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ig-news-digest      wednesday, november 15 2000      volume 03 : number 204


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] re: wine x nigc, some more info  [jean moses <sneakyjean@yahoo.c]
  [ig-news] emory show                      [carrielou <carrie827@yahoo.com>]
  [ig-news] ig article in the circle october issue  [barbara bordner <riteso]


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date: tue, 14 nov 2000 08:27:01 -0800
from: jean moses <sneakyjean@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: wine x nigc, some more info


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


hey all,


i just called to ask again about the magazine.  they tell me that the
double issue is at their printers as we speak, and that it should be on
newstands in a few weeks.  they tell me that emily is in fact on the
cover still and that the article is in tact as it was originally meant
to be published.  so i guess patience is in order.


for those of you interested in ordering just the one issue, the number
to call is: toll-free at 888.229.4639 at $5 an issue, you have to use a
credit card.


hope that's helpful!


jean
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jean moses
sneakyjean@yahoo.com

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date: tue, 14 nov 2000 14:24:17 -0800
from: carrielou <carrie827@yahoo.com>
subject: [ig-news] emory show


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


the emory show in honor of our 'year of
reconciliation' is two weeks away, and tickets were
finally made available to students.  the show is free,
but one ticket per i.d. (and for once emory is
organized and highlights your name if you pick up a
ticket, so that you can't go back and get another (the
usual trick)).  they are also checking i.d.s at the
door, so good luck to those of you who were thinking
of sneaking in.  on the positive side, with the
severely limited number of tickets available and the
smallness of the pe center, it should be a wonderfully
small quiet show:).  [...]


:)carrie

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date: tue, 14 nov 2000 16:13:56 -0600
from: barbara bordner <ritesofpassage9@webtv.net>
subject: [ig-news] ig article in the circle october issue


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


this is long so i'll get cracking now. this in the current issue of the
circle,a twin cities free
paper by the native american communities.


[...]


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honor the earth tour: never too young to speak up


by janelle chief

through the cold crisp, october wind we tried to find a parking spot in
down-town minneapolis.as we walked out of the parking lot, the theater
lights illuminated the many artists names. i saw people from far and
near standing out side the orpheum theatre, there to support the native
causes as part of the fourth honor the earth tour. the causes were
fierce, from stopping the buffalo slaughtering in yellowstone, to
supporting the "no nukes" stance on native lands in skull valley.
theartists ranged from from young and older generatios of music, from
david crosby to shannon curfman and minnesota's own annie hmphrey. they
were all there sharing their music and encouraging the audience to speak
out on issues and fill out action forms.


   the indigo girls, amy ray emily saliers, took time to talk about
youth activism and the tour with us at new voices (n.v.)


   n.v.:  a lot of your songs have brought on a number of important
issues (including) gay rights, native rights and the environment. is
through music your intention? if so, what are the challenges?"


   amy ray,: "we're activists and musicians , so they kind of merge
together, sometimes, but  it's not necessarily always our intention.
it'sort of what we naturally are__is activists, sometimes it comes out
in our writing."


   n.v.: so it's very natural?
amy:"it's not really intentional."


   n.v.: i see that a lot in women, and i see that you are very strong.
going out there challenging the challenges. which in return makes you
feel cool and strong lie i am wanting to go out tere singing even though
i can't sing! saying, "more power to them!"


(indigo girls laugh)


  n.v.: from your own experiences with native communities, what is the
primary role you see youth playing in the fight for our fuure? what
would you say to me, who hasn't been through challenges like you have?


   emily saliers:  "native youth are going to inherit the problems that
exist today, unless they (issues) are taken care of in the shor term,
which looks like that's not going to happen that's not going to happen.
so there's ways to organize. i men there are right now, over 200 native
grassroots groups in operation across the americas, one resource you can
have s our website: www.honorearth.com.


  "we've been told by mentors of ours that you should just get together
with some of your friends and sit around, and talk, brainstorm and go
"what's wrong?" and "what are we concerned about?" and then you join in
groups
that already exist and write letters to people.  there are
letter-writing campaigns and phone-callls to politicians that work
within the community as well. there's a lot of oppertunity
out there for youth."


   n.v.: is that how you grew to where you are today?
   emly: "i was really involved in student government i high school, and
that got me involved in community awareness and what was goig on. i
think native youth are in a unique position because you have the idian
communities that are maore rual and ones tha are more urban. you have to
bridge that.  it's important to build between people on that level. it's
so important'


   n..v.: hardship comes into the ones who want to be involved, who want
to take a stand, since they live in two worlds.  i see the struggles
ofland and religion throgh those living on the reservation. uranium is
being dug out of the earth  o my people's land my people's land, yet
here, many miles miles away, i see nsp down the block using the uranium
on dakota land. it's hard for us to stay connected to our own people. on
the reservations."


   emily: "we've seen huge battles taken on by high school activists in
different ways. i heard a woman speak who had gone to school in the
south, who was talking about the school tracking students into certain
levels of education in a racist way.  despite how intelligent they (the
children) are, blacks were being streamlined down to the lowest level
(of education). she took on the whole county : all by erself, and
organized.  in the whole county:  al by herself, she enlisted people to
help her, got a boycott organized.  basically, having no choice but to
stop the system.


   " i see youth action goups all over in native america. one thing is
having confidence. just getting together builds your self-esteem because
you realize there's all these other people proud to be who they are.
which ithink
is oe  the problems of any disenfranchised group. you feel so cut down."


   n.v.: once you got the unity, you've got it.
   emily, "yeah"
   amy:  "i think youth are effective because they don't take no for an
answer.
  "it's very clear on what needs to be done. when they(youth ) get
together they can't be stopped when they are in a coaliion.


   emily: " we (activists and urban and rez youth) can organize events
with a great dj with music and traditional drum in the background.
crossing the lines of urban and traditional and everything that;s going
on, to brig people together (about issues), it can be coo and
revolutionary in current times."


    n.v.: you're getting my blood pumped up now.
     (indigo girls laugh.)


    emily: 'people have to go through their own stuff in order to
understand why they should be be interrested (in issues) and i bet if
youth keep talking about it, it will happen. so go for it!"


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that's it hope you enjoyed it.


barb


http://community.webtv.net/ritesofpassage9/foreverindigogirls

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