Sad news from Indian Country
Denise Quitiquit, longtime Native American Activist, and once disenrolled from the Robinson Rancheria
, and since restored to tribal member
, has walked on
As an activist, along with her late sister Luwana, she was among the first group that occupied Alcatraz Island in 1969. In 1996, she joined the “Longest Walk-Free Leonard Peltier” and walked from California to Washington, DC. During that time on her travels to New York, she was invited to read the poetry of Jack Kerouac at an annual festival.
Denise received a BA degree from University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s from Humboldt State University. She worked at the American Indian Contemporary Arts Gallery and the Foundation for Deep Ecology. She served as an education director for Sacramento Indian Education Center, Robinson Rancheria and at Hopland Rancheria
. She believed in the importance of educating our people and knowing your Indian history and culture.
Rest in Peace, Denise.
May the Great Spirit who walked this earth "Yeshua Elohim Yaweah"~ Send her to a "beautiful resting place" the place were all his First born nations activists are laid to rest.Thosewho first opened the door for us, and still remain protesting.Rest in in peace..May you have a great voyage my Sister from Robinson rancheria.
Amen. ~Pontas blanco~
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