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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gathering Power: Apache Stronghold Convoy Nears DC


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      Terry Rambler                                                                                                                                                                    Tao Etpison
     Tribal Chairman                                                                                                                                                              Tribal Vice-Chairman

Apache Stronghold’s Spiritual Journey to the Nation’s Capitol

          SAN CARLOS, Ariz. – A group of spiritual runners who are members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, some from the Navajo Nation and others from other various Indigenous Peoples, began their journey from Dzil Ncha Si An (Mount Graham) on Sunday, July 5 and arrived on Monday, July 6, at Chi’Chil’Bilda’Goteel (Oak Flat) on ancestral Apache land deemed holy and sacred to the San Carlos Apaches and surrounding tribes.
          Earlier on February 5, a spiritual march also began from the San Carlos Apache tribal headquarters to Oak Flat where occupation continues today.
          The spiritual journey of the Apache Stronghold caravan led by Wendsler Nosie, Sr., former Tribal Chairman and now the Peridot District Council for the San Carlos Apache Tribe, first stopped at the Gila River and Salt River Indian communities for spiritual prayers.   On the Navajo Nation, they met with spiritual leaders.  After stopping at the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Dulce, NM, members of the Tribal Council unanimously passed a Tribal Resolution in support of the H.R. 2811, a bill introduced by AZ Representative, Raul Grijalva to stop the implementation of Section 3003 of the National Defense Authorization Act which was passed last December 2014, that allows federal land at Oak Flat to be given to a foreign mining giant, Resolution Copper Company-Rio Tinto-BHP to construct a billion dollar mine while promising jobs. 
          Over 560 tribes passed a resolution at the last National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) convention earlier this month supporting H.R. 2811.
          Stops have been made in Denver, CO, where Neil Young offered the pre-opening show to the Apache Stronghold.  Other spiritual prayers were also provided by members of the Sioux Nations in South Dakota when stops were made at the Crazy Horse Memorial and at Wounded Knee.  Radio, TV and newspaper interviews followed in various cities.  The convoy continued into Minneapolis, MINN and Chicago, ILL and were graciously greeted by those in support of the repeal of the land exchange.
          The convoy will continue to a press event at the Harrisburg State Capitol and then to New York City to appear on Good Morning America and a flash bomb at the Times Square.
          After traveling through Philadelphia, PA, the Apache Stronghold will arrive in Washington, D.C. onMonday, July 20 and prepare for the two-day spiritual gathering at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, July 22 where tribal leaders and Rep. Grijalva and other members of the House and Senate will join the Apache Stronghold.
          “If the U.S. is giving away federal land to a foreign company to build a mine that will desecrate our holy and sacred land, then just give it back to us and we will take care of it as we have been since time immemorial,” said tribal elder Audrey Johnson in her native San Carlos Apache language.
          For more information, contact the Apache Stronghold at (928) 200-4401, Councilman Wendsler Nosie, Sr., (928) 200-5045, Chairman Terry Rambler (928) 812-0373, Vice-Chairman Tao Etpison (928) 812-4089, Tribal Archaeologist (928) 961-3380 or Administration Staff Member Sandra Rambler at (928) 951-6939.


Paris protests Mexican President: Fuera Peña Nieto! Aytzinapa Resiste!

Photos by Roger Nymo

Paris July 14th 2015 – Fuera Peña Nieto! Ayotzinapa Resists!

This July 14th [French National Day], many actions took place all day to protest against the participation of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, guest of honor of the National Day, anniversary of the French Revolution. Early in the morning, demonstrators rallied along the route of the military parade to show their rejection of the Mexican army, which opened the parade, and to remind him of his responsibility in the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Our comrades have been arbitrarily arrested by police and detained during the parade.

Then, many fountains in Paris, including the one of the City Hall, have been painted red, symbolizing the responsibility of the Mexican government in many massacres and forced disappearances in all Mexico.

At 2 p.m. a gathering took place at the 'Fontaine des Innocents', in the heart of Paris, with the slogan "VIVOS SE LOS LLEVARON! VIVOS LOS QUEREMOS!", the day ended with the second evening of the documentary films against Peña Nieto Festival, attended by over 100 people.

We don't forget the 43 Ayotzinapa students, disappeared since September 2014. We hold Enrique Peña Nieto and his cronies responsible. As Paris fountains today, their hands are red, red with the blood of the victims of their dirty war against those who struggle for justice and a world that recognizes each and everyone's right to live in dignity!

Signed by:

Committee for Solidarity with struggling peoples in Chiapas (CSPCL), Solidarity Exchanges [Echanges Solidaires], Committee For Solidarity with Indians of the Americas (CSIA-Nitassinan), Collectif Paris-Ayotzinapa, Confédération Nationale du Travail (CNT-France … [anarchist]), Bordamos por la paz-Paris, Terre et Liberté pour Arauco [Land and Freedom for Arauco, Mapuche], Tamazgha [Berber leftists]

Photos Roger Nymo Idle No More France

COMMUNIQUÉ – Paris 14 juillet 2015 - Fuera Peña Nieto ! Ayotzinapa Resiste !

Ce 14 juillet 2015, des actions se sont succédées tout au long de la journée pour protester contre la venue du président mexicain Enrique Peña Nieto, invité d'honneur de la Fête nationale, date anniversaire de la révolution française. Dès le matin, des manifestants se sont regroupés sur le parcours du défilé militaire pour marquer leur rejet de la présence de l'armée mexicaine qui a ouvert celui-ci et lui rappeler sa responsabilité dans la disparition des 43 étudiants d'Ayotzinapa. Onze de nos camarades ont été arbitrairement arrêtés par la police et détenus pendant la durée du défilé.

Puis de nombreuses fontaines parisiennes, dont celle de l'Hôtel de Ville, ont été teinté de rouge symbolisant la responsabilité du gouvernement mexicain dans les différents massacres et disparitions forcées dans tout le Mexique.

A 14h, un rassemblement s'est tenu à la Fontaine des Innocents, dans le cœur de Paris, aux cris de "VIVOS SE LOS LLEVARON ! VIVOS LOS QUEREMOS !" et la journée s'est terminée par la deuxième soirée du Festival de films documentaires Anti-Peña Nieto, devant plus d'une centaine de personnes.

Nous n'oublions pas les 43 étudiants d'Ayotzinapa disparus depuis septembre 2014. Nous en rendons responsable Enrique Peña Nieto et ses sbires. Comme les fontaines de Paris aujourd'hui, leurs mains sont rouges, rouge du sang des victimes de leur guerre salle contre ceux qui luttent pour la justice et un monde où soit reconnu à chacune et chacun le droit de vivre dignement!

Comité de solidarité avec les peuples du Chiapas en lutte (CSPCL), Échanges Solidaires, Comité de solidarité avec les Indiens des Amériques (CSIA-Nitassinan), Collectif Paris-Ayotzinapa, Confédération nationale du travail (CNT-F), Bordamos por la paz – Paris, Terre et Liberté pour Arauco, Tamazgha.
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COMUNICADO – París 14 de julio de 2015 - Fuera Peña Nieto ! Ayotzinapa Resiste !

Este 14 de julio de 2015, diversas acciones fueron efectuadas a lo largo del día para protestar contra la venida del presidente mexicano Enrique Peña Nieto, invitado de honor de la fiesta nacional, día en que se conmemora la revolución francesa. Desde la mañana, manifestantes se agruparon a lo largo del desfile militar para mostrar su rechazo a la presencia del ejército mexicano, que abrió dicho desfile, y recordarle su responsabilidad en la desaparición de los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa. Once de nuestros compañeros fueron arbitrariamente arrestados por la policía y detenidos durante el tiempo que duró el desfile.

Después, numerosas fuentes parisinas, entre ellas las del Hôtel de Ville (palacio municipal de París), fueron teñidas de rojo, simbolizando la responsabilidad del gobierno mexicano en las diferentes masacres y desapariciones forzadas en todo México.

A las 14 horas, se realizó un mitin en la Fuente de los Inocentes, en el corazón de París, al grito de «¡VIVOS SE LOS LLEVARON! ¡VIVOS LOS QUEREMOS! y la jornada terminó con el segundo día de proyecciones del Festival de documentales anti-Peña Nieto, ante más de un centenar de personas.
No olvidamos a los 43 estudiantes de Ayotzinapa desaparecidos desde septiembre de 2014. Hacemos responsable a Enrique Peña Nieto y sus esbirros. Como las fuentes de París este día, sus manos están rojas, rojas de sangre de las víctimas de su guerra sucia contra aquellos que luchan por la justicia y un mundo en donde sea reconocido a cada una y cada uno el derecho de vivir dignamente.

Comité de solidarité avec les peuples du Chiapas en lutte (CSPCL), Échanges Solidaires, Comité de solidarité avec les Indiens des Amériques (CSIA-Nitassinan), Collectif Paris-Ayotzinapa, Confédération nationale du travail (CNT-F), Bordamos por la paz – Paris, Terre et Liberté pour Arauco, Tamazgha.


Liste interne du CSIA - Comité de solidarité avec les Indiens des Amériques (CSIA-Nitassinan)
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Dan Bacher: My Ten Point Plan to Stop Fracking and Ocean/Estuary Destruction In California


My Ten Point Plan to Stop Fracking and Ocean/Estuary Destruction In California 

by Dan Bacher 
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In response to one of my articles about offshore fracking, a reader asked, "What can we do here right now?" So here's my ten point plan to fight fracking and the destruction of our oceans and estuaries by fracking and other harmful activities by ocean industrialists and corporate interests. 

1. People should support a complete ban on fracking in California, as called for by Californians Against Fracking and other groups. This can be done through local bans, as well as by putting pressure on Governor Brown to ban fracking statewide. Unfortunately, Brown has rejected the call for a statewide plan to date. 




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MNN. JULY 15, 2015. Our proud young people stood up to the powers that be. The Haudenosaunee under-19 women’s lacrosse team withdrew Thursday from the upcoming FIL U19 Women’s World Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland. The corporatists say our Rotinoshonni-issued passports are not valid because they do not meet their corporate standards. We, the natural people of our land, need a colonial passport for international travel. This is illegal and immoral as we ongwe’hon:weh are not Canadian or American colonial settlers.iroquois passport

In 2010 Rotinoshonni sovereignty drew worldwide media attention when the U.K. would not allow the Iroquois Nationals men’s lacrosse team into its borders without Canadian or American passports. They withdraw from the tournament rather than use a corporate imposed identification. In 2014 in Denver they participated and earned the bronze medal because it took place on ono’ware:geh, Great Turtle Island.

The colonialists would not wish others to know that we had a sophisticated system of issuing passes to those who would enter our nation and territory. We gave them a special name in our language to use when traversing among us. Other systems existed for those who wished to remain.
Haudenosaunee Women's Lacrosse
Haudenosaunee Women’s Lacrosse
The Rotinoshonni issued passports in 1923 when Cayuga statesman Deskaheh went to Geneva to apply for membership in the League of Nations. Canada, a colony, had no right to be a member. Britain created underhanded pressure on the nine nations [Estonia, Ireland, Persia, Panama and other sovereign states] that supported us. Britain illegally made all indigenous people worldwide into wards of the colonial entity occupying their land.
pilgrims arrivingThese corporate “nations” will not recognize our sovereignty because it would destroy them and make them liable for all past crimes. The corporations of US and Canada do not want to respect the rights of the legitimate non-incorporated natural people of our land. Our identification does not meet the corporate requirements of the CROWN/Vatican to issue banking numbers.
Canada is violating an international treaty by breaching the 1701 Great Peace of Montreal, making the colonial settlers illegal occupiers on our land. The tehiohateh – Two Row – is the most brilliant piece of diplomacy ever devised for nations to live in peace perpetually.
These women stood up for freedom, dignity and integrity as a model for the world.
Bob Marley, the international traveler, would so admire these women. He would sing, “Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights”.

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Nihigaal bee lina: On the good road to Monument Valley

Nihigaal bee lina, Dine' walkers on Journey for Existence, are on the good road to Monument Valley, after being hosted by Shonto Begay, and a community gathering in Kayenta! They are walking to the Four Sacred Mountains, and speaking out in defense of Mother Earth.

Photos Apache Stronghold with Emanuel Baptist Church Members

Rev. Dr. John Mendez, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, and Wendsler Nosie Sr. , Apache Stronghold 

Photos courtesy Apache Stronghold.

In the news: 1,200 attend ecumenical service in Winston-Salem before the start of N.C. election law trial

Fran Daniel Winston-Salem Journal

WINSTON-SALEM — The words, “This is our Selma. Forward together” echoed throughout Union Baptist Church Sunday night in Winston-Salem during the North Carolina NAACP’s Voting Rights Ecumenical Service.

Sunday night’s service included speakers and guests from a variety of faiths and groups, including the Rev. Dr. John Mendez of Emanuel Baptist Church, Imam Khalid Griggs of Community Mosque, Rabbi Leah Citrin of Temple Beth Or, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Wendsler Nosie of the Apache Nation.
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HAWAII: King's letter to President Obama on Mauna a Wakea

Excerpt: King Edmund K. Silva, Jr., to President Obama

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Tiokasin Ghosthorse joins Owe Aku Board

Owe Aku
International Justice Project
Owe Aku
Bring Back the Way

Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Owe Aku IJP

Owe Aku is a grassroots organization of Lakota people and our allies founded to promote the protection of sacred water and preservation of our territorial lands.  Our actions for environmental justice rely upon cultural revitalization as our major tool in achieving our goals.  The principle location from which are operations are based are on Lakota territory along Wounded Knee Creek on what is called the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation .  More information on our work can be found
Owe Aku IJP is pleased to announce that Tiokasin Ghosthorse has agreed to join our board and be a part of Owe Aku’s work in protecting the Lakota homeland and preserving SacredWater.

"We have to stop with the idea of creating peace on earth and begin with creating peace with Mother Earth. We've tried the first alternative for thousands of years, but look where that has led us, now is the time of the Original Ways, the Native ways, after all ... it is coming this way - that we all must make peace with Mother Earth - there is no more altering the native way.”  [Tiokasin Ghosthorse]
Tiokasin’s work in media, as a musician, a poet, philosopher and an artist, will be a great addition to our board and though he has been a hard-working supporting of all our work for years, it is now our privilege and honor to have him join us in this capacity.  Wopila!

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY - Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.” One reviewer called him “a cultural resonator in the key of life.”

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is also a master musician and one of the great exponents of the ancient red cedar Lakota flute, and plays traditional and contemporary music, using both Indigenous and European instruments. He has been a major figure in preserving and reviving the cedar wood flute tradition and has combined “spoken word” and music in performances since childhood. Tiokasin performs worldwide and has been featured at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the United Nations as well as at numerous universities and concert venues.

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