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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, December 16, 2013

Longest Walk 4 will be at Sogorea Te Dec. 18, 2013

Longest Walk 4 on the final week to Alcatraz. Photo today by Bad Bear, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
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Photos and video by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson.
Sacred Sites Protection
Rights of Indigenous Tribes
P.O. Box 4081
Vallejo , CA 94590
By: Angel Heart
Public Relations Officer/SSP and RIT
Censored News

VALLEJO, CA. - Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes announces the arrival of the Spiritual Walkers of the Longest Walk 4 in Vallejo , California . The Longest Walk 4 will be at Sogorea Te, Native American Sacred Site located in Glen Cove on Dec. 18, time to be announced.
Chochenyo/Ohlone Activist Corrina Gould, Organizer of the Committee to Save Sogorea Te/Protect Glen Cove, held a spiritual occupation at the sacred site that began on Sunday, April 14, 2011   and continued   for 109 days.  This was done for the preservation and protection of the ancestors and for the preservation of sacred land.  A community show of support for the Longest Walk 4 at Sogorea Te is requested and appreciated. Michael Lane and Sharon Heta of the Longest Walk 4 will be providing a discussion. Potluck dishes and monetary donations are appreciated and welcomed.
The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz was initiated by those on the original The Longest Walk in 1978. It began on July 15, 2013 in Washington D.C. and will arrive at Alcatraz on Dec. 21, 2013. The purpose of this Walk will be to reaffirm the heart of Traditional Tribal Sovereignty rooted in Ceremony and land based spiritual relationships. We call on all Indigenous and Earth people to come and support this Walk. For more information please call (202) 436-6576 or visit www.returntoalcatraz.com
The Spiritual walkers of the Longest Walk 4 will be hosted by Kay Flavell of New Pacific Studio during their visit to Vallejo. Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes is grateful for New Pacific Studios’ generous donation. Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes, on behalf of the Longest Walk 4 would also like to thank the ACLU/Northern CA for their generous monetary gift, Fabrice Moschetti, of Moschetti Coffee for the donation of yummy, fair trade, organic coffee, and Tacos Jalisco for their donation of delicious authentic Mexican cuisine.  A “Special” Thank You to Vallejo Citizens, Lee Pono, Elisa Vela, Christina Martinez, Melissa Hernandez, and Emmanuel “Tino” Perez for their donations and support.
To learn more about the sponsors of the Longest Walk 4 in Vallejo , please visit:  www.sspandrit.host56.com ,  www.newpacificstudio.org  , http://www.aclunc.org/ ,   www.moschetti.com  &  http://www.tacosjaliscovallejo.com/

Video Lakota Bill Means AIM West 2013 Part II

Lakota Bill Means speaking at AIM West 2013 in San Francisco, part II of four video segments. Recorded by Brenda Norrell, Censored News.
Also watch Part I: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/12/lakota-bill-means-aim-west-2013-part-1.html

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bill Means, Lakota, speaks on the importance of Indian Treaties, and the history of International Indian Treaty Council at the United Nations. Means describes the movement since the 1970s and its beginnings on Standing Rock Indian Nation, located in North Dakota and South Dakota.
"We soon became involved in the worldwide Indigenous movement," said Means, after the establishment as a NGO at the United Nations.
Bill Means describes how as the movement grew, various political forces wanted to use Indigenous Peoples for their own agendas, including the capitalists, socialists and communists. However, the movement maintained its independence.
Means said the time came when it was necessary to challenge the United Nations to impart an Indigenous world view.
Bill Means is the brother of Russell Means and Ted Means.
Also watch Part I: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/12/lakota-bill-means-aim-west-2013-part-1.html
Watch for parts III and IV coming soon.