Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 19, 2024

Vigil for Leonard Peltier in San Francisco

Prayer Vigil for Leonard Peltier on June 10, 2024. Video by First Voice Media. Screenshot by Censored News

Vigil for Leonard Peltier in San Francisco

Article by Brenda Norrell, Censored News, June 2024

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Prayer Vigil for Freedom for Leonard Peltier, held at the U.S. Department of Justice, honored the Ohlone people whose land the people stood on, and honored Peltier with a tribute by Pomo Yuki Resistance. Peltier was remembered for the stand he took for the Lakota people on Pine Ridge before he was imprisoned 49 years ago.

"It would be very cruel if the parole board denies him his freedom," said Tony Gonzales, AIM West, pointing out that Peltier's last parole hearing was in 2009. The vigil was held on June 10, the same day as Peltier's parole hearing at Coleman Prison in Florida.

Peltier's nephew Adam Villagomez, Dakota Chippewa, said Peltier went to Pine Ridge to help the people. 
"When the grandmas asked for help, to come protect them, to please come help them from being attacked, just for being traditional people, for standing up, standing up for traditional rights, he went there, and put his life on the line and started working with the community." His mother is the first cousin of Leonard Peltier.

June 17, 2024

Remembering Klee, For the People, by Shannonlynn Chester

Klee Benally, Dine' Photo Shannonlynn Chester

Remembering Klee, For The People

By Shannonlynn Chester, Censored News, June 13, 2024
French translation by Christine Prat

In February, a local publication ran a piece on Klee that said "RAGE. In Beauty". But sometimes the world didn't see him (or any of us associated with him) that way. His way of "raging in beauty" didn't fit into what society saw as normal or peaceful at all, but I'm reminded today that Klee saw beauty in everything. If it didn't exist in something, he did something about it, he spoke the truth on it. He was someone who lived and breathed beauty, love, kinship, respect ... he embodied hózhó -- we should all be like that.

I'm one of three still here at Taala Hooghan Infoshop. I'm still holding it down, I've been here consistently since January. There are times I have to take a one or two week break, as it's exhausting "work" ... not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.

June 16, 2024

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U.S. Appeals Court Hears Biden Genocide Case: Defense for Children International -- Palestine v. Biden


U.S. Appeals Court Hears Biden Genocide Case: Defense for Children International -- Palestine v. Biden

Watch recorded court session on YouTube:
Monday, 9 a.m. Pacific time, June 10,2024. 

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News

For the first time, a sitting U.S. President and his appointees have been accused of genocide in U.S. federal court. An attorney told the U.S. Federal Appeals Court in northern California that Biden and appointees are aiding and abetting genocide in Palestine, and complicit in genocide.