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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - Protesters are being mobilized by the Elem Tribe to protest John Nady, who has begun construction on a vacation home on Rattlesnake Island part of the tribe's Ancestral Homeland.
Saturday, December 17
“We, the 99 percent are tired of the one percent controlling everything with their wealth, with their greed, and with the hypocrisy they brought to the United States,”
said Jim Brown, a traditional cultural leader of the Elem Tribe.
The protesters will gather at the Lakeview Branch of Oakland Public Library this Saturday, December 17, at 12 noon to begin a spiritual walk from the Oakland Public Library into the exclusive neighborhood of Piedmont home of John Nady.
The Elem Tribe opposes Nady's decision to build a vacation home on Rattlesnake Island.
For more than 150 years the Elem Tribe have struggled to regain their Ancestral Homeland. Now they asking people in the San Francisco Bay Area to support them to stop the desecration.
"We need to chase these foreign governments out of our land and turn it back over to the people. We need everyone to support our aboriginal rights." Brown said.
WHAT: Protest John Nady
WHEN: Saturday, January 17, 12 Noon
Lakeview Branch of Oakland Public Library
550 El Embarcadero
posted December 16, 2011 7:10 am est
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