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On November 17th, work crews from Santa Cruz and all across the country will converge in support of indigenous communities resisting relocation & massive coal mining operations on their ancestral homelands of Black Mesa, AZ.
* REQUESTED SUPPLIES LIST: *
Please call 831-708-8199 to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. Supplies will be driven from Santa Cruz to Black Mesa and distributed to families directly. Donations can be made tax-deductible. Thank you!
- Axes and mauls.
- Axe and maul handles.
- Building materials: Fencing, roofing materials, tar paper, nails, screws, boxes of screws, nails, levels, rolls of barbed wire, fence posts, etc.
- Chainsaw files, chains, 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.
- Work gloves.
- Vehicles to donate to families. Should be able to drive on rough terrain. Trucks are ideal.
- Portable stoves, propane tanks, large pots
- Recording equipment (audio or video) for documenting government harassment.
- Non-perishable food.: Oats, beans, cooking oil, cornmeal, flour. Hardy organic fruits & vegetables (winter squash, potatoes, hot peppers, avocados, apples, oranges, etc).
- Organic coffee and teas.
- Solar panels, solar parts, batteries, wind turbines.
- Supplies for rainwater catchment systems.
- Medicinal herbs. (Teas, dried herbs, fresh extracts, liniments, and salves for stress, colds, flus, digestion, arthritis, diabetes, altitude sickness, back-aches.)
- Bulk food for dogs, cats, and livestock.
- Blankets. Warm, nice clothing.
- Laptop computers.
- Educational books for both youth and adults.
- Gas money.
"So, as for me, from where I stand, I believe that the land was stolen. Our livestock are stolen. Even our very being is being stolen, they threaten to throw us off the land. They put fear in our hearts, and this is the way they are killing us. This land that I am sitting on, this earth here, there are many minerals underneath that could bring wealth to people. That is why they crush me with their laws to tell me that I do not belong here. For these reasons, I am resisting. I was born here. Big Mountain is my mother, and that is why I will remain. I cannot just walk away from my mother. She is the one who will decide when it is time for me to return to her, this is when I will leave."