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Police Raid D-Q University: Eighteen Students, Elders and Supporters Arrested
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
On March 31st, César Chávez Day, the Yolo County Sheriff's Department raided the buildings at Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl, also known as D-Q University.
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For decades, the school has been a forum and place for native people to learn about their cultures, educate each other, and experience a closeness to the earth. The school was formed in the 1970's, when indigenous people stormed an old army base and eventually forced the government to turn it over to Native hands. D-Q U was born in struggle and in struggle it stays today!

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Police Raid DQ University: Eighteen Students, Elders and Supporters Arrested
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2008/03/31/18489787.php
§Arrests
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§More Arrests
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Michelle Wallace, Public Information Officer
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Yolo County S.T.A.R.S.
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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Service Without Limitations
§Traffic Tickect
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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An elder was issued a bullshit traffic ticket
§Corporate Media
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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Univision and Daily Democrat
§Highway Patrol
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§An Injunction Arrived Against the Board of Trustees
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Guambry Speaks to Univision
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Yolo Sheriff's Plane
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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This plane was flying overhead for the duration of the raid
§Cops at DQU
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Police Wagon
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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The arrested people were taken to the Monroe Center Main Jail in this police wagon.
§Denied Access
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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Francisco, a DQU elder, was not allowed to participate in a scared sweat ceremony.
§Resistant Culture
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Greg Iron Denied Access to DQU
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Martin Torres, Lieutenant
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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He expressed sympathy while preventing people from entering DQU. Torres indicated that he was part Native American and had relatives who attended DQU.
§You Are On Indian Land!
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§Education Agriculture Industry
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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§KCRA Allowed Press Access
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:10 PM
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KCRA Channel 3 (the local NBC affiliate) was granted immediate access to DQU. A reporter from the Daily Democrat was also granted access. However, an Indybay volunteer with a press pass was repeatedly denied access to DQU both during and after the raid. The police said the decision of which media outlets to allow was made by the Board of Trustees.
§Building a Border
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:18 PM
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§Welding a Cable to Prevent Cars from Entering
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:19 PM
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§Chris Yazzie
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:20 PM
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§Monroe Center Main Jail
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:20 PM
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§Rosa Gets Out
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:21 PM
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§Tree-Sitter
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:22 PM
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When the cops came, one person climbed up a tree and refused to come down or even speak to officers. The courageous tree-sitter ensured that even during the raid, DQU remained occupied with strength and honor.
§New Gate
by ~Bradley Monday Mar 31st, 2008 11:24 PM
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How much did it cost to build a border that was defeated in seconds?
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Is DQU still occupied by students?travellingSunday Apr 6th, 2008 6:42 PM
Original Occupier from 1970 Sends Support To Those Who Are There NOW!Kathryn "Jody" BeaulieuSaturday Apr 5th, 2008 10:41 AM
Medal of HonorGordonFriday Apr 4th, 2008 9:38 AM
background info--Tuesday Apr 1st, 2008 6:44 PM
website link --Tuesday Apr 1st, 2008 4:56 PM
Thanks for the report and photosRicoTuesday Apr 1st, 2008 10:50 AM
Excellent PhotosDan BacherTuesday Apr 1st, 2008 7:56 AM