Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Benefit Concert for Kanenhstaton - June 16th

Native Expressions

David R. Maracle

P.O. Box 323

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON

K0K 1Xo




Just a few words to let you all know that we are still alive, well, and working as hard as ever to make this event the largest First Nations Concert ever to take place in Canada. TAP Resources, Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, our events coordinator, and her brother Randy Johnson have been amazing in all their efforts in helping us pull this together. Nia:wen to you both!!!!!!!!

The response from people across Canada and the U.S. for supporting the Reclamation Site, and the Benefit Concert has been overwhelming to say the very least. People have donated their time, money, efforts, websites, food, supplies, and artwork for auction for this cause. Everyone has stepped up to the plate; brothers, sisters, our non-native allies and corporations all across North America. It is an amazing feeling to know that your hearts and thoughts have been with us in putting this together. We want to say a heartfelt thank you to ALL of you, and you know who you are, for all your efforts, time and money you have put in to this concert.

The dedicated people and peacekeepers at the site of Kanenhstaton are still dealing with ongoing pressures, racial discrimination, and uneasiness. We are dedicated to working for them, with them, and support them in their endeavors day in and day out.

We know we cannot be with them all the time, but our hearts and thoughts sure are. We know that the recent events have really been unsettling and we ask the Creator to keep The People safe at this very trying time. We love them all as our brothers and sisters, and pray for their safekeeping.

THE CONCERT IS A GO, no matter what, and the expected turn out at this point is a minimum of 10,000 people. We cannot stress enough what a huge endeavor this has been, and truly a journey for us. It has been worth every minute of our time. This concert is not about any individual artist, its about ALL OF US TOGETHER, as one…doing the best we can.

Lets make this day a historical day. Peace, Love and Friendship to all the brothers, sisters, friends and allies of the Six Nations People. We look forward to standing in solidarity with you for Kanenhstaton – The Protected Place.

Concert Founder,

David R. Maracle, Native Expressions

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