Wednesday, 5/24/06, on American Indian Airwaves
Part 1: "Six Nations Under Siege: Canadian Militarism and low-level intensity conflict"
Kahentinetha Horn (Mohawk Nation) from Mohawk Nation News (http://www.mohawknationnews.com) joins us live from the Six Nations (Caledonia,Ontario) and provides us an exclusive update from the Six Nations (Caledonia,Ontario) area where negotiations with Canadian represenatives have been underway for the last 28 days. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has egaged in the illegal arrest of indigenous peoples, treaty violations, military buildup, and increased its low-level intensity conflict against the Six Nations while they have been defending thier traditional homelands and way of life.
Part 2: Millennnium Development Goals for Indigenous Peoples: Excerpts from the United Nations Permenant Forum on Indigenous Issues
Brief updates on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals from David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Foreign Minister of Bolivia; and Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Part 3: "Backhanded Injustice Part 2"
Pete Litster from the Shundahai Network (http://www.shundahai.org) joins us live on the air to discuss the Department of Defense's resumption of qausi-nuclear testing on the Western Shoshone lands commencing on June 2nd, 2006. There was a temporary postponement of "Divine Strake (a quasi-nuclear bunker-buster bomb)" until June 23rd but the government as decided to test this bomb on June 2nd, 2006 as originally scheduled. Our guest will exclusively be discussing details for "The International Day of Protest" on May 28th, 2006 at the Nevada Test Site located in the Western Shoshone Nation.
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May 28th, 2006 The Stop Divine Strake Coalition Calls you to Action!
On May 28, 2006 dozens of indigenous, environmental justice and peace and disarmament organizations will converge at the Peace Camp outside the Nevada Test Site near Mercury Nevada to protest the Divine Strake test scheduled for June 2, but now apparently postponed to June 23.
Please do not arrive for this event before Saturday. We will be organizing the camp into affinity camps, around a central gathering space. Please contact a local group that is organizing a contingent, or contact Eileen McCabe-Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org directly about an unaffiliated camping area. We are tying to get an idea about numbers so that we can plan responsibly for a large turnout. Please let us know by Wednesday May 17 how many are in your group, and if you will be organizing some kind of camp
What to bring:
The Nevada Desert is known for extremes of temperature. Please bring clothing to allow you to be comfortable during the noonday heat, as well as cool nights. Hats, sunscreen and an abundant supply of water are also strongly recommended. We do not know if any food will be provided. The camp is about 100 miles from amenities, so plan accordingly, and bring your own food.
What we'll do:
On Saturday: We will offer classes and workshops in cultural sensitivity, non-violent direct action, the history of the test site, and up-to-date information on the test itself.
On Sunday: There will be a sunrise ceremony, followed by a break. There will be an interfaith service from 11-2, followed by a rally, and possible direct action crossing the line into the test site. A detailed agenda is forthcoming.
Affinity camps are welcome to schedule their own activities within their camps. There will be a central gathering tent, in which activities will be scheduled. For more information on scheduling activities in the tent, please contact Deanna Taylor at email@example.com .
How to get there:
Here is a map and directions
Keep in mind:
There are absolutely no drugs or alcohol permitted on the site. The site belongs to the Western Shoshone and we are their guests. Please be a culturally sensitive and aware guest and learn Western Shoshone cermonies and protocols. There will be signs posted alerting you to sacred and sensitive sites. Please respect them. Upon arrival, you will be issued a permit by the Western Shoshone for a suggested $5.00 donation.