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Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz schedule updated

The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz

By Longest Walk 4
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Photo: Ute Museum Colorado LW 2/Photo Brenda Norrell
New French translation, thank you Christine Prat!

Message from Long Walk 4 in DC: "We do need a cash injection for food supplies and gas. Please email to make arrangements if by western union."

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 Inidan 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.

Photos: Maori Waka Huia welcomed at Intertribal Friendship House Oakland

Photos by Melanie Cervantes! Thank you for sharing with Censored News!
Welcome Ceremony for the Te Waka Huia from New Zealand, sharing cultures with Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander communities and American Indian Communities at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, Calif.

Treaty Meeting at Wounded Knee Site July 13, 2013

Treaty Meeting, Wounded Knee Site, Saturday July 13, 4:44 p.m.

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Contact: Scott 218-204-1384

There will be a Treaty Meeting at the Wounded Knee Massacre site on Saturday afternoon at 4:44 p.m.

Families, women, and men are invited to participate in this spiritual Treaty Talking Circle to discuss strategies for getting the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie honored and respected.

Currently, nine (9) trillion dollars in Black Hills gold sits as stolen property in Fort Knox, Kentucky, while millions of dollars a day is spirited off of Treaty Lands from Wyoming in train cars to supply the electricity needs (coal gasification plants) for millions of americans - without one (1) cent going to the Treaty Signatory Nations and the N/DN/D/Lakota people for their Treaty Resource.

There will be a Canunpa Circle Ceremony as well as discussion about utilizing Treaty Land for a spiritual encampment/Treaty Reclamation project - the 40 acres of Treaty Land occupied/swindled from the heart of the "Pine Ridge Reservation" next to the Wounded Knee Massacre Site currently under discussion.

Treaties are protected by Article VI of the U.S. Constitution that states, "Treaties made with Indian Nations shall be the supreme law of the land, with the judges in every state bound thereby."

There are no 'broken' treaties, only those VIOLATED each day by the u.s. government and american people. The "squeeky wheel gets the grease" so it is now time to make Treaty Voices heard as Treaty Peoples reclaim Treaty "supreme law" Homelands.
(In 1992/3, Oliver Red Cloud helped with the re-establishment of Oyate Omniciye "General Council Talking Circles" in Porcupine, SD, that later moved into Mni Luzahan)

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