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Protect Mauna Kea

igHawaii Gov. Halts Construction Of Giant Telescope
In Clash Over Sacred Land

 The decision to halt the construction of the telescope
is just the latest in an ongoing conflict
between an indigenous movement and astronomers.

Protect Mauna Kea


Neetopk Keetopk News

iPhone 262 7 7Earth Week: April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day.
Neetopk Keetopk will gather to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday afternoon, April 26, in Rosendale.
We will meet at Creative Co-op, 402 Main Street, at 1:50pm.
We will proceed to the Roundout Creek at 2pm for ceremony including fire, water, song, sharing and blessings.
Bring own chair if needed.
For more info, contact Etaoqua at etaoqua@juno.com

Other events:
May 3, Sunday, 1pm: ANA program – Songs and story telling with Nick Miles and ANA at Reservoir Methodist on RT 28
May 15, Friday, 7pm, ANA – Neetopk Keetopk meeting at Old Dutch, Kingston, NY, continuing Reconciliation discussion.
May 22-24, Friday – Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend – Sweat with Calvin Pompano and Paul Tobin at Point of Infinity. People are welcome to come and support the activities and participate in the ceremonies whether or not you wish to “sweat”.  Contact Paul Tobin for more info at coyotesong1@hotmail.com
June 6, Sunday afternoon: Tree planting with Tom Porter, Calvin Pomano, Paul Tobin. Location being finalized. A pipe will be presented to Tom Porter.
June 13, Sat., Juneteenth in Kingston NY with ENJAN [End the New JimCrow Action Network] with Odell Winfield
Summer Solstice Celebration in Wappinger Falls, June 21, Sunday, Father’s Day, 11am -3pm. Hosted by Sarah Elisabeth’s Herb Garden at 59 Marlorville Road off Rt 9D: Fire, Cloud Breaker Drum, sharing, pipe and blessings.  Bring chair and picnic lunch.


Drum Making Workshop at Kanatsiohareke

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4934 State Highway 5, Fonda, NY 12068

Traditional Hand Drum Making Workshop
Taught by Jackie Labonte (Mohawk)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9 am – 6 pm
TUITION: $100.00
Tuition includes breakfast, light lunch, materials, and instructional costs.

Registration
Register no later than April 23, so we can plan for the meals.
CLASS SIZE: Twenty-five students maximum. Minimum of ten students.
Email: ionataiewas14@hotmail.com or call 518-584-9270
Phone: (518) 673-2534 or (631) 266-1966

This is a fundraiser for Kanatsiohareke, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Haudenosaunee culture and language.


Memorial Reception

Memorial Top2SAVE THE DATE
An Evening in Memory of
Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa
and
Tonya Gonnella Frichner

The Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa
Flying Eagle Woman Fund

Cordially invites you
to a reception in memory of

Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa
and
Tonya Gonnella Frichner

Friday, April 24, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
777 UN Plaza
East 44th Street and First Avenue
2nd Floor

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Crying Earth Rise Up

flyerCrying Earth Rise Up is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water.  It tells a timely story of protecting land, water and a way of life.

The film will be showing on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the
Center for Remembering and Sharing
124  4th Avenue, 2nd Floor
(between East 12th and 13th Streets)
NYC​

Web site for Crying Earth RIse Up

Web site for Owe Aku International

Web site for Dine No Nukes


In Praise of the Mighty Native Woman

in praise ofIn Praise of the Mighty Native Woman
by Ruth Hopkins
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“Native women, with their indomitable spirits and ability to create miracles through sheer force of will, are absolutely the reason why the indigenous people of the Western hemisphere managed to survive genocide, against all odds.”
Continue reading . . .


Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories

9781609805876_1024x12024COMPAÑERAS is the untold story of the women of the Zapatista movement. Prior to 1994, the indigenous women of Chiapas had few, if any, rights. They were forced into arranged marriages and confined to the private sphere; they had little access to birth control, and domestic violence was widespread. But the Zapatista movement radically redefined gender roles as women left their homes to become guerrilla insurgents, political leaders, healers, educators, and members of economic cooperatives. Zapatista women played a key role not only in creating and maintaining indigenous autonomy, but also in bringing about the liberation and equality of indigenous women.
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From 1997 to 2003, community organizer Hilary Klein worked with women’s cooperatives in Chiapas and interviewed many Zapatista women, who had joined the movement to escape arranged marriages, or to acquire the education that had been denied them, or to rectify other injustices they had witnessed in their communities. Their stories shed light on one of the most compelling social movements in recent history and the birth of women’s rights in Chiapas. COMPAÑERAS is required reading for anyone interested in women’s studies, social and economic justice, or grassroots resistance to global capitalism.
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Author HILARY KLEIN spent six years in Chiapas, Mexico, working with women’s projects in Zapatista communities. After she compiled a book of Zapatista women’s testimony to be circulated in their own villages, women in the Zapatista leadership suggested that Klein compile a similar book for an outside audience. Klein has been engaged in social justice and community organizing for twenty years. She currently works at Make the Road New York, a membership organization that builds the power of immigrant and working-class communities.
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Face Out: Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories
Thursday , March 19, 2015
7-9PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY


Native Films at Paradigm Shifts Film Festival

sb_sys_medias_image_997_7Paradigm Shifts 2015 goes live March 19th!
Multicultural artist and filmmakers mix it up in a truly unique Music, Dance & Film Festival!
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The Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue (at East 25th Street)
New York, New York  10010
Entrance on East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues

Friday March 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Double Feature
Live Music: Native American Music & Ceremony
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Film: American Outrage
by George and Beth Gage
Two elderly Native American sisters battle the US government for land rights after their  livestock herds are seized and they are sued for trespassing.
33 minutes
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Film: Standing on Sacred Ground – Pilgrims and Tourists
Directed by Christopher McLeod
In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks, to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World heritage Site.  In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.
Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Oren Lyons (Onondago), Satish Kumar and Barry Lopez provide insights on a growing global indigenous movement for human rights and environmental protections.
56 minutes
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Q&A with filmmakers via Skype
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Lenny Foster Coming to Riverside Church

Lenny Foster: Native American Issues and Leonard Peltier
Saturday, April 25, 2015
2 to 5 p.m.
The Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave., Rm 10T
Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Opening Flute by Frank Menusan
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Lenny Foster of the Dine Nation is the Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project and the Spiritual Advisor for more than 2,000 Native American inmates in ninety-six state and federal prisons in the Western U.S. He has co-authored legislation in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado allowing Native American spiritual and religious practice in prison and resulting in significant reductions in prison returns.

He is a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council, a sun dancer and member of the Native American Church. He has been with the American Indian Movement since 1969 and has participated in actions including Alcatraz, Black Mesa, the Trail of Broken Treaties, Wounded Knee 1973, the Menominee Monastery Occupation, Shiprock Fairchild Occupation, the Longest Walk and the Big Mountain land struggle.

Lenny Foster has received many accolades and honors for his groundbreaking work with Indigenous prisoners’ human rights. These include the Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Award in Phoenix, Arizona (1993) and Kansas City, Missouri (1996); the Petra Foundation Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C. (1997) and the Citizen’s Award for Commendation of the Governor’s Religious Advisory Task Force in Salt Lake City, Utah (1997). His program was awarded High Honors from Harvard University Honoring Nations 2003 Tribal Governance Excellence. He was awarded a fellowship by the Windcall Foundation in Bozeman, Montana in June 2004. He was the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award by the Utah Division of Indian Affairs on Indigenous Day, November 22, 2004 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received the Volunteer of the Year Native American Spiritual Advisor from the Federal Correctional Complex in Tucson, Arizona in April 2009. He also received the 2013 U.S. Human Rights Network Movement Builders Award.

Sponsors: The Riverside Church Prison Ministry, NYC Free Peltier
For more info: nycfreepeltier@gmail.com646-429-2059