January 18, 2011
"Inform Hopi"

Letter from Jerome Longbottom | Letter to Ken Salazar |
| Inform Hopi | Hopi Headed to Washington

Dear Friends,

        There is SO much happening in Hopi right now that could affect the entire future of the Hopi civilization.There is a hearing for an injunction to stop this fraudulent election on Thursday.
       Please pray that it is postponed to give the Elders time to save their way of life.
 
      The second issue is that donations are needed to fund the legal fees and bring some Hopi Elders to Washington, D. C.

      Below are some web sites if you are interested in helping.

      asquali,

                         Kymberlee
 

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HOPI HEADED TO WASHINGTON

The Hopi are currently planning to go to Washington DC to meet with the only people that can help protect their ancient way of life.
We need your help to make this happen.
There could be up to 20 Religious Leaders and Elders that need to travel to DC.
Flights, hotels, food, transportation, meeting rooms and misc expenses for the trip.
If you can help please send donations to my website at:
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INFORM HOPI

at http://informhopi.com/


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Dear Friends,

For over a month I have been living with a Traditional Hopi Chief.  I am witnessing a threat so real and imminent that it has put the Hopi Way of Life on the verge of being lost forever.

This threat has come by way of a new proposed Hopi Constitution. The Hopi and the future of their Traditional Way of Life now rest in the hands of the United States Federal District Court of Arizona.

As of Tuesday, January 11, 2011, thirteen brave Hopis and two Traditional Villages filed a Civil Case (No. CV-11-8005-PCT-DGC) requesting an injunction to halt this proposed Constitution. Attached are the submitted cases.

You can make an impact by contacting your US Congressional Representatives and voicing your support for the Hopi Plaintiffs. This website, www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm , can be used to easily identify your Senators and www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml ; will assist you with finding your House Representative.

In addition, we ask that you open your hearts and pray. The Hopi believe all answers come through prayer.

Please forward this vital information within your network of family and friends.

From My Heart To Yours,
Jerome Longbottom
President
The Society for Restoring Ancient Wisdom®



Tax Deductible Donations Can Be Sent To:

The Society for Restoring Ancient Wisdom
6374 188th Trail N
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Email: Info@society4raw.com
Phone: (954) 540-4454

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Dear Senator/Congressperson/Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,

I want to bring to your attention the dire situation surrounding the Hopi Constitutional Election scheduled to be held this January 27, 2011.  Time is running out and we need your support.  Specifically I request that you support cancellation of or at least postponement of this election.  Extraordinary registration requirements within cynically narrow time limits during December of 2010 when the holiday season distracted people and tribal offices were closed which has resulted in disenfranchisement of 85-90% of the members of the tribe.  The outcome of this cynically rigged election will very likely usher in a long period of corruption by forces bent on taking control of the administration of tribal affairs all designed to allow gambling on Hopi lands and otherwise tribal funds vulnerable to looting by unaccountable and legally untouchable tribal officials.

Gambling on Hopi land is clearly against Hopi sacred tradition and has been voted down twice in the recent past.  This same Constitution was voted in by the Santa Ysabel Indians of California and the Cheyenne Arapaho of Oklahoma resulting in a take over of tribal governments by powerful profit motivated individuals.  In the case of the Cheyenne Arapaho tribe of Oklahoma the adoption of the new constitution provided the environment for embezzlement for which 14 people have been convicted in Federal Court.  Those convicted represent only a fraction of what otherwise also will be proven to be fraudulent activities. 

The constitution to be voted on if approved which it most certainly will with the 13-15% of tribal members registered to vote under questionable procedures will replace a tribal constitution that has been in place and working well to direct tribal affairs, ensure member voting participation and protection of Hopi culture and religious practices since 1936.

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, thirteen brave Hopis and two Traditional Villages filed a Civil Case (No. CV-11-8005-PCT-DGC) in Federal Court requesting an injunction to halt this proposed Hopi Constitution 24A Election.  In addition to this I request that you contact Ken Salazar of the Department of Interior and Larry Echohawk of the Bureau of Indian affairs to get them to throw their support on the side of postponing if not canceling the election and if the election must continue to support reopening the registration process so that tribal members will have a real chance of registering and voting.

If there is nothing sacred to the people of the United States, it is fair and free elections.  In so far as the United States has any say in sovereign tribal affairs I expect you to support this principle for the Hopi people.

You must know that the Hopi Nation has enormous respect among many millions of people in America and world wide.  The Hopi Nation is a national treasure.  For it to be allowed to be corrupted and its traditions and values to be compromised by a few cynical, greedy and power driven individuals who know how to game the system with what can easily be shown to be the indifference if not connivance of the U.S. government would be a tragedy of huge proportions.  At least the Hopi people deserve to have a fair vote on whether or not to sell their heritage for a mess of pottage.

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