Native American, Indigenous, and Green Actions :)

Native American, Indigenous, and Green Actions  🙂
These Actions, on Disabled Greens News and discussion, the url   🙂
It’s time for the audacity of nope, especially the dempublicans, and remocrats, want to get the bipartisanship sailing again under their new flag of "clean: coal, oil and nuclear waste"; we just say no!  "…There’s a beacon in the sky, meant to catch your eye…", sung by Happy Rhodes.  Concentration on solar energy, no non-renewable energy resources and no nuclear, is what’s needed; and a green jobs movement.  For e.g., a solar manhattan style project is a necessary first step.  We can’t ignore reality, must prevent the point at which ecological destruction becomes irreversible, and humanity and large mammals are extinct, now, in the future; if not you, then who, now, then when, here, where, this, what?   Extinction is NOT an option.  Please, ACT NOW- CHANGE THE FUTURE, before there isn’t one for humanity.  Thank you for all your efforts.   reality
Stop Police Brutality Against Samburu People   🙂
Partnering with Indigenous Peoples to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.
Stop Police Brutality Against Samburu People
In January, 2010, a team from Cultural Survival’s Global Response program went to Kenya to document a year-long pattern of brutal police assaults on the Samburu people of northern Kenya. These assaults, which include killing, raping, beating, and wholesale robbery, take place in an atmosphere of racial prejudice and discrimination against pastoralist tribes that resist assimilation and westernization in order to maintain their unique cultures. Kenyan police forces operate with impunity throughout the country, but in northern Kenya their brutality targets a specific ethnic community in violation of their rights as Indigenous Peoples. 
Cultural Survival is applying many forms of pressure on the Kenyan government to withdraw police forces from the North, support the pastoralist communities’ traditional means of resolving problems, and provide the assistance that Samburu and other tribes seek to assure their physical and cultural survival in a time of rapid environmental and social change. 
"We are old elders and we have never seen anything like this before. It feels like our life is coming to an end. This is government discrimination against a minority tribe. Our own government is punishing us. That is why we are calling out for international help."  -Samburu elder in Lerata, Kenya
Please join us in sending letters and emails to the Kenyan government. 
Read more about the situation.
To support this and other Cultural Survival/Global Response campaigns, please send a donation today. With each letter you write and each dollar you give, you help us win campaigns that protect Indigenous Peoples’ lands and resources and defend their rights.  Thank you.
Paula Palmer, Director
Global Response Program
As always, we welcome your comments. Please send your feedback and suggestions to
Cultural Survival is a global leader in the fight to protect Indigenous lands, languages, and cultures around the world. In partnership with Indigenous Peoples, we advocate for Native communities whose rights, cultures, and dignity are under threat.  Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are a membership organization whose board of directors includes some of the world’s preeminent Indigenous leaders, as well as lawyers, anthropologists, business leaders, and philanthropists. For more information go to
Take Action   🙂
Cultural Survival | 215 Prospect St | Cambridge | MA | 02139
~+~"The Spirits Cry Through Leonard Peltier’s Writings"~+~   🙂
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Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance (Paperback)
~ Leonard Peltier (Author), Harvey Arden (Editor), Ramsey Clark (Preface), Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Introduction)
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~We need to widen our Community of Souls!
Puh-leez FWD this message to friends~.
[Friends of Peltier] Send a Delegate to the UN   🙂
This message has been transmitted on behalf of the LPDOC:
The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee is asking your help
with raising funds for airfare and lodging for a delegate traveling
to the Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on
Indigenous Issues (19-30 April 2010, UN Headquarters, New York)
on Leonard’s behalf. See
This is an opportunity not to be missed because the Special
Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental
freedoms of Indigenous people, Professor James Anaya, will hold
individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and
organizations, from 20-23 April 2010.
To donate securely online, visit Or send a check
or money order made payable to the LPDOC to PO Box 7488, Fargo,
ND 58106. Please write "UN" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generous support–this day and every day.
Call to Action: UN Universal Periodic Review   🙂
Forwarded on behalf of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
Call to Action: UN Universal Periodic Review to assess
U.S. compliance with human rights obligations
The United States is a member of the United Nations Human Rights
Council (HRC) and will be reviewed for the first time this year by
the HRC’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in November
2010. Under the UPR all 192 UN member States (countries) are reviewed
every 4 years to assess compliance with their obligations to respect
and implement human rights for all.  The review is based on each
country’s national report as well as independent submissions from
"civil society stakeholders," including Indigenous Peoples.
The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee is participating in
the national report in a number of different ways, but we can’t be
in all places at one time.  Therefore, we’re asking supporters to
attend the U.S. State Department’s "listening sessions" around the
country and speak up on Leonard’s behalf.  While five sessions have
already occurred, there are still five locations where sessions will
occur during the next several weeks.  These are unique opportunities
to bring attention to Leonard’s case and the human rights violations
to which he has been subjected by the U.S. government.
Session Schedule
— El Paso, TX, on March 8-9; Location: Camino Real Hotel
— Birmingham, AL, on March 11-12, Location: Miles College
— New Mexico, on March 16 and 17; Locations: UNM Law School (16th); Window
Rock, Navajo Nation (17th).  The NM sessions have been planned
specifically for Indigenous Peoples and Nations, to receive input
for its national report.  Focus themes for the Albuquerque session
will include Sovereignty and Self Determination, Nation to Nation
Relations, Lands, Territories and Natural Resources,
Treaty Rights and Sacred Sites among others.
— Chicago, IL, Date TBC, Location: TBC
— San Francisco, CA, on March 25-26, Location TBC (USF Law School
and/or Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley)
Although these cities have been confirmed, in some cases the meeting
sites and/or local contact organizations are still being worked out
with the onsite hosts and Coordinating Committees. The best contact
at this time for specific information about the rest of these
listening sessions and who you can contact for more information
about participation is Sarah Paoletti, Senior Coordinator for
the US Human Rights Network UPR Project.  She can be reached .  You can also contact Laura Baum, USHRN
Staff Coordinator at
A word from Leonard: He’s pleased that supporters are stepping up
to speak on his behalf this way.  He thanks you and asks only that
you do your homework.  It’s imperative that you relay complete and
accurate information.
If you need assistance with preparing your statement for a session,
contact us.  We’ll be happy to brainstorm with you.  Otherwise,
we recommend that you use "In the Spirit of Crazy Horse" by Peter
Matthiessen as your source material.
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488 – Fargo, ND 58106
(701) 235-2206 (Phone); (701) 235-5045 (Fax)
Time to set him free… Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.
Friends of Peltier
ART FOR A CHANGE Newsletter – April 2010 –   🙂
The latest articles on Vallen’s web blog include:
Siqueiros: América Tropical Press Conference
"The Mexican Muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros completed his second Los Angeles mural, América Tropical, in 1932. Created on the rooftop of the Italian Hall building located on the city’s historic Olvera Street , the mural was formally presented to the public in an official unveiling that took place on the evening of October 9, 1932. Within six months the portion of the mural visible from the street was whitewashed by conservative city authorities because of the artwork’s political message – a searing attack on U.S. imperialism. Inside of a year the authorities obliterated the entire mural with whitewash. América Tropical has remained hidden from public view for the last 77 years – but that is about to change.
By invitation I attended the March 31, 2010, event at the Los Angeles Central Library’s Taper Auditorium, heralding the progress of the future David Alfaro Siqueiros América Tropical Mural And Interpretive Center. Sponsored by Amigos de Siqueiros, the city government of Los Angeles , and the Getty Conservation Institute, the event was the first opportunity for the public to learn the details regarding the upcoming $9 million visitor center – which is on the verge of being constructed."
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life
"The exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is important for a number of reasons, not all of them related to the progress of American art. The show gives an overview of the nation’s growth, presenting a wide look at the people and forces that shaped the country. Artists in the exhibit frequently brought up questions of class, race, and gender – unconsciously or not – and to see America ’s changing political landscape chronicled by artists is just one of the fascinating aspects of the show."
Journalism in Wonderland
"The Los Angeles Times abandoned all pretense of being a serious newspaper guided by high journalistic standards, when on March 5, 2010 the daily ran a full color paid advertisement as its front page rather than headlines and photographs from the news stories of the day. It has been confirmed by the Hollywood news publication The Wrap, that the Walt Disney Company paid the Times approximately $700,000 to run a full color ad for the Disney-Tim Burton production of ‘ Alice in Wonderland.’"
Millard Sheets: The Early Years
"Millard Sheets: The Early Years (1926-1944), on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) through May 30, 2010, is an important exhibit of works by a leading California exponent of the ‘American Scene’ painters, those artists given to documenting ordinary Americans going about their everyday lives. Incorporated into the American Scene genre were the subcategories of ‘Regionalism’ and ‘Social Realism.’ The former concentrated on themes of local life in small town rural settings, the later engaged in works of social criticism, focusing on the experiences of working people in urban settings."
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Siqueiros: América Tropical Press Conference
March 2010 GreenLine – Ballot Access, Platform, and More!   🙂
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Green Parties Need You to Get on the Ballot!
Several state Green Parties are collecting signatures to win ballot access for 2010 elections – and beyond!  No matter where you are, there is some way to help fellow Greens win the recognition they need from their state governments.  Please help any of the following states, and stay tuned for further news from other state parties.
The Green Party of Texas must collect more than 40,000 signatures in the next two months.  This is a high hurdle but one that a lot of volunteers can make happen!  To help the Texas Greens, contact or call 210-471-1791.  The Green Party of Texas is online at
The Green Party of Arkansas is set to start a ballot access drive on Saturday March 20th.  The drive will last until June 18.  The goal of the drive is to collect at least 15,000 signatures, in the expectation that 10,000 of them will be certified. You can make a donation or volunteer at
The Arizona Green Party just finished collecting signatures.  They turned in nearly 30,000 signatures and are hoping enough will be validated to win ballot access.  The Arizona party needs financial support to meet their obligations to collectors who helped get signatures.  You can send checks to: Arizona Green Party, P.O. Box 60173, Phoenix, AZ 85082.
Always wanted to take a Hawaiian vacation?  If you can get to Hawaii to help collect signatures in the next few weeks, please contact to volunteer!
You Can Amend the Green Party Platform!
Will you help us create a fantastic Green Party national platform?  The platform is the heart and soul of our party. It can change the dynamics of politics in our country for the better.
We haven’t updated the Green Party national platform since 2004 so there is a lot of work to be done to make sure it is concise, inspiring and reflects the public policy that most Greens support.
We need more members on the Green Party Platform Committee.  If you don’t have time to become a committee member, we still need your help.  We’re looking for writers, editors, web publishers, designers, organizers and volunteer coordinators.  We need volunteer help now because the deadline for new amendments is quickly approaching.
All amendment proposals must be submitted by state Green parties and Green caucuses to the national Green Party Platform Committee by April 15, 2010.
You can read and comment on the existing platform and the amendment proposals that have already been submitted here.
Please contact us at to volunteer or if you have any questions about how to submit amendments proposals.
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Winter 2010 Green Pages is On-Line
The 2010 issue of Green Pages is on-line in its new blog format.  Click here to read about Greens winning federal court cases for better ballot access, taking on the nuclear industry, winning the majority of seats on a town council, and organizing well-developed 2010 campaigns.  If you like reading these and other stories about Greens across the county, consider making a donation to the Green Party of the United States to help us maintain and expand our coverage.    
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So far in 2010, over 150 candidate have declared their runs for Congressional, state, and local office.  The Green Party of the United States keeps an up-to-date database of all our candidates here.  Look there to find contact information for candidates running near you.  They need your help to distribute information door-to-door, write letters to the editor, make phone calls, ask for financial support, and stand at the polls on Election Day.  Green candidates need YOU to win!
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NALU: Finally – The Indian Health Care Improvement Act Passes   🙂
Friends Committee on National Legislation – A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Native American Legislative Update Email List
Native American Legislative Update: March 26, 2010
+  Indian Health Care Improvement Act is Permanently Reauthorized
+  Funding for Indian Country: Is It Enough?
+  Four Quaker Groups Take Action to Support the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
On Tuesday, the president signed the House’s health insurance reform bill into law. This marked a historic moment for health care, but especially for Indian health care. After over a decade of struggle, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act has finally been permanently reauthorized. This is huge news for Indian Country, for FCNL, and for everyone who worked so hard to get this legislation reauthorized!
The passage of this critical legislation marks a renewed commitment to improving the state of Indian health and Indian health care from Congress and the administration.
Finally, there is permanent legislation holding the federal government to its treaty obligation to provide health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives. President Obama applauded this monumental step in a statement released on the day of the signing:
“As a Senator, I co-sponsored this Act back in 2007 because I believe it is unacceptable that Native American communities still face gaping health care disparities. Our responsibility to provide health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives derives from the nation-to-nation relationship between the federal and tribal governments. And today, with this bill, we have taken a critical step in fulfilling that responsibility by modernizing the Indian health care system and improving access to health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.”
We applaud this move on the part of Congress, and we thank the president for his continued commitment to Indian Country. To read the president’s full statement, go to
Additionally, please see message from the director of the Indian Health Services for a comprehensive view of items included in the IHCIA:
FCNL highlighted three major funding needs in a memo delivered this week to key appropriators in the House and Senate.  The three concerns were school construction and maintenance, health care, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. In these three areas the needs of Indian Country have been historically underfunded. The president proposed increased funding for Indian health care, but given the need, even that proposal seems too small. We urged the appropriators to support funding at least at the president’s proposed levels, and strongly encouraged them to find additional funding to meet the critical levels of need.
Of the three areas, the need for additional funds for *school construction and maintenance* is the most pressing. In 2007 the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Interior, reported that failure to improve conditions in schools in Indian Country “will likely cause injury or death to children and school employees” (NIEA Testimony, Feb 2010). Despite this, funding has steadily decreased in this area. To read the full Budget Summary, go to:
In order to make our voice heard, FCNL wrote a letter to members of the Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies in both houses, and attached our budget summary.
*Want to make your voice heard?*
1. Find out if your Congress members are on the Senate or House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. You can do this on our website:
–  Go to “Contact Congress”on the left hand side of our homepage (
–  Enter your zip code. Click on your representative and senators, and look at their committees.
–  Does Appropriations show up? If so, click on “Subcommittees” and then “Interior, Environment and Related.”
2. _Especially_ if your representative or senators are on the Interior Subcommittee, please contact your members of Congress! The Interior Subcommittee handles funding for a wide range of programs that are important to Indian Country. Let your representative and senators know that you would like to see increased funding for Indian Country in the areas of school construction and maintenance, health care, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Please see our sample letter to Congress for ideas.
Four Quaker committees co-sponsored a table on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the recent Annual Meeting of the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Section of the Americas in Reisterstown, MD. FWCC seeks to bring Friends from different places and traditions together in worship and witness. The four committees (Canadian Friends Service Committee’s Quaker Aboriginal Affairs Committee, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting’s Indian Committee, Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Indian Affairs Committee, and New York Yearly Meeting’s Indian Affairs Committee) have embraced as a spiritual witness the cause of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and it establishes a framework of minimum standards for the survival, health, safety, dignity, and basic rights of the indigenous peoples of the world.
At the time of signing only four countries voted against this declaration, of which three still have not reversed their position: New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Incidentally, these are three countries with large indigenous populations. The four committees are seeking to raise awareness about the declaration and ultimately to move their countries to sign on. Elizabeth Koopman of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting noted that though the witness was very well received, she was surprised by how many Friends had not heard of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. *Want to learn more about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?* Visit the Canadian Friends Service Committee’s Quaker Aboriginal Affairs Committee website:
Learn more about any of the bills mentioned in this or other Native American Legislative Updates on our website. For other bills that FCNL is not tracking you can find information on the Library of Congress web site. Just type in the bill number or name to see the bill’s text, co-sponsors, and schedule for hearings.
Friends Committee on National Legislation | 245 2nd Street NE Washington, DC 20002 | | 800-630-1330

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: This petition on Haiti disaster anniversary:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: This petition on Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts:,_native_american_acts,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: This petition on Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: This petition on Economically empower through advocacy:
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