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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Censored News: Voicing Truth as Major Media Collapses into Deception and Public Relations Spin


Klee Benally, Dine'

Klee Benally speaks out as a truth teller. Meanwhile, secrets are exposed about non-profits in Indian country; virus relief spending on the Navajo Nation; and unanswered questions about Johns Hopkins medical researchers on the Navajo Nation. U.S. Thousands of U.S. Border Patrol agents test positive for coronavirus, fail to inform those exposed.


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News


On Native America Calling, Dine' Klee Benally talks about the 'trading post mentality' and appropriation. Klee shares the Zapatista way of being, "Everything for everyone," and anti-capitalism. Klee also remembers the Dine' elders lost during the pandemic, as libraries lost, and what is needed for all to become healers. Klee describes how we are all connected, and quotes his grandmother who resisted forced relocation, Roberta Blackgoat, who lived by the law of the land.

Zapatistas Support Resistance to Mega Highway in Austria





Zapatistas find and exchange with resistance to a mega highway project in Austria

Posted by: BERNARDO September 21, 2021 in Affected Environmental , Covergencia Free Media , International 

Vienna, September 21, 2021.

On the morning of Saturday, September 18, a Zapatista delegation had for the first time a public meeting with a resistance that, below and to the left, is facing the bad government in this Unruly Lands. It happened in a camp in Lobau, on the outskirts of Vienna, with an impressive infrastructure - with a kitchen, dining rooms, information points and some thirty tents - set up to protect a unique ecosystem in what is one of the great centers of the capitalist hydra that, in its desire for unbridled and infinite growth, swallows mountains, plains, rivers and swamps to replace them with metropolises, cement deserts, agro-industries, mines and a myriad of mega-projects that sow death where there was life before.

Remains in Desert Believed to be Kidnapped Yaqui of Bacum Pueblo









Photo 1: Family members hold photos of the missing. Photos 2, 3 and 4 are from the press conference of the Attorney General of Sonora today.


Sonora State Attorney General reports bodies found in desert appear to be Yaqui from Bacum Pueblo


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Attorney General Report in English and Espanol
Sept. 22, 2021

CHICHIQUELITE HILL, Sonora --  Six bodies found in the Sonoran desert are believed to be those of Yaqui from Bacum Pueblo who were kidnapped when they went for a cow for a traditional feast. There was no news of the other four Yaqui from Bacum who were kidnapped. The Attorney General in the State of Sonora, south of the Arizona border, released the information late today.

Family members of three of the men have identified some of the belongings found at the camp where the bodies were found in shallow graves at Chichiquelite Ranch in Cajeme municipality. Clothing, belt buckles, thread bracelets and a USB memory device were found.

When government criminal investigators approached the desert camp, heavily-armed men fired on them. The two assailants were shot and killed.

The Mexican government in Sonora has identified the armed camp as drug runners. However, with the collusion between the government, energy corporations and the cartels -- the truth may not be this simple, or obvious.

During today's press conference, Sonoran Attorney General Claudia Indira Contreras said that as
 a result of the investigations, last Sunday, September 19, personnel of the Ministerial Agency of Criminal Investigation (AMIC), of this Prosecutor's Office, were attacked with projectiles of large caliber weapons, specifically AK-47 and R-15, and were shot by two unidentified assailants in the vicinity of the Chichiquelite hill, where the agents located a makeshift camp.

When repelling the aggression, Claudia Indira Contreras continued, two unidentified assailants were killed in the vicinity of the Chichiquelite hill, where the agents located a makeshift camp with food and maps.

"The seizure of an AK-47 weapon, an AR-15 rifle, three .22 caliber rifles, percussion casings, two backpacks with tactical equipment, breastplates, a helmet and a Toyota Tacoma pickup vehicle with a theft report in Phoenix, in 2019," she listed.


Report from the Attorney General of Sonora today, Sept. 22, 2021
English and Espanol