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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Glen Cove Occupation: Earth Day

Glen Cove Occupation: Earth Day

(Sat., April 23, 2011) Over 300 people attended today’s Indigenous Peoples Earth Day celebration, in support of the ongoing struggle to protect the Glen Cove sacred burial ground from desecration.
Many races and creeds were represented in the attendees, who included Alcatraz Occupation veterans. Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis (in photo on left, with Wounded Knee on right) received a guided tour of the land. More:
In other news, Morning Star Gali met with traditional Patwin Tribe elders on April 22nd and received their blessings and support for our work of protecting Sogorea Te. Indigenous representatives from the Committee to Protect Sogorea Te are in the process of meeting with elders and tribal council members of the other tribes/nations who have ancestral ties to Glen Cove.

Navajo John Redhouse: Farmington NM Police Brutality

By John Redhouse, Navajo
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In light of the latest incident of police brutality committed against Navajos in Farmington, we can see that nothing has really changed since the 1945 police beating death of former Navajo tribal chairman Deshna Clah Cheschillige and the 2006 police shooting death of Clint John.
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Navajo John Redhouse: Farmington NM Police Brutality

Photos: Long Walk 3 Turtle Mountain Chippewa

Photos of the Longest Walk 3 reversing diabetes at Turtle Mountain Chippewa, North Dakota. Thanks to Carl Bad Bear Sampson and Manny Calapoo for photo one. Thanks to Chris Franicsco and Long Walk 3 for photos 2, 3 and 4!

Albuquerque: Louise Benally Big Mountain Struggle, April 29, 2011

The Struggle on Big Mountain/Black Mesa Continues!

Louise Benally: Indigenous Environmental Activist and Long Time Resident of Black Mesa is Speaking at UNM!

Dine’ families and elders have been resisting cultural genocide for over thirty five years and are targeted for unjust large-scale coal mining operations and forced relocation policies of the U.S. government in Black Mesa/Big Mountain, AZ. Throughout those thirty five years the U.S. government and Peabody Coal have forcefully relocated thousands Dine’ people away from their ancestral homeland, the land that they belong to, in the name of greed, energy and progress. Many families and elders have refused to leave, even though they are under constant pressure to do so. Their daily lives have become a direct action to save their land base, to maintain their traditional life ways, and to take a stand against global warming and globalization. They are not creating a new way of sustainable living, but are struggling to live as they always have—with the earth and not against it.
When: April 29th at 5:00 PM
Where: The UNM Main Campus, Sub Ballroom C
Who: The KIVA Club and BMIS (Black Mesa Indigenous Support) are putting on the event
Contact: Stephanie @ or
Derek @ 215-820-3444 or email

'The Sand Creek Massacre' at Cheyenne Film Festival

The Sand Creek Massacre at Cheyenne Film Festival
Photo: Donald L. Vasicek Southern Cheyenne Chief Laird (Whistling Eagle) Cometsevah. Courtesy photo.
The award-winning documentary, "The Sand Creek Massacre" has been entered in the Cheyenne International Film Festival in Cheyenne, Wyoming, May 19--22, 2011. Arapaho people will be present before the screening of the film. A great opportunity to learn about the Arapaho and Cheyenne people.
The program also includes Gambling for the Future made by video production students at the Wind River Tribal College and Divided Trails, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1978.
There will also be a Northern Arapaho Language demonstration and a performance by members of the Wind River Dancers.
For more information on Sand Creek Massacre film:
Filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek; Olympus Films+, LLC
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