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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, June 12, 2017

Trump's 'America First' Puts Native America Last by Lisa Deville

Trump and White House Budget Cuts

By Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Mandaree, North Dakota, President of Fort Berthold P.O.W.E.R
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The end of May, 2017 Trump and the White House Released its Budget Proposal jeopardizing the future of Native American people and the and tribes.  The Federal Government has failed to hold up the trust responsibility and treaty obligation to protect Native people.  Our ancestors were forced into treaties as a last resort when our homelands were forcefully taken from us rather than suffer the consequence of genocide.  History of genocide and assimilation of the indigenous people is hidden as much as of how we were forced to believe the white mans' way is the only way.

When President Trump's budget was announced two weeks ago, I was appalled. His so-called "America First" budget clearly puts America last, gutting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI) in favor of corporate special interests and CEOs. The administration has proposed cutting the EPA's budget by $2.5 billion and DOI's budget by $1.6 billion, which would eviscerate key programs that North Dakotans need to ensure that we leave a strong and healthy legacy for our children. We will not be able to safeguard our public lands and our families' drinking water if leaders in Washington continue to allow special interests to take priority over the needs of average Americans.

Standing Rock Water Protectors European Tour Triumphant in Europe, Concludes in Spain and Italy

Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot; Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock;
Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, and Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota, leading Anti-Trump Parade in NATO.

Above: Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota; Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot; and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota with friends.

Rachel Heaton in Barcelona, Spain (Above and below)

Standing Rock Water Protectors European Tour Triumphant in Europe, Concludes in Spain and Italy

Article by Brenda Norrell
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Photos by Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot

Water Protectors from Standing Rock ended their triumphant tour of Europe, with appearances in Spain and Italy, urging divestment in fossil fuels, investing in clean energy, and rallying for people to take control of the resources and protect Mother Earth.
Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, said, "Tonight I spoke on a panel with some amazing folks at the University of Barcelona. This was my last event, as I'll be heading home tomorrow. I'm glad it ended in such a good way. I have to admit, it was kinda weird to be sitting in a room surrounded by paintings of conquistadors."
Hip Hop Artist Nataanii Means, Dine' and Lakota, performed in Madrid, Spain, and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, led a rally in Bologna, Italy.
Rafael said, "Days ago, I was in Bologna, Italy with a group of activists from Làbas a political collective currently occupying the former Caserma Masini building/space. We did a critical mass bank action targeting Intensa San Paolo, one of several European banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. They are invested €349 million. We wrote a letter to the Carlo Messina and biked there to deliver it. Police in riot gear were waiting as they protected corporate interests. Although the bank did not send a representative to accept our letter, we made our message clear and I'm confident they hear our voices. We will not be silenced, and we will continue to put pressure on these banks that support the genocide, environmental genocide, environmental racism, and the desecration of our sacred land. Please join our struggle as we continue to fight the same colonial oppression we've faced for 500 years."
Mazaska Talks said, "As the month-long European tour concludes, our Water Protectors split ways. Here's a march Rafael Gonzalez attended in Bologna, Italy against G7 environment ministers' meeting." (Watch RT video below.)
During the 11 Country Tour, Water Protectors from Standing Rock camps addressed the United Nations in Geneva, and met with banking officials urging divestment in Energy Transfer Partners, owners of Dakota Access Pipeline in Paris and Switzerland. They stood in solidarity with those resisting polluters in the Netherlands, supported coal mine resistance in Germany, and led the 'Trump is Not Welcome Here' march at NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
While being met with warm welcomes by those defending the Earth in Europe, by contrast, bank officials insulted and booed the Water Protectors in Paris and Switzerland.
As Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock, was addressing Credit Suisse in Switzerland, bank officials insulted Water Protectors and denied the historical existence of American Indian genocide.
In Paris, Nataanii Means, Dineh/Lakota, and Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, spoke to the shareholders of Société General, BNP, and Nataxis banks.
Nataanii Means said, “Rachel and I were the only ones allowed in with our translators. We were met with derogatory yelling, boo's, and confrontation. When we stated that these banks and their investments into overseas pipelines directly affect my people and community, people began to make so much noise meant to muffle our voices while we were speaking. We were treated with unbelievable disrespect.”
The Tour was triumphant as he welded together the solidarity and resistance from the European continent with those who rushed bravely to resist Dakota Access Pipeline from the camps at Standing Rock.
Since last spring, thousands of Native Americans and supporters camped at Standing Rock to resist Dakota Access Pipeline, and the threat to their drinking water in the Missouri River, rushing in to police brutality, tear gas and water cannons in freezing temperatures.
Those who stood, and resisted at Standing Rock, were beaten by police and injured, they were locked up in dog kennels by Morton County in North Dakota, with numbers written on their arms as was done by the Nazis, and they camped in subzero temperatures under the constant threat of eviction, with drones overhead, snipers on the hilltops, and militarized police surrounding them with loaded shotguns, high powered rifles, and positioned in armored tanks with sound cannons.
The Water Protectors resistance began as a grassroots movement, and it continues as a movement of the people.
Water is Life.

Taking over Credit Suisse in Switzerland, an investor in Dakota Access Pipeline

Preparing to meet with Parliament in the Netherlands

One of the many panels the Water Protectors presented 

Waste Win Young, Rafael Gonzalez, friend, Nataanii Means, and Rachel Heaton.
Photos by Rachel Heaton, thank you!

Mohawk Nation News 'Canadians: You Stand on Guard for This?'


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The colony of Canada was registered as a corporate company in Washington DC, owned by the Vatican shareholders. On July 1st you celebrate corporatism, also known as fascism, as Canada is one of the first in the world to be accepted without holding them accountable for murder, kidnapping, and land theft.
1867 created the corporate fiction that imprisons us. It was and still is the Dominion “Colony” of Canada. The “Family Compact” and “Chateau Clique” formed a union between their municipalities in Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 
The Chateau Clique is the families in Quebec that trace their blood to French royalty. The Family Compact is the families in Ontario and Nova Scotia that trace their blood to English royalty. Today they are the bankers.
Before 1867 they paid rent into the Indian Trust Fund, which became the largest in the world.
On July 1, 1867, the first act of the corporation was to steal our money, the “Indian Trust Fund”, to build Canada, which they fraudulent claimed.  
They declared us non-human and actually issued hunting licenses to kill us like a bear or a deer. Every Canadian judicial statute passed since 1867 is still in play. Those genocide laws they created were never rescinded. They can be pull out and used today. The settler colonist who do not stand with us are complicit.
The G20 military attack of the citizens of Toronto landed 2,600 Canadians in a temporary prison in a warehouse, which became known as “Torontonimo Bay”. 
Canada is still the Dominion of Canada, a private colonial corporation, whose owners reside in the City of London, in the Vatican and in Washington DC, all owned by the Crown.

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Longest Walk 5 in Princeton, Indiana Photos by Bad Bear

Thank you Western Shoshone Long Walker and Photojournalist Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson for sharing his photos of Long Walk 5 as it happens. Walkers just walked into Princeton, Indiana, with the message of halting drug abuse and domestic violence.
Bad Bear has shared his photos from Longest Walk 2,3, 4 and now 5. Thank you!

Runners are beginning from the edge of town, Bad Bear said
Monday noon, July 12, 2017


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