Saturday, July 20, 2019

GALLUP: AMA screening on U.S. sterilization of Native women

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

GALLUP, New Mexico -- Jean Whitehorse, Dine' will be present today, Saturday, July 20, at the screening of Ama in Gallup, New Mexico.
In the documentary, Jean shares her personal experience of the U.S. government's sterilization of American Indian women.
Censored News and Earthcycles broadcast Jean's story detailing this atrocity of the U.S. targeting Native American women, during the AIM West Conference in San Francisco in 2009.

Hear from Kūpuna and Kia‘i: Video of Arrests by Kanaeokana

Hear from the kūpuna and kia‘i

                                                 Above screenshots by Censored News

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Police Now Arresting Elder Protectors on Mauna Kea in Hawaii

Aunty Maxine, posted by Tammy.

Native Hawaiians brace for military assault as they protect Mauna Kea by Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu Maunakea

Photo by Cody Nemet Tuivaiti
Aotearoa is in the house Photo by Cody Nemet Tuivaiti

Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu Maunakea

Friday, July 18, 2019
We anticipate that Governor David Ige will soon deploy the Hawaiʻi National Guard in conjunction with other Hawaiʻi law enforcement agencies to use military force to remove us from our peaceful assembly at the entrance of the Maunakea Access Road. In addition we are preparing for an unlawful eviction of the kiaʻi who have come to seek refuge and shelter at the Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu. As Kiaʻi of Maunakea, we have peacefully assembled here in Kapu Aloha to protect against further desecration of our sacred lands. Our presence here is a religious, cultural and political stand against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) upon environmentally pristine land atop the summit of Mauna Kea.
We are guided by the principles of Kapu Aloha and Non-Violence. Since we began our protection work on Monday, July 15, 2019, all of our actions have been grounded in Kapu Aloha. At this point, we have no other choice but to stand between Maunakea and the potential desecration and environmental destruction. We assert our rights to free speech and to peacefully assemble here. Furthermore, we will continue to defend our rights as kanaka maoli to steward, access and protect our lands.

Governor Igeʻs decision to deploy the Hawaiʻi National Guard, which includes the threat of implementing military tactics and violence upon a peaceful assembly of Hawaiʻiʻs own people, will escalate this encounter. This unwarranted military mobilization proves the ineffectiveness of Igeʻs leadership and his unwillingness to recognize the tremendous potential for physical and social harm he poses to Hawaiʻiʻs own citizenry.

We pray and ask that Governor David Ige repeal his decision to implement military tactics upon this peaceful gathering and to recognize the value Kapu Aloha as a means to promote a more equitable and just future for Hawaiʻi.

Below: By Kahookahi Kanuha

From the Protectors:
Aloha kākou here is a resource update for Thursday July 18th from volunteers at Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu. We sincerely appreciate all the good fresh food and supplies everyone has been bringing that has nourished our bodies and spirits up here. We feel so well taken care of and supported. If you can kokua and bring any of these supplies, please bring it to the check in table in front of the main tent (close to the ranger station).
- 5 gallon water refills
- Instant Coffee
- Extension Cords
- String Lights
- Small Generator
- Rubbish pickers/claws
- Propane refill run

MEDICAL via Sharron Gonzalez Cushman
Milk of Magnesia (no flavors, no off brands with alcohol)
Flip top water bottles
Gift Cards to Target or Safeway
Exercise Mats/Camping mats
Large and small Sunscreen, sunscreen sticks
SPF chapstick
Hand warmers/body warmers, foot warmers
Emergency blankets
Chemical and Shatter Resistant goggles
High Decibel ear plugs and ear muffs
10X10 (or larger) Shade tents
Salves for pain, aches, sunburn
Basic first aid kits
Medical Gloves (size M & L)
Clean Blankets/Coats/Warm socks
- Ziplocs
- Bottled Water
- Tinfoil
- Baby wipes
- Paper Goods
- Saimin noodles/cup noodles
On a side note, we heard Gov. Ige received over 200,000 emails yesterday expressing dismay for making the emergency declaration. The emergency declaration means he may suspend laws, use outside military force against the protectors, and force evacuations amongst many other flagrant abuses of power. Even in the face of this, we will remain peaceful and grounded in aloha. We know the world is watching.
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ohio Legislature bans Rights of Nature enforcement

Tish O'Dell, Ohio Community Organizer

Ohio Legislature Bans Rights of Nature Enforcement

Following a Daily Show profile of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, the Ohio legislature has agreed on a new state budget that bans Rights of Nature enforcement.

COLUMBUS, OH: Yesterday, the Ohio Senate and House agreed on a new state budget that includes language to ban Rights of Nature enforcement. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Native Film Festival at Black Hills Studios 2019

Native Film Festival at SDPB Black Hills Studios

Last Updated by Katy Beem on Jul 08, 2019 at 4:26 pm
Karen Cantor
Native Film Showcase at SDPB Black Hills Studios
SDPB is honored to partner with Vision Maker Media and Native POP: People of the Plains – A Gathering of Arts & Culture to present the sixth annual Native Film Festival, Saturday, July 20, at the SDPB Black Hills Studios, 415 Main Street, Rapid City. Native POP is a Native art market and cultural celebration at Main Street Square, 526 Main Street.
Films run from 9am to 6pm, including documentaries of regional interest, as well as music videos, short films and works-in-progress from local filmmakers. Includes live Q&A’s with Bloody Memory’s Sandy White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota) and Drew Nicholas; Héčhetu Welo’s Dwayne Wilcox (Oglala Lakota); Black Elk: Carrying on the Vision’s Myron Pourier (Oglala Lakota), and RETURN’s Kibbe Conti.
All films are free and open to the public. See full festival schedule at
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE – Saturday, July 20, 9am-6pm, SDPB Black Hills Studios, 415 Main Street, Rapid City