Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 16, 2019

Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering Photos by Ofelia Rivas 2019

Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas


Bradley Angel of Greenaction introduces Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, founder of O'odham Voice against the Wall. Photo by Neil Garcia.

Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering today, honoring the Occupation in the Mojave Desert that halted a radioactive dump. Bird Songs, Prayers, Running, and Good Words Protecting Mother Earth, the Desert Tortoise and All Life Forms.


Censored News, publisher Brenda Norrell said...

Today Censored News shares photos of the 21st Annual Ward Valley Spiritual Gathering, with photos by Ofelia Rivas. In our article earlier, Steve Lopez, Mojave, tells how the Ward Valley Occupation was designed as a blueprint for occupations to save Sacred Lands. In this monumental Occupation in the Mojave Desert, home to the Desert Tortoise, even the water had to be hauled in. Steve tells how the Bird Songs helped save the land from becoming a nuclear waste dump. His words are from the movie, "Trespassing" which was censored at most film festivals in the U.S. It was an honor to be there in the Mojave Desert at the Occupation with all of you so many years ago. -- Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Gregornot said...

I was there, a lot of times