Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Indian Protest March Set For Saturday In Rhode Island

Feather News

A march will be held on Saturday, March 21 in Providence, Rhode Island, to protest the recent US Supreme Court decision that denied the Narragansett Tribe's ability to have land taken into trust as reservation land.

The "March for Justice" is to speak out against human rights violations across the country, according to the sponsors. "This discriminatory decision by the Supreme Court affects tribes across this country and continues an oppressive mindset that affects all people."

A press release issued by Domingo “Tall Dog” Monroe, Bella Noka and
Dawn M. Spears of the Narragansetts further states, "We must unite, speak out and let our voices be heard. Native Americans are not alone in these injustices. Let’s join together and march to the Rhode Island State House to show our solidarity in overcoming injustice and oppression. Unity equals power. Let’s stand united."

The itinerary follows:

11:00 a.m. Starting location Roger William’s Park (Broad Street entrance)
11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony
12:00 noon March to State House (bring your signs & banners in support of
Tribal sovereignty and of your causes)
1:30 p.m. Rally at Rhode Island State House