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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, October 6, 2017

In the News this Week at Censored News



The Indigenous Women's Delegation from Standing Rock Water Protector Camps are now in Switzerland on their divestment tour in Europe. The first stop was Norway, and next is Germany. Follow their relentless efforts as they meet with banks and financial corporations -- urging divestment in Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access Pipeline and fossil fuels -- at Censored News.


Dineh Larry Emerson, gentle giant, passes to Spirit World
Our friend Larry Emerson, Dineh, passed to the Spirit World.
John Redhouse, Dineh, said in tribute to Larry Emerson, "Larry was our Navajo National Treasure. We have indeed lost a great man—intellectually, spiritually culturally, in every way. With his loss, our lives in this world, Fourth World, will never be the same."
Six years ago, Larry sent this wish list to Censored News.
Larry, gentle giant, farmer, scholar, and Earth Defender, always ahead to his time, urged the Navajo Nation to adopt the Rights of the Natural World. Wish -- "Navajo Nation adopts democratic measures to include rights of the Natural World. Opening clause reads: “We, the People and the Natural World…” Navajo communities agreed that ancient Indigenous knowledge regarding harmony, beauty, happiness, peace and balance were the real imperatives that sustain a healthy democracy." -- Larry Emerson, 2011 Read more of his wishes for the Navajo Nation https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/dr-larry-emerson-journeys-to-spirit.html

PARIS -- The Solidarity Committee with American Indians is hosting events in Paris, in solidarity with Standing Rock water protectors and Mexico's National Indigenous Congress, including Free Red Fawn Concert and art exhibit. https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/paris-solidarity-with-standing-rock.html


PARIS -- Solidarity with National Indigenous Congress of Mexico and Zapatistas
Speakers include -- Cannupa Hanska Luger (activist and Lakota artist, a native of Standing Rock who participated in the fight against the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota) -- Kanahus Manuel (activist Secwepemc and Ktunaxa of British Columbia in Canada, fighting against the extension of Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada - Trans Mountain Pipeline and one of the decolonial campaign coordinators against the 150th anniversary celebrations. Kanahus was released on October 3, 2017, after being arrested in North Dakota in the fight against DAPL, and was inspired by the organization of the Zapatista already received by the EZLN command)-- Alas (rapper and activist Xicana, living on the Chumash territory in California), she advocates for the rights of migrants crossing the Mexican-American border and against Trump's racist wall, a close friend of the indigenous Zapotec rapper and Mexican feminist activist Mare Advertencia Lirika, adherent to the Sixth Declaration of a Lacandone Forest) -- Yanuwana Tapoka - Christophe Pierre - (Kali'na, representative of Native Youth of Guyana, currently fighting against the mega-mining project of La Montagne d'Or, a mortifier project supported by President Emmanuel Macron. to the Zapatistas in their fight by masking their faces in action with a red paliacate, a rebellious color of struggle and resistance) https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/solidarity-with-national-indigenous.htmlhttps://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/solidarity-with-national-indigenous.html
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas: OMNI: Going Solar and Fighting the Good Fight
So many incredible happenings in Fayetteville, Arkansas ---Indigenous Peoples Day, solar, and Northwest Arkansas is home to Ann Wright, the military leader who dropped out of the killing machine, exposed U.S. torture, joined a Gaza boat to Palestine and was jailed in Israel. Tucson is one of the many cities were she spoke out against U.S. torture in Iraq. https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/omni-in-fayetteville-arkansas-going.html
Water Defenders Relentless in Tennessee "Mni wiconi!" shouted the water protectors, who moved to an activist camp in Sutton after spending months at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Mni Wiconi means 'water is life' in Lakota. 'Who do you protect?' they shouted, directing it at the troopers, some of whom are on a special company detail for which the Kinder Morgan pays the state. Other troopers are pulled from their standard deployments when needed. Today they were. And they weren't quiet either. " Read more:
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/activists-relentless-as-tennessee-gas-tries-to-wrap-up-pipeline-work-gas-to-flow-in-nov,521236http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/activists-relentless-as-tennessee-gas-tries-to-wrap-up-pipeline-work-gas-to-flow-in-nov,521236
Mohawk Nation News
"What is our children’s legacy? kasotsra made the life we live. Our ancestors tried to retain a philosophy and principle of creation’s intent for us and for the seven generations. They paid a great price." Read the latest series of articles at Mohawk Nation News at: www.mohawknationnews.com
More at Censored News: Read the latest on Leonard Peltier's legal fight, the upcoming AIM West International Film Festival in San Francisco, and how DAPL paid off North Dakota with a huge monetary bribe. Meanwhile, follow the fight to protect the pristine Chuska Mountains on Navajoland, and Chaco Canyon from oil and gas fracking and drilling. Read how a federal court decision is protecting Indian lands in North Dakota from oil and gas flaring, and the ongoing battles against uranium mining on Navajoland and Lakota lands, and much more at Censored News.

Solidarity with National Indigenous Congress of Mexico, in Paris Oct. 13, 2017



Soirée de solidarité avec le Congreso Nacional Indigena (CNI) et le Conseil indigène de Gouvernement (CIG) au Mexique (Paris, le 13/10/17)
publiée le 03/10/2017 par CSIA-Nitassinan

(English) Speakers include -- Cannupa Hanska Luger (activist and Lakota artist, a native of Standing Rock who participated in the fight against the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota);
-- Kanahus Manuel (activist Secwepemc and Ktunaxa of British Columbia in Canada, fighting against the extension of Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada - Trans Mountain Pipeline and one of the decolonial campaign coordinators against the 150th anniversary celebrations. Kanahus was released on October 3, 2017, after being arrested in North Dakota in the fight against DAPL, and was inspired by the organization of the Zapatista already received by the EZLN command);
-- Alas (rapper and activist Xicana, living on the Chumash territory in California), she advocates for the rights of migrants crossing the Mexican-American border and against Trump's racist wall, a close friend of the indigenous Zapotec rapper and Mexican feminist activist Mare Advertencia Lirika, adherent to the Sixth Declaration of a Lacandone Forest)
- Yanuwana Tapoka - Christophe Pierre - (Kali'na, representative of Native Youth of Guyana, currently fighting against the mega-mining project of La Montagne d'Or, a mortifier project supported by President Emmanuel Macron. to the Zapatistas in their fight by masking their faces in action with a red paliacate, a rebellious color of struggle and resistance)
Soirée de solidarité avec le Congreso Nacional Indigena (CNI) et le Conseil indigène de Gouvernement (CIG) au Mexique
Vendredi 13 octobre 2017 - à partir de 19h
au 33 rue des Vignoles, Paris 20e 
— Lieu déclaré "Aguascalientes" zapatiste en 1995 par Amado Avendaño Figueroa, ex-Gouverneur du Chiapas en rébellion—
Métro : Buzenval ou Avron
- Mots de bienvenue par le Secrétariat international de la CNT et inauguration de l’exposition ;
- Projection d’une courte vidéo retraçant l’histoire du Congreso Nacional Indigena (CNI) - sous-titrée en français ;
- Discussion sur la situation au Mexique par le Comité de solidarité avec les peuples du Chiapas en lutte (CSCL) et le Collectif Paris Ayotzinapa ;
- Interventions des représentants indigènes "Protecteurs/Protectrices de l’eau", invité.e.s par le CSIA-Nitassinan :
- Cannupa Hanska Luger (activiste et artiste sioux-lakota, originaire de Standing Rock qui à participé à la lutte contre l’oléoduc DAPL dans le Nord Dakota) ;
- Kanahus Manuel (militante Secwepemc et Ktunaxa de Colombie-Britannique au Canada luttant notamment contre l’extension d’un oléoduc au Canada, le Kinder Morgan - Trans Mountain Pipeline et une des coordinatrices de campagne décoloniale contre les célébrations du 150e anniversaire de la création de la Confédération canadienne. Kanahus vient d’être relaxée le 3 octobre 2017 toutes les charges qui pesaient sur elle après son arrestation dans le Nord Dakota dans le combat contre DAPL. Elle s’inspire de l’organisation des communautés zapatistes en résistance et a déjà été reçue par la commandance de l’EZLN) ;
- Alas (rappeuse et activiste Xicana, vivant sur le territoire Chumash occupé en Californie. Elle milite notamment pour le droit des migrants qui franchissent la frontière américano-mexicaine et contre le mur raciste de Trump. C’est une proche de la rappeuse autochtone zapotèque et activiste féministe mexicaine Mare Advertencia Lirika, adhérente à la Sixième déclaration de a forêt Lacandone)
- Yanuwana Tapoka - Christophe Pierre – (Kali’na, représentant de Jeunesse Autochtone de Guyane, en lutte actuellement contre le méga-projet minier de La Montagne d’Or, projet mortifère soutenu par le président Emmanuel Macron. Jeunesse Autochtone de Guyane fait référence aux zapatistes dans leur combat en masquant leurs visages en action avec un paliacate rouge, couleur rebelle de lutte et de résistance) ;
- EXPOSITION DES GRAVURES DES PEUPLES INDIGÈNES DU MEXIQUE "MEMORIA DE LOS PUEBLOS" ET D’OEUVRES RÉALISÉES DANS LES CAMPEMENTS DE RÉSISTANCE CONTRE L’OLÉODUC DAPL À STANDING ROCK
- TOMBOLA au profit du CNI et vente de Tamales
- CONCERT de la rappeuse Xicana : ALAS

Entrée prix libre
Organisé par le CSPCL, le CSIA-Nitassinan, le Collectif Paris-Ayotzinapa et le Secrétariat international de la CNT

OMNI in Fayetteville, Arkansas -- Going Solar and Fighting the Good Fight!




The world's on edge, waiting for the next shock. We're doing all we can to make it better, but sometimes things seem hopeless. We need each other, friends. Here are some of the places and people who are feeling the same way and doing something about it. Come and connect.
Thank you Fayetteville, and a special thank you to Terry Tremwel for amazing help! Install day Saturday Nov 4 (weather permitting)

The Solar-on-the-Roof Project kicked off August 26, and Fayetteville responded. The big one this week is that Terry and Margaret Tremwel donated all 19 solar panels needed, which we estimate would cost us $5200!!

Because of this big gift, we're now within $1000 of what we need to complete the project, and feel confident we can get underway. Installer Flint Richter of Richter Solar is working with us to get the details together, and the install date is set (allowing for weather).

We want to include YOU on the commemorative panels that will adorn OMNI's walls for all eternity. Anybody who donates to the project will be listed, with special gifts acknowledged on the Memory Tree in the main room. If you'd like to be among the final donors, please make your donation now. You can drop donations off at OMNI (like most of y'all did), or make donations at the project donation page here:

ps: If you made a cash donation at the Aug 26 kickoff event, and didn't leave us your name, please call us! 479-283-2167
Sto(M)p Racism tomorrow - 9:00 am-noon
Unitarian Church 901 W. Cleveland
Monday Oct 9 - all day - UA Campus
Native American Student Association event

Commemorative Trail of Tears Walk 1:00-2:30 Union Mall

Tribal display and historical readings, rural Native food traditions, art of storytelling, art, and Native American film screening of "The Silent Enemy" 7:00 pm Union Ballroom



Weds Oct 11 - 6:00 pm - OMNI

Monthly gathering of foodies and friends. This fun social event celebrates the alternatives to meat-eating, but you don't need to be a vegetarian to appreciate it. If you're interested or curious just bring a veggie dish to share and come meet some folks.

Weds Oct 11 - 7:00 pm - OMNI

Creating political will to address climate change. And doing it effectively, we might add. CCL has a plan, and want to include you in the action. Please join us for this lively meeting, and find a vital role in making important changes, even in this political climate.
Thurs Oct 12 - 5:30-7:00 - Feed Communities, 221 S. Locust, Fayetteville
Sponsored by Workers Justice Center NWA


Sunday Oct 15 - 2:00 pm - Springdale Municipal Airport, 802 Airport Ave, Springdale
FAYETTEVILLE IS INVITED TOO!
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Women's Community Meeting
Sunday Oct 15 - 4:00 pm - OMNI Center
Something special coming.... Women's Community is sponsoring peace activist Ann Wright to speak on Tues Oct 23. This meeting will finalize the nuts and bolts for this special event..
Monday Oct 16 - 6:30 pm - OMNI

Protect Our Neighbors! Regular meeting. This group is one of many incredible groups working on our unique plans to protect family, friends and neighbors from deportation. if you care, please come. Your energy is needed!
Inspire 365: A Journey Through the Black Experience
Tuesday Oct 17 - 7:00 pm at OMNI
Led by Raven Cook

NO CLASS THIS WEEK WHILE RAVEN IS AT A CONFERENCE FOR CRYSTAL BRIDGES.

Classes resume next week Oct 17

Photo: Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1968 Olympics in Mexico City


Raven Cook leads this incredible series. She is the Director of Foundations: Black History Educational Programming, and is an Educator with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
RESULTS!
Thursday Oct 19 - 6:00 pm - Fayetteville Library

Join Jan VanSchuyver and friends for a special advocacy workshop. Only a few seats still open.

"How can I make a difference?" It's a question many of us are asking these days. In addition to helping locally, many are turning to advocacy - influencing Congress to make decisions that impact lives in a positive way.
This workshop will clear up some of the mystery of advocacy and empower you with takeaway tools that you can begin using immediately to influence your members of Congress for a better world.
Brought to you by RESULTS, a grassroots advocacy organization committed to end of poverty, this workshop will use global poverty issues as our centerpiece issue of the night as we learn and practice new tools, but these tools are highly adaptable to many issues you may care about.

Thu, October 19, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Fayetteville Public Library Leverence Room
(the round room on the second floor next to the computer lab)
Space is very limited, so if you are coming, please use the above link to register as soon as possible so we will hold a space for you. And if you find you can't come after you've registered, please let me know so I can invite someone else.
Roy Zimmerman Back!
Songwriter and Musician Roy Zimmerman Loves Fayetteville!
Back Saturday Oct 21 - 6:00-8:00 - OMNI
Local Girl Returns Bringing Global Stories
Women of Conscience: Resisting While Existing
Monday Oct 23 - 6:00 pm - Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 1400 E. Rolling Hills Dr.

Ann Wright returns to Northwest Arkansas to talk about the world from a global peace activists perspective. Ann is a Rogers native with a long history of diplomatic and military service, who retired rather than follow orders against her conscience about war in Iraq. She took up full time peace activism and has since been covering the globe. For this visit she wants to talk about the situation with North Korea, and the women have asked for her thoughts on how to be a person of conscience in the sphere you're given. It should be a thought-provoking talk!
The Bail Trap: American Ransom
Weds Oct 25 - 6:30 pm - OMNI Center
Movie and discussion led by Jon Comstock, Sponsored by OMNI and NWA's Liberty Initiative

Money bail is one of the main feeders of America's mass incarceration system – and yet something most Americans know very little about. Brave New Films is producing a series of short films to change that.

The money bail system is broken: Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even over a year simply because they can't afford to pay bond amounts. The reality is that a great many people are in our county jails for one simple reason: being too poor. This is both morally and legally wrong. We have laws and Court Rules in Arkansas that if followed could provide immediate relief while recognizing the need for safety and honoring the presumption of innocence.

Screenings at Northwest Arkansas Libraries and OMNI Center
Eureka Springs Annex, 192 Spring Street – Oct 4 at 6-8 p.m.
Bentonville, 405 S. Main St., Oct 16 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Rogers, 711 S. Dixieland Road, Oct 18 at 6-8 p.m.
OMNI, 3274 N. Lee Ave, Fayetteville, Oct 25 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Solar Project Install Day!
Wooo Hooo!
Sat Nov 4 - info TBA

Yes, the installation is happening - weather permitting! More info soon, but the plan is for an educational open house to give the installers our mojo and let YOU ask all the questions you want about your own relationship to solar for yourself.

Food, music, fun and information galor! Put it on your cal!

Ernest Rando spent last winter working in Fayetteville after a sevice tour at Standing Rock. He moved on to a summer working at the Permaculture Convergence in South Dakota, and is now moving from disaster to disaster helping with clean ups and support while he advocates for peace, justice and the earth.

Every once in a while, if you have a bit of cash to donate to causes, keep him in mind. Sharin' the love.




TIME FOR NEW RECYCLE TRUCK DESIGNS
YIKES!  Look what's going down in Portland,OR and Madison, WI. This is just the beginning folks.

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