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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Megaloads head for Nez Perce Nov. 10, 2013

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  • By Wild Idaho Rising Tide
    Censored News

    Dates: Sunday, Nov. 10, through Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 a.m.
    Second and Washington streets, near Moscow City Hall, and Highway 95 and Interstate 90, Idaho
  • Please join the committed environmental warriors of Wild Idaho Rising Tide and Spokane Rising Tide, and urge family, friends, and co-workers to attend the Stand Up! Fight Back! Against Fossil Fuels in the Northwest! non-violent direct action trainings on Saturday, November 9, in Spokane and on Sunday, November 10, in Moscow, as we together learn, plan, and prepare for another megaload onslaught. Then meet WIRT collective members at the corner of Second and Washington streets, on the north side of city hall in downtown Moscow, on Sunday evening at 9 pm, to monitor this largest of Highway 95 tar sands machines and document its safety and traffic violations between Lewiston and Moscow, with still and video cameras and written and audio notes of observations. Protesters will converge at the same location with tar sands/megaload protest signs and banners, musical instruments and voices at 10 pm, to demonstrate our continuing opposition to tar sands traffic on ANY Northwest or northern Rockies highway. Monitors heading north to scrutinize the industrial circus will embark just after the rally. Wild Idaho Rising Tide will provide updates about opportunities in other Idaho and Montana places, to monitor and protest this megaload builder of the largest industrial project on Earth. Contact WIRT by phone, email, facebook, or website, to find out how you can participate in this tireless, grassroots, frontline defense of indigenous and public lands, waters, air, and climate.

Lakota action outside White House Tribal Nations Conference: For the children

'Our children are not yours to take'

Wednesday, Nov. 13, outside Interior Building,
where the White House Tribal Leaders Conference is being held

By Lakota Peoples Law Project
Tribal Chairmen of the Great Sioux Nation, Lakota women leaders, and the Lakota Peoples Law Project will hold a press conference next Tuesday, November 12, at the Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the National Hall. 

Lakota leaders will announce their progress in pressing for a Department of Justice investigation of South Dakota’s cover up of the Mette scandal -- a particularly egregious case involving the sexual, physical and psychological abuse of Native children in foster care over a ten year period. 

Paiute Chairman walks with Longest Walk 4 Salinas, Utah Nov. 10, 2013








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Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz, Nov. 10, 2013. Thanks for sharing with Censored News!

By Brenda Norrell
Photos by Bad Bear Sampson

RICHFIELD, Utah -- Koosharem Paiute Chairmen Elliott Yazzie walked with the Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz today, as the walkers continued their walk across American to reaffirm Indigenous sovereignty and Indigenous rights.

Sharon Heta, Maori long walker, walking with her family, thanked Elliott Yazzie of Koosharem Band of Paiute in Richfield, Utah, for walking with them in prayer today. Sharon Heta thanked Chairman Yazzie "for walking and supporting the walk on this beautiful day." 

Sharon thanked their hosts in Richfield, Utah, their current stay place. "The Longest Walk 4: Return to Alcatraz extends appreciation and gratefulness to Sophie Addison and Elliot Yazzie, the tribal Chairperson of the Koosharem Band of Paiutes here in Richfield, Utah for hosting the walk. We are so thankful your hospitality and the community potluck that was provided for us all."

Sophie Addison's daughter Kenzie, Navajo, joined the Longest Walk 2 when it walked through Utah in 2008. Kenzie was 17-years-old at the time.