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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tó Bei Nihi Dziil 'Water is our Power' Teach-in


Image by Julius Badoni

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Contact:
Colleen Cooley, ccooley22@gmail.com
Janene Yazzie, neneyazzie@gmail.com


Tó Bei Nihi Dziil (Water is Our Power)
A People's Teach-in Addressing: Community Empowerment, Our Homelands,
Water Security, and Sovereignty

Window Rock, AZ - On August 13, 2015 from 10 am – 3 pm at St. Michaels Chapter, we invite our communities to come together for a "Teach-In," where we will present about the multiple issues affecting Diné Bikeyah (Navajo homelands) and collaborate on possible solutions.

We will talk about lessons that need to be learned from the recent Gold King Mine Animas River Spill, the continued Legacy of Cold War Uranium Mining and Milling, the Chuska Fire, the Historic Drought, Climate Change, Navajo Generating Station, Peabody Coal's role in the Navajo and Hopi land dispute, our betrayed Water Rights and the injustices of closed-door negotiations that favor outside interests over the health and well-being of Nahasdzáán Nihimá dóó Yadiłhił Nihita (Mother Earth and Father Sky), and our people.

We will also discuss pathways to solutions that will help us to adapt, as we have always done as a people, by creating real self-determination and exercising real sovereignty; the power of which comes from the People and not politicians acting in our supposed best interests. Let's come together and build REAL WATER SECURITY by protecting, conserving, and respectfully using our Tó (water) for our ecosystems, our soils, our food, and our economy. Let's come together to maximize our rights and the rights of all sacred life that make up our homelands. We must, like our ancestors before us, fight for our rights to live a free and healthy life by protecting our ancestral territories and sacred sites to ensure the well-being of our next seven-generations and beyond.

We should remember the collective strength we showed as Diné people when we were united in our opposition to S. 2109 and H.R. 4067, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement bills sponsored by Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kyl, and Rep. Ben Quayle in 2012. The settlement bills were promoted by Navajo Nation lawyers Stanley Pollack, Katherine Hoover, Bidtah Becker, Scott McElroy and more. It required the Navajo and Hopi to, among other things: (1) waive our reserved rights to every single drop of the Little Colorado River, and (2) waive any claims for injury to w
ater quality.

The recent and near criminal-negligence that has polluted the Animas River should teach us once and for all how dangerous a waiver like that is when it comes to protecting our sacred watersheds and the health of our people.

Our land, our Mother, is sacred. We will no longer stand by as she is being pillaged and raped, and as our water, homelands and environmental quality rights are being ripped from us by a few politicians in Window Rock, who actually facilitate the theft of our land and resources to benefit outside corporations and non-Diné societies. We, the people, are committed to developing new solutions to the continuing problems caused by colonization and its effects on Diné people and our lifeways.

JOIN US and let's work together to take back our power. Together we can develop and enforce a Water Rights negotiation process that respects our "Free, Prior and Informed Consent" and helps us claim, capture, use, conserve, and protect our precious water resources so that they are abundant, clean, and available for all the current and future needs of our people and homelands. We must continue to create and strengthen our Diné lifeways, instead of weakening our traditions—our strength—due to the misplaced power we give to the Navajo Nation government.

The People are saying let's unite to develop the movement for our water, our land, and democratic control over our local resources.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/tobeinihidziil


Leadhorse Choctaw 'Authority is Forever throughout the Universe'

Authority is Forever throughout the Universe


By Leadhorse Choctaw

The Royal Bloodline Head Chief and the Royal Bloodline Star Clan Mother who share and protect the universe expect a visit from Kings. The reason this is expected is that every year at this time in the universe is the time of kings the time of the lion or leo in the stars which is the authority and strength. A king sends his announcement he will visit and is a king of light and regrowth a king who cares for all life. Another announcement is sent from a royal family and the announcement is received by the royal bloodline chief and the royal bloodline star clan mother. The royal chief and royal clan mother who are the authority of the land and stars fully is aware that this king is not a king but a prince who who wishes to be a king and is of darkness is cold and starves many things of life but is still a king in his own right for the darkness of night. The royal chief and royal clan mother prepare for the visit. A fire is prepared with medicines of nature and water for life. Tobacco is gifted to the fire to acknowledge life and to set what is to come in a manor fit for kings. The grounds are also prepared and crops are harvested, natural spring water from the most pristine mountains were brought for the visit of kings.
The visit was set by the royal bloodline chief and royal bloodline clan mother to be a meeting with the sky and near the gardens. The reason for the meeting to be with the stars and near the gardens are the royal clan mother is of the stars and so speaking to kings should be with all beings, with creation and not behind closed doors as truth is shared and spoken boldly and openly the sun and moon and all creation itself. Star beings of the royal clan mothers bloodline also arrive and speak to the royal bloodline chief and royal bloodline clan mother and visit with the kings during this event and historic time. The Royal Chief of the land and life is connected and the land and gardens are symbolic of life and regrowth. Fire keepers are also busy preparing. The royal chief and royal clan mother speak to all the villagers and announce the visit with the kings.
As the village sleeps the fire keepers bring their medicines and begin to gift life to the sacred fire. Only head fire keepers are asked to prepare the sacred fire. The fire keepers light the sacred fire and use their sacred medicines and eagle feathers to breath life into flames. The medicines the fire keepers use turns the darkness into the blue light of life. The time set for all kings to arrive will be at the same time on this day. Medicines are gifted to the eight directions on the eight day on the eight month and the time set is acknowledged. Energies are sent to the chief and clan mother and all who acknowledges life. Once the fire is properly set and flowing with energy the chief and clan mother are asked to arrive. The royal chief is wearing blue and brown traditional leggins of the original people to symbolize the life of water and the connection to the land that he shares to protect, the royal clan mother is wearing green and blue to symbolize the protector of water, land and regrowth. Upon arriving the royal chief and royal clan mother acknowledge the queen or wife of the king of light. The wife who is attending this historic visit is very young and glowing with life . The royal chief and royal star clan mother sit in their place designated for the two who are one. Their place is next to the fire with the gardens surrounding the two facing the rising light of life. On this day and at this historic time the gates of the lion are open. The king and prince arrive and are at the door of the royal chief and royal clan mothers earthly kingdom. With this notice the royal chief and royal clan mother gift sacred medicines to the sacred fire and speak to creation in the original language of the original people. Opening the ceremony with respect to all creation all creation from the tree's, animals, insects, water, the two legged, the four legged, the winged people the water beings and all nature are acknowledged in respect and are also at the meeting of kings. Before she is completed the opening she gifts words to have a great meeting of truth and that nothing effects the meeting. As the royal chief and royal clan mother speak to creation light rays again shine upon the two. They return to their positions and place in the universe. The two visitors are matched although one is younger and one is older. The great king of light is brilliant, strong, mature. The energy shines bright from the king of light. The prince of the night also is brilliant, strong but is more crafty and sneaky and not mature as the great king of light. The two are welcomed and the visit begins. Exchanges of acknowledgment is given in return by the king of light to the royal chief and royal star clan mother. Shinning upon the royal chief he raises his hands as light rays enter the door. The royal clan mother stands to show respect for the visit and is also shinned upon. The royal star clan mother is clothed with the sun with light and her protective shield is shown.
When the protocols are completed the queen is also acknowledged. The young queen is attractive and distracts the attention of the visit. The more the royal chief and royal clan mother speak to the king of light the prince of night begins to slowly make his appearance not as noticeable as the king of light begins to show his brilliance and forms a halo above the beings who are speaking. This is truly a show of power to acknowledge the royal chief and the royal star clan mother. During the visit a young sky being arrives and is instructed by the royal chief on the game of war. This game is also called little brother of war and is used to deter conflicts between universal tribes of the earthly kingdom and the stars. Impressed by the war game the king of the light who has been watching enlarges the halo and is seen world wide, the queen shows her self in acknowledgment and is smiling. Tobacco is also given by the visiting sky being and gives acknowledgement and gratitude for the gifts of knowledge of life, the universes and the game to settle conflicts. The royal chief informs the sky being that we do not kill our people, if we have a dispute or conflict we will play the game. The young sky being expresses he has to return to his land but will return often to the kingdom and the sacred fire. The visit as it progresses the king of light begins to express he has other obligations to attend but will return very early right after the blue light medicine time. The royal chief and royal clan mother are conversing with the the king and his wife speaking of life and things to come and build an alliance to protect all from harm and to keep each others kingdoms in tact forever. As the visit continues the young prince of the night it not speaking much but seems to have given the attention to the wife of the king of light. Although the queen of the king of light is young many have given the name of grandmother or mother as she watches over the waters and all children in the light and the night. The king and his wife depart as she also has to take care of her needs and responsibilities for the people.
All the attention of the great visit takes away from the young prince and his attentions have become more aware than just a visit. The prince of night does not think to much of others but only of power and that if a chance is given he would take the wife of the king of light to seed her to produce a bloodline to not only be of the night but also of the light, in both kingdoms to seed and rule the universe. To bring the world and universe under one rule and order, his order. The prince knew of this time in the universe and came to deceive. He knew the queen would be at the meeting of kings and so invited himself as a prince. The royal chief already has the knowing of the prince of night and attentions and speaks with the royal clan mother. " We have to watch the young prince of night as darkness approaches, the prince of night is under our sign and so he is our responsibility for this historic time and visit" , he stated. The royal clan mother also expresses she has spoken to the young wife and that she is able to conceive until the new moon but only has a few days and would be very happy if this was to be. The young wife also expressed the king of light is very busy and cares for many beings. She expresses she does not have his attentions fully. The royal clan mother agrees and expresses to the royal chief that if a union is produced it would be devastating to the universe and would effect all the people with war, famine, disease and death. The attentions of the prince and the royal family he is associated with would put an end to a game that has been played for many generations and become ruler of the universe. The royal chief and royal clan mother agreed this will not happen. The earthly kingdom of the original beings have authority in tact to this day and forever. Unity of the beings of the earthly kingdom and the beings of the stars have traditional councils which protect all. Authority is forever throughout the universe. Man made fraud authority given by prince of the night is not Authority but merely people of greed who are easily controlled. The royal chief and royal clan mother know the prince of the night can use fraud authority to his benefit and uses beings who are not aware of the stars and care nothing for the land, water and air or life itself as creation is.
The royal chief and royal clan mother bid the king of light and queen to have a great rest and will visit again as the visit is scheduled for four days. On the fifth day the fire keepers will close the fire and circle out the ashes so the door or gate can not be opened or found by anyone other than the fire keepers. The prince of night is not with the four but is still in the kingdom of the royal chief and the royal star clan mother. The two look at each other and know they have to keep all bad things from happening and know exactly how to do so.
Night approaches and the prince of night is shinning bright throughout the darkness. This is his time to shine to rule and to do as he likes. Darkness is abound as another sky being arrives and shares medicines and tobacco for the sacred fire. The queen has not arrived when expected so the sky being begins to sing into the night to the queen and to the stars. A large star streaks through the night and acknowledges the sky being and his rattle and songs. With the king of light busy in other areas the queen is restless and begins to dress and wears light into the night. The door is open and she is not restricted nor confined as the stars in the night sky call her to play. She begins to venture from her resting place and as she feels the warmth from the sacred fire and is surprised to see the royal star clan mother at the sacred fire. The royal clan mother acknowledges the queen and calls her grandmother out of respect for respect. The royal star clan mother expresses to the beautiful and shinning queen that she will be watching and protecting her for the duration of her visit and that nothing will distract her for her responsibilities of keeping her safe while she visits the earthly kingdom. Grandmother acknowledges the royal star clan mother and a mutual respect is given and the two speak of honor and responsibilities while standing between the two pillars of authority. The royal chief of the land is also present and nods in acknowledgment of what is being spoken of. "I too will protect you grandmother as all will in the earthly kingdom and stars". Grandmother shines into the night and visits with the royal chief and royal clan mother until the return of the king of the light. The prince of the night is not pleased with so many beings at the sacred fire speaking to the wife he wished to seed. He is there waiting for a chance to be alone with the queen of the king of light. Grandmother speaks and expresses the king of light will be here very soon and she will wait for him to arrive. There is a certain time set up for the kings to return and visit, this time is also set for the prince of the night. The time is six in the morning right after the blue light time and will progress one minute later each day as a cycle. As the blue light time approaches the prince of the night wants to shine brighter than the king of the light and therefor arrives early and begins to rise which is not his place to do so.
When the prince of the night arrives early and is shinning he catches the attention of the young queen. A minute later the king of the light arrives and outshines the young prince of the night. The queen again is focused on the king of the light. The prince of the night is very upset as the four acknowledge each other at the time set for the arrival. Sacred tobacco is gifted to the sacred fire and will be so for the duration of the visit and ceremony. The tobacco had been brought to the royal chief from an alliance he had gathered on his journeys. The tobacco brought as a gift is sacred to the people he visited in his earlier years. There are times set for the arrival and the departures and if anyone who are here for the visit is late or early then acknowledgment is not given at that time but only at the time set.
The four speak and the visit continues all the while the prince of the night vanishes and does not want to be apart of the visit any longer but had arrived at the time the kings are to visit on eight day of the eight month of the eight year so he is inclined to be present during the four days. He the prince of night still plans on being early every morning and to shine brighter than the king of the light to get a chance to catch the young's queens attention. The prince knows he only has a short time while in the kingdom to have his plan work to his benefit. As the visit begins acknowledgment of the prince and his attentions are brought forth into light. This is not the place the prince of the night wanted to be. The veil of deception is lifted and with deception there are lies. The royal clan mother expresses after the visit the prince is to return to the night and will never become a king. She also states that any announcement of the prince to become a king in any generation or age will not be accepted as only the royal clan mother, royal chief, king of the light and queen can give such an announcement. He is restricted from speaking but can be in attendance for the duration of the ceremony and visit. He is to listen to protocols and how to care for life and if so he chose to become under the royal chief and royal star clan mother's earthly kingdom and the universe itself he would not be banished or put through a gauntlet and whipped for his deception to cause harm to all living life beings. As all seven bodies who have attended the visit of kings agrees in council and have consented with creation and the universe to protect life beings from harm, the prince of the night is commanded to stop his hunger to purge all into destruction and harm. The seven bodies have agreed that life itself is precious and a gift and is to be honored and a date and time is set for the councils earthly bodies to celebrate life. This time and date is set for the equinox time. This date will be set for four days as the visit of kings is also of four days. September 20-23 will be known as Universal Earth Protectors Four Day Ceremonial Days. The queen acknowledges the unification and unity of all creation and sends many stars to light up the night sky in celebration for the completion of the visit of kings. The king of light and the queen acknowledge Authority is Forever throughout the Universe. We will sing one song so all connected and sing as one.


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Resisting the Censors, Gatekeepers and Powermongers


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By Brenda Norrell

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

It is more annoying than anything. First, Project Censored gives me an award in 2008. Then, they use my work without paying for it in a book. Then they use my work at other times without asking. Now, they threaten to file a lawsuit against me eight years after the award because they think they own the words 'censored news.' 

The whole thing is a scam. What a joke: Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation at Sonoma State University, Calif. 
One has to wonder if Peter Phillips came up with this lawsuit threat all by himself.
This latest threat to Censored News comes one day after Censored News published this article, Cynthia McKinney's Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, COINTELPRO and Wikileaks.
The threat comes shortly after the takedown order from Google Blogger, when Google ripped the article off Censored News about the Anonymous member killed by Canadian police, James McIntyre, jaymack9, as he was defending Treaty 8 from Site C dam in British Columbia. 
Perhaps the elitist gatekeepers in the tech and media world in California have spun out of control, seizing the world as their dominion, and think that they own and control the world now.
Scroll through Censored News archives and you'll see what else the gatekeepers don't want you to read, from the racist attack on Apaches by Sen. McCain and other Arizona Congressmen stealing Oak Flat for copper mining, to the Dine' (Navajos) and Arapaho murdered in hate crimes in New Mexico and Wyoming. 
I've published the words of Russell Means, Lakota, which were censored 10 years ago by Indian Country Today, Dogs and Media Hounds.
As a tribute to Ed Two Bulls, Lakota, I've republished Keepers of the Stronghold Dream, written in the Badlands and on Red Shirt Table in twelve years ago.
There's also the swan song of Frontera NorteSur, which has just lost its funding. It is one last memorial love song to the voiceless women victims of murder in Ciudad Juarez.
So, you see, there is plenty of new and old content at Censored News to rattle the power mongers and censors. 
We've kept Censored News going as a service for nine years, without advertising or grants, as a service and labor of love.

Hillary: Spying on Indigenous Peoples and iris scans


How quickly people forget, or maybe they never read the Wikileaks cables when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. It was Hillary who ordered the Ambassadors to carry out iris scans and get DNA secretly on world leaders.

It was Hillary that the Ambassadors reported to when the US and four other countries formed a joint pro-mining unit in Peru -- while Indigenous Peoples were being slaughtered by the mining companies as they defended their land in Peru. 
It was Hillary who organized the spying on Indigenous activists all throughout the Americas, from the Mohawks in the north to the Mapuches in the south, and it was Hillary who targeted Venezuela President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia President Evo Morales while she was in office.
While Presidents Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales were reaching out to Indigenous Peoples, including the American Indian Movement, and environmental activists, and hosting Indigenous activists in their home countries of Venezuela and Bolivia, Hillary was spying on everyone. But, of course, everyone knew that at the time. 
In the end, President Hugo Chavez died of cancer. President Evo Morales was poisoned aboard a plane and recovered in La Paz, during the month of the Mother Earth Conference in Cochabamba.

Thank You to the Good Hearts

There is still much good in the world. A special thanks to the writers of Censored News, who work without pay, and the Indigenous Peoples and human rights defenders who continue to resist, regardless of the machinations of the elite, the attacks of the gatekeepers, or the secret backdoor deals of politicians and their friends: The millionaire lobbyists and their friends in the corporate media.


Thanks to all of you for reading and who continue to struggle to make the world a better place to live. And don't worry, if they pull the plug on Censored News, we have a copy for you, all nine years of it.


Best, Brenda


About the publisher

Brenda Norrell has been a journalist in Indian country for 33 years. After being censored and terminated by Indian Country Today in 2006, she created Censored News to show the world what was being censored. She began as a reporter at Navajo Times during the 18 years that she lived on the Navajo Nation. She served as a stringer for AP and USA Today, while on Navajoland, and later traveled with the Zapatistas through Mexico. After being blacklisted and censored by all the paying media, she continued to work without pay, providing live coverage with Govinda at Earthcycles. This includes live coverage from Bolivia, Havauspai, Acoma Pueblo, Tohono O'odham, AIM West, and the five-month Longest Walk live radio across America in 2008. They covered the Indigenous Peoples Tribunals on Leonard Peltier, and Boarding Schools, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, live in 2013 and 2014.
Censored News is now in its 9th year, with no advertising, grants or sponsors.
brendanorrell@gmail.com

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Het is vooral vervelend. Eerst geeft Project Censored mij in 2008 een prijs.
Dan gebruiken ze mijn werk in een boek zonder mij te vergoeden.
Dan gebruiken ze meermaals mijn werk zonder toelating.
Nu, acht jaar na hun ‘award ‘dreigen ze met een rechtszaak omdat zij denken dat de woorden ‘Censored News’ hun eigendom is.
Het is een zwendel. Project Censored en de Media Freedom Foundation aan de Sonoma Staatsuniversiteit, California is één grote grap.
Men moet zich wel afvragen of de rechtszaakdreiging wel uit het brain van Peter Philips kwam.
Dit laatste dreigement aan Censored News kwam er een dag nadat Censored News dit artikel publiceerde: Cynthia McKinney’s Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, Cointelpro and Wikileakshttp://bsnorrell.blogspot.be/2015/08/cynthia-mckinneys-dissertation-hugo.html

Het dreigement komt kort na het ‘takedown’ bevel van Google Blogger- toen Google het artikel over het Anonymous lid, James MacIntyre, jaymack9, die door de Canadese politie werd gedood terwijl hij Treaty 8 Site C dam in British Columbia verdedigde- uit Censored News deed verdwijnen.
Misschien zijn de elitaire waakhonden in de tech en media wereld in California dolgedraaid, hebben ze de wereldheerschappij gegrepen, en denken zij dat zij de wereld nu bezitten en onder controle hebben.
Scroll door de archieven van Censored News en dan zal u zien wat de waakhonden niet willen dat u leest. Artikels die gaan over de racistische aanval op Apaches door Senator McCain en andere congresleden die Oak Flat stelen voor koperontginning, tot de Dine’ (Navajo’) en Arapaho die vermoord werden in haatmisdaden in New Mexico en Wyoming.
Ik heb de woorden van Russel Means gepubliceerd; woorden die 10 jaar geleden gecensureerd werden door Indian Country Today, Dogs en Media Hounds. http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.be/2015/07/dogs-and-media-hounds-russell-means.html
Als eerbetoon aan Ed Two Bulls, Lakota heb ik het artikel Keepers of the Stronhold Dream terug gepubliceerd. http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.be/2015/08/keepers-of-stronghold-dream.html
Dat artikel werd twaalf jaar geleden geschreven in de Badlands en op Red Shirt Table.
En er is ook de zwanenzang van Frontera NorteSur, die pas hun financiering verloren hebben. Het is een blijvende herinneringslied aan de vrouwen zonder stem, slachtoffers van moorden in Ciudad Juarez.
Dus u ziet, er is veel oud en nieuw content op Censored News dat de machtspelers en censors doet steigeren.
Wij hebben nu reeds 9 jaar Censored News in stand kunnen houden, zonder reclame of subsidies, enkel als een service en ‘labor of love’.

Over Hillary: spioneren op inheemse volken en iris scans
Hoe vlug de mensen toch vergeten, of misschien hebben ze nooit de Wikileaks cables gelezen toen Hillary Clinton nog staatssecretaris was.
Het was Hillary die de ambassadeurs opdracht gaf om in het geheim iris scans en DNA te verzamelen van wereldleiders.
Het was aan Hillary dat de Ambassadeurs verslag uitbrachten toen de VS en vier andere landen een gezamenlijke pro- mijnbouw eenheid vormden in Peru – terwijl inheemsen afgeslacht werden door de mijnbouwbedrijven toen ze hun land wilden verdedigen.
Het was Hillary die het spioneren op inheemse activisten doorheen de Amerika's organiseerde - van de Mohawks in het noorden tot de Mapuchi in het zuiden, en het was Hillary die haar pijlen gericht hield op president Hugo Chavez van Venezuela en de Boliviaanse president Evo Morales .
Toen de presidenten Hugo chavez en Evo Morales interactie hadden met inheemse groepen, waaronder de American Indian Movement en milieuactivisten, en gastheer waren voor inheemse activisten in hun thuislanden in Venezuela en Bolivie, werd iedereen door Hillary bespioneerd.
Maar, natuurlijk IEDEREEN wist dat.... toen.
Uiteindelijk stierf president Hugo Chavez aan kanker.
President Evo Morales werd vergiftigd aan boord van een vliegtuig en moest herstellen in La Paz, gedurende de maand van de Mother Earth Conference in Cochabamba.

Dank aan alle goede mensen
Er is nog steeds veel goeds in de wereld.
Ik wil de schrijvers van Censored News bedanken, zij die werken zonder loon, en de inheemse volkeren- en mensenrechten activisten die blijven strijd leveren in het verzet, ongeacht de machinaties van de elite, de aanvallen van de waakhonden, of de geheime achterdeurovereenkomsten van politiekers en hun vrienden: de miljonair lobbyisten en hun vrienden in de corporate media.

Dank aan al die mijn artikels lezen en die voortgaan met de strijd om van deze wereld een betere plaats te maken. En wees gerust, als men de stekker uit Censored News trekt hebben wij voor u een kopie van al die negen jaren!
Brenda

Over de uitgever

Brenda Norrell was 33 jaar lang journalist in ‘indian country’.
Nadat zij in 2006 gecensureerd en vervolgens afgedankt werd door Indian Country Today, heeft ze Censored News opgericht om de wereld te tonen wat er allemaal gecensureerd werd.
Tijdens de 18 jaar dat zij op de Navajo Nation gewoond heeft begon zij bij Navajo Times als verslaggever.
Zij deed dienst als freelance journalist voor AP en USA Today, en later trok ze met de Zapatistas door Mexico.
Nadat ze op de zwarte lijst gezet en gecensureerd werd door de betalende media ging ze verder met haar werk, zonder loon; samen met Govinda deed ze de live coverage op Earthcycles.
Waaronder de Live Coverages van Bolivia, Havauspai, Acoma Pueblo, Tohono O’odham, AIM West, en in 2008, de vijf maanden Longest Walk radio door Amerika.
Zij coverden de Indigenous Peoples Tribunals over Leonard Peltier en de kostscholen, in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 2013 en 2014.
Censored News is nu in zijn negende jaar, zonder reclame, subsidies of sponsors.

Mohawk Nation News 'Tobacco Road'

TOBACCO ROAD


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MNN. AUG. 7, 2015. Quebec is once again trying to force their colonial jurisdiction over the kanion’ke:haka [Mohawk] tobacco industry. They are trying to eliminate the Mohawks as competition in the tobacco trade. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Inc. MCK pretend to resist while trying to regulate us on behalf of the CROWN. We are not to participate in the tobacco business, which the government want to totally control so they can charge $10 a pack. Tobacco is the most important medicine on ono’ware:geh.Quebec tries to ban cigaret sales Kahnawake.
smoke issue heating up.
The CROWN tells their incorporated INDIANS they have to replace the funding from Indian Affairs who stole our Indian Trust Funds. They want the council to regulate us and then collect taxes from our businesses and then from everything else, to totally assimilate us.
The MCK gives a false impression that they are protecting our rights to do business. They have been told to take control like Haudenosaunee Development Institute Inc. HDI is attempting at Six Nations. In 1997 the Onondaga council of chiefs tried and failed to work out the same deal with New York State to control businesses in all our communities. Our resistance lead to the military operation known as the “Indian Detail”, which is now proceeding in NYS court.
Canada is not a legal country as defined by the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States. There’s no language called “Canadian”. They use England and France’s languages and continue to occupy our land. They masquerade Canada as a real country to the world. US and Canada know we will never submit to anyone.
We want 2 bags of cigarets with the blue rings.
We want 10 bags of cigarettes  cause we can’t afford the government’s $10 a pack. We have to feed our kids, you know!
Joe Norton and the other chiefs were created in 1924 by uber evil colonialist, Duncan Campbell Scott. These chiefs of the Mohawks at Kahnawake, should look at what they serve. Fascist Queenie. The CROWN to whom they swear allegiance is the poison which creates deceptions, lies and residential school [death camps]. The council is the tool that makes the evil possible among us. They copy the Vatican male hierarchical system so they can run our communities with one person telling everyone else what to do based on the European control models. Admiralty rules and military trained police protect them.
Kahnawake is supposed to become a replica of the slave state white society. MCK swears allegiance to the CROWN. They and their followers are carrying out the final solution to the “INDIAN problem”. A Mohawk businessman said: “Any INDIAN who falls for this crap can go f—k themselves!” paddling canoe
As the late Johnny Winter and his brother, Edgar, sing about growing up in the tobacco business: “I was born in a trunk. Momma died and daddy got drunk. Left me here to die alone, in the middle of Tobacco Road. Grew up in a rusty shack. All I owned was hanging on my back. Only you know how I loathe this place called Tobacco Road.”
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