The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now.
For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves.
The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that.
There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City.
Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity.
Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City.
We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home.
More details to come as this develops and grows.
If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration
Deadline March 30th 2017
Inexpensive Bus resources :
The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
This is the official March for Science - Honolulu event.
On April 22nd we March for Science in Honolulu. Other groups are organizing in Hilo and other islands. Check out the March for Science Hawaii webpage for information about those events www.marchforsciencehawaii.com.
The Honolulu event will start at 3 p.m. at the UH Manoa campus. There will be speakers, entertainment and activities before the March. We will Rally and March at 4 p.m. a.m. along a route near campus. The March will be followed by entertainment and activities.
Please consider volunteering to help organize. The more people that become involved, the more people we can reach with science. Direct message us if you would like to be involved.
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All are welcome to join us in North Kohala as we demonstrate solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Native Nations and all those who are standing up to protect indigenous rights and Mother Earth. This event is in alignment with the global call to action: http://standwithstandingrock.net/march/. We will gather with prayer flags and signs expressing our solidarity and aloha (please bring your own) from 2:30-3:15pm, and music, oli, hula, spoken word and speakers will be from 3:15-6pm. The venue is just mauka of Akoni Pule Highway across from Sushi Rock in downtown Hawi.
During this free one-hour multimedia presentation, Daniel Kanahele will share his experiences as a water protector on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library (10 days for Oahu; 15 days for neighbor islands) in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed.
GLOBAL MASS MOBILIZATION CALLED FOR FEBRUARY 22!
In coordination with activists from around the world, we will stand in support and solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. Join 350.orgHawai'i, Our Revolution Hawai'i, and DeOccupy Honolulu in prayers, a drumming circle, and a call for First Hawaiian Bank to divest from DAPL. FHB's principle shareholder, PNB Paribas, has invested over $400 million in DAPL - which has been brutalizing peaceful Water Protectors, and threatening more damage to the ecosystem in the future.
The Trump administration ordered the Army Corps to stop the environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline and grant the final permit. An EVICTION NOTICE for the Oceti Sakowin Camp was served on the 15th and it will be effective on FEBRUARY 22. A FORCIBLE REMOVAL FROM CAMP COULD START AS SOON AS THE DAY AFTER BY THE MILITARIZED POLICE.
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock intend to stand their ground. As Chase Iron Eyes said, Standing Rock is a peaceful, prayerful, nonviolent exercise in our human, treaty, constitutional and civil rights – all of which are at stake. WE CANNOT STAND BY WHILE THEIR RIGHTS ARE BEING TRAMPLED UPON AND OUR WATER AND CLIMATE ARE BEING THREATENED.
Please bring friends, #NoDAPL and divestment related signs and your positive energy for our gathering outside First Hawaiian Bank, downtown Honolulu.
Lots of bus stops are nearby. Parking can be found at Iolani Palace.
Join us on Wednesday, February 15 for a VALENTINE Celebration for our MOTHER EARTH and a BREAK-UP with FHB!
This action is part of our on-going campaign telling FHB to pull their money out of DAPL or we will continue to divest from them.
We are joining with a global week of solidarity actions for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. The Department of the Army has granted the final easement permit needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline. Drilling has begun. Now more than ever we need to stand up and send a message that nothing will deter us from our fight for clean water. We will resist Trump’s Tyranny. We have no choice. Water, that brings us life is at stake. The Earth, our Mother, is at stake.
The time is now to celebrate our love for MOTHER EARTH and our BREAK-UP with FHB!
Bring giant valentines to honor Mother Earth! Bring break-up “letters”/signs to FHB!
If you have a hand drum, please bring it and join us in some prayer chants.
Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!
SOME VALENTINE SUGGESTIONS:
Love your Mother – Defund DAPL!
Love your Mother – Stop Ecocide!
FHB ~ Love your Mother – Divest!
and our personal favorite, a quote from our dear brother John:
One Earth, one mother - one does not sell the Earth.
~John Trudell February 15, 1946 - December 8, 2015
SOME BREAK-UP 'LETTER' SUGGESTIONS:
Roses are Red. Violets are Blue
You’re risking our Water.
We’re breaking up with you!
You’re my favorite ex-Bank
Roses are Red. Oil is Black.
Don’t poison our water. We’ll never get it back!
FHB - Be my defund DAPL Valentine!
FHB ~ Don’t be a fossil fool
Note: lot's of buses stop nearby, also parking can be found at Iolani Palace
Kings of Spade Presents the 6th Annual Motown Valentines For Standing Rock Featuring:
Kings of Spade
Chicago's Jennifer Hall
This is an 18 and over event.
Tickets are available at: JointheRepublik.com
From 1961 to 1971, Motown record label produced 110 Top 10 Billboard hits. Their repertoire of artists included Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gay. 15 of Honolulu’s soul singers, including American Idol finalists DeAndre Brackensick and Big Mox, along with 2015 Hoku Award winner for best R&B album of the year, Maryanne Ito, Keilana Mokulehua, Smokestack, Riya Davis, Sherry Graham, Kahnma K, Forsseable Futures, Gyn Barnes, Jenna Keliikuli, Jarred Roberts, Candy Diaz, will make up a 10-piece SUPER BAND complete with keys, back-up vocalists, and a brass horn section, to pay tribute to this distinctly soulful and pop sound. They will be performing classic hits like “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Be My Baby,” and “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me.” All proceeds for this year’s Motown Valentines will be donated directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with a minimum one thousand dollar donation made on the day this show is announced.
Original opening sets will be provided by Kings of Spade, Paula Fuga, Chicago’s Jennifer Hall, and funk/soul/hip-hop killers, The Bentos.
PAULA FUGA Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga was awarded the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist. She has headlined the Alma Surf Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and performed with Jack Johnson at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, while making musical collaborations with Jack, Ziggy Marley, & Nahko Bear. She has even been invited to perform for President Barack Obama in the White House in Washington, DC three times.
KINGS OF SPADE is a high-energy, foot-stomping, shameless dancing Blues-Rock act from Hawaii. The Kings are fronted by KC, who’s firey and passionate vocals cross between Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. KOS have been featured at Willie K’s Blues Festival, Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse Anniversary, and on iconic stages like the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles all the way to the Stone Pony in New Jersey. After 2 years of touring nationally as openers for King’s X, they will embark on their own headlining tour this upcoming April and their very first European tour in June.
Also performing will be Indie-Soul band from Chicago, JENNIFER HALL. After a mind-blowing performance at the Republik last year, their Honolulu fan base has compounded exponentially. Named an “artist to watch” by Chicagoist, Jennifer Hall’s powerful and sincere vocals combine influences such as Patsy Cline, Jeff Buckley, and Ella Fitzgerald. After releasing a critically praised EP, Hall immediately embarked on a relentless North American tour while sharing stages with both Eddie Vedder and Tom Morrello.