Yes! We(BOAF) have teamed up with the Black Mesa Caravan Support Committee in order to raise funds and much-needed supplies for the people of Black Mesa. Every year in November caravans from around the country proceed to northern Arizona to show solidarity with those who are resisting relocation from their traditional lands.
In 1974 the U.S. Congress passed "The Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act" which established the Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Commission(NHIRC) that led the relocation. Thirty-five years later there are still people who refuse to be kicked out of their homes. Many are elders and face a progressively harder time maintaining their ways of life. Besides many of the younger people moving to cities to enter college or the work force, elders have been continuously harassed by various branches of government and law enforcement.
While veiled with reasons of land disputes between Dine'(Navajo) and Hopituh Shi-nu-mu(Hopi) the real reason falls on Peabody Coal who has been strip mining the area, shipping the coal to the Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada to produce energy for Southern California and Nevada.
Fore more info go to blackmesais.org
Thursday, November 11th - 6 PM at The Boxing Gym, 1080 N. Contzen(in Barrio Anita near I-10 & Speedway)
Border Opposition Action Fun & the Black Mesa Caravan Support Committee presents...
-Film showing of Broken Rainbow(1985) 70 mins.-1985's Academy Award winner for best documentary, "The screen is filled with visual pleasures...", "As the narrator says, "Indians have been paying with their lives for the white man's greed since Columbus."- NY Times
-Cafe including: Coffee, tea, baked goods, crepes, doughnuts, bagels and more!
-Music: The Missing Parts, Rudy Cortese, DJ Teresa Wild
More details forthcoming! like schedule and suggested donation