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*******WELCOME HOME TO THE 2004 ANNUAL RAINBOW GATHERING********

At 12:25 today (6/10/04), Spring Council, sitting on the land at Dry Creek Campground consensed to use Bear Camp Flat for the 2004 Gathering.
********************DIRECTIONS******************

If you're flying to the gathering, Reno, Nevada is your best bet.

From Reno Nevada, take Highway 395 North.

Continue North on Hwy 395 to Lassen County and the town of Madeline.

From Madeline, go east on Blue Lake road to Patterson-Sawmill road
(Long Valley road) follow signs to Patterson Meadow, continue
eastward to Homestead Meadow (parking area).

From the North (like Portland):
take 97 south to K Falls
139/140 south, which turns into 39 to Camby
299 east to Alturas, CA
395 south to Likely
east on forest service road 64 towards Patterson Meadow
go past Patterson Meadow to the parking lot.

*** When driving on FSRD 64E, the road will split in a few places. There will be rock piles on the correct fork of the road- three rocks stacked on top of eack other. Also, FSRD 64E has logging trucks moving around as there are active timber sales happening, so please be carefull.

If you would like to get a forest service map, you can pick one up at the FS Station on 39S. They will be on the left and maps cost $6. You can also ask for assistence if you feel any need- they are pretty nice folks. ***


Welcome Home!!!
The current weather at Bear Camp Flat is very cold and raining mixed
with snow. Please, anyone considering coming home at this time, be
prepared, good shelter, warm clothes and adequate foot wear.


There are some cool links to maps and photos of the site at
 http://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/sites/annual-site.html


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RAP 107
Gathering Consciousness

Please protect this Beautiful Land.

Walk softly. Harm no living thing. Harmonize - Blend in. Use
only down, dead wood. Cut no living trees. Preserve the
Meadows...camp in the Woods. We are caretakers of this land.

Everyone sharing makes a strong Human Tribe!

Please Protect the Water Sources by staying out of DELICATE
spring areas. Avoid camping, peeing, washing above spring areas.
Keep ALL soap out of streams, springs or the creek! Use a bucket to
take your bath 60 feet away from the water source. To be certain of
drinking water: boil it!

Use the slit trenches or covered latrines - cover your paper &
waste with ashes or lime, wash hands. Break the fly/illness
connection: shit-fly-food-you! Dig no shitters near water areas or
kitchens.

Protect our Health!

Use your own cup, bowl & spoon! Wash them after eating and
rinse in bleach-water. Visit C.A.L.M./M.A.S.H. if you feel ill - especially if you have a contagious disease - or are injured.

Camp Together - Establish neighborhoods. Community Fires only!
~ Each with 5 gallon water bucket and shovel for Fire Protection. If
you are the last to leave a fire PUT IT OUT! Watch your gear: Be
Responsible ~ "Tempt Not Lest Ye Be Lifted From."

Pets are discouraged but if you must bring them keep them fed,
on a leash and out of the kitchens, springs & fights. Clean up their
poop. Love them.

PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT !!!

Cleanup begins when you arrive. Bring in only what is
necessary. There is no janitor here...you are the cleanup crew.
Separate Garbage for recycling. Don't litter - Find collection
point. Compost in pits only.

You are the Gathering! Participate in Shanti Sena, the peace
keepers council, and all activities, councils, work crews,
workshops. Volunteer wherever needed: kitchens, welcome home,
firewatch, parking lot, shitter digging, supply, front gate, etc.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T your Sisters & Brothers energies.

Keep the Balance: Earth, Sky, Trees, Water & People!

Alcohol is Discouraged, Guns are Inappropriate, Violence is
contrary to the Spirit. Please take no photographs or videos of
people without permission. Discourage Drug Abuse.

Buying and selling endangers our legal right to be here. The
Magic Hat is our Bank, donate early to fund our Needs. The Magic Hat
goes around at mealtime circles and with the Magic Hat Band.

Our power together is many times our power separated.

Enjoy the Rainbow with an open heart and you Will see the Vision.

Join us for July 4th Silent Contemplation & Prayer for Peace,
respect those maintaining silence from dawn. Hold the silence until
the arrival of the Children's Parade.



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RAP 701
Happy Trails

In preparation for leaving...Pack up all your trash and take it
away. Take it far away. Do not impact the small towns near the
gathering. Drop recyclables in appropriate collection areas.

Dismantle and disappear your encampment. Pick up your litter.
Vanish ALL traces. Douse your fire, ashes cold, scatter your fire
rocks. Replace turf.

Cover your local latrine and compost holes solidly with lime and
soil. . Latrine tops are burned. Remove string and twine from tree
limbs. Break up hardened ground with shovels or picks for future
root growth and moisture catch. Intermix humus from forest ground if
possible.

NATURALIZE! When an area is clear and clean scatter logs,
branches, leaves. Disappear trails, renew forest habitat. Water
systems are removed, cleaned and stored for next year.

Help with disabled vehicles, fully dismantle ramps and bridges.
Water bar steep places to prevent erosion. The final crew re-seeds
with appropriate vegetation to complete the process.

Transport as many riders as possible out of the area. Treat
local folks with great kindness.

Drive safely and share this love wherever you go.

***********SPECIAL NOTE TO KITCHENS********************

Please, all kitchens need to bring at least 200 feet of black pipe
for water - size should be 1/2 - 1.25". 1"-3/4" is best. Black Food
Grade Irradiation pipe with couplers, hose clamps and a spigot on the end.

Check
 http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/category.asp? catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category%5Fname=Flexible+Pipe+and+Fittings&
Page=1&cookie%5Ftest=1

For pictures of what we are after.

homepage: homepage: http://www.welcomehome.org

update 13.Jun.2004 11:01

repost from rainbow list

ord from the site is that firewood, and wood in general, is a bit hard to get, so this may be a good year for kitchens to utilize propane as much as possible. There may also be a fire ban put into effect at any time for that part of CA.

just a note 22.Jun.2004 07:20

quill

Just got back from the site, active logging is happening, so avoiding typical logging hours is probably a good idea.

Make sure to come prepared for high mountain weather. The elevation is 7600 ft.

permit has been signed by unknown individual 22.Jun.2004 07:21

kzirk@earthlink.net

Gathering Update June 21


In a very interesting twist of events, a woman
name Alison in Washington, DC has signed a permit
for the Annual Gathering of the Tribes.

Sources say she has never been to a gathering before,
is not currently at this year's gathering, and was
pressured into signing by Radio Station owner Jeff Kline
- an individual with close connections to the US Forest Service.

Is the forest service so desperate to make it appear
that the Rainbow Gathering is in compliance that they
accept a permit application from an individual with no
connection to the gathering?

What next, a autocrat from Washington enters into
negotiations with the Forest Service for the local church picnic?

Tom Contreras of the Modoc National Forest withheld
information from attendees of the gathering that a permit
had been issued and that the US Forest Service Law Enforcement
officers threatened Jeff Kline with a shut down of the
gathering if he didn't pony up a signer.

Inquiring minds want to know.

rideshare callout 22.Jun.2004 07:29

has been posted


More contact info 22.Jun.2004 07:30

was posted


Indigenous Nations Mobilizing 05.Jul.2004 20:04

indigenous of present-day "california"

Rainbow Gathering: STAY OUT. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME

**,**-**, 2004, the Pitt River Tribe is hosting the International Indian Treaty Council's 30th Anniversary Conference, "Indigenous Nations Mobilizing For Justice, Sovereignty and Protection of Sacred Homelands", near **., in furthering our efforts to protect **-**-*** (known to Pitt River people as *****).

Participants will include Indigenous leaders from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Guatemala, New Zealand, Panama, India, Africa and Peru. In will also include Indigenous members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Organization of American States.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

With Respect,

>>>>>>>>>>>>


(FYI: The Pitt River Tribal Nation is opposed to the current Rainbow Gathering being held in our country and we have a Resolution to that effort directed at the Federal Agencies who issued permits for such a gathering in the Hammawi Territory)

A scouts Perpective of the Modoc National Gathering 28.Aug.2004 18:51

Stonebear Stonybear69@yahoo.com

With Respect The Councils of all Native peoples were contacted in regards to our intention on gathering on National Forest in their homeland regions. Few ever expressed interest in correspondance. WE gathered at a site that our scouts felt adequate ..just as in sure scouts for thousands of years felt about the lovely area that was selected...we sat at that site for weeks awaiting ANYONE!! to show who cared as to what we intended..And when we concluded the local forest service rangers commended us on the clean up and natural restorative work of the area by our loving and caring family. I was first there to witness the vast manipulation by certain arrogant governmental officials..they were the ones that had little understanding of the area..we were the ones living and breathing the spirit there and it was good..We prayed great caution on every inch of that land.The Fear, LIES and Manipulation INSTILLED in the Pitt river people by their lands federal captors Caused great unnecessary stress on the Pitt River People and the Rainbow whom many felt helpless against their opposition to the miracles we DO perform in our sacred meadows every day..Irregards of what the feds steer people to believe of our intentions..THE TIME TO UNIFY FOR ALL THE WORLDS CHILDRENS BETTER FUTURE IS NOW!! I hope the council of the Indigenous people manifests all your peoples hopes and aspirations. And I pray that your people know that we are struggling for the same goal.
I am still glad we came to the land. All of us to that most sacred place for the mysterious reason that compelled us to I pray will unfold a bright blossom for all of our inheritors future