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Tomorrow, Saturday, November 26th, 2011, an important event will take place at the intersection of Melrose and Fairfax in West Los Angeles.

Harper's Magazine Contributing Editor and National Geographic photographer, Aaron Huey and prolific street artist of the Obama HOPE campaign image Shepard Fairey have collaborated and will produce a 20x80-foot mural THE BLACK HILLS ARE NOT FOR SALE installation before your eyes.

Shepard Fairey Aaron Huey Install

The wall usually rents for $15-20,000 and is being donated.

This is a mockup of the site:

Aaron Huey mockup of install

Melrose and Fairfax is an extremely highly trafficked intersection.

The installation prep work will begin in the morning with gathering elements and erecting the scaffolding. The actual unfolding and pasting of the massive sheets of artwork will likely start at noon. (This is just an estimate.)

I plan to be there about 1 PM and would love to have some fellow Kossacks along side me to watch this important event that raises awareness of American Indians and points to the long history of Broken Promises.

Our message is HONOR THE TREATIES.

Two videos with background on the Lakota below:

Aaron Huey's TED Talk on the Lakota and the Broken Treaties:


Interview with Aaron Huey on the Black Hills and the Lakota:

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Invisible Indians

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...being posted at Native American Netroots dedicated to revealing how American Indians — on reservations and in urban environments — are mostly invisible, a product of long-standing U.S. policy and societal ignorance.

by Meteor Blades on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 03:10:53 PM PDT


Originally posted to Native American Netroots on Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 08:29 AM PST.

Also republished by J Town, Invisible People, Pink Clubhouse, Barriers and Bridges, Street Prophets , and DKOMA.


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