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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

"Not in our honor" protest

Here are two articles, along with a video clip, of the "Not in our Honor" protest this past Sunday.

American Indian Protest at Chief's Game


Teams nicknames draw group of protesters at arrowhead


The Kansas City Star

Denny Gayton and Ryan Red Corn left the other American Indian protesters outside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to talk to fans.

Some fans waved “tomahawk chops” or let out war whoops, taunting the rally against Indian imagery in mascots.

But most silently regarded the protesters who came to mark the meeting of the Chiefs and Washington, the team whose name they find most offensive.

Walking among the Chiefs fans, Gayton, a 25-year-old Lakota, and Red Corn, a 26-year-old Osage, found people like Sean Jersett, 30, of Lee’s Summit and Rob Baskett, 26, of Kansas City. full article

Save the Peaks

This article appeared on the front page of today's print edition of the Denver Post

Tribes fight ski area over sacred site
By Electa Draper
Denver Post Staff Writer

American Indians and non-Indians protest last week outside the federal courthouse in Prescott, Ariz., against the planned expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl and its proposed use of treated wastewater for snowmaking. (Special to Post / Tom Hood)

Prescott, Ariz. - Four Corners tribes say they are fighting for their spiritual lives as they sue to stop a ski area on the San Francisco Peaks from spraying what they consider sacred mountains with snow made from reclaimed wastewater.

The Arizona Snowbowl and the U.S. Forest Service, which has approved the ski area's plans, argue that if the American Indians' religious claims prevail, it could lead to more than 550 tribes nationwide dictating how federal agencies manage millions of acres of public lands, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore full article.

To learn more about this struggle, go to the following website-Save the Peaks

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Columbus Day Resistance

Over 1000 people joined Colorao AIM in resisting the Columbus Day Hate Speech parade in the streets of Denver. More to come.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

This week's edition of the Westword features "War of the Word" by Bill Gallo.

Photo and Link to article.

Full article

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

2 articles

Today's editions of the RMN and Denver Post have articles about Colorado AIM's proposals to Mayor Hickenlooper.

Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Mike Littwin-Sing along: Our mayor, he wrote us a letter

Today's edition of the Rocky Mountain News carries a column by Mike Littwin.

Dear Mr. Mayor,

I am writing you a letter about your letter about the Columbus Day parade

Your letter, as you know, has become quite controversial and not only for your use of the word "proactively" in the opening sentence.

Some advice.

Never put anything on paper or in e-mail (the cyber equivalent of Latex) that can be held against you.

And never use any form of "proactive" in print. Ask your wife. She's the writer in the family.

Your letter was, of course, well- meaning, in that why-can't-we-all-get- along, uniter-not-a-divider, doesn't- anyone-remember-hootenannies kind of way.

Unfortunately, it went over like the Shawn Chacon trade.

One side found it "insulting" and the other side "paternalistic."

You sent your letter to two leaders of the opposing sides - and even that got everyone angry. Glenn Morris, one of the addressees and a member of the American Indian Movement, said you treated the matter like a "spat between two petulant sons" while playing the role of Ward Cleaver.
full column