, 73, a Native American woman of Cherokee descent, made news this summer when she
was arrested for trespassing at the Moundbuilders Country Club
had gone to pray at the Octagon Earthworks' mound, which is within the club's boundaries, and was arrested for trespassing.To this day, Barbara
has defied the judges order by refusing to pay dime of her
fine.Crandell is a member of the Native American Alliance of Ohio and the local Friends of the Mounds group.
join forces to help Crandell
Like a bundle of unbreakable sticks, Barbara Crandell's friends have banded together to raise money to pay fines and court costs from her
trespassing conviction at the Octagon Earthworks site.The Friends
of the Mounds group, which consists of Native Americans and those from other cultures, has already raised the $875.27 necessary to pay for Crandell's costs related to the Nov. 7 trial.In fact, the group has raised even more -- the collection is currently at $1,200 from 200 people and is continuing to grow.
, 73 and of Cherokee descent, maintains she
is not guilty and did not trespass at the Moundbuilders Country Club
on June 26, when she
went to pray at the Octagon Earthworks' observatory mound. http://www.newarkadvocate.com/news/stories/20030105/localnews/714253.html
National Aboriginal Achievement Awards In Toronto Canada, 14 people were recipients of the prestigious National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Aboriginal community's highest honour.The awards are a special project of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation
which provides financial assistance to Aboriginal students.In 2002, over $2,000,000 in individual scholarships were awarded.The Foundation also organizes two career fairs annually to introduce grades 9-12 students to potential careers.