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I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. 🙏https://gofund.me/391ca1e4

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The A’i Cofán people of Ecuador’s eastern Sucumbios province in the community of Dureno are facing a threat by the state-owned oil company, PetroEcuador. Their land is bordered on the north by the Aguarico River and lies near the oil boom-town of Lago Agrio on Ecuador’s Amazonian frontier. The Cofan are hedged in on all sides by active oil concessions. Their home is the last island of pristine, primary rainforest within miles. Now, PetroEcuador plans to open twelve kilometers of road into their territory from the west, cutting a path up to 60 meters wide to make way for pipelines, electrical cables, and heavy machinery in order to construct and operate three oil platforms and thirty wells right in the heart of their forest.

The company began work on the road in January of 2022, but the A’i Cofán were not properly consulted beforehand. When the people realized what was happening, PetroEcuador had already cleared several kilometers of road. The community organized a group of about 130 members to serve as a territorial guard. Armed with wooden spears, they demanded that the company cease operations and remove their equipment. So far, they have managed to keep the company from resuming its advance.

Since the massive nationwide strike in June 2022, which paralyzed the country for 18 days, about seven families of A’i Cofán have been maintaining a permanent presence to blockade the access road and keep the company out. However, groups of armed forces have come on several occasions to intimidate them and attempt to forcefully remove them in order to let the company enter.

The families in resistance are away from their homes, living in makeshift shelters covered with plastic tarps. They need funds to purchase food, supplies, and materials to improve their shelters and allow them to remain in place until PetroEcuador gives up its plans to drill for oil on their land.

Your help can make a big difference! One U.S. dollar can buy a lot more in Ecuador than it can in the States. The organizers estimate $1,000 is needed per month to sustain the families in resistance. If we raise more, that money will go toward promoting their cause through meetings with government officials and the media (covering transportation costs), and can also help to pay legal fees as the Cofán take their case to court.

Please give what you can, and share this page! Thank you.

In solidarity,

Kayla Jenkins

(I’m an environmental activist who first traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2003. I recently spent several days with the Cofán and visited the site where they are blocking the oil company from entering their territory.)

Free Leonard Peltier

February 6th Marks 47 years. This Injustice must stop! Free Leonard Peltier
From Auntie Yvonne Swan
“ Leonard is STILL in PRISON–taking the brunt of all the racist colonial hatred aimed at us.”

From Chief Arvol Lookinghorse

Orange Shirt Day 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Squaxin Park Oct. 10
Join the Squaxin Island Tribe and the City of Olympia to celebrate Indigenous culture, history, and communities from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. The event will be held at the newly renamed Squaxin Park, 2600 East Bay Drive NE.

“It’s fitting that this year’s celebration will be held at Squaxin Park,” said Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby. “The renaming of the former Priest Point Park and this Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration are exciting steps in the fulfillment of the City’s accord and commitment with the Squaxin Island Tribe to promote a healthy exchange of cultures.”

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. On Tuesday, October 4, the Olympia City Council will be joined by Squaxin Island Tribal Chairman Kris Peters in consideration of a proclamation to recognize the October 10, 2022 holiday.

“This is a powerful and healing day for the Squaxin People. Together we reflect on our rich history, while recognizing the resilience of our people through colonization and assimilation as well as celebrating our strength through self-determination and a strong culture,“ said Peters. “We are honored to celebrate this year’s Indigenous Peoples Day at Squaxin Park and to share this celebration with the local community. This is a testament to the great partnerships that have been created between the City, the local community, and the Squaxin People.”

Parking at Squaxin Park is limited. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, take an Intercity Transit bus, or use a complimentary event shuttle service at the east side of the Olympia Farmer’s Market District parking lot using the identified shuttle parking spaces. The shuttle will run every half hour starting at 11 a.m., with the last shuttle pickup at 2 p.m. Call 360.753.8343 for shuttle details.

Squaxin Park is the new name for the formerly named Priest Point Park. The new name serves to remind the community that this area was home to the Squaxin Island Tribe people for thousands of years before non-tribal residents came to the area. The park is cherished by the Squaxin Island Tribe and Olympia community for its beautiful and restorative natural landscape and amenities.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration attendees can look forward to cultural performances, speakers and educational activities. Families are welcome. For information on future events like this, sign up to receive City of Olympia Diversity, Equity and Inclusion e-newsnotices.

Olivia Salazar de Breaux, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Specialist
Parts, Arts and Recreation

Uncle Eddie Little Crow on “Make No Bones About It.” This Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 4pm.

Eddie Little Crow, a Dakota Elder speaks about his language, identity, culture, and various topics of indigenous wisdom.

“Make No Bones About It.”

Make No Bones About It

4-5pm Sundays

Only on KAOS Community Radio


Brian Larney on Make No Bones About It. May 22,2022

Tune in this Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at 4pm pacific. Only on KAOS 89.3 fm or http://www.kaosradio.org
Excited to be visiting with Brian Larney on “Make No Bones About It.” Here a little about Brian …

American Indian Heritage Day in Texas

Brian D. Larney / Seminole & Choctaw
Chair for American Indian Heritage Day in Texas
Chair for Indian Citizens Against Racial Exploitation

American Indian Artist / Ethicist Designer / UI-UX Designer / Brand Consultation / AI.ctivist

Brian a native-born Texas is a true urban American Indian. A full-blood American Indian and a Choctaw of Oklahoma and a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, he is the chairman for the American Indian Heritage Day in Texas (AIHD) and Indian Citizens Against Racial Exploitation (I CARE).
Brian’s visionary leadership has led the grass-root organization into a viable status among the Indian Country USA. AIHD celebrated its 8th anniversary. The state law, American Indian Heritage Day, designates that last Friday in September is observed for the contributions made by the American Indians to the State of Texas. I CARE addresses the negative stereotypes in reference to the American Indian culture and heritage.
Being a gifted and talented artistic and creative person, he is a professional creative art director in the advertising world. With his computer skill, knowledge of applications and latest technologies, he is a respected and award winner for his outstanding works.

His visuals present a contemporary style of his heritage and maintain the period’s cultural accuracy.
Even though Brian Larney is a well-known Southeastern tribal artist (Choctaw/Seminole) and his pieces are well represented in many venues, he is in a “semi-retired status. However, his beautiful work continues as he designs outstanding cultural images through the American Indian Heritage Day in Texas.

Yahvlane – American Indian Works of Brian Larney
Welcome to the new artistic Aesthetic era . . . Forward Thinking into racial identity & cultural struggles. Yahvlane.com was created to eliminate stereotypes and be a voice of the American Indians. These illustrations are tools to enhance awareness & educate cultural preservation to people.

This is a launching point for a comprehensive study of American Indian’s history on modern culture.

Original creations by Brian Larney are rare archival illustrations from the past and rich culture of the Choctaw and Seminole nations. Yahvlane – means yellow wolf in the Seminole dialect

Tonight at 4pm May 8th, 2022

Tonight at 4 pm Pacific! Tune in http://www.kaosradio.org

Very excited to be visiting with
Christopher James Rowland, Ma’heonehoo’estse (“Man of the Holy Place”). Ma’heonehoo’estse is a renowned multi-media artist from the Northern Cheyenne Nation (Suhteao’o and Tsistsistas).

Check out my Relative’s Site. He is amazing!

Native American Coastal Salish Style Tribal Art by renowned artist Speakthunder Berry.