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Friday, November 11, 2016

What the Frack? BLM Walks out on Dine' at Shiprock

Chaco Canyon is targeted with fracking.

Bureau of Land Management walks out on Dine' at Shiprock

By Rebecca Sobel
Climate and energy Senior Campaigner
Wild Earth Guardians
November 10, 2016

SHIPROCK, N.M., NAVAJO NATION -- Today, at the first of eight Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) scoping meetings, agency officials walked out on community members attempting to give public comment. Held at Shiprock Chapter House, BLM hosted informational tables encircling the community room, and instructed attendees to give public comment at one of their many tables. 
Shiprock Chapter President, Chili Yazzie greeted his community and informed the crowd he had no prior consultation with BLM or BIA officials other than the scheduled use of the Chapter House meeting space. He invited chapter members to share their comments in front of the community when BLM Farmington Field Office Manager Richard Fields informed Mr. Yazzie that public comment in this form would not be accepted.

UN Expert's Report on Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline -- Will it make any difference?

UN Expert's Report on Dakota Access Pipeline -- Will it make any difference?

The UN Expert spent three days at Standing Rock and issued a summary. The question is: 'Will it make a difference? Will there be any result?' (The UN report refers to the water protectors as 'protesters.')
The UN Expert's general summary concludes with, "I call upon the United States government to intervene to promote and protect the human rights affirmed in both the ICCPR and the UN Declaration to curb the discriminatory, retaliatory actions against the Indigenous peoples gathered in North Dakota and those being victimized in response to this escalation of violence."
Time will reveal whether there is any result.
A far more comprehensive, and detailed, account of Standing Rock Camp and the abuse by militarized police and DAPL, was issued by the camp's attorneys, and submitted to Norway's Bank urging divestment. The report is by Red Owl Legal Collective/National Lawyer's Guild:
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UN Expert Releases Report on Conditions Surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline
November 9, 2016

The following is a report of Grand Chief Edward John on his official visit to Standing Rock Oct. 28 – 31, 2016 carried out in his official capacity as an expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Report and Statement from Chief Edward John Expert Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Cultural SurvivalFirsthand observations of conditions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline

(North Dakota, USA)

November 1, 2016

In response to an October 28, 2016 letter of invitation to me as an Expert Member of the UNPFII from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, David Archambault, I traveled from my community to North Dakota to see, firsthand, the conditions that he, his peoples and those from other communities have been facing in relation to the clearing of the right of way and subsequent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mohawk Nation News 'Celebration of War'



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MNN. Nov. 11, 2016. We sent our people to London in 1710 and to the Hague in 1923 to teach about the great peace. The creators of the war did not want to hear about it and still don’t. They continue to attack the law of world peace. They will continue the war perpetually until they take over the world. Since World War I the war is celebrated every year to foster its continuance.
Trump Train Wreck.
Trump Train Wreck.

Canada went to war to continue it’s reign over us and what they took from us. Some of our men were soldiers for the empire.
War memorials are a trespass against the mind of man. Some refuse to donate money as they don’t support war. hand-over-your-wallet
NYS INDIAN Detail: War at home.
NYS INDIAN Detail continues the war at home.
Let’s end the war.
Leonard Cohen’s spirit is here for three days. He died Nov. 10 knowing that everybody knows and is still doing nothing about ending the war. “Everybody knows that the dice are loaded. Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody knows the fight was fixed. The poor stay poor. The rich get rich. That’s how it goes. Everybody knows.”
MNN Mohawk Nation News for more news, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0 or original Mohawk music visit
LET’S TELL THEM WHERE WE STAND: Politicians, Corporatists, Band & Tribal Councils and sell-outs that are cooperating with pipeline companies; ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS OF HOUSTON

STANDING ROCK Warriors take on Pipeline Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Below: Photos and videos by AJ+, Digital Al Jazeera and Red Warrior Camp.
Today, water protectors run onto construction site to halt bulldozers. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Below: Breaking News Photos by Red Warrior Camp

Above: Breaking News Photos by Red Warrior Camp.

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