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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Most Censored: US Border Patrol running drugs

While US Border Patrol agents escort cartels into the US, 'securing' the border means cash for corporations and their politicians
US Border Patrol facing traditional Tohono O'odham home.


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News


While US Border Patrol agents continue to escort drug cartels into the US, "securing" the border actually means cash for corporations and their politicians.
The media shares the blame for what is happening at the border. The media has ignored the charges and convictions of US Border Patrol agents for assault, rape, drug running and conspiracy (spotting for the cartels and escorting the drug loads into the US.) The media has also ignored the many times that US Border Patrol agents have literally gotten away with murder.

US spy tower on Tohono O'odham land
While refusing to expose the truth, the media cheerleads for more dollars for profiteers like Boeing and the Israeli Apartheid contractors, including Elbit Systems.
Boeing wasted millions on US spy towers, including the spy towers on the sovereign Tohono O'odham Nation which Boeing said did not function.
Meanwhile, the media cheerleads for more money for private prisons and filling those prisons with people of color.
What they are really "securing" is huge amounts of money for corporations and the politicians they pay for.
Congress now wants $3.6 billion more for drones and border surveillance technology.
But of course to do real journalism, reporters have to show up, spend time here, and get to know the people so they will talk to you. You can't just fly in and swallow the official line.
This is one of the most censored stories. US Border Patrol agents continue to escort the drug cartels across the Arizona border. Many have been charged and convicted, but others are still being spotted escorting the loads across. 
The US knows the agents are doing this. The US satellite images are crystal clear. The US can listen to everyone's calls and read their e-mails. We all know this. It is only a matter of time before the real truth comes out. The ATF has already been exposed running assault weapons south to the cartels. 
During the Congressional hearing on border agent crime last year, the US admitted that since 2004, over 130 agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been arrested, charged, or otherwise prosecuted on corruption charges. The convictions include alien and drug smuggling, money laundering, and conspiracy.  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/congressional-hearing-examines-ethics-violations-at-dhs-242766.html
The number of arrests and convictions of Border Patrol agents so far represents only a fraction of the agents involved in drug running and abuse.
When Tohono O'odham report assaults by US Border Patrol agents to Homeland Security, the most common response is no response at all.
Tohono O'odham human rights activists, and Navajo supporters, opposing the militarization of their traditional homelands, and speaking out for Indigenous Peoples rights have been targeted by US spy operations.
Regardless of the abuse by US Border Patrol agents, and drug running by agents, Congress now wants 18,000 more Border Patrol agents on the border.
Human rights groups in Tucson have issued the following statement on the new immigration bill and what it really means.
New Immigration Bill Is a Step Backward for Border Communities and Many Immigrant Families
Arizona Groups Call on National Immigrant Rights Advocates to Oppose More Border Militarization

For the past 20 years, border communities have disproportionately suffered from an “enforcement first” approach to immigration policy. The size of the Border Patrol has grown more than fivefold. Residents within 100 miles of the border now live within a “constitution-free zone,” where their civil rights and liberties are consistently ignored. In their zeal for “border security,” the Department of Homeland Security has recklessly implemented the largest waiver of law in American history, disregarding laws that protect the environment, cultural and historic sites, Indigenous sacred sites, and America’s public lands. What is worse, the enforcement build-up is directly responsible for the more than 2,500 men, women and children who have died in the Arizona desert.

On June 21 the Senate “Gang of 8” introduced the Corker–Hoeven amendment, a massive overhaul of S. 744, the immigration reform bill that congress had been debating for months. This replacement bill is being railroaded through the congressional process, with Senate leaders declaring they hope to have a full vote on the legislation by the end of this week (June 28). Among other things, the bill will now include the following provisions:
  • 18,000 new Border Patrol agents, almost doubling the size of the agency (and more than triple the number that would have been added under the widely condemned Cornyn amendment)
  • Hundreds of new miles of single or double-layered border fencing
  • $3.6 billion to expand the use of drones and other surveillance technology along the border
  • Full implementation of an entry-exit visa verification system at all U.S. ports of entry
  • 100% implementation of E-Verify for all U.S. employers and employees
  • Expansion of the waiver of all laws for construction of physical infrastructure, including a series of forward operating bases at the border
  • Postponed implementation of a pathway to citizenship until all of the above are completed
  • Increased fees that immigrants would have to pay to normalize their status
  • Tripling of criminal prosecutions for border crossers (to 210 people daily at the Tucson Federal Courthouse) through “Operation Streamline” mass hearings
  • Expansion of the prison population and private prison profits. Through Operation Streamline and related efforts, 82,250 individuals were criminally prosecuted for immigration violations in 2011 alone, constituting over 50% of all federal prosecutions, costing $1,023,615,633.60 and resulting in Latinos now representing more than half of the federal prison population (while only 16% of the national population).

In public statements celebrating the Corker–Hoeven replacement bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham has exuberantly proclaimed: “we have practically militarized the border.” Graham’s boasting indicates the Senator’s lack of concern regarding the already severe impacts of border militarization on the over 6 million U.S. citizens, immigrants, and indigenous peoples who live in the southwest borderlands, and the environment that sustains us.

The Senate’s replacement bill exacerbates all of these trends, to unthinkable proportions. If this proposal moves forward, we feel that the damage to our communities will be so great that we will no longer be able to support this bill. National advocates need to be honest about the state of negotiations. Republicans have made the pathway to citizenship so onerous and restricted that millions will never qualify. Prior to the Corker–Hoeven amendment the bill’s enforcement provisions and “triggers” were already unreasonable and burdensome. At what cost will we continue to make concessions? Thousands more border deaths? Our communities turned into a war zone or a police state? Massive destruction of our borderland environment? This price is too high to pay, and we ask our allies and supporters to join us in denouncing this “compromise” and demanding that the Senate begin again on a genuine reform effort, one that doesn’t play politics with our lives.

Make no mistake: this bill will lead to more deaths on the border. It is bad public policy, and it is a giant step backward for our communities and for many immigrant families. Our communities and families deserve better, and if this is the best that the Senate can offer we feel that our only option is to withdraw our support and demand that Congress begin again on crafting a genuine reform bill.


Coalición de Derecho Humanos
Alliance for Global Justice
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes
Tucson Samaritans
The Repeal Coalition
Humanitarian Border Solutions
Phoenix Allies for Community Health
Keep Tucson Together Clinica Legal Comunitaria
Corazón de Tucson
Southside Workers Center
Occupy Tucson
Community of Christ of the Desert
Arizona Jobs with Justice
Salt of the Earth Labor College
American Friends Service Committee–Arizona
Tucson Solidarity Organizing Network
Casa Mariposa
Border Action Network

Mohawk Nation News 'Organic Sovereignty'


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ORGANIC SOVEREIGNTY


MNN. June 27, 2013. Our spirituality is based on giving greetings and thanks to the system that makes life on Mother Earth possible. Our people always had natural economics, all coming from the land, water and air. We first need nourishment to sustain ourselves. Our people were hunters, fishermen, trappers, gatherers and farmers. We always had a predictable steady supply of food. Then we could conduct other matters. Our ceremonies are based on this natural economy. 
Inca and Aztec grew crops on island sized floating rafts.
Inca and Aztec grew crops on island sized floating rafts.
Today it is impractical. The animals have been slaughtered. Our lands have been divided up and polluted. Plants, medicines and trees have been sickened since the coming of the Europeans to our shores. Many of the fish cannot be eaten because they are poisonous. 
Genetically modified organisms GMO is an organism whose genetic material has been altered. Through modern biotechnology plants and animals can be changed through insertion and deletion of genes. Genes are being inserted from another species, supposedly to repel infections, grow larger more quickly, change color, or whatever. This looks like the beginning of genetically modified human organism to replace the natural people. No one can confirm the long term damage altering nature. Our Mother Earth will clean it all up!
To weaken us, we have been made dependent on the European people for modified food, artificial support and life-ways. To strengthen our bodies and minds we have to relearn how to provide for our people in the normal natural way. Creation gave us a mind to think so we can survive.  
hydroponicsToday very little of our land is under our control. In Haudenosaunee territory economic enterprises have been formed to look at old, new and emerging technology. Hydroponics is the growing of food with water without use of soil, developed by the Aztecs 2,500 years ago. One acre of land can grow 400 acres of food, using green houses and the power of the sun, without pests, insects or genetic modification.  
Technology can produce foods which do not conflict with our principles, culture or traditions. If we can survive to the 21st Century, we can become one with our land and all our relations again.  
Economics is important. Let us be thankful for what has been given to us and ask for nothing. With the good memories that our ancestors passed down to us, we can help ourselves, our children and unborn generations. United we are powerful. 
monsanto salmonMonsanto Corporation represents the unnatural. We will put them out of business when everyone remembers how to use their memories. We will all become natural again. 
“Onkwehonwe” means ‘human beings forever’. When we are long gone our memories will continue. Our minds can create a world in which they will survive. They will look back at us with respect for doing the right things. Or they can see Indifference, failure or shame because we did not have the courage or conviction.  Let us not be guilty of neglect. They will look back at us with pride. Joni Mitchell reminds us of the true goal of the natural way; “Now they stood beside the treasure, on the mountain dark and red. Turned the stone and looked beneath it; PEACE ON EARTH was all it said.” One Tin Soldier

Video: GMO A Go Go!
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Schedule: Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz

The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz Route Schedule 
Painting by Long Walker Paul Owns the Sabre, Lakota
Scroll down for press release and contact info!
July 15 Sunrise Ceremony at Washington Monument/ Northeast quadrant
Walk to Gaithersburg, MD 20.8 miles

July 16 Gaitshersburg to Frederick, MD 23.2 miles

July 17 Frederick to Hagerstown, MD 25.4 miles

July 18 Hagerstown to McConnellsburg, PA 27.4 miles

July 19 Rest Day

July 20 McConnellsburg toward Schellsburg, PA 21.4 miles

July 21 to Schellsburg, PA 21.4 miles

July 22 Schellsburg to Somerset, PA 27.7 miles

July 23 Somerset to Mount Pleasant, PA 28.1 miles

July 24 Rest Day

July 25 Mount Pleasant to Monongahela, PA 23.3 miles

July 26 Monongahela to Washington, PA 19.3 miles

July 27 Washington toward Wheeling, WV 15.0 miles

July 28 to Wheeling, WV 16.1 miles

July 29 Rest Day

July 30 Wheeling to Barnesville, OH 29.1 miles

July 31 Barnesville to Cambridge, OH 25.9 miles

August 1 Cambridge to Zanesville, OH 24.5 miles

August 2 Zanesville to Buckeye Lake, OH 26.5 miles

August 3 Rest Day

August 4 Buckeye Lake to Reynoldsburg, OH 19.9 miles

August 5 Reynoldsburg to West Jefferson, OH 24.5 miles
August 6 West Jefferson to Springfield, OH 28.7 miles

August 7 Springfield to Huber Heights, OH 18.9 miles

August 8 Rest Day

August 9 Huber Heights to Brookville, OH 17.2 miles

August 10 Brookville to Richmond, IN 25.9 miles

August 11 Richmond to Cambridge City, IN 15.1 miles

August 12 Cambridge City to Knightstown, IN 20.1 miles

August 13 Rest Day

August 14 Knightstown to Warren, Indianapolis, IN 25.3 miles

August 15 Warren to Plainfield, IN 23.4 miles

August 16 Plainfield toward Brazil, IN 20.9 miles

August 17 to Brazil, IN 20.0 miles

August 18 Rest Day

August 19 Brazil to West Terre Haute, IN 18.0 miles

August 20 West Terre Haute to Marshall, IL 14.0 miles

August 21 Marshall to Greenup, IL 27.2 miles

August 22 Greenup to Effingham, IL 22.5 miles

August 23 Rest Day

August 24 Effingham to St. Elmo, IL 18.5 miles

August 25 St. Elmo to Vandalia, IL 14.1 miles

August 26 Vandalia to Greenville, IL 19.4 miles

August 27 Greenville to Highland, IL 18.7 miles

August 28 Highland to Cahokia Mounds 24.2 miles

August 29 Rest Day/Gathering

August 30 Rest Day/Gathering

August 31 Rest Day/Gathering

September 1 Rest Day/Gathering

Sept 2-8 Cahokia Mounds to Jefferson City 136 miles

Sept 9-15 Jefferson City to Kansas City 146 miles

Sept 16- 18 Kansas City to Topeka 66 miles

Sept 19-26 Topeka to Wichita 161 miles

Sept 27 -30 Gathering/ support tar sands and pipeline resistance

Oct 1- 17 Wichita to Pueblo 418 miles

Oct 18-19 Gathering

Oct 20 - 31 Pueblo to Grand Junction 284 miles

Nov1- 12 Grand Junction to Delta 311 miles

Nov 13 - 18 Delta to Ely 144 miles

Nov 19 - 30 Ely to Fallon 253 miles

Dec 1 – 4 Gathering Fallon/Carson City

Dec 5 - 12 Fallon to Sacramento 192 miles

Dec 13 – 16 Gathering

Dec 17 -20 Sacramento to Sausalito 111.8 miles

Dec 21 Sausalito to Pier 33 8.5 miles
 
Press Release
Posted at Censored News
English/French/Dutch


In 1978 11 bills were introduced in the United States Congress that if passed would have harmed American Indian sovereign rights, with the worst of the bills calling for the abrogation of all Indian Treaties.  This inspired some people such as Dennis Banks and Bill Wahpepah to come up with a way of raising awareness about these bills and building support for Indian Treaty rights.  They came up with an idea for a Walk across the land from Alcatraz to Washington D.C.  So on February 11th, 1978 The Longest Walk began with a Ceremony on Alcatraz where a Sacred Pipe was filled, and that Pipe was carried across the land, with staffs and other sacred items. What started as a response to anti-Indian legislation soon became an affirmation of Indigenous Sovereignty.  The Longest Walk was a spiritual walk, and the prayers were felt and heard by many Indigenous Peoples, as well as other Peoples from the four directions.  The same cannot be said by those in Washington DC.  Although all but one of the bills did not pass, the attitude in Washington toward finding new and creative ways to diminish Indian sovereignty did not end.


Long Walk 2008 Photos Brenda Norrell

Many years have passed, and the struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty has carried on and grown in many places and among many Indigenous nations.  There have been many sacred Walks and Runs such as The Longest Walk 2 (Northern and Southern Routes) and 3, the Sacred Run, the Peace and Dignity Runs, Water Walks, Freedom for Leonard Peltier Walk, and many others.  We have also seen the rise of Idle No More bring these issues to light for a new generation.  We acknowledge all of these, especially the recent inspirational Journey of Nishiyuu Walk by young people from the James Bay, and give thanks for what they have inspired and the prayers and spiritual strength they have generated.

A number of people who were on The Longest Walk in 1978, and a number of these other Walks and Runs, have seen the messages being carried to political leaders and to the non-Indigenous public many times only to have token support and then be forgotten about.  We have seen the nation-states take the words of sovereignty, self determination and self government and twist them to achieve an agenda of assimilation and corporataziation, thus achieving the abrogation of treaties through stealth.  We have seen agreements and settlements with hidden clauses and small print that amount to self termination.  We have seen the mantra of “good governance” being used to undermine the “good government” necessary for us as Indigenous Peoples to carry on with our responsibilities to our People, Lands and Waters.  


Long Walk 2008 Photos Brenda Norrell
On July 15th,, 2013 we will begin a Walk for our own Indigenous Peoples, to support all those Indigenous Peoples and Nations that are carrying on the struggle of affirming Indigenous Sovereignty; whether it be by stopping the exploitation of the land such as through tar sands development and pipelines; protecting and maintaining traditional spiritual beliefs; protecting sacred sites; stopping the exploitation or Indigenous women and children; and any other ways that People are affirming Indigenous Sovereignty rooted in the principles of respect and responsibility; with the guiding force is land based spiritual beliefs.

Alcatraz means a lot to those of us involved in this struggle. The time has come to make our voices heard again for our own Indigenous Peoples, as the original message affirming Indigenous Sovereignty has become clouded through the efforts of the nation-states.  The threats to our continued existence and way of life are more severe than ever, yet it has become better disguised.  We hope to help bring the original vision back to the forefront.

The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz will begin with a sunrise Ceremony at the Washington Monument on July 15, 2013.  From there we will walk along the route generally taken by the original The Longest Walk in 1978, following the I-70 corridor and going down to Wichita, Kansas, following Hwy 50 to Sacramento.  We will arrive on Alcatraz on December 21, 2013. This will be followed by an Indigenous Sovereignty Gathering on December 22, 2013.

For More Information:

The Longest Walk Organizing Committee email: tlw4rta@gmail.com

Website (soon to be updated): www.returntoalcatraz.comwww.returntoalcatraz.com

Facebook: The Longest Walk 4

Contacts:

Joey Silvas:                Central Coordinating

Mike Corral:                Web Related outreach
mike macorral123@yahoo.com

Michael Lane:                Logistics
wabus44@gmail.com

Morningstar Gali:            Media
mstargali@gmail.com
510-827-6719


LONGUE MARCHE 4, RETOUR A ALCATRAZ: 15 JUILLET-22 DECEMBRE 2013


On June 17, 2013, in AMERINDIENS EN LUTTE/NATIVE AMERICAN STRUGGLES, by Chris P
LONGUE MARCHE 4, RETOUR A ALCATRAZ: 15 JUILLET-22 DECEMBRE 2013

http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=1812

Communiqué de presse

Publié sur Censored News

Samedi 15 juin 2013

Traduction Christine Prat

En 1978, 11 projets de loi ont été présentés au Congrès des Etats-Unis, qui, s’ils avaient été adoptés, auraient miné les droits souverains des Amérindiens, le pire des projets étant celui qui demandait l’abrogation de tous les Traités avec les Indiens. Ceci a inspiré à des gens comme Dennis Banks et Bill Wahpepah l’idée de trouver des moyens de provoquer une prise de conscience de ces projets et de trouver du soutien pour les droits garantis aux Indiens par les Traités. Ils ont eu l’idée d’une Marche à travers tout le pays, d’Alcatraz à Washington D.C. Ainsi, le 11 février 1978, La Longue Marche a commencé par une Cérémonie à Alcatraz où une Pipe Sacrée a été bourrée, puis portée à travers le pays, avec des bâtons et autres objets sacrés. Ce qui avait commencé comme une réaction contre une législation anti-Indienne est vite devenu une affirmation de la Souveraineté Autochtone. La Longue Marche était une marche spirituelle, et les prières ont été ressenties et entendues par de nombreux Autochtones, de même que par d’autres Peuples des quatre directions. On ne peut pas dire la même chose des gens de Washington D.C. Bien que ces projets de loi, à l’exception d’un seul, n’aient pas été adoptés, l’attitude de Washington a toujours été de trouver des moyens nouveaux et créatifs pour entamer la souveraineté Indienne.

Beaucoup d’années ont passé et la lutte pour la Souveraineté Autochtone s’est poursuivie et intensifiée en beaucoup d’endroits et au sein de nombreuses nations Autochtones. Il y a eu beaucoup de Marches et de Courses sacrées, entre autres la Longue Marche 2 (itinéraires nord et sud) et la 3, la Course Sacrée, les Courses pour la Paix et la Dignité, des Marches pour l’Eau, la Marche pour la Libération de Leonard Peltier et beaucoup d’autres. Nous les saluons toutes, en particulier le récent Voyage de Nishiyuu, accompli par des jeunes de la Baie James et nous sommes reconnaissants pour ce qu’ils ont inspiré et pour les prières et la force spirituelle qu’ils ont suscitées.

Certains de ceux qui ont participé à la Longue Marche de 1978 et à d’autres Marches et Courses, ont vu à de nombreuses reprises comment les messages délivrés aux dirigeants politiques et au public non-Autochtone, ont juste reçu un soutien symbolique puis ont été oubliés. Nous avons vu les états-nations reprendre les mots souveraineté, auto-détermination, autogouvernement et les déformer pour arriver à un programme d’assimilation et de privatisation, parvenant ainsi à l’abrogation des traités par des moyens détournés. Nous avons vu des accords et des règlements avec des clauses cachées et des notes en petits caractères qui équivalaient à une autodestruction. Nous avons vu la litanie de la « bonne gouvernance » être utilisée pour saper le « bon gouvernement » qui nous est nécessaire, à nous les Peuples Autochtones, pour exercer nos responsabilités vis-à-vis de notre Peuple, de nos Terres et de nos Eaux.

Le 15 juillet 2013 nous entamerons une Marche de nos propres Peuples Autochtones, pour soutenir tous les Peuples et Nations Autochtones qui sont en train de lutter pour affirmer la Souveraineté Autochtone ; que ce soit pour bloquer l’exploitation de la terre, comme par le développement de l’utilisation des sables bitumineux et la construction d’oléoducs ; pour protéger et entretenir les croyances spirituelles traditionnelles ; pour protéger les sites sacrés ; pour mettre un terme à l’exploitation des femmes et des enfants Autochtones ; et toutes les autres manières par lesquelles les Gens affirment la Souveraineté Autochtone enracinée dans les principes de respect et de responsabilité ; avec comme force pour nous guider les croyances spirituelles fondées sur la terre.

Alcatraz représente beaucoup pour ceux d’entre nous engagés dans cette lutte. Le temps est venu de nous faire entendre à nouveau, pour nos propres Peuples Autochtones, vu que le message initial affirmant la Souveraineté Autochtone a été brouillé par les efforts des états-nations. Les menaces planant sur la poursuite de notre existence et de notre mode de vie sont plus graves que jamais, cependant elles sont mieux déguisées. Nous espérons ramener la vision d’origine au premier plan.

La Longue Marche 4 : Le Retour à Alcatraz commencera par une Cérémonie du lever du soleil au Monument de Washington le 15 juillet 2013. De là nous marcherons le long du trajet généralement emprunté par la Première Longue Marche de 1978, suivant le corridor I-70 jusqu’à Wichita, Kansas, puis le long de l’autoroute 50 jusqu’à Sacramento. Nous arriverons à Alcatraz le 21 décembre 2013. Ceci sera suivi par un Rassemblement pour la Souveraineté Autochtone le 22 décembre 2013.


Pour plus d’information :

Comité d’Organisation de la Longue Marche (The Longest Walk Organizing Committee) :

Email : tlw4rta@gmail.com

Site web: www.returntoalcatraz.com

Facebook: The Longest Walk 4


Contacts:

Joey Sivas: Central Coordinating

Mike Corral: Web Related outreach mike_macorral1123@yahoo.com

Michael Lane: Logistics wabus44@gmail.com

Morningstar Gali: Media mstargali@gmail.com tel: (00 1) 510-827-6719

The NAIS Gazette
Dutch translation 
http://www.bloggen.be/natam/archief.php?ID=2253035
Bron : Censored News :


In 1978 werden wetsvoorstellen voorgedragen die, wanneer ze zouden aangenomen worden de soevereine rechten van de Native Amerikanen veel schade konden berokkenen.

Het ergste wetsvoorstel stelde het annuleren van alle Indiaanse verdragen voor.

Dit inspireerde Dennis Banks en Bill Wahpepah om een manier te zoeken om mensen bewust te maken en op te roepen tot steun voor de rechten van de Indiaanse verdragen.

Zij kwamen met het idee voor een mars doorheen het land, van Alcatraz tot Washington DC.

Dus, op 11 februari 1978 begon de Longest Walk met een ceremonie op Alcatraz waar een sacrale pijp gevuld werd. Deze pijp werd samen met andere sacrale voorwerpen meegedragen .

Wat begon as een antwoord op de anti-indiaanse wetgeving werd al vlug een bevestiging van de indiaanse soevereiniteit.

De Longest Walk was een spirituele mars, en de gebeden werden gevoeld en gehoord door zowel inheemse volkeren, als de volkeren van de vier windstreken.

Datzelfde kan niet gezegd worden van de wettenmakers in Washington DC.

Alhoewel alle wetsvoorstellen behalve een ,van de tafel werden gevaagd , is de houding van Washington om nieuwe en creatieve manieren te vinden om de indiaanse soevereiniteit te beknotten nog niet veranderd.

Vele jaren zijn voorbijgegaan, en de strijd voor de inheemse soevereiniteit werd verder gevoerd en breidde uit onder vele inheemse naties.

Er zijn vele sacrale marsen en lopen geweest zoals de Longest Walk 2 ,Norhern and Soutern Routes en 3, The Sacred Run, de Peace and Dignity Ryn, Water Walks, Freedom For Leonard Peltier Walk, en vele anderen.

We hebben ook de opgang van Idle No More gezien die bewustmaking bracht bij de jongere generaties. Wij honoreren allen , vooral de laatste inspirerende Reis van Nishiyuu Walk door jonge mensen van de James Bay, en danken hen voor hun inspiratie, hun gebeden en de spirituele kracht die zij opgeroepen hebben.

Vele van diegenen die aan de Longest Walk 1978  , en een aantal van de andere Walks hebben meegemaakt hebben ondervonden dat de boodschappen die uitgedragen werden naar de politieke leiders en naar het niet- inheemse publiek een glimp van steun opbrachten om daarna vergeten te worden.

Wij hebben gezien hoe de natie -staten woorden als soevereiniteit, zelfbeschikking en zelfregering genomen en verdraaid hebben zodat ze pasten in hun assimilatie en corporatisatie agenda, om aldus door diefstal het annuleren van de verdragen alsnog  te bekomen.

Wij hebben overeenkomsten en afspraken gezien met verborgen clausules en kleine lettertjes die zelf vernietiging in de hand werken.

We hebben de mantra van “good governance” gebruikt zien worden om het “good governement” te ondermijnen dat noodzakelijk is om als inheemse volken onze verantwoordelijkheden tegenover ons volk, land en waters te dragen.

Op 15 juli 2013 zullen we starten met de ‘Walk for our own Indigenous Peoples” tot steun van alle inheemse naties die strijden voor inheemse soevereiniteit; zij het door : de exploitatie van het land door teerzanden en pijplijnen te stoppen; door het beschermen van het traditionele spirituele geloof; beschermen van sacrale sites; uitbuiting van inheemse vrouwen en kinderen; en zich op eender welke manier inzetten voor de inheemse soevereiniteit ,die diep geworteld zit in de hoofdlijnen van respect en verantwoordelijkheid; met de gidsende kracht van het spirituele geloof.

Alcatraz betekent veel voor diegenen van ons die betrokken zijn bij die strijd.

De tijd is aangebroken om onze stemmen opnieuw te laten horen voor onze eigen inheemse volkeren vooral nu de oorspronkelijke boodschap betreffende inheemse soevereiniteit vertroebelt wordt door de inspanningen van de natie - staten. De bedreiging voor ons bestaan en manier van leven zijn ernstiger dan ooit tevoren, alhoewel meer verdekt.

Wij hopen de oorspronkelijke visie terug op de voorgrond te kunnen brengen.

De Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz zal starten met een zonsopgang -ceremonie bij het Washington Monument op 15 juli. Vandaar volgen we de route van de oorspronkelijke Longest Walk in 1978, we volgen de I-70 corridor en zo naar Wichita, Kansas, langs Hwy 50 tot Sacramento.

Wij zullen rond 21 december aankomen op Alcatraz gevolgd op 22 december met  een Indigeneous Souvereignty Gathering .

Website (soon to be updated)

www.returntoalcatraz.com

 LA CAMINATA MAS LARGA 4 REGRESO A ALCATRAZ
 
WASHINGTON DC DC- ALCATRAZ CA 

15 DE JULIO- DECIEMBRE 21, 2013. 

El proposito de esta caminata es para reafirmar el corazón de las tradiciones de las tribus, plantado y governado por la base de la relacion espiritual con la tierra(naturaleza). Nosotros caminamos con los espiritus de nuestros antepasados, por el presente y por las futuras generaciones que nosotros como personas no olvidamos, que es lo que nos hace indígenas. Nosotros caminamos para re-afirmar al mundo que nosotros continuamos todavia como libres y soveranas personas, le hacemos un llamado a todas las personas indigenas, y a todos aquellos que cuidan la tierra y la comunidad. vengan a apollar esta caminata. 

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