A “Red Rally for Yuma Indians” will be held Sunday at 1 p.m., at Veteran’s Park on Highway 34 next to Daylight Donuts.
Native American Guardian’s Association has a Civil Rights lawsuit filed on behalf of all Native-themed schools in Colorado. “Keep Yuma Indians forever” is a Facebook site to continue Yuma’s Tribe Pride since 1935. Follow the Pioneer and Facebook for further information and current events.
The idea for Sunday is Yuma will show appreciation to NAGA for taking up the cause to save Native culture in Colorado, to overturn the anti-native mascot ban, SB 21-116.
Mountain States Legal Foundation is also working alongside NAGA on this case, which was filed in Colorado Federal District Court last Tuesday, November 2. The motion for emergency injunction was filed Friday, which requires the case to progress swiftly.
Speaker on Sunday is David Finkenbinder, a 1982 graduate of Yuma High School. He is NAGA’s newest board member. He is well remembered as an outstanding student in Yuma, as well as a member of the Sioux Nation. He and his wife will attend the rally.
Other speakers include John Deering, elected last week to the Yuma School District-1 Board of Education, also a Yuma graduate, and Pastor Don Smith, descended from the Cherokee Nation, and local pastor. He heads the Yuma Ministerial Association. Area politicians are also invited.
In case of inclement weather, the rally will move indoors to Yuma Christian Church, 611 N. Albany, next door to Quintech.
Bring your green
‘Tis the season to donate to our Thanksgiving Turkey baskets, so please bring a canned veggie or two.
To thank NAGA for their pro bono representation for Colorado, please bring some “green” bucks for the donation bucket. This will help cover litigation expenses.
Also, bring your lawn chair and come early to get front row seating. For further information, contact Teresa Roubideaux at 848-0324.