Good Morning Friends, I just want to remind folks that today is the Right to Rest Hearing. Our friends and allies from DHOL (Denver Homeless Out Loud) have been supporting us with the Repeal Columbus Day Bill as well as many of our other struggles. The Right to Rest Bill is being heard by the same committee that the Repeal C-Day Bill was heard and passed by. Please, help DHOL pass the right to rest bill today!
Happy to report at this late hour that the Repeal Columbus Day bill has passed the house committee (7-6), and is now going to the floor. Thank you to all who came out and gave amazing statements, to those who called the representatives on the committee, and to those who sent positive consciousness into the minds of those committee members. Please stay tuned for the date of the next round of debates. Let's pack the house, literally.
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I hope this message finds you well. I am sorry this is such short notice but I want to share an important update regarding Columbus Day. On Wed. there will be a committee hearing for the lastest version of the the repeal C-Day bill, which our friend and ally Adrienne Benavidez, is bringing forward. Below are the details. Please help us urge these committee members to move this bill forward and get rid of Columbus Day in Colorado once and for all! If you...
Join the Denver Native Community in demanding that the CO legislature abolish this racist holiday! It started here and must die here!
Need to think outside the box as we continue to organize.
Letter Writing Night for AIM Political Prisoners 12/7/16
Please join us to write letters for indigenous political prisoners and American Indian Movement leaders... Leonard Peltier and Red Fawn Fallis this Wednesday (12/7) at 6pm for Human Rights Week 2016 at Four Winds American Indian Council (201 W 5th Ave, Denver).
The American Indian Movement of Colorado demands immediate Executive Clemency for the wrongly convicted Leonard Peltier, now imprisoned for 41 years. Mr. Peltier is Lakota and was targeted because he is a leader that stood up for the liberation of indigenous peoples from the colonial project of the U.S. Federal Government and corrupt tribal officials. He is an internationally renowned author, painter, scholar of indigenous self-determination and human rights, as well as a role model for generations of Native Americans. Mr. Peltier adheres to the highest ethical standards and has resisted decades of political coercion by the State, leading with a spirit that refuses to be broken.
The American Indian Movement of Colorado demands the release of Red Fawn Fallis. Red Fawn is a human rights advocate, organizer and a community leader within the Oglala Lakota Sioux. She grew up in Colorado and was raised in traditional Lakota ways, grounded with love and a deep connection to the earth and all living things. Her late mother Troylynn Yellow Wood, a Colorado AIM leader, taught her the importance of fighting for social and environmental justice. The
On Oct. 27th, 2016 the police raided the 1851 Treaty Camp at Standing Rock where Red Fawn was serving as a trained medic to other water protectors. Many of the water protectors were in ceremony, and were brutalized by law enforcement during the raid. Red Fawn is being accused of firing a weapon, even though eyewitness accounts and video show otherwise. Her bond has been raised to $110K. Even though she is facing up to 20 years in prison, she remains resilient and spiritually conscious.
We will be hosting an hour of letter writing tomorrow, and ask that participants wear RED to honor solidarity with Red Fawn.
If unable to attend, people can follow the links below to find out how to support Mr. Peltier and Red Fawn:
To enact solidarity for Leonard Peltier and Red Fawn Fallis, we ask that you take five steps of action:
1.) Write one letter to Mr. Peltier:
LEONARD PELTIER #89637-132
USP COLEMAN I
P.O. BOX 1033
COLEMAN, FL 33521
2.) Write one letter to Red Fawn:
Red Fawn Fallis
Stutsman County Detention Facility,
205 6th St.,SE,
Jamestown, ND 58401
3.) Write one letter to the White House advocating Leonard's clemency:
President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
4.) Donate to Red Fawn's legal fund: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/free-red-fawn
5.) Educate yourself and your community about these cases and stay involved!
American Indian Movement of CO
The Four Directions All Nations March is tomorrow! Friendly reminder, please wear the color of the direction you'll be marching from.
*The North (RED) will meet at Cleo Parker Robinson School of Dance at 119 Park Ave West.
*The East (YELLOW) will meet at Cheesman Park (12th & Franklin)
*The South (WHITE) will meet at Four Winds (201 W. 5th Ave)
*The West (BLACK) will meet at Auraria Campus at the St.Cajetan's Cathedral (9th & Larimer by the King Center)
Bring your own water if you can.
see you tomorrow.