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Mohawk Nation News 'Circle the Wagons"

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CIRCLE THE WAGONSPosted on April 30, 2013
Mohawk Nation News
http://www.mohawknationnews.com


MNN. Apr 30, 2013. Federal Court of Canada was asked: Does Canada have a constitution? Are Sections 109 and 132 still part of the British North America Act 1867? If so, our rights to our lands, resources, funds and our sovereignty supersede that of Canada. [Thahoketoteh of Kanekota v. the Queen, T2007-13, Apr. 8, 2013].  Judge Snider refused to answer this simple question, in 4 pages of nonsense. She ordered Thahoketoteh pay $500 for the tele-conference trial, which cost $0. The corporate court system is set up to encircle, subvert and overthrow anyone going against the Corporation of Canada.
Kanekota was a direct confrontation in their own arena, by their own rule of law, which they did not follow. They sit in judgment as one of the parties in the dispute, violates international law against genocide. Canada could only deny us our basic human rights. 
Canada has a constitution which the …

Photos: Occupation of Alcatraz Exhibit opens on the Rock!

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'We are still here!'

Photos and video by Tony Gonzales, AIM West
Censored News

Photo 1: Eloy Martinez, veteran of the occupation of Alcatraz Island November 1969 until June 1971, speaking  Sunday, April 28, 2013, on the occasion of the National Park Service providing a secure site on the Rock to exhibit artifacts during the occupation and that we are still here! And here to stay!
Video: Honor Songs
Photo 2: Pomo dancers opening the occasion on Alcatraz Island, The Rock, where an exhibit depicting the Indian movement that occupied the ROCK for 19 months.will be among the display.
AIM-WEST

Read more:  The multi-media exhibit titled “We Are Still Here” was put together by native artists and activists, California State University East Bay, San Francisco State University students and faculty, including members of the Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations, SKINS.
http://wozniakderek.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/3/

San Francisco: Indigenous Arts Coalition Tonantzin Jams

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TONANTZIN JAMS
INDIGENOUS ARTS COALITION
SUNDAY MAY 5
11-5pm
Tenderloin National Forest
509 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Traditional and contemporary indigenous art, activists and rockers:
Speakers:
Wichapiluta Candelaria (Ohlone)
Anthony Sul (Ohlone)
Douglas Duncan (Pomo)
Clayton Duncan (Pomo)
L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva-Acjachemen)
POBREs/Po' Poets Project - Poets in Poverty Using the word, to heal,educate and relate
Danza: Calpulli Coalitcue (Danza Mexica)
Artists:
Sarah Rosalena Brady (Laguna Pueblo and Huichol) Rye Purvis (Diné)
Hartman Deetz (Mashpee Wôpanâak) Erlin Geffrard (Haitian)
Oree Originol (Mexica) Margarita Herrera Neri (Mexica)
Mario Ayala
Music: Maidu Independant Theater (Maidu langauge rock band out of Roseville, CA)
Sweatlodge  Daniel Rodriguez (Otomi Hñähñu Rockero)

Native Youth Filmmaking Workshop! Outta Your Backpack Media

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Outta Your Backpack Media
Greetings!
OYBM MAY 3-5, 2013 NATIVE YOUTH FILMMAKING WORKSHOP! MEDIA JUSTICE! Greetings, OYBM will be hosting a Free Filmmaking Workshop at our Media Center located at 1700 N. 2nd St. East Flagstaff, AZ. Come and join us to learn hands on script writing, camera operating, video editing, and media justice! The workshop is FREE & open to Indigenous youth ages 12-25. Participants must be able to attend every day. Limited to 30 Participants, so register soon!
Fri., May 3th 4:00PM- 7:00PM
Pre-production Sat., May 4th 12:00PM-7:00PM
Production Sun., May 5th 1:00PM- 6:00PM
Post-production PUBLIC FILM SCREENING! 6:30 p.m. 
(So tell your friends & family!)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
 
You can register @ http://oybm.org/workshop-application/ If you have any questions email: oybm@oybm.org

Mohawk Nation News 'Shadow Government'

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SHADOW GOVERNMENTPosted on April 29, 2013



MNN. Apr. 29, 2013. The conquest of our resources by a few who impose misery, oppression and indignity is ending. The “Council of Chief Executives” CCCE describes itself as a “not-for-profit, non-partisan organization” of CEOs of Canada’s largest corporations. They are the shadow government devoted to theft and genocide! It controls many trillions in stolen Indigenous assets. Formerly called the “Business Council on National Issues” BCNI, its membership is a Who’s Who of Canadian business and politics. Have a look. They are accountable only to the shareholders that own the Corporation of Canada.
Current CCCE President John Manley was named Time Canada’s “Newsmaker of the Year” in 2001 for crafting cross-border anti-terrorism strategies with the first U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Other members are part of the war machine: Air Canada, Bombardier, CN, Deloitte, Encana, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, KPMG, Royal Bank of Canada, …

Coalition confronts Peabody Coal at shareholders meeting

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NAVAJO AND APPALACHIANS JOIN ST. LOUIS RESIDENTS IN CONFRONTING PEABODY COAL CORPORATE EXECUTIVES


Coalition Indicts Peabody with Habitual Exploitation at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

Groups from Wyoming, Black Mesa, St. Louis and Colorado Join Together to Confront World's Largest Coal Company

By Arielle Klagsbrun Posted at Censored News

GILLETTE, WY-- Peabody Energy shareholders affiliated with Powder River Basin Resource Council, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), CO-FORCE (Coloradans for Fair Rates and Clean Energy), and Forgotten People from Black Mesa/Big Mountain in Arizona converged in Gillette, Wyoming, on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Peabody's Annual General Meeting. Peabody has always held its meeting near its headquarters in St. Louis, but moved it this year to avoid public scrutiny. After the meeting, an activist affiliated with MORE [was arrested] dropping a banner saying, "Peabody Attacks: Pensions, Diné Lands, Climate."

Shareholder…

Mohawk Nation News 'Asset Stripping'

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ASSET STRIPPINGPosted on April 28, 2013

MNN. Apr. 28. 2013. Canada will be raiding bank accounts to take people’s money. Just like the way the Corporation of Canada passed a statute making itself the trustee of our ever growing $70.5 trillion Indian Trust Fund. The wealth of Canadians, all created by genocide and theft of our natural resources, will be plundered by the shareholders of the Corporation of Canada, the bankers. It’s in the new budget, “Economic Action Path 2013”.

Yaqui in Sonora invite President Obama for government to government consultation

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Yaqui in Sonora invite President Obama for government to government consultation


By Brenda Norrell Censored News Breaking News Exclusive
www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

POTAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico -- Yaqui in Sonora, Mexico, have invited President Obama to meet with Yaquis in a government to government meeting in the Yaqui village of Potam, during Obama’s visit to Mexico on May 2 -- 3. Urging Obama not to fail in his promises to the people, Yaqui said the meeting will focus on the Yaqui struggle to maintain their water and land rights, identity and sovereignty.

“You have stated that you respect every nation, tribe and village that seeks peace and happiness,” Yaqui said in the official invitation from the eight Yaqui communities.

“We dare to believe that your administration will not protect white collar criminals who endanger the American family and the national security of the United States,” said the formal invitation to meet with Yaqui communities in their traditional homeland in southern So…

Anonymous: OpGuantanamo Demand Obama shut it down

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Good day my friends. Close to half of the population at Guantanamo Bay are now hunger striking. It is time to stand in solidarity with them by demanding the Obama Administration to live up to it's promises to shut the center down. Please take just a minute to sign a petition, send an email, and post a tweet. Some relevant facts: There are 166 detainees currently housed in Guantanamo Bay. 86 have been approved for release. 30 Yemenis are being "conditionally detained" because of an "unstable" homeland. 46 are being detained indefinitely without trial. Some have been waiting more than 11 years for their release.

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada's Snow Job'

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CANADA’S SNOW JOBPosted on April 27, 2013

MNN. Apr. 27, 2013. James Anaya, the special UN rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, says the Harper government until recently refused his request to investigate the “human rights situation of Indigenous peoples”. He was refused official entry into Canada. The violations were so serious that he was ready to meet through unofficial channels. He was finally given a permit, with conditions?
Canada’s national human rights commission is getting flooded with complaints from Indigenous about the discrimination and misconduct of their corporate Indian band councils for selling out our resources to Harper’s multinational banking buddies. Harper is telling us to go to the very agents we are complaining about. Harper’s job is to shut us up and speed up the rape of our resources.

Mohawk Nation News 'Mass Murder in Canada'

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MASS MURDER IN CANADAPosted on April 26, 2013
MNN. Apr. 26, 2013. In 1870 a school was set up in the Six Nations community targeting  Mohawk children from all Mohawk communities. They were incarcerated and exterminated. Forensic evidence substantiates that the Crown of England, Vatican, Canadian government and churches carried out the killings of 50,000 Indigenous children across Canada. 40% of the students were murdered.
Six Nations death camp established in 1870 to exterminate Mohawks.
Recently found in secret graves were bones, bits of school uniforms, arms, skeletons of children as young as 3 years of age and other material. They were covered with several feet of dirt, plants and trees. 

3 year old children were annihilated.
Which criminal acts is Canada guilty of in relation to the murder of Indigenous children at government residential school death camps?
A serial killer kills 3 or more persons over a period of time for psychological gratification. Often a sexual element …

Music Video: Papago Warrior, Waila at O'odham Solidarity Project's Spring Gathering

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Also Watch Papago Warrior, Video II, at the Spring Gathering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqOhEtqvCAA PAPAGO WARRIOR!
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During the O'odham Solidarity Project's Spring Gathering 2013, O'odham children and youth video taped the award-winning Waila band, Papago Warrior.
Papago Warrior, featured at the Native American Music Awards and winner of Mul-Chu-Tha Battle of the Bands, donated three hours of music for the spring gathering on the border.

VIDEO I: Voices from the Border Spring Gathering:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/oodham-solidarity-project-voices-on.html
VIDEO II: Voices from the Border
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-ii-voices-from-border-oodham.html
PHOTOS Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-oodham-solidarity-project-spring.html

Please consider making a donation to the O'odham Solidarity Project at their website:  http://www.solidarity-project.org/

VIDEO II Voices from the Border: O'odham Solidarity Project

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Published on Apr 25, 2013
VIDEO II Voices from the Border
During the O'odham Solidarity Project Spring Gathering at the border in 2013, supporters shared their feelings about the real story of the militarization of Tohono O'odham land by the US, and the continual abuse of O'odham by US Border Patrol agents. Video II, interview on the western portion of Tohono O'odham land in Arizona.
VIDEO I: Voices from the Border Spring Gathering:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/oodham-solidarity-project-voices-on.html
PHOTOS Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-oodham-solidarity-project-spring.html
WAILA Papago Warrior videos Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/music-video-papago-warrior-waila-at.html


O'odham Solidarity Project website http://www.solidarity-project.org/
Video by Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Mount Taylor faces 'permanent and severe' adverse cultural impacts

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Mt. Taylor Faces ‘Permanent and Severe’ Adverse Cultural Impacts Draft Environmental Impact Statement Reveals Forest Service Plan to ‘Deviate’ from Existing LawsBy Klee Benally @eelk
GALLUP, NM — The Cibola National Forest Service (CNFS) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a mine proposed on Mt. Taylor that will violate the existing Forest Management Plan.
Instead of upholding their current standards regard to historic and cultural properties, CNFS is planning to “deviate” from them to allow desecration of Mt. Taylor with a “Project-Specific Forest Plan Amendment.”
Read article at Indigenous Action Media:http://www.indigenousaction.org/mt-taylor-faces-permanent-and-severe-adverse-cultural-impacts/
French translation:http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=1692

TARSANDS RED RIVER SHOWDOWN: Protester encases arm in concrete!

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BREAKING:  Lula, OK—Thursday, April 25, 7--A protester with the group Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance has stopped construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by locking his arm into a concrete capsule buried directly in the pipeline’s proposed path. Fitzgerald Scott, 42, is the first African American to risk arrest while physically blockading TransCanada’s dangerous tar sands pipeline, and the second person to take action this week. On Monday a 61 year old man locked himself to a piece of construction equipment effectively shutting down another Oklahoma pipeline construction site. This week of action, called the “Red River Showdown,” is intended to protect the Red River, which marks the border between Oklahoma and Texas and is a major tributary of the Mississippi.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATES:  http://gptarsandsresistance.org/6th-action/

Photos O'odham Solidarity Project Spring Gathering 2013

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O'odham Solidarity Project Spring Gathering 2013
The award-winning Waila band Papago Warrior, featured at the Native American Music Awards and winner of Mul-Chu-Tha Battle of the Bands, donated three hours of music for the spring gathering on the border.
O'odham youths, up and coming photographers and videographers, documented the band.
More:
VIDEO INTERVIEW with supporter, after learning of the militarization of the border, and constant abuse of O'odham by US Border Patrol agents:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/oodham-solidarity-project-voices-on.html
VIDEO II: Voices from the Border
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-ii-voices-from-border-oodham.html
PHOTOS Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-oodham-solidarity-project-spring.html
WAILA Papago Warrior videos Spring Gatheringhttp://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/music-video-papago-warrior-waila-at.html
O'odham Solidarity Project website, please consider making a donation!
http://ww…

Mohawk Nation News 'Brown Face, White System'

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BROWN FACE, WHITE SYSTEMPosted on April 25, 2013 by



MNN. Apr. 25, 2013. Beware Injun Conferences where we have to listen to Indian Act or Federal Indian Law sell-outs spout the glories of colonialism. They are the “Finder’s Fee Indians”. The speakers are mostly band or tribal councilors, or those who are trained to conduct treason against our people. Serious issues are ignored. No comparison is made with true traditional law based on our inherent tie to the land. The speeches bore us to tears. Most leave empty-handed and empty-headed! These smoke and mirrors performances are meant to waste our time. In the evening we are entertained at an open bar. The next morning we don’t remember a thing.

Should you miss the Indian conference circuit for ten years or more, don’t worry. The next one will be exactly the same. The speakers never tell us how they are lining their own pockets by stealing our money or the government directly deposits it into their off-shore accounts. Their job is to…

O'odham Solidarity Project: Voices on the Border

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O'odham Solidarity Project: Voices on the Border

A supporter of the O'odham Solidarity Project shares her feelings and insights after spending time with Tohono O'odham in their ancestral homeland. She describes the reality of the system in the United States and what it means here.
She reacts to learning of the militarization of O'odham homelands, the constant abuse of O'odham by US Border Patrol agents, and the ongoing power structure in the United States, which are among the most censored issues by the media.
The interview is on the western portion of Tohono O'odham land, near the so-called US/Mexico border in Arizona.

VIDEO II: Voices from the Border
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-ii-voices-from-border-oodham.html
PHOTOS Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-oodham-solidarity-project-spring.html
WAILA Papago Warrior videos Spring Gathering
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/music-video-papago-warrior-waila-at.html

O'odham …

Diné Hada’ Asídí: A Peaceful Revolution against the Internal Enemies

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Diné Hada’Asídí
Navajo Vigilant Ones
A Navajo People’s Public Interest Organization We need a Peaceful People’s Revolution against the internal enemies
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NGS: It’s All About Water (Today’s ‘Blue Gold’) and Disloyal Insiders

Navajo Generating Station (NGS) is not Navajo, but uses our coal, water, land, and
nearly 400 miles of rights-of-way (basically free for 40 years) to make its owners gross annual
revenues of roughly $1.5 billion. The two biggest owners are the U.S. Interior Department
(our supposed trustee) and Arizona’s Salt River Project (SRP).
NGS owners have swindled us out of hundreds of millions in value over 40 plus years

Gila River Huhugam Heritage Center: Keep it sacred April 27, 2013

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Mohawk Nation News 'UN Chicanery'

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UN CHICANERYPosted on April 24, 2013
MNN. Apr. 24, 2013. Canada is not a constitutional democracy. They follow their corporate by-laws, not the rule of law. Like every corporation their duty is to provide ever-growing dividends to the shareholders. In the case of Thahoketoteh of Kanekota, the Federal Court of Canada refused to answer the constitutional question about Section 109 of the BNA Act 1867 and the Constitution Act 1982.
Now the Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear the Athabaska Chipewyan appeal of the Jack Pine Mine expansion project on their land.

Sihasin and Tinariwen, from the Sahara Desert, in Tucson

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Censored News Music Video (above) Saharan Desert band Tinariwen in Tucson, in concert with Dine' band Sihasin (Hope) with the incredible sounds of healing and a borderless world. From the Sahara to the Sonoran Desert.

ALSO Censored News Video: Sihasin sings AIM song, in concert with Tinariwen, at Hotel Congress, April 23, 2013.
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/04/video-sihasin-in-concert-tucson-aim-song.html

Tinariwen tour schedule:
http://www.tinariwen.com/

Sihasin tour schedule:
http://sihasin.com/

Videos by Brenda Norrell, Censored News

VIDEO Sihasin in concert Tucson: AIM song

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORPQ853bz2Q
Censored News music video!
Dine' band Sihasin welcomes Saharan desert band Tinariwen to the Sonoran Desert, and home to Tohono O'odham and Yaqui, live at the Hotel Congress in Tucson on April 23, 2013. Jeneda and Clayson Benally's new band is on tour and will be at the Gathering of Nations this weekend. Jeneda and Clayson spoke for hope and unity during the incredible concert, and joined Tinariwen in music which does not recognize borders, inspiring with their profound message of healing, hope and renewal.

Dine' at Hardrock Chapter 'Sustainable Lifeways' May 4, 2013

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A Victory for Transparency: US 'School of Assassins' must reveal graduates and instructors

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A Victory for Transparency!

Exciting news!
By School of Americas Watch

After persistent effort, SOA Watch has won its lawsuit against the Pentagon for its refusal to disclose the names of graduates and instructors of WHINSEC (formerly known as the SOA).
Yesterday, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of California's Northern District Court, ruled that the Pentagon and SOA/WHINSEC had no grounds for secrecy when it comes to who is being trained at the multi-million dollar facility.