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Indigenous Peoples Day Sale & Fundraiser for CTLR!

Indigenous Peoples Day Sale & Fundraiser for CTLR!
Wild Rose is honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day by donating all of our retail revenue from this day, October 11th, to The Confederated Tribes of the Lower Rogue (CTLR). As an added bonus, take 20% off your order with code SUPPORTCTLR through midnight tonight!

Wild Rose is operated on a small parcel of land on occupied Lower Takelma Territory, one of the tribes represented by CTLR.
"The Confederated Tribes of the Lower Rogue (CTLR) encompasses the Chetco, Tututni, Shasta Costa and Takelma Tribes of Indians that became a community after the Rogue River War of 1856 along the southwest coast of Oregon primarily in Curry County. We are in the process of restoring the status of our sovereignty that we previously held with the United States. A political status we long held before being terminated along with 60 other tribes in Oregon by the devastating August 13,1954 Termination Act."  - CTLR
Our local history is scarred by the brutal Rogue River Indian Wars - a calculated plan by the US Military to exterminate or remove all Indigenous Peoples living in the gold-filled valleys of Southern Oregon. Survivors were forcibly marched to the Siletz/Grand Ronde Reservation 200 miles away.
"The US troops performed numerous “sweeps” through our aboriginal lands looking for escapees, many did not survive. Our ancestors either did not go to the reservation or escaped after such a short time they were never counted and returned to our aboriginal homeland to find refuge up the Rogue and Chetco Rivers where they remain today." - CTLR
Despite these attempts to erase their culture, The Confederated Tribes of the Lower Rogue was established in 1996 by the descendants of those who escaped forced removal and returned to their ancestral lands. Now CTLR is working towards restoring their status of federal recognition.
"Federal recognition affords Tribes rights guarantied under Treaties with the United States. Curry County is currently considered a distressed county, with a 13% poverty rate and an 11% unemployment rate and with average population over 50 years old. The Confederated Tribes of the Lower Rogue plan to pursue a pro-active agenda with strategic partnerships with local, county, and state agencies benefiting our members and the communities with out draining valuable resources from the County and State. Our plans are to create sustainable employment opportunities, without the need of a casino for members and the communities through the building and staffing of our projects. As our history has proven, we will be here for our members and communities for support for generations to come." - CTLR

We are grateful for this opportunity to support this important campaign by donating today's retail revenue to CTLR. Please join us in honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day by sharing this story and enjoy 20% off your purchase with code SUPPORTCTLR through midnight, PST!

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Note: This blog was originally published on October 10th, 2016 and has been updated for our current fundraiser.

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Women's Crisis Support Team Fundraiser for International Women's Day!

Women's Crisis Support Team Fundraiser for International Women's Day!

In honor of International Women's Day, we’re donating all of today’s sales to the Women’s Crisis Support Team here in Grants Pass.

WCST provides 24/7 crisis support, safe shelter, advocacy, education and countless other services to help end domestic violence and sexual assault. Leaving an abusive situation can feel overwhelming and impossible, especially when isolated and alone. Whether one needs assistance obtaining a restraining order, fleeing a crisis situation or assistance in family court, WCST helps those in our community with an inclusive and nonjudgmental attitude. WCST understands that recovery can be long and offers group support for survivors and long-term advocacy for families even after they have left the shelter. WCST strives to support those most at-risk in our community and offers their services to trans women as well.

WCST is an invaluable resource in our small town and we’re thrilled to support them again this year. Happy International Women’s Day!

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May Day Sale + Benefit for Unete

May Day Sale + Benefit for Unete
Through May 2nd, take 20% off your entire order using code MAYDAY2017! Plus, we'll donate 20% of our total sales through the 2nd to Unete!
Unete
NOWIA Unete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy which began in 1996, is a movement of farm workers and immigrants that strives to empower and enrich the lives of both groups through education, cultural presentations, advocacy, representation in issues that affect their lives and organizing to defend immigrant rights.  UNETE formed due to the need for farm worker representation in legislative actions which would have excluded them from state minimum wage requirements and from their rights to file grievances related to labor violations.  Unete’s goals include working towards:
  1. Organizing the farm workers and Latino immigrants in the Rogue Valley.
  2. Educating the farm workers and Latino immigrants to advocate for themselves by offering  leadership training and building leadership capacity.
  3. Building a strong immigrant’s rights movement.
  4. Building community support for farm worker
    and Latino issues.
  5. Build appreciation and understanding of Latino and indigenous American cultures and traditions.
May Day
The Rogue Valley is a unique agriculture community centered around small farms dependent on Latino immigrant labor. The struggles for worker + immigrant rights is so vital to our local community here in Southern Oregon and in all farming communities.
Help us celebrate May Day by honoring historic labor struggles and supporting current movements for labor rights!
May Day 1913
Strikers in New York City's Union Square on May Day 1913. Library of Congress

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Good Karma Sale + Fundraiser for KS Wild!

Good Karma Sale + Fundraiser for KS Wild!

It's time once again for the Good Karma Sale! Save 15% off your entire order using code KARMA2016 at checkout plus 10% of all sales through Monday will be donated to the Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center. We're honored to participate in the Good Karma movement initiated by The Wild Unknown as an alternative to the typical Black Friday / Cyber Monday craze.

The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Klamath and Rogue River Basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. They use environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities. 

KS Wild has been fighting hard to stop nickle mining, logging, habitat destruction and even a proposed LNG pipeline that would threaten all of Southern Oregon. They strive to protect our precious ecosystems and we're so glad to help support their work!

Get your holiday shopping done and help a great cause by participating in our Good Karma Sale through Monday, 11/28!

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May Day Sale + ACLU Benefit!

May Day Sale + ACLU Benefit!

Happy May Day! We're celebrating our most favorite time of the year with 20% off all orders using code MAYDAY16 through May 2nd! Order by May 2nd for delivery by Mother's Day within the US.

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May Day is a traditional Spring holiday celebrated by many cultures, but is also recognized worldwide as International Workers' Day. We love the holiday's history spanning from ancient folk celebrations to modern labor struggles. The advancement of worker's rights is deeply entwined in the history of May Day, giving us reason to celebrate the many gains and sacrifices made.

Image of children on strike for labor rights.

All aspects of modern labor rights in this country - from the eight hour workday, to child labor laws, to the two-day weekend - have been won through a long and often bloody struggle by the labor movement. To this day, workers are engaged in battles to obtain rights - like Familias Unidas por la Justicia currently fighting for basic labor rights from Sakuma Berries and Driscoll's.

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May Day is traditionally celebrated as a day off from all things - work, school and even shopping. We understand the inherent hypocrisy in having a sale for May Day and, for this reason, we are donating half of our sales on May 1st to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU uses litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution. We're excited to support this vital work!

We hope you all enjoy a restful weekend and a fun-filled May Day! Here's to remembering the sacrifices of the past so that we can value the present and protect the future!

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"THE DAY WILL COME WHEN OUR SILENCE WILL BE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE VOICES YOU ARE THROTTLING TODAY."

- August Spies, from the gallows, November 11, 1887

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