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NYM Warrior arrested and held on 7 year old charges for Defending the Land!

On Thursday May 21st, a Warrior from the Native Youth Movement Warrior Society was arrested and detained in Halkomelem Territory (near so-called hope, british columbia, kkklanada).

by NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT Original Peoples

NYM Warrior arrested and held on 7 year old charges for Defending the Land!

Also posted by BurningFist Media:

SPREAD FAR AND WIDE! NO SURRENDER!

NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT
STATEMENT TO THE PEOPLE
May 24^th , 2009

NYM Warrior arrested and held on 7 year old charges for Defending the Land!

On Thursday May 21^st, a Warrior from the Native Youth Movement Warrior Society was arrested and detained in Halkomelem Territory (near so-called hope, british columbia, kkklanada).

Shark is a 27 year old Father of 5 Secwepemc children, from the Ohlone & Chumash Nations. He is currently being held for ransom in the Kamloops Regional Correctional Center (KRCC), facing charges stemming from protecting Secwepemc mountains, Skwelkwek'welt. These Sacred Mountains are being destroyed by Japanese company, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. The governments of “British Columbia and Canada” are illegally selling Native Land to foreign invaders, and companies. These companies develop mass destruction to the land water, in turn killing the original, natural habitat of these mountains, including the Secwepemc People.

Since 2000, Secwepemc people have been taking direct action to stop Sun Peaks from destroying Skwelkwekwelt, their Hunting, Berry Picking & Medicine Mountains. The People left the Indian Reserve to take back their traditional territory and stop Sun Peaks expansion.

In 2001, the Secwepemc formed a chapter of the Native Youth Movement. They called other Native Warriors to help Defend the Land for the Future generations. Shark was one of those who responded to the call.

From May to December 2001 there were over 50 arrests made of Secwepemc People & their Allies, among them were 74 and 78 year-old women. Since then, there has been targeting of Native Youth Movement and Skwelkwek'welt Defenders. Many have been arrested in connection with Taking Back The Land at Skwelkwekwelt.

We are asking all those who support the struggle for the Land and Indigenous Autonomy to make a donation & spread the word to Free Shark. Those who put themselves between the Invader and the People must be protected. A Warrior is a special person who understands that their willingness to protect women, children, land & water, may result in incarceration, injury or death, but they do it anyway knowing that Truth & Mother Earth are on their side.

Send donations ASAP to help Free Shark to:

Miranda Dick
Royal Bank (in the midst of switching to climate friendly banking)
Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC
Transit # 00880
Account # 5055447

FREE SHARK! FREE PELTIER! FREE JOHN GRAHAM! FREE MAPUCHE WARRIORS! FREE WARRIORS OF ATENCO & OAXACA! FREE JACABO & GLORIA! FREE MUMIA! DROP ALL CHARGES ON POCC MOI JR. VALARY!

NO OLYMPICS ON NATIVE LAND! NO MINING! DOWN WITH SUN PEAKS! NO SKI RESORT IN MELVIN CREEK! DOWN WITH THE TAR SANDS! NO INDEPENDENT POWER PROJECTS (DAMS). NO RAILWAY & HIGHWAY EXPANSION!

IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE MAYAN ZAPATISTA, THE MAPUCHE, THE KUNA AND ALL THE MILLIONS OF WARRIORZ FIGHTING THE ENEMIES OF THE EARTH WORLDWIDE. IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL WE WIN! TAKE BACK THE LAND!

NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT

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Im embarrassed of my stupid capitalist country.

Hello,
Im a french canadian womyn, and Im so sick of this shit.. like seriously, our gouvernment is outrageous- if it could just admit openly(and start acting accordingly)to the historical facts then maybe it would start acting appropriately. Also, constitutionnality speaking Aboriginals have the right to practice there culture- and protection of a land is an asset to enabling that said culture. So.... yeah.

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