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Remembering Splitting the Sky (video)

23 Mar 2013 Remembering Splitting The Sky (video) Watch video: by Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mohawk activist. 9/11 truth campaigner. War criminal protester. Attica State riot leader. Gustafsen Lake Standoff organizer. Splitting The Sky had a remarkable life. Tragically, that life was cut short last week after an unexplained incident near his home in Chase, British Columbia. Today on The Corbett Report we memorialize his life and reflect on the legacy he leaves behind.

Corbett Report Interview 069 – Splitting The SkyTime Reference:01:00Corbett Report Interview 073 – Splitting The SkyTime Reference:01:01Corbett Report Interview 180 – Splitting The SkyTime Reference:01:02Native peace activist John Boncore found deadTime Reference:01:36Arresting ImpunityTime Reference:04:00Splitting the Sky: No jail time for attempted arrest of war criminal George BushTime Reference:06:37Bush in B…

'Revolution' film journey of saving the species and ourselves

Wonderful to see familiar faces, and the beautiful cinematography in the trailer of the upcoming film 'Revolution' being released on April 12, 2013.

 About 'Revolution'
Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed SHARKWATER documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger -- it's humanity itself.

In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our a…

Native Americans Rally to Save Hickory Ground at NIGA Conference

Native Americans Rally to Save Hickory Ground at NIGA Conference
Press statement Posted at Censored News PHOENIX -- On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Native American sacred lands activists from throughout the country, including O’odham, Navajo, Havasupai and Muscogee Creeks, demonstrated at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) conference to support the preservation of Hickory Ground in Wetumpka, Alabama.   The Poarch Band of Creek Indians excavated approximately 57 sets of Muscogee Creek human remains from the ceremonial ground at Hickory Ground as part of its $246 million casino expansion project.  “What’s another developer going to say who is not Native when they look at indigenous people desecrating their own sacred lands,” asked Navajo activist Klee Benally of Indigenous Action Media.   “NIGA is one of the largest most powerful lobbying entities for indigenous interests, so it’s about time that they stand up and they lobby to ensure guaranteed pro…

Michael Moore reads his poem for freedom for Leonard Peltier

Peter Coyote introduces Michael Moore. Moore speaks on how the innocent are imprisoned in the US, and the role that the media and public play in convicting people, including Leonard Peltier. Moore speaks on the lies of governments and corporations.
"We were a country founded on genocide," Moore said, "and built on the backs of slaves."
"Americans kill people, that's what we do," said Moore of US wars and drones.
Moore reads his poem, and asks President Obama to bring Leonard Peltier home for Christmas.
"Please let Leonard come home for Christmas, or we shall all bury our hearts at Wounded Knee."

On December 14th, 2012, Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Bruce Cockburn, Common (with Mos Def), Peter Coyote, Danny Glover, Jack Healey, Jennifer Kreisberg, Bill Means, Bill Miller, Pete Seeger, Margo Thunderbird, Tom Poor Bear and Michael Moore gathered at the Beacon Theater, in NYC to sing, speak and dance fo…

Monopoly Game: Civil Disobedience at Wells Fargo, Occupy Sacramento

Photo 1: Protest at Wells Fargo on March 28, 2013. Photo 2: Quanah Parker Brightman with his father Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans, and victim of Wells Fargo fraud and home seizure. 

From Quanah Parker Brightman:
Thank U Again for Helping Spread Awareness on Our Plight to Save My Father's Home from Being Stolen. It's Really Shameful that Contra Costa County, which has Violated Public Law 100-606 & Are the One Whom Claim to Be Conservator of My Father's Person & Estate Have Allowed My Father's Home to Become Foreclosed by Wells Fargo. Wish The County Would Have Protected My Father's Estate by Applying for the Veterans United Home Loans, HUD Sec 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, or Keep Your Home California. Anyone of these Programs would have Allowed Us to Save My Father's Home. My Father Deserves Better treatment than He has Been Receiving at Kindred Walnut Creek, where the Contra Costa County has Chosen to Place …

Ihanktonwan hosts Keystone Blockade Training, South Dakota, April 5--7, 2013


Mohawk Nation News 'Crawling Creature'

CRAWLING CREATUREPosted on March 31, 2013

MNN. Mar. 25, 2013. The Great Law provides that, “As a weapon against a crawling creature, I lay a stick with you so that you may thrust it away from the Council Fire”. A crawling creature may be a disrespectful person seeking to disrupt the people and must be removed. [Wampum 4].
Serpent of Discord. We Indigenous are called “domestic dissidents” who are disrupting the corporate government’s image and economy. Infiltrators are sent in. It could be a vigilante operation to silence us, or to neutralize us by creating factionalism, attacking our reputations and causing confusion.
“Spies” and “agents” pose as scholars, friends, supporters or helpers. The perfect intruder abandons you suddenly when their assignment is over. Their cover could be blown the longer they remain.
Infiltrator with angel wings. “Infiltration” is low intensity warfare, to mold public opinion, to sabotage us. “Surveillance” is gathering intel to expose, disrupt or dis…

Moccasins on the Ground: Protecting Lakota generations from TransCanada tarsands pipeline


Debra White Plume
Owe Aku, Bring Back the Way
Moccasins on the Ground: Protect Sacred Water by the Lakota Media Project Owe Aku, a grassroots organization on the Pine Ridge, SD Indian Reservation, along with many allies, held a three-day training at the Wounded Knee School, titled Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance.  “Over 300 people registered, some came and left, others stayed, some did not register. We estimate 250 people took part in some or all of the training,” says Vic Camp, Owe Aku organizer. NonIndian ranchers and farmers from SD and NE participated, as well as members of SD Rural Action, Clean Water Alliance, and other Great Plains water protectors.     “Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance is a community strategy to protect water from the tarsands oil proposed to pass through the Great Plains inside the Keystone XL 36-inch pipeline owned by a Canadian corporation, TransCanada [TC],” said Debra White Plume, a Lakota grandmother from Manderson. “…

Mohawk Nation News 'COINTELPRO 2'

COINTELPRO [2]Posted on March 30, 2013

MNN. Mar. 30, 2013. Paranoia should not paralyze us. To protect ourselves, watch for visitors who want information, plainclothes who take pictures before and during demonstrations; those who seem out of place and interested in members rather than issues; who suddenly disappear and put out false stories, sometimes  about us being out of our minds.
COINTELPRO tactics against American Indian Movement activists. “Direct Action”: A sign-in policy; get Freedom of Information info; suspects at pickets and protests don’t usually get arrested; educate the public by handing out a written position; lobby politicians; learn from victims of covert actions; class action suits [they usually back out]; court actions create disputes and splits; pro bono lawyers that take opposite sides.
“Investigate Informers”: check background; check police academy grads list; they usually speak against cops; use phony names; they issue death threats we get blamed for.

Mohawk Nation News 'Tower of Power'

TOWER OF POWERPosted on March 29, 2013

MNN. Mar. 28, 2013.  Each Indigenous has an equal share of the ever-growing $50.3 trillion Indian Trust Fund being administered by the illegal trustee, the Corporation of Canada, through the Department of Indian Affairs, 10 Wellington Street, Ottawa/Hull. It is the accumulated wealth from the exploitation of our natural resources. We demand our fund. Should they refuse to turn it over to us, we will seize our assets and foreclose on the law-breaking trustee.
14th floor blacked out windows was the “war room” in 1990. They have to pay for their genocide and they know it. Sorry isn’t good enough.
Canada is spending our fund without our knowledge or consent. They use it as collateral for payment of the corporation’s debts, to raise money on the stock exchange and to bolster the Canadian banking system.
The Indigenous People will recover our Indian Trust Fund that was set up under Section 109 of the British North America in 1867. The same year t…

Dine' CARE: 'No!' to Navajoland becoming a dumpster for dirty coal

March 28, 2013 By Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment Censored News

Obvious liabilities of Navajo Mine should prevent waste of
$2.3 million more for needless “investigation” by outside firms; Deal with BHP Billiton should be dropped

Farmington, NM – As the Navajo Nation Council prepares to vote this week on approving $2.3 million to continue paying a law firm and other consultants to look into the risks of buying BHP Billiton Navajo Mine, Navajo community members with Diné C.A.R.E called the expenditure “needless and wasteful” given the well-known risks and liabilities associated with the mine.
"Buying the mine from BHP Billiton means responsibility for millions of tons of coal ash waste with toxic metals leaching into our aquifer and the San Juan River,” said Donna House of Diné C.A.R.E. “Navajo people do not want that dirty legacy on our hands, nor the massive costs of cleaning it up. We don’t need to pay millions more to high-priced consultants to know this coal deal is a…

Mohawk Nation News 'Kill the Messenger'

KILL THE MESSENGERPosted on March 28, 2013

MNN. Mar. 28, 2013. On March 26, 2013, the MNN editor was invited to be the opening speaker at Champlain College in Sherbrooke Quebec. The topic was, “A Native Perspective on Canada’s Exploitation of Resources”. Two Mohawks, as is our custom, accompanied the speaker. They sat at a table facing the crowd.

Happy Champlain College students! She did a traditional opening; explained the Seigneury of Sault Louis land,dispute which is returning vast areas to the Mohawk Nation; that Canada is not a state according to the Montevideo Convention of 1933; the genocide committed by the Jesuits, the storm troopers of the Catholic Church; the Great Peace of Montreal 1701 that created the official two row wampum relationship between the Indigenous and the visitors to Great Turtle Island; and Section 109 of the BNA Act 1867 that established the ever growing $50.3 trillion Indian Trust Fund. The presentation was legalistic and cautious.
Cartoons were…

Terrance Nelson 'Celebrating' the 10 Year Anniversary of the Second Invasion of Iraq

By Terrance Nelson Roseau River Anishinabe Censored News Brenda Norrell My last email to you which you posted contained some of the following Your posting of the Native leaders from US and Canada joining forces in opposing the Transcanada pipeline is good but Native Americans and First Nations people must understand how deceptive and manipulating the oil companies and Governments are. An article out of the UK contains the following paragraphs BP (British Petroleum) was concerned that if Washington allowed TotalFinaElf's existing contact with Saddam Hussein to stand after the invasion it would make the French conglomerate the world's leading oil company. BP told the Government it was willing to take "big risks" to get a share of the Iraqi reserves, the second largest in the world.
Over 1,000 documents were obtained under Freedom of Information over five years by the oil campaigner Greg Muttitt. They reveal that at least five meeting…