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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Postcards from Paris: Indigenous at COP21 Photos by Kandi Mossett

Kandi Mossett and Faith Spotted Eagle

                                                                  Gloria Ushigua 
Kandi Mossett with Amazing Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk fighting the
raising of the Shasta Dam in California!

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger and

                                                                      Casey Camp and Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Bolivia President Evo Morales at Indigenous Pavilion

                                      Kandi Mossett, Casey Camp, Eriel Tchekwie Deranger and Crystal Lameman 
                                                     after the Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting at COP21.

Casey Camp, Ponca, with Kandi Mossett

 Casey Camp and Ta'Kaiya Sierra Blaney
Today, IEN on the air in Paris in radio interview.

Thank you Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, from North Dakota, for sharing photos of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and other Indigenous delegations, with Censored News!

Voices from Home: Western Shoshone 'Our Land, Our Life' for COP21 Paris

Carrie and Mary Dann, Western Shoshone

Thank you to Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone, for recommending and sharing for COP21 Paris.

"Our Land, Our Life" presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, Western Shoshone elders, addressing the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada. The sisters battled the BLM in an effort to protect their horses and cows from US government seizure, and battled Barrick Gold destroying sacred land of the Western Shoshone. Mary passed in a ranch accident, but Carrie still lives in her homeland. (25 minutes)

Voices from Home: 'Lakotas Defend Sacred Water' for Paris COP21

Debra White Plume

Lakota Media Project
Published on Aug 24, 2015
Regarding Uranium Hearings in Crawford Nebraska August 24 - 28, 2015

Lakota Media Project
Unite to Fight for Environmental Justice

Crying Earth Rise Up (Trailer) from Courtney Hermann on Vimeo.

Thank you to Kent Lebsock, Lakota, Owe Aku International Justice Project, for recommending these videos for COP21.

Debra White Plume, Lakota: Our lands and territories have produced the wealth of “America”, the homestake gold mine in our sacred He Sapa (Black Hills), has enriched “America” beyond belief, as it poisoned the Cheyenne River. Uranium open-pit mined in the sacred He Sapa by “America” and its collaborator, Tennessee Valley Authority gave “America” its nuclear bombs while it poisoned all the rivers and lands for hundreds of miles around, forever. Fukushima is part of the “American” dream, just like Hiroshima and Nagasaki was. Now the oceans and Her babies are poisoned forever. Forever is a long time.
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Native American Voices from Home: Videos for COP21: Big Mountain and Oak Flat

Vidéo enregistrée le 10 septembre 2015, chez Louise Benally, à Big Mountain
 Photo and video by Christine Prat: Louise Benally, Dine' on Big Mountain, resisting relocation as Peabody Coal continues to deplete the springs and aquifer. 

Apache Wendsler Nosie photo by Christine Prat

Defending Apaches sacred Oak Flat from Arizona Sen. John McCain's copper mine sneaked into the US defense spending bill.

Interview de Wendsler Nosie, Apache San Carlos from Christine Prat on Vimeo.
Photo by Christine Prat
Apache youth Naelyn Pike speaks out on the importance of ceremonies at sacred Oak Flat, now targeted as the site of a massive copper mine.

Oak Flat: interview de Naelyn Pike, 17 septembre 2015 from Christine Prat on Vimeo.

International Rights of Nature Tribunal Paris Dec. 4 -- 5, 2015

International Rights of Nature Tribunal

International Rights of Nature Tribunal – Paris

International Rights of Nature Tribunal

YES! We on for December 4 -5 in Paris at Maison des Métallos

The current ecological crisis requires that we transform our international and domestic legal systems to nurture, rather than allow the destruction of the Earth community.  
The International Rights of Nature Tribunal will meet at Maison des Métallos in Paris on 4th and 5th of December, in conjunction with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC COP21. The Tribunal is a unique, citizen-created initiative.Logo-RoNtribunal-fr  It gives people from all around the world the opportunity to testify publicly as to the destruction of the Earth — destruction that governments and corporations not only allow, but in some cases encourage. 

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