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Struggle On A Continent With No Name: Sonora's Indigenous
Date Sunday February 04
Time 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, Inc.)
510 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA
(408 998-2783 - for directions, etc.
Event Type Screening
Emailmorenita92701 [at] aol.com
Phone408-66109403
CRISIS IN BAJA CALIFORNIA

The Seri, Mayo, Pima, Yaki and Tohono O’odham Indigenous communities are under assault by the Mexican government, stealing their water causing death and harm to their children and elders.

Have Dinner and See the Film: “KUMIAI: THE LAND” (in Spanish - with onsight translation)

See and Hear the story of the Indigenous Peoples of Sonora, and participate in a crossborder Q&A session with a Commandante of the Indigenous Resistance in Baja. Session to be facilitated by Indigenous activists from both North and South America; Wanbli Watakpe (Russ Redner) – NorCalAIM, and DJ Tania – Berkeley Liberation Radio.

Further information on the Struggle in Sonora:

Wanbli Watakpe and DJ Tania work in support of the Indigenous peoples of Baja where they live, in furtherance of their much needed water project. The peoples in struggle are calling for unity in our movement, and welcome crossborder solidarity and support for all those in struggle.

If you'd like to help two communities in Sonora, Mexico: the Yaki community of Potam and the other one in Pima community of Quipor, in their water project... all contributions (labor, solidarity, donations, support) are welcome!

In Quipor local landowners have deviated a stream that provided water for drinking and domestic use. Right now the indigenous communities are left to using just rain water that remains where the stream used to run.

Potam is semi-desertic and temps reach over 95 F, causing many health problems due to dehydration, particularly affecting children during the dry season when the most intense heat lasts for 4 to 5 months. The most urgent goal of the water project (which simply is trying to supply water to these communities) is to avoid children’s deaths for dehydration.

Other Projects and Means of Support (A note from DJ Tania & Russ):
• Radio transmission - for the most isolated indigenous communities in Baja California and Sonora, "We’re off to a good start thanks to BLR that donated their spare equipment for one radio station, BUT we need; mics, mixer and anything else that would help start other radio stations" for the isolated people of the region.

• Getting their press going to print their indigenous news paper covering these isolated tribes, and their struggles.

• Help to finish the health clinic project that will serve the Seri, Mayo, Tohono O’odham and several other tribes (20 communities of 10 different tribes of Baja California and Sonora)

• Help in organizing the Alternative Meeting of Border Peoples in August 2007.

- Viva La Lucha!
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