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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, February 26, 2018

RED NATION 'Greater Chaco Is Not for Sale! Stop Trump's Colonial Land Grab'

Greater Chaco Is Not for Sale! Stop Trump’s Colonial Land Grab

Shye Antonio stares at the face of death for her community: oil extraction. Photo by Kendra Pinto

by The Red Nation
Reposted with permission at Censored News
Trump’s war on the planet and Indigenous peoples has now turned to the San Juan Basin, the Greater Chaco Region, and its Diné residents as another national sacrifice zone in the name of profit. Aggressively expanding Obama era policies to increase domestic energy production to drill the US economy out of the Great Recession, the Trump administration has fast-tracked the approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline; has reduced the size of the Bears Ears National Monument, a sacred site to five Native nations, opening millions of acres for uranium mining; has opened billions of acres for offshore drilling; and now hopes to lease the remaining six percent of unleased lands in the Greater Chaco Landscape for fracking.

LISTEN Black Mountain Birdsingers at Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering 2018

Photo by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone

Listen to Black Mountain Birdsingers at Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering at Ground Zero, Feb. 26, 2018
Recorded live by Earl Tulley, Dineh
Censored News and Spirit Resistance Radio

Song copyright Black Mesa Birdsingers
Photo copyright Ian Zabarte

Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering Photos by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone

Photos by Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone

20th Annual Ward Valley 'Ground Zerio' Spiritual Gathering

"Today, off Water Road 20 miles from the Colorado River, one hundred people gathered, most were tribal members of the Lower Colorado River Tribes, to renew their inter-generational commitment to protect and defend Ward Valley from becoming a nuclear waste dump," said Mr. Ian Zabarte 


Photos copyright Ian Zabarte

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