[Homestead] Another book for Bev
lurine at com-pair.net
Sun Dec 21 23:53:59 EST 2008
Don't know much about the Pima. I know about the programs for the Hopi,
Navajo, Sioux, Native Seeds/SEARCH, Running Strong for American Indian
Youth, Renewal of Life Food Journals and a few other programs. They all
center around returning to historical eating instead of commodities foods
and modern "western diet" fast foods.
----- Original Message -----
From: "bobf" <bobford79 at yahoo.com>
> Lynda, the Pima (O'odham like the papago) have the higfhest rate of
> diabetes of any group on earth. They don't live in Four Corners; they are
> Sonoran Desert Indians. They live in Phoenix, too. They just won some
> kind of big, big, lawsuit to get river water diverted back to their land
> so they can eat their natural food like what you were tslking.
> It is a very big deal here.
> Some big ag and politicians didn't eant thm to have and 'waste' all of
> that water. Treaties, it is all about treaties. They won, the river will
> be diverted. There have been a couple of PBS documnetaries about the
> Pima, their stolen water, and their terrible problem with diabstes. 'not
> trying to correct you; obviously you lnow more about Indians in general,
> but Pima and diabetes are well known news in
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