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September E-news: 3rd Anniversary of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Partnering with Indigenous Peoples to defend their lands, languages, and cultures

September 2010 Cultural Survival E-newsletter

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Summer 2010

The cover of this issue, by Indigenous artist Aaron Paquette, illustrates an award-winning story by a young Ochapowace First Nation writer about the underreported disappearance of young Aboriginal women in Saskatchewan. Colombian Mamo (shaman) Zäreymakú explains the role of mamos in balancing the world, especially one threatened with climate change; Chief Almir Surui describes how he learned to marry technology with tradition to sustain his rainforest and his people. The issue also highlights a woman champion of Maori rights, the challenges facing mining protestors in Panama, the precarious-but expanding-presence of community radio in Guatemala, the evolution of a graffiti delinquent, New Zealand’s debt to the spud, and Nahua village life.

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Information on developments of human rights bodies and

activities undertaken by the Office of the High Commissioner that contribute to the application of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Available here.

TAKE ACTION:

Final Push to Get Obama to Endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13th marks the third anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the UN General Assembly. The US was one of four countries to vote against it. The US State Department’s formal review of the declaration will end in October. Now is the time to take action and let the Obama administration know why this document is so important to Native peoples in the US. Read more.

Take Action Today

Please send a letter or email

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urging Obama to endorse the Declaration.

Nicaragua Ratifies ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169

The Government of Nicaragua ratified International Labor Organization Convention No. 169 on August 27, 2010. The convention is the only legally binding international instrument that specifically addresses Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Countries that ratified the document have used it as a framework for constitutional and legal reforms to ensure Indigenous Peoples rights are respected. In Guatemala Convention No. 169 was instrumental in the peace accords that ended 30 years of civil war between Indigenous groups and the government. Read more.

Belo Monte Dam Given Approval for Construction

After decades of protests and battles, the proposed Belo Monte dam was given written approval by Brazil’s president President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The dam is to surpass the Three Gorges Dam in China in size and volume. The hydroelectric project on the mouth of the Xingu River will devastate vast regions and ecosystems in the Amazonian state of Para and displace more than 50,000 Indigenous people. Read more.

Guatemala Radio Project Update: Legislative Rollercoaster Continues

The revised telecommunications law that would legalize community radio in Guatemala is closer than ever to being passed. On August 24th, the county’s president, Alvaro Colom, summoned radio operators and Cultural Survival to a meeting at the presidential palace. Unfortunately, the president failed to show at the meeting. Read more.

Endangered Languages Archives Project

The Cultural Survival Endangered Languages program is working with the Sauk Language Department in Stroud, Oklahoma, and the Meskwaki Historic Preservation Department in Tama, Iowa, to set up local archives and mentoring opportunities for language learners to work with the traditional stories and other cultural and linguistic knowledge contained within the 27,000 page document collection written by first-language Meskwaki speakers in the early 1900s. Read more.

NIEA’s Annual Language Summit

Attendees at the National Indian Education Association’s annual convention and language revitalization forum will be treated to film screenings featuring two of Cultural Survival’s partner and advisor Native language programs–the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s immersion schools, the Arapaho Language Lodges on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, and the Wampanoag Nation’s Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP) in Massachusetts. Read more.

Cultural Survival Board Member Honored with First Peoples Fund’s Community Spirit Award

This year the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award was awarded to Cultural Survival board member, Ramona Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) for her commitment to sustaining the cultural values of her people by the First Peoples Fund. Ramona works with clay and other natural materials making ceramic vessels. Read more.

As always, we welcome your comments. Please send your feedback and suggestions to agnes@cs.org .

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. 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 www.cs.org

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Join our virtual ship 🙂

Come sailing on the new Greenpeace virtual ship!

We have just launched a new Greenpeace ship, the SV Energy [R]evolution – and on this one, everyone can be a crew member:

Join the crew!

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Before you start packing your waterproofs, we should probably tell you that this ship’s a little different – it’s a virtual ship. But, just like our physical ships, it’s on a mission to rid the world of dirty energy like oil, coal and nuclear power and set a course for a big bright future fuelled by the sun, wind, and renewable energy.

Like the Greenpeace ships which are visiting the places worst affected by fossil fuels — our virtual vessel will take action for clean energy, fuelled by your support for an Energy [R]evolution.

Once you’ve signed up, you can join other crew members taking part in a range of online and offline activities that lead to a global day of action on October 10th: 10.10.10. You don’t have to chain yourself to anything to join the day of action – there are lots of things you can do to promote a clean energy future!

See you onboard soon,

The crew of the SV Energy [R]evolution.

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Nine years after the tragic events of 9/11, there have been many changes to improve the safety of Americans and prevent another terrorist attack. But sadly, there remains a dangerous lapse of security that threatens millions of lives.

Did you know that Homeland Security has identified more than 4,997 "high-risk" chemical plants in the United States? Even more surprising is that fewer than five percent of them will be inspected by the end of this year.

Right now, there are 110 million Americans at risk from just 300 of these “high-risk” chemical plants. You or someone you love could be in the vulnerability zone. It’s unacceptable.

 

I’ve been advocating for stronger chemical security legislation for decades—trying to prevent a chemical tragedy from ever occurring. It’s been my life’s work to fight for safety and security, and we’re closer than ever to a critical legislative win.

Greenpeace is conducting citizen inspections at these “high-risk” facilities to highlight the need for strong, permanent chemical security legislation, before it’s too late. So far, three out of five facilities have failed our inspections (two in New Jersey and one in Texas).

There are safer alternatives out there. More than 287 chemical plants have switched to safer chemicals or processes over the last ten years. This common sense action has reduced catastrophic risks to 38 million Americans.

The bad news is that most of the highest risk plants have NOT adopted safer processes—and they won’t until laws are passed that require them to do so.

In all my years of working on this issue, RIGHT NOW is the best chance I’ve seen to pass this important legislation. But I also know how powerful the chemical industry’s lobbyists are. Please, take action now. We can’t just assume that Congress will protect us from the dangers of a chemical disaster—it’s up to YOU to make sure that they do.

Urge your Senators to keep your community safe by co-sponsoring and voting for the "Secure Chemical and Water Facilities Act." Safer technologies exist, let’s help make them a reality!

Please, take action today.

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/getinvolved/

For a brighter future,

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Toxics Campaigner

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NALU: Congress’s Final Acts before Recess: New Math and New Energy 🙂

Friends Committee on National Legislation – A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

Native American Legislative Update

Congress’s Final Acts before Recess: New Math and New Energy

Native American Legislative Update: September 1, 2010

In this issue:

• One poverty program pays for another: More Medicaid = less food assistance [ #1 ]

• Feeding hungry children by cutting food aid for the whole family [ #2 ]

• Indian energy bill: Introduced [ #3 ]

• Cobell settlement: Not settled [ #4 ]

• Health care changes: Underway [ #5 ]

[ #1 ] One poverty program pays for another: More Medicaid = less food

assistance

FMAP, which stands for Federal Medicaid Additional Percentage, is an increase in

Medicaid funding that Congress authorized to help states and tribes as more and

more families qualified for and needed medical assistance and state finances

weakened.

Congress passed legislation on August 10 to extend FMAP. The bill also included

additional money for states and for the Bureau of Indian Education to prevent

layoffs of teachers. The whole package cost $26 billion.

To help pay for the package, Congress took $11.9 billion from SNAP – the

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That program had received a boost in

the stimulus package as a way to get assistance out to a large number of people

very quickly. The cut would end the boost in 2013. Congress also took $6.8

million from the Indian Guaranteed Loan Program account in the Bureau of Indian

Affairs (BIA).

The support for Medicaid is important to American Indians and Alaska natives,

especially to those who have incomes below or near the poverty line. In this

group, 58 percent of those who live in poverty rely on Medicaid, and another 29

percent of the “near-poor” count on the program. That same group – poor and near

poor – also rely on food assistance.

So when is help not help? When support for Medicaid = a cut in food assistance.

 

[ #2 ] Feeding hungry children by cutting food aid for the whole family

The Senate passed its version of the child nutrition reauthorization bill (S.

3307) on August 5. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act includes Indian reservations

in the section of the bill authorizing new childhood hunger research and

demonstration projects, including research to determine and report to Congress on

how federal nutrition programs can help to overcome hunger, obesity and type II

diabetes on Indian reservations. Tribal organizations would also be included in

new provisions related to the Farm to School Program.

The bill authorizes an increase of $4.5 billion in child nutrition funding over

the next years. How is the bill paid for? In part by taking another $2 billion

from the SNAP program, as discussed above.

The House as a whole hasn’t taken up the child nutrition bill yet. The Education

and Labor Committee has approved a bill that would add $8 billion over the next

ten years, but representatives have not yet agreed how the bill would be paid

for. One hundred and nine representatives joined a letter to Speaker Pelosi

urging her to find a better way to pay for this bill than to cut into another

critical assistance program.

 

[ #3 ] Indian energy bill: Introduced

On August 5, Senators Byron Dorgan (ND), Tim Johnson (SD), John Thune (SD), John

Tester (MT), Tom Udall (NM), and Al Franken (MN) introduced the Indian Energy

Parity Act of 2010 (S. 3752). The bill would streamline and enhance programs to

support Indian energy development and efficiency. It would

* expedite or revise federal permitting, leasing and appraisal processes,

* authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish demonstration projects

through which Indian tribes would integrate and coordinate energy funding

from various federal agencies into a single integrated program,

* improve tribal access to the transmission grid so that tribes could sell

energy that they produce to other locations, (what’s that?),

* allocate to tribes some of funding that states receive from the Department of

Energy’s (DOE) energy efficiency program,

* authorize direct grants to tribes under DOE’s weatherization program, and

* authorize the Secretary of Energy to develop a program and provide loan

guarantees to Indian tribes for energy development.

This long-awaited bill will probably be accompanied separate legislation that

would facilitate the financing of energy projects on tribal lands.

 

[ #4 ] Cobell settlement: Not settled

Although the House of Representatives has twice approved a settlement of the case

brought against the U.S. government by Eloise Cobell, who alleged federal

mismanagement of thousands of American Indian trust accounts, the Senate still

doesn’t agree. Cobell’s lawyers and the Interior and Justice Departments reached

agreement in December 2009, after 14 years of litigation, to accept $1.4 billion

to settle myriad claims against the government, and $2 billion to consolidate

land and oil rights that had become too hard to trace through generations of

heirs.

Senator John Barrasso (WY), ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on

Indian Affairs, wants to amend the settlement agreement’s side agreement on

attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan gave

Congress a seventh deadline of October 15 to settle the case.

 

[ #5 ] Health care changes: Underway

We celebrated earlier this year when Congress enacted the Patient Protection and

Affordable Care Act and included with that bill the permanent authorization of

the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Indian Health Service Director Yvette

Roubideaux issued a letter on July 22 to tribal leaders to urge immediate

implementation of some provisions that require no action or minimal action by the

Indian Health Service.

Meanwhile, advocates for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians seek an

extension of its funding, which is only authorized through 2011. Mark Trahant

writes for the Kaiser Family Foundation that

"Diabetes is the most expensive disease in America. It’s the fifth leading

cause of death, surpassing AIDS and breast cancer combined. It represents

nearly a quarter of all hospital spending and as much as one out of five

health care dollars are spent on caring for someone with diabetes.

Unfortunately this epidemic is not news in Indian Country…American Indian and

Alaska Natives are three times more likely to have diabetes than the white

population (and four times more likely to die as a result)."

According to the National Indian Health Board, the Special Diabetes Program for

Indians is currently a $150 million per year grant program that provides funding

for diabetes treatment and prevention services at nearly 400 Indian health

programs in 35 states. Two bills would reauthorize the Special Diabetes Programs

for an additional five years at $200 million per year.

* H.R. 3668, introduced by Rep. Dianne DeGette (CO), has the support of an

impressive list of 288 co-sponsors in the House.

* S.3058, introduced by Sen. Dorgan (ND), has 60 cosponsors in the Senate.

If these two bills do not pass in the remainder of this session, they will have

to be reintroduced in the 112th Congress.

Congress is away till mid September, and then will be in session for about a

month before the next recess, October 11 to November 12. Very little time – lots

to do.

 

Learn more about any of the bills mentioned in this or other Native American

Legislative Updates on our website [

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bill number or name to see the bill’s text, co-sponsors, and schedule for

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40 years ago today, Native American Rights Fund opened its doors 🙂

NARF’s 40th Anniversary Celebration to be held October 29th

Today – September 1, 2010 will mark 40 years since the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) opened its doors in 1970 to tackle a little known area of law – "Indian law" – that was composed of treaties, court decisions, federal statutes, regulations and administrative rulings. Forty years later, NARF has left its mark on over 250 tribes in 31 different states in establishing and protecting their sovereign rights. The survival and strengthened sovereignty of this nation’s tribes are due, in no small measure, to the battles waged and won by NARF.

Please join us at our 40th Anniversary Celebration to be held October 29th, 2010 hosted by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Click here for event details and tickets!

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Thank You 2010 NARF Summer Law Clerks

Each summer NARF hosts the summer clerkship program, a ten to twelve week program for second year law students. Law clerk projects consist mainly of legal research and writing. The projects are extremely challenging because NARF practices before federal, state, and tribal forums, and because most of its cases – whether at the administrative, trial, or appellate level – are complex and involve novel legal issues. This year the law clerk program was supported by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians through the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, University of Denver-Sturm College of Law and the Ungar Foundation/Smith, Shelton, and Ragona LLC.

Meet the clerks who worked with us this summer : Daniel Cordalis, Shannon Michael, Mariah Thompson, Colleen Lamarre and Jaimie Park.

NILL Law Librarian Receives National Award for Public Service

David Selden, NILL Law Librarian, has been awarded the 2010 recipient of the Roy M. Mersky Spirit of Law Librarianship Award for Public Service Committee. The award, was created in order to give special recognition to individual law librarians engaged in significant acts of charitable work or community or social service. David was selected for this award for his commitment to environmental sustainability. " The primary focus of his work concerns encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to develop day to day practices that eliminate waste and reduce carbon emissions, " stated the award announcement. Read more about this award.

National Indian Law Library Receives Facelift from Local Volunteers

Over twenty members of the Boulder Valley Christian Church donated three weekends to give the National Indian Law Library a facelift. This 170 hour volunteer project included caulking, painting of the eaves, windows and trim and installing aluminum coverings on horizontal trim around the building. The Native American Rights Fund and the National Indian Law Library would like to thank these volunteers for their time and talent.

NARF Attorney Appointed as Colorado Indian Commission Member

Steve Moore, NARF staff attorney, will serve as an at-large member of the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs (CCIA) for a one-year appointment.

Read the full story

September 2010

40th Anniversary Celebration to be

held October 29th

Thank You 2010 NARF Summer

Law Clerks

NILL Law Librarian Receives National Award for Public Service

National Indian Law Library Receives Facelift from Local Volunteers

NARF Attorney Appointed as Colorado

Indian Commission Member

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Breaking news: victory for the Dongria Kondh 🙂

INDIA

Dongria Kondh tribe in stunning victory over mining giant

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has today won a stunning victory over one of the world’s biggest mining companies.

In an extraordinary move, India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blocked Vedanta Resources’ controversial plan to mine bauxite on the tribe’s sacred hills.

The Dongria’s struggle was featured in a Survival film, ‘Mine – Story of a Sacred Mountain’, watched by over 600,000 people.

Survival supporters wrote over 10,000 letters to the Environment Minister asking for the mining plans to be blocked.

Actor and broadcaster Michael Palin said today, ‘I’m absolutely delighted that the threat of destruction has been lifted from those who have lived for so long in the Nyamgiri hills. I hope it will send a signal to the big corporations that they can never assume that might is right. It’s a big victory for the little people.’

On behalf of the Dongria Kondh, thank you to all our supporters – this is your victory too.

Full story »

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[Friends of Peltier] Birthday Statement of Leonard Peltier

Forwarded on behalf of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters,

I wish I could sit across the table from each of you right now. We’d

share a meal and reflect on changes in this world over these 35 or

so years. Yes, I pay attention to things on the outside (as much as

possible). I know the world is in turmoil and I ache for the Native

people who languish in utter poverty on reservations and in inner

cities across America.

As a young man, all I wanted to do was make a positive difference

in the People’s lives. I’ll turn 66 years old next week and I

still want that. It’s difficult to have an impact in my current

circumstances, though. That’s a constant source of frustration for

me. On the outside, given the chance to roll up my sleeves once

again, I suspect I’d still be somewhat frustrated. All that must

be done is more than any one person can accomplish. I’d still like

the opportunity to do my part.

Thinking back to those days on Pine Ridge, what I remember is the

funerals. There were so many funerals… So many families lost

loved ones.

There was a powerful force at work on the reservation back then,

one with a single purpose-to stamp out the last resistance of the

Lakota people.

We (the Oglala traditionals and members of the American Indian

Movement) stood up because we were trying to defend our People. It

was the right thing to do. We had-have-the right to survive.

The land was being stolen, too… used for mining mostly. No thought

was given to the disposal of toxic waste. The rivers were full of

poisons. Not much has changed, I hear.

In those days, though, the reservation was torn apart by a

tribal dispute and the federal government armed one group against

another. The result was a long line of tragedies for the People

of Pine Ridge… and for the People who were there that day in

June 1975.

I honestly understand the pain and anguish suffered by all concerned

and I have been part of that suffering.

I have watched people lie on the witness stand countless times and

felt the doors closing on me.

I have heard judges admonish prosecutors for allowing false evidence

in and, in some cases, for participating in the falsification itself.

The government hid evidence, too.

Or manufactured it. Literally.

The courts say none of this is even in dispute anymore. So I wonder,

if the American standard of justice is still "beyond a reasonable

doubt," why am I still here?

Some people have had their convictions overturned because of one

constitutional violation. The number of constitutional violations

in my case is staggering. Yet, I continue to wait here for the same

justice to be applied for me.

I hope that someday someone can put it all on the table and show

the enormity of the railroading I have been victimized by.

Last year, as you know, my parole was denied. That was a

disappointment, but I am not defeated. My fight for freedom-for

my People and myself-is not over. I am a pipe carrier and

a Sundancer. Abandoning The Struggle is not-never will be-a

consideration.

I am an Indian man and proud of it. I love my People and culture

and spiritual beliefs. My enemies like to suggest otherwise and

seek to rob me of all dignity. They won’t succeed.

When I look back over all the years, I remember all the good people

who have stood up for me, for a day or a decade. Of course, many

have stayed with me all along the way. I think of the hundreds of

thousands of people around the world who have signed petitions for

me, too… people on the poorest of reservations to the highest of

political offices.

As we have learned over these many years, my freedom won’t come

quickly or easily. To succeed, the coming battle will have to be

hard fought. Please continue to help my Committee and legal team

as you have always done. Your support is more important now than

ever before. When freedom comes, it will be due in no small part

to the actions you take on my behalf.

Again, thank you for remembering me. You can’t know the comfort you

bring to an innocent man locked away from the world for so very long.

Doksha,

Leonard Peltier

#89637-132

USP-Lewisburg

US Penitentiary

PO Box 1000

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Launched into cyberspace by the Leonard Peltier Defence Offense

Committee

PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106

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[Friends of Peltier] Friends Digest, Vol. 4, No. 5

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"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our

inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter

the state of facts and evidence."–John Adams

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* Life Bringers: A Call to Action *

Women bring life in many ways, including through the work of

their hands. We’re calling on all the mothers, sisters, aunties,

and grandmothers to hand write a heart-felt letter on behalf of

Leonard Peltier. Send that letter to:

First Lady Michelle Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20500

Speak to Mrs. Obama, today — sister-to-sister, mother-to-mother.

Prevail upon her to intercede with the President on Leonard’s behalf.

* Realities of the Day *

We’ve heard that the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

(LPDOC) is busy at work at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

We also understand that the legal team is hard at work, dealing

with various aspects of the Peltier case and fighting for Leonard’s

freedom. But the reality is that activities planned for the near

future won’t come to fruition without the help of supporters.

The LPDOC needs to build its war chest. Yes, folks. We’re talking

about money, a necessary evil. We’re told the Committee will incur

significant costs for publishing, travel, outreach, and lobbying in

the coming months. The Committee always needs supplies to carry on

their work, too: paper and envelopes (all sizes); printer and fax

toner or ink; postage stamps; etc. The Committee’s photocopier, after

some 15 years of long service, is beyond repair and must be replaced.

In addition to helping by writing letters and making phone calls

on Leonard’s behalf, let’s all help raise needed funds to ensure

the fight for Leonard’s freedom moves forward. Send a check

or money order made payable to the LPDOC to PO Box 7488, Fargo,

ND 58106. You also can make a secure credit card donation online

at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info. No amount is too small.

* Sunday, September 12 *

In roughly two months, Mr. Peltier will celebrate his 66th birthday.

We ask all supporters to plan an event, large or small, to help

raise awareness of the Peltier case and build support for Leonard’s

freedom. Reach out to members of your community and educate them

about the case. Hold a vigil. Host a house party and/or film

showing. A Pot Luck supper is a great way to introduce others to

the case.

Here’s an idea: Host a breakfast or luncheon on Friday, September

10, and ask your guests to bring their cell phones. Coordinate phone

calls to the White House on Leonard’s behalf. Keep these numbers to

the White House comment line handy: 202-456-1111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-1111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 202-456-1112 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-1112 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

If the lines are busy, you can try the White House switchboard

at 202-456-1414 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-456-1414 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Ask to be connected with the comment line.

Do you own a video camera? Make a video of your guests sharing

their thoughts on the Peltier case. Upload the video to YouTube

and grab the URL so you can share your video with others.

The possibilities are endless. Be creative. Have fun. Do your

job and do it well. Remember… Leonard’s life depends on it.

 

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"Never cease in the fight for peace, justice, and equality for all

people. Be persistent in all that you do and don’t allow anyone to

sway you from your conscience."–Leonard Peltier

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Time to set him free… Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

Friends of Peltier

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org 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: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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One Response to Green, Native American, Greenpeace, Indigenous, etc.. :)

  1. Tresa Rai says:

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,

    I work with Greenpeace USA, and while going through listings online, I came across a few websites that have our old 1-800 number posted. One of them was this page (http://jamesmnordlundreality.spaces.live.com/&sa=D&usg=ALhdy29sa4Ig8FFGDfQm18uxxUAs8Ey8CA), which I believe is maintained by you, or someone at your office.

    It would be a great help to us if you would please update our number to 1-800-722-6995. That would direct our callers to us and enable us to continue engaging more and more people to act on their awareness.

    Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing from you.


    Peace,
    Tresa Rai
    Frontline/Supporter Care Intern
    702 H Street NW Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20001
    trai@greenpeace.org
    skype: wildcard.
    1-202-462-1177 .ext 279

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