Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 28, 2017

Sacred Stone Camp Braced for Eviction Tuesday, Feb. 28, 207

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(Photo of Sacred Stone Camp screenshot by Censored News from Johnny Dangers video.)

Sacred Stone Camp Feb. 28, 2017
"These are the last hours of Sacred Stone Camp as we know it."
Eviction was expected at noon. Trucks and trailers continue to transport out yurts and belongings now.

Live video coverage below.

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Federal Subpoena Dropped Against Grand Jury Resister Steve Martinez

Water Protectors at Backwater Bridge being hit with water cannon
Federal Subpoena Dropped Against Grand Jury Resister Steve Martinez

Political Targeting of Water Protectors Continues

By Water Protector Legal Collective
Censored NewsFebruary 28, 2017

BISMARCK, North Dakota -- A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation. Mr. Martinez had been summoned to appear on Wednesday March 1, as a witness before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND. The putative subject of the investigation is the November 20 incident on Backwater Bridge, and in particular, the injury to Sophia Wilansky, who nearly lost her arm from being struck at close range by a law enforcement projectile.

Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Attorney for Steve Martinez: cell 347-248-6771
Jeff Haas, WPLC board member: cell 505-469-0714

Regina Brave: Treaty Stand -- Army Corps does not own this land

"We took a Treaty Stand on this issue," says Regina Brave, arrested as police assaulted water protectors at Oceti Sakowin.
"The US Corps of Engineers does not own this land."

Big Mountain Dineh Resistance 'We are Still Here'

Photo John Benally, Big Mountain
Photo by Brenda Norrell

Sheepherders Requested, Elders Travel to California, NGS Closing

MARCH 2017

"We are all still out here. We will always be here! And so, thank you to all that remember us!" –Resister, John Benally

“Yes, we are here, and Big Mountain Dineh resistance continues to stand with the Standing Rock fight against the DAPL. We hope to continue building a network system to collaborate more and be apart of enhancing as well as strengthening indigenous resistance throughout the western hemisphere. Big Mountain Dineh elders and their extended family resisters will also work hard to maintain our involvement of exchanges, for liberation and in the defense of our ancestral lands and its natural resources. From the south to the north, Hoka Hey, the time for liberation is here!” – Kat Bahe, Big Mountain Dineh.
Dear friends of the resistance communities on Black Mesa and Big Mountain,
We hope this finds you as well as you can be in this difficult time and holding fast to the example of decades of ongoing resistance that the community members and elders of Black Mesa provide. We are writing to share updates from the ongoing resistance and cultural survival. See a longer update here.
There is an ask for supporters in for the busy spring time and particular there's a need for several supporters to come for the week of March 11th so families can go be part of this beautiful event in Los Angeles. Please email if you can come help herd sheep, cut wood, check on the lambs, and all the facets of life and work required by the communities commitment to staying on and protecting their ancestral homeland and the water that sustains it.

You can read updates on the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (the coal processing plant that processes coal from Black Mesa):

We will share more updates soon.

Much gratitude and fortitude,

The BMIS Collective: Berkley, Liza, Tree, and Derek
F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R

February 27, 2017

Sacred Stone Camp under threat of eviction Feb. 27, 2017

Photo Sacred Stone Camp in the beginning

Standing Rock Tribe pushes for eviction of Water Protectors at Sacred Stone Camp, BIA police are Armed at Checkpoint to Sacred Stone Camp

Police Raid on Sacred Stone Camp expected on Tuesday at noon 

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Update -- Live coverage on Tuesday at:

Johnny Dangers Video: Sacred Stone Camp is under threat of a raid.
Watch video of Monday at:

Johnny Dangers said many people left yesterday, Sunday, because of the threat of the police raiding the camp today. Many people are heading out today.
"This is the last day of Sacred Stone Camp as we know it," he said, in regards to the people who comprise the camp.
"What makes a place is who lives there, who laughs there, who calls it home."
"It feels like the final day of Sacred Stone, as we remember it."
Related videos show an armed checkpoint manned by BIA and National Park Service at the entrance to Sacred Stone Camp today, Monday, Feb. 27.
Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Harold Frazier said his tribe has prepared a place for water protectors seeking refuge to camp.

Lunes 27 de febrero de 2017
Campamento de Piedra Sagrada amenazado de desalojo 27 de febrero de 2017

Traducido por Anayanse Garza

Foto Campamento de Piedra Sagrada al comienzo

La Tribu de Standing Rock (Piedra Derecha) empuja para el desalojo de los protectores del agua en el Campamento de Piedra Sagrada (Sacred Stone Camp), policía de la Oficina de Asuntos Indígenas (BIA) esta armada en el retén al Campamento de Piedra Sagrada.

Johnny Dangers Video: Campamento de Piedra Sagrada está bajo amenaza de una redada.

Vea el video de hoy en:

Dangers dijo que muchas personas se marcharon ayer, domingo, debido a la amenaza de que la policía llevará a cabo una redada en el campamento hoy. Muchas personas están saliendo hoy.
"Este es el último día del Campamento Piedra Sagrada tal como lo conocemos", dijo, con respecto a las personas que componen el campamento. "Lo que hace un lugar es quién vive allí, quién ríe allí, quién lo llama hogar."
"Se siente como el último día del Campamento Piedra Sagrada, como lo recordamos."
Vídeos relacionados muestran un retén armado manejado por la Oficina de Asuntos Indígenas (BIA) y el Servicio de Parques Nacionales (National Park Service) en la entrada al Campamento Piedra Sagrada hoy, lunes, 27 de febrero. Presidente de los Cheyenne River Lakota Harold Frazier dijo que su tribu ha preparado un lugar para los protectores del agua que buscan refugio para acampar.Espanol
Translation by Anayanse Garza


February 25, 2017

'The Victory is Ours' Warriors Heroic Stand at Oceti Sakowin

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Rob Wilson Photography: Water Protectors on the river during the final assault on Oceti Sakowin Camp by militarized police on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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Rob Wilson Photography One of the last remaining Water Protectors in theOceti Sakowin Camp as the militarized police force moved in on treaty land.

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Loyal to the end.
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Filmmaker Jahnny Lee, working with Sundance Institute, arrested while filming on Feb. 22.
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Raymond Kingfisher giving closing prayers upon leaving camp. Thanking the Protectors 

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Rob Wilson Photography

Who will pay the price of excessive force, injustice and the destruction of Mother Earth!
Future generations.

Dutch translations of Censored News at NAIS
Thank you Alice Holemans for translating Censored News into Dutch, and sharing in Europe!
Surely this has helped with bank divestments of Dakota Access Pipeline!

Thank you Rob Wilson, who has generously shared his photos with Censored News from the frontline!
Donate to Photographer Rob Wilson 

Mohawk Nation News 'Cowboys and Indians'


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MNN. FEB. 25, 2017. It’s Oscar time. The cowboys and Indians films were fascist propaganda to promote the corporate political agenda. The invaders feared us. Our existence was to be annihilated and forgotten to make way for the theft of our continent. The movie industry framed a barbarian image of us. Those films that met the regime’s needs were given prestigious award like the Oscars.
Film is a political instrument. The Nazi regime realized that the public is mentally inert. They don’t have a natural language from which to develop thinking. They read that which confirms their pre-established beliefs which are created for them. Moving pictures were found to have better prospects to condition them.
Hollywood continues to promote the lone gunman, “just passin’ through,” and the solitary cop. Cowboys killing INDIANS is the image that was created of the West. We are suppose to be their subordinates. This long established false image has recently been destroyed.
Hollywood created and perpetuated the illusion of manliness as a killer of INDIAN men, women children and babies. The American dream is the corporation annihilating the onkwe’hon:weh, the natural people of great turtle island and beyond. It did not work. We’re still here.
Hollywood has to tell the truth about the greatest holocaust in all mankind, the murder of over 100 million onkwe’hon:weh, natural people of the Western Hemisphere. Unarmed Indians were killed for our land and possessions, hiding our bodies in mass graves and building cities and towns over them.
The enemy programmed “The only good Indian is a dead Indian” into their minds. Our people were put on public display in Wild West Shows before the cinema.
Movie personalities sell the product of passing false stories to the world about us. The public were made to believe it was alright to eliminate us.
Hollywood sells pedophilia, pederasty, incest, perverted sex, all forms of mental problems, murders, torture, killing nature and other perversions as being normal and to weaken our defences.
Hollywood elevated and made role models of evil gangsters like Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, the Mafia, Machine Gun Kelly, Custer and many other mobsters.
We onkwe’hon:weh are part of the natural world which had to be eliminated through developing complex ways to kill and torture us, which were glorified in the movies.
Hollywood created superheroes and now military heroes to save them. The people are scared, pacified and can’t defend themselves from the truth. They are waiting to be told what to do as they are trained to be obedient. At Standing Rock they show fear because we stood up to them.
Hollywood made Americans into heroes that won World War 1 and 2. The Russians won both. Americans fear anyone who stands up to them. Their strategy is to intimidate. Hollywood creates the scenario of a rough and tough street gang bully. They are actually cowards with guns.
US policy decides what will be destroyed that goes against their fascist agenda. Fascist art and culture installs the fear, blinds the public, stirs up patriotism and keeps them silent. A few brave celebrities have spoken out and stood with us.
Hollywood thrives on making war propaganda movies. The message of the song “We are Still Here”is: “missionize, christianize, socialize, minimize, legislate, assimilate, economize, genocide: 
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February 24, 2017

Video -- Grandma Regina Brave 'You Keep us Strong with your Prayers'


Grandma Regina Brave was arrested during the militarized police raid on Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock on Feb. 23, 2017. She was among the first of 45 arrested, and has been released. Listen to her words.

Photos: Military Assault on Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud Camps, Standing Rock


        Militarized police needlessy ripping open tipi above.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter hovered overhead most of the day.

U.S. military assault on Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud Camps, Feb. 23, 2017
Photos Rob Wilson Photography

Mohawk Nation News 'Women Titleholders Give Notice'


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MNN. Feb. 24, 2017. The world watches in horror as the US military commit atrocities at Standing Rock to try to kill the water defenders for a private pipeline. Automatic weapons are pointed directly at us. The presence of the military force is to continue the genocide of our people. 
The kohtihon’tia:kwenio, the women title holders of great turtle island, give notice. We are obliged to preserve and protect the land for the future generations.
We are mandated to inform the invading aliens and their agents to respect our freedom to live and travel throughout our lands without hindrance.
We come from creation. We survived mass murder in the biggest holocaust in all humanity, chemical and biological warfare, starvation, physical and mental torture, lies, ignorance and genocide by statute.
The US, Canada and Mexico are fabricated private colonial corporations that are squatting on our land. They are banking “franchises” of Europe, not governments, who have illegally divided up our lands and resources. They can never become sovereign on our land.
Only we have sovereign authority. We have ancient agreements and alliances among all our people.
The Charter of the United Nations requires respect for the principles of equal rights and self-determination. Differences are to be resolved peacefully.
The franchises are violating the internationally recognized standards for respecting political rights of the People as set out in the international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Prevention of Genocide, UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other international legal instruments.
General Assembly Resolution 1541 [XV] requires the informed consent of the people before they are included in another state; and the International Court of Justice affirmed this principle in the Western Sahara case. We are not and will never become part of the colonial states that are squatting on our land.
According to Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Sections 1 and 2, every people have a right to a nationality. No nation can change another nation’s identity by imposing foreign legislation. Our travel, trade and commerce must be unhindered throughout the Americas known as the Western Hemisphere, which we call great turtle island.
Ignoring our perspectives on us, our land, resources, air, water and all life are universally recognized as illegal.
The squatters cannot arbitrarily turn anybody into subjects of their corporation without our knowledge or consent.
We shall freely traverse all our lands, pass and re-pass by land or inland navigation or by air onto all our territories. Taxes, duties and all fees are illegally extracted from us by these foreigners. We shall hunt and fish anywhere on our territory.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of their life or freedom. The US must immediately stop threatening, murdering and detaining us, contravening the internationally recognized principles of fundamental justice.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been adopted by a majority of states. We are equal to all others and have a right to full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
We demand the settler corporation immediately disarm and stop detaining, murdering, torturing, raping, robbing us, harassing and charging us in their illegally imposed Admiralty law of the seas judicial system. They must bring their concerns to the proper traditional onkwe’hon:weh governments.
Torture is premeditated, systemic and scientific meant to break down our dignity, our social fabric and foment terror within the people.
Puppet tribal and band councils imposed by the corporation are treasonous.
Canada, US and Mexico and other colonial franchises must cease and desist violating the authority of the land owners of great turtle island.
Our duty is to protect our physical integrity and legal rights.
Threats, murder and torture have no place in the internal or international relations of any peoples. The principles of the great peace and teh’io:hateh [Two Row Wampum], are the true laws of onon’ware:keh;
We demand the corporation immediately vacate great turtle island. 
Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Gall and the others jumped on their horses to meet the enemy head on without fear. They fought for the generations to come.
Jimi Hendrix sings about fighting for freedom: “You got my pride hanging out of my bed. You’re messing with my life, so I brought my lead. You’re even messing with my children, and you’re screaming at my wife. Get off of my back f you want to get out of here alive. Freedom, that’s what I want now. Freedom, that’s what I need now”.
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