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NY Oneidas Face More Home Demolitions (english)
11 Nov 2002
Modified: 08:48:59 PM
This Thursday, Nov. 14, the eight families remaining on the 32-acre Oneida territory in upstate New York face forced inspections at the hands of illegitimate tribe leader and business maverick, Ray Halbritter. Halbritter's has already forcibly condemned and demolished the home of 11 other traditional families.
Traditionalist Oneida nation member Danielle Shenandoah's home has been demolished. She's been illegally held in a Pennsylvania prison and denied needed medicine. Now homeless, she may lose her children, while the rest of her family and friends are threatened with the same fate: the destruction of their homes, their native community and the right to know their traditional cultural heritage.
"This," says Danielle with a stern anger in her voice, "is cultural genocide."
This Thursday, Nov. 14, the eight families remaining on the 32-acre Oneida territory in upstate New York face forced inspections at the hands of illegitimate tribe leader and business maverick, Ray Halbritter. Halbritter's has already forcibly condemned and demolished the home of 11 other traditional families. The safety inspections are just a guise, say the traditionalist Oneidas, for throwing them off of their rightful land, which was designated by two Oneida wolf clan mothers in 1961 for traditionalist native culture.
"I am very fearful for my family and traditional families. They're using Nazi, Gestapo-like tactics against us — women, elders and children," said Patterson, calling for legal observers and people with recording equipment to come to the territory on Thursday. "They [tribal police] will be heavily armed and will probably blockade the road… I just hope no one gets killed." Read about the Oneida struggle from a Sept. 23 IMC report
An updated IMC report is forthcoming with updates as they happen. Learn how you can help: go to Oneida Action News or Oneidas for Democracy.
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home demolition (english)
11 Nov 2002
israel has started a real fashionable trend