Slim Buttes Agriculture Project

reducedIn search of better health and nutrition, Natives go back to land.
Movement to promote indigenous farming sees uptick in Native Americans cultivating crops of their ancestors
Article and photo by Kayla Gahagan for Al Jazeera


Navajo Nation Seizes EPA Tanks

Navajo Nation police have seized water tanks delivered to the Shiprock community in the wake of a devastating Colorado mine spill.

An Environmental Protection Agency-supervised crew accidentally unleashed an estimated 3 million gallons of waste two weeks ago from the abandoned Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. The waste, which consisted of high levels of toxic metals, floated out of the mine and into the Animas River, then traveled south into the San Juan River.

See story at KOAT7 Albuquerque


Unist’ot’en Call for Physical Support and Solidarity

Unist’ot’en Camp calls for Physical Support and Solidarity as they defend their unceded territory against energy companies who are currently proposing to run oil and gas pipelines through it.


Apache Stronghold Convoy Coming to Times Square

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12 Noon
July 17, 2015

The Southeast Arizona land exchange was one of the bills that was attached to the National Defense Authorization Act and passed by the U.S. House and the Senate. For over 10 years it has not been able to get enough votes for passage in either the House or the Senate.
A republican controlled congress has worked hard to give land at Apache Leap and Oak Flat in southeastern Arizona to a foreign Mining Company, Resolution Copper, without any environmental impact studies or without the free, prior and informed consent or even consultation with San Carlos Apache and other Red Nations that consider the area sacred. The last time the bill came up for vote in the House of Representatives it was shut down by New Mexico Representative Lujan who proposed an amendment to the bill that required that Native American concerns regarding Sacred Sites be addressed.

Native youth from Apache and other Red Nations are traveling to D.C. to demand that our, that their, voices be heard with stops across the continent. They will be in New York City to hold a FLASHMOB with Apache Songs and Apache Social Dance around the Singers on July 17, 2015 at 12 Noon. Please spread the word and be there if at all possible.

Let’s show that New York City is Indian Country too!!!

More information here.

Apache Stronghold website.


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.


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


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

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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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