***HELP FREE KIKO, NYM TAINO WARRIOR---CONTRIBUTE TO WARRIORS RANSOM BAIL****
We are in urgent need of your support. Kiko, Native Youth Movement Warrior, was arrested by the Vancouver Police yesterday, Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is being held captive for ransom.
The vehicle that his family was driving in was targeted and followed by the Vancouver Police and when his family stopped at a gas station, the police blocked access and began to harass the family. The police told Kiko's wife, Kanahus, that the reason for being harassed was that the license plate didn't match up on the vehicle, but even after this was clarified and all paper work was produced, they demanded to know the identity of the passengers, the police only concern was to make an arrest.
Kanahus was threatened by the police that she will be arrested for "obstruction of a police officer" if she didn't let them interrogate her passengers. This family has been targeted by the police on many occasions for the work that they do with Native Youth Movement and the fight for the Indigenous land struggle. Kiko is now being held captive with no criminal charges laid, but on an immigration issue, which is unknown until later on today.
Kiko, is an indigenous Taino Warrior with the Native Youth Movement, he was adopted by a Lil'wat family in Mount Currie through the indigenous ways and is married through Indigenous Laws and customs to a Secwepemc indigenous woman from here in BC and they have two children together. On paper, his citizenship is in the US. How can Indigenous People be told by the invaders / colonizers that we are "illegal aliens", we were here far before the borders. Our Laws and customs must be honored and respected; we have rights from our Creator to continue to practice our Ways of Life, to conduct our marriage and adoption ceremonies in our indigenous way. Kiko has every right to be in our country, in our Territory, he is married into the Secwepemc Nation and has rights to be here with his family.
The lawyer has asked us to raise $1000 CAD for his ransom (bail). We have received $250 so far, we are now seeking $750. Any help you can give is gratefully appreciated. You can donate several ways.
If you are in Vancouver and would like to drop off a cash donation you can do that to Harjap at 12 E. Hastings St. Harjap's contact info is (778) 552-2099 or email: mailto:harjap@resist.
Or deposit into Scotiabank Institution #002, Transit #10140, Account # 0105082, Routing # 026002532
Any donations from the U.S. can be donated to the above account through wire transfer all the information needed is there.
If you would like to send via Western Union you may to Amanda Soper, in Vancouver, BC, the info we would need on this end is the name of the sender and the place sent from in order for us to pick up.
Let us know of your donations by calling (604) 682- 3269 ext. 7845 or emailing us at mailto:nymcommunications@
KUKSTSEMC, BO-MATUM, THANK YOU
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