From:   Winter Siroco <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 6:23:50 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Two events today, spread the word:

Kids Speak Out at Occupy Wall Street on Un-Columbus Day
WhenMon, October 10, 12pm – 1pm
WhereZuccoti Park (Liberty Square), New York, NY (map)
DescriptionKids speak out @Occupy Wall Street When: Monday, Oct. 10 at noon sharp Where: Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park Who should come? Kids and their parents of the 99% who want to make a difference ‎Last week four mothers from Central Park East II Elementary School in East Harlem began chatting about taking our kids to Occupy Wall Street to witness democracy in action first hand. Our school motto is “Making a Difference,” so we decided to help our kids do just that. Why bring kids to Occupy Wall Street? Our children are the 99%. Even as banks got bailed out, American children have witnessed their parents get tossed out of their homes and lose their jobs. Public school kids have lost arts, music and physical education. Many don't have appropriate healthcare. We can't be afraid to discuss these issues with our kids. The longer we stay silent about these problems, the longer they will persist. Now our kids can see activists take these issues to the streets in a democratic forum at Occupy Wall Street. Why call it Un-Columbus Day? We believe kids should be in school on October 10 -- not celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus, who ultimately got lost on his way to India and ended up opening the gates of colonization in the North America forever. What is the 99% School? The 99% School page is here to represent the children whose voices are too often disregarded. Surprising to many, our kids are deeper and smarter than the grown-ups who have somehow managed to mess this world up. Let their voices and thoughts be heard!!! Meet us at the Liberty St. side of Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza at noon. Contacts: Jeannie Lee, Rivka Gewirtz Little On Facebook: The 99% School 646-319-2466



Celebrating Genocide in America:

Columbus Day and Indigenous People


Monday, October 10 at 5 pm

Location: Southeast Corner of

Liberty Plaza

(Underneath big red sculpture)

Native Peoples of the America Address the Wall Street Protesters



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.

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Dale Luce <> wrote:
Thats excellent! Maybe occupy wall street should consider following suite?

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Antonio Serna <> wrote:
@occupywallstreet, what's the hold up?

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Occupy Boston Ratifies Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
Posted on October 8, 2011 by nadeemtron

The following resolution was passed by the Occupy Boston General Assembly on October 8th, 2011:

RESOLUTION:  Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

WHEREAS, those participating in “Occupy Boston” acknowledge that the United States of America is a colonial country, and that we are guests upon stolen indigenous land that has already been occupied for centuries, Boston being the ancestral land of the Massachusett people; and

WHEREAS, members of the First Nations have continued to resist the violent oppression and exploitation of the colonizers since they first arrived on this continent, and as a result have a great amount of experience that could strengthen this movement; and

WHEREAS, after centuries of disregard for the welfare of future generations, and the consistent disrespect and exploitation of the Earth, we find ourselves on a polluted and disturbed planet, lacking the wisdom to live sustainably at peace with the community of Life; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That we seek the involvement of the First Nations in the rebuilding of a new society on their ancestral land; and

As a signal to the national “Occupy” movement and to members of First Nations who have felt excluded by the colonialist language used to name this movement, it shall be declared that “Occupy Boston” aspires to “Decolonize Boston” with the guidance and participation of First Nations Peoples; and

Extending an open hand of humility and friendship, we hereby invite members of the First Nations to join us in this popular uprising now taking place across this continent.  We wish to further the process of healing and reconciliation and implore Indigenous Peoples to share their wisdom and guidance, as they see fit, so as to help us restore true freedom and democracy and initiate a new era of peace and cooperation that will work for everyone, including the Earth and the original inhabitants of this land; and

We hereby declare that Columbus Day should be referred to as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”