NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT
STATEMENT TO THE PEOPLE
May 24rd, 2009
NYM Warrior arrested and held on 7 year old charges for Defending the Land!
On Thursday May 21st, a Warrior from the Native Youth Movement Warrior
Society was arrested and detained in Halkomelem Territory (near so-called
hope, british columbia, kkklanada).
Shark is a 27 year old Father of 5 Secwepemc children, from the Ohlone &
Chumash Nations. He is currently being held for ransom in the Kamloops
Regional Correctional Center (KRCC), facing charges stemming from
protecting Secwepemc mountains, Skwelkwek'welt. These Sacred Mountains are
being destroyed by Japanese company, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. The
governments of “British Columbia and
Canada” are illegally selling Native
Land to foreign invaders, and companies. These companies develop mass
destruction to the land water, in turn killing the original, natural
habitat of these mountains, including the Secwepemc People.
Since 2000, Secwepemc people have been taking direct action to stop Sun
Peaks from destroying Skwelkwekwelt, their Hunting, Berry Picking &
Medicine Mountains. The People left the Indian Reserve to take back their
traditional territory and stop Sun Peaks expansion.
In 2001, the Secwepemc formed a chapter of the Native Youth Movement. They
called other Native Warriors to help Defend the Land for the Future
generations. Shark was one of those who responded to the call.
From May to December 2001 there were over 50 arrests made of Secwepemc
People & their Allies, among them were 74 and 78 year-old women. Since
then, there has been targeting of Native Youth Movement
Defenders. Many have been arrested in connection with Taking Back The Land
We are asking all those who support the struggle for the Land and
Indigenous Autonomy to make a donation & spread the word to Free Shark.
Those who put themselves between the Invader and the People must be
protected. A Warrior is a special person who understands that their
willingness to protect women, children, land & water, may result in
incarceration, injury or death, but they do it anyway knowing that Truth &
Mother Earth are on their side.
Send donations ASAP to help Free Shark to:
Royal Bank (in the midst of switching to climate friendly banking)
Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC
Transit # 00880
Account # 5055447
FREE SHARK! FREE PELTIER! FREE JOHN GRAHAM! FREE MAPUCHE WARRIORS! FREE
WARRIORS OF ATENCO & OAXACA! FREE JACABO & GLORIA!
FREE MUMIA! DROP ALL
CHARGES ON POCC MOI JR. VALARY!
NO OLYMPICS ON NATIVE LAND! NO MINING! DOWN WITH SUN PEAKS! NO SKI RESORT
IN MELVIN CREEK! DOWN WITH THE TAR SANDS! NO INDEPENDENT POWER PROJECTS
(DAMS). NO RAILWAY & HIGHWAY EXPANSION!
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE MAYAN ZAPATISTA, THE MAPUCHE, THE KUNA AND ALL THE
MILLIONS OF WARRIORZ FIGHTING THE ENEMIES OF THE EARTH WORLDWIDE. IT'S NOT
OVER UNTIL WE WIN! TAKE BACK THE LAND!
NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMEN