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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Listen Live: Fire Light Camp resisting Enbridge Line 3 at the Headwaters of the Mississippi

Listen live from the frontline, Fire Light Camp. Govinda is broadcasting live, streaming online and on the FM locally, where the Native led resistance is halting Enbridge Line 3 at the Headwaters of the Mississippi in Northern  Minnesota. Saturday, June 12, 6 pm.

Listen live on online at .Crow Voices

Locally 87.9 FM

Yaqui Water Rights Defender Assassinated, Another Disappeared in Sonora

MEXICO SONORA The murder of Yaqui defender Luis Urbano shows once again the danger of the struggle for water in Sonora. This crime follows the disappearance just two weeks ago of community leader Tomás Rojo. Both were involved in environmental defense against federal and state governments.

BEATRIZ GUILLÉN Mexico - 12 JUN 2021 - 04:13 CEST
El Pais

Photo 1: Yaqui environmental defender Luis Urbano, in a still from the documentary 'Laberinto Yo'eme', filmed in Sonora in 2020. Photo 2: Yaqui Water Rights Defender Tomas Rojo.

LABERINTO YO'EME Crime has once again shaken the battered Yaqui tribe.

Environmental defender Luis Urbano was murdered this week in downtown Ciudad Obregon, Sonora.

Less than two weeks ago Tomás Rojo, one of the community's historic leaders, disappeared while out for a morning walk in Vícam, near Cajeme.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Zapatistas Arrive in Azores, Portugal

The Zapatistas delegation has just arrived at Azores Island, Portugal.
Excerpt from Subcomandante Galeano (Marcos).
.Enlace Zapatista
Global translations in progress

Full article at Enlace Zapatista 

Mohawk Nation News 'Crown/Vatican admits crime: Stand with us or leave'

Read article and listen to audio at Mohawk Nation News

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Donate to Censored News: Our laptops were destroyed by cyber attacks

Censored News coverage through the years.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Ditched: One black snake is dead

Jasilyn Charger, Lakota, 25, faced sentencing for defending the water, the same day Keystone XL developers announced it was cancelled.

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

June 10, 2021

TC Energy confirmed Wednesday that it canceled the Keystone XL pipeline. There were celebrations throughout Indian country, as the ten year fight came to an end.

On the same day, Jasilyn Charger, Cheyenne River Lakota, 25, faced court sentencing in South Dakota, after recently being arrested in defense of the water at a Keystone XL construction site.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

MINNESOTA -- Water Protectors Denied Medications and Phone Calls After Arrests

Camp near the Headwaters of Mississippi Established 

New Camp to Stop Enbridge Line 3 Established, as More Than 150 Water Protectors Arrested

Statement by GINIW Collective

Censored News, June 8, 2021

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UPDATE: 150+ #StopLine3 Water Protectors Arrested Denied Medications, Denied Phone Calls, Sent Throughout State in Minnesota

After a mass action shutting down a Line 3 pump station, over 150 water protectors were arrested. Arrestees have since been transferred to Aitkin County, Kandiyohi County, Douglas County, Pine County, Todd County & Becker County. The counties are part of the 16-county Northern Lights Task Force, which has received significant funding from the Enbridge Corporation. To date, sheriffs have billed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Enbridge-funded and state-overseen Public Safety Escrow Account. 

Monday, June 7, 2021

MINNESOTA -- Hundreds in lockdowns and blockades in massive direct action to Stop Enbridge Line 3

Police move in on Water Protectors at 5:25 pm today, Monday, at pump station lockdown. Screenshots by Censored News.
Police have arrested more than 100 Water Protectors. At 10 pm a group of 30 locked arms to protect those remaining locked down.

Hundreds now in blockade at Enbridge's Mississippi River Crossing near Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota. New camp established at headwaters of Mississippi River at drill site.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Treaty People Gathering Mobilizes at Coffee Pot Landing, Monday, June 7, 2021


More than 2,000 have gathered to Stop Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline in Northern Minnesota. Among those arriving Monday is Jane Fonda.

Chief Leonard Crowdog Passed to Spirit World

Chief CrowDog at Wounded Knee.

Chief Leonard CrowDog Passed to Spirit World 

Shwanah CrowDog said, "Today, June 6th, 2021, we will bring dad Leonard CrowDog, Sr., home to CrowDog's Paradise in Rosebud, South Dakota. We will have funeral meeting tonight and burial tomorrow by noon! All will be at CrowDog's Paradise. Wopila. Please pass the word along."

JoAnn CrowDog said Chief Leonard CrowDog passed to the Spirit World on Saturday night, surrounded by family and friends at home.

"He was surrounded by his loved ones at home. Thank you for helping us with his life and prayers," JoAnn said.

Our sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Listen live now Treaty People Gathering

Live now from the Treaty People Gathering, Northern Minnesota, Stop Enbridge Line 3: Listen live Sunday, Govinda is streaming live on site at White Earth.

Ojibwe grandmother Mary Lyons was among the heartfelt speakers this morning, where 2,000 people are gathered.

Enbridge machinery was in the wetlands yesterday.

Scroll down to Spirit Resistance Radio, listen live, on the Crow Voices Radio link.

Crow Voices Radio

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Mohawk Nation News 'Genociding the Genociders: Trudeau Admits Guilt'


Read article and listen to audio at Mohawk Nation News

Jane Fonda joining Water Protectors to stop Enbridge Line 3 on Monday


Jane Fonda will join Water Protectors in northern Minnesota on Monday to halt the "horrific" Enbridge Line 3 pipeline bringing tar sands oil, Fonda said in a video on Facebook.

She urged others to join her at the gathering which began today, Saturday, June 5 and continues through June 8, 2021.

Facebook doesn't want you to see this: Kamloops, Palestine and Stop Enbridge Action

Kamloops Indian Residential Boarding School, B.C., Canada

Facebook has a pattern of halting individual posts if these issues are shared: The role of the Vatican and Catholic Church in the kidnapping, torture and murder of Indigenous children in schools and churches, and the church's refusal now to release documents; as well as news from Palestine; and Indigenous actions to stop pipelines.

Facebook Doesn't Want You to See This

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Saturday, June 5, 2021

Facebook halted my sharing of news articles just now, as I posted this, "Residential Schools: Vatican won't release records, feds destroyed records."

The Canadian government destroyed 15 tons of paper documents related to Indian residential schools.

CTV News reports:

Read the full article at CTV:

Vatican and Feds

Facebook doesn't want you to see this, or the memorials worldwide for the children who died and were murdered at Kamloops Indian Residential School, or news from Palestine and the arrest of journalists by Israel, or that about 2,000 people are expected at the 'Stop Enbridge Line 3 action in Northern Minnesota' right now.

From the Yukon to Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, and around the world, the children of Kamloops Indian Residential School are being remembered and honored in memorials.

Honoring the children in Kamloops this week.

The international Criminal Court is now being called on to investigate residential schools, after 215 children, some as young as three years old, were found in a mass grave at Kamloops Indian Residential School. The children were stolen, kidnapped, from their families.

Read article at CBC News:
International Criminal Court called on to investigate

At the Treaty Peoples Gathering in Minnesota, Govinda Dalton is setting up to broadcast live from the Enbridge Line 3 mobilization in Minnesota.

About 2,000 people have arrived, and more are on their way. Discussions are underway on Treaties, Free, Prior and Informed Consent, and mobilizing, as the Prayer for the Water continues now, Saturday afternoon, June 5, 2021.

Enbridge Line 3 has pipeline construction underway.

The online radio stream link will be live later this weekend from the Treaty People Gathering in Minnesota, on Spirit Resistance Radio.
Spirit Resistance Radio

YUKON: There was only the sound of the drum, as the children of Kamloops Indian Boarding School were remembered and honored. -- CBC Yukon

Photo copyright Ottawa Photographer Paul Couvrette

"They tried to bury us, but they did not know we were seeds."

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Indian boarding schools: Auschwitz in Canada and US


Indian boarding schools, Auschwitz in Canada and US

"This is a holocaust beyond comprehension," Russell Means said. "They choked us to death."

By Brenda Norrell
red News
Feb. 19, 2009

Russell Means and Kevin Annett spoke on the systematic genocide of Indian people in the United States and Canada, pointing out the murder of children in boarding schools and the generations of trauma and early death resulting from the long standing abuse which has been hidden in history.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Mohawk Nation News 'Canada's Mass Murder of Indigenous Children'

Listen to audio and read article at Mohawk Nation News

Paiute and Western Shoshone aim to stop lithium mine at Thacker Pass

Tribal Members Aim to Stop Lithium Nevada Corporation From Digging Up Cultural Sites in Thacker Pass

By Protect Thacker Pass

Censored News

FORT McDERMITT, Nevada – As soon as June 23, Lithium Nevada Corporation (LNC) plans to begin removing cultural sites, artifacts, and possibly human remains belonging to the ancestors of the Paiute and Western Shoshone peoples for the proposed Thacker Pass open pit lithium mine.

Carlisle: The Children Who Never Came Home

Carlisle Indian School 
Remembering the children who never came home

by Brenda Norrell
Censored News 2008

Photos for the families of the children who never came home. Carlisle Cemetery 2008 by 

CARLISLE, Penn. -- Most American Indian children in US boarding schools were kidnapped, stolen from their parents. At Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Native American children were part of the US experiment which became the prototype of the boarding schools that followed. Across the US, Indian children were forbidden to speak their language, which carried their songs and ceremonies. Their hair was cut in an attempt to cut the Indian-ness from them.