Action Alert: BLACK MESA LIVESTOCK IMPOUDMENT

RED ALERT!
Livestock Impoundment crews are confiscating horses and calves belonging to several Dineh people of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Arizona right now. These livestock impoundments constitute human rights violations against traditional Dineh (Navajo); they take away one of their major food sources and one of the main sources of their livelihood.

Please stay on alert. We have contacted the office of Land Range Management; if they do not respond by tomorrow, we will ask you to flood their lines and say that the elders need their animals to survive and these confiscations are WRONG, that we are watching, and that we see this ongoing harassment as part of cultural genocide.

Eight calves and multiple horses were impounded because the Elders did not have correct permits. One permited calf was taken from an elder and put on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL). The ranger told the elder to go ahead and get the calf herself if she wanted it back. Let’s make sure they don’t get away with this.

We’re collecting funds to pay for livestock reclamation. We know it will be at least $500. The amount increases daily. You can go here to donate nowhttp://blackmesais.org/donate/ !

Many Thanks for Your Support. Stay in touch!

Hallie, Berkley, Liza, Derek, and Tree

You can also call the following folks and (respectfully) give them hell!

Hopi Tribal Chairman‘s office at 928-734-3102
Hopi Tribe Office Of Range Management at (928) 737-5456 make sure to ask (respectfully) that they stop using quads!

Decolonizing Your Mind

February 23rd, 7pm
Warren Wilson College, Gladfelter Building, Cannon Lounge

We invite the Asheville community to join in this compelling workshop that will explore “decolonizing your mind” from both North American and European perspectives. Take a multi media and experiential journey to a greater understanding of indigenous solidarity by discovering the roots of indigenous culture – its living history, examining critical forces that have shaped indigenous/non-indigenous relationships, and then finishing our journey by exploring the unique collaborative work of Four Directions Solidarity Network and Cante Tenza: the Strongheart Civil Rights Movement of the Lakota Nation.  This is the workshop that drew a standing-room only crowd at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit and received rave reviews.

At the end of this four hour workshop, participants will:
1. Understand the concepts of an indigenous lifeway, living history, and indigenous solidarity from various cultural perspectives.
2. Examine historical forces that affect indigenous solidarity including the conceptual process of “decolonizing your mind.”
3. Analyze specific conditions that have shaped indigenous/non-indigenous relationships.

4. Learn specific actions to begin the process of decolonizing your mind.

Presenter Info:

Naomi Archer is an Indigenous and human rights activist based in Asheville, NC. She is founder of the Four Directions Solidarity Network and an adopted member of Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – the traditional Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Lakota Nation. Working with her adopted brother Duane Martin Sr. (Oglala Lakota) they have provided decolonization and cultural restoration talks to both Native and non-native groups using traditional Indigenous and western modes of sharing.

Action Alert: BLACK MESA LIVESTOCK IMPOUDMENT

RED ALERT!
Livestock Impoundment crews are confiscating horses and calves belonging to several Dineh people of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Arizona right now. These livestock impoundments constitute human rights violations against traditional Dineh (Navajo); they take away one of their major food sources and one of the main sources of their livelihood.

Please stay on alert. We have contacted the office of Land Range Management; if they do not respond by tomorrow, we will ask you to flood their lines and say that the elders need their animals to survive and these confiscations are WRONG, that we are watching, and that we see this ongoing harassment as part of cultural genocide.

Eight calves and multiple horses were impounded because the Elders did not have correct permits. One permited calf was taken from an elder and put on Navajo Partitioned Lands (NPL). The ranger told the elder to go ahead and get the calf herself if she wanted it back. Let’s make sure they don’t get away with this.

We’re collecting funds to pay for livestock reclamation. We know it will be at least $500. The amount increases daily. You can go here to donate nowhttp://blackmesais.org/donate/ !

Many Thanks for Your Support. Stay in touch!

Hallie, Berkley, Liza, Derek, and Tree

You can also call the following folks and (respectfully) give them hell!

Hopi Tribal Chairman‘s office at 928-734-3102
Hopi Tribe Office Of Range Management at (928) 737-5456 make sure to ask (respectfully) that they stop using quads!

We Need Your Help!

Only you...Katuah Earth First! (KEF!) is pleased to announce plans for the Southeast Regional Rendezvous to be held April 2012. In order to plan functional gathering of folks, we need input and ideas from you, whether you’re a solo rebel rouser or a larger circle of allies.

We have a survey for you to share your thoughts and give us your ideas for what you’d look for in the Rendezvous. All we ask is that you have your survey submitted by February 1st. 

For more information, you can contact us at

katuahearthfirst (at) riseup (dot) net

 

 

 

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Katuah Earth First!

katuahearthfirst (at) riseup (dot) net