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Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 10:22:10 -0600 (MDT)
From: joseph c winter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: nativenews V2 #504
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Please let your readers know that the University of New Mexico has ordered
the immediate shutdown of the "Traditional Native American Tobacco Seed
Bank and Education Program." Among other things, the university questions
the "propriety" of a university-based program that provides traditional
tobacco and other medicinal plants to Native Americans in prisons and
other institutions. Thousands of Native Americans have been helped by the
program, which has become so popular that it sends monthly packages of
tobacco and other plants, along with culture and health education
information, to over 100 religious groups, mainly in local, state, and
federal prisons, not only here in the U.S. but also in Canada.

The director of the program is appealing the decision but is not hopeful.
Letters of support can be sent to him at  [EMAIL PROTECTED]



Joseph C. Winter                                   Phone: 505-277-5853
Director, Traditional Native American Tobacco      FAX: 505-277-6726
   Seed Bank and Education Program                  email:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
University of New Mexico                           
1717 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA   


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