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Raffle for displaced Winnemucca residents- win Ti Mongoose

Old 05-08-23, 11:35 AM
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Raffle for displaced Winnemucca residents- win Ti Mongoose

Info posted at The Radavist Radar Roundup and copied below:

Ti Mongoose Raffle for Winnemucca Elders and Residents

Community Cycling Center has put together a fundraiser to help out the Winnemucca tribe’s elders and residents to assist in their relocation and legal fees. The situation at the Winnemucca Colony is complex, but press releases from the Water Protectors Legal Collective help to shine some light on what’s been going on:

“The Winnemucca Indian Colony is an Indian Colony created by the 1916 executive order of Woodrow Wilson and an act of 1928 Congress for homeless Paiute and Shoshone Indians to live and work near the developing railroad and town in far northwest Nevada. While the history of the Colony is complex, it is undisputed that Residents engaged in self-governance of their homelands until the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and others asserted involvement in the group’s affairs. The community has suffered from years of litigious disputes, harassment, and violence over who has authority over the Winnemucca Indian Colony…

On Friday, December 2, 2022, a hearing was held wherein the Winnemucca Tribal Court summarily evicted [fourteen] Elders and Residents without a trial.”

Could the current escalation have anything to do with the approval of a nearby lithium mining project? That would be hard to determine with certainty. One thing is certain, though: the people who have lost their homes need help covering temporary housing and legal fees.You can read more about the evolving situation at Water Protector Legal here and here.


Community Cycling Center was able to piece together a pretty cool size large Mongoose Titanium Pro 26er out of parts that have come through in the past few months. The frame was built by Sandvik in Kennewick, WA, some time around 1999. A lot of the kit is period correct, but it sports a fashionably short Thomson stem and wide Surly Sunrise bar. Hubs and headset are Chris King, while the blingy CNC brakes are some rare Controltech units made in Kent, WA.

Raffle instructions: donate at least $20 to @defendWIC (Venmo) or $defendWIC (CashApp). Take a screenshot and send it, along with contact info (email and/or telephone, Insta, etc) to wcbikeraffle@gmail.com. Every $20 gets you one raffle ticket! The more the better! One lucky winner’s name will be pulled out of a hat on May 31st.

The Radavist link above has more photos, and you can also see more pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092444048702
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