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

Discussion of John Graham’s case at event to honor Harriet Nahanee March 4, 2008

Filed under: Events,Harriet Nahanee,John Graham — ourfreedom @ 2:28 am

Event to Honor Warrior and Elder Harriet Nahanee

NATIVE 2010 RESISTANCE!

Five females from the N2010R and also repping other groups/Nations traveled to Coast Salish Territory (colonial Victoria) on March 1st, 2008, for an event put on by the Camas Center to honor Pacheedaht Warrior and Elder Harriet Nahanee…

…A Nlaka’Pamux woman spoke about the mess that the development has made on her territory… This speaker also discussed in depth Tuchone Warrior John Graham, and his illegal extradition. This issue was talked about a lot throughout the evening by numerous people. It is a topic many people have interest in learning more about and organizing around. For more information see: http://www.grahamdefense.org/. The criminalization of dissent especially of Indigenous people resisting corporate invasion is being accelerated by the 2010 Olympics…

* Full story at: Spirit of Warrior Harriet Nahanee

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“Free John Graham” pamphlet July 28, 2007

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee,John Graham — ourfreedom @ 9:29 pm

“Free John Graham” pamphlet

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Click on the graphic to open a PDF file of the pamphlet

On June 26, 2007, three BC Supreme Court judges in Vancouver gave the order to extradite John Graham to South Dakota to face trial for the murder of Anna Mae Aquash. John has been under house for four years on trial and is now sitting in a Vancouver prison. There is absolutely no evidence suggesting John’s guilt in Anna Mae’s murder.

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Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag June 7, 2007

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee — ourfreedom @ 11:01 pm

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Native Warriors Claim Responsibility for Taking Olympic Flag

March 7th, 2007
Coast Salish Territory [Vancouver, Canada]

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, we removed the Olympic Flag from its flag-pole at Vancouver City Hall. We pried open the access panel on the pole with a crowbar, using a bolt-cutter, cut the metal cable/halyard inside, causing the flag to fall to the ground.

We claim this action in honor of Harriet Nahanee, our elder-warrior, who was given a death sentence by the BC courts for her courageous stand in defending Mother Earth.

We stand in solidarity with all those fighting against the destruction caused by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

No Olympics on Stolen Native Land!

Native Warrior Society

 

No Justice, No Peace May 24, 2007

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee,Squamish Nation — ourfreedom @ 3:06 am

“No justice, no peace. We are still here. We exist. We fight.”

– Harriet Nahanee, elder-warrior of the Pacheedaht/Nuu-chah-nulth Nation (also married into the Squamish Nation) and supporter of John Graham and Leonard Peltier, during a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after Graham’s extradition was approved, February 21, 2005

Quote from CBC news videos “Wanted man faces extradition to U.S.” and “Suspected killer of Pictou-Aquash should be extradited: court”

 

Watch the CBC news videos:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2005/02/21/bc_graham-aquash20050221.html

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2005/02/21/graham-pictou-aquash050221.html

 

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Outside the courthouse, Vancouver, Feb. 21, 2005, Photo: Joni Miller
Centre: Elder-warrior Harriet Nahanee and Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation

Harriet Nahanee arrested, Eagleridge Bluffs, May 25, 2006
Photo: Christopher Grabowski

 

NYM Statement About Harriet Nahanee

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee,Native Youth Movement,Squamish Nation — ourfreedom @ 2:54 am

NYM press release March 2007

unceded Coast Salish Territory
nymchapter604(at)hotmail.com

March 30, 2007

Harriet Nahanee, a 73 year old Pacheedaht Grandmother, Elder, and Warrior passed away on February 24, 2007, in the manner that she lived her life. Standing strong defending Our Land and Our People. She died from pneumonia and undiagnosed lung cancer after serving 2 weeks in prison for her part in the 2006 blockade to defend Eagle Bluff, from the expansion of the Sea to Sky Highway, on her husband’s Skwxwu7mesh territory. The highway expansion is a key development project for the corrupt Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics.

In her lifetime, Harriet Nahanee was a loyal, supporter of AIM Warrior, Leonard Peltier, who was extradited from Vancouver in 1976, and convicted of the murder of 2 FBI agents. AIM had been actively supportive in the Lakota struggle to defend their communities in Pine Ridge from the FBI instigated war for the uranium in the Sacred Black Hills. The 2 FBI agents died in 1975 in a gunfight they started against an AIM family style camp. Since Leonard Peltier’s conviction, the truth has come out that the FBI fabricated testimony and evidence to extradite and convict Leonard Peltier of these murders.

Today, the FBI is attempting to pin Anna Mae’s murder on her trusted friend and comrade, former AIM member and Warrior John Graham. When Anna Mae’s body was found, the FBI attempted to cover-up her murder, but failed when a 2nd independent autopsy made the discovery of a bullet lodged in her head. Since that time, the FBI has worked hard over the years to pin Anna Mae’s murder on her own organization, AIM.

Since John Graham’s arrest in Vancouver in December 2003, for the 1st degree murder of Anna Mae, Harriet Nahanee, has stood by John through his 4 years of living under house arrest, and through his 2005 Extradition hearing that was approved. During Harriet’s last days in the hospital before she passed away, her close friend Jennifer Wade of Amnesty International visited her. Her last words to Jennifer were about her biggest concerns. First she brought up her 78 year old Eagle Bluff Comrade Betty Krawczyk, who is currently serving a 9-15 month sentence for her part in the blockade. Then Harriet brought up John Graham and his May 17, 2007 extradition appeal. Jennifer Wade reassured her that John’s loved ones, his supporters, and his lawyers would work hard to fight John’s extradition.

On behalf of Harriet Nahanee, a strong Pacheedaht Elder, who has passed away standing up for Our People, we ask that people look at the facts in this murder case, and to stand strong beside John Graham. This murder case has nothing to do with delivering justice for Anna Mae, and is only a part of the FBI smear campaign that is set out to destroy any pride Natives may have about the contributions made to Our People by the American Indian Movement.

All My Relations.

Vancouver Native Youth Movement.

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