Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Earthcycles Livestream Boarding School Tribunal

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Oct. 22 -- 25, 2014
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Hopi in Hotevilla Receives Green Award

Trees, Water and People Announces Winner of $40,000 “Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award”

Trees, Water & People (TWP) is pleased to announce Tyler Tawahongva as the winner of the 2014 Green Business in Indian Country Start-Up Award. Mr. Tawahongva, a Hopi member of the Coyote Clan from Hotevilla, Arizona, will receive up to $40,000 in start-up capital and technical assistance to expand his company, Cloud Nine Recycling. Read more: http://treeswaterpeople.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/trees-water-people-announces-winner-of-40000-green-business-in-indian-country-start-up-award/

Tribute to 19 Hopi Imprisoned for Resisting Boarding Schools


Hopi Prisoners at Alcatraz, January 1895
Back Row (left to right): unidentified; Polingyawma; Heevi'ima; Masatiwa; unidentified. Middle Row: Qötsventiwa; Piphongva; unidentified; Lomahongewma; unidentified; Lomayestiwa; Yukiwma. Front Row: Tuvehoyiwma; unidentified; Patupha; Qötsyawma; unidentified; Sikyakeptiwa; unidentified.

Hopi arrested in Arizona, 1894
#57, Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas

Censored News remembers the 19 Hopi imprisoned at Alcatraz who refused to allow their children to be indoctrinated in US boarding schools.

By Censored News

The Hopi Cultural Preservation Office said: "John Martini described the prisoner's cells at Alcatraz as 'tiny wooden cells, worlds removed from the western desert and plains.' Indeed, a description of Alcatraz in 1902, just seven years after the Hopi prisoners were jailed there, suggests that the cells were in poor condition: 'The old cell blocks were `rotten and unsafe; the sanitary condition very dangerous to health. They are dark and damp, and are fire traps of the most approved (sic) kind.'"
"In a series of letters between H.R. Voth, a Mennonite missionary at Orayvi, and Guruther, the Commanding Officer at Alcatraz, family members at Hopi were extremely worried about the prisoners. There were rumors that some of them had died. In August, Voth wrote to the Guruther that the pictures of the prisoners were 'very much appreciated by relatives and friends/ because rumors had circulated that they were "poorly fed, clothed, worked hard, some had died, etc. were perhaps killed.
"In September, Voth wrote to Lomahongiwma to report on the prisoners' families and the crops. These reports must have caused considerable anguish among the prisoners, especially those who were separated from their families during important ceremonies and planting and harvesting. In addition, two of the prisoners' wives gave birth to children who died while the men were at Alcatraz." -- Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
In Memory of the 19 Hopi who resisted and were imprisoned at Alcatraz:
Aqawsi (Kwaa/Eagle)
Heevi'yma (Kookop/Fire)
Kuywisa (Kookop/Fire)
Lomahongiwma (Kookyangw/Spider)
Lomayawma (Is/Coyote)
Lomayestiwa (Kookyangw/Spider)
Masaatiwa (Kuukuts or Tep/Lizard or Greasewood)
Nasingayniwa (Kwaa/Eagle) Patupha(Kookop/Fire)
Piphongva (Masihonan/Grey Badger)
Polingyawma (Kyar/Parrot)
Qotsventiwa (Aawat/Bow)
Qotsyawma (Paa'is/Water Coyote)
Sikyaheptiwa (Piikyas or Patki/Young Corn or Water)
Talangayniwa (Kookop/Fire)
Talasyawma (Masihonan/Grey Badger)
Tawaletstiwa (Tasaphonan/Navajo Badger)
Tuvehoyiwma (Hon/Bear)
Yukiwma (Kookop/Fire)

Heartache and Genocide: Indian Boarding Schools in Photos

Heartache and Genocide: Indian Boarding Schools in Photos

By Censored News

Boarding School Tribunal begins tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Photos below (three) from Kumeyaay website, original from e-book Lakhota.com


(Above) More photos on Kumeyaay website, original from e-book Lakhota.com
(Below) Navajo and Apache children in prison at Fort Sumner, N.M.
Navajo and Apache Children in Prison of Fort Sumner, Bosque Redondo, NM

Fort Sumner by Louise Benally, Dine'
The following comments by Louise Benally of Big Mountain, comparing the Long Walk and imprisonment in Bosque Redondo to the war in Iraq, and responding to this photo, were censored by Indian Country Today.

 Navajos at Big Mountain resisting forced relocation view the 19th
Century prison camp of Bosque Redondo and the war in Iraq as a
continuum of U.S. government sponsored terror.
Louise Benally of Big Mountain remembered her great-grandfather and
other Navajos driven from their beloved homeland by the U.S. Army on
foot for hundreds of miles while witnessing the murder, rape and
starvation of their family and friends.

“I think these poor children had gone through so much, but, yet they
had the will to go on and live their lives. If it weren’t for that, we
wouldn’t be here today.
“It makes me feel very sad and I apply this to the situation in Iraq.
I wonder how the Native Americans in the combat zone feel about killing
innocent lives.”

Looking at the faces of the Navajo and Apache children in the Bosque
Redondo photo, Benally said, “I think the children in the picture look
concerned and maybe confused. It makes me think of what the children in
Iraq must be going through right now.

“The U.S. military first murders your people and destroys your way of
life while stealing your culture, then forces you to learn their evil
ways of lying and cheating,” Benally said.


Carlisle: The Children Who Never Came Home
For the families
Long Walk 2 northern route photos by Brenda Norrell
Forced assimilation and militarization for US government
Indian children were forced into militarization, and conditioned to fight for the same US government that had murdered their ancestors.
Haskell: Misery

Above: Haskell in Kansas, photo from: http://www.ancientways.org/otherprojects.asp

(Above) Photos from online search

Monday, October 20, 2014

Censored News Fundraiser for Boarding School Tribunal Coverage

Hi friends,

Censored News is fundraising for coverage of the Boarding School Tribunal in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which begins Wednesday. As of today, Tues, Oct. 21, $490 is still needed to cover airfare and hotel expenses. Airfare is increasing each day.

I plan to provide print coverage, photos and behind-the-scenes interviews at the Tribunal, Oct. 22 --, 24, 2104. Govinda of Earthcycles will provide the livestream.

Censored News also provided live coverage of the first Tribunal, the Peltier Tribunal on Indigenous Rights, at the same location last year.

Please donate at PayPal on Censored News, or contact me at: brendanorrell@gmail.com

Thank you!
Brenda Norrell, publisher Censored News

Devastating effects of Boarding Schools on Indigenous Peoples, Second Annual Tribunal on Indigenous Rights information: 

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