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Sunday, November 16, 2008

[guerilla-drive-in] Mon. Nov. 17- Benefit for Black Mesa- Broken Rainbow film showing at SubRosa

Black Mesa Benefit
 "BROKEN RAINBOW" film screening

 Monday, November 17th, 7:30pm
at SubRosa, 703 Pacific Ave (next to the Bike Church)
$5.00 and up donation (and see below for needed items for families)

A benefit event for Dineh (Navajo) families at Black Mesa who are resisting forced relocation from
their ancestral homeland and the
continuation/expansion of devastating mining operations by Peabody
Coal. BROKEN RAINBOW is an Academy Award winning documentary that
tells the story of this genocidal,
industry-led displacement of over
14,000 Dineh.

In the 34 years since the Relocation Act was passed, Dineh at Black Mesa have steadfastly refused
to leave their homeland, carrying on
with their traditional ways. The remaining families face
from government officials and the steady degradation of their lands from massive strip
mining operations.

The relocation continues, as does the Dineh struggle for survival. Support is urgently requested.

Local supporters will give an update on recent developments in the struggle at Black Mesa and answer
questions as they're able.

Admission is $5 (or more) at the door. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of supplies
(food, tools, first aid kits, clothes,
etc - see list below). Donated supplies will be driven out to
Mesa next week by supporters from Santa Cruz.

A Santa Cruz contingent will be joining this year's Black Mesa Caravan. Work crews from across the US
will be traveling to Black
Mesa, to deliver supplies and assist with on-land projects.

"If they come and drag us all away from the land, it will destroy our
way of life. That is genocide. If they leave me here, but take away my
community, it is still genocide. If they wait until I die and then
mine the land, the land will still be destroyed. If there is no land
and no community, I have nothing to leave my grandchildren. If I
accept this, there will be no Dine, there will be no land... That is
why I will never accept it. I will die fighting this law."
- Roberta Blackgoat


-HARDWARE/TOOLS: Shears, axes, mauls, sledgehammers, shovels,pick-axes, hammers, handsaws, chainsaws,
hoes, pliers, wire-cutters,
nails, rope, sledgehammers, construction tools, drills, generators,floor
jacks and tools for vehicles are very helpful.

-FOOD: potatoes, oats, beans, brown rice, peanut butter, white flour Bluebird is excellent for
fry-bread!), blue cornmeal! (locally
available, for pancakes, flat bread, and hot cereal), baking
grains, oil, canned foods, fruit & vegetables -fresh from farms if possible, dried milk,
coffee, herbal teas, fresh vegetables & fruits,
fresh meat if it can be delivered frozen or cold,
dry foods, nuts.

-ANIMAL FOOD: Hay for the livestock and food for dogs and cats are very much appreciated. Dogs play
an important role in guarding and
herding sheep while cats keep the mice population down
-MEDICINE: Cedar, white sage, osha root, other herbs, arthritis medicine, Arnica muscle-easing salve,
herbal teas, & first aid.
Another form of medicine is massage for the Elders.
-CLOTHES: Nice blankets & clothes please. Horse blankets included.
-HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Soap, toilet paper, personal items, pocket knife, matches & lighters, flashlight &
batteries, propane, gas, dishwashing
liquid, sponges, cloths, brushes.
-GOOD READING MATERIALS! Books about resistance, Indigenous authors,educational books, etc.
-MISC: radios, scanners, solar panels, blankets, batteries, lanterns,heavy duty flashlights.
Additionally, several families have expressed
the wish to have a huge canvas or army tent so that
residents can set
up community meetings and gatherings.
• Seeds & Permaculture projects
• Recording equipment (audio, video, photos)
• Tires - new or good used ones. Mainly 235/245/255/265 x 15's
and 235/245/255/265 x 16's. Two families specifically could use 265/SR16.
• Vehicular repair & vehicle parts
• Working vehicles

More needs are listed on the Black Mesa Indigenous Support website:

TO LEARN MORE, see these websites: - Black Mesa Indigenous Support - Black Mesa Trust - Black Mesa Water Coalition - Save the San Francisco Peaks (related)

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