August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, July 17, 2021

On the Red Road in Salt Lake, Native Americans call on Biden to protect Bears Ears








Tribal members call on Biden to protect Bears Ears

Leaders and activists seek the protection of sacred Bears Ears landscape


© Provided by Salt Lake Tribune (Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hank Stevens, Navajo Nation representative and co-chair of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, sits on the trailer carrying the Lummi Nation's totem pole from Washington state to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
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By Red Road to DC
Censored News

SALT LAKE, Utah —The sacred landscape of Bears Ears needs immediate protection, said members of the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Ute Indian Tribe.

In an event held as part of the Red Road to DC, a cross-country tour highlighting Indigenous sacred sites at risk, area tribal members called for the restoration and expansion of protections for the original Bears Ears National Monument that were illegally removed during the Trump administration. Organizers of the Red Road tour stopped in Salt Lake City to display a totem pole by Lummi Nation carvers to highlight sacred sites at risk due to development and infrastructure projects.

"This is a historic journey where Tribes have united to create a ceremonial trail across Indigenous Nations," said Hank Stevens, Co-Chair of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition and Navajo Nation representative. "We are ecstatic for the opportunity to be a part of the Red Road Journey to Washington D.C."

More than 700 organizations ask Paris to guarantee the entrance of the Zapatista delegation


The arrival of Zapatista delegates in Vigo, last June. (Miguel RIOPA/AFP)

More than 700 organizations ask Paris to guarantee the entrance of the Zapatista delegation

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More than 700 social organizations, collectives, unions, political parties and European public officials, together with dozens of artists and intellectuals have signed a letter addressed to the French government to ask it to guarantee the entry of the Zapatista and indigenous delegation.

Location of 28 Mass Graves at Residential Schools in Canada: Published in 2008


Residential Schools in Canada

Mass Graves at former Indian Residential Schools and Hospitals across Canada

By Hidden from History 
Published at Atlantic Free Press
Contributed by Brenda Norrell
April 15, 2008
Updated July 17, 2021

Trigger warning for content. This list of 28 mass graves of Native children who died of starvation, disease, torture, and murder, at residential schools in Canada was published in 2008. Now, with advancements in technology, mass graves and unmarked graves are being located. Among the horrors on this list are the hospital sites. The information was published by Hidden from History from historical data and survivor and eyewitness accounts. The children were stolen from their families by churches and government Indian agents. Parents who hid their children were to be imprisoned, by Canadian law. Instead of being schools, these were militarized prison facilities where children were incarcerated and subjected routinely to beatings and abuse. -- Censored News.

Harriet Nahanee, an eyewitness to the murder of Maise Shaw on Dec. 24, 1946, at the Alberni School (1995.) Harriet, one of the first to speak out publicly, died of pneumonia and lung cancer after being jailed for activism to protect the environment in 2007.


A. British Columbia

1. Port Alberni:

Presbyterian-United Church school (1895-1973), now occupied by the
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) office, Kitskuksis Road . Gravesite is a series of sinkhole rows in hills 100 metres due west of the NTC building, in thick foliage, past an unused water pipeline. Children also interred at Tseshaht reserve cemetery, and in wooded gully east of Catholic cemetery on River Road.