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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Media Co-op: First Nations Under Surveillance


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First Nations Under Surveillance

Harper Government Prepares for First Nations “Unrest"
by Russell Diabo and Shiri Pasternak
"Internal documents from Indian Affairs and the RCMP show that shortly after forming government in January of 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper had the federal government tighten up on gathering and sharing intelligence on First Nations to anticipate and manage potential First Nation unrest across Canada."
The hotspots were listed as: Caledonia, Ontario (Douglas Creek Estates occupation); Belleville, Ontario (Montreal/Toronto Rail Blockade in sympathy to Caledonia); Brantford, Ontario (Grand River Conservation Authority Lands); Desoronto, Ontario (Occupation of Quarry); Grassy Narrows (Blockade of Trans Canada Hwy by environmentalists); and Maniwaki, Quebec (Blockade of Route 117)."
Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy
"It is also clear from INAC’s presentation to the RCMP that they are particularly worried about the Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. They mention 'Warrior Societies' ..."
Read article:
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/first-nations-under-surveillance/7434
Also see today's
CENSORED Breaking World News

Media Co-op: 'First Nations under surveillance'
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/first-nations-under-surveillance/7434

FERNLEY, Nevada: Reno Sparks Indian man beaten by skinheads, victim jailed by police in this bordertown
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/

JUAREZ: Federal police raid Human Rights Center, Peace Caravan to arrive Thursday
http://www.narconews.com/Issue67/article4445.html

GRAND CANYON MINING: Hualapai, Robert Redford and LA Mayor, among those in New York Times ad to continue ban on mining in Grand Canyon:
http://masecoalition.org/2011/06/nytimes-open-letter-to-obama-against-mining-in-the-grand-canyon

LIBYA: Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney reports from Libya, as NATO bombs Tripoli
http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2011/06/cynthia-mckinney-reports-from-libya-as.html

TUCSON: Roberto Rodriguez: 'Sacred War and Arizona's Final Reduccion'
http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2011/06/rodriquez-sacred-war-and-arizonas-final.html

Orlando, Florida: Food Not Bombs volunteers are being arrested for feeding the poor, and in protest of the war and the US economic failure to its people.
http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2011/06/florida-volunteers-arrested-for-feeding.html

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous fight mining: Mining company uses 'fake tribal leaders' to fake consensus:
http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2011/06/indigenous-in-phillipines-fight-mining.html
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Crow Voices Radio launched by Center Pole in Montana


Youth at Center Pole summer camp on Crow land, Montana,

Teepee pole transmitter.

Listen live to the new Crow Voices, at Center Pole, in Montana, where Native youths are making a difference. The eight week camp is underway, offering vision for the future. Govinda, producer of Earthcycles and the solar powered radio bus that has broadcast in many Indigenous communities, has set up a new radio station there. The teepee poles are supporting the radio transmitter.
The Crow Indian youths have been sharing their language on the radio show, which they are learning this week. They are also learning storytelling and how to share the stories from their own lives, like good thoughts about their grandmothers. They are also getting used to reading live on the radio.
The sound of the Crow language has been welcomed by the Internet listening audience.
Dee Boissoneau said, "It is always empowering to hear the youth reclaiming what was stolen from our ancestors!!"
Listen online during daytime hours at:
Learn more about Center Pole on the Crow Nation, a new vision with a traditional foundation for Native youths: http://sites.google.com/site/thecenterpole/Home
Listen locally on your radios at 87.9
Thanks to Govinda for the photos for Censored News!