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Monday, October 1, 2018

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Industry Challenge to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban



Supai Gathering Opposing Uranium Mining at Red Butte. Photo by Brenda Norrell.
French translation by Christine Prat at:
http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=4700
Center for Biological Diversity
For Immediate Release, October 1, 2018
Contact: Abbie Fink, HMA Public Relations, 602-957-8881 x 208, afink@HMAPR.com (for the Havasupai Tribe)
Ted Zukoski, Earthjustice, (303) 641-3149, tzukoski@earthjustice.org
Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Trust, (928) 890-7515, rclark@graqndcanyontrust.org
Taylor McKinnon, Center for Biological Diversity, (801) 300-2414, tmckinnon@biologicaldiversity.org
Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club, (602) 999-5790, sandy.bahr@sierraclub.org
Kevin Dahl, National Parks Conservation Association, (520) 603-6430, kdahl@npca.org
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Industry Challenge to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the mining industry’s challenge to the 20-year ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
The National Mining Association and the American Exploration and Mining Association claimed the Interior Department’s ban is based on an unconstitutional provision of federal law. Today’s decision means that the Supreme Court will not review December’s appeals court decision that rejected industry arguments and upheld the ban.
The Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups, who helped successfully defend the ban in lower courts, praised the decision.
“The lands in and around the Grand Canyon have always been the homeland of the Havasupai People,” said Muriel Coochwytewa, chairwoman of the tribe. “Our ancestors lived and died amongst the sacred sites that cover this land. The mineral withdrawal is a necessary way to protect the land and the water that our people and our village depend upon, and we are grateful that the Supreme Court has agreed with the 9th Circuit’s conclusion ― that our lands and our people must be preserved.”
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Grand Canyon Guardians Gather at Red Butte, Oct. 4 -- 7, 2018




Grand Canyon Guardians gather at Red Butte

By Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Program Director
Censored News
Also listen to the song of Tiny Hanna, at the 2009 gathering, recorded by Censored News
.https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2009/07/havasupai-singing-away-uranium-mining.html?m=1

The Havasupai Tribal Council is inviting Native American neighbors and the general public to gather at Red Butte for four days this fall, October 4-7, 2018, for an intertribal spiritual gathering to protect their Grand Canyon homeland from uranium mining contamination.

Why gather at Red Butte?
For first-time participants, these periodic gatherings near the southern gateway to Grand Canyon National Park offer a crash course in listening and learning.

Mohawk Nation News 'Great Law vs. United States'


GREAT LAW VS. UNITED STATES



Mohawk Nation News
MNN. Sept. 2018. Over 100 rotinoshonni [Iroquois]  were viciously beaten by the New York State Police, as this video shows. The United States court system totally ignored and denied justice and truth from being presented. 
ON MAY 8, 1997 WE STARTED A PEOPLES’ FIRE IN SUPPORT OF ROTINOSHONNI [IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY] OPPOSITION TO NEW YORK STATE’S ILLEGAL ATTEMPT TO COLLECT TAXES FROM THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF TURTLE ISLAND. 
We have exhausted the entire United States court system for justice. Now we are serving an Application to the International Court of Justice in The Hague of 28 pages plus the annexes, the Gayanerekowa great law and video disk.

Read full article at Mohawk Nation News
'Great Law vs. United States'
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2018/09/29/greatlaw-v-unitedstates/