Dineh Nation Big Mountain Survival Camp Summer School
By Bahe (Kat) Keediniihii
|Photo by Big Mountain Survival School|
Yaa'at'eeh Aa'ahnol't'so'h (Good Greetings Everyone),
On October 6 & 7th of 2012, many Dineh grandparents and parents gathered with their kids to celebrate the Sovereign Dineh Nation (SDN) Big Mountain Survival Camp Summer School, which was held for its last year in 1992. Long time supporter for the Big Mountain traditional elder resisters, Martha Bourke with much support and contribution, organized this commemoration gathering. More than 40 children and at least 25 young teens came to participate in activities that were very similar to the two week summer programs of 1991 and 1992. Here is a 7 minute slide show of this two day event, an event that was dedicated and an honour to the Elders and the little ones. Many others like members of BMIS and local coordinators help facilitate this rare, Indigenous-community sponsored School that was without State control.
WATCH Big Mtn. 2012 Survival School SLIDESHOW on VIMEO.com: https://vimeo.com/
bahezsheepdogmedia/videos and (play) "BigMtn.SurvSch92 2012-Medium"
We, SDN and network supporters, hope to have the 2013 SDN-BM Survival School again and we like to see it for more than just two days but rather have it for two weeks. And so remember us and support us Re-occuppy the Ancestral Lands, It's THEIR Future! These ancestral homelands must not continued to be occupied by Peabody Coal Company for its black-gold mine.
(Oh, BTW, "space(Face)book" has refused to post this video slide show.)
Thanks again to all those that assisted and supported these little ones and young ones, they are our future.
In the Spirit of Chief Barboncito,
Bahe (Kat) Keediniihii