|Black Mesa benefit event with Louise Benally - Support Indigenous Resistance!|
|Date||Sunday November 06|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
|Quaker Meeting House: 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz. (at Highway 1 & Morrissey Blvd.)|
|Organizer/Author||Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity|
|sheepandsagebrush [at] gmail.com|
RESISTANCE AT BIG MOUNTAIN
A benefit event in Santa Cruz
Louise Benally (Diné/Navajo)
Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone)
Sunday, November 6th
Since 1977, federal relocation policy has forced over 12,000 Diné (Navajo) people from their ancestral homeland in Arizona, an area known to contain 21 billion tons of high-grade coal. For over 30 years, many traditional Diné families at Big Mountain have lived in resistance, steadfastly refusing to relocate as strip-mines rip apart their sacred lands and generating plants poison the desert air.
"Coal is the liver of Mother Earth"
Keep it in the ground. Keep the earth alive.
* 2011 Fall Caravan to Black Mesa *
On November 19th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of the indigenous resistance communities of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, AZ.
Donations can be dropped off at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Monday-Thursday between 12 and 4pm, or please call 831-708-8199 to make a different arrangement or request a pick-up.
Food. Non-perishables. Oats, beans, flour. Organic fruits and veggies.
Organic coffee and tea.
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.
Axes and mauls.
Axe and Maul HANDLES. Wood is preferable over fiberglass.
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.
Medicinal herbs. (Teas, dried herbs, fresh extracts, liniments, and salves for stress, colds & flus, digestion, arthritis, diabetes, altitude sickness, back-aches.)
Portable stove / propane tanks, large pots to use during the caravan.
Recording equipment (audio or video) for documenting government harassment.
55-gallon water barrels, fittings, pumps.
Solar panels, batteries, generators, wind turbines.
Food for dogs, cats, and livestock.
Blankets. Warm, nice clothing.
Educational books for both youth and adults.