizon Herbs, Nature Spirit Herbs, Of the Earth Hemp Clothing, Fox Treats, Peia, Padma Jewelry, Kitty & Aaron Jewelry & Clothing, Nabha and music by Diane Patterson & Sara Tone and Intuitive Compass.  Dug and Frog it was so nice to spend time with you both.  In Arcata thanks to Tony, Gretta, Scott, Clarie, Owen and Sundog.  Also Johnny from 7th Generation Rise.  Chris Skyhawk and family and Vince, thanks for all of your help.  In the Bay Area Alex and Jeremy thanks for everything.  Karen Pickett and Faye Brown you both made our John Trudell event such a success.  John you are an inspiration and your words always make me stronger and strengthen my commitment to the Buffalo; it is an honor to call you a friend.  In Santa Cruz I was able to team up with my dear friend Sampson Wolfe, thanks.  Annie Wilson thank you for bringing us back to Sacramento, we will return thanks to you and your making us feel like family. Truckee united us with long-time friends Madonna and Pablo.  Our visit to Patagonia in Reno was, as usual, awesome. Thank you Kim for taking such good care of us and Ron for your never ending support.  In south Lake Tahoe our friend Scott and his new partner Sienna took great care of us. Thanks for that and for organizing our talk to the Rotary club.  Mignon thanks for getting us so involved in the Indigenous Peoples Days and for setting up the Stone House event.  A very special thanks to  Nikko Wu for feeding us and allowing us to have the event at the Stone House.  Andrew thanks for putting me up my last night on the road.

I will miss you all but it is time to be home with the Buffalo.  Thanks again and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Back with the Buffalo,

Mike Mease


* Take Action!  Endless Pressure, Endlessly Applied

There are many ways you can use your voice to advocate for America's last continuously wild buffalo! One important way is to keep letting decision-makers hear from you, which you can do easily from BFC's Take Action page. Even if you have already taken these actions, the letters are editable, so you can refresh your message in defense of North America's largest land mammal!


Please also be sure to VOTE during this important election.  If you are not sure where your candidates  stand on wild bison, the restoration of this ecologically extinct native treasure, and the taxpayer waste of the harmful Interagency Bison Management Plan, please ask them.


* Wild is the Way! New Bison Goods Help Recognize BFC's 15 Years in the Field

In celebration of Buffalo Field Campaign's 15th anniversary, we have launched a new line of merchandise. Pleasevisit our Bison Goods page to view and purchase. We are very excited to offer you the opportunity to support our work through these BFC-branded products you can use in your everyday lives. New merchandise includes: tee shirts, Klean Kanteen water bottles and pint cups, bumper stickers, notecards, and 2013 calendars.



* 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 4,300 individual buffalo.  Wild bison are currently ecologically extinct throughout their native range in North America.

2011-2012
Total Buffalo Killed: 33
Government Capture: 10
Buffalo Released from Capture: 7
Government Slaughter:
Held for Government Experiment: 3
Died In Government Trap:
Miscarriage in Government Trap:
State & Treaty Hunts: 28
Quarantine:
Shot by Agents: 3
Killed by Angry Residents:
Highway Mortality:  2

Total Killed in Previous Years
2010-2011:  227
2009-2010:  7
2008-2009: 22
2007-2008: 1,631

Total Killed Since 2000: 4,008

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


* Last Words--Buffalo Inspiration

The eagle, he glides
over lands so vast and wide.
While the bison mother gives birth to the next generation.
The fish, she does move
through waters icy and smooth.
While the bison calves frolic with carefree youthful elation.
The bear, he ambles
between aspen and bramble.
While all bison eat well during the most ancient migration.
The skunk, she does dig
in the leaf litter and twigs.
While the bison live freely and without intimidation.
The wolf, he does sing
and through the basins it rings.
This is how it should be for the benefit of all nations.

May the plants, animals and all peoples live freely and without artificial borders -- of this we can dream.


~ J. Bahorich, 2012

If anyone has submissions for Last Words just send them to us. Thank you for all the poems, songs, quotes and stories you have been sending!  Keep them coming!


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The Cherokee Nation Election Commission is hard at work trying to weed out undeliverable voter addresses. If you are a Cherokee Nation voter we encourage you to check to see if your name is on this list. If you discover your name here you will need to update your address information with the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. An election for staggered four-year Tribal Council seats will be held in 2013 and that is right around the corner!http://www.cherokee.org/OurGovernment/Election/UndeliverableMailList.aspx

If you are unable to make the Tribal Council meeting tonight, you can watch it online:
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/Webcasts/Default.aspx

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P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
918 453-5000

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Cherokee Nation Taking Angel Tree Applications
The Cherokee Nation is taking applications for its Angel Tree program at various locations starting Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Nov. 9.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33238/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Sequoyah Schools Helps Children with Disabilities Find Services
Sequoyah Schools would like to help children with disabilities find appropriate services, as part of the Oklahoma Child Find initiative.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33237/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Newly Elected Tribal Youth Council Eager to Serve
A newly elected group of Cherokee students are set to begin their two-year term on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council after having won their respective elections.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33236/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital opens new ER
Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital opened a larger, more patient-friendly emergency room Wednesday.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33235/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Sequoyah Quarterback in Mr. Football Contest
Sequoyah senior and football team quarterback Brayden Scott has been nominated for the national Mr. Football competition presented by VYPE and State Farm.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33234/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Oklahoma Speaker of the House, Delegates tour Cherokee Nation
The next Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives T.W. Shannon and a team of state representatives got a firsthand glimpse into the Cherokee Nation and its services on a tour this week in Tahlequah.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33233/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Cherokee Nation Marshal helps capture Four Homicide Suspects
A Cherokee Nation deputy marshal is being commended for his role in capturing four homicide suspects within a 17-hour period.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33232/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326

Photo ID now part of Cherokee Nation Citizen Blue Cards
For the first time ever, Cherokee Nation is issuing photo tribal citizenship cards. Starting this month, Cherokee citizens can visit the tribe’s registration department to get a valid photo ID, similar in appearance to a driver’s license.
http://www.cherokee.org/PressRoom/33231/Press_Article.aspx?source=Newsletter326


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From the Eagle Watch #241
October 11, 2012

This is very important news for Indigenous people who are always being given vaccinations like it's candy.  Really it's just one more way to kill us off.

We have been chastised/verbally abused many times for our anti vaccination position but we remain firm in our views that are well backed up by evidence if you can find it.

This is a perfect example.  Please read carefully and forward far and wide.  It could save your children's lives.

We don't know who the author is but there's a link.
Kittoh

We welcome your feedback!  Forward, post and consider printing for your cyberphobic friends and relatives.  Be sure to include our contact info.

The Eagle Watch Newsletter is sent to interested individuals, both Indigenous and nonNative, politicians especially the Canadian ones and an assortment of English language media.  It is also sometimes translated into French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian and other languages.




http://www.wearethelinchpins.com/the-vaccine-empire-has-collapsed/


The vaccine empire has collapsed



Posted on October 9, 2012

(NaturalNews) You may not have heard the explosion, but it happened.

A review from The Cochrane Collaboration, a widely respected research-analysis team, went over all the evidence, and entered its conclusion:

In healthy adults, no flu vaccine delivers protection from the flu.

Boom!

It doesn’t protect against transmission of flu viruses from person to person, either.

Boom!

So all the promotion and all the pandering and all the scare tactics and all the “expert medical opinion†and all the media coverage…useless, worthless, and irrelevant.

Billions of dollars of financed lies about flu vaccines were just that: lies.

It gets worse, because the entire theory about how and why vaccines work is sitting on a razor’s edge, ready to fall into the abyss of discarded fairy tales.

We’ve been told that vaccines stimulate the immune system with a “rehearsal†of what will happen when an actual disease comes down the pipeline. When the disease does show up, the immune system will be locked and loaded, ready to destroy the attacking germ.

But since flu vaccines don’t protect against flu or even stop the transmission of flu viruses from person to person, the so-called “rehearsing†of the immune system is merely somebody’s fancy story. A legend. A myth.

Also, you can forget about the widely sold herd-immunity tale. How can the group be immune when vaccines are doing nothing to prevent the free movement of germs from person to person-

As always, The Cochrane Collaboration did an exhaustive review of all previous studies on flu vaccines they could discover. They rejected the studies that were badly constructed. In some cases, to expand available data, they contacted individual researchers who had conducted studies.

Therefore, Cochrane’s findings represent the best of the published literature on flu vaccines. However, because the Cochrane team owes nothing to pharmaceutical companies, they analyzed the literature with sober eyes and minds.

Here is an interesting comment from the analysis: “The review showed that reliable evidence on influenza vaccines is thin but there is evidence of widespread manipulation of conclusions…â€

Now who in the world would benefit from such manipulating-

Oh yes. One other thing.

The Cochrane review, published by John Wiley and Sons, appeared online on July 7, 2010.

Over two years ago.

We must have missed the massive mainstream media coverage. Perhaps we were fishing that day, or buying tires for the car, or vacationing on our yachts in the Mediterranean.

What- There was no massive media coverage- Impossible. I mean, surely…

Sources: http://gaia-health.com
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