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December 30, 2011

Frontline Warriors on Native America Calling

Censored Native Americans and issues in 2011 on Native America Calling today
By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Great show on Native America Calling today, which revealed the most censored Native Americans and issues of 2011.
From the Tarsands threat to the Ogallala aquifer and arrests at the White House to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, to the lockdowns to protect San Francisco Peaks and the abuse by the US Border Patrol, Native Americans spoke out on actions largely ignored by the media this year.
Debra White Plume of Owe Aku, Bring Back the Way, spoke on the Tarsands and its threat to the land and water of Lakotas. White Plume is a longtime activist and grandmother who has also led the fight against uranium mining on Lakota Lands.
Kahentinetha Horn, publisher of Mohawk Nation News, speaks on the Great Law and the foundation for struggle for Mohawks.
Klee Benally, Navajo activist and member of the Blackfire family band, speaks eloquently on the need for independent Indigenous media and the fight to protect sacred lands, include the struggle to protect Glen Cove in Calif.
Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, describes the destruction from fracking to her homeland in North Dakota. Mossett was arrested with White Plume, at the White House in the Keystone XL protest. A member of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Mossett was in the IEN delegation to the Durban, South Africa, climate summit.
Ofelia Rivas, founder of the O'odham VOICE against the Wall and cochair of the Indigenous Peoples Working Group at the Cochabamba, Bolivia, climate summit, describes the militarization of the Tohono O'odham homeland, abuse by the US Border Patrol and the new US spy towers planned for O'odham land.
Jeneda Benally, Navajo and member of Blackfire, spoke of the Save the Peaks efforts and the upcoming federal court case in San Francisco to protec the Peaks from snow made from sewage water by Arizona Snowbowl. A prayer vigil will be held at 9:30a.m. on Jan. 9, 2012, at at the James R.Browning US Courthouse Ninth Circuit at 95 7th Street.
As one caller said, "These are the frontline warriors."
Listen to the show with host Harlan McKosato, Sac and Fox, on Native America Calling: Select 2011/December on NAC website, then scrolll down list to Dec. 30 and click to listen.

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