Join Hands… Build a circle of hope and help FREE LEONARD PELTIER!
by Dru Oja Jay
There is a prevailing myth that Canada’s more than 600 First Nations and native communities live off of money — subsidies — from the Canadian government. This myth, though it is loudly proclaimed and widely believed, is remarkable for its boldness; widely accessible, verifiable facts show that the opposite is true.
THE UNITY CONCERT 2014 - South Dakota
For the Black Hills, The Earth and all her People
Unite with The Great Sioux Nation for this global ceremonial gathering in South Dakota, 13th-14th September, taking a stand for the Earth and Her Sacred Sites to be restored to balance.
The Unity Concert is a gathering of members of the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation, also called the Great Sioux Nation), artists, performers and concerned global citizens committed to educating and raising support for the Black Hills Initiative. Its organizers and participants believe that the only way for the United States of America to be truly great is to honor its word. Honor the treaties. Join us in healing the Heart of a Nation by restoring the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.
On September 13th and 14th, 2014, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, thousands of people will converge for a UNITY CONCERT — bringing together Native American tribes with those on the right side of justice to return the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.
The Alliance for Global Justice is very concerned about the arrest of Mario Luna, Secretary of the Yaqui nation’s traditional authorities in the town of Vicam in the state of Sonora, Mexico. We are convinced that Luna has been arrested because of his activities in defense of the Yaqui people’s water rights and the Rio Yaqui. We believe it is no coincidence that Luna was arrested while preparing to take the case of the Yaqui people to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. Luna is an important spokesperson whose message is reaching international audiences. In August, 2014, AfGJ participated in a delegation organized by the Alianza Indígena and the Yoeme (Yaqui) Human Rights Commission to visit Luna and other leaders in Vicam. A week later, Luna visited with us at our home base in Tucson, Arizona. He was arrested by order of the Sonoran Attorney General’s office shortly after returning to Vicam from meetings in the Phoenix area. Undoubtedly, Luna is being targeted because of his effective representation of the Yaqui people, and because of his efforts to raise international solidarity.
BE part of history by helping to FREE LEONARD PELTIER! AN OFFICIAL fundraiser for Leonard Peltier.Perhaps you have heard of Leonard Peltier, America’s longest held Native American Political Prisoner. Leonard Peltier is a Native American Activist who was unfairly tried and convicted for an event that took place on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. To the international community, Leonard Peltier’s imprisonment is a stain on the United States’ human rights record. Many Organizations including Amnesty International, consider Peltier a political prisoner and have demanded his release. Leonard struggles daily with health issues as he reaches his 40th year of imprisonment. He is a Father, a Grandfather, an elder and a Great Grandfather. He would like to spend the remainder of his life with his people, at home and in Nature. http://www.leonardpeltier.info
Former Executive Director for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Dorothy Ninham, has gone on to address some of the most painful and historically impactful issues that have faced Native Americans by establishing the Blue Skies Foundation, Inc.. These issues have had a generational affect, and the wounds are evident on the faces of our Native Children still to this day.
There will be a Tribunal on Oct 22-25 2014 in Oneida, Wisconsin to address the experiences of Native children, who were forced at a very early age to attend Indian boarding schools, robbing them of their own culture, traditions, values, languages, and so much more. This is also part of Leonard’s own history, as his incarceration started long before prison, in one of these very “boarding schools”.
Take part in the healing process— The health and future of all children and peoples depend on it.
Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
GO NEW MEXICO! GO NAVAJO NATION! GO BRILLIANT TEENAGE GIRLS!
The Only Official Website for Leonard Peltier, Political Prisoner of the United States for almost 40 years.
Leonard wanted us to tell you how very much he has appreciated all the cards, messages and notes for his Birthday, it is helping!!! You all made it as good of a day as he could have on the inside.
Much Love from Leonard