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Hopi Messenger Thomas Banyacya speaks on keeping nature in balance

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Hopi Messenger Thomas Banyacya  speaks on keeping nature in balance
Article by Brenda Norrell Video by Sacred Land Film Project  Censored News
Hopi Messenger Thomas Banyacya, Sr., speaks of his seven years in prison for declining to sign up for the U.S. military draft and be an instrument of war. Choosing the path of peace, Banyacya speaks of the choice of mankind now, as to whether to destroy Nature or care for the Earth. He describes the United States killing of people in other countries, and describes the U.S. nuclear bomb "burning everything to ashes." "This comes from my heart and I'm going to stand on it. This is not our war," Banyacya says of choosing peace over fighting World War II. "I spent almost seven years in prison trying to be a good Hopi." Describing the uranium used to produce the first atomic bombs, Banyacya said someone came without the Hopi elders' permission and took the uranium from the land, and took it to New Mexico, then th…

Oomaka Tokatakiya Ride photos by Ken Marchionno

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Oglala Proclamation Honoring Dakota Hanged in Mankato

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From the eleventh day of the 2019 Oomaka Tokatakiya: Badlands National Park to Red Water.
 Photos by Ken Marchionno, published with permission at Censored News. 



Mauna Kea Protectors Stand Strong Regardless of Threat of Removal

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Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu Maunakea

WE ARE COMMITTED AND WE WILL NOT LEAVE MAUNAKEA UNTIL THE TMT LEAVES HAWAI‘I

MAUNAKEA ACCESS ROAD, 12/26/19 - Today, we received written assurances from Mayor Harry Kim that construction of the TMT will not proceed until the end of February at the earliest and that law enforcement will stand down for the duration of that time. In response to the mayor's commitment, the kūpuna will open the road for safety reasons. They will remain in place alongside Maunakea Access Road with the full support of the Pu‘uhonua and will be prepared to respond to any threat of construction by TMT in the future.
We'd like to thank the hundreds of kia‘i who responded to the Hawai‘i island kāhea today and were on hand to hear from the kūpuna directly. We would like to remind everyone to remain vigilant and steadfast, as Aunty Noe Noe reminded us today, "if there are any signs of construction, we'll be right back in the middle of the road."
We are co…

Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu Maunakea Happy Holidays from the Frontline

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Zapatistas Program for Defense of Territory and Mother Earth

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THE FORUM IN DEFENSE OF TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH

Statement, Program and Video

Statement of the 4 National Assembly of the CNI-CIG
To the people of Mexico
To the peoples of the World
To the Sixth National and International
To the Resistance and Rebellion Networks
To the media

Brothers Sisters

From the Zapatista Caracol Jacinto Canek, at CIDECI- UNITIERRA, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, on December 18 and 19, 2019, to celebrate the 4th National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Council of Government the peoples Afromexicano, Binizaa, Chinanteco, Chol, Chontal, Comca'ac, Hñahñu, Kumiai, Mam, Maya, Mayo, Mazahua, Me´phaa, Mixe, Mixteco, Nahua, Náyeri, Purépecha, Quiche, Rarámuri, Téenek, Tepehuano, Tohono Oódam , Tojolabal, Totonaca, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Wixárika, Yaqui, Zoque, Chixil, Cañari and Castellano, from 24 states of the republic, as well as guests from Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador and the United States, we meet to listen, to see in the compani…

Navajo Elders Object to Snowbowl Chairlift on Sacred Mountain

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Navajo Elders Object to Snowbowl Chairlift on Sacred Mountain
Threatened plant, the San Francisco Ragwort, which grows no where else in the World except on the San Francisco Peaks is in the way of Arizona Snowbowl’s new gondola style lift.
Contact: Shawn Mulford smulford@comcast.net Censored News
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West has approved a new gondola style chairlift at Arizona Snowbowl indicating it would cause No Significant Impact. The Dine’ Medicine Men Association objected to this finding by stating, “based on our review of this proposal and the current Coconino National Forest Supervisor Laura Jo West’s Finding No Significant Impact, we see nothing has changed, our rights continue to be violated and the Creator’s Creation continues to be destroyed.”

HAWAII: Mauna Kea Protectors Targeted for Arrest on Dec. 26, 2019

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Update Dec. 26:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2019/12/mauna-kea-protectors-stand-strong.html

HAWAII: Law enforcement told Mauna Kea Protectors they will be arrested Dec. 26, 2019. This comes after the Governor used false PR as a tactic, promising to withdraw law enforcement. A similar tactic was used against Standing Rock Water Protectors in 2016, when they were told, 'It's all over, go home.' 


Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

On Thursday, Day 160 of protecting Mauna Kea, Protectors said in a video address that the Governor is making contradicting statements to the public. Protectors said the Hawaiian government is attempting to diminish their strength with a false narrative in the media.

Tribes Win KXL Order in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump

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Tribes Win KXL Order in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump
By Native American Rights Fund December 20, 2019
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On Friday, December 20, 2019, NARF and their clients, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (the Tribes) received some great news from a Montana court. The federal court denied the United States federal government’s and the TransCanada’s (TC Energy) efforts to dismiss the Tribes’ case against the KXL Pipeline (Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump).
NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth praised the decision, “The court’s decision means that ALL of the tribes’ claims on the current permits will proceed. The only claims dismissed are the ones that the Tribes conceded should be dismissed because they were based on an old permit. So this is a complete win for the tribes on the motions to dismiss. …

Bolivia: Evo Morales rejects Interpol notice sent against him

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Update Dec. 20, 2019

Argentina will not hand over Evo Morales to coup
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez announced Thursday that his government "will not hand over for any reason" the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales who is in Buenos Aires under refugee status and who on Wednesday received an arrest warrant by the Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office, which accuses him of sedition and terrorism. -- 
TeleSur
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinian-Govt-We-Will-Not-Deliver-to-Evo-Morales---20191219-0020.html?fbclid=IwAR2TsWIMRXBOt2jDhHSr-P-O6rfXXjxmVQBzlw3lIe1nXH3vMy-hCKhF8yk

Canadian police want to 'shoot to kill' Indigenous activists

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Photo: Heavily armed RCMP officers arrived in January to shut down Indigenous checkpoints blocking a natural gas pipeline. Photo by Michael Toledano.


Canadian police wanted to shoot and kill Indigenous activists

Investigative reporters Jaskiran Dhillon and Will Parrish at The Guardian report:

Notes from a strategy session for a militarized raid on ancestral lands of the Wet’suwet’en nation show that commanders of Canada’s national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), argued that “lethal overwatch is req’d” – a term for deploying snipers.

The RCMP commanders also instructed officers to “use as much violence toward the gate as you want” ahead of the operation to remove a roadblock which had been erected by Wet’suwet’en people to control access to their territories and stop construction of the proposed 670km (416-mile) Coastal GasLink pipeline (CGL). In a separate document, an RCMP officer states that arrests would be necessary for “sterilizing the site”. 

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O'odham Voice against the Wall: Thanks for Holiday Toy Donations

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Message from Ofelia Rivas
O'odham Voice against the Wall
Censored News

O'odham VOICE Against the WALL deeply appreciates the generosity of people with compassion to support children in O'odham communities in  Mexico.

As people might not be aware that all tribal support stops at the border, including all federal, state and state compact gaming funds.

My brother and I have worked independently for over 30 years to support our families and communities in Mexico.

We continue our Food Drives and annual Holiday Toy Drive besides all our other efforts to continue to protect sacred places and our way of life.

The toys are going to Ho'da-i K'uk / Schu'k Doag Sonora, Mexico Communities.

Many Thanks to Censored News for committed effort in providing a news outlet for grassroots peoples and complete investigative reporting on world affairs.

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Buffy Sainte Marie: Truthtelling Indigenous Genocide

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Buffy Sainte Marie: Truthtelling Indigenous Genocide 

Article by Brenda Norrell
Video by Sharyn Rose White
Soundman Govinda 
Censored News


SAN FRANCISCO -- Buffy Sainte Marie says the truth must be told of the genocide of Indigenous Peoples, with the facts of the murder, slavery and rape that European kings and queens, military, churches and banks were responsible for.

"It was bad leadership. Bad leadership comes and goes, but in Europe it was institutionalized," Buffy said, speaking during an interview at her concert, as the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz here.

Blood Memory Rising, Book Review of Standing with Standing Rock

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Blood Memory Rising, Book Review of Standing with Standing Rock

by Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Standing with Standing Rock is more of an encyclopedia than a book. The pages of references are a sort of road map, not just of a roadmap through the book, but a road map through time, and specifically through the time when Standing Rock camps were alive, pulsing with life, and giving birth to revolution and movement.

The details of the movement flow in these references like arteries. The words, stories, and news that followed Standing Rock are arteries of this mighty heart of Standing Rock, and those that preceded the camps were veins, carrying lifeblood to the heart of this movement.

Trial Set, Flagstaff Indigenous Peoples’ Day Demonstrators Denounce Political Attack and State Surveillance

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Trial Set for Flagstaff Indigenous Peoples’ Day Demonstrators Organizers Denounce Political Attack and  State Surveillance

Contact: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com Censored News
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Three social and environmental justice advocates, calling themselves the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Three” or IPD3, will be going to trial on January 16th, 2020 from 8:30am - 4:30pm and Friday, January 17th 1:30pm - 4:30pm at the Flagstaff Municipal Court (15 N Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001) for charges resulting from a 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day demonstration held in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mohawk Nation News 'O Cana'jon' the Revised Anthem'

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CHILE -- Video: Lawyer for Acquitted Mapuche Goldman Prize Winner Speaks About Case

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Video: Lawyer for Acquitted Goldman Prize Winner Alberto Curamil Speaks About the Case By  on December 16, 2019 This video includes many of my photographs – Orin Langelle This video was shot over the week of 25 November, during the trial of Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamil over manufactured charges that he was involved in a robbery. Lonko Alberto Curamíl during court hearings in Temuco, Chile               photo: Orin Langelle/GJEP In fact, his arrest and subsequent year and a half in jail awaiting trial are understood to have been retribution for his role in leading a campaign that stopped two hydroelectric projects on the Rio Cautín, a sacred river to the Mapuche, the headwaters of which start in the snowfields of the Lonquimay volcano.
In the video, his attorney Rodrigo Román speaks about the case and the greater issue of state repression against Mapuche people, whose land has long been the target of expropriation for industrial timber plantations.  As another Mapuche Lon…

Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamíl Acquitted of All Charges

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Mapuche Lonko Alberto Curamíl Acquitted of All Charges By on December 14, 2019
2019 Goldman Environmental Prize winner to walk out a free man

Another Day in the Chilean Uprising

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Another Day in the Chilean Uprising By on December 14, 2019

Santiago: where militancy, music and art meet and complement each other Copy and all photographs by Orin Langelle