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MINNEAPOLIS 'Women of Wellbriety' nDigiFest Festival

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Brenda Manuelito, Dine', and Carmella Rodriguez of Laguna, N.M. created nDigiDreams for sharing stories in a digital format. Storytelling becomes an act of healing, reconnecting and restoring.

About nDigiDreams:
Our stories are rooted in the earth and lie within our hearts.  Our stories tell about our interrelationship with all that surrounds us—our four directions, elements, seasons, generations, and Holy Beings. Our stories describe the events, beliefs, and values that make us who we are and bring meaning and clarity to ourselves, our families, our communities, and our cultures. Threads from all our stories bind us together as Bilá ashdláí “five-fingered people” and can help us remember our shared histories, explain our present circumstances, and imagine our futures.  Together, by making and sharing our stories with each other, we can heal our communities one story at a time. nDigiDreams performs media production and conducts community-based digital storytelling training workshops.…

John Frazier's Photos Black Hills Unity Concert

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Thank you John Frazier for allowing Censored News to share your great photos of the Black Hills Unity Concert.

Photos copyright John Frazier

Live at Black Hills Unity Concert

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John Frazier's photos at Censored News, thank you!
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/08/john-fraziers-photos-black-hills-unity.html

Govinda of Earthcycles is live at the Unity Concert in the Black Hills. The Crow Voices mobile radio station of Center Pole is broadcasting Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28 -- 30, 2015.
Listen to shows live and restreaming of performers beginning on Friday night. Three days of performers, including Frank Valn, Ulali and Keith Secola. Rally for the protection of the land, water and air.
Free admission.
Listen:

www.crowvoices.blogspot.com

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A Family’s 20 Year Quest for Truth, Justice and the Border Dream

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.FNS Feature

A Family’s 20 Year Quest for Truth, Justice and the Border Dream


By Kent Paterson
Frontera NorteSur

Published August 30, 2015 Paula Flores Bonilla, Ciudad Juarez mother, community leader and human rights defender
Photo Credit: Marisela Ortega At the center of Paula Flores Bonilla’s tidy living room hangs a picture of daughter Maria Sagrario Gonzalez Flores. Taken in front of the border factory in Ciudad Juarez where Sagrario worked, the photo portrays a young woman with the look of someone who was headed for big things in life. Dressed in smart attire and showing a dignified beauty, Sagrario projects a serious and stately presence, almost as if she were a border ambassador. Snapped by one of the photographers who roamed the export-oriented manufacturing plants, or maquiladoras, offering to take pictures of female workers, the photo was shot shortly before 17-year-old Sagrario was abducted and murdered back in April 1998. Inevitably moved to tears when she talks about Sagrario, Fl…

Frontera NorteSur 'In Search of the Great New Mexico Chile Pepper'

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The border's great Frontera NorteSur has lost its funding. This article by Kent Paterson, one of its current swan songs, shows the wealth of knowledge of seasoned reporters, and the great loss for us all  when they are left without funding. 
-- Censored News

August 27, 2015

FNS Feature

In Search of the Great New Mexico Chile Pepper

By Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur

It was one of those splendid cruises up Highway 26 and around the Mesilla Valley south of Las Cruces, New Mexico. A hot summer day and Mexican radio 106.7 FM from Ciudad Juarez was jumping with classic rock and ska-Panteon Rococo, Lynyrd Skynyrd and CCR’s “Green River.”

The music crackled and the acequias flowed in a lazy sweet rhythm as the car glided by tall rows of corn, clipped clumps of hay, sleek horses, dark pecan forests and sprouting bundles of cotton, in and around Anthony, Berino, La Mesa, San Miguel, San Pablo, and Mesilla.

But something was missing, something was very odd that summer day of 2015. Not a single field…

Alaska's Big Village: ShellNo Alaska Obama demo

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Friday, August 28
ShellNo Alaska Demonstration
Alaska's Big Village Network
Where: Anchorage, Alaska Town Square Park- corner of 6th and E Street When: 5:45pm 8/28/15
As Anchorage prepares for the visit of Obama, Alaska's Big Village Network is holding a public demonstration to demand that the United States President Obama to "Save the Arctic" from offshore Arctic drilling operations currently underway by Shell Oil.
The public demonstration is one of many planned in Anchorage to build local and international awareness of the fragile Arctic Ocean that provides for a global nursery on the planet. The Arctic is a vital and critical food security source for Arctic indigenous peoples inhabiting the entire Arctic Region. The Arctic is an international migratory pathway for many animals, birds, fish, and marine mammals.
"Salmon is the backbone our subsistence economy," says Ole Lake, Yupik advisor for Alaska's Big Village Network. "The …

First Voices: Three Dynamic Native Women Speak with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

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Three dynamic Native women speak, on the importance of language, abuse by US Border Patrol, and how uranium mining is poisoning water supplies in Lakota territory and the west

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
English with Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS Gazette

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, host of First Voices Indigenous Radio, interviewed three dynamic Native American women on his show Thursday, broadcast nationally on WBAI New York.

Violet Catches, Lakota, shares her life journey of teaching Lakota language. Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, describes the trauma for O'odham living in the militarized borderzone with the brutality of US Border Patrol agents who interfere with ceremonies. Charmaine White Face, Lakota, describes how the Crow Butte uranium mine is poisoning the water supply in Pine Ridge, and abandoned uranium mines have contaminated water supplies in Lakota territory and throughout the west. 

Violet Catches, Cheyenne River Lakota, describes her life journey of teaching …

Dine' Anna Rondon 'Federal Coal Leasing Program is a Joke in 2015'

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Federal Coal Leasing Program is a Joke in 2015
By Anna Rondon, Dine' Censored News
Ya at eeh, Greetings My name is Anna Rondon, I am of the Towering House People, Kinya annii and Nakai Dine. I am writing to express my opinion on your Federal Coal Leasing Program as well as your due diligence in protecting the United States people is grossly negligent in meeting your own mission statement. “The DOI protects and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.” My children’s generation and the many generations to follow us have a direct duty to protect our ways of life.  I come from a family of warriors who fought in World War II and Viet Nam. Today, I fight for my Dine lands and others tribes around the world.  To defend what little we have left.  There we 60 comments …

Black Hills Unity Concert Aug. 28 -- 30, 2015

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. O Govinda of Earthcycles is at the concert and will broadcast on the Crow Voices mobile radio bus! Livestream www.crowvoices.blogspot.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
. Aug. 28 -- 30, 2015 UNITY CONCERT GOERS: 
Dear Relatives,
There are some elements of the concert we all want you to know:
1. There is ample camping space.
2. It will be nice and warm this year, so you will not get cold at night if you are camping.
3. Pack clothes for warm weather as the high will be 92 degrees on Sunday and Saturday.
4. We will have a water station available so no need to bring bottled water. Stay hydrated for better health.
5. There will be a central tipi reserved only for prayer. Someone will be praying in there 24/7 to facilitate the whole concert. You are welcome to take a shift in there if you want. Please honor this central place by honoring the way that lakota elders are running it.
6. Please plan on mainly feeding yourself. There will be a couple food ve…