EarthFest 2013

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Come visit our booth at EarthFest 2013. EarthFest is the longest running Earth Day festival in the United States. Doors open at 10a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

For more information, including directions to EarthFest, visit the Earth Day Coalition website.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

Trial of dictator Rios-Montt - Message from SEPA (March 2013)

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Friends,
For those of you who are interested in Guatemala and know of the work of SEPA, (Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment), there is a remarkable human rights trial that began this past Tuesday [March 19, 2013 -moderator]. SEPA is currently providing funding for an "accompanier" to be with endangered families of victims who are testifying.

4 APRIL 2013 - Opening Day Demonstration 2013

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Join the American Indian Movement, the American Indian community, and supporters in our on-going struggle in Cleveland for dignity as people, not mascots.

Organizers declare that the Cleveland “Indians” team name and logo are clearly racist, bigoted and shameful. We insist that, pursuant to the findings of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Cleveland baseball abolish their use.

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AFN Statement of Unity: In Honour of our Peoples and Our Land, December 2012

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The following statement was adopted unanimously by Chiefs in Assembly December 6, 2012.

We, the original peoples of Turtle Island hereby assert our sovereignty as Nations, entrusted to us by the Creator,

As First Nations peoples, we are guided by principles of peace, harmony and respect; we are also bestowed with the responsibility by the Creator to defend our territories, including traditional and Treaty lands,

We have maintained these principles despite the imposition of illegal government legislation and policies against our citizens,

Idle No More - PRESS RELEASE December 2012

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Idle No More began with 4 women, Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon, sharing a vision of bringing together all people to ensure we create ways of protecting Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people. The women began discussing the possible impacts that some of the legislation would carry if people do not do something. It became very evident that the women MUST do something about the colonial, unilateral and paternalistic legislation being pushed through the Government of Canada’s parliamentary system.

Help Spread the Word of IDLE NO MORE

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Two decades ago, Indigenous resistance to colonialism moved Canada to establish the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). The goal of the commission was to establish the steps necessary for restoring a just relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples.

~ Resetting and Restoring the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada


"Resetting and Restoring the Relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada" summarizes key elements from the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and includes links to Idle No More websites.

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John Winthrop, a founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death [among Natives] to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, "But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.
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