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Over 3500 People Attend Indigenous Peoples Annual Sunrise Gathering - by Dan Bacher
“As we gather today to celebrate, we do not celebrate the re-write of history that has become Thanksgiving," said Andrea Carmen, Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council. "We celebrate our survival as indigenous people. In reality, on this day so long ago, 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Nation were slaughtered during their sacred Green Corn ceremonies by Pilgrims they had saved during the winter months with their own food." Photo of Radley Davis, Morning ...
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2013 5:48PM
NO ARREST = NO ELECT: Protest at Campaign Fundraiser for DA Ravitch's Re-election - by
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95404-5120
Event Date:Tue Dec 3, 2013 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 12:38PM
Santa Rosa: 80 youth march surrounded by 26 cop cars - by Richard Becker, LiberationNews.org
A November 26 march organized by high school and middle school youth protesting the police killing of 13-year-old Andy Lopez was met with overwhelming force by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The SRPD deployed 26 police cruisers and six motorcycle units to temporarily stop the march of about 80 young people, arresting one marcher and citing 12 others.
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:09PM
San Jose State University Hate Crime Deplorable - by Santa Cruz County NAACP
African-American Student at San Jose State University Endured Months of Torment by Dorm Mates
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:04AM
SSP&RIT honored to have Vallejo High School mascot removed - by via Angel Heart
VALLEJO, CA – Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) advised the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) Board of Education on November 20 to remove its mascot (Apache) as it is offensive to Native Americans.
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08AM
One Month Later and Still No Justice - March for Andy Lopez - by
City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa District Attorney's Office, 600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J, Santa Rosa
Event Date:Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:00PM
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:53AM
Light up the Night for Andy Lopez (FAWKX the Police March in the Dark) - by Jameson Johan
50 Old Courthouse Square, corner of 4th and Santa Rosa; in Santa Rosa Ca.
Event Date:Tue Dec 3, 2013 8:00PM
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:59AM
SSP&RIT moves to have Vallejo High School mascot removed - by via Angel Heart
VALLEJO, CA. - Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT) has advised the Vallejo City Unified School District, Board of Education to remove the Vallejo High School mascot (Apache), as it is offensive to Native Americans.
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:56PM
Jailhouse for Gelhaus March (video/x-flv 22.0MB) - by Alex Darocy
The family of Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old killed by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus on October 22, marched with supporters from downtown Santa Rosa to the Sonoma County Hall of Justice on November 5. They are demanding an independent investigation be conducted into the killing of Andy, and that District Attorney Jill Ravitch arrest Gelhaus immediately. The family and supporters also want the location of Andy's killing, an empty lot on Moorland Avenue, to be turned into a memoria...
Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:27PM
CA Police Brutality Coalition Calls Andy Lopez Killing 'Police Terrorism' - by CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality
SANTA ROSA – A statewide police brutality organization is noting that on October 22 – the same day that thousands of people were protesting "police terror" across the country and at the State Capitol in Sacramento – a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Deputy gunned down 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2013 6:13PM
32rd Annual Uhuru Holiday Pie Campaign - by Penny Hess
32nd Annual Uhuru Holiday Pie Campaign, fundraiser for the Uhuru Movement Nov. 10-28 and Dec. 14-24.
Posted: Fri Nov 8, 2013 4:11PM
San Francisco Protest "Justice for Andy Lopez!" - by ANSWER Coalition
24th and Mission Sts.
Event Date:Sat Nov 9, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Thu Nov 7, 2013 3:41PM
Oakland Stands with Andy Lopez - by Cat Brooks
Event Date:Sat Nov 9, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 5, 2013 10:35AM
Unity March for Andy Lopez Unites Diverse Communities in Santa Rosa (video/x-flv 109.3MB) - by Alex Darocy
On October 30, a "unity" march was held in Santa Rosa for Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old with a toy gun who was shot and killed by Sonoma County Sheriff's deputy Erick Gelhaus on October 22. The march began in the Roseland area of the city, and block by block the group swelled as marchers headed downtown to Old Court House Square where speakers were heard that included the friends and family of Andy.
Posted: Tue Nov 5, 2013 3:37AM
Family of Andy Lopez Files Lawsuit Against Deputy Erick Gelhaus and County of Sonoma - by Justice for Andy Lopez
On November 4, the parents of Andy Lopez, Sujay and Rodrigo Lopez, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in San Francisco (see PDF) against deputy Erick Gelhaus and the County of Sonoma.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 10:33PM
2014 California Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Indictment of Santa Rosa Deputy - by Cindy Sheehan
2014 California gubernatorial candidate, Cindy Sheehan, joins the demand for 48-year-old Deputy Sheriff, Erick Gelhaus, to be immediately terminated, arrested, and swiftly indicted for the murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 8:47PM
National Day Of Protest For Andy Lopez/Día Nacional de Protesta para Andy Lopez - by
Juilliard Park 329-409 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Event Date:Sat Nov 9, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 9:53AM
American Indians Return to Alcatraz - by Pete Verral
American Indians participated in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week (October 6-14) in San Francisco and Bay Area locales. The week's events launched the second decade of the program that encourages healthy eating and a stay-active lifestyle among American Indian and Alaska Natives, who have the highest rates of diabetes of any race or ethnicity in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association.
Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:51AM
Prayer Walk for Ulistac—Threatened Ohlone Village Site in Santa Clara - by Corrina Gould
Mission Santa Clara - 500 El Camino Real, @ Santa Clara University
Event Date:Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:00AM
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:27AM
How you can help Indian Canyon - by Decolonize Cali
Earlier in October a new informational brochure was released by Costanoan Indian Research, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to support the educational and cultural conservancy work at Indian Canyon (see PDF). The brochure outlines how community members can help Indian Canyon, the only land continuously held by the Ohlone people.
Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:07PM