SAVE THE DATE! Come see/support us September 1, 9am to 5pm at the Minnesota State Fair! We’ll be at the outdoor stage at Dan Patch Park near the Grandstand with a full day of programming from the Indigenous Food Lab with guest speakers, indigenous chef demos, native dancers, music and Indigenous food!
The U.S. apparently prepares to repeat it’s racist history of ethnic cleansing and xenophobia, much like the arrests that occurred after the Indian Removal Act of 1830 leading to the deadly Trail of Tears designed by the tyrannical and bigoted white supremacist, Andrew Jackson.
Although this news could be more strategic fear mongering by our inept administration holding executive office today, the danger and parallels are real. I hope anybody subjugated to these actions will use social media to share with the world any abuse of power by the unnecessary and racist task force ICE.
Families who have come from south of our border are not our enemies, but our friends, coworkers, and neighbors. They deserve respect and understanding.
To compare, here’s a quote depicting the brutality of the onset of arrests and imprisonments by an eyewitness to the Cherokee removal, Rev. Evan Jones, a Baptist missionary to the Cherokee Nation who was present in the summer of 1838 during Gen. Winfield Scott’s roundup of Cherokee families.
June 16, 1838: Camp Hetzel. “The Cherokees are nearly all prisoners. They have been dragged from their houses and camped at the forts and military posts all over the Nation. In Georgia, especially, the most unfeeling and insulting treatment has been experienced by them, in a general way. Multitudes were not allowed time to take anything with them but the clothes they had on. Well-furnished houses were left a prey to plunderers, who, like hungry wolves, follow the progress of the captors and in many cases accompany them. These wretches rifle the houses and strip the helpless, unoffending owners of all they have on earth. Females who have been habituated to comforts and comparative affluence are driven on foot before the bayonets of brutal men. Their feelings are mortified by the blasphemous vociferations of these heartless creatures... They are prisoners and their families are prisoners without a crime to justify the fact.” - Jones
ICE officers will begin President Trump’s promised deportation sweep this weekend, targeting about 2,000 illegal immigrants who have been ordered deported but are defying those judges’ orders to remain in the country, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Finishing up an epic run visiting all kinds of amazing people throughout the Rockies this last few weeks. Most recently we did an incredible event in partnership with @awb_healing_barn here in Wyoming. Ben is a fantastic botanist with a great community! Tribal folks from the Shoshone and Crow traveled to come share this with us!! We were so grateful to have been able to work with two additional ethnobotanists during this event series!! John Mionczynski BLEW OUR MINDS with his knowledge of plants. 🌱🌲🏔 He participated in Sean’s cooking demonstrations which were caught on tape by Wyoming public TV. Hopefully they will share that footage with us so we can pass it on. The first night another botanist sat in on our panel, Kevin Taylor. He guides kids through Yellowstone ID’ing plants and so much more. Such a great series. 💯💯💯👍🏽❤️ with Maureen Molinari American Wilderness Botanicals & The Healing Barn