It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/p38Pt0-ta

mnemonic here http://urlet.com/oilers.choices

The Eureka City Council has just shamed itself with a retraction of a mild apology to the Wiyot People for the Indian Island Massacre.

We will deal with these racist cowards at the ballot box in November.

In the meantime, it is time for the people of Eureka to bring forth an initiative to pay the Wiyot People reparations for the crimes that have been committed against them and in partial recompense for lands that have been stolen from them.

I propose as a starting point for talks the sum of one million dollars per year to be paid directly to the local Native Peoples.

Let’s get together soon and draft a simple initiative to do this and gather our signatures.  It is the right thing to do.

I know Linda Atkins personally and she is no racist so I assume she was buffaloed by some Hobson’s choice presented on short notice.  But she can speak to that.

contact me at Humboldt.organizer@gmail.com

have a peaceful day,

Bill

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/race/california-city-writes-apology-letter-1860-massacre-wiyot-tribe-deletes-apology-part

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25373818/eureka-city-council-offers-support-not-apology-wiyot

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/18/eureka-redrafts-apology-letter-wiyot-tribe-deletin/

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/17/read-eurekas-letter-apology-1860-wiyot-massacre/

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/genocide-and-extortion/Content?oid=2130748

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/the-city-council-of-eureka-dishonors-its-citizens-and-itself/

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