Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sihasin joins Hamac Caziim on Comcaac (Seri) land!

Dineh's Sihasin, Clayson and Jeneda Benally, perform on Saturday, May 2, 2015!

Esplendido Festival que No nos podemos perder!
En la foto, el grupo Hamac Caziim que festeja 2 décadas llevando el rock seri al mundo.
Nos vemos en Punta Chueca del 1-3 Mayo 
Splendid festival!
In the photo, the group Hamac Caziim to celebrate two decades of bringing the rock of Seri to the world.
See you in Punta Chueca, Sonora, Mexico, May 1 -- 3, 2015

Mohawk Nation News: 'Indian Detail' at Onondaga



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MNN. Apr. 26, 2015. On May 15th a trial date is being set for the case, Jones v. Parmley. Eighteen years ago hundreds of New York State Troopers brutally attacked the Haudenosaunee at Onondaga Nation near Syracuse during a peaceful tobacco burning ceremony. The public was invited to learn about our opposition to the illegal trade and commerce agreement between NYS and the Onondaga chiefs.

NYS Judge George Lowe had advised NYS to avoid a trial because we would win. He urged NYS to offer us a pay-off. 13 of us refused the money and were dropped by the lawyers. Now the trial must proceed. We have to represent ourselves.
Doug now helps out NYST & Onondaga chiefs.
Doug George now helps out NYST & Onondaga chiefs.
A big box of files and disks arrived. The interrogations and disks reveal criminal activity. The Onondaga chiefs and NYS Troopers worked together to plan “Operation Indian Detail”. They set up the arrests with pre-signed blank arrest warrants, lethal weaponry, a list of Rotiskenraketeh targets to be “taken out” and a system of informants. This is the tip of the iceberg.
Syracuse swearing in.
Syracuse swearing in.
The NYS Police Investigator and Surveilance head, Dennis Blythe, worked closely with the Onondaga chiefs for 12 years to set up this genocidal attack. NYS Governor Pataki was kept informed on a daily basis.
This means we are soverign.
The Troopers alleged that the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech does not apply to INDIANS!! The decision which they lost.
The Onondaga chiefs, NYS Troopers and NY State chain of command cannot escape justice. They are all going to jail, from police officers on up the chain of command. This is a fluid story which will be moving along. [Jones v. Parmley 98-Civ-374 [FJS][GHL]
As Midnight Oil sings: “The time has come to say fair’s fair, to pay the rent, to pay our share. The time has come, a fact’s a fact . It belongs to them, let’s give it back.”
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Native American Amnesty. By American Indian Movement.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Secwepemc: Stop Mt Polley Mine from Reopening April 29, 2015

Kanahus Manuel
Secwepemc Woman's Warrior Society

Aboriginals to UN: Halt Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia

Aboriginals to UN: Halt Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia

By Kimberley Land Council in Western Australia
Censored News
April 23, 2015

Kimberley Land Council condemns community closures at United Nations Apr 22, 2015

The Kimberley Land Council has received widespread international support for condemning the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

The Kimberley Land Council has received widespread international support at the United Nations for condemning Aboriginal community closures in Western Australia.

Global human rights organisations, Indigenous organisations and NGOs from Australia, India, New Zealand and the United States pledged support to the KLC as it highlighted the discriminatory and race-based erosion of Indigenous rights currently occurring in Australia.

KLC Chairman Anthony Watson and CEO Nolan Hunter addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York today and met with key influencers including Victoria Tauli Corpus, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Australia’s Professor Megan Davis who was elected to chair the forum.

Mr Watson said it was great to be able to raise international awareness about the forced closure of Indigenous communities and legislative changes to the WA Aboriginal Heritage Act, on such a high-profile, global platform like the United Nations.

“Indigenous people in Australia are witnessing a discriminatory and race-based erosion of their rights while the attempted assimilation of Indigenous people into white Australia is presenting a significant risk to our economic, social and cultural wellbeing,” he said

Kimberley Land Council submission extracts
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Fourteenth Session – New York
20 April – 01 May 2015

Human Rights: Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (with specific focus on economic, social and cultural rights)
In Australia, failure to fully implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People by Government has proven to be a significant impediment to the pursuit of self-determination and strengthening of the economic, social and cultural rights of Indigenous people.
Australia is a federated nation with responsibility for implementation of the Declaration resting both with the National Government and in part with states within the federation.  At present, Indigenous people in the state of Western Australia are witnessing a discriminatory and race-based erosion of their rights and the attempted assimilation of Indigenous people into white Australia, presenting a significant risk to our economic, social and cultural wellbeing through:
  • the forced closure of Indigenous communities, attempting once again to separate people from their land and culture;
  • laws that erode avenues for Indigenous people to protect their cultural heritage; and
  • discriminatory land tenure administration, including the systematic interference with attempts by Indigenous people to pursue culturally appropriate and sustainable economic development opportunities.
The Australian Government has taken no steps to protect Indigenous people in response to these measures.  
Forced closure of Indigenous communities
In November 2014, the Premier of the State of Western Australia declared an intention to close up to 150 of the 274 remote Indigenous communities in the state. This announcement was made without consultation with Indigenous people. It was made without regard to our wishes or our wellbeing.
Not more than 100 years ago, our people were being forced off our land and put in missions and reserves. Not less than 40 years ago our children were being forcibly removed from their families and forced into institutional care.  Less than 20 years ago the Australian Government enacted laws dealing with our native title rights which were, and still are today, racially discriminatory and a breach Australia’s international human rights obligations.  As recently as 2007, the Australian government again suspended the Racial Discrimination Act in order to implement the Northern Territory Emergency Response.  
History shows us that these policies have resulted in the gradual disintegration of cultural standards and governance; it has resulted in fringe communities in urban areas, in alcoholism and youth suicides, and in disempowerment. And now the Australian Government is allowing it to happen again.
This program of forced closure and removal from country will be done by the removal by Government of essential services and is being applied:
  • with complete discrimination – the Government is only proposing to remove services to Indigenous communities, without regard to remote non-Indigenous communities;
  • without a long-term vision or alternative - no one has discussed what options or opportunities may be available to improve the economic sustainability of these communities; and
  • with complete disregard to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the Indigenous people residing within them.
The protests of the Indigenous community against this situation have been met by the Australian Government with a dismissal that our living in these communities is a lifestyle choice.
But we do not believe that this is correct. Article 8 of the Declaration tells us that we have a right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of our culture. Articles 10, 26, 27 and 32 further affirm our rights in relation to our land. And Article 19 provides that we must first consent to these actions.  
We would hope that no State, that purports to endorse the Declaration, can maintain that the rights embodied within that Declaration are a lifestyle choice.
Erosion of legal mechanisms to protect cultural heritage
The Aboriginal Heritage Act of Western Australia establishes legal and administrative mechanisms to control Indigenous cultural heritage in the interests of the community at large, but not in the interests of Indigenous people. And is primarily directed at processes to allow lawful damage to or destruction of our heritage places and objects.  
This law is in the process of being amended to further narrow opportunities for Indigenous people to participate in the management, control or protection of their cultural heritage, and to provide even greater legal control over our heritage to government.  
The Aboriginal Heritage Act, in both its current state and proposed amended form, is contrary to international human rights norms and is an example of systemic racism legitimatised and institutionalised by legislative means.  
These laws entrench principles of colonial superiority and provide legal protection for systemic racism.  
These laws therefore amount to a forced taking of our heritage so that it can be destroyed, damaged or compromised by the state in accordance with its own laws for the benefit of mining companies and other developers.  
Discriminatory land tenure administration
Indigenous people are committed and active in looking for every opportunity to improve the wellbeing of our people.
The forced closure of Indigenous communities and the laws relating to Aboriginal heritage are but two pieces of a broader approach by the West Australian Government to interfere in Indigenous self-determination in the state.  A third measure being applied is the discriminatory administration of land tenure and land management by the State Government to undermine actions taken by Indigenous people to improve their wellbeing and become economically self-sufficient.
Indigenous communities in the Kimberley have been active in pursuing opportunities to establish projects that use their native title rights to develop priorities for development and use of their lands. These projects align with our strong interest in protecting and taking care of the country we live on and include land management activities and carbon projects.
All Member States have an obligation to facilitate the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Indigenous people. And this obligation extends to all levels of Government.
The Kimberley Land Council looks to the Permanent Forum, to fellow delegates and observers to support us in our call for Australia to comply with its obligations under the Declaration, and support the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Australian Indigenous people.  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Zapatistas SupGaleano: Registration Report 'Critical Thought Versus Capitalist Hydra'

Photo: SupGaleano in Sonora
by Brenda Norell

Report on Registration for the Seminar “Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra”

Zapatista Army for National Liberation


April 21, 2015
Translations: Italiano, Espanol

To the compas of the Sixth:
To the presumed attendees of the Seminar “Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra”:
We want to let you know that:
As of April 21, 2015, the number of people who have registered for the seminar “Critical Thought Versus the Capitalist Hydra” is approximately 1,074 men, women, others,i children, and elderly from Mexico and the world. Of this number:
558 people are adherents of the Sixth.
430 people are not adherents of the Sixth
82 people say they are from the free, autonomous, independent, alternative, or whatever-you-call-it media.
4 people are from the paid media (only one person from the paid media has been rejected, it was one of the three who were sponsored by the Chiapas state government to sully the name of the Zapatista compa professor Galeano and present his murderers as victims.)
Now then, we don’t know if among those 1,074 who have registered so far there might be a portion who have gotten confused and think that they have registered for Señorita Anahí’s wedding (apparently she’s marrying somebody from Chiapas, I’m not sure, but pay me no mind because here the world of politics and entertainment are easily confused… ah! There too? Didn’t I tell you?)
Anyway, I’m sharing the number of attendees because it’s many more than we had expected would attend the seminar/seedbed. Of course now that’s CIDECI’s problem, so… good luck!
What? Can people can still register? I think so, I’m not sure. When questioned by Los Tercios Compas, doctor Raymundo responded “no problem at all, in any case the number of people who will actually pay attention are far fewer.” Okay, okay, okay, he didn’t say that, but given the context he could have. What’s more, not even the doc knows how many people are going to come to CIDECI.
In any case, if you are engrossed by the high quality of the electoral campaigns and are reflecting profoundly on the crystal clear proposals of the various candidates, you should not waste your time on this critical thinking stuff.
Okay then, don’t forget your toothbrush, soap, and something to comb your hair.
From the concierge of the seminar/seedbed,
In search of the cat-dog,
Mexico, April 2015.
The Cat-Dog in the chat “Zapatista attention to the anti-zapatista client”:
(You are currently on hold, one of our advisors will be with you in a moment. If it takes awhile, it’s because we’re on pozol break.iii We thank you for your patience.)

Yaqui Water Rights Defenders Released from Prison

Vicam Yaqui Water Rights Spokesman Imprisoned since Fall of 2014 Ordered Released

Rights Violated! Judge Orders Release of Jailed Indigenous Activist in Mexico Yaqui Tribe spokesman, Fernando Jimenez, in April. Mario Luna was released in January.

Article by TeleSur TV
Photo on right: Water Rights Forum in Vicam, Sonora, by Brenda Norrell
Detained Yaqui Tribe leader and activist, Fernando Jimenez, recieved a favorable decision due to lack of evidence. A third circuit judge has issued an injunction in favor of Yaqui indigenous tribe spokesman, Fernando Jimenez, ordering the release of the jailed indigenous rights activist for lack of evidence against him. Jimenez, who has been imprisoned since September 23, 2014, was detained in the northern state of Sonora amid the context of the Yaqui Tribe’s protests in defense of the Yaqui River. According to the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (Cemda), which made the information public, the judge’s ruling, on Tuesday, represents the states participation in violating Jimenez’s human rights for ordering his imprisonment without due process. Jimenez was arrested only days after Mario Luna, another prominent spokesman and activist of the Yaqui Tribe, was detained under the same circumstances. The two are accused of illegal deprivation of liberty and carjacking, after members of the Yaqui Tribe stopped a man who attempted to drive into their protest roadblock. In January, Luna also received a favorable court order for his release stipulating that at the time of Luna’s consignment to prison the state neglected to admit the defense’s evidence. Both Luna and Jimenez have led the Yaqui Tribe’s protests since 2010 against a state-sponsored mega aqueduct project that pumps water from the Yaqui River to urban centers such the Sonora state capital, Hermosillo. The 172 km long project transports more than 60 million cubic meters of water per year from the Novillo dam, which is fed by the Yaqui River, to supply Hermosillo and the large agroindustry in the region. The project openly violates a 1940 presidential decree by then president Lazaro Cardenas, which guarantees that at least 50 percent of the water from the Yaqui River pertains to the Yaqui Tribe.

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Mohawk Nation News: BRITISH PROTECTORATE: Kanekotah


NN. APRIL 24, 2015. This letter was sent by Registered Mail on April 11, 2015, to General Sir Peter Wall and received at Whitehall. confederacy flag
kahentinetha, P.O. Box 991, kahnwake [Quebec Canada] J0L 1B0.
April 11, 2015.
Gen. Sir Peter Wall, KCB CBE ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff, UK Army, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB
Dear Sir:
As you have been previously alerted by our ahserakowa of kanekotah, thahoketoteh, we write today to remind you of the order you are under. You have a copy of Captain General Sir Frederick Haldimand’s order he left for you. We provide you another.
Halidmand Proclamation 1784 making Kanekotah the only UK military protectorate for the Mohawks in the world.
Halidmand Proclamation 1784 making Kanekotah the only UK military protectorate for the Mohawks in the world.
This issue has now come before the Iroquois Confederate Council. We put you on notice of your legal requirement to follow military law and do as your General ordered in 1784. “Due to the early attachment of the Mohawks and the loss of their settlements in the American states”, “we have purchased a tract of land, six miles from each side of the Grand River, starting at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of said river, which them and their posterity shall enjoy forever”.
You are legally required to follow this order. Due to the colonial settlerism issues, we require your physical presence in kanekotah when we move to our tract. We would like to do this in June 2015.
Your house in kanekota is waiting for you.
Your house in kanekota is waiting for you.
The Canadian courts have neglected this Royal Proclamation. It is a Royal Proclamation because of the title “Captain General”. We now come to you with one mind and demand your protection for our people.
In 1947 the British Army built a mansion you can occupy in the Hamlet of Hornings Mills, kanekotah. I forward you a copy of the Royal Proclamation from the Captain General, Sir Frederick Halidmand, and the survey we had done at the Queen’s Printer of Ontario. I would like to talk with you on the telephone. Please call me when you get this letter at . . . . , Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
kahentinetha, bear clanmother, kanekotah.
The British have already set the precedent on this legality when they invaded Palestine to create Israel in 1947. They claimed their legality through the Balfour Declaration, which is not really a royal proclamation since it was not signed by a Captain General or a King. These are the only entities that can make a royal proclamation. Now the British Army must carry out their legal requirements and protect 6 miles from the source of the Grand River, as per the attached survey we have done by the Queens Printer of Ontario. [map]. Source of the Grand River ColourSource-of-the-Grand-River-Colour
We require physical signs everywhere to indicate that people are entering a British military protectorate under the laws of the Kaia’nere:kowa.testan
As Gene Autry laments, “The Red Man was pressed from this part of the West, it’s not likely he’ll ever return. To the banks of the Red River, where seldom, if ever, his flickering campfires still burn, home on the range.” [Home on the range].

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