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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

President Biden halts Keystone XL Pipeline and Border Wall Construction

Photo by Laiken Jordahl

By Brenda Norrell
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President Biden signed executive orders revoking the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, halting funding for the border wall, reviewing boundaries of Bears Ears, and issued a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Harold Frazier in South Dakota immediately praised Biden for recognizing the danger the Keystone XL Pipeline poses to the land and people.

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples letter to Biden


Chief Arvol Looking Horse

January 20, 2021

Translation into French by Christine Prat


Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. President, United States of America

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Biden,

We, Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples, welcome you, your family and your administration to your new responsibility as President of the United States of America. The tradition of welcoming newcomers started long before the formation of the United States; it began at first arrival of our relatives that came from across the ocean. This ceremonial act is to promote peaceful relations, to respect one another and to recognize each other as an integral part of Creation.

Bolivia's Evo Morales being treated for coronavirus


By Brenda Norrell
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Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales is being treated for moderate pneumonia in a clinic, after testing positive for coronavirus, local media reports.

From Los Olivos Clinic in Cochabamba yesterday,  Morales expressed in a tweet his appreciation for the solidarity, plants and medicines. Morales said Bolivians remain united in adversity.

Censored News sends hope for a speedy recovery. Those of us that you welcomed to your homeland, send the hope of a good recovery.

Evo Morales tweet Jan. 19, 2021


Update Evo Morales discharged from clinic: