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Black Mesa benefit event with Louise Benally - Support Indigenous Resistance!
Date Sunday November 06
Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Quaker Meeting House: 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz. (at Highway 1 & Morrissey Blvd.)
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorSanta Cruz Indigenous Solidarity
Emailsheepandsagebrush [at]


A benefit event in Santa Cruz


Louise Benally (Diné/Navajo)
A Diné mother, grandmother, activist, educator and lifelong resister of relocation and coal mining at Big Mountain.

Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone)
An outspoken and active Ohlone woman who has worked for decades to protect burial grounds and sacred places of her ancestors.

  • Delicious food, drinks, and desserts
  • Black Mesa Indigenous Support slideshow
  • California Indian Singers, including Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Rumsen Ohlone)
  • Other speakers TBA!

Sunday, November 6th
6:00pm @ Quaker Meeting House
225 Rooney St. (at Highway 1 & Morrissey Blvd.) -- Location can be confusing to find - please review a map if you are unfamiliar with the area!


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 of tools, food, clothing, and other basic supplies are requested. A list of requested supplies is provided below.

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.

Thank you!

Added to the calendar on Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 2:22 PM
§2011 Fundraising letter and Needs List
by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 2:22 PM
2011 Caravan needs list:

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.
Portable generators.
Work gloves.
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.
Gas money.
Laptop computers.
Educational books for both youth and adults.
§Support Big Mountain Resistance!
by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 2:22 PM
Artwork by Rini Templeton.
§PDF of Half-Sheet size flyer, for printing
by Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 2:46 PM
Want to help spread the word in Santa Cruz? Print/copy this flyer, double sided, then cut it in half! Thanks!
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