Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 31, 2016

Zapatistas: Words of Moises at CompARTE in Oventik, Chiapas


In the name of the compañeras and compañeros bases of support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, I want to tell you how we feel about the things that they do to us as originary peoples of Mexico. I think it is the same all across the world.
We want to tell you, explain to you once again, how much suffering this rotten capitalist system has caused us.

Navajo Council applauds federal probe into shooting of Loreal Tsingine

Navajo Nation Council applauds announcement of 
federal investigation into the shooting of Loreal 

By Navajo Nation Council
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WINDOW ROCK – The 23rd Navajo Nation Council applauded Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice will review the local investigation into the shooting death of 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine, a member of the Navajo Nation, which occurred on March 27.
"The Navajo Nation Council is elated that the United States Department of Justice has made the decision to review the investigation into the shooting death of Loreal Tsingine at the hands of Officer [Austin] Shipley,” stated Speaker LoRenzo Bates. “While Maricopa County may allow Officer Shipley to escape criminal prosecution, we are hopeful that a federal investigation will bring justice for the Tsingine family."
The Arizona Department of Public Safety investigated the shooting, which was later reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued a letter on July 19 to Winslow Police Department Chief of Police Stephen Garnett, stating that Officer Shipley would not face criminal charges in the case.
Speaker Bates said the Council wholeheartedly supports the decision of the USDOJ and pointed out that the Office of the Speaker, Office of the President and Vice President, and the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission have all sought the intervention by the USDOJ.
On May 26, members of the Navajo Nation Council unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Council Delegate Jonathan Hale, calling for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the Winslow Police Department in response to the shooting death of Tsinigine, who was originally from the small community of Teesto.
Council Delegate Lee Jack, Sr., who represents the community of Teesto, said community members are pleased with the announcement and called for a fair and timely investigation.
“The community and loved ones have had a very difficult time coping with the loss of Loreal and this announcement brings some hope and relief,” said Delegate Jack. “We want justice for the family, the community, and the Navajo people.”

July 30, 2016

Mohawk Nation News 'Good Doggie!'



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MNN. July 30, 2016. Crime and its offshoots are the economic base of corporate America, starting with genocide and theft of our lands and resources. US minds have been readjusted from the natural instinct to survive, to everything being monetized. The rules for the values, life and direction are designed and implemented by the miseducation, religious and mass media system, which are readjustment camps. Americans have “trainers” who give them the core commands. They are told their boss will love them if they do what they’re told. Otherwise they will insult, threaten, punish and even kill them.
American INDIAN Brainwashing Schools.
American INDIAN Brainwashing Schools.
People in key positions in government, backed by the law enforcement and court systems, constantly illustrate how Americans are to act and do. The mind control program is so effective that people are screaming for more. hitler-youth
Like the crime syndicates, enforcers gravitate around the government, incorporating those who are good at beating, killing, collecting money and putting on the muscle to perpetuate the control matrix. They carry out fear, intimidation and the hit if they aren’t obeyed or paid. Their home, bank account, kids, car or anything of value will be taken.
Recently a man robbed a restaurant with a knife. No one resisted. People are conditioned to wait for someone to give them the order to do so. If they injure the robber, they might be charged. Corporate rules and regulations discouraged anyone from getting involved.
Loose lips sink ships.
[Closed minds stop thought crimes].

Guns are being taken away so only the oppressors have them. Resisters can be jailed or shot. Some carry guns behind their car seat. They tell the cops they have a permit to carry it. Millions don’t have permits. Chicago cops took guns from people, then gave them to cops in Detroit, who sold them.
onkwe’hon:weh will stand together. The cops want to know how many warriors and guns we have, to gauge our natural instinct to survive. Americans were not satisfied to kill us one bullet at a time. Gatling guns were used to mow down millions of our men, women and children. 0b4aee4a6d687ca3823de2d3be6e661c
Martial law may be declared without resistance. The US military is being reinforced by UN soldiers from around the world. Provocation is being promoted to start a civil war. Fully armed street gangs outnumber the cops in most major and small cities.
The new world order has plans and programs on how to control and kill people, not to save them. With satellites and computers this organized force can control and eliminate their targets more effectively. Legal remedies to help people are disappearing.
Life is make-believe until we get the command. The “Indian Ring” described how ordinary people were deputized and given the command to mass murder us and take everything we had. spy vs.
Most Americans are conditioned to submit to martial law. Like the pacified Handsome Lake religions in our communities, they are under the illusion that a super hero will save them. We are being taught not to think for ourselves or to use common sense.
Jim Morrison sings about waiting for the command: “Ashen lady, ashen lady, Give up your vows, give up your vows. Save our city, save our city, Right now. … The future’s uncertain and the end is always near. Let it roll, baby roll”. [Roadhouse Blues]
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July 29, 2016

'Justice for Loreal!' Protest killer cop in Winslow, Ariz, Friday July 29, 2016

Photos Friday July 29, 2016 Winslow Protest

In Winslow, Arizona, there is a long history of racist whites murdering Navajos. Maricopa County has refused to prosecute a killer cop who murdered Dineh mom Loreal Tsingine.

Protest Friday, July 29, 2016 in Winslow, Arizona

By Bordertown Justice Coalition
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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s decision is the most recent continuation of injustice that began on March 27 when Tsingine was killed by Winslow Officer Austin Shipley after shooting her five times at point-blank range. Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend, along with the City of Winslow, continue to fail all who seek justice for the family and community of Loreal Tsingine by allowing killer cop Austin Shipley to roam their streets.

Join us and make sure the Winslow Police Department and the City of Winslow, a bordertown settlement, are held accountable for their inhuman crimes towards Indigenous people and other people of color. 

Starting at 5 PM (local Winslow time), we will march from Winslow City Hall towards Winslow Police Department., where we will pause and give the family of Loreal Tsingine, Winslow Community, and general public a chance to speak out and be heard.
Map to Winslow City Hall -

#JusticeForLoreal #ShipleyMustGoToJail

The Bordertown Justice Coalition is comprised of individuals and members of organizations such as: Arizona to Rally Against Native American Mascots, Black Lives Matter Phoenix, The Red Nation, and Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto.


The Bordertown Justice Coalition demands:

1. An independent review, which must include Navajo Nation government representation, of Loreal Tsingine’s murder. The independent review must not include another Arizona state­entity.
2. For the safety of the Winslow community and Indigenous people, the immediate termination and arrest of killer cop Austin Shipley, and the immediate termination of disgraced Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend.
3. AZ DPS’ full report as well as any and all evidence, including Shipley’s body­cam recordings, be made publicly available immediately.
4. An U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the systemic and pervasive racial profiling and harassment of Arizona police against Indigenous peoples.
5. An official public apology from the City of Winslow to the family and community of Loreal Tsingine for her murder by Austin Shipley. The apology must be made
in Teesto, AZ, with State and National news media present. 
6. The City of Winslow must compensate the Tsingine family for all expenses related to Loreal’s murder by Austin Shipley.
7. Any and all income paid to Austin Shipley by the City of Winslow during his administrative leave be immediately returned to the City of Winslow.
8. The Navajo Nation file a complaint to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD) and U.N. Permanent Forum on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples for rampant abuse, harassment, and treaty violations in U.S. policing of indigenous peoples

Hoopa Valley Tribe files lawsuit: U.S. failed to protect salmon on Klamath River

Federal Agency Actions Drive Klamath -- Trinity River Fisheries to brink of Extinction and the Hoopa Valley Tribe to Court

By Hoopa Valley Tribe
29 July 2016
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Today, the Hoopa Valley Tribe (HVT) filed its lawsuit against the federal government for violations of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regarding its management actions on the Klamath River, California's second largest river system.
"The harm caused by the Bureau of Reclamation's  and National Marine Fisheries Service's failure to protect the Coho is driving this federally protected fish and our Tribe to extinction," said Chairman Ryan Jackson. "These fish have been essential to our culture, religion and economy since time immemorial," added Jackson.
Federal irrigation project and private dam operators on the Klamath River divert and store water, leaving less for fish. The water that remains is warmer than tolerable for salmon and polluted with nutrients and chemicals. Under those conditions, fish are vulnerable to diseases they ordinarily could survive. In 2002, thousands of migrating adult salmon died under those same conditions. Moreover, literally hundreds of thousands of juvenile salmon have been infected with disease pathogens that have severely reduced the survival Klamath River Coho salmon.
To help prevent another die off, federal agencies set ESA standards for Klamath fish health and Klamath Project operations were bound to meet standards in the 2013 Biological Opinion issued by NMFS.  Multi-year drought and project operation changes have contributed to juvenile fish infection rates in 2014 and again in 2015 that have soared past the limits established in the Biological Opinion. "Instead of reacting to the impacts on fish health caused by unforeseen circumstances, the federal agencies have proposed to lower the standards for fishery protection (e.g. increase numbers of fish that can be killed) so that damaging irrigation diversions and dam operations can continue," said Hoopa Fisheries Director Michael Orcutt.
"The effect of these actions stands the law on its head," said tribal attorney Thomas Schlosser.  "The Hoopa Valley Tribe's fishery, not irrigation and dam operations, has priority for Klamath River water under both federal Indian law and reclamation law," said Schlosser.
In its suit, the Tribe is charging that the failure by federal agencies to re-consult on the 2013 Biological Opinion in light of new information is a direct violation of the ESA.  "It is unfortunate that it will take this lawsuit to gain the attention of the federal agencies", summarized Jackson.  "However, this action is unavoidable if we are to protect our fishery resources for future generations".  
"This ESA suit is not the warning of a miner's canary; it is the tsunami siren alerting North Coast communities of impending environmental catastrophe and cultural devastation for the Hoopa Valley Tribe,"  concluded Jackson.

Western Shoshone Respond to Nuclear Waste Storage 2016

Corbin Harney, in memory
Corbin Harney, in memory


The comment period deadline for the “Invitation for Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities” is July 31, 2016.

Email: Responses may be provided by email to Please include “Response to IPC” in the subject line.

Western Shoshone comments are posted above.

Mohawk Nation News 'Price is Right'



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MNN. July 28, 2016. Elections, stock exchange, casinos and game shows all use the same corporate rules for their operation. They take advantage of people’s lust for money and craving for 15 minutes of fame. It lures people out of their boring lives. People make fun of those making fools of themselves.
This is what they're really getting!
Believe the lies and reject the truth!
Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions illustrated the conditioned mindset of Americans who have been nurtured on game shows since the 1930s. The American phenomenon is to win prizes and get money without working, while putting on a made-for-tv spectacle.
In Canada white people can become incorporated INDIANS.
anishnabeTeams duel until one side wins. The scenario includes a host, contestants, props and prizes. They answer trivia to eliminate each other.
The basic premise for picking the president of the United States is whoever has the most money makes the rules. The illusion is that anyone can become president of the United States, even a Black man or a woman.
US election game show!
US election game show!
The candidates and the audience are all in on the game. They scream, holler, cry, smile or boo on cue. They run and jump in their seats as if they had just won money or a prize. They vote for the one who promises them the most money. 
The convention feels like a casino. Lights flashing. Music blaring. Audience in silly hats rattling noise makers. Oxygen is probably being pumped into the audience. The speakers yell at them to vote for them. All politicians orchestrate these shows. “Everything will be better for you”, without offering them anything. Everybody knows that only one contestant is going to win. They are alright with it. They are there as set decorations.
Bob Barker of “The Price is Right” promises, “We are going to win a lot of money today” suggesting one of you might win some money, but the rest will get nothing.

The “house always wins”. Elections and game shows are big businesses. They have to turn a profit to stay in the game. The end goal is to take people’s votes, money and minds.
Elections are based on 51% majority rules the same as corporations. The game show winner gets the prizes and the rest get nothing.
As Blood Sweat and Tears says: “What goes up must come down. spinning wheels got to go round”.

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July 27, 2016

Zapatistas 'EZLN confirms and extends its participation in CompARTE


Zapatista Army of National Liberation.


July 26, 2016

To the participants and attendees of CompArte:

To the National and International Sixth:

Compañeros, compañeras, compañeroas:

Although we could not replace the money that had been allocated for food and transportation for our artistic community, as Zapatistas we sought a way not only to reciprocate the efforts of the artists who responded to our invitation to CompArte, but also to make them feel the respect and admiration their artistic work inspires in us.

We would like to inform you of the decision that we have come to:

We will present, though in different calendars and geographies, some of the artistic work that we Zapatistas prepared for you. The presentations will take place according to the following schedule:

Caracol of Oventik: July 29, 2016, from 10:00 national time to 19:00 national time. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tzotzil, Zoque, and Tzeltal originary peoples from Los Altos in Chiapas.

CIDECI, San Cristóbal de Las Casas: July 30, 2016. A Zapatista delegation will attend CompArte as listener-viewers.

Caracol of La Realidad: August 3, 2016, from 09:00 on August 3 through the early morning hours of August 4. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tojolabal, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Mame originary peoples as well as mestizos from the Selva Fronteriza zone.

Caracol of La Garrucha: August 6, 2016, from 09:00 on August 6 through the early morning hours of August 7. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tzeltal and Tzotzil originary peoples from the Selva Tzeltal zone.

Caracol of Morelia: August 9, 2016. Celebration of the 13th anniversary of the birth of the Zapatista caracoles and the Juntas de Buen Gobierno, from 09:00 on August 9 through the early morning hours of August 10. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tojolabal and Tzeltal originary peoples from the Tsots Choj zone.

Caracol of Roberto Barrios: August 12, 2016, from 09:00 on August 12 to the early morning hours of August 13, 2016. Participation by Zapatista artists from the Chol and Tzeltal originary peoples from the Northern zone of Chiapas.

In order to attend you will need your CompArte registration name tag from CIDECI and to have registered at the table set up for that purpose in CIDECI as of the afternoon of July 27, 2016. Note: bear in mind that here…well, everywhere, it is storm season.

We know that the great majority of you will not be able to attend all of the presentations now that the calendar and geography have been expanded. Or perhaps you will, that is up to you. In any case, whether you are there or not, we will present with you in mind.

THE PAID MEDIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS (even if they pretend that they also work for the unpaid media).

The compa media—that is the free, autonomous, alternative, or whatever-you-call-it media—will be welcome, even by the Tercios Compas, because here we do have trade solidarity.


As Zapatistas, on this day we reiterate our support for the demand for truth and justice for Ayotzinapa and all of the disappeared that is tirelessly maintained by the mothers, fathers, families, and compañer@s of the missing. To all of them, those who are missing and those who search for them, we offer our greatest embrace. Your pain is our pain and our dignified rage.

From the mountains of Southeastern Mexico,

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano.

Mexico, July 2016.

Bordertowns: Murder by police, fueled by the media

Murders by police are treated with impunity in the US, and the media is a player in these crimes 

By Brenda Norrell 
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Translation into Dutch by Alice Holemans, NAIS, at:

Beginning in the 1970s, the US Civil Rights Commission held hearings in bordertowns around Indian lands and documented the tortures and murders of Navajos and other Native Americans.
While the testimony focused on white racists who carried out these crimes in bordertowns, police also committed murders and were never prosecuted.
In fact, decades ago, police were able to silence the media and the prosecutors.
What has changed? The internet and social media.
Today, when an officer beats or kills a Native American, or anyone else, as a result of racism, over-reacting, or the use of excessive force, there is a fast way to let the world know.
Decades ago, we relied on newspapers to expose the brutal tortures and murders in bordertowns around the Navajo Nation and Oglala Sioux Nation.
Those bordertowns -- where American Indians were killed for sport by white racists -- included Winslow, Arizona, Farmington, New Mexico, and Rapid City, South Dakota. In Farmington, the crimes were often carried out by teenagers.
The Farmington Daily Times, which now has new owners, was exposed for changing the facts in a news article I wrote while I was a staff writer there in the early 1990s. White teens beat Navajo teens with baseball bats at a convenience story near Farmington. The newspaper changed the facts, to make it appear that the Navajo teens deserved those broken bones.
After providing testimony of this to the US Civil Rights Commission, I was terminated by the newspaper. I write this now to show how the media in these bordertowns have been, and are today, a part of the ongoing injustice, racism, violence and tragedy.
Today, the media in Arizona, South Dakota and elsewhere, continue to fuel racism, to contribute to violent crimes, by refusing to publish the facts and by refusing to expose the deadly force by police that results in the murder of people of color.
On the border of the US and Mexico, border patrol agents carry out rape, torture and murder, and are never held accountable.
Reporters today fuel these tragedies by refusing to leave their easy chairs and actually go out in the communities and cover the news.