Saturday Protest at the Bay Area Detention Center (June 23 San Pablo CA)
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Protest at the Bay Area Detention Center (June 23 San Pablo CA)

  • 5555 Giant Hwy San Pablo, CA 94806 (map)
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The pressure is having an effect—time to crank it up a notch! We call BS on the executive order. Reunite the children with their parents, permanently. End child concentration camps and family concentration camps. 

There is only one ICE facility in the Bay Area (within the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA). Activists have planned an all day action there for next Tuesday, which we support (link below). But many of us can't go during the weekday, and we don't want to wait longer than that. Who's in for driving to this detention center en masse to protest non-violently on Saturday, June 23? Who can commit?

If we can get 100 RSVPs for this action by Friday night, it's on. If there are fewer than 100 RSVPs, then we hold off and those of you that can should consider going to the Tuesday action mentioned before: https://www.facebook.com/events/187632995265860/

Saturday, June 23, at 10:00am. Bring little kids shoes to represent the missing kids who have been dragged from their parents. Make signs, bring bullhorns, be loud but peaceful. Please only RSVP if you are serious about coming. 

Tearing children from their parents is completely inhumane. We can't let this continue. This Saturday, let's go DO something about it!

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A Dangerous Proposal: Opposing SDG&E’s new gas pipeline (May 8 San Diego CA)
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

A Dangerous Proposal: Opposing SDG&E’s new gas pipeline (May 8 San Diego CA)

SanDiego350 is leading an effort in San Diego to oppose SDG&E’s proposed Pipeline 3602, which would run all the way from Rainbow down to Mira Mesa, mainly along Route 15, but possibly going through Mission Trails Park.

This proposed pipeline, which is double the diameter of the existing pipeline, is expensive (costing ratepayers at least $600M), unnecessary, unsafe, and would commit us to building new fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when we need to be investing in clean energy and renewable energy jobs in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Local energy experts believe that SDG&E’s real purpose in building this pipeline is to be able to export liquified natural gas from their Baja California terminal to other nations – something that should certainly not be billed to San Diego ratepayers.

A preliminary decision on the pipeline at the Public Utilities Commission could happen in the next few weeks, and we are committed to mobilizing San Diegans to oppose this project through advocacy, education, rallies, and other actions.

Please join us to learn about the proposed pipeline, and how you can help us ensure it is never built!

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Apr 9th: No Tar Sands in SF Bay (April 9 San Francisco CA)
Apr
9
8:30 AM08:30

Apr 9th: No Tar Sands in SF Bay (April 9 San Francisco CA)

  • 375 Beale Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
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Protect the Water - Join Idle No More SF Bay to say NO TAR SANDS IN OUR BAY! 

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a permit to the Phillips 66 Refinery for the Refinery Expansion Project. This is the first part of a project leading toward the refinery processing more Alberta tar sands and allowing an additional 93+ oil tankers a year filled with tar sands into the Bay (also called oil sands or dilbit). These developments are directly related to the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Canada - more info below. 

On Monday, 19 March 2018 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) senior staff made several public statements about the permit it had granted to the Phillips 66 Rodeo refinery on 25 January 2018. This permit is the subject of an appeal filed by Communities for a Better Environment, San Francisco Baykeeper, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Stand.Earth, and the Sierra Club.

The Air District denied that the subject permit had increased the permitted capacity for hydrocracking at the Rodeo refinery. Instead, the Air District asserted, the refinery’s hydrocracking “Unit 240” was still limited to the same 65,000 barrels per day (b/d) limit it had set in 2007, and appearances to the contrary were due to a “transcription error.” Community members, reporters, and others have asked questions about these assertions.

This project is directly related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada which our First Nations relatives & allies are resisting. Over 10,000 People protested the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline on March 10th and protests and arrests are ongoing: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/10000-people-protested-this-proposed-kinder-morgan-pipeline

Oil tankers spill. This would be a disaster in our beautiful bay. Join your Indigenous water protectors and land defenders to protect and defend the Bay! Tar sands are impossible to completely clean up when accidents occur (https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09122015/unique-hazards-tar-sands-oil-spills-dilbit-diluted-bitumen-confirmed-national-academies-of-science-kalamazoo-river-enbridge). 

Feel free to make your own signs - suggestions: No Tar Sands in SF Bay, Transparency in BAAQMD, Can’t Clean Up Tar Sands, Save the Bay, No Phillips 66 Expansion, No Phillips 66 Wharf Expansion, We Are Here To Protect The Bay, No Tar Sands Oil Tankers, Stand Up to Big Oil, Tar Sands: Keep It In The Ground

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No More #MMIW No More Oil Pipelines (April 7 Los Angeles CA)
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

No More #MMIW No More Oil Pipelines (April 7 Los Angeles CA)

Rain or shine:

Keystone XL; LNG; Line3 and 105 others, add the fracking permits approved, these are irrational and dangerous extractive corporate business plans all over our community, near and far, our Earth Mother is suffering. She is being assaulted. She is being abused. Our Mother is being raped.

- Environmental Injustice: the historical sickness of gluttony and greed, a cancer of historical addiction of profit. Assaulting, abusing and raping for a profit, the global pimps selling her blood, they are selling her gifts. Frontline communities, our POC, they fight for their lives everyday. 

- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #mmiw❤️ 
Daily the mass media news reports about rape culture of Hollywood. News reports are rare, closer to non existent, and for certain, not daily, about our Indigenous sisters. The sexual violence and human trafficking of Indigenous women, WOC, must be provided airtime as these crimes are global. The perps, the rapists and the kidnappers are employed amongst 2000 male employees at extractive corporations, known as man camps. Employees at pipelines in particular are known to take the lives and to take the breath of our relatives and rarely if ever see a day in court, rarely charged for their crimes. Our sister relatives are missing and never found. Our sister relatives if ever found are murdered. From the farm fields to the factory industries to the pipelines... extracting from womens' lives and extracting from our Earth Mother.

- This isn't just another call or FB event for another rally. This isn't a fashionable afternoon for a selfie. It's your day to reconnect with like minded hearts to honor the differences and find the similarities because have one goal: 
Clean Water
Clean Air
Healthy Land

The fire comes from within you....

#EarthMotherRights
#endrapeculture
#endextractiveindustries
#decolonize
#isntjustahashtag
#decolonizemetoo
#allies
#accomplices
#divest
#activistintgrity
#organizationintigrity
#usandwe
#UNITY

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Film & Reception: BROKE -The SB Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015 (March 20 Santa Barbara CA)
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Film & Reception: BROKE -The SB Oil Pipeline Spill of 2015 (March 20 Santa Barbara CA)

The Environmental Defense Center will host a special showing of BROKE the oil pipeline spill, a film produced by EDC Board Member, Gail Osherenko, that documents the break in Plains All-American's pipeline in May 2015. That spill sent 140,000 gallons of crude oil onto the Gaviota coast and into the ocean, closing two state beaches, affecting 150 miles of coastline, and killing over 300 sea birds and marine mammals. 

This film premiered in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and features EDC Chief Counsel, Linda Krop, and Executive Director, Owen Bailey. 

The film will be followed with a Q&A session as well as a reception!

Entrance is free, however we do require you to register in advance here:http://bit.ly/2BWqX36 or by calling EDC at 963-1622.

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Protect the Sacred: Divest Wells Fargo (Feb 24 San Francisco CA)
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Protect the Sacred: Divest Wells Fargo (Feb 24 San Francisco CA)

  • 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA, 94104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Protect Indigenous Sovereignty! Protect Clean Water! Climate Justice! 

Wells Fargo finances corporations that violate Indigenous Sovereignty

Wells Fargo finances pipelines which harm our water, air and soil.

Wells Fargo finances climate chaos & disruption

Join Idle No More SF Bay and Indigenous Environmental Network as we paint a giant image (details coming) while we sing and pray and demand that Wells Fargo divest from fossil fuels, fossil fuel infrastructure, and projects that threaten the sacred system of life and violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples to free, prior and informed consent. 

We will also send a message that their grant announcement to give $50 million to Native American communities shows their hypocrisy and attempt to green wash their record as they recently agreed to extend $1.5 billion in credit to the Canadian oil corporation, TransCanada, to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

We are honored to have Joseph White Eyes, Joye Braun, Karen Little Wounded, Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter and Madonna Thunder Hawk be our special guests of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe join us for this action along. Please read below details of where you can hear them at a panel discussion and read more about the Water Protectors.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, February 23rd 6pm - 8pm you are invited to join us for a panel discussion with water protectors from Oceti Sakowin camp at the San Francisco Native American Health Center located at 1089 Mission Street San Francisco, Ca 94103.
*There is limited space so please come early
**Due to limited space, there will be a standing room where you can watch the live stream of the panel discussion.

***Joseph White Eyes-
Hello my name is Joseph White Eyes I come from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I am 22 years of age. I do both grassroots youth work and Non Profit youth work. I am currently the Keep it in the Ground Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network with my main focus being youth involvement.

***Joey Braun-
Joye Braun us a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Frontline Community Organizer with Indigenous Environmental Network. Braun has been a staunch protector and defender of her homelands, first fighting the Keystone XL project, later the first of two campers to camp at Sacred Stone Camp on April 1, 2016 staying until the No DAPL camps were forcibly evicted. She's continued her stand to protect water, land, and the sacred. Braun is a former journalist and freelance photographer. A wife, mother and grandmother she longs for a time when she can sit back and just be grandma and go to wacipi (pow wow) with her grandchildren, until then, she's a water protector and Unci Maka Defender.

***Madonna Thunder Hawk-
Madonna Thunder Hawk is Oohenumpa Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She is a veteran of every modern Native American struggle from the occupation of Alcatraz to the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee and the ongoing resistance movement of Standing Rock. She is also a long-time community organizer with a range of experience in American Indian rights protection, cultural preservation, economic development, environmental justice
and Lakota social reclamation. She is the central figure in the upcoming feature documentary Warrior
Women directed by Elizabeth Castle and supported by Vision Maker Media, ITVS, Sundance Documentary Fund, Firelight Media, Chicken and Egg on the history of Native women's activism in the Red Power Movement. Born and raised on a number of South Dakota reservations, she first became active in the late 1960s as a member and leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM). In addition to involvement in the national and international arena for Native sovereignty, she anchored much of her organizing at the community level. In the 1970s, she established the "We Will Remember Survival School" for Indian youth whose parents were facing federal charges or who had been drop-outs or “push-outs” from the educational system. This alternative home/school was part of the National Federation of Native-Controlled Survival Schools that was established during the movement as many alternative schools developed. In the mid-70s she traveled internationally to raise awareness and create relationships with indigenous peoples. These trips included Northern Ireland, Libya, Japan, Guatemala, Panama, Western Europe, and Russia. She helped establish the International Indian Treaty Council which brought indigenous issues to Geneva where was a delegate in 1981 and 1983. Thunder Hawk was a co-founder and spokesperson for the Black Hills Alliance, which blocked Union Carbide from mining uranium on sacred Lakota land. She co-founded Women of All Red Nations (WARN) in 1978, organizing a health study of the drinking water on the Pine Ridge reservation. (WARN found the water to be highly radioactive, which led to the establishment of rural water supply system.) Thunder Hawk also
helped organize the Black Hills Protection Committee (later the HeSapa Institute) whose goal is to protect the many sacred sites within the region's treaty lands. 
In the last three decades, Thunder Hawk had been busy implementing the ideals of self-determination and sovereignty into reservation life. She currently serves as the tribal liaison for the Lakota People's Law Project (www.lakotalaw.org) in fighting the illegal removal under the Indian Child Welfare Act of Native children from tribal nations into the state foster care system. She
established the Wasagiya Najin "Grandmothers' Group" on Cheyenne River Reservation to assist in rebuilding kinship networks and supporting the Nation in its efforts to stop the removal of children and build local resources to handle it themselves.

***Mabel Ann-
Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter, Great Grandmother. Lakota/Dakota Bands, Great Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Iron Lightning community, Cheyenne River Sioux Reseration. 
Life-long Activist beginning with the takeover of Alcatraz Island 1969.
Founding member of Woman of All Red Nations and The Black Hills Alliance. 
Founding and active member of Was`agiya Najin - Grandmother's Standing Strong.
Member of Oceti Sacowin Camp, Treaty Land, North Dakota.
MNI WICONI.
A Nation Is Not Conquered Until The Hearts of The Women Are on The Ground !

***Karen Little Wounded-
Karen Little Wounded, Lahkota name Cokaptiwin (Center of the Camp Woman), member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, Educator and a protector of Unci Maka (Mother Earth). Water Protector and former resident of the Oceti Sakowin Camp and 1851 Treaty Camp of 2016.

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Water Protectors Panel: Divest Fossil Fuels&Protect the Sacred (Feb 23 San Francisco CA)
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Water Protectors Panel: Divest Fossil Fuels&Protect the Sacred (Feb 23 San Francisco CA)

  • 1089 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Idle No More SF Bay and the youth program at the San Francisco Native American Health Center as we warm heartedly welcome Cheyenne River Water Protectors Joye Braun, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Mabel Ann, Karen Little Wounded and Joseph White Eyes to the Bay Area! We will have a beautiful line up of questions and a report back about previous actions that they have organized or been part of around divestment from banks like US Bank and Wells Fargo. There will be time at the end for Q & A. Bios can be read just below logistics!

This is also an opportunity to learn about the mural painting outside of the Wells Fargo Headquarters the following morning from 10am - 12pm LINK HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/773784619493453/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1518656252567075

Location: 1089 Mission Street San Francisco, Ca 94103
*IMPORTANT*
~ Street cleaning 4pm - 6pm
~ One block away from Civic Center Bart Station
~ Parking garage 1 minute walk $15 - $20

**There is limited seating space of 30 to view for the panel. Don't feel discouraged though! There will be a live stream on a projector just downstairs for up to 60 people.

Refreshments will be provided. You are more than welcome to bring a potluck style dish to this event.


Joye Braun

**Joye Braun us a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Frontline Community Organizer with Indigenous Environmental Network. Braun has been a staunch protector and defender of her homelands, first fighting the Keystone XL project, later the first of two campers to camp at Sacred Stone Camp on April 1, 2016 staying until the No DAPL camps were forcibly evicted. She's continued her stand to protect water, land, and the sacred. Braun is a former journalist and freelance photographer. A wife, mother and grandmother she longs for a time when she can sit back and just be grandma and go to wacipi (pow wow) with her grandchildren, until then, she's a water protector and Unci Maka Defender.

Madonna Thunder Hawk

**Madonna Thunder Hawk is Oohenumpa Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. She is a veteran of every modern Native American struggle from the occupation of Alcatraz to the 1973 siege at Wounded Knee and the ongoing resistance movement of Standing Rock. She is also a long-time
community organizer with a range of experience in American Indian rights protection, cultural preservation, economic development, environmental justice and Lakota social reclamation. She is the central figure in the upcoming feature documentary Warrior Women directed by Elizabeth Castle and supported by Vision Maker Media, ITVS, Sundance Documentary Fund, Firelight Media, Chicken and Egg on the history of Native women's activism in the Red Power Movement. Born and raised on a number of South Dakota reservations, she first
became active in the late 1960s as a member and leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM). In addition to involvement in the national and international arena for Native sovereignty, she anchored much of her organizing at the community level. In the 1970s, she established the "We Will Remember Survival
School" for Indian youth whose parents were facing federal charges or who had been drop-outs or “push-outs” from the educational system. This alternative home/school was part of the National Federation of Native-Controlled Survival Schools that was established during the movement as many alternative schools developed. 
In the mid-70s she traveled internationally to raise awareness and create relationships with indigenous peoples. These trips included Northern Ireland, Libya, Japan, Guatemala, Panama, Western Europe, and Russia. She helped establish the International Indian Treaty Council which brought indigenous issues to Geneva where was a delegate in 1981 and 1983. Thunder Hawk was a co-founder and spokesperson for the Black Hills Alliance, which blocked Union Carbide from mining uranium on sacred Lakota land. She co-founded Women of All Red Nations (WARN) in 1978, organizing a health study of the drinking water on the Pine Ridge reservation. (WARN found the water to be highly radioactive, which led to the establishment of rural water supply system.) Thunder Hawk also helped organize the Black Hills Protection Committee (later the HeSapa Institute) 
whose goal is to protect the many sacred sites within the region's treaty lands. 
In the last three decades, Thunder Hawk had been busy implementing the ideals of self-determination and sovereignty into reservation life. She currently serves as the tribal liaison for the Lakota People's Law Project (www.lakotalaw.org) in fighting the illegal removal under the Indian Child Welfare Act of Native children from tribal nations into the state foster care system. She
established the Wasagiya Najin "Grandmothers' Group" on Cheyenne River Reservation to assist in rebuilding kinship networks and supporting the Nation in its efforts to stop the removal of children and build local resources to handle it themselves.

Mabel Ann

**Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter, Great Grandmother. Lakota/Dakota Bands, Great Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Iron Lightning community, Cheyenne River Sioux Reseration. 
Life-long Activist beginning with the takeover of Alcatraz Island 1969.
Founding member of Woman of All Red Nations and The Black Hills Alliance. 
Founding and active member of Was`agiya Najin - Grandmother's Standing Strong.
Member of Oceti Sacowin Camp, Treaty Land, North Dakota.
MNI WICONI.

A Nation Is Not Conquered Until The Hearts of The Women Are on The Ground !

Karen Little Wounded

**Karen Little Wounded, Lahkota name Cokaptiwin (Center of the Camp Woman), member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Sister, Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, Educator and a protector of Unci Maka (Mother Earth). Water Protector and former resident of the Oceti Sakowin Camp and 1851 Treaty Camp of 2016.

Joseph White Eyes

**Hello my name is Joseph White Eyes I come from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I am 22 years of age. I do both grassroots youth work and Non Profit youth work. I am currently the Keep it in the Ground Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network with my main focus being youth involvement.

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Public Banking/Divestment Meeting (Jan 13 Santa Rosa CA)
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Public Banking/Divestment Meeting (Jan 13 Santa Rosa CA)

  • Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County (map)
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We are pleased the Public Bank Santa Rosa Work Group (formerly North Coast Public Banking work group) moved their meeting to earlier the same day as our divestment meeting. This makes it much easier for our divestment team to work with PBSR where it makes sense to do so. Public Banking is probably the ONLY way for cities such as San Francisco and Seattle to fully divest their bank accounts from fossil fuels. 

Info about PBSR:
The Public Bank Santa Rosa Work Group is comprised of an ad hoc group of concerned tax paying citizens. We recognize that our public tax and fee revenues are being deposited into private banks that are using our credit to further the interests of bank shareholders funding such things as dangerous fossil fuel projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

There is currently a Public Banking movement sweeping across this nation. Citizens are rising up and calling on their elected officials to divest from private banks, and invest in building transformative local living economies through the establishment of Public Banks. 

We are calling on Santa Rosa to get on board, bring our money home and establish a Public Bank of Santa Rosa to partner with local banks and credit unions in providing affordable credit to fund small businesses, housing construction, student loans, public infrastructure and renewable energy programs.

#PublicBanking#Divestment#DefundDAPL

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Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Jan 2 Los Angeles CA)
Jan
2
1:00 PM13:00

Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Jan 2 Los Angeles CA)

Keystone XL; LNG; Line3 and 105 others, add the fracking permits approved, these are irrational and dangerous extractive corporate business plans all over our community, near and far, our Earth Mother is suffering. She is being assaulted. She is being abused. Our Mother is being raped.

- Environmental Injustice: the historical sickness of gluttony and greed, a cancer of historical addiction of profit. Assaulting, abusing and raping for a profit, the global pimps selling her blood, they are selling her gifts. Frontline communities, our POC, they fight for their lives everyday. 

- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #mmiw❤️ 
Daily the mass media news reports about rape culture of Hollywood. News reports are rare, closer to non existent, and for certain, not daily, about our Indigenous sisters. The sexual violence and human trafficking of Indigenous women, WOC, must be provided airtime as these crimes are global. The perps, the rapists and the kidnappers are employed amongst 2000 male employees at extractive corporations, known as man camps. Employees at pipelines in particular are known to take the lives and to take the breath of our relatives and rarely if ever see a day in court, rarely charged for their crimes. Our sister relatives are missing and never found. Our sister relatives if ever found are murdered. From the farm fields to the factory industries to the pipelines... extracting from womens' lives and extracting from our Earth Mother.

- This isn't just another call or FB event for another rally. This isn't a fashionable afternoon for a selfie. It's your day to reconnect with like minded hearts to honor the differences and find the similarities because have one goal: 
Clean Water
Clean Air
Healthy Land

The fire comes from within you....

#EarthMotherRights
#endrapeculture
#endextractiveindustries
#decolonize 
#isntjustahashtag
#decolonizemetoo
#allies
#accomplices
#divest
#activistintgrity
#organizationintigrity
#usandwe
#UNITY

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Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

Launch of The Decolonization Project (Dec 21 Sacramento CA)

 Tomorrow at 5:30 PM is the launch of The Decolonization Project as we also celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Washington Neighborhood Center at 400 16th Street.

  1. If you plan on coming, please RSVP to this email thedecolonizationproject@gmail.com
  2. to RSVP to the event if you have not already RSVPed because we want to make sure there is enough food for everyone.
  3. If you can, please bring a dish to share with our community and your own eating utensils (we want to stay environmentally friendly).
  4. Also, make sure you wear warm clothes. The Washington Neighborhood Center can be a little chilly but also after our hour meeting we will join the action hosted by the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty action at the Governor's Mansion.
  5. If you have an opportunity, read the Treaty before the celebration tomorrow because we will briefly discuss it as we eat.

We look forward to meeting you all, creating community and starting this amazing new program!

With lots of love,

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Dec
21
7:19 AM07:19

Wawa Inti Raymi Winter Solstice (Dec 21 San Francisco CA)

  • Mission Center - City College of San Francisco (map)
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WAWA INTI RAYMI WINTER SOLSTICE

CCSF MISSION CAMPUS is unmistakably the Home of the largest and most beautiful Aztek Calendar in the world besides the original in México. 

"Our main focus has been for the past ten years is to establish Ceremonias and Celebrations that correspond to the Calendario Azteka like Trecenas, Veintenas, Equinoccios, Solsticios, etc. down to 18 minutes cycles they are all in this Calendar which makes it the culmination of ALL the Calendar systems. Finished and carved in 1489 just 13 years before the European invasion...Nothing was done after that. This was the finished product of thousands of years of patient and respectful observation and study by thousands of People across thousands of miles of the western hemisphere." Says Mazatzin Aztekayolokalli Acosta (Mexica New Year Founder)


YOU ARE ALL CORDIALLY INVITED TO CELEBRATE OUR FIRST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF THE SUN WINTER SOLSTICE. 

SUNRISE 7:19AM
We receive the Sun with Ofrenda de Danza (Dance Offering) All Nation Dancers/Danzantes/Schools/Students/Petitioners are welcome to join us in offering our sacrifice and effort through sacred dance of prayer and intention (of their own tradition). 

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS 9AM
We are honored to welcome world-renowned Teachers and Spiritual Guides and Messengers, World Peace Organizers, Medicine Men and Women, and so many more to come and share their Wisdom and Knowledge. Special Guest Speakers Include:

Mazatzin Aztekayolokalli Acosta, Mexica
Renee Smokey, Piute
Félix Chuma Pinguil, Inka
Tony Gonzalez, AIM-West
Robert White Mountain, Sioux
José Ajpú Manik Muñoz, Maya
Morningstar Sakwanomtewa, Hopi
Krystaline, Nahua - Starlight Projects Foundation

LUNCH / MUSICA
12:30PM - 1:30PM

SACRED FIRE @ SUNSET

Please bring and dress in all your Atuendos/Regalia, or wear white. Also bring any Seeds, candles, herbs, flowers, incense, fruit, stones, letters, and any other item special to you for Ceremony... To place on the Altar or Fire.

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Climate Chat- Holding Fossil Fuels Companies Accountable (Dec 7- San Diego CA)
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Climate Chat- Holding Fossil Fuels Companies Accountable (Dec 7- San Diego CA)

  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

California communities are fighting back and demanding answers from oil and gas companies who've known since the early 1960s that the consequences of burning fossil fuels would be global warming and rising sea levels. 

Join Serge Dedina, Mayor of Imperial Beach Mayor and Executive Director of WILDCOAST and Peter Zahn, Councilmember, Solana Beach for a lively discussion of how we can hold the fossil fuel industry accountable and advance climate solutions.

Please RSVP: https://sandiego350.org/blog/event/civi_event_515

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Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Dec 3 Los Angeles CA)
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Rally Against Keystone, LNG, and Line 3 Pipelines (Dec 3 Los Angeles CA)

Keystone XL; LNG; Line3 and 105 others, add the fracking permits approved, these are irrational and dangerous extractive corporate business plans all over our community, near and far, our Earth Mother is suffering. She is being assaulted. She is being abused. Our Mother is being raped.

- Environmental Injustice: the historical sickness of gluttony and greed, a cancer of historical addiction of profit. Assaulting, abusing and raping for a profit, the global pimps selling her blood, they are selling her gifts. Frontline communities, our POC, they fight for their lives everyday. 

- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #mmiw❤️ 
Daily the mass media news reports about rape culture of Hollywood. News reports are rare, closer to non existent, and for certain, not daily, about our Indigenous sisters. The sexual violence and human trafficking of Indigenous women, WOC, must be provided airtime as these crimes are global. The perps, the rapists and the kidnappers are employed amongst 2000 male employees at extractive corporations, known as man camps. Employees at pipelines in particular are known to take the lives and to take the breath of our relatives and rarely if ever see a day in court, rarely charged for their crimes. Our sister relatives are missing and never found. Our sister relatives if ever found are murdered. From the farm fields to the factory industries to the pipelines... extracting from womens' lives and extracting from our Earth Mother.

- This isn't just another call or FB event for another rally. This isn't a fashionable afternoon for a selfie. It's your day to reconnect with like minded hearts to honor the differences and find the similarities because have one goal: 
Clean Water
Clean Air
Healthy Land

The fire comes from within you....

#EarthMotherRights
#endrapeculture
#endextractiveindustries
#decolonize 
#isntjustahashtag
#decolonizemetoo
#allies
#accomplices
#divest
#activistintgrity
#organizationintigrity
#usandwe
#UNITY

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Rally at Wells Fargo: Divest From KXL & Dirty Pipelines! (Nov 30 San Francisco CA)
Nov
30
12:00 PM12:00

Rally at Wells Fargo: Divest From KXL & Dirty Pipelines! (Nov 30 San Francisco CA)

  • 464 California St San Francisco, CA 94104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On November 30th, join us as we rally at Wells Fargo’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand that they divest from Keystone XL and other dirty pipelines. We will be delivering the tens of thousands of letters and divestment pledges from across the country to their doorstep, and we will make it clear that our movement will only grow louder and stronger if Wells Fargo fails to act now. 

Big banks like Wells Fargo help fund the companies behind dangerous fossil fuel pipelines — like Keystone XL, Line 3, and Dakota Access — that threaten Indigenous rights, the climate, and communities. If your money is invested with Wells Fargo and other Wall Street banks like them, it can be helping to fund these harmful projects that may not align with your values. 

That’s why people all across the country have been demanding Wells Fargo divest from dirty pipelines, and even moving their own money out of the bank due to their failure to act. Just this year alone, more than 100,000 people have sent letters to Wells Fargo urging them not to fund Keystone XL or other dangerous pipelines, and more than 20,000 have pledged to divest from or boycott Wells Fargo and other big banks financing fossil fuels. 

Wells Fargo has an opportunity to move away from the financial and reputational risks of supporting dirty pipelines. This week, the preferred route for Keystone XL was rejected and another route was advanced -- one that TransCanada, the company behind the project, has called unworkable. This pipeline has already been stopped and delayed for nearly a decade, and we will continue to fight back no matter what happens. Wells Fargo and others continue to loan billions of dollars to TransCanada, including two loans totaling $1.5 billion that are up for renewal this December. This is a clear opportunity for Wells Fargo to cut off these loans and end its investments in tar sands projects. 

We need to show Wells Fargo that they will continue to be held publicly accountable for their investments. See you there!

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Standing Rock Stories at L.A. Skins Fest (Nov 14-19  Los Angeles CA)
Nov
14
to Nov 19

Standing Rock Stories at L.A. Skins Fest (Nov 14-19 Los Angeles CA)

Screening of my film Standing Rock Stories at the 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST.

The Screening will take place on NOVEMBER 19 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the TCL Chinese Theater #6 in Hollywood, CA.

http://laskinsfest.com/event/standing-rock-stories/

Standing Rock Stories (6:30) Extraordinary footage of Standing Rock accompanies Emalene Manuel’s account of her experience at Standing Rock.

My film has been nominated under the “Emerging Filmmaker” Category.

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Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Nov 11- Fremont CA)
Nov
11
1:30 PM13:30

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (Nov 11- Fremont CA)

See “AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock,” the documentary that tells the story of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s historic peaceful resistance to the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the “water protectors” – activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar DAPL. The free screening will take place on Saturday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m., at Niles Discovery Church, 36600 Niles Blvd., Fremont (at Nursery). A discussion will follow the screening.

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Divestment Meeting! (Nov 7- Santa Rosa CA)
Nov
7
3:45 PM15:45

Divestment Meeting! (Nov 7- Santa Rosa CA)

  • Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Defund DAPL!

"If Citibank, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank and TD Securities were to hold back the remaining $1.4 billion, the cash for the pipeline could dry up and the project could come grinding to a potentially permanent halt." -- DefundDAPL.org

We've promoted divestment since our group formed in September. And now we have a new team focusing on divestment. Our goals are to get the City of Santa Rosa to do a public proclamation that they have divested from fossil fuels, and to get the city to divest from Wells Fargo. However there are no socially responsible banks large enough to handle the city's account that can insure accounts over $250,000. 

So our goal is to have the city start a public bank so they don't have to bank at Wall Street banks which are just as bad as Wells Fargo! There are other huge local benefits to public banking as well. A public bank is a wholesale bank. It does not compete with local banks, credit unions and savings and loans. As a wholesale bank, it is able to partner with local banks, credit unions and savings & loans to lower interest rates and keep money and invest in the local community. 

Come join us! Come make this happen! 

Check our Facebook Eventa page for any updates/future events/changes. And divest! 

http://defunddapl.org/

This event is wheelchair accessible.

#PublicBanking#Divestment#DefundDAPL

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Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour - #NoDAPL (Oct 28 Oakland CA)
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour - #NoDAPL (Oct 28 Oakland CA)

Dakota Access Pipeline Saboteurs Speaking Tour!

Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya Speak:
How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

All events will be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby. 

Jessica and Ruby need your support to spread the word! 

Please SHARE, invite friends to this and other events, & click Interested wherever you are ♥

They think they will likely be indicted and in jail awaiting trial soon. So these events are necessarily being organized on short notice. We need every single person to help get the word out. If you are part of an organization, please consider emailing your list. Please share on facebook and twitter. Thanks very much ♥

TOUR DATES:

October 16th - Eugene, OR
Wesley Center
2520 Harris Street
Eugene, OR 97405
7:00 - 9:00 pm

October 18th - Phoenix, OR
Phoenix Branch Library
510 W 1st St, Phoenix, OR 97535
6:30 - 9:30 pm
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/648248178632959/

October 20th - Portland, OR
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Olympia, WA
Date and Location TBD

Seattle, WA
Date and Location TBD

October 28th - Oakland, CA
The Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
7:00 - 9:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/893041157511147/

Background:
In the fall of 2016, while the epic battle over Indigenous Rights and fossil fuel infrastructure was being waged in Standing Rock, ND against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Catholic Workers Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek sabotaged DAPL infrastructure over and over during its construction near their home in Iowa, successfully delaying the destructive oil project for many weeks.

Recently, they revealed what they had done to the world, despite never being caught in the act. Now they’re traveling the West Coast, speaking publicly about their actions, why they decided to do what they did, and why they’ve publicly taken responsibility for it.

Come join Ruby and Jessica to learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

These events are for everyone. Whether you agree with Jessica and Ruby's actions completely or not. Everyone who comes with respect and is genuinely interested in a productive dialogue is welcome.

The Global Climate Crisis is forcing people who never imagined or wanted to do anything like Jessica’s and Ruby’s actions to question and re-evaluate what they’re willing to do to confront it. And ask ourselves whether we are willing to support actions like these after they occur - even though some of us would never want to or be able to engage in actions like these ourselves.

With forests on fire, seas rising, super storms ripping apart the coastlines and so many of the most vulnerable people and wild things being hurt by climate change wemust rely on each other to stop this destruction

Our hope lies in the fact that we are capable of so much more than we can even imagine. Jessica and Ruby are just one example of this.

We invite you to an evening where we can all be among people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.

#NoDAPL
#WaterisLife
#MiniWiconi
#DirectActionGetstheGoods

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October Meeting - Fracking & Housing (Oct 26 San Luis Obispo CA)
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

October Meeting - Fracking & Housing (Oct 26 San Luis Obispo CA)

Agenda
5:30pm food & drink for sale
6pm - 8pm meeting

- Welcome & quick club business update.

- Puerto Rico: Local business owner and Puerto Rico native Grisel Puig-Snider will let us know how we can help with hurricane relief efforts and explain the urgency of the situation.

- Housing Crisis: Hear from Julia Ogden from Habitat for Humanity about ways to combat our local housing crisis and the importance of our "inclusionary housing ordinance" (which is now at risk by the Board of Supervisors).

- Oil Money Out! Jeanne Blackwell will present a new effort to get elected officials and candidates to sign the pledge: "I pledge to not take contributions from the oil, gas, and coal industry and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits." We've invited many elected officials to join us and we'll ask them to sign the pledge during the meeting.

- Special Guest Speakers: Mary & Andy Hsia-Coron, 2 leading activists who were instrumental in successfully passing Measure Z, a ballot measure to ban fracking in Monterey County. Hear how they won this hard fought battle despite millions of dollars of oil industry and how we can do it here in SLO County.

*Also please note that due to Thanksgiving our November meeting will be on November 16th (6pm). Join us for a Progressive Friendsgiving Dinner!

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Promised Land Film Screening & Panel Discussion (Oct 20 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Promised Land Film Screening & Panel Discussion (Oct 20 Los Angeles CA)

A special film screening of the documentary, Promised Land with a panel discussion afterwards. 

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

A panel discussion follows with: filmmakers; Rudy Ortega Jr., Tribal President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Duane Champagne and Carole Goldberg, Co-Directors of the Fernandeño Tataviam Federal Recognition Team; and leaders from the Chinook Indian Nation and Duwamish Tribe. 

Please RSVP at http://promisedlandfilm.eventbrite.com/ 

UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).

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Indigenous Women on the Frontlines (Oct 14 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Indigenous Women on the Frontlines (Oct 14 Los Angeles CA)

Elder Barbara Drake (Tongva), Elder Kat High (Hupa), Elder Rebecca Robles (Acjachemen), Deborah Miranda (Ohlone/Chumash), Lydia Ponce (Mayo/Quechua), Kumu Mikilani Young (Hawaiian) and in Memorial for Unci, Elder Rachelle Figueroa (Arapaho/Tarascan). These distinguished women are longtime tribal, community workers, cultural educators and community activists. Their bios represent a wide cross-section of disciplines, knowledge, and wisdom and still remain at the front line.

Unci, Elder Rachelle Figueroa is being honored in memorial, having passed into the Spirit World June 21, 2017. Mother, grandmother, a world traveler, and Director of the MorningStar Foundation, which brought Grandmothers from the four directions of the world and gave so much to others, always. She carried herself with honor and respect for all people, immersed her self in kindness, love, ceremony, and spirituality in everything she did. She is deeply missed, but her spirit continues to exist. 

We want to recognize the women for all they have given for so many years, and simply say thank you! We hope you will join us to honor seven incredible and amazing women.

We are honored to have Carry Kim, MC for the event.

We are also honored to have the MorningStar Foundation HummingBird Drum.

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Indigenous Peoples Day, City of San Fernando CA- Oct 14
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Indigenous Peoples Day, City of San Fernando CA- Oct 14

Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates the sovereignty, cultures, and lives of all indigenous peoples. The event will host songs and dances of Indigenous peoples of the Americas, as well as traditional storytelling. There will be indigenous food, drum circles, traditional games, arts and crafts workshops, educational booths, and interactive stations.

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The No DAPL Reader: (Part 2) An Indigenous Peoples' History (Oct 10th- Sacramento CA)
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

The No DAPL Reader: (Part 2) An Indigenous Peoples' History (Oct 10th- Sacramento CA)

Join No DAPL Sacramento at our second reading club meeting. We will be discussing the second part of the first book, An Indigenous People's History of the United States. This event is free and all are welcome, whether or not you read the book. If you need assistance obtaining the text, contact us for help.

We will be discussing the following chapters:
- Seven: Sea to Shining Sea
- Eight: “Indian Country”
- Nine: US Triumphalism and Peacetime Colonialism
- Ten: Ghost Dance Prophesy: A Nation is Coming
- Eleven: The Doctrine of Discovery
- Conclusion: The Future of the United States

The first portion of the book will be discussed on September 5. Here is the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/260225384469584

For more information about the book visit this link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20588662-an-indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-united-states

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz (Oct 9 San Francisco CA)
Oct
9
5:00 AM05:00

Indigenous Peoples' Day Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz (Oct 9 San Francisco CA)

October 9th, 2017

Alcatraz Island * San Francisco * Ohlone Territory

Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Speakers will include:
Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
William “Bill” Means (Oglala Lakota)
Leonard “Lenny” Foster (Dine)
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
MC Lakota Harden (Lakota/ Ho Chunk)
And other special guests!

Ohlone Welcome, All Nations Drum, Intertribal Ohlone-Pomo dancers and updates on protecting sacred lands and pipeline struggles from across Turtle Island.

PIER 33 - TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 4:30 AM, BOATS RUN TO ISLAND AT 5:00 AM, 5:15AM & 5:45 AM. TICKETS $11.00, CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.

Simulcast on KPFA 94.1 FM and online at http//www.kpfa.org

For more information contact the IITC San Francisco Office: (415) 641-4482; Morning Star Gali: mstargali@gmail.com or Rochelle Diver, rochelle@treatycouncil.org

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Indigenous People's Day : Honoring Leonard Peltier (Oct 8 Los Angeles CA)
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Indigenous People's Day : Honoring Leonard Peltier (Oct 8 Los Angeles CA)

On August 30th the LA City Council voted to approve Indigenous People's Day, as the second Monday of October: 14 yes votes and 1 no vote. The City changes will be completed by October 2018, it will no longer be Christopher Columbus Day! The LA County will soon make this change, too. 

This year's celebration must offer recognition and an honor for Leonard Peltier, our relative is still imprisoned. 

Join us as there is much to do and we must take time to share the beautiful day as Indigenous People's Day and work together for our relative's freedom.

_ Speakers : David Hill, American Indian Movement and head of the Peltier Defense Comittee. Rudy Ortega Tataviam Nation, confirmations updated daily
- Music: Live performances by Kelly Caballeros Tongva, Jessa Calderon Tongva, Tataviam, Chumash, CMPLX Mexica, Azul Quetzal Mayan, Aztlan Underground Odami,Raramuri,Mazahua,Mayo,
Opata Apache, Mayan, Yaqui,
Stephanie Sallee, Washoe, Miracle Dolls,
and Raye Zaragoza, MTBA..


- Indigenous Dance Exhibitions
- Vendors, Food and Merchandise

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Community Meeting: Klamath Pipeline Threat (Sept 21- Orleans CA)
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Community Meeting: Klamath Pipeline Threat (Sept 21- Orleans CA)

Community Meeting on the Klamath Pipeline Threat: Come eat spaghetti dinner and hear a report back from Margo Robbins and others who attended the Oregon Coalition Strategy Sessions. This is an opportunity to learn more and get involved in stopping the Jordan Cove LNG Project -- including the 232 mile proposed pipeline that would cross under the Klamath River. 
Dinner 5:30
Meeting 6-7:30 pm

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Honor: "Veterans for Standing Rock" on Constitution Day (Sept 17- Yucaipa CA)
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Honor: "Veterans for Standing Rock" on Constitution Day (Sept 17- Yucaipa CA)

Discussion and Meeting about: Graywolf's up coming "Unity Walk" to be held on November 11th. 2017.
Presentation of: John Bolenbough's Video
This will also be an Open Forum Event concerning how the United States Constitution effects Native Americans in "The Spirit of the Law" and how Heroic the.Veterans actually were that have been "Standing with Standing Rock".
Also covered in the Open Forum" What is the "Native American Definition of "Free Speech" and what the Hell does that have to do with anythin?
Important Questions:
Why would Honorably Discharged Veterans of the Unity States Military risk their Lives in order to Support a "Peaceful Protest" of a one time Enemy?
What would you do if: you found that your Great or Great Great Grandfather after being Shanghide about a Merchant Marine Ship in Ireland and jumping ship in Alabama's Mobile Bay was adopted by the Cherokee Nation?
Furthermore, by Joining the Cherokees your Grandfather by way of Cherokee Tradition gave up all claim that he previuosly held under the White Mans Law?
What if this Man was according to White Mans Law Related to: Charles Thomas Wnchester Moore?
Would you Spiritual Eyes want to look deeply into what this Man ways saying and the statement that your Grandfather made when he joined the Cherokee Tribe?
Would you even begin to ask or want to know about any thing from a Family Researcher? Would you call on your Family Researcher's Spirit to know? ative
Then if you found yourself placed into WANT through "White Man's" Evil what would you do then?.
Would you Honor your Ancestors at all?
"Honor thy Father & thy Mother that thy Days may be long upon the Earth" is what White Mans Bible states, but how do you Honor your ancestors if you make their same miskes?

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