Saturday, January 31, 2009

Video from the Schaghticoke Rally and Protest

"If it was your house, and it was your mother's grave getting dug up, wouldn't you get upset?"
Tony Crone of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

The grave of his mother, Paulette Crone, has been allowed to be desecrated by the state's refusal to intervene on its behalf to stop the destruction of land on the reservation.
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation held a protest and rally at the state capitol from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29, the fifth anniversary of its reversed federal acknowledgement, to protest the state's refusal to intervene on its behalf to stop the destruction of land on the reservation. Tribal members want the governor to uphold CT laws rather than ignore a non-Indian who is bulldozing parts of the reservation. January 29, 2009 was also the fifth anniversary of the federal recognition of the tribe. The recognition was later reversed 18 months later...

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Russell Means, an Oglala Sioux, attended and later spoke the rally. Means is an activist remembered for his role at the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

1 comment:

  1. Why don't they capture the guy, make a citizen arrest, and deliver him to the state police?

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