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Monday, November 22, 2010

VIDEO: Virginia Police attack Akwesasne film crew in 'Mississippi Burning' style attack

Virginia State Police vs. Akwesasne
by Giniti Harcum El Bey

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Virginia State Police stopped van occupied by Onkwehonwe shooting movie in Virginia. Driver was allegedly speeding and did not have license. He got two tickets.
Troopers starting Harassing Leadhorse Choctaw, because he didn't have ID and arrested him. Leadhorse was released on $5000 bail.
The men were told that Northerners and Indians are not liked here because this is where the South surrendered to the North in War of Aggression (misnomer Civil War). Ely Parker (Seneca) drew up the surrender papers and it is said to have actually accepted the surrender.
What crimes did these cops commit? Tell it to them.
Virginia State Police James M. Buzzard Badge 551 Division 3 - Area 21 240 Third Division Loop
Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Phone complaint: 434-352-7128 (434-352-9058 Fax)

LIVE TODAY: AIM Conference, Nov. 22, 2010

Earthcycles website is down Tuesday morning. Watch live on Ustream:

AIM International 42nd Anniversary, San Francisco, Nov. 22-26, 2010

Live on the web:
Earthcycles is setting up and the broadcst will begin shortly:
Photo: AIM conference Friday nigh concert 2009 San Francisco/Brenda Norrell
AIM West:
Monday, November 22nd 10:00AM – 6:00 pm
San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street *
10:00 am Welcoming Ceremony, Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land and Self-Determination. Special Guests speakers: Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne Swann.
10:30 am Press Conference – Light Breakfast
11:00 am Panel on regional reports; and state of the nation.
12:00 pm Lunch (provided by H.O.M.E.Y.) Short film on AIM.
1:00 pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized, Unrecognized/Disenrollment
2:45 pm Break
3: pm Panel on Health issues, Diabetes, obesity; (Film ) “Food Security and Sustainability” and MLPA
5:00 pm Panel Status on Implementation of “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” Solidarity with International relationships & UN activities
*location subject to change check website:
For additional information telephone 415-577-1492
Tuesday, November 23rd, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Again at Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street*
10:15 am Panel on freedom of religion, sacred sites, Bloody Island, NAGPRA
Mineral Resources and Mining Extraction-Mother Earth under attack
12:00 pm Lunch. Film: “Poison Wind”
1:20 pm Panel on migration/immigration and border issues
Prisoner rights and strategy for Leonard Peltier’ Executive Clemency
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm AIM women support network
Leadership and panel discussion led by Yvonne Swan and with Corine Fairbanks; General discussion, open for comments
4:00 pm Providing basic support
Building AIM chapters/affiliates/defining role of support groups
5:00 pm Discussion on & revisit position on electoral, registration and voting process.
Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Bahai Center, 170 Valencia, SF (near 16th BART Station*
10:00 am Preparations
Volunteers for turkey dinner are welcome, cooked turkeys being prepared, arrangement of kitchen
Beginning of a special program. “”The Eagle invites the Condor”. With 2012 Mayan prophesy and solidarity speaker. Special invited guest Clyde Bellecourt, National Speaker , and drummers and singers, with dance & musical performances.
1:45 pm “Unthanksgiving” Potluck dinner & Film “Reclaiming Their Voices: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond” Plus Q&A
5:00 pm Panel on cultural and spiritual and youth development. Institutional racism and mascots.
Thursday, November 25th, 4:00AM – 9:00AM
Alcatraz Island Annual Sunrise Gathering! AIM Conferees welcomed all day to visit the Bay Area community!
Leaving from Hornblower Tours at Pier #31
For advance tickets call (415)981-7625 or visit
Friday, November 26th, 12:00PM – 12:00AM
*ALSO* Black Friday Emeryville Protest
For additional information on this day call:
Corrine Gould 510-575-8408
Meanwhile at Mission Campus*...
12:00 pm Lunch & Film: “The Fifth Gate” with late great, Floyd Red Crow Westerman.
1:00 pm Discussion on Climate Change
COP-16; devise strategy with environmentalists, allies and coalition building to contribute toward Cancun Mexico, based on the Bolivian Mother Earth Declaration April 2010
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Seek solutions to affects of REDD
Developing strategies to challenge REDD advocates; Social movements, coalition building vs. corporations.
5:00 pm Closing General Assembly
5:45 pm Closing Ceremony and Announcements
And Later...
At the Bahai Center, 170 Valencia Street, SF*
Doors open 6:00pm “NATIVE AMERICAN DAY” Concert with poets, Dr. Loco, local artists, hip-hop, youth band “Savage” and “The Bob Young Project”, raffle, refreshments, and vendors. Tickets $7-10 donation, slide scale, support your local AIM!!
Also for housing call: Benny @ 415-200-6591 and Felipe @ 925-219-2303
Volunteer Coordinator - Laura (415) 410 8475

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