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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, March 15, 2013

Battle for Hickory Ground: Casino desecrates Creek Ceremonial Ground



By Wayland Gray from Hickory Ground in Oklahoma.
Waylan is seeking support for "our War against the Poarch Creek Band Officials in Alabama that are desecrating our ceremonial ground and have dug up 56 remains and putting them in a Hitler style mass grave at the corner of the property so they can build their over $300,000,000 Casino Resort, Hotel, Bars, Retail Shops, Museum for the Artifacts and Funerary Objects to bring tourist from around the world is what they say.They also dug up 7 chiefs out of the arbors then put them back and are building the casino around them. They must be stopped its a fight for all nations and nationalities cause if they win it will make it easier for developers in the future to build on everyones sacred places and burials.we are calling on all nations, nationalities and countries to join us in this sacred and desecration war." My email is waylandgray@yahoo.com
About the video:
"BACK TO NATURE - The Battle for Hickory Ground" Directed by Sterlin Harjo. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Demands Halt to Wetumpka Casino Project's Desecration of Sacred Ceremonial Ground The Muscogee (Creek) Nation demands a halt to construction of the Creek Casino Wetumpka expansion project, which is desecrating the sacred Hickory Ground. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians already excavated approximately 60 human remains to build the casino, and the recently announced $246 million expansion will cause further desecration to Hickory Ground. "The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is committed to protecting the burial and ceremonial grounds of our ancestors," said Principal Chief George Tiger. "We have attempted to convey to the Poarch Band why it is wrong to disturb the peace of our ancestors and burial grounds. However, the Poarch Band does not seem to share our cultural values and respect our traditional ways." Hickory Ground, known as "Oce Vpofa" in the Muscogee language, was the last capital of the National Council of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, prior to forced removal to Indian Territory in the 1830s. The sacred place includes a ceremonial ground, a tribal burial ground and individual graves. Hickory Ground was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. In 1984, the federal government officially recognized the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, descendants of Muscogee (Creeks) who were not removed and did not live in Alabama as Muscogee Creeks. The Alabama Historical Commission transferred Hickory Ground to the Poarch Band, even though they had no direct ancestral or cultural connection to the ceremonial ground. Although the Poarch Band promised to preserve the Hickory Ground for the benefit of all Creek Indians, the Poarch Band exhumed Muscogee human remains and ceremonial objects to build the Creek Casino Wetumpka, with assistance from researchers at Auburn University. The excavated human remains belong to the lineal ancestors of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma, who hold Hickory Ground as sacred and oppose development on the ceremonial ground. "The desecration of a tribal grave, burial or ceremonial place is a human rights violation," says attorney Brendan Ludwick, who represents the Muscogee (Creek) Peoples in Oklahoma opposing the development. Mekko George Thompson, who has served as a traditional Chief of the Oce Vpofa Muscogee Creeks in Oklahoma for 42 years, said, "Our ancestors and their burial objects, and our cultural items need to be returned where they were taken from, and the whole place needs to go back to nature." The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is a federally recognized Indian tribe based near Okmulgee Oklahoma. The Oce Vpofa Muscogee (Creeks) were forcibly removed from their historic, ceremonial and ancestral Hickory Ground near Wetumpka, Alabama, but retain their strong ties and obligations to their homelands and ancestors, along with their traditions and heritage language. For more information: www.SaveHickoryGround.org. Sign the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/poarc... Donate to Save Hickory Ground: http://www.indiegogo.com/SaveHickoryG...

VIDEO Enbridge Blockade, Red Lake, Minn.


#RLblockade Nizhawendaamin Inaakiminaan (We Love Our Land) is a group of Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, joined by blockaders and solidarity activists. The encampment is located in Northern Minnesota near the town of Leonard. Tom Poorbear, vice president of the Ogalala Sioux Nation declared, "We fully support the Red Lake Nation and its members who are opposing the Enbridge pipeline to stop the flow and remove the illegal pipeline from their land." The occupation of the Red Lake Ceded Land began Thursday, February 28. Similar action camps around the United States have been fighting the fossil fuel industry to stop the destruction of sacred lands. Red Lake tribal members demand the immediate shutdown of the flow through the pipes and intend to remain on the land until their demand is met. "I imagine everyone involved in the planetwide resistance to fossil fuel is watching them with thanks," said Bill McKibben founder of 350.org and leader of the recent Forward on Climate Rally. Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene First Nation stated, "We fully support and are inspired by the Red Lake members and their resistance as it is stated in the Mother Earth Accord; affirming our responsibility to protect and preserve for our descendants, the inherent sovereign rights of our indigenous nations, the rights of property owners, and all inherent human rights." Most band members were unaware of Enbridge's illegal activity until the encampment started. "When I was informed about the illegal trespassing of the company Enbridge on my homeland, I knew there was something I could do. I started calling as many Red Lakers as I could to try and make them aware," said Angie Palacio who initiated the encampment with the support of the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Mohawk Nation News: Splitting the Sky: A Great Loss


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MNN. MAR. 15, 2013.  
Mohawk Warrior and Champion of the People Dies – March 13, 2013. A great loss to the people, to the nation, to the resistance, anti-imperialist  movement right across Great Turtle Island.
JOHN HILLOn March 13th, Dacajeweiah, Splitting-the-Sky, 61, left us forever when he passed away in his home in Adams Lake, British Columbia. Dac’s colonial name was John Boncore Hill, from Six Nations. “From Attica to Gustafsen Lake,” and thereafter, he was a warrior, a comrade, a brother, a father, a grandfather, a friend.
We deeply mourn his loss.
The family will release a biographical statement and details of memorial arrangements in due course. With deepest love to his wife, She-Keeps-the-Door, and children. We stand with Dac’s many many co-fighters and friends. He loved the People. The AIM song is dedicated to the continuance of the resistance after a warrior has fallen A.I.M. song
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Mohawk 'Splitting the Sky' passes to Spirit World




Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky addresses an audience at the Arrest Bush protest in Surrey, British Columbia on October 20, 2011.

Mohawk Nation News 'New Godfather'

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MNN. Mar. 14, 2013. The Catholic Church is the first male hierarchical corporation. The Pope is the CEO of this corporation. All other corporations in the world follow this model. One guy orders everybody what to do and think.new godfather
Jesuit Italian immigrant, Jorge Bergoglio, has become Pope Frances. He is a Jesuit who are the intelligence and military arm of the Catholic Church. They came to Western Hemisphere to spread small pox, not Christianity. They got rid of 100 million of us for their CEO. Now one of them becomes the CEO. The hierarchy will soon be eliminated because it goes against natural law. 
Jesuit: "We've got these nice warm blankets for you."
Jesuit: “We’ve got these nice warm blankets for you.”

 
He acts like a man of the poor, living in a flat in the ghetto, so he can be near the young children who run in the streets. Is he sacrificing to satisfy his esoteric agenda?   
He’s suppose to make drastic changes before the whole house burns down. Sex abuse, financial corruption, gay mafia, young priests refusing to join the house of ill repute and women left completely out. No charges or imprisonment has come yet of their criminal activities. It‘s coming boys! 
He apologizes for discrimination against Jews, homosexuals and women, as if they have the ultimate authority. No one can talk to God unless they pay and direct their message through him. 
He says, “It’s important to believe, to have faith”, so he can stay on top. 
Loves street kids.
Loves street kids.
In Argentina he did not stand up to the abuses of the military junta. He refused to speak up for priests and thousands rounded up during Argentina’s “dirty wars” from 1976-1983. He criticized the leftist guerillas. He refused to baptize children of single mothers. What a hypocrite! 
How is the Catholic Church going to stay in business? There’s feuding, corruption and cronyism throughout. The Masonic P2 Lodge is running money laundering out of the Vatican. 
Apparently he has the least dirt on him compared to the rest of the bunch. We can only imagine how their dossier look.  
Why is the Pope important? He is the top CEO of all the corporations worldwide. 65 churches have closed in Montreal. No one goes because they are tired of being abused. They say there are 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, because they need a “really big” number! 
Last ride?!
Last ride?!
His job is to make as much money as possible for Vatican Corporation. He sits as head of state, carries on diplomatic relationships with more than 100 nations, conducts church business and appoints new bishops, which all takes a few days. Once in a while he puts on a dress, prays and waves to people from the Popemobile. 
What Frances will find is he is going to be the last Pope during the dismantling of this evil corporation.  As Jeff Beck Group sings: “I’m goin’ down. I’m goin’ down, down, down down. Yes, I’ve got my feet in the window, and I’ve got my head on the ground.” Going Down
Black Robe    Jesuits in Ontario in 1645-49
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