United Native America will conduct a rally on March 1st 2003, at Centennial Park down town Atlanta Georgia, Centennial park is across the street from CNN News Center, time 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. UNA member Spotted Wolf will conduct a rally in front of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper down town Atlanta Georgia starting at 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at that time all UNA rally supporters will join together at Centennial Park.
Below is information from United Native America petition calling for a national holiday for Native Americans, we have incorporated other issues into the petition that are of great concern to the Native American community as to obvious racial exclusion of them as a race.
At this time 02-16-03 over 27,782 people have signed United Native America on line petition, nation wide we have over 100,000 signed petitions calling on the federal government to address our issues stated below by setting up US Senate Hearings.
We are aware that the senate has in the past addressed a wide range of social issues concerning other ethnic and racial groups. We expect no less in the handling of the Native American community issues before this governing body.
United Native America requests after reviewing all information sent to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that this governing body would call for senate hearings to address these issues by calling in top industry executives to include elected federal, state and local officials. Tribal nations representatives should be included in this group.
The scope of these hearings should cover but not be limited to, all television networks (Total lack of Native American presence in their programs) Movie Industry (again total lack of Native American presence) National Sports Industry (Non recruiting of Native Americans as players and staff, also misuse of Native American heritage).
National media industries failure to report on Native American community issues, heritage events to include (American Indian Heritage Month of November) As they do for all other ethnic and racial groups. National Music Industries failure to incorporate Native Americans as to their musical heritage and performing groups in their programming, all other ethnic and racial groups are well represented in this Industry nationally to the public.
National Advertising companies failure to incorporate Native Americans appearing in their commercials promoting their products, this is visually present from day to day. Native Americans incarcerated by, federal, state, county, city and juvenile detentions centers are subject to racial attacks, slurs and inhuman treatment by staff members. They are deprived of practicing their religion which is covered by US law now, prolonged solitary confinement and segregation from Native American group activities within the system.
County school systems that allow racial harassment of Native American students by staff and faculty, racially biased punishment, racially forced out of schools and incarcerated over trivial infractions of school rules. This is a sad but true fact concerning Native American students in our country today.
United Native America asks that the US Senate Indian Affairs committee conduct their own investigation into issues stated above. Each of these issues address the health, education and poverty of Native Americans. It is obvious to the Native American community and others that they are being racially excluded and disenfranchised as a race in their true home land, It's time for our federal government to deal with these issues in a respectful manner and to state their recommendations and orders as to resolving these issues.
For more information about the Atlanta area contact UNA council member William Eagle Bear (WEAGLEBEAR@AOL.COM)
UNA members and supporters coming from Florida can contact UNA staff member Walt Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org). He will be driving to Atlanta bringing a group of members to the rally.
United Native America
Council and Staff
If you cannot make it to the UNA Rally please use these media web sites to send your letters inform them of the UNA rally and why it's taking place, this will be a big help to our UNA group.
Georgia TV Directory
Georgia Radio Directory
Information on the Atlanta GA. area
US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
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