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"Broken Rainbow" film screening - Support Big Mountain/Black Mesa Resistance

Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Black Mesa Support, Santa Cruz
Location Details:
Resource Center for Nonviolence - 515 Broadway, Santa Cruz

Broken Rainbow is an Academy Award winning documentary on the forced removal of 14,000 Diné (Navajo) people from their ancestral homeland in Arizona. For over 30 years since US Congress passed the Relocation Act, traditional Dine at Black Mesa have resisted relocation and the expansion of devastating coal strip mining operations by Peabody Coal.

Black Mesa Indigenous Support volunteers will be present to answer questions following the film. There will also be a brief slideshow depicting on-land support activities at Black Mesa.

Admission: $5 suggested donation. This is a benefit event for Black Mesa families resisting relocation. Snacks and drinks will be available.

This benefit is part of the 2010 Fall Caravan of Support
On November 20th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of the indigenous resistance communities of Black Mesa / Big Mountain. Our work will include chopping firewood, sheepherding, and repairing structures for the icy winter months. Donations of tools, food, funds and other supplies are requested. Any items you wish to donate may be brought to this event. (See the needs list, below.)

Added to the calendar on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 10:43PM
§Fundraising letter, with needs list on page 2
by Black Mesa Support, Santa Cruz
* 2010 Caravan Needs List *

Donated supplies will be driven from Santa Cruz to Black Mesa and distributed to families directly.
This is a partial list. For a longer, more detailed list of needs, please contact us or look online at
- Axes and mauls.
- Axe and Maul HANDLES. Wood is preferable over fiberglass.
- Building materials: Lumber, fencing, roofing materials, tar paper, nails, screws, boxes of screws, nails, & chalking, levels, rolls of barbed wire, fence posts, leather gloves, etc.
- Chainsaws.
- Chainsaw files and bar/chain oil.
- Tools of all kinds: Shovels, hoes, rakes, hammers, hand saws, hand shears, picks, mattocks, wire cutters, drills, posthole diggers, and extra tool handles.
- Vehicles to donate to families. Vehicles that are able to drive on rough terrain. Trucks are the best but not necessary.
- Vehicles to use during the week of the caravan.
- Portable generators.
- Work gloves.
- Portable stove / propane tanks, large pots to use during the caravan.
- Recording equipment (audio or video) for documenting government harassment.
- Food. Non-perishables. Oats, beans, flour. Organic fruits and veggies.
- Organic coffee and tea.
- Solar panels, solar parts (batteries), wind turbines.
- Medicinal herbs. (Teas, dried herbs, fresh extracts, liniments, and salves for stress, colds & flus, digestion, arthritis, diabetes, altitude sickness, back-aches.)
- Food for dogs, cats, and livestock.
- Blankets. Warm, nice clothing.
- Gas money.
- Laptop computers.
- Educational books for both youth and adults.
§Katherine Smith poster - published by Aptos Native American Support Group
by Black Mesa Support, Santa Cruz
§Big Mountain, AZ with sheep
by Black Mesa Support, Santa Cruz
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