Showing posts from October, 2017

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

By Casey Camp-Horinek Shannon Biggs Pennie Opal Plant Movement Rights
SAN FRANCISCO -- After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahomavoted to pass a statute recognizing the rights of nature on Friday, October 20, 2017.  When enacted, the Ponca will be the first tribal nation to recognize the rights of nature into statutory law.

"On Friday, October 20th the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma took the historic step of agreeing to add a statute to enact the Rights of Nature.  We are proud to be moving into the future by honoring our original instructions to respect all life on our Mother Earth,” said Casey Camp-Horinek, a member of the Ponca Tribal Business Council.  “We would like to thank everyone who ha…

Professor Mark Trahant resigns after Standing Rock journalists seminar repeatedly rejected

. Update: University will allow lecture series

By Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock
Censored News I have decided to not renew my term as an endowed chair at the University of North Dakota. It really comes down to this: I am disappointed and disgusted that the university is not an institutional leader in this state. It should be a beam of light, shining on the protected realm of rational discourse. Last year, for example, I was asked to coordinate a journalism lecture series. I proposed hearing from the journalists who covered Standing Rock. Nope. Instead the series was “put on hold.” This year I suggested a conference on technology and society, again leading with a conversation about Standing Rock and social media. Again, no, and I learned about senior administration fears that the legislature might retaliate.
I understand that it's important to keep fighting, but when your institution is absent, well, for me, this chapter ends. I do appreciate my…

French Guiana Indigenous -- Before Reconciliation is Thinkable, You Must Admit Your Crimes

By Christine Prat Censored News
PARIS -- This year, for several months already, Natives of French Guiana have organized protests and strikes that ultimately forced the authorities and the media to notice them and report about them. The Indigenous Movement in French Guiana started long before, but it is only when the protests and strikes began to disturb the quiet life of settlers and authorities that they were forced to talk about it outside Guiana. Of course, the response of the French Government is totally inadequate. However, the existence of Indigenous Peoples "in France" has become visible. On October 14th, 2017, Christophe Pierre aka Yanuwana Tapoka, was among the speakers invited by the CSIA-nitassinan for their 37th Annual Day of Solidarity. You will find below my translation of Yanuwana's speech.…

Kanahus Manuel in Paris 'Secwepemc Unsurrendered'

Kanahus Manuel in Paris Secwepemc Unsurrendered
KANAHUS MANUEL IN PARIS, October 14, 2017 Recorded and transcribed by Christine Prat in Paris Censored News
I am from so-called 'British Colombia, Canada'. But I want to make it clear that we don't call it Canada. It's an illegal, dirty, evil, invading country. We have been fighting Canada for the past 150 years: this year Canada is actually celebrating its 150th birthday. When that invasion first happened, they started making 'land agreements', really illegal treaties, from the east coast to the west. But once they reached the Rocky Mountains, west of that, no treaties were made. So, our lands still remain unsurrendered and unceded territories. Our territory is located in what is now called the south-central interior of B.C. It is approximately 180,000 square kilometers, the size of the UK. What Canada has done in this process of colonization has not been good. The impacts: like my brother said, we had the schools, th…

Dennis Banks Passes to Spirit World

From his children

"Our father Dennis J. Banks started his journey to the spirit world at 10:10 pm on October 29, 2017.

As he took his last breaths, Minoh sang him four songs for his journey. All the family who were present prayed over him and said our individual goodbyes. Then we proudly sang him the AIM song as his final send off.

Our father will be laid to rest in his home community of Leech Lake, MN. Presiding over traditional services will be Terry Nelson. We welcome all who would like to pay respects. As soon as arrangements are finalized, we will post details.

Still Humbly Yours,

The children and grandchildren of Nowacumig

Tashina Minoh BanksArrow Banks DeeDee Banks Tokala Win Banks Glenda Roberts Darla Banks Tatanka Banks"

Dennis Banks on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio


Red Fawn Released to Half Way House, Oct. 27, 2017

Message from the legal team of Red Fawn On October 27, 2017 --  the anniversary date of her arrest -- Red Fawn Fallis was released from the Stutsman County Jail to a half-way house in North Dakota. Red Fawn, a Lakota water protector originally from the Pine Ridge Reservation, is scheduled to stand trial in federal district court on January 29, 2018 on multiple charges stemming from her participation in the protests surrounding construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The path of the pipeline lay in close proximity to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and its water source and traversed lands of historic and cultural significance to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Red Fawn has plead Not Guilty to all charges. Her trial was recently moved from Bismarck to Fargo, North Dakota due to the publicity that has surrounded both the opposition to the construction of the pipeline and to Red Fawn’s arrest. Red Fawn is well-known and respected for her role as a medic and community leader at the Oc…

Indigenous Man Assaulted in Courtroom by Saline County Kansas Officers

Indigenous Man Assaulted in Courtroom by Saline County Officers
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Salina, KS – Saline County Jail inmate Ni’i Ne’e, an indigenous man of DinĂ© heritage, was assaulted in the courtroom by Saline County officers during a hearing on Tuesday, October 10th.

A letter received from Ni’i Ne’e dated October 10, 2017 detailed the assault during the hearing:

“[Saline County Attorney staff Mike] Rogers grabbed the handcuffs and my wrist, bent it back [while] the other officer (unnamed) grabbed the shackles and lifted both my legs up off the ground. [Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark] Trostle had his bare hands around my throat, trying to choke me unconscious; I kept yelling at them to stop, they bent my wrist back more and Trostle was choking me harder, I could breathe only thru my nose. I was gasping for air trying to breathe…I wanted to be escorted out before I was FORCED to participate...Trostle and Rogers said they had to hold me in the courtroom until [judge Patrick…

Mohawk Nation News 'Eugenocide-ISM'

EUGENOCIDE-ISMPosted on October 25, 2017
Please post & distribute MNN. Oct. 25, 2017. A 15 year old native women had been seriously injured in a bicycle accident. The handlebar had gone into her vagina and pulled out her cervix. The reserve doctors pushed it all back in and sewed her up, telling her, “You will never have children”. Read article at Mohawk Nation News

Nataanii Means in Paris 'Learning to Be a Human Being at Standing Rock'

Words of Nataanii Means in Paris
Recorded and transcribed by Christine Prat in Paris
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French translation by Christine Prat

PARIS -- Nataanii Means was one of the speakers during the 37th Annual Day of Solidarity with Indians of the Americas organized by the CSIA-nitassinan. He talked about his experience in Standing Rock, during the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, commented on the documentary “Rise," by Michelle Latimer, produced by Viceland.
After presenting himself, as Lakota, Omaha and Dineh, and thanked the people in the audience for having taken time from their Saturday in order to be there, Nataanii talked about what he had been going through last year.
"For the past two years, the CSIA has brought me out to perform, to speak, and last year I was living at the camps, I was living in a Teepee with my friend Tyler, in the Camp Red Warrior. I took time to fly over here and then I went back. The tension h…

Lakota Treaty Council files cease and desist order over Black Hills settlement negotiation

Independent Lakota Nation Strong Heart Warrior society Office of the Provisional Government P.O. Box 512 Hill City, SD 57745, Unceeded lakota Territory
Press Release October 25, 2017    |    Original: English Immediate Release: October 17, 2017 Contact: Canupa Gluha Mani 605-517-1547 and for forwarded interviews to Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand.    Email: Attachments: Lawsuit in pdf
Lakota Treaty Council Files Cease and Desist Order to Block Negotiation or Access to Black Hills Settlement Interest Money
Lakota Territory –  On Monday, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council with support from the Strong Heart Warrior Society of the Independent Lakota Nation filed a Cease & Desist order in U.S. Federal Court in Rapid City. The Cease & Desist order was filed by Black Hills Sioux Nation representative Floyd Looks for Buffalo Hand with support from Strong Heart and the Independent Lakota Nation.
The order seeks to block any attempts to negotiate or otherwise access int…