August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Water Protectors Submit Report to U.N. on Human Rights and Indigenous Environment Protectors




Water Protectors Legal Collective and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Submit Report to UN on Human Rights and Indigenous Environment Protectors


Water Protector Legal Collective
Censored News

In a searing report submitted to the United Nations on October 3, 2019, Water Protectors Legal Collective and the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP) document: 1) disproportionate punishment of indigenous environmental activism in the United States; 2) state and private collaboration to violate the civil rights of water protectors; 3) legislation intended to suppress resistance to the fossil fuel industry; and 4) the US’ failure to comply with its treaty obligations to indigenous peoples.

Israeli Apartheid Enroute to Tohono O'odham Nation


Israeli Apartheid Enroute to Tohono O'odham Nation

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems -- responsible for Apartheid security and building the wall in Palestine -- plans to begin constructing Israeli spy towers -- integrated fixed towers -- on the Tohono O'odham Nation during October.
The Gu-Vo District opposes these spy towers by resolution, but the elected Tohono O'odham government has approved them.
Reporter Will Parrish said the plan includes Israeli soldiers to train U.S. Border Patrol in the use of the cyber tower surveillance. The U.S. recently increased Elbit's contract by another $26 million, according to Elbit Systems in Israel.
The spy towers are planned for traditional O'odham communities where O'odham women and elderly are already the targets of constant U.S. Border Patrol surveillance, harassment, and abuse.
(Photos: Palestine, US Border Patrol spying on traditional O'odham elderly woman in Gu Vo District on the Tohono O'odham Nation, and bulldozer this week killing protected Saguaro cactus this week for border wall construction nearby at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.)

New video interview from Read News with Ofelia Rivas, founder of O'odham VOICE Against the Wall, who lives on the Tohono O'odham Nation on the so-called border.



Watch video interview




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More on spy tower locations planned for Tohono O'odham Nation and the locations:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/09/us-israeli-pact-targets-traditional.html
Read more: 

Censored News: Gu-Vo District opposes Israeli spy towers in the community:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-nation-of-bullies-us-israeli-spy.html

Elbit PR Haifa: The latest press release from Elbit in Haifa, Israel, announcing the contract from the U.S. Homeland Security's Border Patrol and Tohono O'odham Nation: 
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elbit-systems-us-subsidiary-awarded-additional-26-million-contract-to-provide-integrated-fixed-towers-system-in-arizona-300875139.html

Notes
There was a long interview with U.S. Border Patrol agents on a local Tucson news station last night. A long commercial for the Border Patrol. Commercials and self-aggrandizing are not news. It is not a public service. Where were the photos of those murdered by U.S. Border Patrol agents? Where are the photos of the stalking of O'odham women and elderly and the pulling guns on them? Where were the photos of the constant unnecessary targeting and harassing of volunteers giving aid? Where were the photos of raids and arrests of volunteers giving life-saving water? Where were the videos of Border Patrol destroying life-saving gallons of water? Where was the info on the large number of U.S. Border Patrol and ICE agents arrested for running drugs and serving as spotters for the cartels? Where were the photos of the Mexican and Tohono O'odham youths who have shot, murdered, and intentionally ran over by the U.S. Border Parol? Save the commercials for the ads, report the facts on Border Patrol in each and every broadcast. -- Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Hoopa Food Sovereignty: Students maintain traditional sustainable foodways


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Hoopa Food Sovereignty - Good habits formed at youth make all the difference!


'If the fish and the deer die, our people die.'

Intertribal Agricultural Council, Students Rebuild and Global Nomads Group are excited to introduce you to Robert and Emily Baldy— siblings and members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Hoopa Valley, California Together with their family and community, Robert and Emily are incorporate both culturally traditional and sustainable foodways on a daily basis, in homage to the land and their ancestors.
https://youtu.be/XxF2-Pdb75c
The video was created by Students Rebuild as part of students addressing hunger. Through addressing hunger students will take part in the project to make art recipes and send them into the Bezos Family Foundations. The art recipe proceeds go towards student-led projects around the world funded by the Bezos Foundation.
Students Rebuild
Intertribal Agricultural Council, Students Rebuild and Global Nomads Group are excited to introduce you to Robert and Emily — siblings and members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Hoopa Valley, CA. Together with their family and community, Robert and Emily’s incorporate both culturally traditional and sustainable foodways on a daily basis, in homage to the land and their ancestors. Learn more about how to support organizations like Intertribal Agriculture Council by joining the Students Rebuild Hunger Challenge from September 17, 2019 - June 5, 2020. For more information, visit us at www.studentsrebuild.org/hunger