August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, July 20, 2020

Kumeyaay defend sacred land from border wall construction July 20, 2020

Photos by Randolph Pinto

"The creator is with us, our ancestors are with us, we are never alone my friends, my cousins don't forget who we are or where we come from, we are the star people, we were formed long ago from the earth and water, our mission is to protect the balance between man and nature. If you are my Kumeyaay brothers and sisters or a pure human being you have POWER! We have power! And a responsibility,  be proud, be selfless and listen to our elders, and we will prevail against those who don't understand us." -- Randolph Pinto


Photo Blue Eagle Vigil
Kumeyaay Nation protest the construction of the border wall atop their ancestral lands in the Laguna Mountains.

'Good day so far holding it down at the wall
Continuing to move in a good way with our prayers honoring the ancestors doing our best to #defendthesacred keep us in your prayers today send good thoughts out way.' We have 2 groups shutting down two parts of the wall today. The day is only half over.'

Photo Blue Eagle Vigil

Photo Blue Eagle Vigil

Photo by Randolph Pinto
Late Monday:
U.S. Border Patrol tries to intimidate Kumeyaay.
                                                 
Photo by Randolph Pinto
Breaking news late on Monday:
U.S. Border Patrol blocked the road, but the people continued to walk to the site.

Photos copyright Blue Eagle Vigil and Randolph Pinto, may not be used without permission.

Coronavirus death rate remains high on the Navajo Nation


In Sanders, Arizona, Mercury Bitusie is among the Dine' raising their own funds and delivering food and water to Dine'.
Photo by Andy Dann. Mercury Bitusie and Andy Dann delivered relief to relatives in Sanders and Big Mountain.
As pandemic enters the fifth month, Dine' volunteers' race with food and water, while tribal government budget process delays relief funds


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The high death rate continues on the Navajo Nation from the coronavirus, with seven deaths reported in the previous 24 hours. The total number of deaths was 422 as of Sunday. An increasing number of Dine' young people are dying from the virus.