Buffalohair: Thingyan Celebration. Denver Colorado / 4-16-17 April 22. 2017

Thingyan Celebration, Denver Colorado, 4-16-17

A video glimpse into the Burmese Community on Thingyan, The Burmese New Years Celebration.

What stole the show for me was the reunion of comrades who struggled, fought and in some cases were tortured for years in prison in an effort to break a man’s spirit.

Fortunately, the spirit of freedom and democracy did not die within these most honorable men.

They stand together once again.

Saw Ngo, Hlaing Moe Than, Sitt Nyein Aye, Ko Oo (below) are Burma’s hallowed heroes.

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Burma’s Warriors for Peace

And it was an honor to be among Real Champions of Freedom and Democracy.

Your Devil’s Advocate

Buffalohair

Saving Clean Drinking Water ND Police Tear Gas Guns Out On Road Blocking Cars

ND Police Tear Gas Guns Out On Road Blocking Cars

 

 

Tribe Members Shake Police Hands and give them flower buds!

Police Move Massive Army on Water Protectors Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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You all rock! “Red Hand” – A Native American time-travel movie

Rod Pocowatchit feeling pumped.

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Hey peeps! One day in and we’re already slightly past $1,000! You all rock! Join us in our journey to make a Native time travel movie (and if you don’t know how this works, it’s a crowdfunding site, completely safe). Either we make our goal or get nothing, so every bit helps, strength in numbers! Thank you!

“Red Hand” – A Native American time-travel movie

A Native American man with the power to heal time-travels from the future to rescue a man who is pivotal in saving the Native race.

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Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping Graces Literary World of Trinidad Colorado

Award Winning Laureate Wang Ping Graces Literary World of Trinidad Colorado

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Wang Ping at TAAC Gallery

‘International Flare’ best describes the activities at the Gallery Main/Trinidad Area Arts Counsel. Along with a budding art community, the literary scene within this historic community has grown exponentially and nothing could emphasis this more than a visit by the ever popular award winning laureate Wang Ping.

 

Through the concerted efforts of the literary community and the Trinidad State Junior College, most notably, educator John Casuqarelli Wang Ping chose to grace this community with both a book signing of her epic piece ‘Ten Thousand Waves’ and do some readings from her book. On a side bar, her masterpiece earned acclaim as a feature film of historic significance in addressing the atrocious treatment of Chinese immigrants in the land of freedom, milk and honey, (USA).

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Wang Ping

Open, warm and vivacious yet accented with subtle Asian mystery and timeless allure, that is ‘The Wang Ping Experience’. Whisked away to a place far removed from time and space, sometimes with joy and sometimes with poignancy and pain. In a culinary sense Wang Ping titillates and deliciates the literary palate of all who are graced with the sound of this enchantress’ voice. Mesmerizing would be an understatement and thought provoking would only skim the surface…

 

Was the audience whisked to a place of joy or dark forebode in a repartee of stark reality? Well, I was pretty frigging happy since Wang Ping was on the other side of my camera lens and I was in Downtown Trinidad Colorado. No rush hour traffic on the Hollywood Freeway for me eh. It was a two day adventure with a world class poet and humanitarian, Wang Ping. With the splendor of the majestic Rocky Mountains as her backdrop it does not get any better than that.

If you are aware of Wang Ping you are also aware she is never idle and everything has purpose and direction. In coming to Trinidad she also made the community aware of her on going *’Kinship of Rivers’ project uniting communities in kinship and harmony along the Mississippi & Yangtze Rivers. From what I observed it’s an extension of an olive branch in uniting people, not governments or politics. Just unity among the children of planet earth

Within this Kinship of Rivers project are these colorful flags molded after Tibetanwang5 Prayer Flags. For the most part they hold the same significance but with a dash of kinship for those who live along these powerful earth bound arteries of life and their tributaries. The flags where written with the hopes and dreams of the people then the thoughts symbolically released. All with the expressed blessing from His Holiness the Dali Lama.

Throughout the pomp and circumstance of Wang Ping’s whirlwind visit to Trinidad,

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Beauty and the Beast

Colorado there was a theme that resonated during her entire stay and it was simply a message of love, tolerance and good will. What I saw through my camera lens was poetry in motion as this award winning woman blended and interacted with fans as if they were the oldest of friends and it was genuine. You could feel the magic as she made everyone she met feel uniquely special. You should have been there, oh well.

 

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Buffalohair

*http://www.kinshipofrivers.org/home

Justice for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Woman Warrior

Antonio Sanchez shared Justice for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Woman Warrior’s video.

IMPRISONED HEROES?

 

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Justice for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Woman Warrior

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Letters from Leonard.
By Denise Pictou Maloney in Justice for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Woman Warrior

In 1999, shortly after indictments were issued for the murder of my mother, Leonard sent me a letter from Leavenworth warning us to be wary of what the feds told us regarding his involvement in my mother’s murder, that he had not interrogated my mother who he considered to be like a sister to him and that he loved her very much. The irony at that time was that I had not talked to any authorities or “feds”. I had only been in contact with John Trudell, Dino Butler, Nilak Butler and Rob Robideau who all confirmed that, yes indeed, it was members of AIM who carried out the execution orders to execute Annie Mae on false accusations that she was a fed. Robideau also re-confirmed the gun in the mouth interrogation of my mother by Leonard (my mother had told our family of her interrogation when she came to see us last in the fall, a few months before her death)
When I replied to Peltiers letter I stated that if he seemed so convinced that my mother was murdered by the FBI, he would surely have no problem in helping “his sisters” daughters campaign for her justice and sharing the details and proof that he had to support those claims. His response to my requests for help was that he “would not participate in incarcerating another NDN man” and that he had indeed interrogated my mother but he did not use a gun. Robideau had warned Peltier to leave Annie Maes murder investigation alone and not to get involved. At the same time one of Peltiers minions had contacted me separately and said Leonard would support justice for Annie Mae if we would support him in his clemency campaign for his freedom.
The problem was, is that I had already had several phone conversation and emails with his co accused cousin Robideau who shared many details with me of how “Leonard was a fool to involve himself in the Annie Mae murder by voicing an opinion and that he should have just let sleeping dogs lie” which ended with Leonard publically deciding to support Graham (the man accused and now convicted of the murder of Annie Mae) when we refused to sign a letter of support for Leonard. Robideau said “Leonard was an idiot and he deserved to be where he was and he would go down with the rest of them”. During the five years I had corresponded with Robideau he confirmed many suspicions and details I had been told by other witnesses over the years. When I specifically asked him if Leonard shot those agents he paused for a few seconds and blurted out “I can’t answer that! I am Leonard’s first cousin” and I responded ” you just did” and he nervously laughed and said I didn’t understand what was going on then and that it was a war…it was self defense.
It was during Grahams Trial that Kamook Banks Eccoffey testified that Leonard had bragged to my mother, her sister Bernie and herself about shooting one of the agents point blank while he begged for his life. Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks, Russell Means, the Bellecourt Brothers, David Hill, Leonard Crow Dog , Bruce Ellison, Madonna Gilbert, Loralie Decora Means, and at least a dozen other witnesses watched as my mother’s was interrogated, kidnapped, beaten , raped, dragged off to her death and then dumped on the side of the road like a bag of garbage. They have all known for 36 years it was not the fbi who murdered Annie Mae and they chose to lie and deceive NDN country to save their own asses.
Currently Leonard and AIM support Graham who was just convicted in Dec. of 2010 for the kidnapping felony murder of Annie Mae. Heros?? I think not . For 28 years our family sat in silent mourning while these cowards postured and reinvented history, and not once did they bother to contact their so called “friends” family. For those with the courage to learn the real truth and not the lies that I am a fed ( lol…. aim and Peltiers only rebuttal towards me, the same title I will remind everyone that they gave to my mother before they executed her) please feel free to contact me with your questions and for more details.

 

 

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Big Short or Long Range Building Plans at Pine Ridge?

Remember to tell your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren this EVERY SINGLE DAY       That you love them!

FeatherSpeak via Wikoskalaka Yuwita Pi – Lakota Gathering of Young Women

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MTV uploaded a new video.

Inspired by MTV‘s Rebel Music: Native America premiere? Meet more Indigenous youth whose plans to make a difference brought them to The White House.

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Tanka Bar – Kyle, SD – Food & Grocery, Corporate Office …

Tanka Bar, Kyle, SD. 10637 likes · 340 talking about this · 75 were here. BE TANKA! LIVE LIFE POWERFULLY! Visit our store locator:…

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In the Shadow of Wounded Knee

After 150 years of broken promises, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are nurturing their tribal customs, language, and beliefs. A rare, intimate portrait shows their resilience in the face of hardship.

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Here’s a mythbuster… A different and alien [to the eastern hemisphere] tradition of animal husbandry: what early European settlers were unable to realize.

“Rather than domesticate animals for meat, Indians retooled ecosystems to encourage elk, deer, and bear. Constant burning of undergrowth increased the numbers of herbivores, the predators that fed upon them, and the people who ate them both. Rather than the thick, unbroken monumental snarl of trees imagined by Thoreau, the great eastern forest was an ecological kaleidoscope of garden plots, blackberry rambles, pine barrens, and spacious groves of chestnut, hickory, and oak… Incredible to imagine today, bison occurred from New York to Georgia. A creature of the prairie, Bison bison was imported to the East by Native Americans along a path of indigenous fire, as they changed enough forest into fallows for it to survive far outside its original range. When the Haudenosaunee hunted these animals, the historian William Cronon observed, they

‘were harvesting a foodstuff which they had consciously been instrumental in creating. Few English observers could have realized this. People accustomed to keeping domesticated animals lacked the conceptual tools to recognize that the Indians were practicing a more distant kind of husbandry of their own.’

… Carrying their flints and torches, Native Americans were living in balance with Nature—but they had their thumbs on the scale. Shaped for their comfort and convenience, the American landscape had come to fit their lives like comfortable clothing. It was a highly successful and stable system, if “stable” is the appropriate word for a regime that involves routinely enshrouding miles of countryside in smoke and ash…” – Charles Mann, “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus”

Their original range stretched from California to the Atlantic and from northern Mexico to Canada. Just imagine 60 million head of bison (an actual estimate for around 1500, btw) grazing around North America, on artificial prairies created by Native Americans through controlled burnings—basically a patchwork of huge hunting parks. It makes the ranches of the west look like child’s play. Steak, anyone?

  • I always had this dream for Pine Ridge but not the money to do it:( To build a huge beautiful Mall Center for the Children there. As an Entrance park area into their town! With a healing prayer Totem for all the children, like they made The Children’s Sculpture that is on display at the world headquarters plaza of Levi Strauss in San Francisco. http://www.lff1.org/larsonfoundation/HAL/main.htm.

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    Bluebird Woman Elayna Reyna of the San Juan Bautista American Indian Council puts her own healing energy into the Children’s Sculpture.

    Jag Ensing's photo.
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Lakota Koskalaka Wica Yuwita Pi – Lakota Young Men’s Gathering uploaded a new video.

It has begun! Youth Healing Camp 2015! My 11 year old son, Wahacanka Wakangli, is wrapping the poles.

Antonio Sanchez shared Lakota Koskalaka Wica Yuwita Pi – Lakota Young Men’s Gathering’s photo.

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We have a few more to put up but things are going well

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Oyate Wahacanka Woecun added 4 new photos.

Wopila Tanka for all those who came and shared our special day. It was a time for reflection and to look towards the future.
We were told, Sicangu Iyuksa Wicoti Namniya sniyo
(Not to scatter, don’t scatter- do not do this: when one leaves a group, he leaves “it” unfinished).
We continue our prayers, and will remain Shielding the People
One heart ~ one mind ~ one prayer ~ one thought

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Oglala Sioux ban the Rapid City Journal

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned all sales of the Rapid City Journal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until the newspaper formally apologizes for an offensive headline published in…

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Antonio Sanchez shared a link.

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5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty

As long as tribes are denied the right to control their own resources, they will remain locked in poverty and dependence.

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Lakota People’s Law Project

Russell Means delivers a powerful speech on the state of emergency that exists on Indian reservations in South Dakota. The Lakota language is dying and the children are being taken from the people.

Please sign our petition to bring the Lakota children home so the culture can be sustained! lakotalaw.org/action

Okay! So what are some of the plans for Pine Ridge, that are on going or are in the working stage plans?

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SEE this story in this week’s edition of Lakota Country Times!

'In less than 1 week's time 300 people have liked our page.  9 people have made a donation totaling $770, and more than 25 people have stepped up to say they want to help and participate in some way.  If each of the 300 could reach out to 3 friends and family, contribute some manageable amount as a donation, offer help in some way, we would have a TRUE Tiny House NATION.   Thank you for liking our page.  And thank you for ALL the ways you have offered support, encouragement, an offer to participate and for your donations.  Remember this is for the youth - to show them that people DO care and WILL do something to demonstrate that care. Share. Support. Donate. Help us build the Lakota Tiny House Nation.  Thank you.'

In less than 1 week’s time 300 people have liked our page. 9 people have made a donation totaling $770, and more than 25 people have stepped up to say they want to help and participate in some way. If each of the 300 could reach out to 3 friends and family, contribute some manageable amount as a donation, offer help in some way, we would have a TRUE Tiny House NATION. Thank you for liking our page. And thank you for ALL the ways you have offered support, encouragement, an offer to participate and for your donations. Remember this is for the youth – to show them that people DO care and WILL do something to demonstrate that care. Share. Support. Donate. Help us build the Lakota Tiny House Nation. Thank you.

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People celebrate grand opening of Allen Youth Center for Lakota youth

People in Pine Ridge Reservation celebrated the grand opening of a youth center, a symbol of hope for the Lakota youth.

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Pine Ridge reservation : Grow Permaculture

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Our plans include three food forests at Pine Ridge this year, with three … the garden, this wild herd in full gallop across the range – purely because they feel like it. … As beautiful and intriguing the horses are, our biggest focus for this year was food sovereignty. …. Pine Ridge home building project – apprentices needed!

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Koreen Brennan is raising funds for Pine Ridge Reservation Food Forest … two Permaculture Design Courses on the rez, supported natural building projects and … and they provide a wide range of healthy foods, some of which can be stored for … windbreak trees (which can make a big difference in yields at PIne Ridge) for …

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Shared Visions: Pine Ridge – A Year Later Sharing the Dream

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their goals for building homes and strengthening their tribal communities. The Tribe … the MOU is “A Strategic Plan for Implementation of the Pine Ridge Shared Visions. Housing ….. build upon Ms. Big Crow’s efforts and will design and build a 30,000 square foot ….. ball fields, a Pow Wow ground, and a golf driving range.

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Colleges team up to build greenhouse on Pine Ridge …

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Oct 24, 2014 – Colleges team up to build greenhouse on Pine Ridge Reservation … solutions for the wide range of issues a northern prairie greenhouse would likely face. … By summer, plans were far enough along for the Green Team to … around reservations, and produce availability was a huge problem,” Paulsen said.

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FeatherSpeak and Lakota Country Times shared a link.

Invitation

Call for Native artists, makers and creators for the Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water Native art market and cultural celebration in the heart of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota at Main Street Square.

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Neighboring Tribe

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Walk-about on our Sioux Indian Reservation
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Sy Spotted Tail and I take a walk around town. Rosebud, South Dakota.

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Indigenous hip hop artist Frank Waln performs on stage in front of thousands at the final day of action for the Reject and Protect gathering in Washington DC. Frank’s performance captures the spirit of the strength and resistance of the many Indigenous land defenders who will not allow pipelines or tar sands

Rebel Music: Native America | Frank Waln Performs “My Stone”

Official music video for “My Stone,” an original song by Rebel Music: Native America cast member Frank Waln.

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Frank Waln Performs “My Stone”

Antonio Sanchez shared Tar Sands Blockade’s photo.

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Earthship Biotecture

This would be so cool if these homes were built at Pine Ridge!

Would stay warm all Winter and cool in Summer!

Would have a built in water supply!

Green House Gardens for growing food year round for each home!

Solar and wind power built in for each home’s energy source!

Earthship Academy Classroom video

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Roger Cultee shared The Master Shift’s video.

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“The Ghost Of Earth Day Present” – A Master Shift Original

Be a part of the biggest grass-roots event in history by planting a tree on EARTH DAY, APRIL 22ND, 2015 as a “give back” to Earth. This event is being hosted by The Master Shift, Forest Nation, The White Feather Foundation and the Earth Day Network as well as thousands of contributing organizations from around the globe. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees. Join the cause: https://www.facebook.com/events/327883710751172

Film credits:
Directed by: Michael D. Stern – www.michaeldstern.com
Starring: John Mervini and Sicanni Tallan Purizaca
Music Credits: Dreaming of Love by Lights Resolve – Act Three by Jason Shaw – Babylon by J. Beal – (No Copyright Infringement Intended)

If you stumbled upon Ra Paulette’s cave

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If you walked Into a cave in the side of a mountain, and saw this, what would you think?

If you stumbled upon Ra Paulette’s cave (yes his cave) deep in the heart of New Mexico, you might think you’ve discovered a cave hundreds of years old — used…

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