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

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

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.

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

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…

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

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…

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.

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. Trans…

Water Protector Legal Collective Report Condemns Government Treatment of Native Protesters

Water Protector Legal Collective Report Condemns Government Treatment of Native Protesters

Contact: June 24, 2019
Michelle Cook
Water Protector Legal Collective
Divest, Invest, Protect
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.

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

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 :

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.

Video: Indigenous Women Testify on Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders

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

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 Acce…

Mohawk Nation News '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. 

Read article at Mohawk Nation News…

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

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 'Ale…

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 Z…

Maori Chase Trespassing Oil Companies Out of Their Pacific Waters

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:

Published with permission of Mike Smith.

'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

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


Longest Walk Walks into Indiana, Photos by Bad Bear 2019