Our Freedom

Honour Anna Mae Pictou Aquash and Harriet Nahanee / Free John Graham and Leonard Peltier

Movie Night: Incident at Oglala October 30, 2007

Filed under: Events — ourfreedom @ 10:45 pm

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INCIDENT AT OGLALA
THE LEONARD PELTIER STORY

HONOUR ANNA MAE PICTOU AQUASH AND HARRIET NAHANEE!
FREE JOHN GRAHAM AND LEONARD PELTIER!

MOVIE NIGHT / FREE OF CHARGE

SAT. NOV. 3. 2007
7:00 PM
319 W. HASTINGS
SPARTACUS BOOKS
COAST SALISH TERRITORY
VANCOUVER

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John Graham: A True Warrior of Mother Earth October 19, 2007

Filed under: John Graham — ourfreedom @ 10:09 pm

Article published in Redwire magazine, October 2007

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Struggle for The Land: Resistance & Repression October 10, 2007

Filed under: Events — ourfreedom @ 10:27 pm

*In celebration of our 15th Year Anniversary*
*/Le Frigo Vert presents:/*

_*Struggle for The Land: Resistance & Repression *_
_*In Support of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga & John Graham from AIM*_

October 18th – 7pm*

Native Friendship Center
Montreal (2001 St. Laurent Blvd, Metro St. Laurent)

*Guest Speaker: Billie Pierre*, from Vancouver’s Native Youth Movement, and John Graham Defense Committee will explain why they are absolutely convinced of John’s innocence and believe this charge to be a continuation of a travesty of justice which has endured since the 1970s. She will be showing the film “Our Sacred History and white man lies”

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*Film: Our Sacred History and white man lies*

This documentary is about the history of the American Indian Movement’s role in supporting the Traditional Lakota People on Pine Ridge reservation, during the 70’s US funded campaign to repress the people in order to implement uranium development on reservation, in their Sacred Black Hills. The repression continues today, notably in the corrupt murder investigation of AIM leader Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash. This documentary reveals the history and background of the many pawns, and players that are setting up former AIM members for her murder.

*Guest Speaker Kahehti:io* is from Kahnawake, and has been actively involved in several resistance struggles from Six Nations to Tyendinaga. He will be talking about Tyendinaga’s ongoing struggle to reclaim their lands, rebuild their culture, and why Shawn Brant was denied bail for 57 days, still faces 9 criminal charges and a multi-million dollar lawsuit
from CN and VIA Rail.

*Film: Mohawk Smokes (12min)*
by Audrey Huntley and Folkard Fritz

Shot over a period of 8 months, this short film captures a vision of sovereignty as practiced in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. The film follows Shawn Brant, a local business leader who finances the building of a longhouse and the return to traditional government through the sale of cigarettes. Unique access to the community and exceptional cinematography captivate as viewers achieve a glimpse of hope and rejuvenation.

Co-Organized with: Solidarity Across Borders, No One Is Illegal, Block the Empire, Tadamon, Pointe Libertaire, Liberterre, Rue Brique

*An Extra-Special “Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving” Series!*
*October 11th, 18th, 25th & November 1st @ the Native Friendship Center,
Montreal*

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Nov 7th: Free John Graham

A film detailing the struggle of the American Indian Movement and addressing the struggle of John Graham to clear his name in the FBI cover-up of the murder Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash, an indigenous warrior woman at Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1970’s.;a film by Billie Pierre, Native Youth Movement OG.

Sponsored by:
Common Cause (Sudbury)
Sudbury Against War and Occupation (SAWO)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
6:45pm – 10:00pm
St. Andrew’s Place 4th floor McNaughton Room
111 Larch Street
Sudbury, ON
675-8479

Sudbury Against War and Occupation (SAWO)
http://aws.roadnetwork.org/

 

Jails are not a solution to problems October 1, 2007

Filed under: Anna Mae Pictou Aquash — ourfreedom @ 7:04 pm

“…it is very critical that these people, and myself, that we get a fair trial because it is something that has been involved here for a long period of time, it just didn’t start Friday, it is something part of the injustices that have been going on on the reservations here in South Dakota. They have been just continuing, and the only way I feel they think they can stop them is to arrest everyone, to throw them in jail and they feel that that’s the end of the problem, and I don’t think that’s the end of the problem, and I don’t think that’s a solution to any problem. Jails are not a solution to problems.

…the FBI certainly conducted themselves with the attitude that they are racist.”

– Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, Warrior of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the American Indian Movement, responding to her arrest and interrogation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States government after a September 1975 raid of the Rosebud reservation (Lakota Nation) in South Dakota.

Quoted from an interview by Candy Hamilton, printed in The Indian Voice, Vancouver, June 1976

 

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Native Youth Movement Vancouver supports John Graham outside the
Supreme Court in Vancouver, March 1, 2004