Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

March 31, 2017

Gathering Strength at Fort Duchesne, Long Walk 5

Photos and Videos by Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson

The Ute community of Fort Duchesne walked with the Longest Walk 5 this morning.

Drum at Fort Duchesne.

The Long Walk 5 gained strength during the walkers stay on Ute land at Fort Duchesne, Utah.
The community shared hospitality and joined walkers as they departed this morning, March 30, 2017. Western Shoshone photojournalist Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson said he was joined on the walk by his father Buck Sampson, Paiute, and mother Rozina Bobb Sampson, Western Shoshone (shown in photos above.)
Bad Bear said runners are running hard to cover the miles. The camp stay place for Long Walk 5 is now Hayden, Colorado. -- Brenda, Censored News

March 30, 2017

Zapatistas 'The First of Several' Coffee and the Wall


The First of Several

Zapatista Army for National Liberation


March, 2017

To the Sixth all over the world:

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We had told you we wanted to find a way to support you so that you in turn could support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted and separated by walls. Well, we have some small progress to report in that regard.

The first ton of Zapatista coffee is ready for the campaign “In the Face of Capital’s Walls: Resistance, Rebellion, Solidarity, and the Support of those Below and to the Left.”

The coffee is 100% Zapatista. It was cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands; harvested by Zapatistas, dried under the Zapatista sun; ground in Zapatista machines; paused when the Zapatista machine was broken by Zapatistas and later repaired by Zapatistas (with a non-Zapatista ball bearing); then packaged by Zapatistas, labeled by Zapatistas, and transported by Zapatistas.

This first ton was collected through participation from all 5 caracoles, with their Juntas de Buen Gobierno [Good Government Councils], their MAREZ [Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities in Rebellion], and their community collectives, and is now at the CIDECI-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, rebellious Mexico.

This Zapatistas coffee is even more delicious if you drink it in the struggle. We’re including here below a short video that the Tercios Compas [Zapatista media] made where you can see the whole process, from the coffee field to the warehouse.

We are also categorizing and packaging the art works made by Zapatistas for the last CompArte, which we will also send to you to support your activities.

We hope we can give these things to you during the April event so that you can transport them to the different corners of the world where the Sixth exists, that is, where there is resistance and rebellion.

We hope that with this first bit of support you can begin or continue your work in support of all those who are persecuted and discriminated against throughout the world.

Perhaps you are asking yourselves how you’re going to get this stuff to your corners of the earth. Well, via the same method it was produced—through organization.

That is, we are asking you not only to organize yourselves on this matter, but also and above all to carry out activities in support of all those people who are today pursued and persecuted simply because of the color of their skin, their culture, their faith, their origin, their history, their life.

And that’s not all: remember that we must resist, we must rebel, we must struggle, we must organize.

Oh, and we asked how to say this message we wanted to communicate, in a way it will be understood:

Fuck Trump!

(and while we’re at it, all the rest of them too—that is, the Peña Nietos, the Macris, the Temers, the Rajoys, the Putins, the Merkels, the Mays, the Le Pens, the Berlusconis, the Jinpings, the Netanyahus, the al-Ásads, and go ahead and add whatever name they give that wall that will have to be knocked down, and knocked down in such a way that all the walls get the message).

(In other words, this is the first of many tons to come and the first of multiple curses to be made.)

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

Mexico, March of 2017



Here is the video by the Tercios Compas that accompanies the communique. The soundtrack is “Somos sur,” lyrics and music by Ana Tijoux, accompanied by Shadia Mansour.

First Voices Radio: Sacred Ground, Standing Rock, O'odham Border


This Week on “First Voices Radio” Hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota—Listen Thursday, March 30, 9 to 10 a.m. EDT on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City

By Liz Hill, Red Lake Ojibwe, Producer, “First Voices Radio”
Censored News

Listen now at WBAI archive
Ofelia Rivas, elder and activist from Tohono O’odham Nation, was a featured guest on this week’s edition of “First Voices Radio,” which aired on Tuesday, March 28, on WPKN 89.5 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”) is a weekly live hourlong broadcast hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota. The show airs every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time (
This week’s show will be repeated on Thursday, March 30, 9 to 10 a.m. on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City (streaming at and WBAI-FM on Tune In).
Tiokasin, who in addition to being the host is also the show’s founder and executive producer, announced an auspicious anniversary. It was on March 28, 2002 at the full moon when Tiokasin began his broadcasts in the northeast. Now exactly 15 years after the first northeast broadcast—this time at the new moon—and 25 years after the original broadcast on the west coast, “First Voices Radio” is heard on 70 other public and community radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
On this week’s show, Tiokasin talked with three guests—filmmaker Toby McLeod, water protector Cheryl Angel, Lakota, and Tohono O’odham elder and activist Ofelia Rivas. Tiokasin’s first guest Toby McLeod circled the globe for five years filming the “Standing on Sacred Ground” series. He founded the Sacred Land Film Project in 1984 to make high-impact documentary films relevant to Indigenous communities and modern audiences. Toby produced and directed In the Light of Reverence (P.O.V., 2001) and other award-winning documentary films: Downwind/Downstream, and NOVA: Poison in the Rockies. In 1990, he produced Voices of the Land as a 20-minute preview of “Standing on Sacred Ground.”  This week Toby is presenting two of his films in the “Standing on Sacred Ground Series” at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Tiokasin will be a featured speaker at the Thursday, March 30, program, the screening of Toby’s film “Pilgrims and Tourists.” More information can be found at,

Tiokasin’s second guest Cheryl Angel is a lifelong, devoted water protector who has been part of the Standing Rock Camp since April 2016 and was vital in helping stop the Keystone XL Pipeline. Cheryl's voice among the water protectors is one of integrating deep prayer with direct action, guiding two women-led actions at Standing Rock. She moves from a deep space of non-violence and love, as guided by her ancestors, Lakota traditions and ways of being. This week, Cheryl is speaking on a panel at the opening of the exhibition “Killing the Black Snake—Resistance at Standing Rock (Oct. 30-Dec. 6, 2016): Photographs by Stephanie Keith.” The event is taking place at the Hemispheric Institute (NYU) in New York City on Thursday, March 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tiokasin’s third guest Ofelia Rivas is Founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall. Tiokasin and Ofelia discussed the March 25, 2017 article by Brenda Norrell in Censored News, “Traditional O’odham in Sonora, Mexico, Protest Trump’s Border Wall on O’odham Land”:

Tiokasin, who is also the show’s music curator, featured two compelling musical selections during the show:  “He” by Consolidated (CD: Play More Music, 1992; Label: Nettwerk) and “Burning Times” by Rumors of the Big Wave (CD: Burning Times, 1993; Label: Earth Beat).

A note to listeners: An archived version of the original Tuesday, March 28, broadcast is available now in the archive of WPKN-FM ( On Thursday, March 30, another archived version of the show will also be available as a download in the WBAI archive immediately following the replay after 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

More information about “First Voices Radio”: Join the “First Voices Radio” Facebook group page at

(Photos courtesy “First Voices Radio”)

American Indian Airwaves -- Western Shoshone Defending Yucca Mountain

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Thursday, 3/30/2017, on American Indian Airwaves, 7pm to 8pm (PCT)

"Resisting Genocides: Pushing Back Against the Yucca Mountain High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository and
Preventing the Nuclearization of the Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) Nation”

Ian Zambarte (Newe Sogobia [Western Shoshone] Nation) (, long-time activist,  board member of the Native Community Action Council (NCAC) (, a "party with standing" in the licensing proceedings contending the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) cannot prove ownership of Yucca Mountain, the location for a high-level nuclear waste repository, and  a board member of Poohabah, a Western Shoshone religious institution situated along the Amargosa River at Tecopa as it turns toward Timbisha at Furnace Creek.
Ian Zambarte joins us for an exclusive one-hour interview with an update on the United States government’s current reactivation of the Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste repository located within the treaty territories of the Newe Sogobia, violations of the Treaty of Newe Sogobia(Ruby Valley) of 1863, the United States Department of Energy’s human rights violations of the New Sogobia Nation, preventing the full nuclearization of the Newe Sogobia Nation and its intergenerational impacts on Mother Earth and everything she provides for all life forms, intergenerational tyranny, the forthcoming Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues at the University of Nevada, Los Vegas (UNLV) from April 22nd - 23rd, 2017 at the Marjorie Barrack Museum Auditorium (1pm to 8pm),  plus a lot more issues are discussed.

American Indian Airwaves regularly broadcast every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm (PCT) on KPFK FM 90.7 in Los Angles, FM 98.7 in Santa Barbara, FM 99.5 China Lake, FM 93.7 North San Diego, WCRS FM 98.3/102.1 in Columbus, OH, and on the Internet @

Missed shows for the past 60 days can be accessed at:

Indigenous Women Protecting the Earth: Events in New York and DC


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WDear Friends and Allies,

We are thrilled to invite you to join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for two upcoming events - 'Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities - New York City' on April 26th and 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.' on April 29th, after the People's Climate March!

Explore event details, register and share with friends and colleagues using the information below!
Global women leaders speak out at a 
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network event in Marrakech, Morocco 2016
Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights 
and Communities - New York City

April 26th, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 pm
United Nations Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza #8g, New York City, NY

Indigenous women around the world are impacted first and worst by the effects of environmental destruction and a rapidly changing climate - their disproportionate vulnerability the result of a dangerous intersection of colonialism, racism, extractive economies and patriarchy. However despite all odds and against great challenges, it is these very same Indigenous women who are rising up, challenging the status quo, holding a vision, and taking action to build the vital solutions needed for a just and livable future for everyone. 

Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network and frontline Indigenous women leaders from countries around the world, as we gather to share stories, concerns, struggles and plans of action for change. Included in the event discussion will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights and frontline communities; the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. 

This public event will be held in parallel to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues happening in New York at this time, with the expressed purpose of ensuring that the vital voices of Indigenous women leaders are heard by the public, media and government representatives during the formal UN processes. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the collaboration of MADRE and ClimateMama.

Speakers to date include...
  • Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Peoples; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA)
  • Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Peoples; Indigenous Environmental Network, USA)
  • Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai Peoples; Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
  • Heather Milton Lightening (Pasqua First Nation, Cree, Anishinabe, Blackfoot & Dakota; Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Polaris Institute, Canada)
  • Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples; National Indigenous Women's Forum, Nepal)
  • Michelle Cook (Diné Peoples; Legal Advisor to Standing Rock movement, USA)
  • Leaders from the Amazon, to be announced
Indigenous women leaders of the Ecuadorian Amazon march on  International Women's Day 2016 in
Puyo, Ecuador - Photo by Emily Arasim/WECAN
Women Leading Solutions 
on the Frontline of Climate Change - D.C.
April 29th, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm
Impact Hub D.C. - 419 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network for 'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - D.C.', a dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. 

This event is organized with the conviction that real forward movement towards climate justice depends on the full and equal participation of women in all stages of decision making and implementation, and that real change will come from women mobilizing and taking action at the local, national, and international level. Women have always been on the frontlines, now it is time for them to be at the forefront. 

Included in topic discussions will be resistance efforts from Standing Rock to the Amazon; Indigenous rights, environmental racism, and frontline communities; the intersection of gender and environment; and women's leadership and calls for action within a climate justice framework. We are thrilled to be presenting this event with the partnership of Impact Hub D.C.
Speakers to date include...
  • Angela Adrar (Climate Justice Alliance)
  • May Boeve (
  • Alina Saba (Limbu Peoples of Nepal, National Indigenous Women's Forum)
  • Buzzard Point community leader, to be announced
  • Leila Salazar Lopez (Amazon Watch)
  • Sally Coxe (Bonobo Conservation Initiative)
  • Leaders of the Amazon, to be announced
  • Representative from Our Children's Trust, to be announced
  • Osprey Orielle Lake (Women's Earth & Climate Action Network)
  • More speakers TBA!
We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events! Those of you in Washington D.C. for the People's Climate March are invited join WECAN to march with the Women for Climate Justice Contingent.

All global allies are also encouraged to join us for WECAN's upcoming series of free, online Education and Advocacy Trainings for Women for Climate Justice.
For the Earth and All Generations, 

Osprey Orielle Lake
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network 

Mohawk Nation News 'Serve and Protect Who?'


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MNN. MAR. 30, 2017. Threats that World War 3 is coming abound in MSM, to keep everybody in fear. The US economy is breaking down. Police forces have all been militarized with “to serve and protect” on their cars. They dash to protect the elite and corporations, not the public, as seen at Standing Rock.
Trump comes from a business background, which corrupts differently from the politicians. He steals millions. They steal billions. They all have in common that whoever makes the most money makes the rules. “Money talks and bullshit walks”.
Trump is supposed to be commander-in-chief of the US armed forces. When Obama gave the order to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline construction at Standing Rock for further investigation, the corporation that controls the military and police forces ignored the presidential order. 
Trump promised to drain the swamp of corruption in Washington DC. He is now the swamp master covered in swamp mites. He is an actor following the script given to him by the puppet masters.
The reality is that the White House is controlled by the corporation through the military. The Federal Reserve prints the money and controls the interest rates. The Federal Reserve could turn his billions into worthless pieces of paper overnight and he could do nothing about it. That is the real swamp that needs to be drained.


Don’t believe anything that comes out of the corporation. They want ownership of the world and everything in it.
This billionaire boys clubs writes and subverts all the countries’ histories. They believe, “He who controls the past, controls the future”. They put themselves above everyone else which shows how advanced the “owistah” [money] disease infects their minds.
The corporation continues on its destructive path trying to destroy mother earth. As they say, “Criminals come with a mask, a badge, a smile and a wave”.
As the Man in Black sings: “You can run on for a long time, run on for a long time, sooner or later, god’ll cut you down. Tellthat long tongued liar, go and tell that midnight rider, tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter, tell them god’s gonna cut them down”.
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 
Paul Hellyer disturbing message to US