August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Navajo Deaths Increase from COVID, with Variants Spreading


Dine' pick up supplies at a food bank on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, on May 20, 2020, three months after COVID began to spread rapidly. Credit: Getty Images

Navajo Deaths Increase from COVID, with Variants Spreading

Brenda Norrell
Censored News
July 23, 2022

Navajo deaths from COVID-19 increased on Wednesday. Three Dine' died from COVID. The variant omicron and the subvariant BA.2 are present. There is uncontrolled spread in 60 Navajo communities, the Navajo Department of Health reports today.

The Indian Health Service reports a rapid increase of COVID cases in Navajo, Phoenix, California, Billings, and Tucson service areas.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wet’suwet’en Members Sue Police, Coastal Gaslink and Private Security for Targeted Harassment Campaign


Photo taken June 22, 2022 09:58 am of RCMP C-IRG 4 and Forsythe 427 outside Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Forsythe parks 24/7 here and at the bridge. RCMP check in with them multiple times a day/night.
Wet’suwet’en Members Sue Police, Coastal Gaslink and Private Security for Targeted Harassment Campaign



Press Statement

Unceded Wet’suwet’en Yintah (Smithers - BC), June 22, 2022 – Members of the Gidimt’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have filed a notice of civil claim against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, B.C.’s Minister of Justice, Coastal Gaslink Pipeline LTD., and private security contractor Forsythe. The lawsuit follows months of targeted harassment and intimidation, through which hundreds of police and private security personnel have attempted to coerce Wet’suwet’en people into abandoning homes and village sites on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Living Under Surveillance by O'odham Ofelia Rivas


In her cornfield, wind damage from a low flying helicopter. Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.
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Ofelia's corn before damage by the surveillance heliopter. Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Living Under Surveillance


By Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'Odham

Censored News

As a protector of the lands, I refuse to walk with my heart smashed on the ground. This life is now 24 hours, 7 days and all western 365 calendar days, under the real-time video Elbit System surveillance tower.

During my early morning walk to my traditional O’odham seeds garden during the quiet hours, the mechanical gears break the silence as the surveillance camera follows my movement in my yard.

The next disturbance is the border patrol trucks traveling at high speed on the eroded pavement.

RUN4SALMON: Winnemem Wintu are running for the salmon


Run4Salmon

RUN4SALMON -- 
Winnemem Wintu are running for the salmon

Run4Salmon 2022 Schedule:
— June 25-July 2: Run4Salmon Teach Week
Online educational content of highlights and activities to prepare for the journey. Content posted daily at 8am PST on Facebook and Instagram.
— July 8: Run4Salmon 2022 Begins
— July 31: Run4Salmon 2022 Ends

Press release and photos by Run4Salmon

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MOUNT SHASTA, California -- For the seventh year in a row, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, along with a collective of Indigenous women, activists, and allies will embark on Run4Salmon, a 300-mile Prayer Journey to restore salmon to the Mount Shasta area.

Led by Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Run4Salmon is a ceremonial way of restoring salmon to their ancestral home waters. It is a journey of 300 miles, starting on Mount Shasta, and ending at the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It follows the path of what was once a ‘salmon run’--from the spawning beds of Chinook salmon on the upper McCloud River, down the Sacramento River, through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and into the San Francisco Bay.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada's Indian Day School Torture System'

 

CANADA’S INDIAN DAY SCHOOL TORTURE SYSTEM

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Listen to audio at MNN https://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2022/06/20/canadas-indian-day-school-torture-system/

 MNN. June 20, 2022. This letter was sent to “Deloitte, the Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 1775, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 0A2m Tel. 1-888-221-2898 www.indiandayschoolsclaims.com


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