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Dennis Banks Calls for American Indian Movement National Meeting
American Indian Movement National Meeting
October 22 – October 25 2014
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, WI
Dennis Banks, founding member of the American Indian Movement, has issued a call for the reinvigorating of AIM. Banks, who served as the National Field Director of AIM, calls for a National and International gathering of AIM families, chapters, support groups and individuals to be held in October in Green Bay, WI.
All members past, present and future generations are encouraged to attend.
The gathering seeks to address issues impacting Indian Country such as:
1. Keystone XL Pipeline
2. Non compliance of several states on ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act)
3. Non compliance of several states on NAGPRA (Native American Grave Protection and Rehabilitation Act.
Also to be covered:
1. Allow for the development of Youth and Elder groups to form under the National umbrella of AIM.
2. To create senior advisory groups of AIM to assist and guide new leadership.
3. That all AIM Members who are officials of AIM, be retired at the age of 60; they will be grandfathered into the advisory group.
Lynwood His Bad Horse Jr. riding for the His Bad Horse team at the Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo Indian Relay Race yesterday. Photo by Diana Volk Photography
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Tomorrow is the start of a week long action in DC targeting the KXL pipeline and tar sands dubbed “Reject and Protect” culminating in a mass action on April 26th. Can’t make it to DC? Hold a solidarity rally in your hometown. Take a similar stance against environment injustices in your community. The time is now. Our 1st mother awaits.
For Immediate Release: New Report Reveals High Risks, No Reward of Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion
A new report released today by the Sierra Club and 13 other groups including the Indigenous Environmental Network, examines the proposed expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline and concludes that there are significant threats to water, health and climate. The report, All Risk, No Reward: The Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion, comes in advance of a rally to stop the Alberta Clipper expansion that will take place before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission public hearing in St. Paul, MN on April 3.
“The risks are too high, said Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. “Any spill, leak or explosion could have a devastating effect to the rich biodiversity and cultural diversity of northern Minnesota. The human rights of Native people in northern Alberta, Canada where this crude oil comes from are already being violated. There can be no reward when it comes to dirty oil that ruins the quality of water, ecosystems and the life of people.”
“This report confirms our worst fears about the proposed Alberta Clipper expansion,” said author Sarah Mine. “This tar sands expansion project is far too risky to communities in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, who would be subjected to extreme environmental degradation, extreme carbon pollution, and tremendous threats to their land, water, and health.”
Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc. plans to pump 800,000 barrels per day of one of the planet’s dirtiest sources of oil through North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. This expansion project would almost double the pipeline’s current capacity and put it on par with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
1.. It’s an Honor.
2. We have more important things to worry about.
3. You’re promoting victimhood.
4. I’m not a Redskin/Indian/EnterMascot; I’m a [EnterTribalName].
5. It’s just a name, for fun.
6. Quit being so insecure.
7. Why now? Why wait until now to say something.
8. Who’s going to get the backlash if they drop their Indian mascot?
9. They don’t have an actual mascot, these drunk white guys in headdresses doing the tomahawk chop mean no harm.
10. Some Tribes actually support Indian Mascots.
[feel free to add more;)]
Bedrolls, firearms, indomitable spirit; Wounded Knee 1973- on this day they stood so we could stand :) they are happy.