August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Bioneers Conference featuring Native Women


Native Women featured in Bioneers Conference online this weekend and next

Native women are featured speakers at this year's Bioneers Conference, online Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 --6, and again next weekend. Tickets are available, and podcasts will be posted afterward. The emerging thinkers and doers include the CEO of Mother Jones and more.


Shaking the world from the ground up, innovative speakers inspire with ideas, movement and conversation.


Bioneers Conference features cutting edge thinkers -- from farmers and poets to authors, organizers, land defenders and tool makers of a new democracy. 

Bioneers said, Bioneers is excited to introduce the 2020 Bioneers Conference: a virtual gathering encapsulating the magic of our annual live conference. Join us live Dec 5-6 and 12-13 or On-Demand through the entire month of December.
This year’s theme is “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew.” As we enter into a permanent emergency, it’s much easier to see what’s dying than what’s being born. But since the beginning, Bioneers has been about what’s being born. As always, we’ll be showcasing many of the most visionary and practical solutions afoot today, and many of our greatest visionary innovators, including the greatest people you’ve never heard of.
Now more than ever, we’re profoundly grateful to be able to gather together in community and shine a light on pathways forward and to celebrate each other.

Navajo Council says $300 million must revert to hardship relief -- Navajo government in chaos over unspent federal virus relief funds



Photo: Dine' volunteers Mercury Bitsuie and Uncle Andy Dann raise their own funds and deliver firewood to Dine' in desperate need at isolated homes.

Breaking news: The Navajo Nation asked for major disaster declaration today due to uncontrolled virus spread:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/11/30/arizona-coronavirus-live-news-updates-covid-19-pandemic/6463069002/

CARES Act funds -- The Navajo Nation Council says $300 million in unspent federal virus relief funds must go to hardship relief, direct payments to Dine'. With time running out to spend the $714 million in CARES Act funds, the Navajo government is in chaos. At the same time, there were 310 new cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation. Now, 658 Navajos have died from the virus. -- Censored News 

Council affirms November 20 for automatic reallocation of unobligated CARES Funds for Hardship Assistance Program 

By Navajo Nation Council
December 3, 2020 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — In response to a memorandum issued by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President on Nov. 20, Speaker Seth Damon provided further guidance on the reversion of CARES Act monies intended to be deposited into the Hardship Assistance Program established by the Navajo Nation Council.