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Monday, January 13, 2020

Borike ( Puerto Rico ) Earth Quake relief

Needless to say, there is a need in Borike ( AKA Puerto Rico ) for rebuilding supplies, food and other necessities of everyday life...with that in mind, we should also consider the types of donations we send beside money.
Please send environmentally earth-friendly items. Biodegradable diapers, wipes, etc as we must try to not accumulate earth damaging waste that can also cause serious health issues.
The government as well should be pushed to rebuild earth-friendly homes and use solar energy.
Borike can survive this and any other disasters if the natural environment is considered and we all make sure that what we use, build and consume is not further polluting and or increasing the possibility of more damaging environmental concerns.
May we ALL learn a lesson from this .!!! So Please mi gente make sure items you send are environmentally friendly and biodegradable products.

Our humble Bohio is fundraising for a team of PDJ runners leaving for the island on March 6,2020
For a ceremonial prayer run and the bringing of donations and supplies. Any amount you wish to donate is welcomed. We have a page with list of grassroots organizations and or individual activists started fundraisers you can donate to as well. This will be a long term project as much help will be needed to give assistance to all the families adversely affected by this sadly natural disaster. Please share and please help ... and check as well the page Borike Earthquake relief list of organizations /groups and individual grassroots activist helping.
 We Thank You.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Respect the Sacred !!!








Dear Relatives, 

The U.S. Corp of Engineers has ransacked and desecrated ancestral bones of our people, the Boricua Aruake, at a burial site in Dorado in Borikén (aka Puerto Rico). Bones were thrown all over the place like they were trash. 
We have tried to get the parties involved to consult us before starting these archeological digs, but all of our letters and requests have been completely ignored.
We cannot even rebury our Ancestors in a dignified way. Our Ancestors deserve to rest in peace just as much as anyone buried in a modern cemetery. 

The Bohio Atabei Grandmothers' Council have taken on this battle in collaboration with those standing strong against this atrocity.  

We respectfully seek your support so we can collectively fight back!!! This is not a one-person challenge— this is call for help from our relatives in North and South America.

We ask that you please find it in your hearts to join us in a peaceful, spiritual ceremonial run to bring attention this problem. This run will be held in Borikén, March 7-8, 2020, as part of the international Peace and Dignity Journeys that are held every 4 years in indigenous communities throughout the Americas The run will go to our sacred sites in Boriken. We will camp and sleep on cots on the Earth, eat “lo que sea” [whatever], bathe in the rivers, and pray, dance, and stand strong — but we must go there !!! 
We respectfully ask that the Eagle and Condor scared staffs be brought to Borikén to once again bless our homeland in prayer. That we are given strength of spirit as we request the U.S. and colonial governments to give us the bones of our ancestors for a dignified reburial.
We will ask that our community be consulted in the event of another ancestral site archeological dig—so we may intervene to ensure that our ancestral sites are given the respect under the law outlined in the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Let's bring a united indigenous front to the island in ceremonial protest with the help of our relatives from the North and South. 
Let's make some noise and your voice be heard alongside our People in Borikén!
We must let the powers-that-be know that We Will Never Give Up !!!
We must let the world know that the Indigenous Spirit Still Lives and We Will Never Surrender to the ongoing disrespect of any of our Peoples here or anywhere else !!!
The Indigenous Genocide in the Americas started in the Caribbean  — LET’S PUT AN END TO IT IN THE CARIBBEAN !!!


In solidarity and respect for our Ancestors,

Vanessa Inarunikia Pastrano, Elder
Grandmothers' Council, Bohio Atabei

WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF 
FOR BORIKE (AKA) PUERTO RICO AND ANY SUPPORT YOU CAN GIVE US IS APPRECIATED. YOU CAN DONATE RIGHT FROM THIS PAGE . 

THANK YOU MI GENTE :)

Queridos parientes,
El Cuerpo de Ingenieros de EE. UU. Ha saqueado y profanado los huesos ancestrales de nuestra gente, el Boricua Aruake, en un lugar de enterramiento en Dorado en Borikén (también conocido como Puerto Rico). Se arrojaron huesos por todo el lugar como si fueran basura.
Hemos intentado que las partes involucradas nos consulten antes de comenzar estas excavaciones arqueológicas, pero todas nuestras cartas y solicitudes han sido completamente ignoradas.

Ni siquiera podemos volver a enterrar a nuestros antepasados ​​de una manera digna. Nuestros antepasados ​​merecen descansar en paz tanto como cualquiera enterrado en un cementerio moderno.
El Consejo de Abuelas de Bohio Atabei ha asumido esta batalla en colaboración con aquellos que se mantienen firmes contra esta atrocidad.
Respetuosamente buscamos su apoyo para que podamos luchar colectivamente. Este no es un desafío de una sola persona, es un pedido de ayuda de nuestros familiares en América del Norte y del Sur.
Le pedimos que por favor encuentre en sus corazones unirse a nosotros en una ceremonia ceremonial espiritual y pacífica para llamar la atención sobre este problema. Esta carrera se llevará a cabo en Borikén, del 7 al 8 de marzo de 2020, como parte de los Viajes internacionales de paz y dignidad que se realizan cada 4 años en las comunidades indígenas de todo el continente americano. La carrera irá a nuestros sitios sagrados en Boriken. Acamparemos y dormiremos en catres en la Tierra, comeremos "lo que sea sea" [lo que sea], nos bañaremos en los ríos, rezaremos, bailaremos y nos mantendremos firmes, ¡pero debemos ir allí!
Respetuosamente pedimos que llequen los Bastones sagrados del Águila y el Cóndor a Borikén para bendecir una vez más nuestra patria en oración. Que se nos da fuerza de espíritu cuando solicitamos a los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos y de la colonia que nos den los huesos de nuestros antepasados ​​para un nuevo y digno entierro.
Solicitaremos que se consulte a nuestra comunidad en caso de otra excavación arqueológica de sitios ancestrales, para que podamos intervenir y asegurarnos de que nuestros sitios ancestrales reciban el respeto bajo la ley descrita en la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. Traigamos un frente indígena unido a la isla en protesta ceremonial con la ayuda de nuestros familiares del norte y del sur.
¡Hagamos ruido y escuchemos su voz junto a nuestra Gente en Borikén!
¡Debemos hacer saber a los poderes fácticos que nunca nos rendiremos!
¡Debemos hacer saber al mundo que el espíritu indígena aún vive y nunca nos rendiremos a la falta de respeto en curso de cualquiera de nuestros pueblos aquí o en cualquier otro lugar!
El Genocidio Indígena en las Américas comenzó en el Caribe. ¡¡¡PONEMOS FIN A ESTO EN EL CARIBE !!!