American Indian Airwaves, 10-03-07
Tupac Enrique: Last Month the United Nations General Assembly passed the Declaration of the Rights for Indigenous Peoples with only five countries voted against the 30-year working document. One of those countries was the United States Of America. In response to this historic and hallmark event, Tonatierra(http://www.tonatierra.org/), an Indigenous organization based in Phoenix, AZ., is having a gathering of distinguished indigenous activist and scholars to address the impact and meanings of the Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The conference is aptly titled: "Rights of Indigenous Peoples: History, Present, and Destinyâ€ and will be held this Oct. 26th in Phoenix, AZ.
Robecca Robles (Ajacheman Nation) Cultural Activist discusses the ongoing destruction of the Ajachemanâ€™s sacred site, Panheâ€™ and how the construction of the San Joaquin Hills toll bridge will destroy their ancient sacred village, Panheâ€™. Rebbca will discuss the historical, cultural, and political meaning of Panheâ€™ and why everyone should participate in protecting it.
Blake Gentry (Cherokee /Oklahoma Nations) - International Coordinator of DEPINN, Dessarro del Pueblos Indigena Immigrantes Nativos, is organizing an upcoming event titled: Encuentro Indigena in Magdaleno, Sonora, Oct. 8th & 9th., Blake also will provide us an update with the Zapatistas from Chiapas, Mexico, one of four sub-regional gatherings in Mexico.
Corbin Collins, Native American NAGPRA Coalition, discusses the reasons for the upcoming protest scheduled at UC Berkeley, on Oct. 5th. UC, BerkeleyHearst Museum has the second largest inventory of indigenous ancestors and artifacts throughout the United States.