Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Censored News series continue: Rights of Mother Earth and water rights theft




Haskell Indian Nations Cultural Center and Museum
Photo by Brenda Norrell
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Censored News continues two series: Rights of Mother Earth and the planned theft of Navajo and Hopi water rights to the Little Colorado River.
The first series of articles, with videos, is from the Rights of Mother Earth gathering at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas.
The children who never came home
Haskell students speak out about the planned super highway through the wetlands here, where it is believed are the remains of the children who ran away or were killed at the earlier boarding school here, which evolved into the university.
The Indian boarding school, which had a jail for those who ran away, was a place of cruelty. Disease, torture and death were inflicted on young American Indian children, who were forced into militaristic lives with harsh discipline.
Students questioned the deaths at Haskell
Haskell Indian Nations Univ. Cultural Center and Museum
Photo Brenda Norrell
Native American children were groomed as US military recruits, as part of the assimilation process, which involved the cutting of their hair, forbidding students to speak their language and forbidding them to talk with their brothers and sisters at the school.
Many of those who ran away to their parents camped in the wetlands, were disappeared and their bodies never found.
The series includes Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara in North Dakota, describing how the oil and gas industry trucks have killed seven children and youths. Still, tribal politicians push for more death and destruction, with more drilling and fracking.
Navajo and Hopi water rights theft scheme
In a separate series, articles and videos expose the planned theft of Navajo and Hopi water rights by Arizona congressmen, corrupt Navajo officials and non-Indian attorneys.
Before the water rights hearings were even held, the bill to steal water rights to the Little Colorado was already on the fast track in the US House of Representatives. The Navajo government has already hired a pro-mining firm to push the bill through Congress, over the protests of Navajos.
The water rights scheme is designed to give Navajo and Hopi water to Peabody Coal, the Navajo Generating Station, one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the nation, and to benefit Phoenix and Tucson downriver, with their lavish lifestyles and corporate polluters.
Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl engaged in a public relations scheme, with meetings behind closed doors with corrupt Navajos and non-Indian attorneys, to carry out the scheme.
The scheme follows the pattern of the so-called "Navajo Hopi land dispute," that the public was duped into believing. The real purpose was to clear  more than 14,000 Navajos from Black Mesa to make way for Peabody Coal's two mines, which power the dirty coal fired power plant Navajo Generating Station on Navajoland. Already much of the Navajos and Hopis pristine aquifer water on Black Mesa has been wasted and the springs have dried up or are now poisoned.
The voices in these two series remain among the most censored voices in Indian country.


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