All these many years later and this statue still stands to remind us of these atrocities to the indigenous population of this country.
Please take a stand with us, the St Cloud American Indian Movement, in our efforts to have this abomination removed. We need 10,000 people to http://www.thepetit ionsite.com/ 3/remove- this-demeaning- statue-from- public-view
Could you please give me a link for this petition?
I tried all the links in the email but was unable to locate any site for removal of this statue. Thank you.
The link in the first post worked fine for me, but you can try pasting this into your browser:
I hope it works.
It works perfectly. Thank you for posting it.
I just clicked on the blue link in the original post, and it worked just fine for me...
I signed the petition "Remove this Demeaning Statue from Public View". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 10,000 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.
An important petition - signed !
Not only should there be an apology, but funding to help preserve the First Nations languages which were purposely undermined.
What has happened??? Canada, was the good guy during the Veitnam war, but won't protect us from the moral majority, waging war against the minorities!!! Oh Canada, please protect us from our own government, yet again!!!
sined deliverd and spread to friends
Noted and signed, #1469. Kudos to you Kat. Dun wah he yah duh Peace in Our Quest for Truth, Dometria
All signed and forwarded
You are a star Kat
Peace and Blessings
I signed. Thank You Kat!
all caught up, love sandy
Thanks, I signed the petitions, thanks again for sending them to me.
All signed thank you Kat.
consider noting a friend's post and signing a petition on behalf of our
aboriginal brothers & sisters of Australia, who face the same
disregard of their basic needs & rights as our First Nations in the
Two petitions has been created for Oso Blanco
Please,take your time to read and if wish to sign.
Our brother needs our help and support.
Help The Native American People & The Crow Creek ReservationCreek Reservation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
You or your organization, are receiving this in hopes that you can be a part of this fundraising effort. At the very least, you may be able to pass this on to local indymedia or musicians/artists or various groups within your community
Political Prisoner Oso Blanco tortured! CIA (Citizens In Action), LA ABC & NYC Jericho are spreading the word to setup fundraising events across the country (world) for Oso Blanco (aka Byron Chubbuck). Oso robbed banks and funneled money to the EZLN in Mexico and poor Barrios in the southwest. He has currently been assaulted three times at USP Lewisburg in less than a year. Benefit shows or bake sales or robbing the rich (just kidding kinduv) or anything you can think of to help would be appreciated. Maybe an event could only kick $50 from the total proceeds no problem cause every bit counts!!! Here, read Oso Blanco account of what happened:
On Nov/07/09 at Hour of 11:00am myself and my cellmate were assaulted by Lt. Galletta and Lt. Sassaman and many staff. We were shot, gassed with a Rapid Fire pepper-ball gun same as a paint ball gun but with pepper agent powder inside not paint. Then we were sprayed with oc agent a lot. I cuffed up and was being shot and gassed anyway. My cellie coyote hardly had time to cuff up and they started shooting us in the cell. Its very painful then they stopped shooting so my cellie came to the door and cuffed up. They put us in a freezing cold cell and they then cam and rushed in(goon squad) the cell and took us to a mop closet where they forced my head back as the guard was digging his fingers under my side jaw bone, pulling my head back, and 7 or 8 were holding my arms, legs they squirted hot water on my face and up my nose. I let out a native war cry scream and yelled to all the men here to stay strong! This was all on camera. They then took me on camera to the four point cell where its very cold and stripped me naked and put very, very, very tight restraints on me. Locking the belly chain and black box cuffs down to the bone. I told Lt. Sassamen, What you're doing to me is a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a violation of my human rights! It's wrong and evil what you are doing to me! All on Camera. Sovereign Cherokee Nation citizen have the full protection of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Then they held me down on the cement table and PA Potter cut off 4 inches of my ponytail braid. This is an illegal act and crime committed against an enrolled Native American! To cut off part of my ponytail. And a great insult! We were left in separate freezing cold cells in tight restraints cutting into our wrists for 9 hours. After the 4th hour a Spanish Lt. came and told my cellie across the hall we were being charged with assaulting Lt. Galletta, that he was in the hospital and the FBI would be coming to see us. And he gave me a false charge writeup for a weapon.
The sun went down and the cold cell had its large window 2 feet by 3 feet wide open and its Nov in PA. I was laying on the floor with these cuffs and belly chain and shackles cutting into me. So I prayed in Cherokee CREATOR why is this happening? I have done nothing! Why are you letting my oppressor hurt me without cause and torture me?" A few min later they came and let me out of restraints, and told me I was going back to the cell. It was full of about 50 pepper call rounds and OC Agent. One young guard said in a low voice, They messed up doing this to you guys. He said he is tired of this place and he is going to quit his job. The next shift staff who took our cuffs and restraints off 9 hours later looked at my hands ballooned up and looked at each other with a shake of the head and one said, Who did Chubbuck piss off? asking the other guard. The guard just looked away shaking his head. I have at least 20 witnesses. It was unprovoked 100 percent. I have statements.
Jericho is asking for help in raising funds for a lawyer for Oso Blanco (aka Byron Shane Chubbuck), a Native American political prisoner being held and abused at Lewisburg federal prison. He has been attacked by guards three times within the last few months
and, after consulting with a lawyer, we decided we need to send a lawyer to visit him sooner rather
In May 7, 2010, Senator Daniel
Inouye introduced S. 3331, a critical bill to establish the Native
American Economic Advisory Council. The Councils primary
responsibilities will be to consult, coordinate and make recommendations
to the Executive Office of the President, cabinet officers and federal
agencies in order to improve the substandard economic conditions in
American Indian communities.
While introducing the bill, Senator Inouye spoke to the importance of the Council, Native communities are considered emerging economies that have stalled because of the current economic situation. This bill is an attempt to keep these communities moving by educating, empowering, and encouraging our future Native American leaders to create sustainable economic growth programs in their own communities.
The Native American Economic Advisory Council will be charged with the following key duties:
1) Proposing sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction policies that promote self-determination, self-sufficiency, and independence in Native American communities;
2) Developing economic growth strategies, finance, and tax policies that will enable Native American organizations to stimulate the local economies of Native Americans and create meaningful new jobs in Native communities;
3) Increasing the effectiveness of federal programs to address the economic, employment, medical, and social needs of Native American communities; and
4) Administering federal economic development assistance programs with the objectives to strengthen the capacity of Native American leaders, and promote investment and economic growth in Native communities.
First Nations Development Institute supports the Native American Economic Advisory Council Act of 2010 because it aligns with our mission to strengthen Native American economies.
For more information about how First Nations supports and advocates for American Indian communities, visit www.firstnations.org.
For more information about S. 3331: The
Native American Economic
Advisory Council Act of 2010, visit http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3331.
First Nations asks you to urge your Senators and Representatives to support the Native American Economic Advisory Council Act of 2010.
Just Signed. Thanks Kat
From the Rainforest Action Network:
Yesterday marked a historic day for corporate accountability. A
judge in Ecuador found Chevron guilty of massive oil contamination in
the Amazon rainforest and ordered the company to pay over $8 billion to
clean it up.
The verdict is the culmination of an 18-year struggle by the Indigenous and rural Ecuadoreans the real heroes of this epic fight who first sued Chevron to force the company to clean up its oily mess back in 1993. The battle is won, but the war for corporate accountability is far from over.
Chevron has vowed to appeal the decision , and its all too clear that the company intends to never pay for its oil pollution in the Amazon. Tell Chevron CEO John Watson that enough is enough Chevron needs to clean up Ecuador NOW.
For 18 years the Ecuadorean plaintiffs have withstood the impacts of Chevrons pollution in the Amazon, as well as an unprecedented PR and legal campaign aimed at discrediting them and minimizing the extent of the damage thats been done to their health and livelihoods. The evidence of the companys guilt is overwhelming. Its time for Chevron to take responsibility for its mess.
(The text below is a condensed version of the text by the creator of the petition, Sumiko Uda. Wherever the U.S. Military goes, landscapes & cultures are at risk of destruction...)
The Okinawan People call for the cancellation of helipads.
The natural environment and the wildlife living in & around the Jungle Warfare Training Center are of considerable value as a World Natural Heritage !
The Jungle Warfare Training Center of United States Marine Corps, in the area called Yanbaru, is on the Northeast mountain side of Higashi and the Kunigami village, Okinawa. Subtropical natural forest and mountain stream remain, and the area provides habitats for over 4,000 species of wildlife. 11 animals and 12 plants are peculiar to the Yanbaru area. A large number of Threatened Species are on the Red List, 188 species on Okinawan Red List, and 177 on the Red List of Environment Ministry. The Yanbaru Forest around the center have quite important natural environment and biodiversity including numerous endemic, endemic subspecific, and threatened species.
New petition for Leonard Peltier:
"Leonard needs to receive adequate health care, which he is not receiving at this time. Leonard is a hero and martyr to people all over the world and is considered the U.S.'s political prisoner. I URGE YOU TO HELP THIS INNOCENT MAN".
This post was modified from its original form on 04 Mar, 11:30
All petitions have been signed sealed and delivered.
There are many Native American Sacred Burial
Sites located in the Bay area. Sogorea Te of the Glen Cove region is
known as one of the oldest inhabited areas in North America, over 3500
This site was first surveyed in 1907, named a significant archeological site and designated SOL-326.
Since then, Sogorea Te has suffered from looting, and desecration by archeologists, grave robbers and curiosity seekers, even as recently as the mid 1980's, Many of the artifacts and remains of the ancestors have been imprisoned in metal wall lockers in the dungeons of U.C. Berkley, or sold to collectors as trophies.
The Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the City of Vallejo wish to further the desecration of this Native American cemetery by development of a park.
This development would result in a major disturbance of the burial grounds, and SSP&RIT (Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes) has cultural heritage concerns here.
The CDFI Fund helps promote access to capital and local economic growth in urban and rural low-income communities across the nation, including providing support to Native CDFIs located throughout Indian Country.
We urge you to contact your representative today and voice your support of keeping the CDFI Fund at its FY 2010 enacted level of $247 million.
For every $1 First Nations Development Institute and First Nations Oweesta Corporation have invested in Native CDFIs, each dollar has been leveraged at a rate of about 20 to 1 ($20 to $1).
For each $1 we gave in grant funds, we saw at least $7 of that $20 in loans made to Native American small businesses or individuals.
Since 2000, First Nations Oweesta Corporation has made 21 loans to Native CDFIs totaling $3,618,000 with zero default and currently no loans past due.
Stand in solidarity with the Indigenous community in
Long Teran Kanan as they reclaim ancestral lands that have been
converted to palm oil plantations.
The Malaysian court ruled in March 2010 that the Long Teran were the rightful owners of their native customary lands. IOI refused to recognize this decision and continued to harvest palm oil on the land, so the people of Long Teran Kanan decided to take it back and have been occupying the land ever since.
Please join us in calling on IOI Group to respect the native customary rights of the Long Teran Kanan community.
the last 20 months 14 shamans have been murdered in Peru's region of
Loreto. The provincial prosecutor's office said that the murders were
allegedly ordered by the mayor of Balsa Puerto, Alfredo Torres, and
carried out by his brother, Augusto, locally known as the witch
hunter. Only seven bodies have been found, however either shot,
stabbed or hacked with machetes. The seven other shamans have been
reported missing. Roger Rumrrill, a leading researcher on Amazonian
issues, said the murders are related to Protestant Christian sects
that Torres and his brother belong to, the daily said. For these
Protestant sects, the shamans are people possessed by demons, so they
have to be killed, Rumrrill said.
The Philippine government has an obligation to take swift action in investigating the murders and human rights violations of Indigenous Peoples (IP) by paramilitary groups and resolutely disband them. These groups have robbed IP communities of their right to protest destructive economic development on their ancestral lands, without facing harassment, brutal force and death by companies wishing to silence them.Stop the Violence and Killings of Indigenous Peoples by Paramilitary Groups
From the petition:
The Cherokees of Idaho also have the oldest working
Cherokee tribal council west of the Mississippi river, yes, even longer than the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma where many were forcibly removed toin 1838. The Cherokees in Idaho presently holds formal tribal council meetings bi-monthly. They continue to practice their unique culture and language. The present population can also trace ancestry directly to the Cherokees of those documented migrations, and some even earlier.
As an indigenous population long and continually established in Idaho, it only seems correct that the right to self determination of these people are formally recognized.
The Cherokees of Idaho look forward to working lawfully with the existing state government of Idaho, and to live peacefully in proper relationwith the government of the United States of America. They do not seek special compensation from the United States for past injustices or even the present climate of intolerance, although they well deserve it, but simply wish to enjoy their pre-existing rights formally recognized as a sovereign indigenous people so that they may continue their culture and traditions. The Cherokees of Idaho also seek formal assistance from the United Nations in this process.
The Cherokees of Idaho seek assistance from the United Nations as a sovereign people that happen to be living in the present United States. This sovereignty is demonstrated by the very fact that the United
States had itself found the need to seek and then ratify
nation-to-nation treaties with various indigenous peoples of North America, including the Cherokees. This sovereignty was also formally recognized previously to
that by then governments of France and by Spain.
The Cherokees, as a whole, do continue to face routine discrimination, whether in housing, employment, or educational opportunities, simply for living chosen and ancestral life ways. At times even recent past Cherokee lifeways and languages have been violently suppressed by the United States government. Those existing nation-to-nation treaties continue to be openly violated to this day in clear contempt of the United Nations charter itself, which speaks of the sanctity of treaties as a foundation of international relations. I state these things not to
embarrass the United States for it's past and present behavior, but because we do need to find effective solutions to move forward.
One area we are particularly interested in is teaching and continuing Cherokee culture. We have looked at opportunities to apply distance learning methods to this end. We would be very happy to work with UNESCO on such projects, as they would likely be useful to other indigenous communities as well.
The Cherokees of Idaho look forward to the help from all appropriate agencies in meeting our goals as a self-sovereign indigenous peoples. We find it necessary to do so because while the United States government claims to formally endorse the United Nations Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the United States also illegitimately asserts the exclusiveright to determine who should be permitted to qualify and whom it can continue to openly discriminate against and deny rights to. We look forward to your support in better securing the promise of universal human rights and recognition of basic human dignity per the United Nations declaration on rights of indigenous peoples.
Mass graves of Mohawk children have been uncovered
by ground-penetrating radar at the Mohawk Institute, a residential
school for Mohawk operated by the Church of England and the Vatican
before its closure in 1970.
Demand Investigation Against Queen Windsor & Pope Joseph Ratzinger with Native Children Genocide in Brantford - Ontario
If there is anything further you can do they can be reached at:http://www.attawapiskat.org/
The Enbridge oil company has proposed building a pipeline that runs from the Alberta oil sands to the west coast of Canada. The
Northern Gateway Pipeline would uproot the many aboriginal communities
that currently live where it would be built. It would also put the
health and quality of life for Canadians in neighboring communities at
This pipeline would also be devastating for the environment. Oil pipelines destroy wildlife habitats and release large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The impact is not only local, but national, and in the case of greenhouse gases, worldwide.