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Friday, August 2, 2013

Terrance Nelson: Dakota Unity Riders contacted by US Calvary

First Nation Terrance Nelson: 
Dakota Unity Riders contacted by Seventh Calvary

By Terrance Nelson
First Nation Roseau River Anishinabe

August 2nd, 2013 Update
Dakota Unity Riders contacted by Seventh Calvary?

I spoke to Gus Higheagle this morning and the Dakota Unity Riders are in Woodstock where their ten horses are being well taken care of. Gus tells me that there are 23 Dakota in their group. Their trucks have broken down but have just been repaired. Gus said that he was contacted by someone from the Seventh Calvary. I asked him who but he had to go back and check his notes for the name. The man said the Seventh Calvary still exists and that they have the Seventh Calvary flag. Gus told him, "you should surrender that flag." The man got angry and left.
I attach some pictures from the Dakota Unity Riders on TransCanada Highway when the Vancouver Olympics organizations were travelling by. The murdered and missing women was the issue. Vancouver was where 49 women were killed by serial killer Robert Picton. The Canadian Olympic Organizers refused to stop and ignored the demonstration. The Dakota continue to reach out to the world with not only what happened to their people but with a spiritual message. The world faces extreme danger. The Dakota have lifted the pipe. Their message needs to be listened to. Global warming is not something in the future, it is here now.
Meeting with Iranian Government
As a political people, Dennis Pashe who is a former Dakota Chief and I traveled to Iran last fall. We met with the Iranians and were especially well treated. What was important to us was talking to Iranian youth in the universities. Seventy percent of the students in universities are women, not at all how the western media presents Iran. Whether American media ignores the Dakota or not, the Dakota message will be taken worldwide. It will be heard. The terrorism and genocide visited upon the Dakota is something that must be told. See attached file Museum Concept.
Canada refuses to allow the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg to use the word Genocide to describe what happened to indigenous people in Canada. The United States does not have a Museum that shows the real terrorism and Genocide that occurred against the Dakota.The United States and Canada have now signed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but continues to ignore the rights of the Dakota. Dakota lands in the United States are continued to be denied to Dakota in Canada despite the Treaties. 
I ask the Iranian people to promote the rights of the Dakota. Iran as the lead of the 120 Non Aligned Countries can help the Dakota to achieve justice by bringing the Human Rights of the Dakota to the world. The Dakota are asking for OPEC help to deal with oil in the Bakken Formation which is also in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Dakota receive no royalty or payment from the oil in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Is it possible for the Dakota Chiefs to make a presentation to OPEC in Vienna in December 2013?
First Nations people in Canada can help by depositing donations at CIBC. Gus Higheagle chequing account at CIBC Transit # 00047 Bank #010 Account # 7177933. Others can contact Gus Higheagle directly on his cell phone.
I will posting pictures and information on the progress of the Dakota Unity Riders as they send me the information. I will contacting Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos to see if they can help financially and the Mohawks are currently helping the Dakota. The Dakota have sold Mohawk cigarettes in Manitoba and Chief Frank Brown will likely be sent to jail in September after the court hearing on the cigarette case.

Zapatistas: Support Caravan for Yaqui Highway Blockade in Defense of Water Rights

Yaqui Highway Blockade in Defense of Water Rights 2013
Zapatistas: Support Caravan for Yaqui Highway Blockade in Sonora, Mexico

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News 

Yaqui Water Forum, Vicam Pueblo/Photo Brenda Norrell
VICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico -- The Zapatistas are calling for support of Yaquis maintaining a highway blockade in Vicam Pueblo. Yaqui are defending their right to water from the Rio Yaqui, which the Mexican government is stealing from Yaquis for the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, by way of a new aqueduct.
In support of Yaquis, Zapatistas are summoning musicians, singers, dancers, theater actors and performance artists, visual artists and photographers videographers, educators, builders, free media and all people who are humble and simple to perform this solidarity caravan heading to camp on the international road.
The caravan to Vicam is collecting donations of:
· Non-perishable food · Bottled Water · Drops or tablets to purify water · Oral Electrolytes for re-hydration
Vicam Pueblo is about an eight hour drive southwest of Tucson, located near the Pacific coast, in Yaqui Territory, Sonora, Mexico.
More info at:
Network against Repression and for Solidarity
Page: / redcontralarepresion
Phone: 55 78 07 75 and 55 78 47 11
Enlace Zapatista:

Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz at Red Bird Center, Ohio

Photo Long walker Aki Zaagi, Anishinabe/Pomo
The Long Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz stayed at the Red Bird Center, where the Long Walk 2 northern route stayed in 2008. Thanks to long walker Aki Zaagi for today's photo! 
Update: Aug. 2, 2013: Long Walk 4 is at Salt Fort State Park, heading to Logan State Park today!
Here's the upcoming schedule for August:
 The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz Outlined Schedule
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

Mohawk Nation News 'Decisions, Decisions'

Decisions, Decisions

MNN. July 27, 2013. How do we resolve issues using the Mohawk consensual decision-making process? Divide the group into three clans, Wolf, Turtle and Bear. Sit in a circle and face each other as equals. Use the basic criteria – peace, righteousness and power. 
Great Turtle Island decisions are in the best interests of all.
Great Turtle Island decisions are in the best interests of all.
The issue: pretend to be people of an Indian reservation where a train rammed into the center of the community. Ten people died. They are going to be overrun by the FBI, social workers, media, grief counselors, helpers, curious people, assorted authorities and the train company’s representatives. The people need to gather before the world spotlight is put on them. 
The Wolf Clan deliberates first. After discussing the many facets of the horrendous event, they come up with three good ideas. First, ask neutral observers to deal with the outsiders. Second, ask a neutral group to be on the front lines as a buffer. Third, the clans will deal with the victims, families and community. Everyone wants peace. These 3 decisions are passed over the fire to the Turtle Clan, who then discuss them. They agree with the three ideas and expand on the third one. Then it is passed over the fire to the Bear Clan who discuss it and sanction the decisions of the other two clans. 
Everyone is equal and everyone has a voice.
Everyone is equal and has a voice. All have a duty to put their ideas into the process to come to one mind – an agreement or a complete understanding.
This is a traditional Haudenosaunee way of resolving issues. Each person must participate so the level of knowledge is raised and discussed until it is understood. A resolution is reached which is in the best interests of all. It is essential that they come to one mind.  
The structure of decision making in international law and the rule of law come from the Iroquois constitution, Kaia’nere:kowa/Great Law of Peace. It is meant for the whole world to stop war. The US Constitution was based on this philosophy of equality and everybody has a voice. The tools for resolving issues is based on our relationship to the natural world. The problem is the US maintained their hierarchical commercial system within it. The Charter of the UN is based on the US Constitution with this flaw. Everybody has the duty to save the true rule of law for the world. 
In the corporate system the banker bribes everybody and makes the decision.
In the corporate system the banker bribes everybody, keeps information and makes the decision.
The decision-making process gives each a voice. Their thoughts and feelings are validated. They don’t wait for fabricated information and then decisions are made by a few people, which are then implemented by force. Each must seek the real truth. As the Mavericks sang: “I want to know everything..”
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