Manataka American Indian
Council Volume XIlI Issue 03
SMOKE SIGNAL NEWS
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Open the doors and let 'em in! The
upcoming Gatherings will have no restrictions on attendance - members and
non-members alike may join in the prayerful ceremonies. Current members,
former members and guests are
required to request an invitation. Manataka will
continue to not advertise or promote Gatherings to the public.
Turtle Island: The Original Name
for North America
The name Turtle Island comes from the
Aboriginal Creation story
Turtle Island was renamed North America
after a Spanish explorer, Amerigo Vespucci
Anishinaabek are one of the most widespread nations of the
Aboriginal People of Turtle Island. There are Anishinaabek people
living from The Canadian Sub-arctic across Turtle Island into
Mexico. Many Native nations say that they are Anishinabek such as
the Ojibway also called Chippewa, the Odawa, the Potawatomie, The
Algonquins in Ontario's North-East and others. There is many nations
similar to the Anishinaabek such as the Algonquin related people in
the East Coast, the Arapaho nation and the Tsitsistas nation, also
known as Cheyenne in the Prairies, and the Yurok nation on the West
Coast. The Anishinaabek language is a widely accepted aboriginal
language in Turtle Island. The word Niiji is an Anishinaabek word
originally used by the Ojibway and Cree to mean friend.
Lately Aboriginal People
of Turtle Island often use the term Niiji to address each other and
themselves equivalent to the meaning of the word Indian. The word
Indian originates in one version from Spanish and in another version
again from Spaniards calling Turtle Island Natives people from
India, Indians. The term Niiji very clearly defines the person as an
aboriginal from Turtle Island other than Inuit. When used today, the
term Indian could refer to a person from India or to a person of any
aboriginal nationality on any of the continents with populations
that lead lifestyles similar to those of the aboriginal people on
Turtle Island. Similar to the term Indians referring to Turtle
Island aboriginal people, the aboriginal people in the Arctic were
called Eskimos. The term Eskimo is not a term that the aboriginal
people of the Arctic called themselves but rather a term used by
Europeans that originated from the Cree language calling people raw
meat eaters. Due to the term Eskimo not being a term the aboriginal
people in the Arctic introduced, the term Eskimo was replaced by
what the aboriginal people in the Arctic call themselves, which is
the word Inuit. Inuk means man in the language of the aboriginal
people of the Arctic and Inuit means men in their language. Their
language is called Inuktitut. The word Niiji has already replaced
the term Indian in many cases among Native youth and elders and it
could completely replace the term Indian just like the word Eskimo
was replaced by name Inuit.
GRANDMOTHER WAYNONAHA TWO WORLDS SPEAKS
Spinners and Weavers
As I connect with you on the web of life, we stand together in this
time, strong and united.
Let us all be the weaver of dreams and continue the healing of our
minds, bodies, spirits and souls, for the seven generations to come.
The threads of time are interwoven in our fabric which we call the fabric of
life. Each strand a thought and memory that helps us to find our way back to
As I sit in the garden watching Grandmother Spider weave her web this story of
the Spider Medicine is brought to me again.
Many times I have been woven into a web and found myself stranded and trapped.
Like the Wolf I had to use my own medicine to break free. Still an invisible
thread is there to remind me to not go in that place again.
Being humans we all forget or miss place the threads of thought and memory until
the next time we are pulled in and woven into a tight cocoon. I think the more
trusting and giving we are the more we draw this sort of lesson to our lives. I
still have to live the life of my people and yet be aware of the sticky strands
of the spiders web.
Grandmother said there are two kinds of spiders some are the spinners and some
the weavers. Spinners will entice you into the web and wrap you up for later use
or just drain you dry and discard you.
GRANDMOTHER MAGDALA DEL CONSUELO SPEAKS
The New Shield
We are in such an exiting
times, for human being is sooo ready for their realization of the self. The
ascension has started for the true human beings….
There is a shield now,
available from the spirit to the true human beings, this shield is quite
different. It is not the shield that people built into themselves creating a
cage, that not allow to grow and ascend, it is not about being fear of love
or being fear about getting hurt, it is not the shields that human being
have created that will in slave them into their own little world. The shield
that t is happening in the higher realms it is about the protection from the
outside world, the energies that have hunt humans being for al long time,
You do can access that shield through the innocence that resides in your
Human being born with
surrender and most live with surrender within themselves, with the purity of
the heart, with the innocence yet no ignorance….
The power within have
increase enough to awake the true human within the self, for the power now
must be use in a good way. The Great Mother is everywhere, protecting,
awakening enlightening…. It is indeed a beautiful thing going on….
6,800-mile Journey begins May 16, 2009
A recent editorial by Native journalist Tim Giago presents his viewpoints
about the need for the story to be told about widespread abuses at early US
Indian boarding schools and to call for a national apology:
addition, there are several movies/documentaries just released or slated to
be released about the boarding school experience, including the new Wes
Studi movie, "The Only Good Indian" (http://www.theonlygoodindian.com
) to be shown this weekend during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
The Elders also say the time is right for a collective healing from the
trauma of the schools. This year, White Bison is hosting its fifth Sacred
Hoop journey, the Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness (formerly The Way Home
Tour), to promote awareness of and healing from the historical trauma
carried home from US Indian boarding schools.
40-day, 6,800-mile Journey begins May 16, 2009, at Chemawa Indian School in
May 16 at the present-day Chemewa Indian School in Salem, Ore., and
at the site of first Indian school at Carlisle, Penn., established in 1879.
conclusion of the Journey, a petition will be presented in Washington D.C.
calling upon the President of the United States to formally apologize for
abuses at the schools. Please visit www.wellbrietyjourney.org
to sign the petition, find out how you can help and learn general
information about the journey.
Please join White Bison in support of a collective healing from the
historical trauma of the Indian boarding schools.
White Bison Staff
No offense intended for any individuals or tribes.
New Supermarket on the Rez
new supermarket opened near my house on the rez. It has an
automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes
on, you hear the sound of
distant thunder and the smell of
When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience
the scent of fresh mown hay.
In the meat department there is the
aroma of charcoal
grilled steaks with onions.
When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle, and the
air is filled with the pleasing aroma of
bacon and eggs frying.
bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked bread &
toilet paper there any more.
~Submitted by Runninbear
How to Reinterpret Your Body
Quantum Living and experiencing your body in a more spiritual
Walks With Hawks Doyle
My first step toward
experiencing my body in a different way is to change my interpretation of it. In
the quantum world we are constantly making and unmaking our bodies. Behind each
illusion of being a solid, a stable object, the body is a process, and as long
as that process is directed toward renewal the cells of my body remain new, no
matter how much time passes or how much entropy we are exposed to. This
exercise will help me open up new perceptions in my mind. I have been locked
into feelings of isolation, fragmentation, and separateness. I have looked at my
hand very closely. Seeking out the lines, the fragmentation of the skin, and
also how it is joined to my body or arm. It is a part of this material world. I
will attempt to thaw out my hand and give it a different appearance with my
senses of quantum space. I am relaxed here and start sinking even deeper into
quantum space. I visualize darkness; I look for a visible star, a direct
connection of light. The blackness closes in; I am in a place of where
everything is gone. There is no such thing as before or after. In my mind I am
everywhere and everything. My hand is still there and it still exists. I have
crossed the fourth dimension.
Exercise #2 Closing the Gap
imagine Mother Earth surrounded by lines of magnetic force radiating out of the
north and south magnetic poles. When you are near a magnet you might not see it
but you can feel the invisible magnetism or its energy. My body emanates
electromagnetic frequencies; I am just another expression of the same field.
The vibrations of energy within my body makes a statement that I am a part of
this quantum energy. The pulsating of my nerve signals racing along my limbs,
the electric charge emitted by my heart cells, and the faint field of current
surrounding my brain all demonstrate that I am not separate from any form of
energy in the universe. No matter how separate anything appears to the senses,
nothing is separate at the quantum level. The quantum field exists in around me
and through me. Each of my cells is a local concentration of information and
energy. I am energy, wholeness of information, and part of the body of the
universe. If I can sustain this feeling and knowledge I can break or loosen the
hold of aging and detour entropy.
Exercise #3: Breathing the
I can sit
comfortably in a chair with my eyes closed. Gently and slowly inhaling through
my nostrils, imagining that I am drawing air from an infinite area far away.
Imagine I am sending the air back to it source far away. I have a thread that
extends to the limit of outer space or quantum space connecting me by each
breath. Each breath is returned back to me. It helps rebuild my body. Each
cell is part of my communication with the universe.
A Great NEW Gift IDEA for the Holidays
THE SOAP THAT GROWS ON TREESTM
"The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left
as it was... The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no
man's business to divide it..." --Chief Joseph, Nez Perce
There is danger when we start to draw lines and boundaries. This is true whether
outside ourselves or inside ourselves. The danger is losing sight of the
interconnectedness. When we lose sight of interconnectedness, separation,
possessiveness ( this is mine, I can do what I want) and infighting results.
Even at an individual level, if we don't believe we are connected to all things
we get self-centered and have self-seeking motives. We must think in harmony,
balance and integrity. We must see our relationship to the great whole and
conduct ourselves accordingly.
Great Spirit, today, let me think beyond boundaries
By Don Coyhis
Even though this story was published nearly four years
ago, it remains timely and with good lessons.
Group seeks solidarity among Indian women
by Emily Johns, AP
MINNEAPOLIS - When Susan
Masten first campaigned to lead California's Yurok tribe, she was up
against five men. One told her she wasn't qualified because she was
still "playing with Barbie dolls."
"No one would make that kind of remark about a tribal male," Masten
Though she lost that race, Masten went on to victory in 1997. But she
never forgot the insult.
Since then, Masten said she's been intent on helping American Indian
women establish their own network, supporting each other for jobs,
working to get each other elected, even buying goods and services from
Last year, when her term as chairwoman expired, she founded the group
Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, which begins a national,
three-day conference in Minneapolis Thursday. The meeting, which is
expected to draw 200 participants, is seen as a way for American Indian
women to trade ideas on everything from protecting tribal sovereignty to
to Find Healthy Food
During Tough Economic Times
Are you having a
hard time stretching your grocery dollars during the current
economic downturn? You're not alone. But before you stop buying
fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and other items often perceived as
costing a lot, check out these tips from a University of
Michigan Health System dietitian.
Holly Scherer, R.D., says you can follow a few easy guidelines
and still buy healthy foods, rather than switching to a diet of
potato chips, macaroni and cheese, and a fast-food burger.
She suggests that you make your own coffee, buy fruits and
vegetables that are in season, occasionally replace meat with
protein sources like eggs and beans, and, no matter how tempting
it is, skip the fast-food drive-thru window.
"Hard economic times don't mean that you have to eat less well,"
says Scherer, a health educator with MFit, the health promotion
division of the U-M Health System.
"By planning ahead, shopping for sales and trying out those
generic or store brands, you really can save a significant
amount of money while also providing healthy, well-balanced food
for your family."
- My Life Is My Sundance
Edited by Harvey
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
St. Martin’s Press,
New York, 1999, Hardback – 243 pages $21.95 + s/h
Prison Writings is an amazing book. Tears dropped on page after
riveting page of this tragic story. The book is an emotional
roller coaster carving a deep and lasting impression in the
mind, heart and soul. Peltier's life-wise words provide many
good lessons and will become a classic in the annals of
social-injustice. Well worth its
price many times over.
Review by Lee
Standing Bear Moore
"This book takes the reader on an emotional and spiritual
journey as Leonard Peltier's surprisingly hopeful reflections
make the terrible injustice of his imprisonment for twenty-four
years even more difficult to accept."
Former chief of the Cherokee Nation and author of Mankiller
deeply moving and very disturbing story of a gross miscarriage
of justice and an eloquent cri de couer of Native Americans for
redress and to be regarded as human beings with inalienable
rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution, like any
other citizens. We pray that is does not fall on deaf hears.
America owes it to herself."
Desmond M. Tutu,
Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa and Nobel Peace
on the book of your choice
Blood of Your Brothers
My mind was blocked by pain,
the words I could not write, a deep
sadness fills my soul at all the misery of my kin.
Still I hear the spirits whisper
battering at my brain,
though I try so hard to ignore them
they are shouting at me again.
How can I reach you my kin
what will make your heart hear,
How can I open your minds to the
The ancients say you mouth the words
but your hearts are not in them,
you work and play and forget to pray
your Peoples past forgotten.
When was the last time you sat at the story fire,
how long has it been since you
gathered to remember?
Nations, tribes, and families all are being broken,
the ways of the white man are slowly
A call has been sent from the spirit world,
those of you of the blood hear it in
and feel a restless needing.
They are reaching out to you willing
to listen and to learn, are you doing
as taught by your ancestors?
Are you ignoring the ancients as they cry,
how can you shut your
heart to the needs of your People?
Why is this thing of quantum becoming so important,
are you so like them you now see only
Have not we suffered long enough and lived
through the hurting, pride and
prejudice we faced
and now you do the same things?
You have become the white man though
you protest so loudly, you have
his ways of greed and selfishness.
When the day is done how do you face Creator,
with the hurt of your kin and on your
the blood of your brothers!
~Submitted by Helen RedWing Vinson
and ceremony work. Creator heals and brings peace.
Prayer Needed - Sickness, Injury,
Pray For The Animals, Plants and People of Australia
In the northern part of Queensland and in
central New South Wales the animals, plants and people have been living through
huge floods for the past 4 weeks or more with little relief or support. We
ask for prayer please. Lynn Guy 03-04-09
Pray For Rain In
Victoria, Australia We received this request from an
Aboriginal Elder: As you may know from news reports, bush
fires in southern Australia due to severe drought have devastated
towns, farms and ranches all across the country. 'Relief
funds' are in full swing for those homeless and bereft from the very
worst fire experienced.
encourage you to pray for rain. Pray
for rain by simply imagining rain falling on on all our Victorian
forests and bush land areas. See and feel the rain falling, dripping
from the trees and falling on the dry carpet beneath and in places
the ravishing fires. Feel this happening in your heart and give
thanks and gratitude for the continuation of this sacred gift as the
rain saturates and satisfies mother earths deep thirst in this
state, extinguishes the flames and ends any further fire activity.
For most of us fighting the
fires physically is not possible but we can assist by joining
together in collective consciousness not so much praying for rain
but praying RAIN.
In love for our earth and all
that she provides.
~Barbara Gipple, John and Grace.
My Sister Gloria,
(Georgetown, WV) Not too good. We can't get an oncologist at
Georgetown to see my sister to treat the lung tumor her and Medicare
will not cover the doctor bills. The doctors want money up front
she had to cancel
If she doesn't get treated soon cancer may travel again to her brain.
Social Services called yesterday and said they are sending her a medical
card but can take 10 days and not sure what it will cover got bill for
the cyber knife treatments at $52,000 dollars each. Please
pray they get the help that is needed. Helen Redwing Vinson
Evan, an Abused Child I
have been talking to another abused child at a home of people I know who
are the foster parents. Two weeks ago he told me he had a brother
and sister he had not seen in a while as his Dad had throwed the boy
out. Another brother, Jake that was older he saw asleep but
couldn't wake him. Last night I found out the police found a grave in a
backyard where Jake (the sleeping boy) was in and the little girl.
Said to say just their bones left. The other boy Dustin is still
missing. The boy in the foster home knows that the missing kids
were reported to the police and every day he said no word yet.. The
foster parents don't know how to tell him the truth and asked my advice.
I am willing to tell him since he told me first But I want the foster
parents there when i do This boy needs all the prayers we can pray for
Redwing Vinson 02-27-09
Judy's Mother Yesterday
was a very difficult day. They were able remove my mom from the respirator
and she was able to breath on her own with just using oxygen, however her
level of being awake is very slight. She shakes her head yes or no to ??
asked but does not open her eyes nor does she try and talk. They found
that she had a blood clot in her lung which was the reason for the
breathing difficulty . But she also suffered from a stroke which affected
both the right and left side of the brain ( the part of the brain that
controls your awareness ) So we are honoring her wishes that she set
forth years ago. As of 7:00 PM last night we started what is called
comfort care only. Which means no IV's no feeding tubes just pain
management . My family and I just want this part of her journey to be as
peaceful as possible, We know that my dad ( who died 6 yrs ago) is
waiting for her. I love you all. Judy 02-20-09
I ask for prayers for a wonderful Cherokee
elder that is battling cancer in the hospital. Rachael has been our head
lady for wonderful events at the old plantation and she is currently
battling cancer in her brain. This is her third battle with cancer and
prayer has been there to support her. I am asking that she be added to
everyone's prayer list in this time of need. Many thanks.
Matti Little Bear Nachreiner 02-19-09
Debi Red Hawk Pulido (IL) Underwent surgery and is recovering at home. Thank
all Manataka for their prayers. Nicci Evans
Doctor Robert Trapp (IL)
My arthritis doctor contracted a cancer. Please add his name to those who
need prayers. Daniel Seven Hawk Eyes Hoffman. 02-11-09
Mary Ellen McQuown. Update: The wound on her bottom is healed and her body
is now balanced! Also, my diabetes is under control with medication and diet!!
My blood sugar went from 300 to 180! Sally McQuown. 01-17-09 The
power of prayer is wonderful!
Ernesto and Yellow Stone Bird, Arizona. Both members of Manataka were
struck down with leukemia and are walking their last days on Mother Earth.
They made a good path for their many grandchildren to follow. Please offer
up prayer in ceremony for this couple. ~J. C. Cougar 01-16-09
Carlena Joe and Melvin
Bowman. Two good friends separated by
space and time need your prayers to keep their
relationship strong with clear communication, love,
respect, and patience. Carlena's mother is
diabetic and needs your prayers as well.
~Bonnie Whitecloud 01-14-09
2-year old needs prayer. He is diagnosed with fluid
on the brain and is going to be sent to a
specialist. Pray that doctors will find the exact
problem and for his healing. Helen RedWing 12-27-08
(George Whitewolf's first wife),
Brain tumor, lung tumor, not looking too good.
Thank you for any prayers you can generate for her.
Bear Mountain are
praying for her.
Thanks again for prayers.
Helen RedWing. 12-09-08
Did you submit a prayer request above? If
so, please send us an update.
We are reluctant to remove anyone without knowing
if more prayers are needed.
my brother in law passed 5:00 PM December7th, 2008, He
has left behind his wife, my sister, Ella. He was the
stepfather of her children for many years. Services
will be in Leavenworth WA. Red Wing Helen Vinson
Foreman, 72, Redding, CA
Redding Rancheria's first tribal
chairman and a
pioneer in north state American Indian health clinics, died
Wednesday after a long illness. He was 72.
An Achumawi Pit
River Indian, Foreman was remembered Thursday by friends and
family as a tireless advocate for Indian rights, skilled
communicator and loyal patriarch. He was born June 12, 1936,
in Lake County.
A veteran of the
U.S. Navy, he worked in construction as did his father, said
daughter Carla Maslin of Redding. In the late 1960s, he
began his campaign to get Indians health care in the north
state. His efforts paid off in 1971, with the opening of the
federally financed Shasta-Trinity-Siskiyou Rural Indian
Health Center in Anderson. "Bobby was a real devoted guy to
his tribe," said Everett Freeman, tribal chairman of the
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians near Corning. "He almost
single-handedly got Indian health to where it is today."
Larry McClanahan, a Navajo Indian who moved to Cottonwood
from Arizona in 1972, said Foreman was one of the first
people he met in the north state. He and his family were
glad to receive clinic services. "He took me as I
was," McClanahan recalled. "He was a man that was concerned
for people." Rod Lindsay, a Shasta Lake city councilman who
works with the Office of Indian Education for the Anderson
Union High School District, also met Foreman through the
clinic. Lindsay said Foreman was a mentor for many, sharing
his knowledge of culture and history with the young.
Foreman also was instrumental in organizing the Redding
Rancheria Indian Health Clinic on Churn Creek Road and
served as director, later retiring as self-governance
coordinator for the rancheria, Maslin said. In 1985,
when the rancheria regained its tribal status, Foreman was
elected as its first chairman and subsequently served on the
tribal council. But in 2004, he and all his family
members were disenrolled after a bitter dispute over his
mother's maternal lineage. The struggle took a toll on
his health, Maslin said. Foreman suffered from heart and
kidney problems, she said. Leah Harper, a family friend of
more than 20 years who does native medicine work in Redding,
said she wanted to stand out in front of the Churn Creek
clinic with a "thank you" banner in Foreman's honor. "I
believe that Bob had the heart of the native people and he
wanted to make a difference for them," she said. "Bob was
loving and the children are loving and they work very hard."
In addition to Maslin, Foreman is survived by three
daughters and three sons, as well as 15 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren. Funeral services are pending. For her
part, Maslin is grateful her father last year was able to do
something he'd always wanted - to see the Grand Canyon. "He
actually got emotional just looking at it," she said. "He
was in awe of its beauty and couldn't believe the world had
such a beautiful place."
In Memory of Bill Prezwoznik
was one of the four founders
of Manataka. His
wisdom and love guided
Manataka through its infancy
and his words and unselfish
deeds are often recalled.
In Memory of
Harney Spiritual Leader of the Western Shoshone Nation who
dedicated his life to fighting the nuclear testing and dumping. He loved
and cared for his family, friends and all creation.
In Memory of Granny Messenger
She had over
a 1,000 grandchildren but never
bore a child. Her memory will live with us
forever. Veronica Messenger was a great woman. Anonymous Contributor
In Memory of
Webster’s definition of a Martyr: 1: A person who voluntarily
suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a belief.
2: A person who sacrifices something of great value, especially life itself for
the sake of principle. Lance, we are all better because you walked this
world, we will all become better because you look back with eyes from the angels
world. Thank You. The Selvidge Family. Little River Rock.
In Memory of Ruby Gilliham
always remember this gracious and beautiful woman in our hearts. She will
remain a part of Manataka forever. (picture:
Members of the Kootenai-Salish Tribe
assist with her funeral. Greg Gilliham, Little
ELDER COUNCIL MEETING
The Elder Council meeting, February 18, did not establish a quorum and no
business was conducted.
Any member who
wishes to appear before the Elder Council is invited to write
email@example.com or call
501-627-055 to be placed on the agenda.
Council - Becky Flaming Owl Woman, chair
- Patti Blue Star Speaks Burdette, chair
Communications - Lee
Standing Bear, chair
Relations - Linda VanBibber,
Education - Robert
Gray Hawk Coke, chair
- Bobby Runninbear, chair
Details of the Elder Council meetings are presented to the general membership
following the meeting.
FOOD BASKETS NEEDED NOW!
people are hungry often throughout the year. Please bring
or send non-perishable food items. Gift cards for food from Walmart, Safeway and
other stores are great.
NOTICE 2: REGULAR MEMBERSHIP
1:00 p.m., 3rd Sunday each month at Gulpha Gorge. In
case of inclement weather (rain, sleet, snow, below 40 degrees) we meet
Ryan's Restaurant located at 4538 Central Avenue across from Hot Springs
Gatherings are normally held on the 3rd weekend of June (closest to the Summer
Solstice) and the 3rd weekend of October (closest to the Winter Solstice).
The date of the Spring Encampment varies from year to year.
NOTICE 3: WOMEN’S COUNCIL MEETINGS -
11:30 a.m., 1st Saturday each month. Contact:
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send a tax deductible contribution to MAIC and we will send the family
a beautiful letter and memorial certificate in your name.
Memorial ceremonies are given several times a year on the sacred mountain.
YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED
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Bobby Joe Runninbear, Tennessee
RedWing and Gray Beard Vinson,
Osceola Birdman Waters, Australia
Waynonaha Two Worlds, New York
Linda VanBibber, Missouri
Liora Leah Zack, California
Blue Panther Keeper of Stories
David Cornsilk, Oklahoma
Andrea Crambit, California
Harvey Walks With Hawks Doyle, Jr.,
Romaine Garcia, Colorado
Dr. Donald A. Grinde, Jr.
Valerie Eagle Heart
Dr. Bruce E. Johansen
Mark and Carla Maslin, New Mexico
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Organic Consumers Association
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