Thursday, June 27, 2019

Reporter's Notebook: US Dusting by Helicopters: Censored News in Indian Country


Military helicopter above Tohono O'odham Nation, June 27, 2019

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
June 27, 2019

Tonight I received images of a US military helicopter 'dusting' Ali Jegk, a remote community on the western side of the Tohono O'odham Nation on the border.
The last time I received a report of a US helicopter dusting a community, it was in 1993, at the time when many Navajos died of the hantavirus.

Alert: Tohono O'odham Being 'Dusted' by Military Helicopter Now


Tohono O'odham on the far west side of the Tohono O'odham Nation photographed a US military
helicopter dusting their community on Thursday, June 27, 2019.


Screenshot of video below shows
man in the door.
Watch video below.




Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

ALI JEGK -- Tohono O'odham of Ali Jegk community, along the border, just sent these images to Censored News. The military helicopter appears to be "dusting" O'odham, residents reported.
Ali Jegk is located on the far west side of the sovereign Tohono O'odham Nation.
It is located in Gu Vo District, which continues to oppose the Israeli spy towers recently approved by the tribal government.
O'odham said the planned construction of the integrated fixed towers will disturb a Ceremonial area and burial place. The same area was dusted by a military helicopter late today.
Ebit Systems is the contractor selected by US Homeland Security. Elbit is also the Israeli defense contractor which provides Israel with Apartheid Security in Palestine.
The Ali Jegk village is located near Organ Pipe National Monument, on the Arizona border, a site that Trump has selected as a priority for border wall construction to begin.

Copyright Censored News, may not be used without permission. Images copyrighted by O'odham photographer.

PINE RIDGE -- Leonard Peltier's Letter for 20th Annual Commemoration





Peltier Run 2019 Photo by Lisa Zahner Reinhold

Letter from Leonard Peltier
Censored News

June 26th. Leonard Peltier Day
Hau Mi Kolas!
Welcome to the 20th Annual Commemoration! First, let me recognize and thank the Commemoration Committee for organizing this annual event for the past 20 years. Thanks to all, I commend you for all your hard work and dedication. I know it is due to the love of our people that you have done such an awesome job. I know that every year it’s a struggle, but you so generously give of yourself and make it look easy. Again, thank all of you.
In my mind, I can see you all gathered under the shade, visiting with each other, some exhausted from the walk, some catching up on the latest gossip from the past year! Through it all, I hope everyone is doing okay, the adults and children are well and especially the Elders. With news of the bad weather, I worry about your safety. I know there are parts of the United States that have been struck by tornados and hurricanes causing horrible damage. Some communities looked like they were hit with bombs. Unfortunately, some people lost everything, including some lives. I spoke with Chase Iron Eyes and Eileen Janis after hearing of all the flooding, but it was too early to tell how much damage was done. At that time, they didn’t know if any lives had been lost but knew all of the main roads were under water, with some areas unreachable where a lot of the people live. They said the phones were out in some areas so they couldn’t call. All we were able to do is pray and ask people who were able, to help. I felt bad because being locked in a prison cell, all I could do was pray. For those of you who remember, you know I would have been one of the first ones in there, doing whatever I could do, even if it was just ordering the younger guys. You know, all joking aside, I would have been there, helping! We know prayer isn’t enough to rebuild our communities, we have to unite and work as one. That’s the only way.
I haven’t heard anything from my grandchildren. Is their home okay and are they okay? Maybe somebody can let me know.
While I have your attention, I want to send out a huge thank you to the many young people who are supporting this commemoration. As adults and grandparents, we can NEVER allow our history to die. Also, to the Elders who were so much a part of the struggle but have passed on, who were only guilty of being Lakota and were wanting what was promised to our ancestors, we give them a big shout out! They faced down fear and were willing to give their freedom or their lives because of the great love for you and our future generations. The elders of my generation did the same for us. We will never forget the courage our people had in fighting against the greatest odds in the history of the world for us, the Native people and our freedoms. We remember them ALWAYS in our prayers and in our songs. Please remember, even though some have passed many decades or century’s ago, their spirit is with us. When you mention them in your songs and prayers, they will respond to you in your dreams. Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Tecumseh, Chief Seattle, Dragging Canoe! Remember them when you are in ceremonies or sitting in the inipi. My Elders told me, don’t ever forget our culture or our people who have passed on. Remember the people who stood up in the 60’s and 70’s and fought the government attempt to terminate us. Our people stood up to regain sovereign rights and to honor our treaties. The courage it took was no different than what was fought in the past. We were able to stop termination but the battle continues.
I’m also hearing some good things. I heard that in 2018, more Native students graduated from high school than any other time in history! Also 2019 was a record breaking year for Native students enrolled in colleges! We all know, our future battles will be fought with the pen and in the Courts so we need to be prepared! Our Warriors are going to look just a little bit different, wearing their degrees! Our ancestors have not sacrificed in vain! But, we still have a lot of problems to solve. I’m hearing our communities are being infested with drug users and abusers. I can’t stand the thought of our little babies being hurt by parents so drugged up, they don’t even know what they are doing. Some of these babies go to bed with their little bellies empty, some get molested or sexually assaulted because the parents are too busy looking for their next high and not taking care of their children. Some of these kids take their own lives, rather than continue to live like this. We have to remember that children are the most sacred gift Wakan Tanka has given us and yet some of them are treated so badly. We as Native people, MUST find a way to stop this! We are better than that and we are stronger than that. We have to be stronger than ever because this drug problem is destroying our families and our communities. We have to unite to stop this enemy, our babies are counting on us!
I’m not trying to be depressing, I’m trying to light a fire in all of the warriors gathered here today. We can’t wait for someone to solve our problems. We have work to do, let’s get at it!
I’m going to sign off now, I know you all want to eat and enjoy the day visiting with each other. Thank all of you for being here, for those of you who walked, those of you making sure everyone had water, those of you driving cars and those leading the way to the Jumping Bull homestead. To the cooks, thank you, I’m sure everything was real tasty! Thank you, for letting me have a part of this day.
Doksha
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
Leonard Peltier

Victory Day Riders: Honoring the Victory at the Little Big Horn, Delivering Justice to Custer

"This photo was sent to us by Arlo Iron Cloud Sr. Hohou!" Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office

Celebrating Victory over Custer at the Little Big Horn: June 25 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors defeated federal troops led by Custer.


By Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Published with permission by Censored News

LITTLE BIG HORN, Montana --  Andrew Wyatt said, "From the perspective of military history: The honoring of Victory Day, the anniversary of the Lakota, Cheyenne and Northern Arapaho victory led by Crazy Horse over the Union Army under George Custer at the Little Big Horn, has many parallels to the victory of Gen. Robert E. Lee over the Union Army under Gen. Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville. Both battles would be the last great victory for those that would fight to protect their families and their people from Union invaders. Later Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman would rape, pillage, plunder and burn his way though the southern states on his famous March to the Sea and conquest of the south. Ironically, Col. Nelson Miles, nephew to Sherman and veteran of Chancellorsville, would continue Sherman's 'scorched earth'  policy in his subjugation of the Lakota and their allies. Later Gen. Nelson Miles would go on to subjugate Geronimo and the Apache in the south west."

"Here is the video of the riders with sound. The young man carrying the Arapaho flag is our THPO Director, Devin Oldman (Walks Out of Water)." -- Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office
Taken June 25, 2019
Watch video on Facebook:

Wyoming Public Media:
Northern Arapaho Celebrate Victory at Little Big Horn
https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribe-commemorates-victory-little-bighorn?fbclid=IwAR08tAkGPNyto2HC61nvHbgkgmGrlcajsA4HrjwMH2P9Gl-NexXTjKD7P58#stream/0
June 25 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors defeated federal troops led by Lieutenant Colonel George Custer.
"[Custer] tried to attack a village of our people and they essentially defeated the U.S. government," Devin Oldman, director of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historical Preservation Office, said. "One of many victories the government does not like to admit to."
Also known as the Battle of Greasy Grass or Custer's Last Stand, the battle is the most famous triumph by Native People in what are now known as the American Indian Wars.
Oldman and deputy director Crystal C'Bearing are among several Northern Arapaho citizens who traveled to an annual gathering at the battle site in Crow Agency, Montana.
For C'Bearing, the gathering is a time to share oral histories about what happened there. Her three times great grandmother Mary Little Thunder, who was 12 or 13 in 1876, hid in the banks of the Little Bighorn River for safety during the conflict.
"It's to reflect and appreciate what my ancestors have done for me to be here, for my kids to be here," C'Bearing said. "Their stamina, their will, their resilience. I'll always be grateful for that and always honor it."
The gathering brought Native people from tribes across the plains and Mountain West to Crow Agency, and included a horseback reenactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Longest Walk walks into Ohio: Photos by Bad Bear








Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson
June 27, 2019

Bad Bear said, "We are starting the walk here in Phoneton, Ohio. We're gonna try and do 25 miles today. Tonight we will be at Yellow Spring for a talk and a pot luck."

Long walkers walked into Ohio, all the way from Alcatraz, on the way to Ohio. Please support these walkers who have suffered a great deal to make it this far.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PARIS: Apache Wendsler Nosie Sr. Speaks on Resources Colonialism

The French translation:

WENDSLER NOSIE SR. ABOUT RESOURCES COLONIALISM
This is the last part of Wendsler Nosie Sr.'s speech in Paris, on March 23, 2019. Please also see Part One and Part Two. Not everybody will agree with his views about the way to struggle. However, we can understand that the situation is particularly difficult for Apaches. As he says below, 90% of the Apaches have been exterminated. The survivors have been split into many small reservations. His reservation, San Carlos, has first been a prisoner's camp, and when it became a reservation, 15 different branches of Apaches were just put together. In his – spiritual – way, Mr. Nosie is struggling for rights, for respect and, most of all, for Mother Earth.
-- Christine Prat
"WHEN THEY FIRST CAME TO AMERICA, IT WAS NOT TO BETTER AMERICA, IT WAS TO TAKE FROM AMERICA TO BRING BACK TO THE COLONIZERS' COUNTRIES OF EUROPE"
Speech by Wendsler Nosie Sr.
Transcribed by Christine Prat
Censored News
"What we see today, is still the same as in the very beginning, when they came to our country. Which means that, when the first people came, they came for the resources, to bring back to Europe. Until those who were there realized that they could keep it for themselves. Many of the tribes in the eastern part of the United States were either exterminated or removed, forced to go west. That's a very sad history, because those tribes tried to keep the treaties with the original countries. So, if you look at a pond of water, it is still, it is not moving. You drop a little pebble. It creates a first ring and then it starts moving out. Then, more rings are formed, they move out. So, what we are saying is that the first ring lied to the rest, they were moving out, they were coming. So, this is the part where I say about what was told to me: 'Don't hate', because there was a deception. Even the people who came from Europe, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th generations, were lied to. So, as Native People, we have to educate ourselves about that.
"But some don't like that road, they want to be tough, rude, mean. But I tell them 'We have to be smarter'. Because the strategy of America was a good strategy for the first Americans. So, 90% of our peoples were wiped out. So, there is no way we will ever rebel. That means we have to get smarter.
"But now it comes down to leaders. Leaders can teach you different ways. But the old ones said it must be spiritual. Because they are your family too. So, the Creator has created all of us. There is only one God. And we are all his children. So, that's the road that I walk on. And that's the teaching I had to go with before my people. You can imagine, going before all the tribes of America! What I was worried about, was how would they feel. But what was really good to my heart, was that they are looking for the same road.
"I am really happy about, that in America, it has become a fight about water. Standing Rock – you may have heard of Standing Rock – really pushed it out for all Americans, about the importance of water. The children are speaking – and now you see many Native Americans, White Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans – young people standing together now. So, I am really proud of the young people. They are taking more responsibilities in asking questions. Because it comes back to the rest of us. Like, I tell people 'Be honest, tell the truth'. So, for me, I tell America, the way we talk about what's evil, ghosts, evil – we are portrayed as saying this as 'ghost', and 'this is the evil' – we are talked to look at it like this and be afraid of it. But everything changes, everything modifies. But we really have to look deep to find out what really evil is. So, with the people I met in the country, in the United States and elsewhere – I didn't go to India but I had a chance to meet people from India, from Africa, from South America, from Jakarta, Indonesia – they are all looking too, trying to understand.
"So, I tell America, in my homeland, where I am from, we are new and we are old. A person from my people, in 1927, died as a prisoner of war. Not these World War I or World War II, he was in prison since the 1890's, from the American War. So, where I am from, we did not start getting our voice until the 1980's. That's why I say 'we are new and old', meaning that we are new to what America has brought to the West, but then, we are old in the old ways. So, I tell the people of America – that I can honestly say from my heart – 'I don't hate you, but the thing you did was that you brought the oldest evil to North America'. So, I say that our young people go around saying 'Resist, resist!' or 'Decolonize! We need to decolonize', and I say to them 'It's not us, it's YOU guys, YOU guys need to decolonize'. Because, if you look at history, where did slavery start? Where did words like 'pagan' come from? It started here, and I don't mean to offend anybody, but it started with the kings, the first type of government. That's why I say, when they first came to America, it was not to better America, it was to take from America to bring back to the colonizers' countries of Europe. Because, if America is really home to you, why at Oak Flat are you still giving things to Europe? If this place is really home, you take care of what you have.
"I just want to end with what my mother told me, the very first time I came here to Europe, 22 years ago. My mother sits me down and says 'Remember, if the plane doesn't work, they came on boats, you can always get on a boat and come home'. She was very serious. I thought she was joking, but what she told me was 'Son, you're going back to the oldest people, where these people that came here in America came from. So, you're probably going to talk to their family, please tell them to tell their families over here to behave.'
"Thank you."

Copyright Wendsler Nosie and Christine Prat, Censored News

Water Protector Legal Collective Report Condemns Government Treatment of Native Protesters


Standing Rock Water Protectors brutally arrested during Prayer and Ceremony by Morton County and militarized U.S. police. Image from new film.
Water Protector Legal Collective Report Condemns Government Treatment of Native Protesters



Contact: June 24, 2019
Michelle Cook
Water Protector Legal Collective
Divest, Invest, Protect
divestinvestprotect@gmail.com
617 233 5432

BISMARCK, North Dakota — Today, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law, submitted a report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), showing violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights while protesting fossil fuel industry projects. The OHCHR and IACHR have called for input on human rights defenders in the Americas.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Radio: Tohono O'odham Ofelia Rivas on WGDR with Moccasin Tracks and Mother Cell Radio


Ofelia Rivas testifying at the Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights in Jamaica in May 2019
Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News in Jamaica
Article by Brenda Norrell
Radio broadcast by WGDR, with Moccasin Tracks and Mother Cell Radio
Censored News

Listen to Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham who lives on the southern border, which begins with the words of John Trudell on reality :
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2019-06-14T04_38_26-07_00

Ofelia Rivas testified at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in May to describe the militarization targeting Indigenous Peoples.
This militarization by police at Standing Rock and Homeland Security's Border Patrol at the border, continues today.
Ofelia describes how the U.S. Border Patrol targets O'odham on their own land on the Tohono O'odham Nation.
"Every time we walk out our door we are followed and interrogated," Ofelia said on the radio program.
Ofelia describes how the U.S. invasion has resulted in the ongoing efforts to destroy the O'odham culture, their way of life, and Ceremonies.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Video: Indigenous Women Testify on Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders

Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca, Michelle Cook, Dine', Leoyla Cowboy, Dine' and Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham.
Photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News, in Jamaica.

New video shows power of Water Protectors, and police abuse at Standing Rock, with testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica. Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, testified on Homeland Security's Border Patrol abuse at the southern border.
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Michelle Cook said, "Witness the strength of indigenous women protecting their rights and people! Listen to the United States's response to Standing Rock. Thank you to all my friends and partners for their support over the years to make this hearing and report happen! Our report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will be released on the WPLC website at 10 am! Indigenous Women Testify on Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) video premieres at 10 am."
Read the report at Censored News
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2019/06/water-protector-legal-collective-report.html






Scenes from the film: Standing Rock Water Protectors were brutally arrested while in Prayer and Ceremony, and then caged in dog cages by Morton County with a number written on their arm as was done to the Jews on their way to the gas chambers, Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca, testified. The new film also shows the attack by Dakota Access Pipeline's private security with vicious dogs, and Water Protectors being blasted with water cannons by U.S. militarized police in freezing temperatures. 

Mohawk Nation News 'Indian Business Bigger than General Motors'





INDIAN BUSINESS BIGGER THAN GENERAL MOTORS


Mohawk Nation News
MNN. June 24, 2019. Just think of the lucrative economy the existence of onkwehonweh has created for the illegal invaders: movies, books, schools, school books, Phds, universities, commissions, court cases, judges, Childrens Aid Societies, millionaire lawyers specializing in Indian cases, adoption shops, police, jails, non-native millionaires with on-reserve casinos, millions of bureaucrats, inquiries, etc. If it wasn’t for us, there wouldn’t be any economy in a large part of the world. They stole all our resources from turtle island. They are not here under the guidance of the great peace. The great peace taught us to go into our minds and reveal beautiful things about us and our connection with creation.  This is the good road we try to keep clean. The immigrants are always threatening our existence with their preaching of fear and death. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Aleut Concentration Camps, Migrant Child Concentration Camps: US Violates Human Rights with Ongoing Torture and Imprisonment


Aleut children in internment camp 

Update six and one-half years later. The original article below was posted on Nov. 18, 2012.
Censored News came under attack by trolls who wanted to discredit the facts this weekend in June of 2019, so we have reposted it, with our current Facebook comment added:
"Aleut Concentration Camps -- It took a long time to find this link, which Google buried, of Aleut  concentration camps during World War II in Alaska. Aleuts were placed in these camps and left to starve and die of diseases without medicine. We posted this article after PBS covered this atrocity. Entire families suffered and many died. Today, migrant children, alone, frightened, sick and abused are being placed in these concentration camps. The U.S. has a history of this torture, genocide and violation of international human rights. Most Americans are too busy shopping at WalMart and distracting themselves." -- Brenda Norrell

The horrible and untold story of Aleuts forced into US internment camps is told in 'Aleut Story' now on public television stations


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
No. 18, 2012

Watch film:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0AJxZcpUKgruE4Hbx1u8u7wOWdoq3ud_iK5-_I1sANgDvt3xJycjSnMg0&v=nYKYWi-6Yow
Now available in Russian!
http://mixednews.ru/archives/27384

The horrible and untold story of Aleuts who were forcibly taken from their homes in Alaska and placed in US internment camps during World War II, is told in the Aleut Story.

Aleut survivor Harriet Hope, interned at Burnett Inlet Duration Camp, "The story was never told. It was purposely held secret."

The film, showing this week on public television, reveals the ever-present death in these camps, where disease was rampant, from boils, to tuberculosis. Aleut were placed in damp and rotting buildings for years, with little food or medicine.

Aleut survivor Mary Bourdukofsky, interned at Funter Bay Duration Camp said, "We really didn’t know where they were going to take us."

"American citizens were starving, were dying," said Aleut survivor Jake Lestenkof, interned at Funter Bay Duration Camp.

Aleut waited for weeks, then months, then years to return to their home islands. The survivors spent decades seeking justice.

The Aleut Story reveals the inherent racism of the US government. During this time, the Aleut men were forced into slave labor as seal hunters, with the US threat of never being able to return to their homes if they did not.

When Aleut return to the camps later as adults, they visit the graves of those who died there.

Aleut Story
From isolated internment camps in Southeast Alaska to Congress and the White House, this is the incredible, untold story of Aleut Americans’ decades-long struggle for human and civil rights.
In 1942, as World War II invaded Alaska, Aleut Americans were taken from their homes and removed to abysmal government camps 1,500 miles away. Death was ever-present in the camps. An estimated 10 percent of the men, women and children sent to the camps would die there—a death rate comparable to that suffered by Americans in foreign prisoner of war camps. As the Aleuts prayed for deliverance, "friendly forces" looted their homes and churches in the Aleutian and Pribilof islands.
Those who survived would fight for their rights—in the nation’s courts and on Capitol Hill. In a historic action—one that continues to influence our lives and our nation’s ideals—Aleuts joined Japanese Americans in seeking wartime reparations from the federal government.
Aleut Americans ultimately prevailed.
Richly textured with all the elements of great human drama—war, suffering, sacrifice, faith, self-discovery and renewal—Aleut Story is a poignant and timely film about the least known chapters of the American civil rights experience.
Filmed on location in Alaska and Washington, DC on 35mm and S16mm, Aleut Story moves viewers through a distant landscape with mesmerizing cinematography, presents rare archival images and contemporary interviews. Narrated by Emmy® winner Martin Sheen, historical readings by John O’Hurley, vocals and flute by Grammy® winner Mary Youngblood.

Aleut Story was developed, researched, filmed and edited for national television over five years. Thousands of pages of historical documents, public testimony, congressional debate, personal memoirs, photographs and scholarly texts were reviewed. Filmed entirely on location, the project took the film crew to the Aleutian Islands, the Pribilof Islands, the historic sites of federal duration camps at Funter Bay and Killisnoo, to Anchorage, Juneau, Seattle and Washington, D.C. But the real strength of this film is the chorus of first person voices.

To order this film:
https://www.visionmakermedia.org/films/aleut-story

Friday, June 21, 2019

Chief Arvol Looking Horse 'World Peace and Prayer Day' June 21, 2019






World Peace and Prayer Day / Honoring Sacred Sites Day

“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer” Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the 19th Generation Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations— Chief Arvol Looking Horse, was directed to honor the Four Directions with ceremony on Summer Solstice/June 21st. According to Lakota prophecy, the birth of “Miracle,” a female white buffalo, signaled a time of Earth changes and the coming of The Mending of the Hoop of all Nations. The Summer Solstice is said to be a powerful time to pray for peace and harmony among all Living Beings. Chief Looking Horse believes that this day of collective prayer will create an energy shift to heal the earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward obtaining peace. He believes that it is time all people understand Mother Earth is the Source of life, not a resource. WPPD has been held in the US, Costa Rica, Ireland, S Africa, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil. June 21st, 2017 will mark the 22nd year of World Peace and Prayer Day / Honoring Sacred Sites Day and will be held in the Hawaiian Islands and sacred sites around the world.
Published on Mar 20, 2017 

.worldpeaceandprayer.com



Maori Chase Trespassing Oil Companies Out of Their Pacific Waters

Video by Mike Smith
Maori Chase Trespassing Oil Companies Out of Their Pacific Waters

Mike Smith said, "Check these Maori out. The real deal, trespassing oil companies, saving the climate, winners! This is the intrepid crew of Te Matau a Maui 100 kms off the east coast, booting out Chevron and Equinor (formally Statoil.) Yesterday these companies packed their bags and left, Mahi rangatira!"
Watch video on Facebook, from Maori waters in the South Pacific:
https://www.facebook.com/mike.smith.98096721/videos/2618568234821459/UzpfSTEwMDAwNDAzMDQ4MzgyNjoxNjUyNzcyOTU0ODY3MDM4/

Published with permission of Mike Smith.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

'Protecting the Protectors' -- Challenging the Ridiculous 'Riot Booster' Law in South Dakota, Photos by Jean Roach, Lakota






Photos by Jean Roach, Lakota

'Protecting the Protectors' -- Challenging the Ridiculous 'Riot Booster' Law in South Dakota
Photos by Jean Roach, Lakota
Article by Brenda Norrell, Censored News
RAPID CITY, South Dakota -- The American Civil Liberties Union told a federal district court that South Dakota's three so-called "riot boosting" laws are unconstitutional and violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments of Free Speech and Assembly.  In federal court on June 12, the ACLU asked the court for an injunction so the measure does not go into effect on July 1.

Wampum Workshop in the Dawn Lands Aims to Decolonize Commerce Trade and Title in New England

Hartman Deetz (Mashpee Wampanoag) Photo by Teko Photography
Wampum Workshop in the Dawn Lands Aims to Decolonize Commerce Trade and Title in New England 

By Hartman Deetz
Censored News

BOSTON -- Divest Invest Protect in partnership with Ockway Bay Wampum, and The North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) is excited to announce the launch of its public education series called “The Beads That Bought Manhattan.” This project will create light sculptures and projections, printed speculative indigenous currency, and a UN Declaration on the Rights Of Indigenous Peoples wampum treaty belt as a means to spark a global conversation on value, capital, natural resources, and indigenous economic human rights in a time of climate crisis.
The Wampum Workshop lead by artist Hartman Deetz will work with seven indigenous apprentices in the manufacture wampum and the exploration of indigenous pre-colonial law, customs, and economic systems.

RED NATION 'Call to Action: The Red Deal, Indigenous Action to Save our Earth' June 19-20, 2019


Download hi-res poster here.

The Red Nation (TRN) invites allied movements, comrades, and relatives to two days of action and planning on June 19 and 20. The first day is a listening session and workshop to draft and implement the Red Deal, a movement-oriented document for climate justice and grassroots reform and revolution. The second day we will take action against the continued leasing of Indigenous lands for oil and gas drilling in the Greater Chaco Landscape and in Dinetah.

50th Anniversary Takeover and Occupation of Alcatraz: Indians of All Tribes, Nov. 20 -- 23, 2019








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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Longest Walk Walks into Indiana, Photos by Bad Bear 2019


















Bad Bear
Photos by Western Shoshone Longwalker Carl Bad Bear Sampson
Longest Walk 2019
Walking to Indianapolis, Indiana
June 19, 2019