Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend Update #21: Gracias Para Peru from Russell Means on Vimeo.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Be Well, My Brothers and Sisters

God Bless the Iranian People - May You Soon Be Free!

The World is Watching ....

Monday, March 16, 2009

Russell on Colonialism in the US

I don't talk much anymore. But when I run into an eloquent speaker like Russell Means, I'd rather let him explain it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good Morning

I love this song. I'd sing with them every morning if I still had a cable connection.
It takes about a half hour for this 4 minute song to load but it's worth every second I wait.

If you don't hear music - mute the sound and follow the images.
What do you see?

I know what I see. I see a beautiful way of living life on Planet Earth that has nearly been destroyed.

The first colonists called this place 'the last Eden'. It's not hard for me to see why. What is hard for me to see is why ... why, when we were welcomed as friends and brothers, family, why, oh why did we repay their kindness with treachery and lies?

My heart will never understand this. It's far too big for me to see.

Does anyone else hear them calling YAWEH? I hear it. Don't you hear it, too?

Peace and Blessings

Sunday, October 19, 2008

As Always -

Because I can.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


more cat pictures

more cat pictures

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Good News! Good News!

Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: FW: Audubon Applauds Navy Decision to Eliminate Washington Co.

OLF Site

This is it - the real thing. Put a fork in the Pocosin Lakes OLF
it's done!! We can celebrate Victory at that site. See the statement
at the far bottom for details from the Navy.

I just issued the other below statement to press.

On a more personal note, I have a long, long list of thanks to offer.
From Joe Albea and Tom Earnhardt who started us on this path, to Brian
Roth, mayor in Plymouth, the fantastic folks at Southern Environmental
Law Center (Derb and Michelle especially), lawyers at Kennedy
Doris and Jennifer and the NO OLF group, all the chapter leaders and
members who got engaged early and for the long haul, the refuge staff
and FWS leaders, our political representatives who, in increasing
numbers, sought the truth on this (especially Congressmen Price and
Butterfield and the governor's office - including Sec. Bill Ross at
and the Wildlife Resources Commission, the Museum of Natural Sciences).

Defenders of Wildlife and NC Wildlife Federation who joined in the
Our Audubon DC staff and sr staff and board... on and on. All our
donors and supporters. So many will be left off this list - my

It is incredible to think that the most diverse coalition of groups and

people aligned about this globally significant IBA and community.
Special thanks are due to those that stepped outside their normal
comfort zones to align with "environmentalists" or for those of us
willing to align with others we normally don't. I have benefitted so
from getting to know and respect such wonderful people I'd have missed
without this struggle.

I hold no lingering grudge toward the Navy. I see evidence now that our

struggle may have actually helped the Navy in its approaches to
decision-making like this. Admiral Anderson now leading the effort has

seemed to offer a new tone in the work and a new model for community
engagement that could serve us all well long after this particular case

is forgotten. There were many good people involved for the Navy from
the start, and I suspect their voices of reason were probably
instrumental in this outcome in ways we may never know.

There are other sites under consideration, with complications possible
at those, and we will remain attentive and sensitive to that process,
but we should at least take time to celebrate today's clear victory on
this hard-fought and cleanly won battle over the past 5+ years.


Chris Canfield
Executive Director/Vice President
Audubon North Carolina
123 Kingston Drive, Suite 206A
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-929-3899; 919-929-4599 (fax)
ccanfield at