August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Photos Day 3 'Future Generations Ride' Oomaka Tokatakiya







Day 3 Thank you Ken Marchionno and the Future Generations Riders.
The Oomaka Tokatakiya is a nearly 300-mile memorial horseback ride across South Dakota in the United States.  The ride starts on December 15th, at the site where the Lakota Indian Chief Sitting Bull was killed, and traces the trail taken by some of his tribe to join Chief Big Foot. It goes on to follow Big Foot's effort to reach Chief Red Cloud in Pine Ridge.  And ends on the December 29th at the site where the Wounded Knee Massacre took hundreds of truly innocent lives in 1890.
One hundred years after the massacre, the Lakota performed a Wiping of the Tears Ceremony to signal the end of mourning. And in 1990, after tracing the trail for four years, the ride was meant to end. Read more http://300-miles.org/OT/index.html


The New England Peace Walkers joined us tonight in Eagle Butte. Brother 
Towbee lead a chant in the chapel at the Episcopal church where we're staying.


Salmon counted at Central Valley hatcheries are below 2014 numbers



Salmon counted at Central Valley hatcheries are below last year's numbers
by Dan Bacher
Censored News
Preliminary figures from Central Valley fish hatcheries reveal that the numbers of salmon that have returned to Sacramento River tributaries to date are below the large numbers projected by the federal government earlier this year.
National Marine Fisheries Service abundance forecasts released in February, developed in modeling based on the 2014 returns of salmon to the rivers, indicated there would be approximately 652,000 adult Sacramento River fall Chinook salmon and 423,800 adults from the Klamath River fall run in the ocean this year. That would be a total of 1,075,800 salmon.