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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ponca Casey Camp at Rights of Nature Summit Tribunal in Ecuador

Opening Ceremony of Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature – January 14, 2014 - Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca), Osprey Orielle Lake, Elise Garcia, Silver Donald Cameron and Cormac Cullinen.
Photo by Sister Patricia Siemen, OP
Update: Rights of Nature Tribunal hears 8 cases on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014:

By Brenda Norrell
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The Rights of Nature Summit and Tribunal is now underway in Ecuador. It follows the Rights of Mother Earth Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2010, and brings together Indigenous Peoples from around the world in defense of Mother Earth. Casey Camp, Ponca, is among those present.
Sister Elsie Garcia is providing news coverage of the summit and tribunal, which ends Friday, in Ecuador. Ecuador was the first country to enact the Rights of Nature as law.
“In our language, the word ‘rights’ doesn’t exist,” said Blanca Chancoso, a Kichwa leader from Cotacachi, Ecuador. “For us it translates to the power to live.” Read more of today's coverage
The Global Alliance for the Emergent 'Rights of Nature' movment announced the international summit and tribunal being held in Otavalo and Quito, Ecuador, Jan.. 13 -- 17, 2014. This statement was issued:
Key leaders of the emergent nature rights movement are holding an international summit in Ecuador on January 13-17, 2014. Its twofold purpose is to analyze the experiences of communities in Ecuador, Bolivia, and United States that have already implemented “Rights of Nature” laws and to devise a unified global strategy for advancing the Rights of Nature movement around the world.

VIDEO Secwepemc Women Warrior Society say no to Kinder Morgan pipeline


Published on Jan 14, 2014
Their opposition is to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline proposing to cut through the heart of their Secwepemc Nation, crossing countless clean rivers, creeks and streams, carrying 890,000 barrels of crude oil per day, coming from the controversial Alberta Tar Sands. No Pipelines! No Surrender! No Compromise! This unceded Secwepemc and we speak for our Sacred Water! Our land is not for sale!

Also see:

Mi'kmaq and Anishinabek Nationhood 
Mi'kmaq Warrior West Coast Speaking Tour
Warrior Publications

Mi’kmaq Delegation from the Mi’kmaq Nation and Elsipogtog fracking land dispute on the east coast are touring BC to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood and the repression they face from police, courts, government and corporations.Neskonlith event:
Giibwanisi Dizhnikaaz, will be speaking at Neskonith to raise awareness of ACTION (Anishnabek Confederacy To Invoke Our Nationhood) and Oshkimaadiziig Unity Camp, which is a land reclamation in their Anishnabek Nation in the so-called Awenda Ontario Provincial Park.
Everyone is Welcome to Attend. See you at this very informative event to learn and to honor some of our land defenders.
Monday, January 27, 2014 4:00pm until 8:00pm
Neskonlith, unceded Secwepemc Nation
Neskonlith Hall, 5 km west of Chase
Dinner will be served at 4 pm
Presentation by Guests
Honoring and Hand drumming

Paris Celebrates 20 Years of Zapatistas Resistance!

By Christine Prat
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PARIS -- On Saturday January 11, a week of commemoration of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas started with a walk through Paris, and in the evening, a common celebration with the Berber association Tamazgha. A representative of the Tuareg National Liberation Movement (MNLA) was invited and a film about the famous band Tinariwen (as freedom fighters) was screened. The day ended with music and dance.
A few pictures:

Algerian Berber singer

South American band
Berber and Chiapas women dancing

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