Sunday, August 31, 2008

Louisiana tribes brace as monstrous Hurricane Gustav approaches

 Louisiana tribes brace as monstrous Hurricane Gustav approaches

by Terri C. Hansen
Environment and Science Reporter


Hurricane Gustav is building into a massive, major hurricane as it moves closer to the Gulf Coast.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Hurricane Gustav entered the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 4 storm. It slipped back to Category 3 on Sunday afternoon with sustained wind speeds of 120 mph, but is expected to regain Category 4 strength by landfall on the Gulf Coast on Monday, Sept. 1 on Labor Day. It is forecast to remain a major hurricane on land.

The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana in Charenton, Louisiana, on the bayous of South Louisiana and the Gulf coast, is in the direct path of Gustav. The Chitimacha tribal council announced a mandatory evacuation Sunday morning, Aug. 31. The surrounding parish (county) of St. Mary’s is under mandatory order to flee the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and a flash flood watch. “Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.”

About 350 tribal members live on the reservation. Transportation was provided to evacuate those with no transportation. Tribal Police Officer Ellen Hebert says 60 to 70 percent have left, and those that stayed, chose to stay.

Of those who have stayed, “They’re on their own.” Their tribal police force, 14 full time officers and eight reserves, is staying, as is the fire department. “We’ve secured the casino, and boarded up the government buildings, " says tribal firefighter Earl Tyler. Tyler “strongly suggests” tribal members leave, now. Hebert agrees. “We have no shelters open.” She is telling tribal members who refuse to leave to, “bunk down, you’re on your own. We will get to you as soon as it’s safe to get back on the streets, after we access damage and make evaluations.”

The school and an assisted living center are potential shelters after the hurricane passes. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles from the center, and tropical storm winds extend outward up to 200 miles impacting the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. The Tunica-Biloxi face sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph, with gusts to 55 mph.

The Coushatta will see steady winds of 25 to 30 mph, and gusts to 40 mph. Both tribes – whose offices are closed for the holiday weekend – can expect heavy rainfall, and thunderstorms expected to last several days.

Worried friends and family members can call the Chitimacha Tribal Police at 1-337-923-4964 after the hurricane has passed.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Buffalohair: New Zealand; Dealing with the Devil

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New Zealand; Dealing with the Devil

  Than Shwe’s regime will soon get another financial shot in the arm as New Zealand joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Called Asean-CER (Closer Economic Relations) New Zealand as well as Australia will join this economic union and integrate their economical resource in an effort to broaden trade and investment among the 12 participating countries.   This regional compact will cover a variety of goods including investment and trade opportunities in goods, services, telecommunications, electronic commerce, economic cooperation and the movement of labor. With China and Burma already using slave labor this agreement will undoubtedly signal a green light  . . . . Link to more of the story!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Buffalohair: Robert Moore, Proud DNC Moment

 Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:46 am    
Robert Moore, Proud DNC Moment

The Democratic National Convention’s opening ceremony was a show stopper as Robert Moore of the Rosebud Sioux Nation sang the national anthem. It was a moment of pride and dignity for me to watch one our own sing America’s sacred song to the world. I was taken back by the rush of emotions that ran through me as I reflected on the struggle of his people. Surely this was a proud moment for the Rosebud Sioux Nation. What a wonderful roll model for Indigenous youth too. He mesmerized the audience of 80,000 as well as the world with his powerfully beautiful voice. Truly a grand performance for this budding world class entertainer

Robert Moore’s medicine was good I do believe. After his rendition of the national anthem the convention seemed to move forward with an air of anticipation and some concern. We came to the first bug in the ointment. What was Hillary going to say? Is she going to start a riot or torpedo Obama’s run for office? Then, the grand dame of politics made a most rousing endorsement of Obama. You could feel the nervous anticipation of the crowd when Hillary began to speak. When it became all too apparent she was endorsing Obama with zeal, the crowd was ecstatic. Hillary closed a chapter in her life gracefully and took a giant step forward in her political career. With the media abuzz with rumors about Bill’s displeasure with his speech, sour grapes, etc. It was clear there was one more hurdle before the evening was complete.

Then came the moment of truth, President Clinton stepped up to the podium. To an ovation befitting a superstar Bill sent a convincing message of unity and endorsed Obama. It was almost an anticlimax since the world, moi included, speculated about the potential for a sour grapes speech thrusting the Democratic National Convention and the party into pandemonium. But the medicine was good and Bill made an energized endorsement for Obama. Barack Obama made a “Surprise” visit to the convention and the crowed went ballistic. People were screaming and waving banners. The secret service guys were the only ones not smiling….lol. It was a happy riot I guess. Well I’m glad the Democratic Party kissed and made up. People should be better sports when they loose anyway.

After the show was over my ma leaned over to me and said;

“That Native guy Moore, he has a very good voice. Why can’t you sing like that? His mother must be very proud of him”

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Buffalohair: Denver Happenings to Enhance the Convention Experience

Denver Happenings to Enhance the Convention Experience

Democratic Convention goers will not be at a loss for culturally rich events to enjoy when they step out of the convention center. The gathering listed below sound like one of these events.  


"Native Nations: Uniting for Change"

Event to Be Held August 27 in Conjunction with Democratic National Convention


To honor and celebrate Native Americans' historic engagement in the political process this year, a truly unique event, "Native Nations: Uniting for Change", will be held on Wednesday, August 27th at the Denver Art Museum. The event will be held to honor the Congressional Native American Caucus and the Native American Delegates to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). 

"This event will celebrate the nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic Presidential Nominee and bring together tribal leaders, U.S. Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, and other friends of Indian country for a day of discussion, education, networking, Native American art, and live performances," said Mark Macarro, Tribal Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and DNC Platform Committee Member.

The DNC in Denver will highlight the increasingly important role of Native Americans in the electing of America's leaders. The 2008 DNC will include a record number of Native delegates as Native voices are being heard like never before. Native American leaders describe the 2008 Election year as historic and marked by an unprecedented effort by the candidates to pay heed to tribal communities and concerns. The Native vote this year could very well decide the outcome in key battleground states.

Joe A. Garcia, President of the National Congress of American Indians, will serve as moderator for the policy forum from 2 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Topic areas to be discussed include the Native American Plank of the Democratic Platform, A New Administration – Honoring the Government to Government Relationship, Indian Country's Request for the Presidential Transition Plan, and Legislative Priorities Outlooks.

Native Nations Reception, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
This innovative reception will include a Native American art exhibition, Native inspired multi-media presentations and food, as well as a live art performance by painter Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama). Echo-Hawk will create a painting beginning at 5 p.m. that will be inspired by the historic role that Native Americans are playing in this year's presidential election. In addition, there will be musical performances by Meighan Meisters, a young First Nations artist. The reception will be held in Ponti Hall in the North Building of the Denver Art Museum.

Democratic National Convention Viewing Party, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A live feed of the DNC will be provided for all attendees in the Ponti Hall in the North Building of the Denver Art Museum.

Native Nations After Party, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The after party will include live music and entertainment in the Ponti Hall in the North Building of the Denver Art Museum.

Native Nations: Uniting for Change is sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Gila River Indian Community, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the Seneca Nation of Indians and is organized by NVisionIt LLC, a Colorado-based, Native-owned firm.

For more information and media requests, please contact Alyssa Macy, NVisionIt LLC Director of Communications, at 414.526.2633 or via email at

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NativeVue Buffalohair: Political Prisoner March, Denver Colorado Aug 25th

Political Prisoner March, Denver Colorado Aug 25th

Timing is everything and with over 15,000 journalists converging on Denver Colorado as well as thousands of participants in the Democratic Convention, you could not ask for better exposure. Red Tree Woman has organized a Freedom March in an effort to shed light on unconstitutional realities dealing with political prisoners held in the United States and territories.

It will be interesting to note of the giant temporary jail will be filled with angry Billary fans or American’s protesting cruel and unusual punishment. This and other Human Rights violations are alive and well within the confines of the land of the free. It would not surprise me if this and other demonstrations including Billary loyalists are simply silenced during the convention. Out of sight, out of mind at least to the outside world, hmm that’s out of China’s book of dirty deeds eh.

The Chinese government was railroading two elderly women just for making a legal request to protest the Olympic Games. Other protest organizers who’ve applied disappeared as well, poof! China has designated protest areas so there can be orderly protests. This was to show China’s new face to the world, an up coming economy and international business partner. This was supposed to show China’s Glasnost and/or metamorphosis. On the contrary this inadvertently reveled the dark inner workings of a totalitarian regime. It exposed a regime that will stop at nothing to silence all opposition. Dare I mention Indigenous hero’s who’ve died? Just seems strange how our outspoken champions die or get defamed though.

I can’t help but stress how important it is for the world to know we have political prisoners. I believe this event is truly a noble cause and well worth focusing attention to. If you’re at the convention and want a different viewpoint for balance, head down to Civil Central Park. It’s a straight shot down Colfax Ave from Investco Field. Here is a link to Civic Central Park with complete instructions and history of this region. Very informative and it will enhance your Denver experience if your from out of town. I would venture to say it would be wise to head to this place several hours early since I bet traffic will be impossible around the convention.

Denver maps, history etc. If you get lost, it’s all on you.

As for the ever so talented Savage Family, you could not find a more dedicated group of human beings. They will be a most welcome complement to this most informative and culturally enriching event. Articulate, talented and dedicated to our youth and the future of all traditional people. They are truly humanitarians and a ray of light in this dark and ambivalent world. Their shows are more than just excellent music; it's an experience. In any event, here is the flyer Red Tree Woman gave me.

Time: August 25, 2008 at 9pm
Location: Civic Center Park
Organized By: Red Tree Woman
Event Description:

Freedom March ‹ Civic Center Park, August 25, 9am
Join supporters of Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, The Cuban Five, and other political prisoners for the Freedom March and Rally! After serving 33 years in prison for a crime that he did not commit, Leonard Peltier's parole hearing will take place in December, 2008. Do not forget that in 2001, the Clintons left Leonard in prison, after promising to grant him clemency.

Free Mumia, the Cuban Five, the Guantanamo detainees, and others. The march will begin at Civic Center Park and end with a rally at the Federal Court House.

Hear a personal recording specific for this protest and the DNC from Mumia and written statement from Leonard Peltier

Call for the Freedom of Mumia and the Cuban Five

Call for an end to Human Rights abuses

Speakers (Alphabetical):

Pamela Africa - MOVE Organization American Indian Movement Spokesperson Leonard Peltier Defense

Committee - Ben Carnes, with a message from Leonard,
direct from Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary

Rosa Clemente - United States Vice Presidential Candidate for the Green Party

Kathleen Cleaver - The Panther Nine from San Francisco

King Downing - National Coordinator of the ACLU's Campaign Against Racial Profiling

Jenny Esquiveo - Spokesperson for Eric McDavid (Political Prisoner)

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. - Prisoners of Conscience Committee

Mumia Abu Jamal - Current Political Prisoner (Recorded from Death Row)

Cha Cha Jimenez - Founderof the Young Lords (Puerto Rican Resistance Prisoners)

Ricardo Romero - National Coordinator for the Mexican National Liberation Movement (MLNM)

Natsu Saito - Author, Activist, and Human Rights Scholar (Guantanamo Inmates) Spokesperson for the Cuban Five

Special Musical Performance by THE SAVAGE FAMILY

See more details and RSVP on OGLIGLE WAKA The Messenger:

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Buffalohair: A Little Girl and the Olympics

A Little Girl and the Olympics


Nhkum Hkawn Din was a 15 year old school girl who lived in the village of Nam Sai, Bhamo District, Kachin State. She lived with her family and attended school. Fortunately for her and her family they did not suffer the direct effects of Cyclone Nargis since they live in the northern region of Burma. This area was under the control of the Burmese Army's Light Infantry Battalion No. 437 through a series of check points. Like other “ethnic’ regions, they were under constant surveillance by the military of Than Shwe’s paranoid regime.

On the day of July 27th Hkawn Din left home with rice for her brother who was working in the paddy fields. It was business as usual since she’s done this chore many times in the past. As the day came to pass, her brother returned from work. Only after he queried about the whereabouts of his sister did the family become aware Hkawn Din was missing. Frantically the family searched in vein until enlisting the assistance of the local authorities and a three day search ensued.

On the third day not far from a military check point they found little Hkawn Din’s cloths. Upon further investigation searchers found her slippers and the basket she was carrying to her brother. Then after further extensive searching they discovered the naked body of the innocent school girl. She had been gang rapped, had her eyes cut out probably when her face was grotesquely disfigured and cut from the skull. She had been stabbed numerous times then finally she mercifully had her skull crushed to end her suffering. After she was dead, her body was subjected to many more puncture wounds in a statement of pure hatred for her and the Kachin People.

Local witnesses saw Burmese soldiers following Hkawn Din as she walked to the paddy. Other witnesses saw soldiers leaving the area where her body was later discovered. And yet other witnesses knew the name of at least one of the three suspects, Corporal Aye Thein of the Burmese Army Light Infantry Battalion NO. 437.

Rape is commonly used as a weapon against the ethnic populations of Burma with thousands of cases reported to ambivalent authorities. According to Burma Campaign UK, in 2007 4 school girls who were gang rapped by government troops were charged with prostitution in a feeble attempt to legitimize the soldiers conduct.

Do to the heinous nature of this crime, locals as well as the junta’s own Union Solidarity Development Association (USDA), the Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation (MWAF) in Momauk (N’mawk) and her State High School of Momauk has asked for a local level inquiry into the gang rape and murder of Nhkum Hkawn Din, according to Kachin News.

But alas even with the support of the USDA and the MWAF this case falls on deaf ears since there are actually no rights for the ethnic minorities within the prison state of Burma. Ultimately all ethnic minorities will be exterminated, their histories removed from the libraries. All that will remain will be the artifacts they left behind, curiosities of a forgone era. All financed inadvertently by those who continue to buy from corporations who support Than Shwe’s murderous regime.

Imagine how her final moments of life were. Chances she was inhaling her own blood whole bayonets chiseled away at her face and skin, already in agony because her eyes were plucked out. Her body already aching from the numerous puncture wounds she already sustained. As she finally drifted into death the last thing she heard was the soldiers laughing as they crushed her head.

So what does this have to do with the Olympic Games in Beijing? Everything I might add fore it’s under China’s watch this atrocity had occurred. This random act of savagery is happening in Darfur and other places within China’s area of influence. And as we spend our dollar on Olympic nomenclature we are inadvertently assisting China’s war on ethnic minorities who stand in their way world wide. So when you purchase that Olympic coffee mug for Uncle Murray from Yonkers. Just remember little Hkawn Din’s mutilated body and the regimes that are financed part and parcel by China. In essence you are bank rolling eugenics, wholesale rape and murder.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Buffalohair:Government fraud and the Indian Trust Debacle

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject:
Government fraud and the Indian Trust Debacle

Since the Indian Trust was first imposed in 1887 the systematic process of eliminating documents, lineage and evidence had begun by industrial interest and the government as a whole. History books blatantly boasted of how unscrupulous railroad officials tampered with documents giving them 50 miles on either side of the railroad right of way rather than the 50 feet in essence robbing land from trusting Native leaders.

Since time immemorial I remember the story of the old school house that contained volumes of documents owning up to lineage, ownership and agreements with the US Government. Treaties, business agreements and ultimately the money itself had disappeared over the years along with the birth right of untold thousands whose records were destroyed. With out the federal government to enforce the agreements imposed by the 1887 Indian Trust Agreement billions of dollars in negotiated and agreed terms of reimbursement have gone unrecognized and unpaid. Fact is, in recent years yet another government building containing more documents related to this and other Native concerns went up in smoke destroying even more priceless documentation. What a coincidence eh.

Clearly the government and industry had a free for all during the first 100 years of this Indian Trust Disaster. When Elouise Cobell (Black Foot Nation) first filed the class action suite 11 years ago the government had already admitted to the wholesale mismanagement of the funds that were conservatively estimated to be $46 BILLION dollars. Judge Royce Lamberth was assigned the case and over time he proved to be a champion of the letter of the law. After growing impatient with government excuses and failure to address issues pertaining to the case and down right fraud he was quoted as saying about the governments conduct during the case;

"A shocking pattern of deception. I have never seen more egregious conduct by the federal government."

In July 2005 Lamberth wrote that the Department of Interior was;

"a dinosaur--the morally and culturally oblivious hand-me-down of a disgracefully racist and imperialist government that should have been buried a century ago,"

The Justice Department promptly had him removed. Judge James Robertson took over the case in 2007. Though siding with the plaintiffs he questioned the methodology of calculating the mismanaged funds that exceeded $40 billions dollars. Rather, he sided with industry and the government in calculating the debt owed and awarded $455 million bucks in spite of an earlier government offer of $7 billion dollars to settle the case. In short, the series of fires dating back from the old school house to a massive government building fire in recent years proved fruitful in the government’s commission of fraud. Justice was not served and the beat goes on.

For the complete story and documentation on this case I urge you to log onto site I have provided and read the complete transcript. It is very compelling to see how justice works when Indigenous people are concerned. Funny how 120 years of industries theft of natural resources including coal, gold, oil and other mineral resources have only accumulated a paltry $455 g’s. The stolen resources built a nation while leaving trusting business partners penniless and living in third world conditions. Then people have the gall to say Natives are always looking for a handout. If we were given what was promised and agreed to we would not be living in poverty in the first place.

What comes around goes around eh. Now we all are living with a rouge government who caters to the whims of industry. The core tenets of the Constitution are being systematically ignored and relegated to the scrap heap. But nobody is paying attention. We the people of the Indigenous World were just screwed big time proving one thing, “Lies prevail in the kangaroo courts of the federal system”, and you are next.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Buffalohair:Winds of Change, or is it Flatulence

Winds of Change, or is it

Winds of Change, or is it Flatulence   With change swirling about on many levels of existence it is getting harder and harder for conventional wisdom to ignore. Living with ones head in the sand will not make it go away. All the material wealth in the world will not buy you an exempt ticket either. Science is fast discovering change can occur in a matter of moments; just ask a wooly mammoth who was frozen instantly while chewing his food. Surely you remember the late Alexander Solenitzen’s Gulag Archipelago, the true story of life in the Russian forced labor camp ..... Link to more of the story!!


From:  Red All Over Band

Date: Aug 10, 2008 2:43 AM

Body: A Bill Moyers report has been airing on PBS lately here in my area, (Nashville). And it's main subject is how large money market companies are deliberately targeting the poor and poverty stricken population in order to make some pretty large profits. And they're doing very, very well at it.

This practice has forced many blue collar, as well as some white collar workers into a financial state comparative to third world countries. In other words, they are robbing the poor to feed the rich.

In my personal experience I've seen this happen to some of my Native brothers and sisters, and I feel that they, in particular, may have been targeted very intensely on some occasions.

One of the companies included in this report was J.D. Byrider, as well as Payday Loans, Rent To Own stores, and even some health care related financial institutions. (yes, even the hospitals are getting in on the rip).

I would urge you all to watch this Bill Moyers report on PBS if you can get it in your area. It will explain it all better than I can, (or could in a MS bulletin).

There's nothing wrong with being poor. But, there's something terribly wrong when there are companies who are legally allowed to exploit the poor, and thereby forcing them into much deeper poverty in order to make a profit.

Watch the report,.... and avoid getting ripped off.

Blessings to all,
Randall Eating Bear

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Buffalohair: Change WE Can Depend On

Change WE Can Depend On
  Ah yes another election year filled with promise for the future. On one side is a candidate who is for change. On the other side is a candidate who is for a continuation of the current regime, at times. In most cases it would only be obvious who one should vote for. But, upon closer examination of the candidates one discovers that both are for change and both are for a continuation of the core tenets of the last regime.   Yup, this election is all about change as both candidates waffle back and forth making promises then changing them ..... Link to more of the story!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Buffalohair! Thank you for your stories!


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