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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, 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BISMARCK, North Dakota -- A federal grand jury subpoena issued to Water Protector Steve Martinez was withdrawn yesterday, without warning or explanation.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

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