Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 28, 2016

'Run for Your Life' Runners Defending Sacred Water

Jasilyn Charger
Photo by Demaris Mexican

19 Runners, including Ihanktonwan from Marty Indian School
Photo courtesy Faith Spotted Eagle

Today! April 28, 2016: Yankton runners running to Santee, Nebraska! 

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Run For Your Life: NO DAPL
A Relay Run In Opposition of Dakota Access Pipeline

By Run for Your Life
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Update: 'Run for Your Life' runners departed from Marty, South Dakota, after lunch, after a great meal and a warm sendoff! (Thursday, April 28, 2016)

OMAHA, Nebraska -- In solidarity with the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, a group of Native and Non-native youth have organized a 500-mile spiritual relay run from Cannonball, ND to the district office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Omaha, NE. The run is titled “Run For Your Life: No DAPL.” It departed the Cannonball community on April 24th, 2016 and plans to arrive in Omaha on May 3rd, 2016. The intention of the run is to deliver a unified statement to the USACE in resistance to the oil pipeline that proposed to cross beneath sacred water needed for life. The runners will will also turn over a petition calling for a full EIS to be conducted on the Bakken pipeline.

The running group is currently in Lake Andes, SD and plans for one day of rest, departing for Santee, NE on Thursday, April 28th.The participating runners are comprised of concerned citizens from across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

For the past several months, Native and non-Native peoples in the Midwest have been battling the construction of the Dakota Access/Bakken pipeline, a project that will go from North Dakota into South Dakota, Iowa and southern Illinois. If constructed, this large-scale pipeline will cross the 12,000 year-old Missouri River, one of the largest water resources in the United States that supports millions of people with drinking and irrigation water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has stated that they will make the final decision on Dakota Access, LLC’s final permit needed to construct the Dakota Access/Bakken Pipeline no later than May 6th, 2016 .

Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil from the lands of  North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. Dakota Access Pipeline is proposed to cross under the Missouri River twice, and poses as a threat to the sacred waters that the entire breadbasket of America depends on.  . The construction of Dakota Access will threaten everything from farming and drinking water to entire ecosystems, wildlife and food sources surrounding the Missouri.

Group Statement:
“We ask that everyone stand with us against this threat to our health, our culture, and our sovereignty. We ask that everyone who lives on or near the Missouri River and its tributaries, everyone who farms or ranches in the local area, and everyone who cares about clean air and clean drinking water stand with us against the Dakota Access Pipeline!”

Run For Your Life: NO DAPL Contact:
Media contact personnel, Jessye Stein, , 605-223-5930
Other: Manape LaMere (712)-204-0570
        Joseph White Eyes (605)-200-1044
        Donnielle Wanatee (641)-481-6152


Bobbi Jean Three Legs, Standing Rock Member, Lead Run Coordinator states: “I am doing Run For Your Life: No DAPL because I want the younger generations to know what they are looking forward to in the future if this pipeline comes through. I am running for the whole Oceti Sakowin. I am carrying all their prayers on the road with us. Water is essential to everyday life. Why hasn't someone even given a thought about the 3 to 4million people who use our Missouri River water? It is 2016, and here we are fighting our battles, running across the state of South Dakota  to show our statement.”

Manape LaMere, Community Organizer, Nebraska Segment Run Coordinator: "I have to paraphrase Russell Means: ”Welcome To the Reservation." The Dakota Access Pipeline is going to affect everyone. These issues have been faced by Reservations since they were created. The Dakota Access Pipeline is now facing everyone... We need to stand for water.”

Waniya Locke (Ahtna Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Anishinaabe) Standing Rock Descendent, Logistics Coordinator states: “We do not need oil to live, but we do need water, and water is a human right and not a privilege.”

Roni Starlin, Santee Nebraska  tribal citizen, Santee Segment Run Coordinator states:
“We as a tribe here in Santee, NE are running to oppose the DAPL to ensure our future generations are well and taken care of. We are borrowing this land from our grandchildren so we need to take care of our main life source: water. Without clean water we will cease to survive, thus exterminating our own existence.  We are running for our future generations.”

Mona Young Bear (Eagle Butte CRST): “I'm here to support the runners, and for future generations to come.”

Melvin Young Bear (Eagle Butte CRST): “I am happy to be here and I am doing this for the generations way down the line. It’s them that we’re doing this for.

Chris Walton (Washington DC, Maryland): “I’m happy to be running and supporting my significant other Bobbi Jean. I'm running for everyone, we deserve clean water. We all deserve a future. Without water there is no future.”

Jasilyn Charger (Eagle Butte CRST): “I'm representing the two spirit oyate. I'm running for my brothers and my sisters across the world who stand in resistance. I run for every man, woman, and child that was, that is, and for those who will come to be. I run for my life, because I want to live.

Joseph White Eyes (eagle butte SD CRST): "I'm running against the Dakota Access pipeline not just to stop it, but to create strong unity within the Oceti Sakowin again."

Dennis Sans the Third  (Eagle Butte, SD CRST): "I'm running for my people.”

Mohawk Nation News 'Tear the House Down'



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MNN. April 27, 2016. The “house of torture”, Indian Affairs, is a criminal organization. Back in 1969 the Liberal government of Canada decided to do away with Indian Affairs by removing their obligations, budget, protections and liability. Rather than freeing us and returning all our possessions, we going were to be pushed out onto the streets to die out, like the disastrous 1950s US Termination Policy. Our Indian Trust Fund is the club used to try to kill us off.
Nobody's home at Indian Affairs.
Nobody’s home at Indian Affairs.
Before the house goes down, a total forensic audit of Indian Affairs and its entire gangsta’ apparatus must be done. The “Don” of this “Mafia” is the “prime minister”. His henchmen are called “provinces”, “ministers”, “judges” and “armed forces”. They divide up our territories where the enforce their rules and collect “protection” money. “Blood” oaths are made to their “Queenie”. The corporate band and tribal councils strive to become full patch members to terrorize us.
Hey, let's move into the empty "Tower of Terror".
Hey, why don’t we move into the “Tower of Power”?
A lot of lawyers and consultants are getting big career boosts and money out of fake inquiries into the criminal acts committed by Canada like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC. They are designed to never solve any issues.
The corporate band and tribal councils strive to become full patch members so they can terrorize us. Once the Indian Act and Indian Affairs are dissolved, there will be a proper teio’hateh relationship. They will stay in their ship and not pull our canoe.

Oh, does he mean Lorraine Laurendeau, the Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs.
Does he mean Lovely Lorraine Laurendeau, the Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs?
Once the Indian Act and Indian Affairs are dissolved, and everything is returned, there will be a proper teio’hateh relationship between us and the occupiers. They will stay in their ship and not pull our canoe.

The ‘war room’ in the Tower of Terror in Ottawa must be shut down. The colonial settlers will right the wrongs by living up to all the human rights covenants Canada pretends to support internationally.
kaia’nere:kowa, our original instructions, will govern our land and everybody on it. Our mother will be taken care of. The heritage of our children not yet born will be restored. All of great turtle island will become beautiful again.
Guns & Roses sang about subjugators: “You just better start sniffin’ your own rank subjugation jack. Cause it’s just you against your tattered libido. The bank and the mortician. Forever man and it wouldn’t be luck if you could get out of life alive.” [Knocking on heaven’s door]. 

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Frontera NorteSur: Canada told to clean up its mining act abroad

Photo: Goldcorp protest in Toronto

Latin American NGOs Ask Canada to Clean Up its Mining Act Abroad

By Frontera NorteSur
Republished with permission at Censored News

A network of environmental and human rights activists from the Americas and Europe is appealing on Canada's new prime minister to promote legislative and administrative reforms aimed at Canadian mining companies operating across the globe.

In an April 25 letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, more than 190 non-governmental organizations, including Mexico's Tlachinollan Human Rights Center of the Mountain, Bios Iguana, the Mexican Network of Persons Affected by Mining and other civil society groups, urged the Canadian leader to push reforms that will ensure mining firms from his country abide by international treaties, respect human rights standards and conform to transparent, good government practices in the public and private financing of mining investments.

The activists further called on Trudeau to not support influence peddling around regulatory policies in countries where mining takes place, uphold the right of self-determination of Indigenous communities, refrain from backing free trade agreements and international arbitration mechanisms that shield corporations from accountability, and allow international victims of human rights violations access to the Canadian justice system.

Besides environmental damages, some Canadian-owned mining projects have been linked to violence against environmentalists and community leaders, political corruption and organized crime throughout Mexico and Latin America, according to numerous press reports and a new report from European-headquartered researchers.

The lure of new gold mines has also created lucrative opportunities for thieves, such as the 2015 robbery of 7,000 ounces of gold from the Canadian-owned El Gallo mine in Sonora, Mexico.

Mohawk Nation News 'The Agenda'



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MNN. April 27. 2016. When bar lawyer Aaron Detler was physically removed from Six Nations by the men as per the kaia’nere:kowa, it signaled the beginning of the end of colonialism. The ball will roll from Six Nations to every onkwe’hon:weh community on ono’ware:keh. Nobody can stop it! Colonialism is a ‘corporate dictatorship’ backed by the military to privatize all land and resources for a select few.
Is this the local or the express?
Is this the local or the express?
Society must be based on families in the communities to deal with all issues, based on equality and everyone having a voice. All will live by the principles of the original instructions or leave great turtle island.
Our Indian Trust Funds – their weapon to club us to death – will be taken from the corporatists. Our tie to our mother will be nurtured. Our goal is a safe and healthy environment.
US, Canada and other colonial companies will be irrelevant. Corporations based on the exploitation of our resources will be dissolved. All ventures will adhere to the original instructions. Corporate artificial entities will no longer be tolerated. All businesses will be transparent.
The true terrorist called “Indian Affairs” has to go. All people shall be free when this is done.
Spy in HDI Office: "Wow Indian Affairs setting up more honeypots!"
Indian Affairs spy!
Temporary selections of local officials, the economy, finance, banking, transportation, security, public safety and policies related to energy are answerable to the original instructions of our mother. As long as they carrying out her will to survive and coexist with all nature, they are welcome to remain.
Social justice and economic independence will be based on equitable distribution of all of our mother’s resources as per the original instructions. Science and technology has to benefit everyone. So must education, health, the environment, biodiversity, industry, quality of life and security. Financial sectors including banking and insurance, will conform to the original instructions.
We will conduct all relations with other countries. Colonial settlers like Trudeau and Obama will no longer pretend to represent the onkwe’hon:weh to the world at large.
No one can own our mother. We were placed here to carry out the original instructions on our beautiful istah.
Minister Carolyn Bennett & military leave Indian Affairs 'war room' for last time.
Minister Carolyn Bennett & military leave Indian Affairs ‘war room’ for last time.
The decolonization process has begun. The freedom train is on the tracks. As Arrowsmith says: “All aboard, all aboard. All aboard track 19, for the train to freedom. I said the train kept a’rollin all night long. The train kept a rollin, get along. Train kept a’rollin”. [Train kept a’rollin].

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April 26, 2016

'Run For Your Life' Against Dakota Access Pipeline

April 26, 2016 On Tuesday, runners ran through Chamberlain and headed
to Lake Andes, South Dakota, for buffalo soup and to rest for the night. Photo Waniya Locke

Update Thursday from Marty, South Dakota, on the road to Santee, Nebraska, at:

(Photo above) Runners near Fort Thompson. Photo by Demaris Mexican.

Tonight's photo by Waniya Locke

Running out of Eagle Butte on Monday morning, running toward Lower Brulé, South Dakota.
  Runners made it to Eagle Butte, South Dakota and received a warm welcome on Sunday, after running across Standing Rock. Photo today by Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Lakota.

Eagle Butte runners on Monday, April 25, 2016
By Joye Braun
Near Eagle Butte Photo by Joye Braun

Standing Rock Photos by Waniya Locke

Photo by Waniya Locke

Photo 3: Three runners Shayla Gayton, Tariq BrownOtter, Bobbi Jean Three Legs are the three committed runners from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe! Photo by Waniya Locke.
Zackary Moran by Waniya Locke


Run for Your Life! Protect Sacred Water!

By Waniya Locke
Censored News
For months, both Native and non-Native peoples in the Midwest have been battling the construction of the Dakota Access/Bakken pipeline, a project that will go from North Dakota to Illinois and cross the 12,000 year old Missouri River, which is the main water resource for millions of people. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is making the final decision on whether or not to issue the last permit that Dakota Access, LLC needs to construct the Dakota Access/Bakken pipeline on May 4th, 2016. The spirit relay run is from Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to the office of the Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, to deliver the message to the Army Corps that we resist a pipeline crossing beneath sacred water needed for life. The run will be approximately 500 miles and take about a week, with the runners passing off the run to one another, relay style.

For the latest photos and videos from the run, go to the Homepage of Censored News!

Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, at NAIS:

Exploiters of Gold King Mine Spill: McCain and University of Arizona

Photo: Nihigaal bee Iina walkers to sacred mountains
lend a hand to Navajo farmers in Shiprock, N.M. following
the devastating toxic Gold King mine spill.

While McCain showboats with the Gold King Mine spill, and the University of Arizona profiteers from misery, Arizona and national media go brain dead, awarded Hypocrite Media Award

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans at NAIS

Arizona Senator John McCain is exploiting the Gold King Mine spill and the media is lapping it up like mindless robots.

It comes as no surprise that researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson will be making big money, $600,000 to study the spill.

This is what the University of Arizona, and McCain, do best: They profiteer from misery.

While McCain is gearing up to turn Apaches sacred Oak Flat into a massive copper mine in Arizona, McCain weeps to the press about the gold mine spill, pretending to morn the loss of water and crops for Navajo farmers. 

The media collects McCain's tears, publishing his false words with solace. After all, McCain would not still be on the US Senate Committee for Indian Affairs if the media was not bolstering him, with corporate criminals paving the way.

During a Congressional field hearing with the US EPA in Phoenix, McCain said he wants the Justice Department to investigate the Gold King Mine spill. But who will investigate McCain?

Arizona's media has become wimps.

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Arizona will be making big money to study the spill.

Imagine what Navajo grassroots farmers could do with $600,000. Many Navajo farmers in the Shiprock, N.M., area lost their corn, bean and squash because they had no water to irrigate with after the EPA's reckless toxic spill.

Exploitation of Indigenous for dollars is what the University of Arizona does best.

Calling for a boycott of the university, Ofelia Rivas, O'odham has boycotted the University of Arizona for years, due to the role the university plays in the militarization of the border, creation of drones, and the targeting of Indigenous Peoples with the development of security and spyware.

Wendsler Nosie, Apache, also boycotts the university, following his arrest by university police while Nosie was praying on sacred Mount Graham. The University of the Arizona and the Pope took the lead in desecrating sacred Mount Graham with massive telescopes. The University of Arizona, the Pope,and the universities they partnered with, ignored and attempted to silence Apaches during the long years of court, and personal struggles, spent battling the construction of the massive telescopes on sacred Mount Graham.

Which brings us back to the desecration of Apaches sacred land.

While McCain and Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick showboat for their adoring media, they continue plans for a massive copper mine on Apaches' sacred Oak Flat. McCain sneaked the land exchange into the the US Defense spending bill.

The fact that McCain is still on the US Senate Committee for Indian Affairs is a clear indication of the collapsed US government system. It indicates that the media is in the bowels of this system.

The Arizona and national media -- including the stay-at-home reporters of Indian Country Today, -- are awarded the Hypocrite Media Award for flopped coverage.

As for the US EPA, the fact that the US EPA rubber stamps the environmental impact statements throughout Indian country, the border, and wherever poor people live -- devastating water, land and air -- is proof enough that the US EPA should not be trusted or believed.

And neither should McCain.

In August 2015, an estimated 3 million gallons of acid water and heavy metals spilled from the Gold King Mine into Colorado's Animas River, eventually flowing into the San Juan River, the primary source of irrigation for Navajo Nation farmers. The spill was caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA claims it was done while trying to prevent leakage of toxic materials.

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MNN. 26, 2016. Today the men went to the HDI office at Six Nations, took bar lawyer Aaron Detler to the edge of the community. He was turned over to the OPP and told to never return. His activities are known as “low intensity warfare”.
Never mind Syracuse. We have to head over to Six Nations.
Never mind Syracuse. We have to head over to Six Nations.
Counter Intelligence Program COINTELPRO of the 1960s and 1970s was to sabotage our reputations, rights and activities. It was designed to neutralize our potential. Agents are set up to expose, disrupt, misdirect and discredit us.OPPIt is coordinated with local police, prosecutors, media, business, foundation executives,  universities, churches and patriotic organizations. All directed by the military industrial complex from the Indian Affairs “war room” on the 14th floor.
Crookd lawyers graveyard.
Crooked lawyers graveyard.
Political repression is necessary to control the disadvantaged. The government has to look “democratic”. Business and industry rely on them to do unprofitable work like run post offices, airports, roads, job training, pacifying workers and covert operations.
The European state system is based on a monarchical model which is controlled by a small elite. Propaganda and espionage is used to control the people. KKK, skinheads, Nazi Party and other racist groups are a European invention. In the 1930s Germany and Japan set up mass demonstrations to support fascism. Homeland Security now runs this program to go after onkwe’hon:weh communities.
The effort to eliminate our great peace and our blood lines that attach us to our land is necessary to turn great turtle island into an advanced police state.
Indian Affairs in Ottawa is run by the Canadian military. We are being scapegoated as the cause of Canada’s problems.
Could a bar lawyer scumbag be rehabilitated?
Could a bar lawyer scumbag be rehabilitated?
Psychological warfare tactics that were designed include charging us with phony crimes, sending in vigilantes and provocateurs. They maintain strong central control to seize every chance to carry out disruptive activity among us. Their agents make proposals that are divisive, sabotage important activities, squander scarce resources, steal funds, seduce leaders, promote rivalries, provoke jealousy and publicly embarrass their opponents. They lead people into unnecessary dangers and set them up for prosecutions.
'I'm seriously thinking of firing you as my lawyer.'
‘I’m seriously thinking of firing you as my lawyer.’

“Bad jaketing” is calling one of ours a government or police agent to draw attention away from the real rat. It causes confusion, distrust, paranoia, wastes time, splits minds, expulsions and violence.
Canada cannot legally spy on its people. Covert action by foreigners is used by the government. Low intensity operations were practiced on us in Kanehsatake in 1990 when Col. Musgrave of MI-5 was brought in to develop tactics to break us down and ATF was at Caldonia directing the OPP.
The government subsidizes arms, sordid racist and right wing thugs. In our communities we are always supposed to know who everybody is, their grandparents, parents, families and relations. They will never stop repressing until we are all assimilated or eliminated.
Jim Morrison sang about strangers in your community. “People are strange when you’re a stranger. Faces look ugly when you’re alone. Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted. Streets are uneven when you’re down. When you’re strange faces come out of the rain. When you’re strange no one remembers your name. When you’re strange, when you’re strange. When you’re strange”. 
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Indian Affairs Toronto, 25 St. Clair Avenue East, 8th floor
Tel.: 1-800-567-9604
Fax: 1-866-817-3977
TTY: 1-866-553-0554
Minister of National Defence, 1-866-236-4445
Secretary of State, John Kerry,
U.S. President Barak Obama,
All Media, Pope Benedictum XVI, St. Peter’s Sq., Vatican City, Rome Italy; Canadian Center for Foreign Policy Development, Forum on Africa);
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Mohawk Council Kahnawake Inc.
HDI Haudenosaunee Development Institute 519-445-4222