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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Financing Border Wars: Elbit among 23 global profifeers and human rights abusers in new report

Border surveillance in Lukeville, Arizona. Financing Border Wars.

Elbit, G4S, Classic Air Charter, CoreCivic and GEO Group are among the  corporations profiteering and abusing human rights of migrants and refugees on the U.S. southern border, new report reveals

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Elbit Systems is among 23 global companies listed as profiteers abusing the human rights of migrants and refugees around the world.

Elbit is currently constructing spy towers, integrated fixed towers, on the Tohono O'odham Nation, which allows the U.S. Border Patrol to stalk the most vulnerable O'odham, including women, children and elderly.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Indigenous Women Demand Elbit Border Wall Divestment

 


Indigenous Women Demand Elbit Border Wall Divestment

May 7, 2021 04:00 PM

Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join us in the first installation of the DIVEST BORDER PANEL SERIES as indigenous peoples and allies discuss the impacts of Integrated Fixed Towers (IFTs) and their impact on Indigenous peoples rights in the United States and globally.
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Water Protector Steve Martinez released from Grand Jury Detention


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Journalism and the NO DAPL Movement: On Being Present and Censorship


Photos 1 and 2 NO DAPL Walk in North Dakota. Remaining photos, actions in DC.

Journalism and the NO DAPL Movement: On Being Present and Censorship

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Journalism. There is no substitute for being present. Thanks to Govinda Dalton, Censored News was able to provide live coverage of tribal police creating a roadblock to prevent Lakota women and children on the NO DAPL Walk from entering the tribal compound of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation in New Town, North Dakota.

The solidarity walkers were just over 20 Lakotas, mostly women, and young children, from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River, along with local tribal members on April 8.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Facebooking While Brown: Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media 'Shock-Talk' about #BLM Protest



Facebooking While Brown:
Indigenous Man in Arizona Imprisoned for Social Media 'Shock-Talk' about #BLM Protest


By Civil Liberties Defense Center

Censored News

April 14, 2021

French translation by Christine Prat


PAGE, Arizona – Loren Reed, a 26-year-old Diné (Navajo) man, is set for trial on May 4, 2021 for a trumped-up federal charge of "Threats to Damage and Destroy a Building by Means of Fire" after he engaged in a heated debate over Black Lives Matter protest tactics[1] in a private Facebook chat group created to organize a local police brutality protest.

Reed has been held in federal pretrial detention without bail for ten months after a prior high school acquaintance reported him to the police for a different satirical social media post about planning a protest or 'riot' at the courthouse that never actually happened.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tribes from across U.S. testify in support of Oak Flat


Photo by Alejandro Molino
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Copper mines have done extensive damage to the Earth in Arizona. The Morenci mine operating near Oak Flat; Silver Bell copper mine near Marana; earlier copper mine in border area at Ajo. -- Censored News

Tribes from Across the U.S. Testify in Support of Save the Oak Flat Act

Act would Halt Massive Foreign-Owned Mining Project that will Destroy Sacred Sites and the Environment

By San Carlos Apache Nation

Censored News

April 13, 2021

Audio of testimony

SAN CARLOS APACHE NATION -- San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler said he strongly supports Congressional testimony provided today by tribal leaders to protect the sacred western Apache site Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, from destruction by the proposed Resolution Copper Mine.

“Today’s testimony clearly demonstrates that it is not only the San Carlos Apache Tribe opposed to this horrific plan that would destroy a location that is the heart of our cultural and spiritual beliefs, but those tribal nations from across Arizona and the U.S. are united in stopping this mine,” Rambler said.


Monday, April 12, 2021

LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard Passes to Spirit World


LaDonna Tamakawastewin (Good Earth Woman) Brave Bull Allard June 8, 1955 – April 10, 2021

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

LaDonna Tamakawastewin Brave Bull Allard, founder of Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock, passed to the Spirit World on Saturday, April 10. LaDonna offered her land at Standing Rock for the movement that inspired a global revolution and a new generation of Water Protectors who stood for the water. She died after suffering from brain cancer.

LaDonna's son, Freeland McLaughlin, said, "She lived life courageously and humbly as she pointed toward new possibilities through her way of life and commitment to the land."

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Biden Allows Dakota Access Pipeline Oil to Flow: Endangering Water and the Future


Photo by Ryan Vizzions Standing Rock 2016

Biden Delivers Disappointment on the Dakota Access Pipeline

April 9, 2021
By Earthjustice


Today, the Biden administration announced that it will not take immediate action to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while the government conducts a court-ordered environmental review. The controversial pipeline has been transporting toxic crude oil near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation since 2017 and operating illegally since March 25, 2020.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lakota Youths on No DAPL Walk Blocked by Police from Entering Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation


Lakota women and children blocked by tribal police from entering Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribal headquarters

By Brenda Norrell
with Govinda Dalton live
Censored News

NEW TOWN, North Dakota -- Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox blocked entry to Lakota women and children on the No DAPL Walk arriving from Standing Rock.
Chairman Fox positioned tribal police in a roadblock at the entrance to the tribal compound today, Thursday afternoon, as Lakota women and children from Standing Rock, Cheyenne River and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara arrived on a solidarity walk.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Uranium Mine Flooding Near Grand Canyon




 Megan Kelly by Megan Kelly, Energy Manager

By Grand Canyon Trust

April 6, 2021

Water in the desert is a rare and beautiful thing. Humans and animals alike need these springs and creeks to quench their thirst, which makes ongoing flooding at Canyon uranium mine, near the Grand Canyon, all the more troubling as millions of gallons of precious groundwater vanish into the air. 

WECAN 'Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines'



By WECAN International
Censored News

Join us this coming week at the Global Just Recovery Gathering! WECAN invites you to join us for our panel on April 9 at 11:15am PDT/2:15pm EDT, “Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines”.
Frontline women leaders, alongside representatives from international climate justice organizations, will speak out to address the need for solutions based in a climate justice framework, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, feminist care economics, and protection of women land defenders. Register for the gathering and WECAN panel here:

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Voices of the Youths: Love and Silas

Watch new video on Facebook at:
Standing Rock Youth Council


Love and Silas have been standing up for the water, the land and their people since they were 6 and 7. This week they traveled to Washington D.C to demand that Biden #ShutdownDAPL #StopLine3 and #BuildBackFossilFree
Join us in this Week of Action through April 9th. Call the White House and Ask Biden to Shut it down, find out where your water comes from, see what ways you can encourage your local community to just transition. Stand with us
Mni Wiconi, Water is Life.




Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors accomplices lock down on Trans Mountain site equipment



Tiny House Warriors and Braided Warriors accomplices lock down on Trans Mountain site equipment

By Braided Warriors
Censored News
April 3, 2021 6:30AM 

Land defenders are locked down to Trans Mountain Blue River pumping station to send a clear message of support to Indigenous land defenders and affirm "no consent, no pipelines." Braided Warriors and Tiny House Warriors are holding ceremony close by.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Killing the Black Snake in Washington


Killing the Black Snake in Washington

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Indigenous youths, marching to the White House on Thursday with a 200-foot black snake called out with clarity to the White House. "If the Biden Harris administration doesn't want this at their home, then they shouldn't bring it to our home," one of the Native youths said.

This just-released video, "Indigenous Youth Ran to the White House," shows Native youths 'Killing the Black Snakes,' Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. View the video on Facebook, on the pages of Standing Rock Youth Council and Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective: https://m.facebook.com/StandingRockYouthCouncil/ and https://m.facebook.com/CRGrassrootsCollective/

A news search shows that the media in France, Latin America, Germany, Iran, and Russia provided good coverage of the Native youth actions in DC to shut down pipelines -- while the U.S. mainstream media remains sleeping.

Native youths began the actions in Washington on Thursday by running to the White House and locking down to tripods outside the White House.

With a large crowd joining them, they delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3 pipelines, and rallied outside.

Lakota and Dakota youths traveled from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations in North Dakota and South Dakota, and Anishinaabe youths came from Minnesota, to lead the actions.

A news search shows the media in France, Latin America Germany, Iran, and Russia provided coverage of the actions on Thursday. It seems the mainstream U.S. media remains in hiding.

Jen Deerinwater at Truthout provides coverage of Waniya Locke, Dine', Lakota, Nakota, and Anishinaabe, who locked down to a tripod near the White House, at Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Deerinwater also interviewed Danny Grassrope, Lower Brule Lakota from South Dakota, on consent and Indigenous rights. Read more: https://truthout.org/articles/build-back-fossil-free-indigenous-youth-rally-to-demand-biden-stop-pipelines/

La Prensa Latina describes the threat of the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. The pipeline under construction would carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada, through Anishinaabe lands in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Native youths ran for the water.

"All pipelines break," Native youths said, as they stood in defense of the water.

"Water is Life, Mni Wiconi," said Native youths, marching with the black snake in the streets of DC.

They resounded the defense of Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota, defending the Missouri River, and the drinking water for the masses, from Dakota Access Pipeline.

At Cheyenne River in South Dakota, Lakotas continue to monitor the construction area of the Keystone XL pipeline, whose permit was canceled by President Biden. 

"You can't trespass on stolen land," said Jasilyn Charger, Cheyenne River Lakota, in RT's coverage. Charger, and Oscar High Elk, face charges for protecting the land and water in their homeland.

The global coverage of the action of the Native youth in DC, killing the black snake, includes coverage in Tehran, Iran.

While Russia's RT,  and La Prensa Latina, provided immediate coverage -- the U.S. mainstream media seems to be sleeping. Read the coverage in Tehran  by Fars News Agency

There's new video coverage of the Native youths in DC killing the black snake now streaming by Ruptly, the Russian news agency in Berlin, Germany. On LiveTube: https://youtu.be/M0zCPm5SADA

France 24 is covering the Native youths killing the black snake in DC, adding to the global coverage in Latin America, Russia, Germany, and Iran. Here's a view of the coverage:

Photos below courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

Photos courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council


Read more in the news:

RT

https://www.rt.com/usa/519897-black-snake-pipeline-protest-dc/

La Prensa Latina

https://www.laprensalatina.com/indigenous-groups-rally-against-oil-snakes-threatening-us-environment/


Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Indigenous Youths Action in DC 'Biden Shut Down Pipelines'

Native youths marching to Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC: Shouting out to Biden: Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3. 

Indigenous youths rallied outside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building in Washington DC this morning and marched to Black Lives Matter Plaza at 1 pm, April 1, 2021.
Native youths delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the US Corps of Engineers this morning in DC to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3.


"We're returning the Black Snake to President Biden," Native youths said as they marched in the streets of DC today.


Washington DC photos courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

Watch videos on Facebook 
https://m.facebook.com/StandingRockYouthCouncil/

https://m.facebook.com/ReZpectOurWater/

https://m.facebook.com/brenda.norrell.90


 
Indigenous Youths are in Washington DC today, marching in the streets to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3. Their shout out to President Biden today, April 1, 2021: "Reject Pipelines. Protect the Future."

Indigenous youths delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this morning to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3. After holding a rally outside the building, the youths are marching to Black Lives Matter Plaza at 1 pm, April 1, 2021. Live now.


Photo by Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective

Cheyenne River Lakota Grassroots Youths from South Dakota, said, "We came to D.C. to demand 
Joe Biden
 #ShutDownDAPLand #StopLine3.
We are taking action to make sure our voices are heard. Indigenous peoples did not consent to these pipelines. We know that Biden must #BuildBackFossilFree for the land, the sky and the water."

 
Live screenshot by Censored News
Live screenshot by Censored News

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Photos in Washington courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

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