I am including
the text of this e-mail I received from ISCO in
that there are those of you out there who may and will help
some way. The Dine'h deserve and need all the support they can
particular time as February 1 looms on the horizon. This is
something which can be ignored.
message dated 1/7/00 1:02:39 AM, email@example.com writes:
Call for Help in 2000! Reply to : firstname.lastname@example.org
the Other Paper, Eugene OR ISCO (541) 683-2789
January of 1999, several traditional Dine'h (Navajo) families were
90-day notices that their names were reported to the United
Attorney's Office in Phoenix, Arizona and face forced
after February 1st in 2000, these Dine'h still living in an
designated for Hopi by the United States Congress face
forced eviction by the United States Department
Justice, the same agency now under investigation for their role
the firey deaths of Branch Dividians n Waco, Texas. With the
of? their supporters, Dine'h will challenge eviction hearings
the United States District Court in Phoenix, Arizona.
supporters are raising funds for eviction hearing costs and
travel, room and board expenses for the extended families
separate litigation, the Hopi Tribe will be seeking to expel Dine'h
Kee Shay and a non-Indian supporter off the Hopi Partition Lands
action in the Hopi Tribal Court in January 2000 (the "Hopi
is a federally certified tribal council under the United
1934 "Indian Reorganization Act" aka the Howard-
Act of the United States Congress, rather than a
>traditional Hopi governing body).
at an unknown date in 2000 the class-action religious freedom
"Manybeads V. United States et al" may return for an appeal
in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
plaintiffs have a First Amendment constitutional right to
on the Hopi Partition Lands and practice their land-based
who can herd sheep, help with chores and witness government
and potential evictions are needed to stay at Dine'h
Background literature and orientation packets are available
request,and video presentations and protests are being planned
are organizing fundraisers, letter writing meetings, prayer vigils,
signature gathering, pampletting, and action alert phone trees.
(Navajo) people have been living in the southwest on the Colorado
in the former Joint-Use Area (now known as the Navajo and Hopi
Areas) and sharing the area with Hopi since before the Spanish
It is ironic the Dine'h are treated like squatters by the US
who encircled and encroached upon both tribes over
Support Coalition of Oregon (or "ISCO") has been asked by
facing eviction to send out a call for help from supporters in
and across the country. There is a lot you can do to help and
urge you to contact us and get involved. We need your help to
our efforts count! Please call (541) 683-2789 or e-mail us at
or write: ISCO PO Box 11715 Eugene, OR 97440 and
your help? soon!
is my messenger
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