August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, December 5, 2019

'No Spiritual Surrender: A Dedication to the Standing Rock Movement' Photos of Resilience and Resistance by Ryan Vizzions


Photo Ryan Vizzions cover photo 'No Spiritual Surrender'
Photo by Ryan Vizzions 'No Spiritual Surrender'

'No Spiritual Surrender: A Dedication to the Standing Rock Movement' Photos of Resilience and Resistance by Ryan Vizzions

Article by Brenda Norrell
Photos by Ryan Vizzions
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Ryan Vizzions' new book of photographs, 'No Spiritual Surrender: A Dedication to the Standing Rock Movement,' is a testament to those who stood, those who endured, those who locked down, those who were jailed, those who remain imprisoned, and those who were wounded in the longstanding resistance in defense of the water, Mni Wiconi, Water is Life. 

The Renaissance on Alcatraz 50 Years Later


Theda Newbreast and Betty Cooper, both of the Blackfeet Nation at the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Photo by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Dine’ and Taskigi, published with permission.

James Browneagle, Elem Pomo, at the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Photo by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Dine’ and Taskigi, published with permission.


In the age of extractors, Alcatraz is renaissance and renewal

During the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, Flashpoints host Dennis J. Bernstein talks with Lakota Bill Means and Dine' Lenny Foster

Article by Brenda Norrell
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SAN FRANCISCO -- On the ferry from San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz, Lakota Bill Means says it is a good day, a day that is symbolized by Alcatraz as a prison, and by the Occupation of Alcatraz that was the beginning of the movement.


Lisa DeVille 'Deny Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion'



Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota
Letter to the Editor: Deny Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion


By Lisa DeVille
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
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Dec. 5, 2019

Thank you North Dakota Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kroshus for respecting the desires of the nearly 20,000 people who requested a hearing on the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. I write today to ask you to deny that expansion. At its current flow rate, this pipeline has already leaked at least 11 times. Any additional pressure on the Dakota Access pipeline should be fully vetted. As of now, federal regulators say they don’t have data showing that expansion of pipeline capacity is safe. 

Dine' Medicine Men's Association object to Snowbowl Chairlift on Sacred Mountain




French translation by Christine Prat
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