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

Working TV – Free John Graham (2) April 15, 2008

Filed under: Events,Video — ourfreedom @ 8:13 pm

Like Leonard Peltier, U.S. authorities have extradited another innocent Canadian:

Free John Graham (2)

Public Forum, March 28, 2008 in Vancouver on the extradition of John Graham and the struggle for indigenous self determination against colonization, corporate control, and state repression

Video and audio from forum at Working TV

See also Free John Graham – August 2007

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Our Sacred History and white man lies January 10, 2008

Filed under: Video — ourfreedom @ 12:12 am

A highlight/trailer of the documentary film “Our Sacred History and white man lies”.

 

Video interviews with Naneek Graham, daughter of John Graham August 2, 2007

Filed under: John Graham,Video — ourfreedom @ 6:42 pm

Video interviews with Naneek Graham, daughter of John Graham:

John Graham’s Daughter Talks About Appeal

 

Anti-Canada Day July 4, 2007

Filed under: Events,Video — ourfreedom @ 4:29 am

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Banners and chants calling for the freedom of John Graham were part of an Anti-Canada Day action in Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, on July 1st, 2007. John Graham’s two daughters spoke at the event and recalled that Sitting Bull and Leonard Peltier were also made to leave Canada and return to the USA. Other people at the event spoke of Harriet Nahanee, an indigenous elder and warrior who strongly supported Leonard Peltier and John Graham, and who died shortly after she was imprisoned for opposing an Olympics-related highway expansion in West Vancouver.

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INDIGENOUS ANTI-CANADA DAY
INDIGENOUS DAY OF ACTION AND RESISTANCE

On July 1st 2007, over 200 Indigenous women, children, Elders and men (and non-native supporters) took the streets and the train tracks on a march and blockade to mark their resistance to Canada as an oppressive force against their people. The march began at Grandview Park and proceeded down Commercial Drive to Venables Street where the CN rail lines were occupied and blocked for over an hour.

During the blockade a Canadian flag was burned on the tracks by an Indigenous person, and several other Canadian souvenir flags that had been painted with the words “No Justice on Stolen Native Land” were burned by about 40 Indigenous people at the action.

The group stayed strong throughout the blockade in a show of force to let the Canadian government know that Indigenous people will not take state oppression any longer.

The march returned to Grandview park, again blocking traffic on the roads and intersections. The police presence was small, consisting of mostly bicycle units, and efforts to direct traffic were non-existent for at least an hour.

Actions of this nature will continue to happen, not only at every Anti-Canada Day but also at other events in the true spirit of Indigenous resistance!

U-Tube Video on its way!

photos of Anti-Canada Day in vancouver:
http://harrietspirit.blogspot.com/

photos of Anti-Canada Day in montreal:
http://photos.cmaq.net/v/anti-canada-day/

more photos & reports of continental actions:
http://wiinimkiikaa.wordpress.com

other links:
http://no2010.com
https://ourfreedom.wordpress.com

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John Graham turns himself over to the BC supreme court July 3, 2007

Filed under: John Graham,Video — ourfreedom @ 11:07 pm

June 26, 2007 – John Graham surrenders himself to the BC supreme court, facing possible extradition to the United States.

 

NYM Vancouver Interview of John Graham

Filed under: John Graham,Native Youth Movement,Video — ourfreedom @ 10:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE John Graham Interview

 

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John Graham 18 minute interview while awaiting trial in Canada on house arrest. Hear him speak about his wrongful arrest and prosecution for the first time. Filmed by the Native Youth Movement Vancouver BC.

 

Incident at Oglala June 26, 2007

Filed under: Incident at Oglala,Pine Ridge Reign of Terror,Video — ourfreedom @ 7:04 pm

Incident at Oglala
The Indian Wars Continue

by Contributor

On June 26, 1975, FBI agents and Bureau of Indian Affairs police laid siege to an encampment of American Indian Movement members at the Pine Ridge reservation, killing AIM warrior Joe Stuntz Killsright and leaving two FBI agents dead. Leonard Peltier was later framed for killing the agents. One of the BIA police officers who took part in the attack on the AIM camp was Bob Ecoffey. He also testified against Leonard Peltier at his 1977 trial.

In the 1990s, Ecoffey became the primary “investigator” of the murder of AIM warrior Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. He videotaped a “confession” about the killing from AIM member Arlo Looking Cloud who stated during the interview that he was under the influence of alcohol. Looking Cloud later recanted his confession, pleading not guilty at his trial.

Ecoffey told a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television documentary that Arlo Looking Cloud and John Graham took Anna Mae across a fence to the edge of a bank on Pine Ridge.

“She was brought here by members of the American Indian Movement, and she was executed right on top of this hill. She was shot in the back of the head, fell over the bank, and then laid where she was found, and basically left to die. And I feel that it was a result of paranoia amongst people within the American Indian Movement that she was an informant,” said Ecoffey.

He later repeated this story at Arlo Looking Cloud’s trial, adding that Arlo had said that when Anna Mae got to the fence she knew what was going to happen. At the beginning of the same trial, the rancher who found her body, Roger Amiotte, said there was no fence there at the time. How could Anna Mae have known what was going to happen to her based on being taken up to a fence that did not exist? Perhaps Ecoffey made up the story and is simply continuing with his campaign against AIM. The BIA police force on Pine Ridge was instrumental in the self-proclaimed Goon Squad that carried our numerous assassinations and assaults against AIM members and traditional Lakotas at Pine Ridge in the 1970s. The BIA police were also instrumental in initially covering up the cause of Anna Mae’s death as “exposure” and having her buried as an unidentified “Jane Doe”, as chronicled in her biography, “The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash” by Johanna Brand.

After Looking Cloud’s trial, Ecoffey married Darlene Nichols (formerly known as Kamook Banks), a former AIM member who testified against Arlo Looking Cloud and admitted to being paid $42,000 by the US government for her “expenses”, and to wearing a wire to record conversations. Her testimony at Arlo’s trial mostly targeted Leonard Peltier, as she claimed he admitted to killing the FBI agents.