August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, April 30, 2018

Thank you for your support for food delivery by O'odham VOICE Against the Wall

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, purchasing emergency food for O'odham on the border. Photo copyright Jeff Hendricks
O'odham Emergency Food Delivered on Border by O'odham VOICE Against the Wall

Photos and article by Ofelia Rivas
O'odham VOICE against the Wall
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French translation by Christine Prat

O'odham on the south side of the US/ Mexico international boundary are impacted by recent US Border Patrol restrictions at the San Miguel Gate, a traditional O'odham route.
Community members from Kom Wahia, Wo' osan and Kuwit Wahia are in need of immediate assistance. 
O'odham VOICE Against the WALL made an immediate appeal for assistance to purchase food and delivered it to the families. Thank you for the $200. that was raised. The food was delivered on April 19, 2018.
This effort will continue until a sustainable solution is made. The three communities do not have electricity, Two communities have wells with available water, one community does not have a well and needs to haul water. The water hauling truck has broken down recently. The communities need supplies such as lamp oil and kerosene and propane. Also household supplies such as soap, bathroom tissue, other hygiene supplies, and matches and batteries are needed.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.
Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.
Photo copyright Ofelia Rivas.

Copyright. Photos and article copyright Ofelia Rivas, Censored News. No portion may be published without permission.

Indigenous Women's Delegation in Switzerland Photos -- Camp Zürich Divest Credit Suisse

Camp Zürich Divest Credit SuisseWECAN International Delegation
Photos by Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle, Dakota, and Michelle Cook, Dine'

Monique Michelle Verdin, Houma Councilwoman, on right, demanding
an end to financing of fossil fuels. Verdin is battling the Bayou Bridge 
Pipeline on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Michelle Cook on left.

Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle, Dakota, and
Waste Win Young, both of Standing Rock, (with friend in center)
battling the Dakota Access Pipeline, its owner, Energy
Transfer Partners, and those who finance and invest in
dirty fuels.
"Indigenous Women’s Delegation - holding Suisse and German financial institutions accountable for their investments in unethical corporations and projects such as Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access Pipeline, Bayou Bridge Pipeline, Transmountain pipeline expansion project, and Kinder Morgan." Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle.

Waste Win Young, Dakota of Standing Rock, said, "Zürich and Bern today. Had an action in front of CreditSuisse with Greenpeace. We met with the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of labor and economics in Bern. Swiss financial institutions are investing millions of dollars in fossil fuel projects worldwide with companies who are committing indigenous and human rights abuses. Their quality of life comes at the expense of our communities and our sacred places."

"Warrior women demand accountability from Credit Suisse
 for Indigenous Human Rights violations!" -- Michelle Cook

Swiss banks lead dirty fuel financing in Europe

Greenpeace Switzerland published a new report today that revealed that, per capita, Swiss banks provide more funding for fossil fuel companies than any other European country. Read more:

WECAN Spring 2018 Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegates comprise both frontline community leaders, and tribal officials who serve or have served in official capacities for their Tribal Nations, including - Charlene Aleck (Elected councillor for Tsleil Waututh Nation, Sacred Trust Initiative, Canada); Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota pediatrician, living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer); Wasté Win Yellowlodge Young (Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer); and Monique Verdin (Member of south Louisiana’s United Houma Nation Tribal Council and the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative) - with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International Executive Director and Delegation organizer).

Emily Arasim (general inquiries) –, +1(505)920-0153
Michelle Cook (general inquiries) -
Osprey Orielle Lake (urgent inquiries in Europe) –, +1(415)722-2104

Read more about the delegation:

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