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Saturday, April 21 2012 @ 08:55 PM GMT+4
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Activism*From the Nulhegan Abenaki and Vermont Sierra Club!

Download our tribal forest petition by geing to the below link:

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Vol_FLD_VT_TribalForests_DS&autologin=true&s_src=212DRHSE01

Over the past week, nearly 500 people from across Vermont joined you in signing our petition supporting tribal forests. This has been an amazing response, and we are building the momentum we need to get this done. You signed our petition, and now we need your help to spread the word in your town. Can you download our petition and collect five signatures from your friends, family, and neighbors? By gathering signatures in your community, you are helping spread and strengthen our campaign throughout the state. These petition signatures will show Governor Shumlin and other decisionmakers that our campaign is a true grassroots movement -- built town by town, by people like you.

Tribal forests will benefit all of us in Vermont -- especially the Abenaki people who are most in need. These forests will help preserve Vermont's iconic forests, as well as providing much needed resources for Vermont's native people. It's a win-win that protects both our environmental and cultural treasures.

Take a moment today and download our petition. Every signature counts.

Download our tribal forest petition by geing to the below link:

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Vol_FLD_VT_TribalForests_DS&autologin=true&s_src=212DRHSE01


In solidarity,
David Van Deusen
Vermont Sierra Club

 

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    Authored by: Tad Montgomery on Sunday, April 22 2012 @ 09:32 PM GMT+4
    I would like to help out here, but need to know more about the specifics of the petition first. The website this article sends me to requires that I 'register' before I can even see the petition.
    Download Abenaki-Sierra Club Tribal Forest Petition Today!
    Authored by: cgrotke on Monday, April 23 2012 @ 01:18 PM GMT+4
    The state has been avoiding recognition of the Abenaki,
    probably to prevent casinos, for quite a while.

    Would Tribal Forests give them the recognition they need to
    begin building casinos? Or does this somehow prevent
    recognition while giving them land?
    Download Abenaki-Sierra Club Tribal Forest Petition Today!
    Authored by: tiny on Monday, April 23 2012 @ 07:59 PM GMT+4
    This tribe has been recognized as a tribe by the State
    since April 2011. They have not been recognized by the
    Federal Gov't. When that does happen, that's when the
    tribes petition for land claims and to have gambling casinos.
    Getting that recognition is a long and expensive procedure
    and some tribes have had the backing of enterprises
    involved in gambling bankrolling these petitions. Alas, there
    isn't much of a market for gambling in Vermont, so I don't
    think you will see Donald Trump working with any Native
    Vermont people in the future. He did tried with the Eastern
    Pequot in CT. That group has run up debt of 80$ million in
    hopes of being federally recognized.
    But you never know. The Mashantucket Pequots were not
    considered much a tribe and look what they did. Without
    Reservation by Jeff Benedict outlines how they went from
    an unknown tribe to the largest gambling casino in the USA
    in ten years.
    The tribe in Jamaica VT, the Elnu Abenaki are better sited
    for a casino, being closer to population centers. Maybe they
    will cut a deal to set up shop in Brattleboro....you never
    know...
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    Authored by: cgrotke on Monday, April 23 2012 @ 09:05 PM GMT+4
    Thanks for updated details.
    Download Abenaki-Sierra Club Tribal Forest Petition Today!
    Authored by: Jamie on Monday, April 23 2012 @ 08:38 PM GMT+4