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Thursday, April 25, 2013

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


Also Watch Papago Warrior, Video II, at the Spring Gathering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqOhEtqvCAA
Tohono O'odham children and youth video taping Papago Warrior.

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






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

mt taylor 017 (1)Mt. Taylor Faces ‘Permanent and Severe’ Adverse Cultural Impacts

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Reveals Forest Service Plan to ‘Deviate’ from Existing Laws

By 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!


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://www.solidarity-project.org/

Mohawk Nation News 'Brown Face, White System'

mnnlogo1BROWN FACE, WHITE SYSTEM





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.

finders feeShould 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 make it look like we are in favor of land claims settlements and mega development. They get a casino or poker palace, owned and operated by white people as tax havens, in the name of native sovereignty. “We have to survive for another 500 years”, they tell us.

Chief: "I signed so you would get this".
Chief: “I signed so you would get this”.
There’s no heckling because we listen and wait our turn. No opening is provided in the agenda. Speaker called “Finder-Fee” says, “Blah, blah, blah! Relations with federal, state, provincial and local governments have never been better” [to steal everything from us]. He’s really saying, “We’re looking for other brain dead people to work with”. Syracuse University and University of Victoria are giving fully paid scholarships to train sell-outs in their governance programs.
Councilor “140-Acres” greets us with a fake heavy Indian accent. When he gets riled up, he sounds just like a regular New Yorker. “I can go to Albany, Washington or Ottawa and mill around with those [crooked] politicians”! Councillor “Where’s-My-Finder’s-Fee” extols, “That’s how important we are”. casino
Speaker “Who-Never-Got-a-Finder’s-Fee” wants to send the government to the traditional council to sign away our rights! As if!
Another “Who-Lost-His-Finder’s-Fee” talked about how the government system dealt with his case to stop garbage dumps contaminating the water and environment. The court refused to hear it.
For $35 the attendees get a T-shirt with a clenched FU fist on the back and a box lunch. Those who had fallen asleep were awakened in time to see an award being given to the Master of Ceremonies by his mother. People, some of us are getting tired of having our intelligence insulted. As Frank Zappa reminds us of the corporation trap: “Flies all green and buzzing in his dungeon of despair. Prisoners grumble and piss their clothes and scratch their matted hair. A tiny light from a window hole a hundred yards away is all they ever get to know about the regular life in the day; and it stinks so bad the stones been choking and dripping greenish drops. In the room where the giant fire puffer works and the torture never stops. In the room where the giant puffer works and the torture never stops. the torture never stops“. sleeping audience
MNN Mohawk Nation News kahentinetha2@yahoo.com For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0

O'odham Solidarity Project: Voices on the Border




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 Solidarity Project website, please consider making a donation!
http://www.solidarity-project.org/



Censored News video production www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com