Yakama Fires, Ecuador, John T. Williams murder udate

program date: 
Thu, 02/17/2011

Tillicum Wawa, 2-17-11


On Thursday, February 17, we interviewed Carol Sutterlict (st?) about the fires that happened in and around the town of White Swan on the Yakama Indian Reservation on February 12. It started with a chimney fire in one house and quickly spread with a wind storm that average 50 mph and up to 100 mph according to some reports. This fire destroyed 20 homes, but many homes were also damaged by the winds. About the only kind of donations they can't use are clothing. They are really looking for construction materials, paint, cleaning materials, and gas cards for the residents. You can send donations to:

White Swan Methodist Church

80 Curtis St.

White Swan, Washington 98952

We also interviewed Felix about the work he is doing to help with the Inca in Ecuador, of which he is a member. If you wish to help him out in his local organizing of benefits for this work, e-mail him at fdescultchaskis@yahoo.com. It is helpful if you speak Spanish.

Shusli made a updated our audience about John T. Williams, a Native carver

shot by Seattle police officer, Ian Birk

. Ian has resigned, but there is seemingly no justice in this case. John was told by Ian to drop his knife and within 10 seconds of the officer confronting John, who was walking down the street carving a piece of wood with said knife, the officer fired on him five times, killing him instantly. John Williams was deaf. It is said that the officer, Ian Birk, had numerous contact with John, knew who he was, and knew he was deaf. Sounds like murder to me, but then again, when cops commit murder, they often get away with it.

  • Length: 59:20 minutes (54.32 MB)
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