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Thursday, October 22, 2015


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MNN. Oct. 21, 2015. Press Conference at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 22. Everyone is welcome to stand together in solidarity at Tim Horton’s at the east end of the community of Kahnawake on Highway 138. The Family Compact & Chateau Clique own the banks that plan to get Montreal to start dumping 8 billion litres of raw sewage into the kaniatarowano:onwe on November 3, 2015. We must demand a permanent commitment to stop the war on creation. A few photos of the peaceful objections that have been launched are posted:
Save the river for our children and rotikonso'tatie.
Save the river for our children and rotikonso’tatie.
Let us try and put our minds together to find a solution that will be good for all our grandchildren.  Contact and give your opinion: Mayor Denis Coderre, 514-872-0311; David Heurtel, Quebec Environment Minister, 418-521-3830; Environment Canada, 1-800-668-6767; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 515-277-6020, 613-995-8872. SUZANNE FORTIER, McGill; Geoff Molson 514-398-0333 river waterfront
'water' fountain, City Hall Montreal.
‘water’ fountain, City Hall Montreal.
river shade
rivr city hall
CONTACT Facebook: “Protectors of the St. Lawrence. Time for change” and
David Byrne of Talking Heads could be singing this son directly to Mayor Coderre, “I don’t know why I love you like i do. All the changes you put me through. Take my money, my cigarettes, and i haven’t seen the worst of it yet. I want to know that you’ll tell me, I love to stay. Take me to the river, drop me in the water, dip me in the water. washing me down, washing me down”.
MNN Mohawk Nation News or more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] for original Mohawk music visit

Sihasin, Jones Benally, Join R. Carlos Nakai in Concert

Jones Benally and family, with Sihasin's Clayson and Jeneda Benally.

By Berta Benally
Tacoho Productions
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- On Nov. 11, 2015, the Museum of Musical Instruments in Scottsdale is hosting a unique group of diverse contemporary and traditional music, featuring the R.Carlos Nakai Quartet and rock duo Sihasin, in concert. This special event honors Native American Heritage Month at the museum.

The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet features 10 times Grammy nominated Navajo Ute flutist R.Carlos Nakai. Mixing original compositions with inspired improvisations, RCNQ features R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flutes, concert flute, trumpet and voice; Will Clipman on drums, pan-global percussion and voice; AmoChip Dabney on saxophones, keyboards and voice; and Johnny Walker on bass and voice. The music of RCNQ spans the sonic spectrum from quietly contemplative to highly combustible and from soothingly meditative to irresistibly danceable, always delivered with an impeccable blend of rhythm, melody and harmony and a positive vibration.

Also performing will be the Navajo multi-award winning brother sister duo Sihasin with their explosive sound of bass, drums and vocals weaving traditional Navajo songs with contemporary high energy lyrics pertinent to today's world.

Performing with Sihasin will be their father  Jones Benally, recipient of the acclaimed Arizona Living treasure award and legendary Hoop Dancer.

This amazing event will be at The Museum of Musical Instrument in Scottsdale Arizona. Tickets are available at concert time is 7:00P.M. On Nov. 11, 2015
Musical Instrument Museum located at 4725 East Mayo Blvd. Scottsdale Az. 85050  tel: 480 478 6000.

Tacoho Productions
contact: Berta Benally
P.O.Box 1492
Flagstaff Az. 86002
928 527 1041

Indigenous Community Police Look Back, Look Forward

The women of Petaquillas, Guerrero push back, and police leave.
Special Report

Indigenous Community Police Look Back, Look Forward

By Frontera NorteSur
Published at Censored News with permission

Twenty years ago, a revolution in policing and community justice broke out in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.  Fed up with constant robberies and sexual assaults, Indigenous communities in the Costa Rica and La Montana regions of Guerrero formed armed community police forces that grew into the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC).

Taking root in scores of Mixtec, Nahua and other communities, the CRAC was widely credited with significantly curbing criminal activities. Concomitant with a volunteer policing concept, the CRAC implemented a popular justice system of reeducation and community work.

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