August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Navajo Nation Deal with the Bomb Maker that Killed 40 Yemeni Children: How Indigenous People are Pulled into US Imperialism




The Navajo Nation Deal with the Maker of the Bomb that Killed 40 Yemeni Children
How Indigenous People are Pulled into U.S. Imperialism
by Majerle Lister
The Red Nation

A bomb manufactured by Lockheed Martin recently killed 40 kids in Yemen. In total, 59 people died and 79 people were wounded. The bomb was sold under the permission of the U.S. State Department in an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. On July 24, the Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye, met with Lockheed Martin to discuss a deal to increase job opportunities for the Diné people.
Read the article at The Red Nation

'Opposing Kavanaugh' by Lisa DeVille



Opposing Trump's Nominee, Brent Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court Justice

By Lisa DeVille
Mandaree, North Dakota
Censored News

On Tuesday September 4, 2018 the Senate Judiciary Committee began Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.  Kavanaugh is Trump's nominee for U.S. Supreme Court.  Republican committee members showcased him as the most distinguished and experienced choice for the lifetime position.  On September 4-5, 2018 Walter and I were invited by League of Conservative Voters to express opposition on Brent Kavanaugh in Washington DC to a few Senators and Indian Affairs Senate Committee.

Pe Sla, Black Hills, Prayer Gathering Sept. 15, 2018


Watch WECAN Women's Assembly on Climate Justice in San Francisco



Watch the four-part livestream of the WECAN Women's Assembly for Climate Justice, in San Francisco on Tuesday. Indigenous women from the frontlines speak on panels with global women climate leaders.
Videos now on Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/WECAN.Intl/

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now speaks about independent media as  a sanctuary of dissent -- "the thing that will save us."

Goodman speaks of the Water Protectors of Standing Rock, and the militarized police who brutalized them.
"They unleashed dogs on the Water Protectors ... but still they stood their ground."
The Democracy Now video of the dog attack was viewed 14 million times.
Program

WECAN International video Women Rising for the Earth - Call To Action and Orientation with Emily Arasim and Osprey Orielle Lake, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
Welcome to the land with Corrina Gould, (Ohlone) Spokesperson of the Confederated Villages of              Lisjan,Co-Founder of the Sogorea Te Land Trust, Co-Founder of Indian People Organizing for Change

Opening remarks Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

Panel One: Indigenous Women Speak from the Frontlines of Climate Change

Kandi Mossett - (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Lead Organizer on the Extreme Energy & Just Transition Campaign with the Indigenous Environmental Network

Nina Gualinga - (Kichwa) Leader Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador

Wanda Culp - (Tlingit) Artist and forest defender, and Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Regional Coordinator in the Tongass, Alaska

Pennie Opal Plant - (Yaqui & undocumented Choctaw & Cherokee) - Co-Founder of Idle No More SF Bay, Co-Founder of Movement Rights, and Signatory on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty
 
Keynote by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and former President of Ireland

Panel Two: Women’s Strategic Analysis, Policy and Advocacy for Systemic Change and Climate Justice

Jacqueline Patterson - Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Bridget Burns - Co-Director of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Morissa Zuckerman - Representative with Sunrise Movement

Antonia Juhasz - Energy author, investigative journalist and analyst, specializing in oil

Musical Presentation by María De Lime Dorsey

Panel Three: Women’s Leadership and Solutions in Facing Impacts of Climate Change  1

Dr. Gail Myers - Agri-Cultural Anthropologist, Co-Founder of Farms to Grow, Inc., and co-initiator of the Freedom Farmers Market

Amira Diamond - Co-Director of the Women's Earth Alliance (WEA)

Elizabeth Kaiser - Regenerative farmer, Owner/Operator of Singing Frogs Farm

Miriam Nobre - Representative of World March of Women in Brazil, and member of the technical team of SOF (Sempreviva Organziação Feminista)

Karina Gonzales (Women Speak Coordinator) and Emily Arasim (Communications Coordinator) Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

Poetry by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner - Poet and Co Founder of Jo-Jikum, Marshall Islands - and reading of a statement from Her Excellency President Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands 

Rights of Nature for Systemic Change in Climate Solutions

Shannon Biggs - Co-Founder of Movement Rights

Osprey Orielle Lake - Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network  (WECAN) International
 
Panel Four: Women’s Leadership and Solutions in Facing Impacts of Climate Change  2

Michelle Cook - (Diné) Human rights lawyer, and Founder and Co-Director of the Divest, Invest, Protect campaign

Doria Robinson - Executive Director of Urban Tilth, Representative of the Climate Justice Alliance

Neema Namadamu - Founder of SAFECO/Hero Women Rising, and Women's Earth and Climate Action Network  (WECAN) Regional Coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Crystal Huang - Coordinator of Energy Democracy National Tour and Founder of CrossPollinators

Keynote by Miriam Cisneros  (Kichwa) President of Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador with translation and presentation by Leila Salazar-Lopez, Executive Director, Amazon Watch, United States

Call to Action for the Protection and Rights of Defenders of the Land

Valéria Paye Pereira - (Tiriyó and Kaxuyana) Member of Executive Coordination for APIB (Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil) in Brasília/DF

Musical Presentation - Pat Humphries and Sandy O of  Emma’s Revolution

Recap of the day, Call to Action document, and introduction of final presentations

What Is This Moment In The Climate Movement And What Actions Are Most Needed

Casey Camp Horinek - (Ponca) Ponca Nation Council-Woman, and Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International Advisory Council Member

Jacqueline Patterson - Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Amy Goodman - Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!
Eriel Deranger -  (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Executive Director and Co-Founder of Indigenous Climate Action, Canada

PHOTOS WECAN CLIMATE JUSTICE ACTIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO ON MONDAY