Showing posts from November, 2012

Pe' Sla Returns to Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation)

Incredible effort raises $9 million to purchase land

Article by Brenda Norrell
Photo copyright Chase IronEyes
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The Great Sioux Nation today celebrated the reacquisition of Pe’ Sla, sacred land in the Black Hills. Chase IronEyes, Lakota, initiated the effort to reclaim the land online at Last Real Indians.
IronEyes said today, “From the bottom of my heart and spirit I know the world is a better place because of the Pe’Sla campaign. Lastrealindians, Inc. has contributed over $900,000 toward the total purchase price of $9 Million.”
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, which raised $8.1 million, said in a statement that Pe Sla is sacred because it is related to the Lakota Creation, is the site of annual ceremonies, and historically, hosted many village gatherings. Black Elk, the Lakota visionary, sought his vision at Pe Sla.
IronEyes said, “The unthinkable has happened! The world has shown …

Seneca Grandma Edna's Broomstick Revolution

A BROOMSTICK REVOLUTIONHawk Elder Teachings for a New Age “This bookis dedicated to all the Peoples of our Mother the Earth. I send it out like an arrow of love from my heart to YOUR hearts! It’s FILLED with Instructionsand Secrets for those who understand’m!
But always remember, Creation itselfis the biggest Secret of all! * “WE NEED CHANGES in this world, really big BIG changes. I’m prayin’ they’ll be peaceable changes, not violent and bloody ones. I’d like to see a peaceable revolution, a revolution of broomsticks instead o’ guns. Call it a Broomstick Revolution. * That’s right.

Yaqui Brigades for the Defense of Water

Yaqui announce Brigades in Defense of Water in Mexico, as Hopi, Navajo and O'odham defend sacred water

By Brenda Norrell
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Yaquis in Sonora, Mexico said they will defend their rights to the Rio Yaqui, against the theft of water by the government of Mexico for the Independence Aqueduct.
Yaqui said blocking the major highway through their territory is their defense against the pipeline that would take Rio Yaqui water to the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora. Sonora is the state in Mexico that is south of the Arizona border.
Mario Luna, Secretary for the Yaqui Tribe, released the following statement at the conclusion of the International Forum for the Defense of Water. The forum, hosted by Vicam Traditional Authority, was held in solidarity with the Zapatistas, and brought together Indigenous from the Americas who are defending their water sources and water rights.
Indigenous speak out for …


Houston! We have a problem!
Tar Sands Blockade This morning Diane Wilson was arrested after locking her neck to a tanker truck attempting to enter the Valero Refinery in Houston.

“All my life the Gulf Coast has been an environmental sacrifice zone, and enough is enough. Keystone XL will bring the dirtiest fuel on the planet right down to the Gulf, where already overburdened communities like Manchester will be forced to suffer even more. After decades of toxic air in Manchester, I refuse to just let them continue to punish this community. I won’t eat until Valero divests from Keystone XL.”

Click LIKE and SHARE to stand in solidarity with Diane and her good friend Bob for their courageous action.

See more photos and updates on our blog:

. BREAKING: Sustained unger Strike Launched with Blockade at Valero’s Houston Refinery           
November 29, 2012 Tarsands Blockade UPDATE: 10:40AM – Community Rallies in Support Reside…

New Canadian Terrorism Laws


British Columbia Civil Liberties Association BCCLA
Statement on Reintroduction of Anti-Terrorism Provisions

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Nov. 29, 2012

Bill S-7, also known as the ‘Combating Terrorism Act’, would allow persons to be detained for up to three days without charge (“preventive arrest”); strip individuals of their basic rights as accused under criminal proceedings to know and challenge evidence against them; threaten them with criminal punishment; and compel individuals to testify in secret before a judge in an “investigative hearing". Further, the judge may impose imprisonment of up to 12 months if the person does not enter into recognizance. (enter into recognizance = imposed conditions to secure release, ie: avoid all contact with those engaged in, or participating in, pipeline protests) ....

Anonymous 'CIA plane crash lands with four tons of coke'

CIA plane crash lands with four tons of coke “We’ve all heard the rumors that the CIA are the reason that the United States/Canada is awash with cocaine…. is it time to connect the dots now that one of their planes has crash landed with four tons of coke in it?”
So the Arnprior OPP posted a blurb in the Guide stating “Report drug dealers”. Well shouldn’t we be seeking out the kingpins in Govt. namely the CIA! The most famous example of Govt. involvement in drugs (British) was the Opium war in China in the 1800′s. So on the heels of that here’s extreme example of Govt. gone awry:
CIA Plane Crashes in MexicoSeventeen months after an American-registered DC9 airliner was busted with 5.5 tons of cocaine, a major international scandal is brewing over a second drug trafficking incident in Mexico’s Yucatan involving an American-registered jet owned by a dummy front company of the kind usually associated with the CIA.A weekend visit to “Donna Blue Aircraft Inc” of Coconut Beach FL., the compa…

IEN features The Carbon Rush at COP 18 in Qatar

The Carbon Rush at COP 18 in Qatar

By Indigenous Environmental Network
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November 29, 2012
DOHA, Qatar -- In conjunction with the COP18 conference taking place in Doha, Qatar, the Indigenous Environmental Network will be holding a series of film screenings and discussions around the impacts of Carbon Trading and Offsetting on different communities around the world.
The events will feature the documentary, "The Carbon Rush," directed by activist and filmmaker Amy Miller, in which she examines the repercussions of Carbon Trading on local people and their health and livelihood in several countries.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion
involving representatives from the Indigenous Environmental Network, Carbon Market Watch, and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA).
Doha, Qatar is currently hosting COP18, in which decision makers from over 190 countries come together to discuss environmental policies at both the national and international le…

Yaqui Brigadas en Defensa de Agua



Nov. 28, 2012
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Yaqui Brigades in Defense of Water
Yaquis in Sonora, Mexico will defend their rights to the Rio Yaqui, against theft of water by the government for the Independence Aquaduct

SONORA, Mexico -- Ante el lamentable espectáculo que significa el que el presidente Calderon Hinojosa inaugure el ilegal acueducto independencia que no está terminado; la Tribu Yaqui ha decidido manifestar su inconformidad acampando en la carretera internacional#15 en Vicam Sonora…INFORMEN, ORIENTEN Y APOYEN la digna lucha de los yaquis que seguimos en defensa del territorio y el agua.
SOMOS LA TRIBU YAQUI, y estamos en un territorio de 485,000 hectáreas dentro del Estado de Sonora, México; nuestro territorio es comunal, es decir, que todos tenemos los mismos derechos sobre el agua y la tierra. En este territorio habitamos alrededor de 45,000 Yaquis, distribuidos en 8 pueblos: Vícam,…

Cultural Survival Quarterly 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent'

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Protecting Indigenous Peoples' rights to self-determination, participation and decision-making
By Agnes Portalewska Cultural Survival Quarterly Under current international law, governments are obligated to consult Indigenous communities before any development affecting their lands and resources takes place, and even more broadly, any decisions directly affecting Indigenous Peoples and their self-determination require their consultation and consent. The final study on Indigenous Peoples and the right to participate in decision-making by the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples advises on the proper implementation FPIC: “The element of ‘free’ implies no coercion, intimidation or manipulation; ‘prior’ implies that consent is obtained in advance
of the activity associated with the decision being made, and includes the time necessary to allow Indigenous Peoples to undertake their own decision-making processes; ‘informed’ implies that Ind…

Codepink Emergency Delegation Enters Gaza

CODEPINK Emergency Delegation Enters Gaza Censored News Nov. 27, 2012 WASHINGTON -- The first four members of the Emergency International Delegation to Gaza entered the Gaza Strip on Monday, November 26th. Three more members of the delegation entered early this morning and nine are currently at the border attempting to cross. In addition, six others will attempt to enter tomorrow on Wednesday, November 28th.  Read more

Human Rights Groups, States, concerned over Russia's suspension of RAIPON

Human Rights groups and States concerned over Russian suspension of RAIPON
November 26th, 2012  By Rebecca Sommer - Earth Peoples
Reposted at Censored News

The Russian government surprised everyone, and sparked major reactions internationally, when that country’s Ministry of Justice ordered on November 1, 2012, the closure of Russia’s indigenous peoples umbrella organization RAIPON, because of an “alleged lack of correspondence between the association’s statutes and federal law." According to Russia’s Ministry of Justice the indigenous peoples association will be closed for six months, whereupon the statutes will have to be adjusted. But RAIPON’s first vice-president Pavel Sulyandziga is determined to fight this decision. When he lived in the village of Krasny Yar, he was successful in mobilizing the population against the administration’s plans to grant timber harvesting licenses to a Soviet-Korean joint venture led by Hyundai, and showed what kind of quality he’s got. Sulyandziga …

Solidarity with Unist'ot'en Pipeline Protest Photos Nov. 27, 2012

Solidarity with Unist'ot'en