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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Solidarity Messages to Nez Perce Blockade

Solidarity Messages to Nez Perce on Third Night of Tarsands Mega-Monster Blockade 

By Brenda Norrell
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Ofelia at Yaqui Water Forum Sonora
O'odham Voice Against the Wall
"We stand in solidarity with the Nez Perce Warriors, women and men, for our survival as the original people of these lands. Much Blessing from the O'odham ceremonies for acknowledgement and balance of the universe."

Ed Becenti
Dine' Solidarity with Nez Perce!
Yateh shi’ northern sisters and brothers of the GREAT NEZ PERCE NATION, on behalf of my Dine’ Grassroots people from within the 4 Sacred Mountains -- ARIZ, NM, UT, we acknowledge your struggle tonight as TRUE WARRIORS, unified inhabitants of native lands and protectors of a way of life given to us by our Holy Creator. It is in sacrifice taught by our elders and ancestors that we have always protected our people, our WATER, and our homelands. May we continue our traditional ceremonies and prayers as one VOICE, so that one day we will become as ONE NATION!
Ed Becenti Dine’ Grassroots Window Rock, Dine’ Nation

Kahentinetha, Mohawk Nation News
To the Nez Perce: 
"We just had a devastating explosion of a train carrying crude. It passed through our community and then exploded at Lac Megantic, over 50 people. the owners of the railway, Montreal, Maine and Atlantic, are declaring bankruptcy and will be unable to pay the billions in damages to the people, town and spill into the lake. Their checks are bouncing. The bankers are making money extracting our resources and leaving us with environmental devastation for hundreds of years. You are on the front lines for our mother earth and the ongwehonwe, the true people of Great Turtle Island. 
Stay strong! Kahentinetha, Mohawk Nation News

Dr. Kunnie (right) on O'odham land
Solidarity from Dr. Julian Kunnie, professor, author, activist in Arizona: 
"We firmly stand in solidarity with our Nez Perce relatives in resisting the vampire-based energy companies raping Alberta for tar sands. The struggle is a struggle in defense of Mother Earth and she will protect our Indigenous warriors, in the Spirit of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Gothaythlay (Geronimo) and all resistors for protection of the sacredness of Turtle Island lands."

Lisa Long Walk 2 2008

Long Walker Anishinabe/Pomo Lisa ,on Long Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz, walking across America for the third time!

 "To all out there taking that sacrifice stay strong in your heart and remember Creator sees us all and will guide us throughout. We will have you in our prayers when we walk tomorrow. Sending Love and prayers for peace. Migwetch for being there. Lisa p. LW4"

Pua Case, Kanaka Maoli, Native Hawaiian
"Nez Perce, you are warriors!! Make Strong warriors we are gaining strength from you!
Sharing this with my parents this morning as we ponder over Monsanto in Hawaiʻi, building on our sacred mountain and a variety of other issues impacting our Hawaiʻi and we mahalo the Nez Perce for giving me something positive and hopeful to report and to inspire us. Eo!"

LaNada War Jack, Shoshone Bannock, Occupation of Alcatraz

Keep up the resistance! I wish I could be there but will be praying for you~

Message from Belgium, The NAIS Gazette

To the Nez Perce Protesters,
A.Holemans, Chair NAIS-Belgium

Night 3: Nez Perce Tarsands Mega-Monster Blockade Aug. 7, 2013

TONIGHT! NIGHT 3! Blockade the Tarsands Megaload on Sovereign Nez Perce Nation

By Idaho Wild Rising Tide
August 7 at 8 pm until August 9 at 5:30 am MDT 
Gather at: Friends of the Clearwater office and Highway 12 

The Nez Perce Tribe has vowed that it will continue nightly protests until it rids its reservation and ancestral homeland from the ravages of tar sands/industrial equipment and resulting ecological, social, and climate devastation. Wild Idaho Rising Tide and Occupy Spokane are infinitely grateful that the people and places directly confronting tar sands supply routes are growing!

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