August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, August 16, 2019

Halt U.S. dollars to Israel and Apartheid contractor Elbit targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians


Photo: The Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, known for Apartheid in Palestine, constructed this spy tower in Sonoita, Arizona, on the border, last year with a contract with U.S. Homeland Security. Elbit is now preparing to construct spy towers on the Tohono O'odham Nation that will destroy ceremonial and burial areas. 

Halt U.S. dollars to Israel and Apartheid contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians

"In Gu-Vo District we remain strong to stand for our ancient cultural beliefs and have made our offerings to the ancient ones and ancient lands. We will continue to be the voice for the bees, four-legged sacred animals, winged ones, sacred plants, our sacred mountains and our sacred water. We will remain standing for our next 7 generations." -- Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham

By Brenda Norrell
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Israel denied entry to two United States Congresswomen, resulting in a cry across the United States for the U.S. to stop funding Israel and Israeli contractors in the United States, specifically those who are carrying out Apartheid construction on the Arizona border and in Palestine.

The first contract that should be halted is the U.S. Homeland Security contract with Elbit Systems to build spy towers on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Over the objections of Gu-Vo District, the Tohono O'odham Nation passed a resolution in March to allow Elbit to construct the high-tech, integrated fixed towers, in remote O'odham traditional communities, which will destroy O'odham ceremonial and burial areas.

'We Are Mauna Kea' Standing for Future Generations



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'We are Mauna Kea' new video reveals the vision and stance that brings thousands to stand and protect their sacred mountain, Mauna Kea

Video by On the Roam
Article by Brenda Norrell
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Chief Arvol Looking Horse: Unite Spiritually and Globally



Protect Sacred Sites a Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Posted on July 30, 2019
Reposted from LRInspire
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I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our ways of beliefs in the Creator.

We have been warned from ancient prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been given a vital message about a solution to turn these terrible times.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks court ruling to halt pipeline, as DAPL pushes for expansion



STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE SEEKS COURT RULING TO HALT PIPELINE OPERATIONS, AS DAPL PUSHES FOR EXPANSION

The latest chapter in the legal battle against DAPL coincides with pipeline operator’s bid to double pipeline capacity

By Earthjustice

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AUGUST 16, 2019

WASHINGTON —  The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s continuing legal battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) advanced today with a motion for summary judgment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Tribe’s brief recounts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ failure to meaningfully respond to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s concerns throughout the remand process, in violation of federal environmental law. The Corps completely shut the Tribe out of the process, refusing to share technical information prepared by DAPL, and ignored extensive technical input from the Tribe showing that DAPL’s estimates of an oil spill risk were gravely underestimated.