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Bay Area Indian Calendar May 17, 2013 This sounds like a real treat if you're near San Francisco! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . BAY AREA INDIAN CALENDAR, May 17, 2013 Thanks to American Indian Contemporary Arts/AICA for the calendar. More info linked to Bay Native Circle page at www.kpfa.org . To include events send text info to Janeen Antoine or post on the Bay Area Native American Indian Network . (Click for link to calendar archives or to subscribe Bay Area Indian Calendar online .) A**** Bay Native Circle at kpfa 94.1 airs Wed, 2–3 pm. If public radio is a part of your life, please support kpfa.org with a financial contribution. This week during fund drive host Antoine interviews Mato Nanji of Indigenous about his music and the group, airs samples of their music, plus the Bay Area Indian Calendar. Please continue to tune in and support our free speech radio. Even small contributions help! Pilaunyapi! We thank you! Programs are online for two weeks. BNC is in our ninth year! Also on FB. UPCOMING SAVE THE DATE: On Fathers' Day, Sunday, Jun 16 (12-3), the 15th annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival: "Red, Right and Blues" at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. With Canyon Sayers-Rood, Elem Pomo Dancers, Desirae Harp, the Akwesasne Mohawk Singers, Medicine Warriors Dancers /All Nations Drum, and Headliner the Blues Group Indigenous and Mato Nanji. FREE!! Cosponsors American Indian Contemporary Arts and Yerba Buena Gardens Arts and Events . Native artists/vendors contact firstname.lastname@example.org for table information. A**** The very talented Kaumakaiwa (great grandson of Aunty Edith Kanaka'ole) will be in town this May! Multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Kaumakaiwa has a northern California Tour of Hawiian chant, songs, stories and more. Remaining gigs: Sun, May 19, (5pm) at the Pa'Ina Lounge in San Francisco. Admission $20. For info: 510.423-3051 . www.landezapresents.com A**** Fri, May 17, (all night, UpperLake Park at dusk) and Sat, May 18, (5 am) 14th Annual Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan or Doug Duncan email@example.com . A**** May 18, Sat, 11th CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates , 209.928-9378 . A**** Sunday, May 19, (10-4), 28th Heritage Day. The Olompali People and CA State Parks' Heritage Day celebrates 8,000 years of continuous human history, during which Olompali has been, among other things, a Miwok village, a Victorian estate and a hippie commune. Guided walks to learn about Olompali's birds, plants, and archaeology, talks by experts on the park's historical structures and the Burdell Victorian Garden. Also features Dry Creek Pomo Dancers, and WildCare will look at the myriad animals and birds that populate the area, plus family-oriented interactive demonstrations on basketry, flint-knapping, clam disc bead-making, adobe brick making, and blacksmithing, a silent auction and free ice cream courtesy of Clover Stornetta. Free, parking $8. A**** Sunday, May 19, (6pm) Hula Halau 'O Pi'ilani presents "The Legend of Pele" Santa Clara Convention Center Theater, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara . More Information A**** Sat-Sun, May 25 - 26, (11-10), 17th Annual Oroville Powwow, Plumas Elementary School, 440 Plumas Avenue, Oroville. Free Admission and Parking. Head Man: Myron Horse (Lakota) Head Lady: Alejandra Rameriz (Maidu) MC: Tom Phillips (Kiowa) Host Drums: No: Young Wolf Crew So: Bear and Company, Other Drums: American River Singers. Additional Info: Headdress Dance Royalty Coronations, Contest dancing for all categories and ages, Princess Coronations, Tiny Tots and FUN dances,Traditional CA dancers, hand drum contests at dinner break, Raffle, 50/50 card drawings. Vendors: (530) 532-1611 . Camping Info: Some RV / tent camping available, please contact committee for reservations and info. Directions: Hwy 70 (70 miles north of Sacramento) Grand Ave exit, follow signs. Contact: Lucky Preston: 530-532-1611 firstname.lastname@example.org A**** May 24 - May 26 (4-4 pm), Two Spirit Weekend Gathering in Indian Canyon, hosted by the Two Spirit Society of Indian Canyon. All Aboriginal/Native American gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender people, their partners, friends, and families are invited to a weekend gathering in the land of the Coastanoan Ohlone People to share a potluck dinner and gather with friends - and potentially make this an annual event. The gathering will provide a safe, healthy, drug and alcohol-free environment. Sponsor, camping, food, location and direction info all on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/563089293710994 . RSVP ASAP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BzOcep-n_EOFOf1mJNAreY2SKnDcVaI7ffiznV2JB_E/viewform . For info: text Holy Old Man Bull at (415) 408-8176 ; (answered within 48 hours) or email email@example.com . A**** Wednesday, May 29, (5-8:30pm) Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California presents "11th Annual Five Star Aloha Gala" , Alexandria Room, Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, More Information A**** SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate the Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy's 40th Anniversary at a Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, May 30. The celebration runs from 6 to 9 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center located at 388 - 9th St. in Downtown Oakland. The program includes dinner, music and entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $40 per person and benefit Oakland's original small, alternative high school. For tickets or information, go to www.oaklandstreetacademy.org or call 510-874-3630 . Student performers are Michael Brown, spoken word artist and Numu, Native American dancer; MC is Mio Flores, Well-known Bay Area timbalero/musician. Also Meres-Sia Gabriel, writer & poet (former student) will also perform. Invited speakers are: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, also Honorary Chairperson of the event, Robert Blackburn, also honorary member of the 40th Anniversary planning committee; Noel Gallo, District 5 City Councilperson (confirmed); Monica Vaughan, OUSD Director for Alternative Education (and former teacher at the school) (confirmed). A**** Saturday, June 1 (11-9) Sunday. June 2, (11-6). 32nd Annual Yuba-Sutter Powwow, Marysville, CA. Theme: "Honoring Our Youth" Beckwourth Riverfront Park Marysville, CA 95901. Hand Drum Contest, Flute Contest, Dance Contest, Raffles, and Vendors. All welcome. Free. No drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products. Contact: Pat Bennett, 530.749-6196 firstname.lastname@example.org A**** Tuesday, June 4 (6:30-8:30), NARF and the Quest for Justice, at Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA. Come learn about the work of the Native American Rights Fund, and what you can do to support their historic work for justice for Indian Country. Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Richard Trudell, a founding NARF board member and Executive Director John Echohawk will be there to talk about NARF's important mission. Light refreshments. Info: email@example.com . A**** Wednesday, June 5, (evening), A meal to help our young men attend ceremony in SD in July. Please come and eat and share your resources to help our young men on this important road trip. Mark your calendar. Details to follow. A**** SAVE THE DATE: Sun, Jun 16 (12-3), Native Contemporary Arts Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. With L Frank, Elem Pomo Dancers, Desirae Harp, Medicine Warriors Dancers /All Nations Drum, and Headliner the Blues Group Indigenous and Mato Nanji. FREE!! A**** SAVE THE DATE: Wed, Jun 19 (6-9), AICRC Student Recognition Night: We Are The Next Generation. FMI: Manny Lieras: 510.208-1870 x 310 . EXHIBITS EMPUJANDO TINTA Taller Tupac Amaru: 10 Years of Collaborative Activism Exhibition dates: May 7 - June 20, 2012 ( Facebook ) at the Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th Street, San Francisco. Empujando Tinta is an exhibition of screen prints celebrating the ten-year anniversary of Taller Tupac Amaru (the Taller). In 2003, the Oakland based Taller was founded by artists Jesus Barraza, Favianna Rodriguez, Estria Miyashiro and Melanie Cervantes who joined in 2007. Empujando Tinta features work from the Taller's member artists, as well as work from its collaborations and commissions with other artists. Inspired by the collective work models of the Mexican Taller de Gráfica Popular, the Cuban based Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Chican@ Art Movement and Bay Area organizations like Mission Gráfica and Self Help Graphics, Barraza and Rodriguez established the Taller to provide a space that both prints political posters to galvanize communities into action, as well as produces fine art prints created by artists of color. Since its inception, the Taller has produced over 17,000 prints that encompass local and international causes such as: globalization, indigenous sovereignty, migration, gentrification, human rights, and LGBT justice. This unique practice enhances the ability and value of the graphic tradition to transcend borders, disseminate information and incite action. A**** Precious Cargo, Childbirth and Cradle Baskets in California Indian Culture. Museum of the American Indian, 2200 Novato Blvd, Miwok Mark, Novato, CA 94927. 415.897-4064 . Exhibit runs through August but looks like it's still up. California people have relied on cradle baskets for centuries to protect their children and also to play a role in shaping a child's character and directing his or her future. Concern for the child's future is also reflected within the cradle, as the basket becomes a vehicle for the community's most serious views concerning health and one's relationship with the world. The tribe's survival lay within the cradle basket. Funded by SF Foundation, City of Novato, Marco Vidal, Marin County Supervisors, Rocky Fund, Lyons Family Endowment, Members and Donors. A**** Together Again: Lillian Pitt, Gail Tremblay, Joe Feddersen and Rick Bartow. April 2 – June 21. Having previously participated in exhibitions at the Gorman, these artists have each contributed to the rich exhibition history of the Gorman and are returning to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary year. For info: Veronica Passalacqua, Curator, 530. 752-6567 , VPassalacqua@ucdavis.edu . The C.N. Gorman Museum is located at 1316 Hart Hall on the main UC Davis campus. Hours: Mon-Fri 12-5 PM & Sun 2-5 PM. All events and exhibitions are free. A**** California Indians: Making a Difference, The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. The first statewide project to emphasize Native voices in California. Visitors will be immersed in California Indian culture through displays of artifacts, oral histories, photographs, maps, and contemporary art. FMI: 916.653-7524 or www.californiamuseum.org . A**** Santa Rosa Jr. College Musem, Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527-4479 . California cultures, artists change monthly. ANNOUNCEMENTS For local native news pieces not seen on other new sources check out Poor Magazine . A**** The Fight 4 Freedom Continues... Special Announcement!! Supporters, Friends, Family, LPDOC Chapters; In prayer to the 4 Directions, the LPDOC of the U.S. and Canada have joined together in setting off on a new campaign to fight for the Freedom of Leonard Peltier. We want you to HAND-write a letter or postcard, putting your voice, your prayer, your demand in physical evidence form. These letters will be held in repository until 2014, when they will be hand-delivered in a visual and physical representation of our demands, through a very special LPDOC event. Be a part of the Fight 4 Freedom- put your pen to paper, have a letter writing party! Let your voices be a part of a choir so loud, the whole world (but especially Barack Obama) can hear. Send letters to: Letters 4 Leonard, P.O. Box 4444 Trego, MT 59934, www.Letters4Leonard.com www.whoisleonardpeltier.info Canada Letters go to: Box 5064, Victoria BC V8R 6N3 Canada. OPPORTUNITIES Guardians of The Waters Summer Internship for Native Young Adults. The Cultural Conservancy (TCC) 2013 Bay Area Summer Internship Program provides access to native watercraft traditions, cultural healing, multi-media explorations, and creative modalities of self-expression. Apply at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5N6Q2QQ For details go to: https://www.facebook.com/GuardiansOfTheWaters . A group of 8-10 participants will Learn indigenous maritime traditions from native artists and canoe masters; create an original video, learning documentary video skills; explore issues of identity through cultural health and healing; and present their experience at Bioneers 2013. Interns will have 15 meetings, June – October (Mondays 2-6pm) and a couple of weekend trips. Snacks, transportation costs provided with a stipend given at completion of the program. Deadlines: Application: May 24, Selection June 3, Program Starts: June 17. Questions? Nícola firstname.lastname@example.org , 415-561-6594, www.nativeland.org . Community Partners: Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG), Native American Health Center, AIRC, SF State, Poder, Movimiento. Project is funded by The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and The SF Arts Commission. A*** Position Available: The NASD Coordinator plans, develops, and implements services and activities for the campus' Native American undergraduates; creates academic, community and social spaces to foster critical dialogues on issues facing Native Americans; works to create and environment of stability, accessibility and inclusion for Native American students; educate, advocates and builds community across differences; and develops, student leaders. Essential to this position is collaboration with the American Indian Graduate Program as well as existing Native American staff and faculty leadership, to address issues collectively and strengthen services to benefit this population. https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1 A**** Seeking Native American Chefs, Caterers, Community Members who love to cook! Send your/their information to Jordan Skye Paul, Outreach/Events Coordinator, Scotts Valley Tribal TANF, 2727 Systron Dr., Concord, CA 925-771-8225, email@example.com . We have several events every year and would like to support *Buy Native* in the Bay area through our support of local entrepreneurship. A**** The Elder Creek Center for the Land ECCFTL extends an invitation to the Nomlaki, the Wintu, the Patwin, the Yuki, the Yana, the Konkow, and all other descendants of the indigenous peoples who lived in the Sacramento Valley for thousands of years before contact with outside settlers to gather plant material for food, medicine, fiber or tools, or to hold undisturbed ceremonies in a land that has had less damage than most, you are invited to our home. www.eldercreek.org/ . SUPPORT: Lehman Brightman Eviction Fund. Dear friends and allies of UNA. The family of Lehman Brightman has been evicted from our home of over 26 Years, and must be completely moved out by Wednesday, June 5th. Today as my father Lehman Brightman lies in a negligent care facility, he has been rendered homeless in the last days of his life, and knows that the only home he has is within his body and his spirit. After 20 months of struggle to secure my father's home, we fought a good fight but have lost this battle to the system. Once more the corporation and the state have worked in tandem and wielded their power to take away from a working man what is rightfully his. He has raised a family, served his country, championed the oppressed, and worked all his life. His life is a mission that cannot and will not be foreclosed on. He has paid in full. Now it is up to me and others who care to help in any way, to honor his life's work by securing his possessions and preserving the historical legacy of his many struggles for Indian people. If you can help, with money, with time, with a truck or with storage space, it is all appreciated. I have compiled a list of needs that we have in preparation for the eviction including volunteer time, funds and rental items. If there is anything you can help with, please contact me, Quanah Brightman. Wopila tanka. Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to: United Native Americans, Inc., 2434 Faria Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564. FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.672-7187 A**** AICRC seeks donations to purchase Pendleton blankets to be given to 12 high school graduates this year in acknowledgement of their hard work. Pendleton blankets are traditionally given as an honoring for high achievement, and any monetary contribution is greatly appreciated for this special recognition. Please donate online here or by check payable to The American Indian Child Resource Center. All donations tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity and support of our Native students. Respectfully, Manny Lieras - After-School Program Coordinator, AICRC, 522 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 64610, www.aicrc.org . A**** Click here to join America's farmers to Tell President Obama and the FDA to stop the approval of AquaBounty's GMO salmon! A**** Idle No More websites: www.idlenomore.ca (international) & www.facebook.com/idlenomorerenonv Rally in Solidarity With Canada First Nations. TIME TO RALLY CALIFORNIA: WHY: to protest the legislation being proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Harper's government that will essentially finalize the genocide and assimilation of the Indigenous peoples of Canada...UNIFY TURTLE ISLAND! A**** Support most appreciated for Hintil Kuu Ca's children with money, fresh vegetables, fruit or whole grains. Foods can be left at Hintil, 11850 Campus Drive, Oakland. For money, please contact Shirley Guevara, 510-531-8400. Respectfully, Lorena Rivera. A**** FREE: • 48 page Student Resource Guide from CA Congresswoman Lucille Royball-Allard . • Bay Area events: mybart.org , and sf.funcheap.com . Also in Oakland, kids eat for free . ONGOING: TV: Native Voice TV, San Jose, Channel 15, Sat 4-5 pm. Hosts Cihuapili and Michael New Moon. Also 1st, 3rd, 4th MON, 8 pm courtesy La Raza Round Table. First Nations Experience Television, http://fnx.org/ . Radio: Bay Native Circle , Wed 2-3 pm, kpfa.org 94.1 fm, Janeen Antoine producer, Hosts Lakota Harden, Janeen Antoine, Berkeley. Indian Time Tues 8-10 pm, kkup.com 91.5 fm, Jack Hyatt/ David Romero . Native Way, 2nd/4th Sun, 1-3 pm, David Romero/Veronica Gonzales. San Jose. On Native Ground - Where Art Speaks! kdvs.com , 90.3 fm,Thurs 8:30-9:30 am, Jack Kohler / Patrice Pena . Sovereignty Sound, DJ Ya-nah, Sun 3-6 am, 916.380-2818. Davis. Webworks: Voices of the Native Nation, 3rd/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, kpoo.com 89.5, Mary Jean Robertson , San Francisco. Calendars/Newsletters: Bay Area native community network . Bay Area Indian Calendar . News from Native California Quarterly. Submissions by email , or PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 or fax 510.549-1889. $22.50. San Francisco Tlingit & Haida Community Council newsletter, Kathryn Paddock , President, 415.887-9315. Powwows: http://500nations.com/California_Events.asp . Arts in Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley & Richmond: 510arts.com . West of Bay (Peninsula) Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits. Learn powwow and honor songs. 1st Tues 7:30-9:00 pm, at LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, SF. Ask for BAAITS drum practice; Jaynie Weye Hlapsi aka (Jaynie Lara) leads the classes, sings and drums on Sweet Medicine Drum. Cantor Arts Center , Stanford. 650-723-4177. "Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas," NWt Coast, California, SW, and Mesoamerica collections. Wed–Sun. Free. de Young Museum , Teotihuacan murals, California baskets, Inuit/Eskimo art, Pueblo pottery. Free 1st Tues, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF, 415.750-3600. first Tues of month free. FMI: www.deyoungmuseum.org; 415-750-3600. Images of the North . Inuit sculptures, prints, masks, jewelry, several exhibits yearly, Oct. Cape Dorset Print Show. 2036 Union, SF, 415.673-1273, email@example.com . Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center , 423 Baden Ave, So. SF. Contact for class schedules. Bring open mind and willingness to learn. ($10/class) rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org 650-588-1091. Mission Dolores . 3321 16th St, SF, 415.621-8203, Andrew A. Galvan , (Ohlone), Curator. SF's oldest intact building. The only intact Mission Chapel of the original 21. Final resting place of 5,000 First Californians. Native plants/artifacts. North of Bay (To Sacramento) Sacramento Powwow Dance Class & Potluck, Mon, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Sierra 2 Center: Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St, Sacramento. Free/open to all ages/levels. Bring drum if you have one and sing! Potluck 2nd/4th Mon. FMI: Shonnie Bear: 916-747-5133, Frances Rocha: 916-544-7121, Jup McCloud: 916-704-4864, Email: email@example.com On FB. CN Gorman Museum , 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis. Mon-Fri, 12-5pm & Sun 2-5pm, firstname.lastname@example.org 530.752-6567. http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu . California Indian Museum , 1020 O St, Sacramento. "American Masterpieces: Artistic Legacy of California Indian Basketry," Through early 2010, Admission. California Indian Museum & Cultural Center , 5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, 707.579-3004, email@example.com . "Ishi: A California Indian Story of Dignity, Hope, Courage and Survival." Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum , Santa Rosa Jr. College, Bussman Hall, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. 707.527-4479. California cultures, artists change monthly. Maidu Museum and Historic Site , 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. 916.774-5934. The Marin American Indian Alliance meets monthly, 3rd Tuess, 7-9:30 PM, at 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael, in the parish hall of First United Methodist Church, Coffee, tea, lemonade provided. Please bring dish to share. MAIA on FB, on line: www.MarinIndianalliance.org and email: Marinindnuz@aol.com . Marin Museum of the American Indian , 2200 Novato Blvd., Novato, 415.897-4064. "Sharing Traditions," last Sat, 1-4 pm. Tues-Sun 12-4 pm. Free. Mendocino County Museum . 400 E. Commercial St., Willits, 707.459-2739. Wed-Sun: 10-4:30. Pomo baskets and weavers. Free. Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin helps identify, preserve and protect the cultural and physical resources of the Coast Miwok indigenous peoples of Marin and southern Sonoma Counties. firstname.lastname@example.org , Janice Cunningham 415.491-0401. MAPOM, PO Box 481, Novato CA 94948. Northern California Flute Circle . 530.432-2716. Native Am. Flute concerts & workshops. Pacific Western Traders , 305 Wool St., Folsom, 916.985-3851. Wed-Sun, 10-5. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, Pendletons. Changing exhibits. Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council. Meetings: Mugg's Coffee Shop, Ferry Building, 495 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 707.552-2562 or 707.554-6114. Call to confirm Thur 6:30 pm meetings. Lakota Language Class, 2nd Wed/4th Wed, 6-8 pm, Native American Studies, 301 Wallace St, Vallejo. FMI:, Midge 707.226-1234. Community, adults and especially youth welcome. Free. Janeen Antoine teaches 2nd Wed, Midge Wagner 4th Wed. East of Bay (To Tuolumne) Oakland Drum Practice: Practice - Second Thurs @ 7:30pm, Paws & Claws, 3436 Dimond Avenue, Oakland. Richmond Drum Practice - Third Tuess @ 7pm, Native American Health Center, 260 23rd St. Richmond, CA 94804. FMI: Jl < email@example.com >. Four Directions AA Meetings, Sundays at 2, IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. Meetings: 1st Sun: Birthdays; 2nd Sun: As Bill Sees It; 3rd Sun: Step Study; 4th Sun: Basket Drop. Children welcome, open meeting. FMI Vermaine 415-933-1259. Lakota Conversation Class, 2nd and 4th Sundays, 3-5:30 pm. with Healthy potluck (no salt, sugar) and donations. FMI: Janeen . Lila wopila Willie Underbaggage, IFH, AICLS, Community Futures Collective, AICA and AICRC for helping our tiyospaye learn Lakota. YOGA Class. Every Tues, 6 - 7:15 p.m. Contact instructor Autumn Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org , 510.282-2546, class at IFH, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. Explore fundamental practices and learn the benefits of yoga, with movement, breathing, awareness/focus and relaxation. All are welcome, including and especially those new to yoga, anyone with physical limitations, all ages (8 - 108 years old), all body types - yoga is good for all! Medicine Warriors All Nations Dance Practice. Free, open to all. Thurs, 7-9 pm, IFH, 523 International, Oakland. "Friendship, Fitness, Fun." Powwow Class, Thurs Nite 6-8 pm, San Leandro , on FB. Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555. Fees and Reg. required. Register online for some classes: www.ebparksonline.org . FMI: 510.544-3200. www.ebparks.org . Events also at Garin Regional Park, 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544, 510.544-3079. Gathering Tribes , 1412 Solano, Albany. 510.528-9038. Weekend artist presentations. Intertribal Friendship House , 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Tues: 6-9 pm, Beading Circle w Gayle Burns, 6:30-8:30 Lakota Language Class; Thurs: Medicine Warriors/All Nations Dance, Fri: Talking Circles, Sat: Gardening, Parenting. Library open some Tues/Thurs. Oakland Museum of California , 1000 Oak St, Oakland. 501.238-2200. Historical display of California lifeways/basketry. Free First Suns. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology , UC Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley. 510.643-7649. Wed-Sat, 10 am-4:30 pm, Sun 12-4 pm. Free; $5 tours, $2 children. South of Bay (To Santa Cruz) IHCSCV Dance and Drum Class Tues, 5-7:30, 25 N. 14th St. Ste 140, San Jose. Youth Empowerment Program tutoring Wed 4-6 pm and Thurs 4-6; and Youth Empowerment Program Thurs, 6-8, 25 N 14th Street, Ste 140, San Jose. FMI: 408.445-3400 x 330, email@example.com . Sponsor: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley. Diabetes Prevention Program, Free classes. Info: Monica Mireles at (408) 445-3400 XT.359. Created specifically for Native Americans, the program offers tools and support to help lower risk of developing Diabetes and learn new habits to help stay healthy for life, plus free athletic shoes, lab testing, recipes, individualized nutrition plans, a personal trainer, a fitness center and more. To qualify must be over 18 and American Indian. Sponsor: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley. Four Directions Nat Am AA Meeting, Fridays 8 pm, 749 Story Rd, San Jose. FMI: Linda W, 408/564-3895. Indian Canyon , Ceremonial Refuge/Facilities, w. of Hollister, firstname.lastname@example.org . ANNUAL EVENTS AT A GLANCE: Avoid scheduling conflicts and plan in advance. For inclusion, email listings in format below. Post more details on Bay Area Native American Indian Network . Also, please note dates may not be exact but based on previous year's listing of annual events. Confirm event prior to attending!! Items in bold have been date confirmed. Pilamayaye! May 10-12 Fri-Sun, 3rd Pit River "Big Time" Powwow. May 17-18, Fri-Sat, 14th Bloody Island Memorial, Clayton Duncan , Doug Duncan email@example.com . May 18, Sat, 11th CA Indian Market, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates , 209.928-9378. Sat-Sun, May 25-26, 42nd Indian Market, Pacific Western Traders , Folsom, Kathe Puffer . Sat-Sun, May 25-26, 17th Annual Oroville Powwow, firstname.lastname@example.org . Jun 1-2, Sat, Sun, 32nd? Yuba-Sutter Pow Wow, Beckwourth Riverfront Park, Marysville. email@example.com . Jun 1, Sat, Gathering of Honored Elders , Sacramento. Jun 8, Sat, AI Heritage Night at Giants AT&T Park, w Texas Rangers, firstname.lastname@example.org . Jun 16, Sun, (12-3) 15th Native Contemp Arts Festival , Red, Right and Blues, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF, Janeen Antoine . Free. Jun 22, Sat, (10-6), 3rd Richmond Powwow, Site tbd not at Nichols Park, Courtney Cummings . Jun 29, Sat, 7th NDN Gathering Market, Santa Cruz, 831-239-5175. Jul 13, Sat, Storytelling Festival, Indian Canyon , Hollister, Kanyon . Jul 20, Sat, 31st Kule Loklo Big Time, Point Reyes National Seashore . Jul 20-21, 16th ITC Pow-Wow, Vallejo, Midge , 707.226-1234, cancelled this year. Jul 28, Sun, 11th Gathering of the Lodges, Oakland, KathrynB@nativehealth.org . Sat, Aug 3, (6pm) Association of American Indian Physicians 42nd Annual Meeting & National Health Conference Powwow, Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara. www.aaip.org . 405.946-7072. Aug 24, Sat, 7th Friendship House NDN Market/Powwow, SF, email@example.com . Aug 30-Sep 1, Fri-Sun, 31st Annual Stockton Powwow. Sep 7, SAT, MWAN Powwow, Clinton Square Park, Oakland, Gilbert Blacksmith . Sep 14-15, Tuolumne Acorn Festival, Tuolumne, Jennifer Bates . Sep 7, Sat. ICHSCH Comedy Jam, San Jose, firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 14, Sat, Am Ind Heritage Celeb/Big Time/Powwow/Market, San Jose, email@example.com . Sep 27, 4th Fri, California American Indian Day. 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GeneralSharon was born in the hospital in Cherokee, N.C. She was very sick as a child and her parents were told to leave her and go home. They were young and didn't know what might happen. When they came back Sharon was missing and was taken to the Florida Children's Home Society where many Native kids were taken at this time (1950s) and adopted out to white parents to assimilate them. Sharon has been looking for her family for years. She was one of the first lady rodeo bronc riders in her area. She started into burial and sacred site protection over 40 years ago. And founded Save The Sacred Sites. She also has been a strong advocate for the environment and abused women and children.
Dave was in the USMC 1966-70. Came out and became a rock musician, singer and writer. He met the founder of Detroit AIM who talked seriously to Dave about what he had done for Native people. Dave changed and began to get into issues of Indigenous peoples over 30 years ago. He co-founded Save The Sacred Sites. Dave has also been a strong advocate for abused women and kids and the environment and has written several songs about the environment.
Welcome To All Our New Friends To Save The Sacred Sites... We are honored that you chose us to be part of you life experience. We do not take that responsibility lightly. We respect differences. And honor similarities. Since beginning this site there have been many learning experiences. And I personally have grown as a person. We now have a board of directors and are constantly adding to our membership. Any technical or legal questions that you have regarding sacred sites or burials should be directed to Sharon as she has been doing this for over 40 years. Issues and prayer requests should be sent to our inbox because the bulletins go by so fast with our large membership that we do not see them. Remember our prayers are with you all and your struggles for all your issues. And we hope that you pray for us also. By the Creator I ask blessings for your lives, Dave
MusicThe destruction of untold numbers of ancient Native American burials and artifacts was done by the owner of Cathead landing. Although they deny vehemently that any burials existed when their archaeologists Bland and Associates did a study on the property saying that nothing was there. However, all previous studies of this area along Cathead Creek in Darien, Ga. have shown a series of 28 mounds along this Cathead Creek area which included human burials as confirmed in a later report done on the Indigo Harbor by New South and Associates. The owner of Bland & Associates has a museum and will say nothing is there and simply remove the burials and artifacts. Below is a prayer vigil held in October of 2007 at Cathead Landing while they were having their grand opening picnic on a destroyed burial site. While I prayed in a strong voice which could be heard by their guests. One of their guests came and asked what we were doing. So we told her and she went back and told the other guests and they all left. Officers were called and they knew us and waved at us. They told the owner, "How can I arrest someone for praying for you. Besides they're on someone else's property who gave them permission to be there." (LoL) The two pictures just before the last two pictures show the total flattening of the site so that when the river gets just a little up the townhouses will be flooded. All the large trees were destroyed and and there will be huge mudslides during a heavy rainy season. But the ancestors know how to stop these projects also. As of this date no townhouses are fully constructed. (01/10/2008)
OCTOBER 20, 2006 THIS IS THE PRAYER VIGIL FOR CATHEAD LANDING. AS YOU CAN SEE THE LAND HAS BEEN SCRAPED CLEAN. THE 200-400 YEAR OLD TREES THAT PROTECTED THE BURIALS AND THE LAND ARE GONE. THEY BEGIN THEIR CELEBRATION/ GRAND OPENING. THEIR GUEST BEGIN TO HEAR MY OUT LOUD PRAYERS AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS, TELLING THEM OF THE DEVELOPER AND HIS SUPPORTER'S "SINS." LOL THE LAW IS CALLED AND HE SAYS, "WHAT CAN I DO? HE IS PRAYING FOR YOU AND HAS PERMISSION TO BE ON HIS FRIENDS PRIVATE PROPERTY." THEY ARE AFRAID OF PEOPLE PRAYING. OH WELL TOO BAD. HOWA!!!!! PRAY! OUR CREATOR GOD IS STRONGER THAN YOUR gOD OF MONEY AND POWER. HOWA!!!! PRAY!! A LADY COMES DOWN AND ASKS US WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE TELL HER THAT WE ARE PRAYING BECAUSE THE ANCESTORS GRAVES HAVE BEEN DESECRATED AND THESE DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY A HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD. SHE GOES BACK AND TELLS THE OTHER GUESTS. AND THEY ALL LEAVE. OSDA (IT'S GOOD)!!!! PRAY!! IF YOU ARE SHOWING THEM THAT THEY ARE WRONG IN CREATOR GOD'S EYES, PRAY. IF YOU ARE FEW IN NUMBER, PRAY. IF THEY COME AT YOU WITH INSULTS, PRAY. IF THEY ATTACK YOU, DEFEND AND PRAY. IF THEY ARREST YOU, PRAY. IF THEY COME WITH .., PRAY. OUR WEAPONS ARE NOT LIKE THEIR WEAPONS, PRAY. OUR CREATOR GOD HAS AN ARMY MUCH GREATER THAN ANY NUMBERS THAT THEY HAVE. PRAY. IF YOU ARE WEAK, PRAY. AND STRENGTH WILL COME. IF YOU ARE TIRED, PRAY. AND REST WILL COME. IF YOU ARE AFRAID, PRAY AND COURAGE WILL COME. IF THERE IS VIOLENCE, PRAY. AND PEACE WILL COME. IF YOU ARE HUNGRY, PRAY AND FOOD WILL COME. NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER GIVE IN. PRAY. AND CREATOR GOD WILL GIVE YOU WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT. IF I DIE, I WILL DIE PRAYING FOR A GOOD CAUSE AND WILL GO HOME TO MY PEOPLE AND CREATOR GOD. IT WILL BE A HAPPY TIME. AS MY LAKOTA BROTHERS AND SISTERS SAY, "HOKA HEY!!!" IT IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE. NEVER FORGET TO>>>> PRAY. PRAY. PRAY. WHATEVER YOUR RACE. PRAY. WHATEVER THE OCCASION. PRAY. THERE IS NOT EVIL IN A MAN OR WOMAN WITH A SINCERE PRAYER TO CREATOR GOD. YOUR HEART CHANGES AS YOU PRAY. ALL SPIRITUAL ONES PRAY. THIS IS FUNNY. BUT EVEN HE KNOWS TO PRAY. STAY STRONG MY RELATIONS AND PRAY. S'gi, DAVID
YouTube - What Do Native Americans Want? we "cry" freedom, when in truth we beg for chains
For more details see: "America Betrayed" Bush, Bin Laden, 9-11 By R. Joseph, P.H.D. University Press, 2nd ISBN 0971644578 Petition for the release files in the National Archives Paul Kangas POB 422644, SF, CA 94142 The Kennedy Assasination: Nixon/ Bush connection By Paul Kangas (Prescott Bush ran Nixon's campaign)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" August 28, 1963 click here to hear the speech I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check ? a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges. But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
BooksCeylon Cemetery is an existing cemetery with African American and ancient Native American Burials on a marked cemetery known as Ceylon Cemetery. (circa 1820 Native Burials much older 3,000 years old) On July 12-26 of 2006. Head stones and grave markers were smashed in one section. Native Burials are in the woods.
Update on Ceylon Cemetery 7/25/2008 This past week a new road was cut through the woods of Ceylon Cemetery. This road is on the right side of the Cemetery where family members were told nothing would be touched. All through the woods there are family graves. Some have head stones, some red bricks, and some just metal markers. Don't know if an archeology study was done on this part since it was not part of the original plans. We contacted a local family member who will contact the rest. This same person that we contacted said on the first clearing there is to be a Krystal's restaurant to be put on the left side of the cemetery. We are not sure of the Krystal info. We would give more info right now. But certain forces are trying to limit free speech no matter what form it takes. There are no notifications of work on the right side for family members to come and view. SEE PICTURE BELOW>>>>>
I think probably the hardest thing that I have ever had to stomach was when Senator John McCain wrote a bill and Bill Clinton signed the paper that gave the Navajos lands to a British coal company (Peabody Coal) and moved them to a radioactive toxic dump on the Rio Puerco in the 1990s. Kids are born so deformed there that they are hardly recognizable as human. And adults die of radiation diseases. Now the Clintons want another shot at the Whitehouse and McCain wants his first shot at the White House. And I hope that they both fail miserably. Bush didn't help them either. We wrote him about the problem Clinton had done and he ignored it. The whole deal was set up by a lawyer for the Mormon Church. Here Bush gives awards to the Navajo Code Talkers who saved the USAs butt in World War II by talking in their language so the enemies of the USA could not intercept important secret transmissions. Then he leaves them on the radioactive toxic dump. This is called "lip service."
About This Cartoon In The New York Post
It's not the artist's or news organization's intent that really matters. We can only second guess that. What matters is the history behind all this. During the lurid past of parts of America, those who wanted to demean the African American people would use this type of cartoon making them comparable to monkey's or apes. The least that should have been done here is for the editor, if the artist couldn't figure it out for himself, to say this is in bad taste. To allow this to appear and to decry that it is not racist is a moot point given the history of these type of cartoons portraying blacks as monkeys or apes. For the young folks who do not know about this I suggest that you take a trip to your local library and do a little research of the cartoons done, especially in the south, during the period of the Jim Crow Act or any of those done by the Klu Klux Klan or other racially biased groups. Being Native American, I understand the African American outrage at this when other races tell native Americans that big nosed mascots or names like Redskins (when they skinned our people for bounty in the lurid past.) honor us. Hitler did the same type of cartoons with Jews during WW II. When they want to make a person less than human, they demean them in this way. And it makes it easier for the public who agree with with them to commit atrocities against a certain race, because the targeted race is now less than human. Most racists will tell you that things like this are not racist and that you are being overly sensitive because they don't like their racism called in to question. One of the biggest tools of many who try to get away with these things is to call the other race racist. This is called transference. The whites who do this simply shift the blame to the other race. Then they are free and clear to continue their little games of hate, until it inspires some crazy to do the act of violence portrayed in the cartoon. Then the dirty work of the racists are done without them having to lift a finger. And they deny all intent of purpose. And commit the perfect crime. But we saw where all this led in Germany under Hitler. I would not like the country to follow in Hitler's footsteps. And I don't think even America's far right wing would want that either. I have seen things on the far left that are very bad also. But two wrongs never equal a right. So people can act like children and say, "See, they did it too." It's something that is supposed to come with age. As adults we are supposed to respect one and other as fellow human being. But some of us never grew up and still act like bad children. So they must be treated like bad children and disciplined. Respect is a mature adult thing. Obviously some of us never grew up. Dave
Tsisa, Yihowa, Galvquodiyu Adanvdo,Richard Cyr (my first Mentor) Griffin Lotson (my 2nd mentor), Chuck Norris, <(a Cherokee brother), Martin Luther King Jr., Crazy Horse, Sitting bull, Junaluska, Sequoya, Ned Long, Will West Long, Dennis Banks, Cleto Montelongo, Aaron Two Elk, American Indian Movement, Anna Mae Aquash, Richard Cyr, My Dogs, My horses, all the animals who gave their lives for food so that we can live, My grand father, my ancestor, John Boggs, Jimmy Carter, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, The 6 Nations People, who fight for Justice in this racist country,Tsali, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, the Native Americans who live in third world conditions in this country and struggle to survive inspite this government trying to destroy them. I pray for their freedom every day. WE STARTED WITH THE FORT KING GEORGE SITE WHEN THE HEAD PARK RANGER CALLED US IN ON IT ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO. HE TOLD US THAT THESE DEVELOPERS WERE TRYING TO BUILD ON A ONE ACRE PLOT AND STACK UP A BUNCH OF CONDOS RIGHT ON THE MARSH AND ON BURIALS. HE SHOWED US THE OLD ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES. HE SHOWED US OLD NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS WITH PICTURES OF A NATIVE BURIAL UNEARTHED RIGHT ON THE PROPERTY LINE BETWEEN THE FORT AND THE PROPOSED BUILDING PROJECT. THE DEVELOPER HAD AN ARCHAEOLOGIST COME IN AND DO A SUPERFICIAL PHASE ONE STUDY ON LAND THAT HAD ALREADY SHOW DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE OF BURIALS. A PHASE 1 IS ONLY SHOVEL TESTS ON THE SURFACE THAT WILL NOT SHOW SIX FOOT DOWN BURIALS. THE PARK WANTED ULTRASOUND STUDIES DONE THAT WOULD NOT HAVE DISTURBED THE BURIALS. BUT THAT WAS IGNORED. WE ARE GLAD TO COOPERATE WITH OUR PARK RANGERS ON THIS PROJECT. ONCE AGAIN THE COMMUNITY WENT TO THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS. AND ONCE AGAIN PALMS WERE GREASED AND THE PROJECT WAS PUSHED THROUGH BY OUR NOTORIOUS THREE COMMISSIONERS. I WENT TO THE PARK FOLKS THAT ARE RIGHT BESIDE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT. AND I ASKED THEM IF WE COULD PRAY RIGHT OUTSIDE THE FORT. BY LAW I REALLY DON'T NEED TO HAVE THEIR PERMISSION TO BE IN THE 10 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY BETWEEN THE ROAD AND THEIR PROPERTY. BUT I DO IT FOR RESPECT. THE FORT KING GEORGE FOLKS ARE ON OUR SIDE THEY RESPECT BURIALS AND KNOW THAT THERE ARE BURIALS ON THIS SMALL ONE ACRE AREA THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD 17 CONDOS ON WITH A SWIMMING POOL AND TENNIS COURTS. (ALL THIS ON ONE ACRE?) THEY ARE PLANNING TO STACK THE CONDOS RIGHT ON THE MARSH (ANOTHER SINKING STRUCTURE). THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOLKS HAVE JOINED US ALSO, BECAUSE IF THE MARSHES GO OUR PROTECTION AGAINST HURRICANES AND OUR FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR WATER POLLUTION GOES WITH THEM. WE GOT THERE AT 3PM EST. I HAD BEEN THERE EARLIER TALKING TO THE PARK FOLKS. AS USUAL I INSTRUCTED NOT TO TALK TO ANY HOSTILE PERSON. JUST PRAY. THEY CALLED THE POLICE AS USUAL AND GOT NOTHING FROM THEM BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS WHOLE THING CHECKED OUT LEGALLY (REMEMBER MY INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANNING FOR BATTLE). NEXT I BEGAN TO PRAY OUT LOUD. I CALLED ON CREATOR GOD TO TOUCH THEIR HEARTS. I HAD ASKED HIM TO BRING A THUNDER STORM TO STOP THIS EVENT. BUT I HEARD HIS ANSWER IN MY SPIRIT THAT HE WANTED THEM TO HEAR WHAT HE WAS PUTTING IN MY MOUTH. SO HE DENIED MY REQUEST FOR RAIN AND THUNDER. LOL BUT MY PUNY VIEW ON THIS SITUATION IS ABOUT LIKE A GRUNT. AND HE IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF AND THE FIELD COMMANDER AND THE PLATOON SARG ALL IN ONE. HE KNOWS IT ALL. HIS VIEW OF THE SITUATION IS UNIVERSAL. MINE IS FINITE. HIS IS INFINITE. NEXT I BEGAN TO TELL THEM IN MY PRAYER OUT LOUD WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO DESECRATE BURIALS AND DESTROY THE EARTH. AS I PRAYED ALL YOUR VOICES CAME TO ME. I COULD FEEL YOUR PRAYERS. WHAT A RUSH!!! BUT YOUR PRAYERS WERE TRANSLATED INTO CREATOR GOD'S POWERFUL SPIRIT BEING THERE. I THOUGHT, "MAN, I COULD LIVE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME!!!" LOL BUT I KNOW THAT, THAT AIN'T HOW IT WORKS. AS I PRAYED MY BEING WAS FILLED AND WORDS CAME POURING OUT. CREATOR'S PRESENCE JUST TOOK OVER. I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER ALL THAT I SAID. A YOUNG MAN IN A FANCY CAR CAME AND ASKED ABOUT WHAT I WAS DOING THERE. I TOLD HIM. HE SAID SURELY THEY DID AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY. I TOLD HIM HOW THEY HAD SKIRTED THAT WITH BUY OUTS AND PAY OFFS, HE SAID THAT HE WAS GOING TO THEIR GRAND OPENING EVENT. GEE I WONDER IF HE TALKED TO THE REST OF THE GUESTS. UH OH THE WORD GOT OUT. LOL NEXT A BOSS HOGG TYPE OLD MAN PULLED UP AND TRIED TO STARE ME DOWN. LOL HE DON'T KNOW WHO IS IN ME. I PRAYED HARDER AND HE MASHED HIS PEDAL TO THE FLOOR TO GET AWAY FROM CREATOR GOD'S PRESENCE. (((FOLKS WHEN I'M IN BATTLE MODE AND FILLED WITH HIS SPIRIT FEAR JUST AIN'T A FACTOR ANY MORE FOR ME. AS MY LAKOTA BROS SAY, HOKA HEY!!! LET'S DO IT, MAN!!!))) THEN OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY (YEAH RIGHT) THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARRIVED WITH A VIDEO CAMERA. THEY JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN THE AREA (YEAH. RIGHT. IT JUST HAPPENED!!) FILMING A DOCUMENTARY ON THE ALTAMAHA RIVER MONSTER LEGEND. THEY HEARD ME AND (JUST HAPPENED) TO BE ATTRACTED TO ME AND CAME OVER. A YOUNG MAN AND A YOUNG LADY ASKED QUESTIONS WHILE THE THIRD YOUNG MAN FILMED. I TOLD THEM EVERYTHING FOLKS. E- V- E- R- Y THING. THEY ARE FROM THE MAJOR CITY OF SAVANNAH, GA. AND COME FROM ONE OF THE MAJOR COLLEGES THERE. UH OH THE CATS OUT OF THE BAG. NOW, WHAT DO YOU THINK MY NEXT STEP WILL BE? (((CAN'T TELL EVERYTHING. THE BAD GUYS ARE MONITORING US.))) ((((OH AND FOR THE BAD GUYS. GET A LIFE!!!)))) SO FOLKS WITH YOUR PRAYERS CREATOR GOD BROUGHT THE MEDIA TO US. HOWAAAAAAAAAA!!! PEOPLE ARE SO AFRAID AND INTIMIDATED IN THIS COMMUNITY THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO SHOW UP. AND WHEN THEY DO SHOW UP THEY DON'T WANT ANY PICS TAKEN OF THEM FOR THE BAD GUYS TO SEE. I GUESS I LOOK LIKE A CAMERA HOG. BUT THAT REALLY DOESN'T TELL THE STORY. THE DEVELOPER AND HIS GUESTS WENT AND HID IN THE BACK PART OF THE ONE ACRE PLOT THAT IS BEHIND AN OLD BRICK HOUSE. AND SO WE GOT NO PICS OF THEM. SORRY. OUR SIGN GEE, DO YOU NOTICE SOMETHING WHILE I WAS FEELING THE SPIRIT TAKE OVER AND SPEAK THROUGH ME.
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Rules For This Website This bulletin is not aimed at anyone. It is just time we set the rules. 1) No curse words. People can express themselves without being offensive. We have tried to talk to some of these folks about this and verbal battles go into the toilet quickly without any positive results. 2) We will not repost any conspiracy stuff that we do not fully know about or comprehend ourselves. There are too many right and left wingnuts out there spouting false and damaging things like the birthers or other conspiracies that have forged documentation and unfounded violent tedencies. We want no part of this. 3) Respect for people who we repost their stuff on here, especially elders, is not asked for. It is demanded. If you are rude, we don't want you. 4) Disrespectful responses to posts on here will be deleted. We are not CNN nor any other big money organization. We receive money from no one. So freedom of speech to us does not include- insults, character judgments of people posts on here, cursing, etc... 5) Read the posts totally before responding. This is not just for us, but for you. People look really stupid when they respond to something they haven't totally read. And they get all upset for nothing. If you can't read and understand something totally, skip it or ask a question by the Myspace email. Don't make yourself look stupid. I try to delete folk's posts when they are saying something totally non related to the subject or they are making judgments about things when their facts are skewed. THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE AND POST. We just hate to see our friends look stupid. This is for your benefit. 6) If you come here all puffed up and thinking that you know it all, expect your ego balloon to have a pin stuck in it. We don't like know it alls who really show they have no idea what they are talking about with some of their comments. 7) Don't attack us for telling you that you are wrong when you say something that we know is wrong. It won't be good for you. 8) If we warn you about something and/ or any of the preceeding or other annoyances become too way out there, and you persist or come back at us with an attitude, expect to be deleted as a friend. We are not here to coddle egos. 9) Don't come here telling us what we need to focus on or how we need to do things. Suggestions are always welcome. But demands are not. And if we don't want to follow your suggestion and you come back at us with venom and stupidity, it will be "See ya. Wouldn't wanna be ya." You will be deleted and blocked form this website. Our major focus is indeed on sacred site protection. But we also believe in networking somewhat. But we try not to be too extreme on that either. 10) If we miss something that you want us to repost. Don't get all offended and call us names. Just remind us. We are old folks. And even if we weren't old folks people miss things. Lastly, this list will probably be added to. And I will update it as we find new and more wierd actions. We are not from the computer generation so be patient with us. I, Dave, am the one who figured this computer stuff out. But I'm not like some of you young folks who can make these computer things just about talk. So, be patient with us. Don't get nasty. It's just about being respectful and mannerly towards others. It's an Indigenous thing. If you know what I mean. People who talk rude to elders on the REZs leave quickly with escorts on either arm "helping" them leave. If they are too rude, well accidents happen....... But it's not like that on here though. Just use common sense about how you would like to be treated. And I'm not talking about how you would like to be treated if you have low self esteem. Just keep the word R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the back of your mind when you come here or approach us. And also, read the from page of this website where it says>>>>> IF YOU CAME TO JOIN US IN OUR STRUGGLE, ALL ARE WELCOME. IF YOU CAME TO RULE US OR TAKE OVER OR TELL US WHAT TO DO, GO BACK TO WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS CAME FROM. I guess if your Native and rude, you got no place to go back to. But the elders will hear about it and have a "private meeting" with you. To put it simply, SHOW RESPECT OR YOUR GONE. (Deleted and blocked). S'gi, Dave
What Save The Sacred Sites Alliance is here and not here for Yesterday a woman thought she could tell Save The Sacred Sites Alliance how to run their website. She is a white woman married to a Native guy. Nothing wrong with being white. Nothing wrong with marrying a Native guy. But some automatically think that because they marry a Native person that this legitimizes anything they want to say or do. (I'll not go into the new age junk on her website that uses Native Spirituality mixed with some kinda weird stuff. We've been all over that topic before. But if she or anyone wants to attack us, they better have their own doorstep as clean as a whistle.) This is not the case. The lady, instead of asking us what we are about, came at us in attack mode trying to say that we have no sacred sites that we defend. Putting aside the Iotla Site and the Kituah Site in North Carolina that the founder has been working behind the scenes to help with, we are constantly reposting all the sites that folks are involved with and need help. What we do not do is get involved when other folks are already on the job and get in the way or mess up their work. And we also contact the Elders or leaders in every area to find out what their feelings are. If they say to back off, we do what ever they ask. That is called manners. And it is part of the culture of Indigenous People. As far as the multitude of other stuff that we post on our website, I talked it over with the founder (Sharon) and we post stuff that we feel is important for Indigenous People to know in making decisions. But then again it is our perspective. And we are just like you, human. So that is up to you to decide what to take to heart. The other day I posted something from the Democrats and even though it had a donation thing on it, we thought that the message about too much hate being slung around was important. We did not want to promote anyone giving to anybody that they don't want to give to. And man then called me a traitor to Indigenous People. Ha! We have posted stuff on website from conservatives. Funny I didn't hear any traitor remarks then. Hmmm. What it all boils down to is this. Sharon is the founder. And we have Indigenous People on our board (we have had white and African American people also). The board members can suggest a course of action. But the founder makes the decisions. And so far I am given freedom in what I post. If I have ANY questions I ask her. If she has ANY questions, she will call a federally recognized leader or elder and ask what to do. Other than that, we will listen to your opinions submitted respectfully. But we make the final decisions on this website, not others who think they know best. And when people come at us disrespectfully, we delete and block them. Simple as that. It's not about squelching opposing views. We repost respectful opposing views. But we also suspect that this sudden rash of disrespectfulness is coming from some of these new conservatives and liberals who are not like the ones we encountered before in the past. We especially find the proponents of certain elements of this "Tea Party" movement who think they can bully, harass and threaten their way into getting what they want or running anyone who disagrees with them out of business, very offensive. Many of these people consider themselves to be patriotic (whatever that is). But the sign over the supreme court that says equal justice under the law does not seem to matter to these so called patriots. I have been told by one of them that the majority of Americans did not deserve freedom. Who made them God? They say that they follow God. But they carry weapons to enforce their will. Yet the Christian Bible says "the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (physical) but mighty...." How much more carnal or physical can you get than a gun or automatic weapon. From what we have seen they really have nothing to do with the God they profess. But hey if you have a website, run it anyway you want. We are not going to tell you how, unless you lie about, misrepresent yourself or the culture or steal from the culture. Then others in legal position to do so will address that with our blessing and support. So, the final comment on this is what we always have said. if you came to support and help us and join us in our struggle, welcome to all peoples and nations. if you came to control us, bully us, or get us to change to your view of how we should be, see ya. Wouldn't wanna be ya.
THE WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2009 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The indigenous peoples of North America -- the First Americans -- have woven rich and diverse threads into the tapestry of our Nation's heritage. Throughout their long history on this great land, they have faced moments of profound triumph and tragedy alike. During National Native American Heritage Month, we recognize their many accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices, and we pay tribute to their participation in all aspects of American society. This month, we celebrate the ancestry and time-honored traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in North America. They have guided our land stewardship policies, added immeasurably to our cultural heritage, and demonstrated courage in the face of adversity. From the American Revolution to combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, they have fought valiantly in defense of our Nation as dedicated servicemen and women. Their native languages have also played a pivotal role on the battlefield. During World Wars I and II, Native American code talkers developed unbreakable codes to communicate military messages that saved countless lives. Native Americans have distinguished themselves as inventors, entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, and scholars. Our debt to our First Americans is immense, as is our responsibility to ensure their fair, equal treatment and honor the commitments we made to their forbears. The Native American community today faces huge challenges that have been ignored by our Government for too long. To help address this disparity, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocates more than $3 billion to help these communities deal with their most pressing needs. In the Fiscal Year 2010 budget, my Administration has proposed over $17 billion for programs carried out by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, and other Federal agencies that have a critical role to play in improving the lives of Native Americans. These programs will increase educational opportunities, address the scourge of alcohol abuse and domestic violence, promote economic development, and provide access to comprehensive, accessible, and affordable health care. While funding increases do not make up for past deficiencies, they do reflect our determination to honor tribal sovereignty and ensure continued progress on reservations across America. As we seek to build on and strengthen our nation-to-nation relationship, my Administration is committed to ensuring tribal communities have a meaningful voice in our national policy debates as we confront the challenges facing all Americans. We will continue this constructive dialogue at the White House Tribal Nations Conference held in Washington, D.C., this month. Native American voices have echoed through the mountains, valleys, and plains of our country for thousands of years, and it is now our time to listen. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 27, 2009, as Native American Heritage Day. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. BARACK OBAMA
Save The Sacred Sites Alliance is also posted on Blogger at> http://gaduginews.blogspot.com/ If anything ever happens to this website, look there for us. S'gi, STSSA Website Team
Life is valuable only if we live it with courage, honor and Spirit.
Some have asked where and how they can help our cause for Sacred Sites and burails.
And this is not a solicitation. This is and answer to a question. :-) Ok?
First, If anyone can help get one of those electric cars with solar panels on them, it would make it easier to get to an from the sites without paying these very steep gas prices that fluctuate so fequently. This is one of those things that helps so we don't charge people when we go their sites to help.
Second, donations can be sent to P.O. Box 324, Townsend, Ga. 31331 Don't matter how little it is. It all helps. This also is one of those things that helps so we don't charge people when we go their sites to help. We are not 501c3. It makes people so they can't stand up for things with all their dumb 501c3 rules.
Third stand with us in letter writing campaigns for places like the Iotla site. Numbers do make a difference.
Four, and this is probably the most important, pray for us for protection and strength.
Five- Get involved, become a member. One year membership is only & $30.
If you want a tshirt, coffee cup, tote bag, baseball cap, etc... with our logo, we will have it made and send it for what the printer charges us. STSSA website guy AKA Dave
Chief Hicks Given 1st Annual Save The Sacred Sites Award At the Cherokee Day of Caring in Cherokee, N.C. at the dinner given that evening, Chief Michelle Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee was given the 1st annual Save The Sacred Sites Alliance Award for leadership and strong and vocal support for the protection of the Iotla Site (with burials) near Franklin, N.C. Chief Hicks had been working all day long helping elders and was leaving to work some more on a garden for an elder when Sharon, the founder caught him on the run, and gave him the award. Save The sacred Sites Alliance thanks Chief Hicks, not only for the ancestors that are buried there, but also for fighting to keep this important part of Cherokee history from being destroyed. Dave for STSSA and our members, staff and board
Here are the Pictures of the Town Hall meeting with Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, the great Civil Rights leader, RC Mowatt, Commanche from Oklahoma, long time American Indian Movement elder (He was at tha Alcatraz take over) and leader of the world famous Plainsmen, dance and drum group, to discuss Native Burial and Sacred site destruction and the destructruction of the historic African American Community of Old River Road/ New River Road/ Mentionville neighborhood and burials. We have other pics that I will post later. Despite all the trouble aimed at us, the event was a resounding success. Noticably absent was the big money developer controlled media. But we had some there. And now AIM and the Civil Rights Movement are involved in McIntosh County. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE DRUM, THE HEARTBEAT, AS IT SHOULD HAVE. RC IS THE HEAD DRUMMER AND KEEPER OF THE DRUM. NEXT THE DANCERS ASSEMLBED. GRASS DANCER MEN'S TRADITIONAL DANCERS HOOP DANCER WOMEN'S FANCY DANCER WOMEN'S TRADITIONAL BUCKSKINS RC'S LITTLE BOY GIVES HIS BEST EAGLE DANCE NEXT IS THE TRADITIONAL GEECHEE GULLAH DANCERS, THE DARIEN SHOUTERS NEXT OUR OFFICATOR, MS. JONNIE SHARPE, OF OLD/ NEW RIVER ROAD/ METIONVILLE PRESERVATION COALITION GIVES BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF MENTIONVILLE. THE OLD RIVER ROAD/ NEW RIVER ROAD/ MENTIONVILLE PRESERVATION COALITION THE DAVID AND SHARON TELL OF THE ILLEGAL DESECRATION OF BURIALS IN THIS AREA. THE LAWS AND THE CORRUPTION THE GOES FROM A CITY LEVEL TO A COUNTY LEVEL AND STATE LEVEL, EVEN THE FEDERAL LEVEL HAS CORRUPTION IN THIS STATE. THE GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS REFUSE TO GIVE US LEGAL DOCUMENTS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. THEN STATE REPRESENTATIVE AL WILLIAMS INTRODUCES DR. LOWERY. THEN A POWERFUL SPEECH IS GIVEN BY DR. JOSEPH LOWERY. HE SAYS THAT, "WE ARE NOT HERE TO RAISE hELL IN THIS COUNTY. NO, WE ARE HERE TO RAISE HEAVEN." "THIS IS NOT A RACE THING (EVEN THOUGH SOME ARE USING RACE TO PERSECUTE FOLKS), BECAUSE WE ARE IN THIS ALL TOGETHER." AND SO MUCH MORE. YOU HAD TO BE THERE. THEN THE AUDIENCE SPEAKS. A LAWYER STEPS UP AND OFFERS TO HELP. TOPICS OF THE AUDIENCE: UNSAFE EVACUATION CONDITIONS BECAUSE THE EMS DIRECTOR SAYS THAT IN AN EMERGENCY SHE WILL NOT SAVE THE ELDERLY POOR OF MCINTOSH COUNTY ESPECIALLY THE AFRICAN AMERICANS. BIASED PRESS. FINALLY COUNTY COMMISSIONER BOYD GUALT STEPS UP AND GIVES A POWERFUL SPEECH ON EMPOWERMENT THROUGH GETTING EVERYONE OUT TO THE POLLS. WHAT A DAY!!! THIS IS WHAT CREATOR GOD CAN DO. POOR PEOPLE FROM SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CAN NOT BRING INTERNATIONAL FIGURES TO LITTLE DARIEN, GA. BUT CREATOR GOD CAN. WADO (THANK YOU) ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS. PLEASE KEEP THEM UP. MORE PICS SOON. DODADOGOHVI (LATER FOLKS), DAVID
Some interesting cemeteries in McIntosh County, Georgia.
People's names are listed by surnames. When reading this section, there maybe errors, incorrect spellings, .....etc..... We are not liable for the information in this book. It was compiled by a handful of local citizens.doing the best that they could, trying to save fast disappearing burial sites. There is a book available that has the following information in whole in a book called "Cemeteries of McIntosh County, Georgia.
" (1) Ceylon: Sign that is dated 1820 noting the Cemetery.
Abbreviated history: James Nephew who served as an officer in the Liberty County Regiment during the Revolutionary War, was granted Bounty Land for his service. Land handed down through generations. The older part is in the Northern portion where there are many unmarked and unidentified graves.
Section A: Many unknown, Cooper, Sheffield, Young, Gibbs
Section B: Many unidentified, This section held many numerous 1800s grave wares. Bailey, Rogers, Carter, Gibbs
Section C: Probably predates 1900. Many unmarked graves. Brush too thick to investigate.
Section D: Mansson, Bailey, Mungin, Unmarked graves.
Section E: Butler, Harris, Blige, Wilson, Unmarked graves.
Dunwoody: Short history.
Like Ceylon, Dunwoody also began as a plantation graveyard for slaves on top of Indigenous persons, buried much earlier. The land was a Crown Grant to Sir Patrick Houstoun in 1757. Handed down through the generations.
Section A: West, additional 175 unmarked graves. Butler, Singleton, Waldberg,
Section B: First four unmarked graves are from Union Camp Paper Company plats. 27 unmarked bundled Indian burials. Wilson, Frazier, Butler, Shaw, LeCount, Howard, many more unmarked and unidentified graves.
Cemetery status: Destroyed.
Kell's Grove Cemetery
Short History: John Kell (1784- 1827) The Cemetery began as a slave cemetery and some think that slaves from Black Island were also buried here. Contained many unmarked graves. Because of thick undergrowth a complete record of the unmarked graves was unable to be done. Some names obtained are as follows: Smith, Miller, Pelote, Bryant, Gould, Hawkins, Underwood.
Cemetery Status: Destroyed and now a subdivision.
Save The Sacred Sites is no longer involved with Ceylon Cemetery.
Floyd Red Crow Westerman (1936 - 2007) Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Sisseton-Wapheton Dakota musician, actor, and activist, passed away at 5:00 a.m. PST, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after an extended illness. He was 71. Westerman, who began his career as a country singer, appeared in over 50 films and televison productions, including Dances with Wolves, Hidalgo, The Doors, and Poltergeist, and Northern Exposure. He appeared in 12 episodes of the 1990s TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger, as Uncle Ray Firewalker. As a young man, he was educated at the Wapheton and Flandreau Boarding Schools, where he became a close companion and life-long friend of Dennis Banks. He left his home on the Lake Traverse reservation in South Dakota, with a suitcase and an old guitar in hand. He rambled across the country playing country music and original tunes in bars and clubs, living for some time in Denver. In 1969, his first album Custer Died for Your Sins became the background theme of the emerging Red Power Movement. As a member of American Indian Movement, and a spokesman for the International Indian Treaty Council, Westerman traveled the world extensively working for the betterment of native people. His vision of improved social conditions for indigenous people around the globe is reflected in the music of his second album, The Land is Your Mother, 1982. In 2006, he won a NAMMY Award for his third album, A Tribute to Johnny Cash. During his career, he played and collaborated with a number of notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson, Buffy St. Marie, Jackson Browne, Harry Belafonte, and Sting. Westerman also worked throughout his life to empower Indian youth. "They are our future," he said in a November interview. "Today we are fighting a great battle against the popular culture that surrounds them. It's a battle for their hearts and minds. We need to work to inspire them to embrace their own history and culture. Without them, we Indians have no future." Westerman will be taken home to Sisseton, South Dakota for memorial services and burial. Plans for a memorial service in Los Angeles are also being made. NTN Article#: 9182 http://www.nativetimes.com/index.asp?action=displayarticle&article_id=9182
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Images From The Cherokee Day of Caring May 14, 2009
Sharon, our founder was busy taking pictures of us all working. The 220 lb. lummox with the cut off sleeves on the roof is old Dave. The nice elderly caucasian folks are from local churches. We remodeled the elders leaky roof on her porch while the other folks put in a flower and vegetable garden for her. Anybody who thinks it's an easy task to tear off a roof and put a new one on, I want to do it all by yourself next time while we all watch. :-) Just Kidding. It was hard work. But it was fun. Later, Dave
Although I personally love the brown skin, full lips, and brown eyes of Native ladies. I see that Creator has made every woman have her own special beauty. What is on the outside is just a shell though. But the heart of a woman is what makes her truly beautiful. And her eyes and facial expression will reflect this inner beauty. I see this in a few faces these days and it does my heart good. Brothers I know that there are good men out there. And it is time to come forward and treat women, the mothers, wives, and working women/ providers as equals. I know a man wants to provide. But these days each one does their part to stay alive and above the fray of rising costs. Gas takes a major chunk of peoples pay checks these days. And food is not far behind. Our housing is almost impossible to get. But somehow every month the Creator sees that we survive. But there is more to this than just our finances at stake. Let me tell you why. The other night, Sharon and I both had severe spiritual attacks on us. Had we not been prepared for this type of thing, I probably wouldn't be writing this right now. And Save The Sacred Sites would be gone or someone else would carry on, I hope. But when she came to me and said, "Something is happening in the spiritual realm." I did not say, "Oh she is just a fearful woman." (And act like a macho fruit loop.) I looked at an equal and said, "Let's get to it." And we survived it. The joining of forces by people is what makes us stronger. And any prejudices that you have, can mean a weak spot for the attacks of spiritual forces hostile to you, to get through and do you in. The male and female is not only a balance in this physical world. But it is also balance in the spiritual world. And people who have a healthy dose of male and female within them are usually stronger people in the mental, physical and spiritual realms. By strength I mean the ability to endure through attacks and hardships, not big muscles. My light will shine brighter if I combine the opposites that are within me. And we are able to resist assaults when we are unified against them. It is an exponential type of situation. Alone you may put 100 times your strength down. But with a group you might put 100,000 times your strength down. You are only as strong as your weakest link, is a true saying. And when we weaken our brothers and sisters, we are actually hurting ourselves, because when you put a brother or a sister down verbally or otherwise, they might doubt themselves at a crucial time and that could cause you both to fall to a spiritual, mental or physical attack. I CAN NOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. WE DRAW STRENGTH FROM EACH OTHER. WE NEED EACH OTHER. There is an old story about a good place and an evil place. But in each place the situation was the same. The people were born without arms. In one place the people were starving and fighting over the food. In the other place the people put the spoons and forks in their mouths and fed the other person. Then when that person was finished eating, that person fed them. Let me ask you this. Where do you live? In a good place? Or an evil place? Do you realize that each of us makes his/ her destiny what it is by how we treat each other? If you don't, I feel sorry for you. If you don't realize that you are creating your future with your treatment of others, you are going to feel like a victim one day and not know why all these things are happening to you. Your destiny is how you treat others. Dave
AIM Leader Vernon Bellecourt Dies at 75 AIM Leader Vernon Bellecourt, Critic of American Indian Sports Monickers, Dead at 75 American Indian Movement leader Vernon Bellecourt, right, addresses people gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the AIM standoff, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the gravesite in Wounded Knee, S.D. Bellecourt, a longtime leader of the American Indian Movement who fought against the use of American Indian nicknames for sports teams, died Saturday. He was 75. Bellecourt was an international spokesman for the AIM Grand Governing Council based in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Doug Dreyer) by STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS Oct 14, 2007 (AP) Font Size Vernon Bellecourt, who fought against the use of Indian nicknames for sports teams as a longtime leader of the American Indian Movement, has died at age 75. Bellecourt died Saturday at Abbott Northwestern Hospital of complications from pneumonia, said his brother, Clyde Bellecourt, a founding member of the militant American Indian rights group. Clyde Bellecourt said his brother had been in Venezuela about four weeks ago to meet with President Hugo Chavez to discuss Chavez' program for providing heating assistance to American Indian tribes. He fell ill around the time of his return, Clyde Bellecourt said. Just before he was put on a respirator, Vernon Bellecourt joked that the CIA had finally gotten him, his brother said. "He was willing to put his butt on the line to draw attention to racism in sports," his brother said. Vernon Bellecourt whose Objibwe name WaBun-Inini means Man of Dawn was a member of Minnesota's White Earth band and was an international spokesman for the AIM Grand Governing Council based in Minneapolis. Clyde Bellecourt helped found AIM as a militant group in 1968 and Vernon Bellecourt soon became involved, taking part in the 1973 occupation of the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. He was present only briefly during the 71-day standoff with federal agents, serving mostly as a spokesman and fundraiser, Clyde Bellecourt said. He was active in the campaign to free AIM activist Leonard Peltier, who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout in 1975 on the Pine Ridge reservation.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Turtle Island
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 6' 2"
- Ethnicity: Native American
- Religion: Christian - other
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: Musician