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Colorado National Guard helicopters attempt landing at Wounded Knee but are driven off

4 May

On Saturday morning, three Colorado Army National Guard helicopters tried to land at the Wounded Knee site and were driven off.

The helicopters from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora had supposedly been invited to land at the site in South Dakota to hear from descendants of survivors of the 1890 Wounded Knee conflict in which 146 Lakota Sioux men, women and children were killed by U.S. Army Calvary soldiers.

Communique from the Black Hills South Dakota American Indian Movement follows:

To the Original Peoples of the Fourth World and all International Press Services:

At high noon today [May Day 2010] US Army helicopters of the US Seventh Cavalry air division attempted to land their Blackhawk aircraft upon Lakota Sacred Burial grounds in South Dakota. The presence of military aircraft from this unit is a sad and insulting reminder of the slaughter of more than 300 American Aboriginals on December 29,1890 when soldiers of the US 7th Cavalry gunned down more than 300 Aboriginal Minneconjou Lakota refugee children, women, infants and the elderly at what is now called Wounded Knee in South Dakota Indian Country. The military then left the bodies of their victims to decay unburied in the driving snow.

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March in memory of Sand Creek Massacre

29 Nov

Antoinette Red Woman walked from 15th Street to the state Capitol on Saturday to remember and honor her fallen ancestors who suffered in Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre 145 years ago.

One hundred and sixty Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribal members were killed on Nov. 29, 1864, when the 1st Colorado Cavalry and 3rd Colorado Cavalry, under the leadership of Col. John Chivington, opened fire on a peaceful American Indian camp in southeastern Colorado.

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Monday: Death Threats

23 Sep

The Politics of Displacement and Community Self-Determination

from AFSC:

Join us Monday, Sept. 28th at 6pm for a multimedia presentation on neoliberalism, militarism and popular resistance in Oaxaca, Mexico and beyond.

Community rights defense organizer Simón Sedillo will be bringing a new multimedia presentation. Through lectures, workshops, and short films from Oaxaca, Mexico Sedillo helps draw real connections between the struggles of indigenous communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and Mexico.

Date: Monday, September 28th
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: AFSC office, 901 W. 14th Ave. rm 7
(Kalamath & 14th; first floor of the Court House Square Apartments)

and Tuesday, Sept 29 6:30pm Humanities 135, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder

more info here and here.