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“Justice As Important As The Money
In Cobell Case”

Ben Carnes - Activist
Ben Carnes –  Photo by: Kitty Carnes



Ben Carnes, a Choctaw from Broken Bow, sold a lithograph by American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier and scraped together donations from Facebook friends to pay for his trip to Washington to speak against the (Cobell) settlement“…………..

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excerpt from Article by TulsaWorld.com

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Leonard Peltier Lithographs

or tickets to Washington, DC ?

Leonard Peltier Lithos

Posted on FaceBook by: Ben Carnes
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:02pm

Ben Carnes - Activist

I need to fly to DCA (Washington, DC) from DFW on June 19th and return on the evening of June 20th.

I am scheduled to speak at the Fairness Hearing regarding the Cobell Settlement at 10 AM on June 20th.

My position is that the case was about gaining a full accounting of the mismanaged (stolen) funds from our accounts. It was about losing more land in the process from families who already have little, and the fair market value doesn’t include the price of the sovereignty that is attached to the land as our intrinsic right, or a 10 year time limit on use of educational funding.

I’m in opposition to what amounts to a cover up, because if the settlement is approved, then we are told we waive any future claims. The theft of our funds is a violation of the fiduciary trust relationship the government holds. If they cannot be trusted, then the proper remedy would be the dissolution of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and criminal prosecution of those responsible. Once justice is served, then they can talk about what is truly owed to us.

There are 19 of us who are scheduled to speak at this hearing. Just a few out of several hundred thousand who are members of this class action lawsuit, who filed an objection and a notice to speak at the hearing. We all hope to make our voice count for many of those who could not appear or believed they could make a difference. We’ve been made to feel that there is nothing that can be done to stand in the way of the government and corporations when they want something. The most important thing here is that we just cannot sit back and be silent! Our lands will be there forever, but the measly crumbs they will send out in checks will be gone in just a few days.

I have these three type of Leonard Peltier litho’s to select from. I can give two of each, and they sell for $60 on up. They were give to me by the committee a few years ago as a gift and to do with as I needed. If anyone has the frequent flier miles to secure me a plane ticket, I’ll be more than happy to send these to you.

Ghostdancer
1 for sale
Hawkman 2
4 for sale
Medicine Man
none for sale

You can reach me privately at my email: bencarnes@rocketmail.com or if you want to purchase any that are for sale below, that would also be helpful in covering some of my expenses for this trip. I’ve reserved two of each for anyone who can get me a flight, which means someone is getting the last two “Medicine Man” litho’s I have left.

By: Ben Carnes

Contact: Ben Carnes on FaceBook  

Email: bencarnes@rocketmail.com

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Perunista Carlos QC

Peruanista Carlos QC

Carlos A. Quiroz Interviews

Sun Dance Chief, Ben Carnes

Ben Carnes Coctaw Nation

Ben Carnes Choctaw Nation

Leonard Peltier turn 64 Today

Leonard Peltier turns 65 Today

Indigenous Video Journalist Peruanista

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Interviews Sun Dance Chief Ben Carnes

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on Leonard Peltier’s 65th Birthday

Indigenous Journalist, Carlos A. Quiroz. aka Peruanista, interviews Choctaw Nations, Sun Dance Chief, Ben Carnes in Washington DC on 9/12/2009.

Carnes was in DC to protest the decision of the Parole Commission to deny Leonard Peltier Parole. Carnes protested by fasting, praying, and maintaining a Vigil in Lafayette Park. He was accompanied by many Leonard Peltier supports all hoping President Obama would look past the TEA Parties and make good on his promise to free Leonard Peltier.

The video is the production of Carlos A. Quiroz. For further information or additional permissions, contact me at: qc.carlos@gmail.com

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Update:  Saturday, September 12, 2009 2:00PM CST:

“Just got off the phone with WANBLI , he confirmed Leonard’s sister Betty, did chain herselve to the white house iron gates. more details to come”…….JAHnessa

Update:  Saturday, September 12, 2009

from:Censored News -Posted by brendanorrell@gmail.com

Ben Carnes ends fast today for Leonard Peltier at White House

Ben Carnes ends fast today for Leonard Peltier at White House
Click photo to listen to the 9/7/09 interview on Censored Blogtalk Radio. Ben Carnes, Choctaw, and Rob Fife are fasting outside the White House for the release of Leonard Peltier. Photo Kitty Carnes.

Update: 9/12/2009

Ben Carnes and Rob Fife fasting at White House

“The guys are weary but strong and ready for this mornings events.” — Kitty Carnes

Update: Friday morning: 9/11/2009

“The guys (Ben & Rob) were asked to leave the park – they were told it was being cleaned – but now the bomb squad is there and it is taped off – I wonder what is going on.” — Kitty Carnes

Censored Radio: Ben Carnes live from the White House
By Brenda Norrell
Photo by Kitty Carnes

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