I believe that the hidden agenda behind Indian mascots and logos is about cultural, spiritual and intellectual exploitation. Therefore, the real issues are about power and control. These negative ethnic images are driven by those that want to define other ethnic groups and control their images. To me, power and control is the ability to make you believe that someone's truth is the absolute truth. Furthermore, it's the ability to define a reality and to get other people to affirm that reality as if it were their own.

SEPA Annual Dinner 2018

Only a few days left to get your tickets to this year's Guatemala Dinner. If you are in town, come out for a good time, good food and good deeds.

Ben Franklin still has tickets or you can give Sue Simonson a call at 440-774-8220.
Individual Tickets - $12.50

Join Us!
6pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018
Fellowship Hall of First Church United Church of Christ

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Dennis Banks and His Last Walk

We would like to express our condolences to the Banks family at the last walk of Dennis Banks. One of the original founders of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks worked tirelessly to elevate the status of Natives in America.

Almost 50 Aboriginal Communities Have Lost Access to Safe Drinking Water Since 2016

While Ottawa is committed to making drinking water available to all of Canada's Aboriginal water systems by 2021, no less than 47 new drinking water advisories have been put in place since 2016, including 27 since the beginning of the year, according to data obtained by The Canadian Press. This situation leads several observers to believe that the Trudeau administration is likely not to meet its target of lifting all long-term advisories on systems funded by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) by 2021, despite investments of $1.8 billion over the next five years.

Rally Protesting Genocide of Rohingya in Burma

Flyer for Rally in Support of Peace in Burma.

From SALAAM MEDIA ADVISORY:

Muslim community and our partners are organizing a rally to protest the Burma military’s genocidal attacks on the Rohingya people.

The Rohingya are indigenous people of Burma living in their ancestral lands.

Their citizenship was revoked in 1982 by a military regime. The UN consider the Rohingya to be the world’s most persecuted people.

Day of the Dead

The annual days of celebration to honor the ancestors.

Throughout Turtle Island, indigenous people have traditionally honored the dead during those days when the door to the spirit world is open. In the modern era October 31st marks the beginning of this time which ends November 2nd.

The Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty

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Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!

This fall, NISGUA (Network in Solidarity with Guatemala) welcomes Alex Escobar Prado as the featured speaker for this year’s tour, “Guatemalan Youth in Defense of Land and Life!” Alex is an activist, educator, and a member of the Guatemalan environmental justice organization Youth Organized in Defense of Life (JODVID).

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