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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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An incredible year of women and youths in resistance

Jan. 25, 2013: Police in St Louis today use compliance pressure on protesters, as Navajos demanded to talk with Peabody Coal

Bad Bear's Photos Longest Walk 4 Dec. 17, 2013

Thanks to Bad Bear (photo above) for the photos each day!
Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz taking those final steps toward Alcatraz, with arrival on Dec. 21. A Sovereignty Gathering will be held on Dec. 22 at Oakland Friendship House. Thanks to Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone long walker, for sharing his photos each day!

From Corrina Gould
Hello Friends,

The longest walkers will be at Sogorea Te tomorrow, Weds 12/18 at 1 pm. Please come out and show your support tomorrow if you can. Bring food to share.

Friday12/20 the walkers will be walking in honor of Bill Wahpepah 

On Saturday 12/21 meet the walkers at Pier 33, they will be catching the 8:20am ferry. Tickets are $14.00. They will be returning at 10:30

Sunday 12/22 Please come out and join us for a community conversation on the "Re-affirmation of Indigenous Sovereignty" at 10 am at Intertribal Friendship House, followed at 1 pm by a celebration of Bill Wahpepah's life and contribution to the movement as well as history of Indian activism. PLEASE BRING FOOD TO SHARE AND YOUR OWN PLATES, UTENSILS AND CUPS and music for later...

We are still looking for donations toward one Pendleton blanket, stay places for 30 walkers on both Friday and Saturday evenings and monetary donations for the walkers to get home. Donations can be made at website on paypal, or checks can be made out to Sharon Heta , 10926 Edes Ave Oakland CA 94603

If you would like more information on where the walk is call 202-436-6576
Hope to see you soon.

Longest Walk will be at Sogorea Te tomorrow, Dec. 18, 2013


Dine' CARE urges federal probe of BHP Navajo Mine transaction

Federal Investigation Urged over BHP Navajo Mine Transaction to Navajo Nation

By Dine' CARE
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DILKON, Arizona – On behalf of all Diné people, Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment (Diné C.A.R.E.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior's Deputy Inspector General, Mary Kendall on December 12, 2013, requesting an investigation into the Bureau of Indian Affair's (BIA) involvement and lack of oversight in the BHP Navajo Mine transaction.

Navajo Nation’s potential acquisition of BHP Navajo Mine has rapidly progressed without public scrutiny or input, and resulted in the Navajo Nation waiving BHP Billiton of all past, present and future liabilities.  The Navajo Mine ownership transfer requires BIA’s approval for completion, “no lease or interest therein or the use of such lease shall be assigned, sublet, or transferred, directly or indirectly, by working or drilling contract, or otherwise, without the consent of the Secretary.” 25 C.F.R. § 211.53(b).  This approval process serves the Navajo Nation to “maximize [the Nation’s] best economic interests and minimizes any environmental impacts or cultural impacts.” 25 C.F.R. §211.1

Anti-Capitalist Santas deliver coal to Port of Metro Vancouver

Photos credit: MURRAY BUSH - FLUX PHOTO Flood the Port

By Rising Tide Vancouver
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VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES – This morning Port of Metro Vancouver staff and security responded with physical force when 6 Santa Clauses arrived at their offices to deliver sacks of coal to the offices of the Port of Metro Vancouver, along with thousands of peoples’ wishes urging the port to say ‘no’ to a new coal terminal in Surrey. 

Six activists from Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories (dressed as Santa Claus) entered the Port Metro offices delivered coal to port staff, and read out public comments submitted to the port as part of a 30-day review of the Fraser Surrey Docks Environmental Impact Assessment. 

Algonquin land protectors force Quebec logging protection

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Algonquin’s land protection camps forces Quebec to Agree to a Process to Protect Sensitive Zones from Logging: Next Step Implementation of Landmark Co-Management/Revenue Sharing Agreements

By Community members of Barriere Lake
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Kitiganik, Algonquin Territory (Dec. 17, 2013) – After community members of the Barriere Lake First Nation established a land protection camp to protest clear-cut logging on sensitive areas of their land, Quebec’s Ministry of Natural Resources has agreed to respect a previously negotiated process to harmonize forestry operations with the community’s traditional activities. Called the “measures to harmonize” process it involves field visits by Barriere Lake Algonquins to the proposed cut block areas and identification of buffer zones of various sizes to protect cultural sites and ecological areas. 

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