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Support Indigenous Resistance: Broken Rainbow Film Screening
Date Sunday November 15
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA. 94705

Information, food and discussion starting at 7:30 with movie starting at 8
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorKatia
Emailaama [at] riseup.net
BR is the story of the Dine' people's contemporary resistance to ongoing colonization of their lands, people, and sovereignty by the US government and its Corporate ally, the Peabody Coal Company.

Since 1974 more than 14,000 Dine’ people have been forcibly removed from their ancestral homelands by the U.S government, following the discovery of enormous reserves of low sulfur coal underneath their land.

At this moment, the decision makers in Washington D.C. are planning ways to expand their occupation of tribal lands to extract mineral & other resources. Peabody Coal, the world’s largest coal company, is currently pushing through plans to massively expand coal strip-mining operations targeting the Dine’ (Navajo) & Hopi peoples sacred ancestral homelands. If expansion plans are permitted, it would exacerbate already devastating environmental and cultural impacts on local communities and significantly add fuel to the fire of the current climate chaos we all face.

The resisting communities of Black Mesa have fought these efforts for three decades by staying on their land and continuing their traditional lifeways, despite ongoing harassment for the government and Peabody Coal. With the guidance of Black Mesa residents, the aim of the caravan is to honor the elders and to bring support to their communities before the approaching cold winter months.

Join us as we stand with Big Mountain elders in their struggle on behalf of their peoples, their sacred ancestral lands, and future generations.

To read more about Black Mesa and the resistance of the elders, go to: blackmesais.org
Added to the calendar on Sunday Nov 15th, 2009 7:57 AM
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