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Protect Rattlesnake Island ~ Protest

Protect Rattlesnake Island–Protest / 10.10 Emeryville Protest Against Nady Electronicsin Emeryville, CA

Protect Sacred Places: Stop the Desecration of Rattlesnake Island Monday, October 10, 2011 (Indigenous People’s Day) 6701 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 12:00 noon Emeryville, CA –

Join us on Monday October 10th 2011, Indigenous People’s Day, to demand that Bay Area millionaire businessman John Nady immediately halt his planned desecration of Rattlesnake Island. At 12 noon on October 10th, following the annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island, Elem Pomo representatives and supporters will deliver a letter to millionaire developer John Nady at the Emeryville headquarters of his electronics business, urging him to stop the desecration of Rattlesnake Island. Located on the eastern end of Clear
Lake, Rattlesnake Island has been the ceremonial center of the Elem community of Southeastern Pomo Indians for thousands of years. The island was stolen from the Pomo in 1877, when it was deeded to settlers as private property in a supposed “clerical error”. Ever since that time, the Elem Pomo have been fighting to regain their traditional ownership of this sacred land, which is now privately held by John Nady. With blatant disregard for the wishes of the Elem people, John Nady is attempting to build vacation homes on the island, and has already illegally installed a septic tank, and thousands of feet of roads, trails, and utility trenching. He has now strong-armed his way out of conducting the required environmental impact report and is poised to begin further construction at any moment.Join us on Monday October 10th 2011, Indigenous People’s Day, to demand that Bay Area millionaire businessman John Nady immediately halt his planned desecration of

Rattlesnake Island. All are welcome, including children to come out in support of the Elem’s struggle and tell Nady that from the Bay Area to Lake County, people will stand up in opposition to the desecration of this sacred site.

Supporters are also encouraged to join a growing boycott of Nady Electronics products.

For press statements, please contact:Jim Brown- Phone: 707-998-3526Email: jbrowneagle @ gmail.com (take out spaces)Batsulwin Brown- Phone: 707-349-2412Email: bbrown @ big-valley.net (take out spaces)Facebook invitation link:https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=271713549516482

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