Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wampanoag Hartman Deetz 'No thanks no giving' history in Paris

Photos courtesy Hartman Deetz


Transcribed by Christine Prat in Paris
Hartman Deetz speaking on Oct. 12, 2019 at a panel hosted by the CSIA, Committee for Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, in Paris
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Hartman Deetz is from Mashpee, a member of the Wampanoag tribe. He has been involved in Indigenous and Environmental movements for over 20 years. His activism mainly relies on his spirituality and his Indigenous traditions, that are based on the idea that the Earth is a living being and that it is necessary never to forget it. He has been taking part in ceremonies ever since he was 12. He has worked with the Mashpee Coalition for Native Action, took part in the Long Walk in 2008 and Idle No More in San Francisco. He has been in Standing Rock and in Indian Bayou, Louisiana, to struggle against pipelines projects that threaten the Mississippi river. He is also involved in a struggle to have the Sword removed from the Massachusetts’s flag and in another campaign aiming to have the Mashpee Reservation Act be fully implemented. Hartman is also an artist and jewelry designer.

Lisa Deville 'Native Americans Deserve Strong Air Pollution Standards'

Native Americans Deserve Strong Air Pollution Standards

By Lisa DeVille

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
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Last month, I joined citizens from across the country in Dallas, Texas to testify against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards, a proposal which would remove pollution standards for the oil and gas industry and put communities like mine in danger. If the proposal is finalized, the production, transmission, and storage of gas in North Dakota would have no methane emissions standards. As a proud member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, whose ancestors are buried in Mandaree and Fort Berthold, I feel a powerful connection to this land, and I am deeply disturbed by the EPA’s efforts to undermine the pollution standards that keep my community safe.

Casey Camp Horinek: 'Aligning Human Law with Natural Law' Transcript at Bioneers

Casey Camp Horinek: 'Aligning Human Law with Natural Law' Transcript at Bioneers

   Please watch video and read transcript below.
This keynote talk was given at the 2019 Bioneers Conference.
According to Casey Camp-Horinek, for as long as Mother Earth and Father Sky have blessed all life on Earth with sustenance, there has been a Sacred System honored by all species. Only humans have strayed wildly from these original instructions to live in harmony with all and to recognize our place in the Great Mystery. Now, she says, in this crucial moment, we must find our way back to Balance if we are to avoid the unraveling of the web of life. Casey is tribal Councilwoman of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and an internationally renowned, longtime Native and Human Rights and Environmental Justice activist, as well as an Emmy Award-winning actress and author.
Read the full verbatim transcript of this keynote talk below.

Bioneers: Watch Videos of Keynote Speakers 2019

By Brenda Norrell
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- The Bioneers think tank keynote speaker videos are now available. Ponca Casey Camp-Horinek was among the powerful women speakers, speaking on topics as diverse and as interconnected as remembering our mothers; revolutionary love, and clean air in Mississippi.
The powerful women speakers include the CEO of Mother Jones, the founder of Revolutionary Love and the author of Vagina Monologues.

NO MORE DEATHS: Defund Hate: Defund US Border Patrol and ICE

US Border Patrol agent in Arizona pouring out life-saving
water in the Sonoran Desert where migrants die walking to
a better life.

By No More Deaths
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Yesterday, we sat in court and heard the government's opening arguments against No More Deaths volunteer Dr. Scott Warren. Though we have heard them all before, the scope of the accusations remain deeply unsettling. Prosecutor Anna Wright went so far as to claim that the defense's arguments may be full of "distractions", by which she meant the greater context in which Scott and the rest of us live and work every day. A context in which we encounter human remains multiple times a week. A context in which a border patrol agent can destroy life-saving aid and face no consequence, while Scott faces up to 10 years in prison for his humanitarian efforts.
Today we are asking you to join with us, the Detention Watch Network and people across the nation as we call on Congress to hold CBP accountable for their egregious human rights violations and cease funding an agency so rampant with abuses.


Trailer for L'EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP from Sam Vinal- Mutual Aid Media on Vimeo.
On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cuba calls for world mobilization in defense of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

Massive demonstration in Buenos Aires against coup in Bolivia

Evo Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the New York Times reports.

Cuba calls for world mobilization in defense of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

By Radio Havana Cuba
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Havana, November 10 (RHC)— Cuba expressed a forceful condemnation of the coup d'état in Bolivia materialized Sunday with the resignation of Evo Morales after the brass of the Armed Forces asked the leader to resign.

On a nationally televised address, Evo Morales announced his resignation to avoid bloodshed and the attacks against followers.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter that the right-wing with a violent and cowardly coup d'état attacks democracy in Bolivia.

“Our strong condemnation of the coup d'etat and our solidarity with brother President Evo Morales,” he wrote.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla also expressed solidarity with the Bolivian leader, who he described as a protagonist and symbol of the vindication of the original peoples of our America.

“We call for a worldwide mobilization for the life and freedom of Evo,” said Rodriguez.

In announcing his resignation, Morales said that a civic, political, and police forces coup had succeeded. He said that he was resigning so that opponents Carlos Mesa and Luis Camacho stop the harassment of his followers, the burning down of the houses of governors, deputies, and other elected officials, the hijacking, and mistreatment of the families of his followers and the humble people of Bolivia.

“It hurts to see Bolivians fighting each other, and it is a must to bring peace back to the country,” he said in his resignation letter.
Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

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Mohawk Nation News 'War Photos Oka 1990'


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MNN. Nov. 10, 2019. Our men and women are the true warriors. We defend the onkwehonweh and the homeland according to the great peace. The attack of unarmed men, women and children kanionkehaka [Mohawks} was in the early hours of July 11, 1990 in the pines of kanehsatake. It was one of many ongoing military attacks on Indigenous people for our land and resources and to continue the genocide: 

WARRIOR HAILS VICTORY. THE BEGINNING OF THE END. Canada pays and trains paid professional killers to do the dirty work of the corporations throughout the world. 

WATCH “OKANADA, BEHIND THE LINES IN OKA” Parts 1-2-3-4, 8 minutes each.
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Native American Music Awards Winners 2019! Congratulations!

Congratulations from Censored News to all of this year's winners!

Native American Music Awards 2019

Artist of the Year

Shelley Morningsong

Simple Truth

Duo/Group of the Year

The Cody Blackbird Band and Connor Chee

Live From White Horse Black Mountain

Debut Artist of the Year

Alex FireThunder

Makȟóčhe Kiŋ Theȟíla (Love For The Land)

Debut Duo/Group of the Year



Best Female Artist

Shon Denay

On The Rocks

Flutist of the Year

Vince Redhouse

A Distant Star

Best Male Artist



Record of the Year

One Earth World Fusion Music

Various Artists

Song of the Year

Walk In Beauty

Joseph FireCrow, Thomasina Levy, David Darling

Best Indie Single of the Year

We Will Rise Up

Joanne Shenandoah

Best Independent Recording By A New Artist

Heaven’s Window

Ava Rose Johnson

Best Blues Recording

Simple Truth

Shelley Morningsong

Best Country / Americana Recording

A Miner’s Prayer

Matt James

Best Folk Recording

Two Trees Standing


Best Gospel/Inspirational Recording

No Greater Love

Robby Cummings

Best Historical/Linguistic Recording

The Kindness Project

Stl’atl’imx Friends

Best Instrumental Recording

We Belong To The Music

Crazy Flute

Best New Age/Ambient/Soundscape Recording

Sacred Spiral

Painted Raven

Best Pop Recording

Women At War: Warrior Songs

Various Artists

Best Pow Wow/ Drum Recording

Red Dress Special

Young Spirit

Best Producer/Engineer

Ed Stasium

Fight Like A Woman - Sihasin

Best Rap/Hip Hop/ and RB Recording

Native Pride

Nick Lone

Best Rock Recording

Fight Like A Woman


Best Traditional Recording


Spirit of Thunderheart

Best Waila/Chicken Scratch/ Recording

Music In The Soul

Native Thunder

Best World Recording


The Spiritual Warriors

Best Music Video Recording


Michelle Thomas

Best Concept for a Music Video


Twin Flames

Best Music Video Narrative

We Are Love

Kelly Derrickson

Best Music Video For A Live Performance

Children On The Rez

Blue Mountain Tribe

Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video

Break These Chains

Just Jamez

Native Heart Award

Jonny Lipford


Best Radio Program

Harvey Arden and Wisdomkeepers

Jim Thorpe Sports Award

Mickie James

Legend Award

Portugal. The Man

Rising Star

Niijii Singers and Ogiichidaa Singers

Hear Our Songs

Lifetime Achievement

Deborah Iyall

Hall of Fame

Wes Studi

Best Music Video by Live Performance, Children On the Rez by Blue Mountain Tribe

Mohawk Nation News 'The Peace Song'


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MNN. 6 NOV. 2019. “wasaseh” is sung when something is damaged and it has to be fixed. Singing songs is a language. Once the tone comes from inside our consciousness, we activate our attitude, love, appreciation, desire for information. We can communicate with everything that exists. We can sing to the sun, earth, water, each other. 

Dineh Michelle Cook in Paris: Spiritual Currency in the Age of Capitalism

Photo by Hartman Deetz

Michelle Cook's speech in Paris, Annual Day of Solidarity organized by the Committee in Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, CSIA-Nitassinan.
Transcribed by Christine Prat
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I think in terms of Divest, Invest, Protect, I don’t consider myself so much a lobbyist as a reality check, and someone who is merely delivering facts and truth.
And ultimately, I think that one of the important things we are doing is that we are not there to ask these banks to pity us, we are giving them a very clear warning that their time of dominating this earth is coming to an end.

Terry Tempest Williams: Castle Rock is alive. It has a heartbeat.

As a child, Mormons told Terry Tempest Williams that she had no authority to speak. Today, she spoke to hundreds of great thinkers and she told them of the heartbeat of the Earth. 

By Brenda Norrell
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The extraordinary speakers today at Bioneers included author Terry Tempest Williams, who spoke passionately of her homeland Utah and what has happened to Bear Ears and the Navajo land at Aneth, Utah, invaded and eroded by oil and gas drillers.
Williams also spoke of the Mormons who told her as a child that women and Natives have no right to speak. Today, Williams spoke out. She spoke out about a heartbeat at home, in the red rock canyonlands of Utah.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On Arizona Border, Trump's Criminals Prey on the Most Vulnerable in Remote Areas

Photo 1: The futility of the U.S. government and its expensive, worthless border wall. An eight-year-old scaling the mock wall.  Photo 2: Test showing how easy it is to saw through the border wall with a hand saw.

On Arizona Border, Trump's Criminals Prey on the Most Vulnerable in Remote Areas, While Constructing Futile Border Wall

The most cowardly thieves and criminals -- within the U.S. government and its corporations -- prey on the most vulnerable, in the most remote areas.

By Brenda Norrell
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Arizona/Sonora Border -- The U.S. government is preparing to spend another million dollars now to prosecute Scott Warren for a second time, for helping migrants in Arizona. Meanwhile, using a $100 power saw, people are sawing through Trump's new "impenetrable" border wall.

And an eight-year old scaled a mock model of the border wall in seconds.

The deaths in migrant concentration camps and border detention by U.S. Border Patrol and ICE continue, as the U.S. clearly has no regard for human life. In a crime of genocide, the Trump administration continues to separate migrant children from their parents and imprison them.

The lives of endangered species are now being destroyed by border wall construction and migration paths blocked. 

No More Deaths said, "Next Tuesday, November 12th, No More Deaths volunteers will walk into federal court once more to witness our friend and comrade, Dr. Scott Warren, be tried on felony harboring charges for providing two men from Central America with food, water, clothing and beds. This will be the fourth federal trial our organization has faced this year." 

The most cowardly thieves and criminals -- within the U.S. government and its corporations -- prey on the most vulnerable, in the most remote areas.

Trump gave the Arizona border wall contract to Southwest Valley Constructors in Albuquerque, but it is unclear who actually owns and benefits from the corporation headquartered in Delaware, a favorite state for corporate headquarters by those who benefit from offshore and foreign accounts.

Read more: Trump's Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species:

Sonoran Pronghorn's migration path is between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, and is being blocked by the border wall. Land at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge has been given to the U.S. military. Already, the Pronghorn were being bombed at Goldwater Bombing Range.

There are only a few of these shy cats remaining on the Arizona border. Their remote migration path and habitat now bombarded by Trump's illegal border wall construction.

The endangered pupfish and the sacred spring at Organ Pipe National Monument are now in peril as border wall construction continues, eliminating all laws protecting the water, land, endangered species and Native American sacred places.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Backfire: LaNada War Jack's new book on Native Resistance chronicles Alcatraz to Standing Rock

Backfire: LaNada War Jack's new book on Native Resistance chronicles Alcatraz to Standing Rock

By Brenda Norrell

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In the beginning, there were the students at the University of California Berkeley and the Third World Liberation Front Strike. The 50-day protest resulted in the creation of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies for Black, Chicano, Asian and Native Americans.
Then, there was the Occupation of Alcatraz.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Mohawk Nation News 'Indian Affairs Rat Trap'

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MNN. Nov. 3, 2019. What is Canada? Nothing but a military occupation of onkwehonweh land run through Indian Affairs which is a department of the army. 
In 1968 some kanionkehaka’onwe [Mohawks} went to Ottawa to protest the dumping of garbage in Kahnawake by 33 Montreal municipalities.  Indian Affairs called it a “Sanitary Land Fill”, run by the mob. We wanted to show how Canada as our so-called trustees allowed hundreds of thousands of acres of land, water and toxic garbage to set off underground fires and poisons. 

The kanionkehaka captured in their houses and yards rats and mice. They took them to a meeting at Indian Affairs, which was located in Ottawa at the time. During the meeting, the rats accidentally escaped from their carton and ran into hiding. Then they started mating and destroyed the building.  
In 1973 one of the onkwehonweh who delivered the rodents got a job in the department. 
In 1978 Canada constructed a new 27 story building in Hull, now called Gatineau. Everything was quietly moved into the new building. This was during the Quebec separatist movement. At the time we natives discussed the possibility of corporate separation by the Quebecois. The separatists put a secret plan in motion to take over Canada.

Indian Affairs is the most important department and building of the corporation of the government of Canada. Every document recording the theft of turtle island, our land throughout Canada, is registered and filed in that building. Also all resource extraction documents are filed there. The records of all the assets that were  stolen from the natives by the government are at 10 Wellington in Gatineau.
Recently after Quebec won 32 seats in the 2019 federal election, the Party Quebecois declared they are not part of Canada but are declaring Quebec is a separate nation. Upon this corporate separation, all documents going back 200 to 300 years will be held outside of Canada and controlled by Quebec. They can burn or shred them or change the text.
In 1978 Pierre Trudeau gave those buildings to Quebec. In any dispute between Canada and Quebec, Quebec will control all land and resources across Canada.
Trudeau Sr. planted the seeds. In 1968 we warned the world what would happen when we released those rats in the building. They took over the Department of Indian Affairs.
RIGHT NOW THE “WAR ROOM” ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF INDIAN AFFAIRS IS RUN BY THE CANADIAN MILITARY. THE QUEBEC ARMY WILL TAKE OVER.The world knows that 100% of onowarekeh, turtle island, is native land and there are no actual countries of “Quebec” or “Canada”. The bankers of the city of London own both corporations known as “Canada” and the “United States of America”. They suck the life out of turtle island. Our mother earth and creation are pushing back. We welcomed them at first. Now they have us squeezed so tight we can’t even breath. The sky world and the peace will return. 
The Byrds have a great song about how time will fix this situation for us, mother earth and creation: “To every thing turn, turn, turn. There’s a season, turn, turn, turn. And a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born. A time to die. A time to plan. A time to reap. A time to kill. A time to heal. A time to laugh. A time to weep…”. box 991, kahnawake Quebec Canada J0L 1B0 contact 
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