Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 10, 2011

Censored in Indian country August 2011

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The ongoing week of action to halt the desecration of sacred San Francisco Peaks by the Snowbowl ski resort, and the exposure of environmental ecocide in Indian country, as revealed at the Protecting Mother Earth Gathering in North Dakota, are now the top censored issues in the media.

With 17 arrests of Native Americans and supporters since Friday, the Protect the Peaks movement in Flagstaff, Arizona, is more resolute than ever. In North Dakota, the Protect Mother Earth Gathering brought Indigenous Peoples from the US, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala, together to speak of environmental racism and what the future holds if humanity does not halt its mass consumerism and destruction of Mother Earth.

The oil and gas drilling industry continues its raid on Indian country, while coal-fired power plants continue to poison the air, land and water. Coal-fired power plants are a primary causes of the melting of the Arctic, as Native villages crash into the ocean and polar bears and other wildlife dies from the loss of habitat.

With the growing movements for action, those opposing the dirty tar sands in Alberta are organizing civil disobedience in Washington DC. The action is to send a message to President Obama about the proposed XL Pipeline to carry dirty oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

While newspapers collapse, the media fails with its final breaths to carry out its ethical duty to report the facts as they happen. Here are the top stories from Censored News, including the original breaking news story from Destini Vaile, Blackfeet, on the Cut Bank oil spill:

Police attack and arrest Protect the Peaks marchers:

Oil spill into the Cut Bank River, Blackfeet Nation Montana

Photos Peaks supporters blockade Snowbowl Road to protect sacred mountain

Chief Arvol Looking Horse speaks at Protecting Mother Earth Gathering

Snowbowl protesters lockdown for a second time

San Francisco Peaks defenders continue actions after arrests

Censored News Series: 16th Annual Protecting Mother Earth Gathering

Chief Arvol Looking Horse speaks at Protecting Mother Earth Gathering

Natives in Alaska and Louisiana devastated by nation's largest oil spills

Greenwashing: orporations target Indian country with scams

Indigenous Peoples: Civil disobedience to halt dirty tar sands pipeline in US

Mayan in Guatemala: Seeds, ceremonies and the Year 2012

Also on Blogtalk Radio:

Listen to Chief Arvol Looking Horse; Wixirika fighting silver mining; Anishinabe Water Walker Josephine Mandamin and the Media Workshop, with Clayton Thomas Muller, Cree, and Nikke Alex, Navajo:

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