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Monday, May 30, 2016

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement






Photo of Trinity River below Lewiston Dam by Dan Bacher.
Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement Will 'Condemn Tribe to Poverty' 

by Dan Bacher
Censored News

On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would "forever condemn the Tribe to poverty."

The Tribe filed its complaint prior to a hearing on the two bills, H.R. 4366 (Rep. David Valadao) and H.R. 5217 (Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA), held by the U.S. House of Representative Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. The video is posted now at:http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400473

"Our Tribe is an indispensable party to this settlement," said Chairman Ryan Jackson, in a press release. "We notified Congress and the Bush and Obama Administrations on numerous occasions over the past several years of our concerns. Though we have been mostly ignored, rest assured, this legislation will not advance in absence of protection of our interests."

Clemency for Leonard Peltier Petition

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Thank you Yvonne Swan for sharing this petition for clemency for Leonard Peltier!

Granting freedom to a Native American Indian--a Lakota/Ojibwa--after he has done forty (40) years hard time in federal prison for crimes he did not commit will at last show the world community there is compassion and humaneness in the United States of America.

https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-executive-clemency-for-leonard-peltier-e6263d44-a9d1-49d3-ac66-7deebdfff80c?recruiter=12547535&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive