ROBERTA BLACKGOAT GOES TO WASHINGTON
Thanksgiving 2001

   

During Roberta Blackgoat's recent visit to Sweden (see details on SENAA Sweden's site) , she distributed copies of her newest petition of the U.S. government, the BIA, and Peabody and announced that, after gathering sufficient signatures, she would present them, in person, to the Congress of the United States. Roberta has now set a tentative date when she will make the presentation.

Roberta Blackgoat wishes to present the petition signatures to Congress as close to Thanksgiving Day as possible. In her letter to SENAA International, she asked SENAA to raise the money for her round trip ticket to Washington, D.C. and back to Black Mesa. SENAA will honor that request by doing fundraisers and by asking you, the Black Mesa Dine'h supporters worldwide to help by contributing whatever you are able to help with Roberta's transportation, food, and lodging required for the trip. (See Notice and mailing address at the end of this announcement for instructions and special notice concerning contributions.)

Since flying is the quickest means and the least stressful, SENAA asks that supporters keep in mind the cost of round trip air fare from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. when making contributions. The estimated cost of round trip air fare will be posted as soon as SENAA can get the details, which should be sometime within the next 24 hours.

SENAA also reminds supporters that Roberta Blackgoat is a respected Dine'h Elder who has fought long and hard for her people. Most of you will recall that, when empty promises fell through regarding Kee Shay's legal expenses for his Exclusion Hearing, Roberta loaned Kee Shay the money for his attorney fees in order to ensure that his expenses were paid, giving SENAA the time necessary to generate the funds, which we repaid to Roberta Blackgoat. Roberta Blackgoat is a woman of honor. As a woman dedicated to her people, she deserves our help. SENAA asks all Dine'h supporters who are able to please help Roberta fulfill this important undertaking.

Another consideration will be Roberta's need for a traveling companion to help her carry the reams of paper bearing the many petition signatures that supporters have gathered and sent to her since she began circulating the petition. This is a detail that Roberta has not yet informed SENAA about. Watch SENAA's web sites for updates.

Roberta's petition can be found on and printed from SENAA Sweden's web site.
 

NOTICE:

All contributions should be mailed DIRECTLY to either Roberta Blackgoat or to SENAA International. These are the ONLY authorized recipients of funds for this project. If anyone else claims to be authorized by Roberta Blackgoat or anyone else to receive funds for her travel to Washington, D.C., their claims are false and should be reported to SENAA International at once. Mailing addresses are given at the end of this announcement.

SENAA would rather see contributions mailed directly to Roberta Blackgoat. If you send funds to Roberta directly, please include a note to let Roberta know that your contribution is to go toward transportation, food, and lodging for her trip to Washington, D.C. SENAA asks, too, that you e-mail us at senaa@senaa.org and let us know how much you have contributed, so we will know when Roberta's needs have been met.

If you wish to receive a tax deduction for your contribution, SENAA International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To receive the deduction, your contribution will have to come through our bank account. SENAA cannot issue a receipt for Contributions going directly to Roberta Blackgoat. SENAA issues receipts by return mail for all contributions coming through our account.

 

MAILING ADDRESSES:

Roberta Blackgoat
P.O. Box 349
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039-0349
USA

SENAA International
Roberta Blackgoat Fund
2324 Georgetown Road, NW, No. 602
Cleveland, TN 37311-1268
USA

SENAA International, SENAA West, SENAA Europe, and SENAA Sweden offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks for your time and any help that you can offer to Roberta Blackgoat.

If you have any questions about Roberta Blackgoat's planned trip to Washington, D.C., please contact Al Swilling at al@senaa.org or at senaa@senaa.org

For information and details about the 12 & 13 October Worldwide Prayer Gathering, go to: http://www.senaa.org/prayergathering.htm .

Thank you for your continuing Dine'h support.

SENAA International

    


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