From:   Keegan <alaskak@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 09, 2011 9:57:06 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Cc:   ows-empowerment-working-group@googlegroups.com; empowerment-and-education@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] EVENT TOMORROW: IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGINOUSE PEOPLES - PLEASE PUT UP ON THE WEBSITE AND CIRCULATE
 

Howdy,
Iif there's any chance to do more outreach for this or future actions along the same line, please feel free to contact me. I am a fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian, a great ally if we call them to action, due to their proximity.

Cheers.
Keegan
Time's Up!

On Oct 9, 2011 11:43 PM, "Bahareh S" <t.seyedi@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear all,
 
The Education and Empowerment Group calls for SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES and RETHINKING COLUMBUS DAY! Tomorrow, October 10th, we are bringing their voices to the plaza at 5pm.  Flyer attached. Information pasted below. And facebook invite link can be found at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231575793565093.
 
Can someone PLEASE put this information on the website and the calender?? We have reached out to various people with access to the website to support us upload this information for days now but unfortunately it still does not appear. 
 
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PROMPT ACTION!
 
Bahareh
 
 

IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGNIOUS PEOPLE

 

Celebrating Genocide in America:

Columbus Day and Indigenous People

 

Monday, October 10 at 5 pm

Location: Southeast Corner of Zuccotti Park

(Underneath big red sculpture)

On Monday October 10th, members of the indigenous community from Owe Aku International Justice Project, First Voice Indigenous Radio, and the United Confederation of the Taino people will bring their voices to Occupy Wall Street and remind us to rethink Columbus day. They will also address how corporate greed and indigenous history have for hundreds of years been an integral part of the indigenous struggle to maintain a way of life, maintain Indigenous territories, and fulfill Indigneous responsibilities to the environment for future generations.

 

"Corporate greed is the driving factor for the global oppression and suffering of Indigenous populations. It is the driving factor for the conquest and continued suffering for the Indigenous peoples on this continent. The effects of greed eventually spills over and negatively impacts all peoples, everywhere. Indigenous peoples feel the pain first, but it eventually reaches all people.

Understand our suffering to understand yours." 

 

Rosalie Little Thunder.  (Sicangu Lakota, Owe Aku International Justice Project, a Lakota grass-roots human rights organization based on Lakota territories on the High Plains of North American and, internationally, in New York City).  

 

Indigenous peoples and supporters seek the formal revocation of the 1493 [command] by the Vatican to Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the 'new world.  Along with the 1494 Treaty of Todesillas, both decrees seek to establish domination world-wide and call for subjugation of non-Christian peoples and seizure (occupation) of our lands.

 

An estimated 100 million Indigenous peoples were eradicated during the process of Europe's colonization of the western hemisphere.

 

The Inter Caetera is the foundation of the international system we live under today and directly related to the corporate-state-military occupation and rape of Mother Earth.” Tiokasin Ghost Horse, Host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI. 

 

Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R (not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus; Varick St. bus; Water St.

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