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#NODAPL isn’t the first time Native Americans have had to fight for their rights

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This 23-year-old is doing her part to bring clean water to her Navajo community after decades of pollution and neglect.

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Mariposas Solidarity Dinner hosted by Chukson Water Protectors

November 22, 2017, 7:00pm - November 22, 2017, 10:00pm

*** Espa~nol Abajo*** JOIN US Wednesday, November 22nd @ 6:00pm for a Solidarity Dinner to support Mariposas Sin Fronteras in raising funds to buy a home and continue providing housing to people released from immigration detention! This dinner will be hosted by the Chukson Water Protectors! 🙂 More info to come soon! SUGGESTED DONATION $10 - no one will be turned away for the lack of funds Come show your support, be in good company, and enjoy a delicious meal! We are so appreciative of the all the support our community has shown in hosting solidarity dinners to get us closer to our goal of buying a home! This wouldn't be possible without all the support and love you all have shown. THANK YOU! *********************************************************************** ACOMPÁÑENOS el 22 de Noviembre a las 6pm para apoyar el esfuerzo de recaudar fondos de Mariposas Sin Fronteras para comprar una casa nueva donde puedan recibir gente saliendo de detención de inmigración. Esta cena sera patrocinado por Chukson Water Protectors! 🙂 Mas informacion vendra pronto! DONACIÓN SUGERIDA $10 - nadie será negado por la falta de fondos Vengan a dar su apoyo, estar en buena compañía, y disfrutar una cena rica!

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The contentious Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after a 210,000-gallon oil leak was discovered in South Dakota.

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Tanks and Tees still available. This isnhis we fundraise to continue our work I. The community. We can meet you! ...

We still have these amazing shirts available for purchase for $20 each. Kid sizes available too! Made by the Gloo Factory. Proceeds go towards our community events, trainings, activities, etc. Send a private message for questions or orders.

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Who wants to speak out against bigotry and let your voice be heard that we don't accept this behavior in our city? ...

Say NO to Bannon - a mouthpiece for white supremacy, bigotry and hatred!

November 18, 2017, 3:30pm - November 18, 2017, 7:00pm

Border Patrol officers are giving Steve Bannon a journalism award at the Marriott Starr Pass Resort on November 18, 2017. • Protest border patrol officers giving Steve Bannon an award for “courageous journalism” • Say no to Bannon and the alt-right’s scapegoating of immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQI and Jews. • Present the “real awards” that we think Bannon deserves • A united community fights back • This is a safe and peaceful action to demonstrate our opposition to white supremacy, hatred, bigotry and misogyny. *We live in desert. Please remember to bring water. *It gets dark early and the road is narrow. Be mindful of safety and bring a flashlight. Car pool starting at 2:30 pm at Andy Tolson Elementary School, 1000 S Greasewood Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745

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Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared Makwa Initiative - Line 3 Frontline Resistance's post. ...

BREAKING-- Our friends in St. Louis our currently shutting down Wells Fargo in solidarity with Camp Makwa and the Line 3 resistance! Here is their message: "BREAKING locked down at Wells Fargo in St. Louis. Wells Fargo has 743 million invested into Enbridge who is responsibly for Tar Sands and Line 3 threatening Indigenous lands, water, wild rice, and sovereignty in Minnesota. Solidarity with Makwa Initiative. DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS. #WildRiceIsLife #StopLine3 #KeepItInTheGround #Divest #ActOnClimate ST. LOUIS STAND WITH US." "UPDATE: The water protectors successfully disrupted morning employee traffic into Wells Fargo for 3 hours while engaging with hundreds of employees. We are proud to say that we have met all of our goals of standing in Solidarity with Makwa, bringing local attention to Line 3, and joining the global movement to pressure financial institutions to divest from fossil fuels. All five lockdowners were able to leave the lockdown site without arrest."

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Tohono O'odham Community College's Agriculture Extension program is featured in this month's Edible Baja Arizona and written by O'odham journalist, Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan ediblebajaarizona.com/time-to-grow Pick up a copy! You can also support the Agriculture Extension program at their next Farmer's Market where they'll have: Come on out and support your local growers. To:ta bawi (White tepary beans) S-wepig bawi (Red tepary beans) Hawol (Orange Lima beans) U’us muñ (Cow beans) O’odham ha:l (squash)

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'Water is the very lifeblood of Mother Earth. Water, and our connection to everything in the spirit world depends upon us keeping everything in balance. Every time we make our offerings and say words to the waters, it's helping to restore the balance the earth needs." — Christi Belcourt "El agua es la verdadera sangre de la Madre Tierra. El agua, y nuestra conexión con todo en el mundo espiritual depende de nosotros, para que mantengamos todo en equilibrio. Cada vez que hacemos nuestras ofrendas y decimos palabras a las aguas, estamos ayudando a restablecer el equilibrio que la tierra necesita." — Christi Belcourt Art by Christi Belcourt, "Offerings and Prayers for Genebek Ziibiing." christibelcourt.com/ancestry/

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Hey CHUKSON Water Protectors! Next week we are hosting a dinner for the AMAZING Casa Mariposa and we are I need of your assistance in cooking. Who can we count on? ...

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Please join us as we host a dinner to raise funds for this amazing cause! We will be preparing a traditional thanksgiving meal and invite everyone to join us to share our strength as a community. Please let us come together and be together as family who lives and supports each other. Let us show this amazing organization what the Chukson community is and how we love one another. ...

Mariposas Solidarity Dinner hosted by Chukson Water Protectors

November 22, 2017, 7:00pm - November 22, 2017, 10:00pm

*** Espa~nol Abajo*** JOIN US Wednesday, November 22nd @ 6:00pm for a Solidarity Dinner to support Mariposas Sin Fronteras in raising funds to buy a home and continue providing housing to people released from immigration detention! This dinner will be hosted by the Chukson Water Protectors! 🙂 More info to come soon! SUGGESTED DONATION $10 - no one will be turned away for the lack of funds Come show your support, be in good company, and enjoy a delicious meal! We are so appreciative of the all the support our community has shown in hosting solidarity dinners to get us closer to our goal of buying a home! This wouldn't be possible without all the support and love you all have shown. THANK YOU! *********************************************************************** ACOMPÁÑENOS el 22 de Noviembre a las 6pm para apoyar el esfuerzo de recaudar fondos de Mariposas Sin Fronteras para comprar una casa nueva donde puedan recibir gente saliendo de detención de inmigración. Esta cena sera patrocinado por Chukson Water Protectors! 🙂 Mas informacion vendra pronto! DONACIÓN SUGERIDA $10 - nadie será negado por la falta de fondos Vengan a dar su apoyo, estar en buena compañía, y disfrutar una cena rica!

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Vancouver's University of British Columbia is now home to a totem pole that represents the victims and survivors of Canada's residential school system. Read more: www.cbc.ca/1.4050078

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This Documentary About Water Protectors At Standing Rock Is Premiering At The Tribeca Film Festival

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March 25, 2017, 7:00am

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Street Medic Training
Healing the Revolution

Global Justice Center
225 E 26th St Tucson, Az 85713
May 6th2017
From: 9:00am-4:00pm Both Days
$5-$10 Suggested Donation
***Cash Only***
However, No one will be turned away

Training Provided By: Marinah Farrell, President at the Midwives Alliance of North America and an active member of the Street Medic Group: Phoenix Urban Collective.

For those who are wanting to participate, we request for a commitment to both days and the full hours of training provided. This is to respect the time and commitment of our trainer.

To secure your spot please contact DeeDee at babydolphins2002@yahoo.com

Continental breakfast will be provided as well as a potluck style lunch for both days. For lunch, the main dish and drinks will be provided. We ask that participants bring a side dish or a desert. Your contribution to the potluck will be greatly appreciated.

This training is hosted by the Chukson Water Protectors
We acknowledge the Tohono O'odham, the original caretakers of Chukson, now known as Tucson. We honor them by using the Origin name of our community. …

May 6, 2017, 9:00am – May 7, 2017, 6:00pm

Street Medic Training

Healing the Revolution

Global Justice Center

225 E 26th St Tucson, Az 85713

May 6th2017

From: 9:00am-4:00pm Both Days

$5-$10 Suggested Donation

***Cash Only***

However, No one will be turned away

Training Provided By: Marinah Farrell, President at the Midwives Alliance of North America and an active member of the Street Medic Group: Phoenix Urban Collective.

For those who are wanting to participate, we request for a commitment to both days and the full hours of training provided. This is to respect the time and commitment of our trainer.

To secure your spot please contact DeeDee at babydolphins2002@yahoo.com

Continental breakfast will be provided as well as a potluck style lunch for both days. For lunch, the main dish and drinks will be provided. We ask that participants bring a side dish or a desert. Your contribution to the potluck will be greatly appreciated.

This training is hosted by the Chukson Water Protectors

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Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared Indivisible Tohono 's event. …

March 23, 2017, 4:00pm – March 23, 2017, 8:00pm

Senator McCain has not come out with a formal statement opposing or supporting Trump's executive order to begin building a wall on the southern border, 75 miles of which would be on Tohono O'odham tribal land- a clear violation of the Nation's tribal sovereignty. The wall would be devastating to animals, wildlife, and water that moves across the border, and would prevent O'odham from continuing religious and cultural practices in our traditional lands of what is now Mexico.

Senator McCain represents the Tohono O'odham Nation and its tribal members in Congress and must listen to the voices and concerns of those who live and work on the Nation along the border. We stand AGAINST the border wall and increasing border militarization.

We want a large crowd of O'odham, Natives, and anyone who opposes Trump's proposed border wall to join us at McCain's office to visually remind him that he represents us and he needs to listen to our concerns. During this time, all letters of opposition to the wall that have been collected over the past few weeks will be delivered, and a meeting with his staff will be requested.

Wear your traditional outfits, bring your sawkud, visually represent your community or just show up!

Logistics: We recommend parking across the street at:

City/State Garage

498 West Congress Street

0-1 hours = Free

1-2 hours = $2.00

2-3 hours = $3.00

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Estrategias de Defensa del Movimiento:

En estos tiempos de resistencia colectiva debemos prepararnos ante la represión del gobierno. El Equipo de Protección de Agua y Anti-Represión presenta una noche de estrategias de defensa del movimiento, la actualización de los asuntos legales de Standing Rock y la educación sobre cómo resistirse al Gran Jurado. La reunión est√° abierta a todos y, dado el clima político, no puede ser m√°s oportuno. ¬°Por favor √∫nanse a nosotros!

POTLUCK, FIESTA DE TRAJE.

Presentado por Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors
Actualizaciones por LUPE, Mantenga Tucson Unido, y otros grupos comunitarios

Donaci√≤n sugerida- algunas dólares

Interpretación por:
Language Justice Collective/Colectivo de Justicia del Lenguaje

Movement Defense Strategies:

In this time of collective resistance we must prepare for government repression. Water Protector Anti Repression Crew presents an evening of movement defense strategies, legal updates from Standing Rock and education on grand jury resistance. This event is open to all, and given the political climate, could not be more timely. Please join us!

Hosted by Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors
Updates by LUPE, Keep Tucson Together and other community groups.

Suggested donation- a few dollars
THIS IS A POTLUCK EVENT

Interpretation by:
Language Justice Collective/Colectivo de Justicia del Lenguaje

Global Justice Center
225 E 26th St, Tucson, AZ 85713

Thursday, April 13th
6-10pm

Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors
www.facebook.com/tucsonwaterprotectors/

Water Protectors Anti-Repression Crew
El Equipo de Protección de Agua y Anti-Represión
www.facebook.com/WaterProtectorAntiRepressionCrew/

LUPE
Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes
United Struggle of Parents and Students
www.facebook.com/Lupetucson/

Keep Tucson Together
Mantenga Tucson Unido
www.facebook.com/KeepTucsonTogether/

April 13, 2017, 6:00pm – April 14, 2017, 12:00am

Estrategias de Defensa del Movimiento:

En estos tiempos de resistencia colectiva debemos prepararnos ante la represión del gobierno. El Equipo de Protección de Agua y Anti-Represión presenta una noche de estrategias de defensa del movimiento, la actualización de los asuntos legales de Standing Rock y la educación sobre cómo resistirse al Gran Jurado. La reunión est√° abierta a todos y, dado el clima político, no puede ser m√°s oportuno. ¬°Por favor √∫nanse a nosotros!

POTLUCK, FIESTA DE TRAJE.

Presentado por Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors

Actualizaciones por LUPE, Mantenga Tucson Unido, y otros grupos comunitarios

Donaci√≤n sugerida- algunas dólares

Interpretación por:

Language Justice Collective/Colectivo de Justicia del Lenguaje

Movement Defense Strategies:

In this time of collective resistance we must prepare for government repression. Water Protector Anti Repression Crew presents an evening of movement defense strategies, legal updates from Standing Rock and education on grand jury resistance. This event is open to all, and given the political climate, could not be more timely. Please join us!

Hosted by Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors

Updates by LUPE, Keep Tucson Together and other community groups.

Suggested donation- a few dollars

THIS IS A POTLUCK EVENT

Interpretation by:

Language Justice Collective/Colectivo de Justicia del Lenguaje

Global Justice Center

225 E 26th St, Tucson, AZ 85713

Thursday, April 13th

6-10pm

Chukson/Tucson Water Protectors

www.facebook.com/tucsonwaterprotectors/

Water Protectors Anti-Repression Crew

El Equipo de Protección de Agua y Anti-Represión

www.facebook.com/WaterProtectorAntiRepressionCrew/

LUPE

Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes

United Struggle of Parents and Students

www.facebook.com/Lupetucson/

Keep Tucson Together

Mantenga Tucson Unido

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Tonight …

March 21, 2017, 6:30pm – March 21, 2017, 9:30pm

Ideas For Change: A Conversation with Gabriel Ayala

In honor of World Water Day (March 22) this panel will be a discussion on indigenous environmental issues with famed Yaqui guitarist and activist, Gabriel Ayala and moderated by environmental toxicologist and University of Arizona PHD student, Lydia Jennings (Yaqui) .It will primarily focus on water and the latest developments at Standing Rock, ND with the Dakota Access Pipeline and Oak Flat, Arizona.The event will be held at Revolutionary Grounds Books & Coffee, and hosted by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel. Opening music will be performed by Christie Kelly.

Bios:

Moderator: Lydia Jennings

Lydia Jennings, a Ph.D student in the laboratory of Dr. Raina M. Maier in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, has been awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Lydia is a part of the Yaqui and Huichol nations, an UA Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a NIEHS Superfund Research Program Training core trainee.

Lydia received her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Monterey Bay in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. Lydia worked for three years following her bachelor's degree for the University of California, Davis, as an environmental toxicologist, where she sampled and analyzed pesticide and metal contaminants in the major California waterways, as well as evaluating the toxicity of hyper-saline brine on marine organisms.

Lydia enrolled in the University of Arizona to work on the international and interdisciplinary issues relating to mining and mine reclamation, specifically where mining impacts Native American and border communities. The subject of her Ph.D research is the identification and characterization of microbial indicators as tools to evaluate mine waste reclamation efforts, and she is working in collaboration with three active copper mining companies in Arizona.

The basis of Lydia's NSF Fellowship is to develop a method to quantify soil improvements of re-vegetated mine waste using microbial metrics. She will characterize microbial diversity with soil development and evaluate the presence of plant growth promoting activities associated with successful phytostabalization. As part of her fellowship, Lydia will also work on an online module to train students about microbial cycling in soils, which will hopefully be implemented in tribal colleges, and continue her community outreach in mining communities.

Panelist: Gabriel Ayala

A member of the Yaqui people of Southern Arizona, guitarist Gabriel Ayala is an accomplished classical musician. He is positioned at the forefront of a new generation of Native American musicians, breaking all native and non-native stereotypes with his trailblazing assortment of music genres and accolades.

Gabriel earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although he truly enjoys being a teacher, his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in Master Class settings.

Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and Internationally. Locally, he has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum of the American Indian, Musical Instrument Museum and the Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Recently, he was a featured artist at President Barack Obamaʼs Inaugural Ball. He has been recognized by the former State of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, now Director of Homeland Security, for his musical achievements. In addition, he has also been highly honored with the University of Arizonaʼs Tanner Award that recognizes significant professional career success and contributions and leadership benefiting American Indian communities. Not only is Gabriel recognized locally and in the United States but he has also had the opportunity to play for Pope Benedict XVI at the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome, Italy. He was also the featured performer at the Internacional de la Guitarra Academica" in Venezuela with performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.

Gabriel has been featured in several media publications such as Peoples", Country Today", Magazine" (Canadian and United States Editions), of the Southwest (German Publication)", America Calling", Broadcasting Corporation" and numerous others.

Gabriel has received numerous music awards from national and international awards programs that include Native American Music Awards Instrumental CD", World Music", and of the Year", the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards International Album", and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards Instrumental".

Gabriel received many accolades in his career among them is the honor of sharing the stage with Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John, and many others.

In 2012, Gabriel started his own record label/recording studio entilted, Records", in hopes to start a Native American Record Label to help promote aspiring Native American Artists. of Blue" is Ayalaʼs first release through DeezMas Records and it has been met with great success. Upon itʼs release, of Blue" was ranked #1 on CDBaby for over four (4) months. Prior to DeezMas Records, Ayala released three self-distributed albums: Titled" in 2003, Be Home for Christmas" in 2007 and in 2008. Gabriel also has several other releases through his past record label with a total of ten (10) CDʼs on the market.

Although Gabriel is a classically trained musician, he has ventured out into playing many diverse genres of music which include classical, jazz, flamenco, tango and most recently JazzMenco. JazzMenco is Gabrielʼs original genre of music which he showcases around the world. The fusion of jazz and traditional flamenco was inspired by his affinity for both of these genres. JazzMenco can be described as the driving rhythmic force of flamenco with the improvisational feel and chord structure of jazz.

As Ayala continues to travel throughout the United States and other countries, he serves as an advocate for education for all youth. He does this through guitar workshops, motivational speaking, presentations in various minority communities. He sets an example for native communities by instilling his values of living a traditional lifestyle while abstaining from Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.

Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women". Gabriel wants to share the gift of music with as many people as possible. And he serves as an example and delivers a message to children, letting them know that they can become whatever they dream. Gabriel currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

More information and music can be found at:

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared Bill Wetzel 's event. …

March 21, 2017, 6:30pm – March 21, 2017, 9:30pm

Ideas For Change: A Conversation with Gabriel Ayala

In honor of World Water Day (March 22) this panel will be a discussion on indigenous environmental issues with famed Yaqui guitarist and activist, Gabriel Ayala and moderated by environmental toxicologist and University of Arizona PHD student, Lydia Jennings (Yaqui) .It will primarily focus on water and the latest developments at Standing Rock, ND with the Dakota Access Pipeline and Oak Flat, Arizona.The event will be held at Revolutionary Grounds Books & Coffee, and hosted by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel. Opening music will be performed by Christie Kelly.

Bios:

Moderator: Lydia Jennings

Lydia Jennings, a Ph.D student in the laboratory of Dr. Raina M. Maier in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, has been awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Lydia is a part of the Yaqui and Huichol nations, an UA Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a NIEHS Superfund Research Program Training core trainee.

Lydia received her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Monterey Bay in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. Lydia worked for three years following her bachelor's degree for the University of California, Davis, as an environmental toxicologist, where she sampled and analyzed pesticide and metal contaminants in the major California waterways, as well as evaluating the toxicity of hyper-saline brine on marine organisms.

Lydia enrolled in the University of Arizona to work on the international and interdisciplinary issues relating to mining and mine reclamation, specifically where mining impacts Native American and border communities. The subject of her Ph.D research is the identification and characterization of microbial indicators as tools to evaluate mine waste reclamation efforts, and she is working in collaboration with three active copper mining companies in Arizona.

The basis of Lydia's NSF Fellowship is to develop a method to quantify soil improvements of re-vegetated mine waste using microbial metrics. She will characterize microbial diversity with soil development and evaluate the presence of plant growth promoting activities associated with successful phytostabalization. As part of her fellowship, Lydia will also work on an online module to train students about microbial cycling in soils, which will hopefully be implemented in tribal colleges, and continue her community outreach in mining communities.

Panelist: Gabriel Ayala

A member of the Yaqui people of Southern Arizona, guitarist Gabriel Ayala is an accomplished classical musician. He is positioned at the forefront of a new generation of Native American musicians, breaking all native and non-native stereotypes with his trailblazing assortment of music genres and accolades.

Gabriel earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although he truly enjoys being a teacher, his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in Master Class settings.

Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and Internationally. Locally, he has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum of the American Indian, Musical Instrument Museum and the Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Recently, he was a featured artist at President Barack Obamaʼs Inaugural Ball. He has been recognized by the former State of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, now Director of Homeland Security, for his musical achievements. In addition, he has also been highly honored with the University of Arizonaʼs Tanner Award that recognizes significant professional career success and contributions and leadership benefiting American Indian communities. Not only is Gabriel recognized locally and in the United States but he has also had the opportunity to play for Pope Benedict XVI at the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome, Italy. He was also the featured performer at the Internacional de la Guitarra Academica" in Venezuela with performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.

Gabriel has been featured in several media publications such as Peoples", Country Today", Magazine" (Canadian and United States Editions), of the Southwest (German Publication)", America Calling", Broadcasting Corporation" and numerous others.

Gabriel has received numerous music awards from national and international awards programs that include Native American Music Awards Instrumental CD", World Music", and of the Year", the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards International Album", and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards Instrumental".

Gabriel received many accolades in his career among them is the honor of sharing the stage with Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John, and many others.

In 2012, Gabriel started his own record label/recording studio entilted, Records", in hopes to start a Native American Record Label to help promote aspiring Native American Artists. of Blue" is Ayalaʼs first release through DeezMas Records and it has been met with great success. Upon itʼs release, of Blue" was ranked #1 on CDBaby for over four (4) months. Prior to DeezMas Records, Ayala released three self-distributed albums: Titled" in 2003, Be Home for Christmas" in 2007 and in 2008. Gabriel also has several other releases through his past record label with a total of ten (10) CDʼs on the market.

Although Gabriel is a classically trained musician, he has ventured out into playing many diverse genres of music which include classical, jazz, flamenco, tango and most recently JazzMenco. JazzMenco is Gabrielʼs original genre of music which he showcases around the world. The fusion of jazz and traditional flamenco was inspired by his affinity for both of these genres. JazzMenco can be described as the driving rhythmic force of flamenco with the improvisational feel and chord structure of jazz.

As Ayala continues to travel throughout the United States and other countries, he serves as an advocate for education for all youth. He does this through guitar workshops, motivational speaking, presentations in various minority communities. He sets an example for native communities by instilling his values of living a traditional lifestyle while abstaining from Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.

Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women". Gabriel wants to share the gift of music with as many people as possible. And he serves as an example and delivers a message to children, letting them know that they can become whatever they dream. Gabriel currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

More information and music can be found at:

Bill Wetzel

Bill Wetzel

I am hosting a panel on indigenous environmental issues, specifically Standing Rock & Oak Flat, featuring Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala at Revolutionary Grounds for anybody interested. …

March 21, 2017, 6:30pm – March 21, 2017, 9:30pm

Ideas For Change: A Conversation with Gabriel Ayala

In honor of World Water Day (March 22) this panel will be a discussion on indigenous environmental issues with famed Yaqui guitarist and activist, Gabriel Ayala and moderated by environmental toxicologist and University of Arizona PHD student, Lydia Jennings (Yaqui) .It will primarily focus on water and the latest developments at Standing Rock, ND with the Dakota Access Pipeline and Oak Flat, Arizona.The event will be held at Revolutionary Grounds Books & Coffee, and hosted by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel. Opening music will be performed by Christie Kelly.

Bios:

Moderator: Lydia Jennings

Lydia Jennings, a Ph.D student in the laboratory of Dr. Raina M. Maier in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, has been awarded a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Lydia is a part of the Yaqui and Huichol nations, an UA Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and a NIEHS Superfund Research Program Training core trainee.

Lydia received her Bachelors of Science degree from California State University, Monterey Bay in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy. Lydia worked for three years following her bachelor's degree for the University of California, Davis, as an environmental toxicologist, where she sampled and analyzed pesticide and metal contaminants in the major California waterways, as well as evaluating the toxicity of hyper-saline brine on marine organisms.

Lydia enrolled in the University of Arizona to work on the international and interdisciplinary issues relating to mining and mine reclamation, specifically where mining impacts Native American and border communities. The subject of her Ph.D research is the identification and characterization of microbial indicators as tools to evaluate mine waste reclamation efforts, and she is working in collaboration with three active copper mining companies in Arizona.

The basis of Lydia's NSF Fellowship is to develop a method to quantify soil improvements of re-vegetated mine waste using microbial metrics. She will characterize microbial diversity with soil development and evaluate the presence of plant growth promoting activities associated with successful phytostabalization. As part of her fellowship, Lydia will also work on an online module to train students about microbial cycling in soils, which will hopefully be implemented in tribal colleges, and continue her community outreach in mining communities.

Panelist: Gabriel Ayala

A member of the Yaqui people of Southern Arizona, guitarist Gabriel Ayala is an accomplished classical musician. He is positioned at the forefront of a new generation of Native American musicians, breaking all native and non-native stereotypes with his trailblazing assortment of music genres and accolades.

Gabriel earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although he truly enjoys being a teacher, his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in Master Class settings.

Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and Internationally. Locally, he has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum of the American Indian, Musical Instrument Museum and the Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Recently, he was a featured artist at President Barack Obamaʼs Inaugural Ball. He has been recognized by the former State of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, now Director of Homeland Security, for his musical achievements. In addition, he has also been highly honored with the University of Arizonaʼs Tanner Award that recognizes significant professional career success and contributions and leadership benefiting American Indian communities. Not only is Gabriel recognized locally and in the United States but he has also had the opportunity to play for Pope Benedict XVI at the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome, Italy. He was also the featured performer at the Internacional de la Guitarra Academica" in Venezuela with performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.

Gabriel has been featured in several media publications such as Peoples", Country Today", Magazine" (Canadian and United States Editions), of the Southwest (German Publication)", America Calling", Broadcasting Corporation" and numerous others.

Gabriel has received numerous music awards from national and international awards programs that include Native American Music Awards Instrumental CD", World Music", and of the Year", the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards International Album", and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards Instrumental".

Gabriel received many accolades in his career among them is the honor of sharing the stage with Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John, and many others.

In 2012, Gabriel started his own record label/recording studio entilted, Records", in hopes to start a Native American Record Label to help promote aspiring Native American Artists. of Blue" is Ayalaʼs first release through DeezMas Records and it has been met with great success. Upon itʼs release, of Blue" was ranked #1 on CDBaby for over four (4) months. Prior to DeezMas Records, Ayala released three self-distributed albums: Titled" in 2003, Be Home for Christmas" in 2007 and in 2008. Gabriel also has several other releases through his past record label with a total of ten (10) CDʼs on the market.

Although Gabriel is a classically trained musician, he has ventured out into playing many diverse genres of music which include classical, jazz, flamenco, tango and most recently JazzMenco. JazzMenco is Gabrielʼs original genre of music which he showcases around the world. The fusion of jazz and traditional flamenco was inspired by his affinity for both of these genres. JazzMenco can be described as the driving rhythmic force of flamenco with the improvisational feel and chord structure of jazz.

As Ayala continues to travel throughout the United States and other countries, he serves as an advocate for education for all youth. He does this through guitar workshops, motivational speaking, presentations in various minority communities. He sets an example for native communities by instilling his values of living a traditional lifestyle while abstaining from Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.

Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women". Gabriel wants to share the gift of music with as many people as possible. And he serves as an example and delivers a message to children, letting them know that they can become whatever they dream. Gabriel currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

More information and music can be found at:

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

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Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared House Committee on Natural Resources: Democrats 's photo. …

Naelyn Pike is a 17 year old activist from the San Carlos Apache Tribe in San Carlos, Arizona. She is a member of the Apache Stronghold, which is a spiritual movement that protects the environment. She has been working to save Oak Flat, sacred Apache land, by overturning a land transfer that would hand it over to a foreign copper mining company. In 2015, she made history as the youngest person to testify before Congress. #WomensHistoryMonth

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared their event. …

April 8, 2017, 5:30pm – April 9, 2017, 12:30am

SACRED LIFE RISING

*FEAT. DJ Q

*INDIGENOUS CEREMONY PRESENTERS

*TUCSON COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS SPEAKERS

*SPOKEN WORD

*SILENT AUCTION

*CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

*NATIONS CREATIONS FOOD TRUCK AND DRINKS AVAILABLE

*AND don't forget DANCING!!!!

CWP is sponsored by THE GLOO FACTORY, RISING TIDE and GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER. Thank you for all of your support!!!!

GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

225 E 26TH ST TUCSON,AZ 85713

TIME: 5:30pm

$5-$10 SUGGESTED DONATION.

HOWEVER, NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT, BRING THE CHILDREN

CASH EVENT

**PROCEEDS FOR CHUKSON WATER PROCETORS TO SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUED DIRECT ACTIONS, COMMUNITY SUPPORT, RESOURCES AND TRAINING.**

FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS

THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS IS A TUCSON COMMUNITY BASED GROUP THAT STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH LOCAL GRASSROOTS PEOPLE OF TUCSON AND ARIZONA. PROVIDING A PLATFORM OF RESISTANCE, REVITALIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION. FOR THE INTERSECTION OF ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND INDIGENOUS ISSUES.

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared Kari Bundy – Natural Health Activist 's photo. …

Before you get too excited about the new Cheerios campaign, where they've decided to give out 100 million FREE wildflower seeds, let me tell you what's really up…

1. Cheerios tested HIGHER for GLYPHOSATE (aka Round Up) than any other food tested- with Glyphosate levels over 1,100 parts per billion! (Here's the link from Consumer Affairs- www.consumeraffairs.com/news/after-fda-suspends-testing-for-pesticide-in-food-nonprofits-release-… )

2. GLYPHOSATE IS WHAT IS KILLING THE BEES IN THE FIRST PLACE AND CHEERIOS REFUSES TO REMOVE IT FROM THEIR PRODUCTS! (Link: www.naturalnews.com/050926_honey_bees_colony_collapse_glyphosate.html )

3. The company that Cheerios has partnered with for this project, Vesey's Seed Company, puchases seeds from various companies, one of which is owned Monsanto (the maker of GLYPHOSATE).

(Edited to add: Vesey's Seeds has its own brand of seeds which ARE on the Safe Seed Pledge List, but look closely on their website and you will see that wildflowers are not listed as one of their Organic/non-GMO products. They sell seeds from other growers too, in addition to their own seeds, and one of these growers (Seminis) is CURRENTLY owned by Monsanto. It's a loophole, smoke and mirrors to deflect from the truth, and it's just another way they can appear to be giving away non-GMO wildflower seeds. They haven't said these seeds are non-GMO… they've just said that their PERSONAL Vesey's seed brand is. Here is a link to their website- please look carefully and note that they do not have wildflowers: m.veseys.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fveseys.com%2Fca%2Fen%2F&utm_referrer=#2655 )

So um… enjoy those free wildflower seeds! But just know that they won't put a dent in the damage Cheerios is doing to the honeybee population. And the seeds might be GMO. Consider buying some seeds from a reputable non-GMO seed company like Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company or Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply or Seed Savers Exchange? üòâ Or even better- BUY LOCAL.

#MarchAgainstMonsanto #Cheerios #Monsanto #Poison #SmokeAndMirrors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

See! Divesting is working! …

Wells Fargo's Dakota Access Financing Prompts a Shareholder Vote

bloomberg.com

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Don't forget our meeting got moved to today …

March 15, 2017, 6:00pm

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

After CWP meeting go support this cause! …

March 15, 2017, 7:30pm – March 15, 2017, 11:00pm

Let's face it, we're all a work in progress. This month, our storytellers will share their hilarious, poignant, and hopeful stories about being a "Work in Progress" – we'll see you there in all of our collective unpolished glory!

This month, proceeds from your $7 donation for admission will go to Coalición de Derechos Humanos www.derechoshumanosaz.net/

This event is 21+

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Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors shared a link. …

Abandoned uranium mines continue to haunt Navajos on reservation

azcentral.com

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

This week our weekly meeting will be Wednesday. After this week's we will continue to meet every Thursday at 6 pm. …

March 15, 2017, 6:00pm

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

SACRED LIFE RISING

*FEAT. DJ Q
*INDIGENOUS CEREMONY PRESENTERS
*TUCSON COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS SPEAKERS
*SPOKEN WORD
*SILENT AUCTION
*CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
*NATIONS CREATIONS FOOD TRUCK AND DRINKS AVAILABLE
*AND don't forget DANCING!!!!

CWP is sponsored by THE GLOO FACTORY, RISING TIDE and GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER. Thank you for all of your support!!!!

GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER
225 E 26TH ST TUCSON,AZ 85713
TIME: 5:30pm
$5-$10 SUGGESTED DONATION.
HOWEVER, NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT, BRING THE CHILDREN
CASH EVENT

**PROCEEDS FOR CHUKSON WATER PROCETORS TO SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUED DIRECT ACTIONS, COMMUNITY SUPPORT, RESOURCES AND TRAINING.**

FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS
THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS IS A TUCSON COMMUNITY BASED GROUP THAT STAND IN
SOLIDARITY WITH LOCAL GRASSROOTS PEOPLE OF TUCSON AND ARIZONA. PROVIDING A PLATFORM OF RESISTANCE, REVITALIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION. FOR THE INTERSECTION OF ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND INDIGENOUS ISSUES.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE TOHONO O'ODHAM THE ORIGINAL CARETAKERS OF CHUKSON, NOW KNOWN AS TUCSON. WE HONOR THEM BY USING THE ORIGIN NAME OF OUR COMMUNITY. …

April 8, 2017, 5:30pm – April 9, 2017, 12:30am

SACRED LIFE RISING

*FEAT. DJ Q

*INDIGENOUS CEREMONY PRESENTERS

*TUCSON COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS SPEAKERS

*SPOKEN WORD

*SILENT AUCTION

*CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

*NATIONS CREATIONS FOOD TRUCK AND DRINKS AVAILABLE

*AND don't forget DANCING!!!!

CWP is sponsored by THE GLOO FACTORY, RISING TIDE and GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER. Thank you for all of your support!!!!

GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

225 E 26TH ST TUCSON,AZ 85713

TIME: 5:30pm

$5-$10 SUGGESTED DONATION.

HOWEVER, NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT, BRING THE CHILDREN

CASH EVENT

**PROCEEDS FOR CHUKSON WATER PROCETORS TO SUPPORT THEIR CONTINUED DIRECT ACTIONS, COMMUNITY SUPPORT, RESOURCES AND TRAINING.**

FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS

THE CHUKSON WATER PROTECTORS IS A TUCSON COMMUNITY BASED GROUP THAT STAND IN

SOLIDARITY WITH LOCAL GRASSROOTS PEOPLE OF TUCSON AND ARIZONA. PROVIDING A PLATFORM OF RESISTANCE, REVITALIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION. FOR THE INTERSECTION OF ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND INDIGENOUS ISSUES.

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Friday at the Holocaust History Center
11:30
564 S Stone Ave …

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

Chukson /Tucson Water Protectors

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