Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Indigenous Women Respond to U.S. Forest Service Plans to Gut Protections on The Tongass National Forest in Alaska
By Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California – With wildfires blazing in the Amazon Rainforest and across western states in the U.S.— and the climate crisis and environmental degradation ever escalating— efforts to repeal environmental protections continue to expand globally. Currently, the United States Forest Service (USFS) is intensifying plans to roll back long-standing protections against logging and road-building in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Today, the USFS announced a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and moved one step closer to exempting the Tongass, known as the nation’s “climate forest,” from the hard-fought for National Roadless Rule.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Fed. Court Sets August Trial Date for Thunderhawk v. Morton County -- Standing Rock Civil Rights Lawsuit
Thursday, September 24, 2020
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, TRIBES, STATE GOVERNMENTS FORMALLY JOIN CALL TO SHUT DOWN DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Now, 24 members of Congress, 27 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and 19 state governments submit briefs supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the pipeline
We’re thankful that so many members of congress, Tribes, and state governments are standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in saying no to DAPL. These leaders understand that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe deserve the right to reject a pipeline running through their lands -- Jan Hasselman, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Congress, Tribes, and state governments today submitted briefs in support of shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The briefs come after a federal judge in July found that the pipeline violated federal law and ordered it shut down pending an environmental impact statement examining the impacts the DAPL would have on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The case is now on appeal before the D.C. Circuit, which has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 4.
The following is a statement from Jan Hasselman, Earthjustice staff attorney, who has been representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against DAPL:
“We’re thankful that so many members of congress, Tribes, and state governments are standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in saying no to DAPL. The decision on whether DAPL should keep running is ultimately a political one, and these leaders understand that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe deserve the right to reject a pipeline running through their lands.”
Brief submitted by Members of Congress
Brief submitted by the Tribes and Tribal organizations
Brief submitted by state governments
Siham Zniber, Earthjustice
Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government
Ohlone West Berkeley Shellmound and Village Site announcement Sept. 24, 2020
Special Announcement by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Regarding the West Berkeley Shellmound and Village Site
The Campaign to Save the Historic West Berkeley Ohlone Shellmound and Village Site and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will hold a Press Conference to Make a Special Announcement regarding the Shellmound and Village site at 1900 Fourth Street in Berkeley, CA, Thursday, September 24, at 10 AM PT.
Lisjan Ohlone leader Corrina Gould, along with Brian Turner of the San Francisco Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Sacred Land Film Project director Toby McLeod, Confederated Villages of Lisjan attorney Michelle LaPena, Berkeley Vice-Mayor Sophie Hahn, the Save the West Berkeley Shellmound Campaign Steering Committee (and other speakers to be announced) will hold a press conference to make this exciting special announcement:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Lakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest: Zeibach Sheriff intrudes, police use excessive force, on Cheyenne River Lakota Nation
Friday, September 18, 2020
Colonization and Domestic Violence
The parallels that can be drawn between colonialism and domestic violence can be seen through their definitions and through a review of Native American history. Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc in their everyday lives.
Colonization is the act of domination involving the subjugation of one people to another. It’s the practice of gaining full or partial control over another country and its Indigenous peoples, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. In the process, colonizers impose their religion, economics and cultural practices on others. Simply put, this is Native American history in a nutshell.
Navajo President blocks Dine' College professor from questioning COVID-19 vaccine risks
By Brenda Norrell
Dine' College Assoc. Professor Christine M. Ami said, "I have been officially blocked from commenting on the Office of President and Vice President's site. This is an example of the censorship that our Navajo Nation government is perusing. I’m not being belligerent -- I am asking basic questions."
Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Navajos already used in controversial coronavirus plasma transfusions, next vaccine experiments, the Navajo Nation confirms
The controversial coronavirus plasma infusions, which are not FDA approved, are already underway using Navajos at the Indian Health Service hospitals in Shiprock, N.M. on the Navajo Nation, and at the Gallup, N.M., IHS hospital, the Navajo Nation confirmed.
Jill Jim, executive director of the Navajo Department of Health, responded to Censored News questions late Tuesday.
"Johns Hopkins received funding for these experimental infusions. Johns Hopkins University has received funding from the Department of Defense and the Bloomberg Foundation to conduct this clinical trial, which is being overseen by the FDA," the Navajo Departement of Health told Censored News Tuesday about the coronavirus plasma infusions.
Navajo government approves high-risk COVID-19 vaccine experiments on Navajos by Johns Hopkins and the drug company Pfizer
Updated Sept. 16, 2020
New article: Navajos already being used in controversial coronavirus experiments by Johns Hopkins University on the Navajo Nation. The coronavirus vaccines will be the second coronavirus medical experiment using Navajos.
Navajo President Jonathan Nez said Friday that the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 study will be administered by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in Chinle, Arizona, and in Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation and in Gallup, New Mexico.
Monday, September 14, 2020
|Ofelia Rivas delivering testimony on border militarization before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jamaica. Photo by Brenda Norrell.|
O'odham Voice Against the Wall
By Censored News
O'odham Solidarity Website
French translation by Christine Prat
In May 2002, Ofelia Rivas raised her own funds to attend the first and four consecutive forums of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues in New York City, New York to document and present human rights violations in O'odham communities along the United States/Mexico border.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Breaking news fire update from Yvonne Swan on Colville Indian Nation in Washington State
By Yvonne Swan, Colville
Friday, September 11, 2020
|Photo by Ryan Vizzions|
Water Protectors lawsuit moves forward over excessive force at Backwater Bridge
On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement's 2016 use of fire hoses and munitions against water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to move forward with discovery. The case had been stalled for more than two years after Morton County and other defendants filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the case.