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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Apache Stronghold 'Native Religious Sacred Sites on Federal Land have no Protections from the U.S. Government'

Wendsler Nosie at San Francisco Civic Center. Photo by Steve Pavey


Native Religious Sacred Sites on Federal Land have no Protections from the U.S. Government 


By Apache Stronghold
Censored News
Oct. 22, 2021
French translation by Christine Prat
https://chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=6790

SAN FRANCISCO -- The United States Government position today in Apache Stronghold vs U.S. in the Appeal  hearing in the 9th Circuit Court confirmed that the destruction of Apache Religion is not a  concern of the U.S Government and is not an obligation of the U.S., confirming the fact that  oppression of Native people is not, never was and will not stand in the way of their actions.

"We knew where we stood all along, now the U.S. Government admits that we do not matter and that they own all federal land and the decisions about the land, our connection to it is not  of their concern."

Friday, October 22, 2021

Nye County Sheriff Releases Myron Dewey Fatal Accident Report



The Nye County Sheriff's Department said Myron Dewey died as a result of a head-on collision, when a truck pulled into his lane on a dirt road near Yomba, Nevada. 

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Oct. 20, 2021
Updated Oct. 24, 2021

YOMBA, Nevada -- The Nye County Sheriff Department's accident report states that the fatal accident that resulted in the death of Paiute Shoshone Journalist Myron Dewey was the result of a second vehicle pulling into his lane and causing a head-on collision.

The driver of the second vehicle, John David Walsh of Reno, said he was headed north on Ione Road, a dirt road in Nye County, when a vehicle passed him headed south and stirred up dust. Walsh said he pulled into the other lane to get out of the dust, and that is when the head-on collision occurred.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Facebook locks account after publication of Myron Dewey's fatal crash police report


By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Today, after publishing an article detailing the police reports of the vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Paiute Shoshone Journalist Myron Dewey, Facebook locked me out of my account. Attempts today to recover the account were unsuccessful.

The Nye County Sheriff's Department released the traffic crash reports from the Sheriff's Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol yesterday, Oct. 20.  https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2021/10/nye-county-sheriff-releases-myron-dewey.html

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Likht'samisyu Clan Enforces Coastal Gaslink Eviction, Decommissions Heavy Equipment



Likht'samisyu Clan Enforces Coastal Gaslink Eviction, Decommissions Heavy Equipment

Media Contact: Chief Smogelgem (Warner Naziel)
Censored News
Oct 19, 2021

Unceded Likht'samisyu Territory, Houston, B.C. -- Coastal Gaslink (CGL) has removed all heavy machinery from the Wet'suwet'en territory of Parrot Lake following the seizure and decommissioning of an excavator by Likht'samisyu Hereditary Chief Dsta'hyl.
Likht'samisyu is one of five clans of the Wet'suwet'en nation, each of which have rejected all fossil fuel pipeline projects slated to cross unceded Wet'suwet'en lands. In January 2020, Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs (including several Likht'samisyu chiefs) issued an eviction notice to Coastal Gaslink and its employees, resulting in nationwide solidarity actions and the immediate eviction of Coastal Gaslink workers from Wet'suwet'en lands.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

OAK FLAT: Apache Protest and Media Advisory for Federal Court in San Francisco Oct. 22, 2021




This week: Apaches in court to save their sacred land

Ninth Circuit to hear Apache Stronghold’s plea to save Oak Flat from destruction

By Apache Stronghold
Censored News

WASHINGTON – Apaches in Arizona will be in federal court this week to save their spiritual lifeblood and sacred site known as Oak Flat from being destroyed by a copper mine that would swallow their holy ground in a nearly 2-mile-wide crater deeper than the Eiffel Tower.