SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

California | Santa Cruz Indymedia | Government & Elections | Racial Justice | Front Page

Thu Feb 21 2013 (Updated 02/23/13) Members of California Groups Sing Traditional Songs and Round Dance at Old Custom House
Reminders of California Colonialism Frame Idle No More Flash Mob in Monterey On February 17, individuals gathered in Monterey for an Idle No More flash mob held in solidarity with First Nations and Chief Theresa Spence. Organizers described the flash mob as an opportunity for "dance and prayer" and to educate the public. Groups represented at the gathering included the Ohlone and the Chumash, as well as a number of others.

The gathering resembled other Idle No More events and flash mobs where participants sing traditional songs and join together in round dancing. Isaac Orozco, who also dances with Amah-Ka-Tura, an Ohlone group based out of the Pajaro Valley, sang traditional Ohlone songs. In addition to drumming, individuals played clap sticks, which are a traditional instrument of central Californian Indian groups.

The flash mob began in front of the Museum of Monterey, which is located at Custom House Plaza, and is part of Monterey State Historic Park. After a brush with rangers, the group moved in front of the "Old Customhouse" itself, which is the oldest colonial government building in California.

imc_photo.gifimc_video.gifRead More with Photos and Videos | Idle No More

10/08/15 Activists Warn SB 350 Won't Address California Oil and Gas Drilling   Environment & Forest Defense | California
10/06/15 Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative – A Cautionary Tale for California   Drug War | Government & Elections
10/05/15 Freedom Sleepers Consistently Sleep and Hold Ground at Santa Cruz City Hall   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/04/15 Winnemem Wintu Chief Leads 'Water. Every Drop Is Sacred' Rally and March   Environment & Forest Defense | North Coast | California
10/03/15 Serra Statue Toppled, "Saint of Genocide" Message Left at Mission Carmel Cemetery   Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/03/15 State Resolution Could Limit Free Speech for those Seeking Justice for Palestine   Racial Justice | Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/03/15 Indian Prime Minister Protested for Poor Record on Religious and Women's Rights   South Bay | Government & Elections
09/24/15 Shades of Owens Valley: Metropolitan Water District May Buy Delta Land   Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | California
09/24/15 Family, Friends and Supporters of Pedie Perez Continue Fighting for Justice   Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services
09/23/15 On Pope's First Day in U.S., Silicon Valley Low Wage Workers Call for Economic Equality   Labor & Workers | South Bay
09/08/15 Arrest of Dan Rush Raises Questions on Efforts to Unionize Cannabis Workers   Drug War | California | Government & Elections