Defining time in our Indigenous History with Chief/Bro Phil Lane Jr, on Make No Bones About It. August 28th, 2016 from 4-5pm

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Chief Phil Lane Jr. (born 1944) is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations.

An Invitation from Chief Phil Lane, Jr.:At this unique and unprecedented moment in human history – in the midst of mounting social, political, economic, psychological and spiritual restlessness and uncertainty – there exists an unnamed rootlessness that permeates the very heart of the Human Family and condition.Learn more when we speak to Uncle Phil! on “Make No Bones About It

 

Call to Action of Indigenous People’s

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Call to Action of Indigenous People’s

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline as it threatens our way of life, our water, people and land. To all Native American Tribes in U.S. and to all Indigenous Peoples of the world: we kindly ask for your support. Please stand with Standing Rock by issuing proclamations, resolutions, and/or letters of support, which may be e-mailed to Steve Sitting Bear at ssittingbear@standingrock.org. More details of our fight are available atwww.standingrock.org and also atwww.rezpectourwater.com.

Philamayayapi

Dave Archambault II
Chairman
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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Time for a Compassionate Release

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When:

September 17th, 2017 at Noon.

 

Where:

We will be gathering at the Sylvester Park on Capital and Legion in Olympia at Noon and will begin our March to Tivoli Fountain than to the North Steps of the Capital Building.

 

Speakers:

Ramona Bennett, GW Galbreath, Jimbo Simmons, Crystal Chapin, Chester Ray, Matt Remle, Steve Hapy and Raven Redbone.

 

More info about the event ravenredbone@gmail.com

Evolvement 4 Water 2016

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Water is Life – Day of Awareness

When: Saturday, August 20, 2016

Where: Artesian Well

415 4 th Ave SE, Olympia.

robertsatiacum@gmail.com

For Immediate Release Quinault Joins Suit Re: Genetically Engineered Salmon

TAHOLAH, WA (7/15/16)— For Immediate Release

Quinault Joins Suit Re: Genetically Engineered Salmon

Quinault Indian Nation joined 11 other plaintiffs in filing a suit in US District Court against the US Food and Drug Administration for approving genetically modified salmon, an unnatural animal created by AquaBounty from the genetic material of three fish, Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon and ocean eel pout. This is the first genetically engineered animal ever approved for sale as food anywhere in the world.
“This is clearly a case of FDA violating its mandate and purpose,” said Fawn Sharp, President of the Quinault Nation and of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians as well as Vice President of the National Congress of American Indians. “It is FDA’s job to assure that the food and drugs people consume in this country are safe for people and the environment. The agency does not have the expertise to make this decision, and it apparently has little knowledge about the environmental impacts of these new genetically engineered animals.”
The FDA approved the GE salmon under its New-Deal-Era authority of the 1930’s to regulate “animal drugs” such as veterinary medicines.“That does not qualify them to sanction entirely new man-made animals as food,” said President Sharp.Genetically engineered salmon that escape containment can harm endangered wild salmon populations by interbreeding or outcompeting for food. Under FDA’s approval, the GE salmon will undertake a journey halfway around the globe to reach a US dinner plate. The company plans to produce the salmon eggs in a lab in Prince of Edward Island, Canada, transport the eggs to Panama to be raised and processed, and then transport the filets to the US for sale. AquaBounty has repeatedly said it intends to grow its GE salmon in the US and other locations around the world, but FDA’s approval only considered the current plans for these far-flung facilities in Canada and Panama, leaving the risk of escape and contamination of US and other salmon runs unstudied. “Although there are obvious risks to our salmon, the Food and Drug Administration surged forward with its approval. The agency didn’t consider treaty rights. It didn’t even involve federal wildlife agencies. It simply did not consider how these man-created animals, engineered to grow twice as big as natural salmon, will affect the fish provided to us by our Creator.
All they heard was very flimsy assurance from AquaBounty that their ‘Frankenfish’ would not escape—something that has been disproved many times,” said President Sharp.In the past decade, GE crops have repeatedly escaped confinement, despite industry and U.S. government assurances that they would not. These escapes have cost U.S. farmers literally billions of dollars in lost markets and sales, to GE-contamination sensitive domestic and export markets. Escape and contamination risks are even greater here, with a highly migratory fish that could threaten some of the last remaining wild salmon on the planet, said President Sharp.Joining Quinault Nation as plaintiffs in the suit are the Institute for Fisheries Resources, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, the Golden Gate Salmon Association, Kennebec Reborn, Friends of Merry Meeting Bay, Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity, Ecology Action Centre, Friends of the Earth, Food and Water Watch and the Center for Food Safety.
The groups are represented by the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice. Also named as defendents are Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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CONTACT:
Steve Robinson (360) 951-2494
Water4fish@comcast.net

Hear about the Paddle to Nisqually with Willie Frank III, on “Make No Bones About It.” at 5 pm, July 17th, 2016

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Willie Frank III, Nisqually Citizen,   7th Tribal Council Member and the youngest son of Billy Frank Jr. share about the Paddle to Nisqually this Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at 5pm.

 

Scatter Their Own on “Make No Bones About It.” July 17th, 2016 at 4pm.

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Scatter Their Own on “Make No Bones About It.” July 17th, 2016 at 4pm. Tune in and experience these beautiful people! I am super excited to have a visit with our relatives.
 
A little bit about Scatter Their Own
Scatter Their Own out of South Dakota’s Oglala Nation share heartfelt music with the world. .” Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford nurture and shares their thoughtful songs . The sounds of their music will rock your senses and sooth your soul. We invite you to join our conversation with this alter-Native duo. Scatter Their Own is our May Music Maker and we’ll also give away cd copies of the new album.
(Photo Credit: Scatter Their Own)