August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lakota Youths on No DAPL Walk Blocked by Police from Entering Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation

Lakota women and children blocked by tribal police from entering Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribal headquarters

By Brenda Norrell
with Govinda Dalton live
Censored News

NEW TOWN, North Dakota -- Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox blocked entry to Lakota women and children on the No DAPL Walk arriving from Standing Rock.
Chairman Fox positioned tribal police in a roadblock at the entrance to the tribal compound today, Thursday afternoon, as Lakota women and children arrived on a solidarity walk.
Standing with tribal police and tribal security at the entrance to the tribal compound, Chairman Fox blocked the entrance.
Chairman Fox told Lakota youth walkers that oil and gas drilling and fracking will continue on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Fox said that President Biden's executive order halting new oil and gas drilling, and examining old leases, did not apply. Fox told youths that tribes were exempt.
Positioned with police at the entrance, Chairman Fox told Lakota youths and children that the tribe would not stop Dakota Access Pipeline.

A Warm Welcome Home in Standing Rock

Earlier today, Native youths received a warm welcome home at Standing Rock, following their actions in the streets of Washington DC to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota.
In DC, Native youths delivered 400,000 petitions to the Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the pipelines and marched through the streets with a 200-foot black snake, symbolizing the pipelines, which was "killed" outside the White House.
Lakota youths locked down to tripods outside the White House during the actions on April 1.
Calling out to President Biden to shut down both pipelines, they resounded "Water is Life, Mni Wiconi," the refrain of the Water Protectors Camp at Standing Rock.
The U.S. mainstream media censored the news of the frontline pipeline actions in DC -- but the actions were covered by the news media in France, Iran, Russia, Germany, and Latin America.

Gas Flaring and Man Camps 

Meanwhile, those arriving today at New Town saw the horror of the gas flaring spread across the barren land of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The gas flaring fumes choke the people and cause respiratory illness.
The oil and gas man camps of workers here have resulted in the abuse of children, sex trafficking, drugs, and violent crime.

In the Pattern of Custer's Scouts

In related news, it was Heath Harmon, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, who was the paid FBI informant in Standing Rock Water Protectors Camp.
Harmon set up Red Fawn for arrest and imprisonment, reports The Intercept.
Harmon, in his discussions with law enforcement, said his uncle Gerald Fox worked in BIA law enforcement special operations targeting the American Indian Movement in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

-- Censored News with Govinda Dalton reporting live from New Town, North Dakota today.

No DAPL walkers arrive today from Standing Rock in New Town.

Screen captures from live feeds by Censored News

NO DAPL walkers from Standing Rock arriving in New Town.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Chairman Mark Fox and tribal police blocking entry to Lakota women and children arriving from Standing Rock this afternoon on the NO DAPL solidarity walk.

Blood Money: The dark history of oil and gas leases on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

Tex Hall was a popular chairman and well-liked in Indian country. Then he brought widespread oil and gas drilling to his homeland, poisoning the air, land, and water.
The man camps continue to be riddled with crimes against girls, drug trafficking, and violence.
In the end, Hall's business partner was convicted of murdering two of their other business partners, one was a young man who was bludgeoned to death.
The oil and gas money is blood money. -- Censored News

Read more in the New York Times article:

Biden's executive order pausing new oil and gas drilling:

Article copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Uranium Mine Flooding Near Grand Canyon

 Megan Kelly by Megan Kelly, Energy Manager

By Grand Canyon Trust

April 6, 2021

Water in the desert is a rare and beautiful thing. Humans and animals alike need these springs and creeks to quench their thirst, which makes ongoing flooding at Canyon uranium mine, near the Grand Canyon, all the more troubling as millions of gallons of precious groundwater vanish into the air. 

WECAN 'Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines'

By WECAN International
Censored News

Join us this coming week at the Global Just Recovery Gathering! WECAN invites you to join us for our panel on April 9 at 11:15am PDT/2:15pm EDT, “Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines”.
Frontline women leaders, alongside representatives from international climate justice organizations, will speak out to address the need for solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, feminist care economics, and protection of women land defenders. Register for the gathering and WECAN panel here:
In an era of continued oppression, fossil fuel expansion, deforestation, and false climate solutions, the voices of grassroots, Black, Brown and Indigenous women leaders could not be more important, as they work worldwide to build the visions, strategies, and solutions necessary to shape a healthy and equitable future. Women and feminists are working at the grassroots and international level to advance transformative cross-cutting solutions and climate policies that center the leadership of women, and acknowledge and address the generational impacts of colonization and racism while advocating for climate justice. Women are on the frontlines of climate impacts and solutions - it is time for them to be recognized at the forefront of climate action plans and decision making!
Presenters include: Neema Namadamu, WECAN Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Carmen Capriles, WECAN Coordinator for Latin America; Helena Gualinga (Kichwa-Swedish), Indigenous youth social and climate activist; Michelle Cook (Dine’/Navajo), Human rights lawyer and Founder of Divest Invest Protect; and comments and analysis by Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN Executive Director.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Voices of the Youths: Love and Silas

Watch new video on Facebook at:
Standing Rock Youth Council

Love and Silas have been standing up for the water, the land and their people since they were 6 and 7. This week they traveled to Washington D.C to demand that Biden #ShutdownDAPL #StopLine3 and #BuildBackFossilFree
Join us in this Week of Action through April 9th. Call the White House and Ask Biden to Shut it down, find out where your water comes from, see what ways you can encourage your local community to just transition. Stand with us
Mni Wiconi, Water is Life.

Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors accomplices lock down on Trans Mountain site equipment

Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors accomplices lock down on Trans Mountain site equipment

By Braided Warriors
Censored News
April 3, 2021 6:30AM 

Land defenders are locked down to Trans Mountain Blue River pumping station to send a clear message of support to Indigenous land defenders and affirm "no consent, no pipelines." Braided Warriors and Tiny House Warriors are holding ceremony close by.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Killing the Black Snake in Washington

Killing the Black Snake in Washington

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Indigenous youths, marching to the White House on Thursday with a 200-foot black snake called out with clarity to the White House. "If the Biden Harris administration doesn't want this at their home, then they shouldn't bring it to our home," one of the Native youths said.

This just-released video, "Indigenous Youth Ran to the White House," shows Native youths 'Killing the Black Snakes,' Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. View the video on Facebook, on the pages of Standing Rock Youth Council and Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective: and

A news search shows that the media in France, Latin America, Germany, Iran, and Russia provided good coverage of the Native youth actions in DC to shut down pipelines -- while the U.S. mainstream media remains sleeping.

Native youths began the actions in Washington on Thursday by running to the White House and locking down to tripods outside the White House.

With a large crowd joining them, they delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3 pipelines, and rallied outside.

Lakota and Dakota youths traveled from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations in North Dakota and South Dakota, and Anishinaabe youths came from Minnesota, to lead the actions.

A news search shows the media in France, Latin America Germany, Iran, and Russia provided coverage of the actions on Thursday. It seems the mainstream U.S. media remains in hiding.

Jen Deerinwater at Truthout provides coverage of Waniya Locke, Dine', Lakota, Nakota, and Anishinaabe, who locked down to a tripod near the White House, at Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Deerinwater also interviewed Danny Grassrope, Lower Brule Lakota from South Dakota, on consent and Indigenous rights. Read more:

La Prensa Latina describes the threat of the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. The pipeline under construction would carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada, through Anishinaabe lands in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Native youths ran for the water.

"All pipelines break," Native youths said, as they stood in defense of the water.

"Water is Life, Mni Wiconi," said Native youths, marching with the black snake in the streets of DC.

They resounded the defense of Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota, defending the Missouri River, and the drinking water for the masses, from Dakota Access Pipeline.

At Cheyenne River in South Dakota, Lakotas continue to monitor the construction area of the Keystone XL pipeline, whose permit was canceled by President Biden. 

"You can't trespass on stolen land," said Jasilyn Charger, Cheyenne River Lakota, in RT's coverage. Charger, and Oscar High Elk, face charges for protecting the land and water in their homeland.

The global coverage of the action of the Native youth in DC, killing the black snake, includes coverage in Tehran, Iran.

While Russia's RT,  and La Prensa Latina, provided immediate coverage -- the U.S. mainstream media seems to be sleeping. Read the coverage in Tehran  by Fars News Agency

There's new video coverage of the Native youths in DC killing the black snake now streaming by Ruptly, the Russian news agency in Berlin, Germany. On LiveTube:

France 24 is covering the Native youths killing the black snake in DC, adding to the global coverage in Latin America, Russia, Germany, and Iran. Here's a view of the coverage:

Photos below courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

Photos courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

Read more in the news:


La Prensa Latina