In a show of solidarity and support for the indigenous Yezidi people of Iraq who were brutally singled out for genocide by ISIS, two prominent Amerindian rights activists plan to travel to Iraq in June 2017 at the invitation of the Yezidis’ supreme spiritual leader, the Baba Sheikh, where they will meet with affected Yezidi families and leaders of the continuing Yezidi resistance to ISIS.
Damon Corrie, Chief of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks Barbados Chapter of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP), and Co-founder and Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Indigenous Democracy Defence Organization (IDDO) - was recently appointed by His Holiness the Baba Sheikh as the Yezidi nation's official ambassador-at-large to the world.
Damon Corrie will be accompanied by Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent Native American Indian activist, attorney, politician, journalist, and member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As founder of North America’s most popular indigenous news media website www.lastrealindians.com
, Chase Iron Eyes will be providing field reports and project updates.
Damon Corrie and Chase Iron Eyes have appealed to all friends and supporters of the Yezidis and Amerinidians alike to help their delegation to raise funds to undertake the return journey and to purchase and deliver directly to Yezidi authorities the medical supplies that local field clinics desperately need.
We need to raise $5,000 just as the travel cost to send Damon Corrie and Chase Iron Eyes on this sensitive mission. We hope to raise a further $10,000 to deliver in the form of medical supplies for Yezidi refugee camps.
Won’t you contribute something, however large or small, to help indigenous peoples like the Yezidis to survive together with their ancient tribal wisdom traditions? Here is your opportunity to do so!