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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Returning to what was lost and stolen with Corrina Gould




Returning to what was lost and stolen with Corrina Gould

By Bioneers

Defending land rights and preserving tribal culture is difficult for North American tribes, especially for those that do not have sovereign nation-to-nation status with the federal government. The lack of recognition of a tribe’s nationhood as a self-governing entity (as defined by the U.S. Constitution) has been explicitly used as a tool to continue to prevent Native peoples from living on the most desirable lands or protecting sacred lands that have been stolen.

We talk about these issues with Corrina Gould, a celebrated leader and activist of the First Peoples of the Bay Area from the Lisjan/Ohlone tribe of Northern California. She also co-founded the grassroots organization “Indian People Organizing for Change”, which works to defend and preserve sacred Ohlone shell mounds formed over generations.

Listen to Part 2 at Bioneers



Shoshone continue to defend Yucca Mountain from high-level nuclear waste



Shoshone continue to defend Yucca Mountain from high-level nuclear waste

“Stopping Yucca Mountain is the right thing to do to protect the Western Shoshone, all people, and life around Yucca Mountain from radiation risk posed by high-level nuclear waste.” -- Joe Kennedy, Timbisha Shoshone

Native Community Action Council
P.O. Box 46301, Las Vegas, NV 89114
September 21, 2022
Contact: Ian Zabarte



The Native Comm
unity Action Council (NCAC) takes no position on Nevada’s filing at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to restart the suspended Yucca Mountain proceedings. As a party with standing in the Atomic Safety Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP) of the NRC, the NCAC made the only ownership contention, a requirement of 10 CFR 60.121 to protect Shoshone land and people. Yucca Mountain is within the homelands of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians defined by the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley (Consolidated Treaty Series Volume 127-1863).

NCAC member Joe Kennedy stated, “Stopping Yucca Mountain is the right thing to do to protect the Western Shoshone, all people and life around Yucca Mountain from radiation risk posed by high-level nuclear waste.”

Biden says pandemic is over, but data shows otherwise


Dineh volunteer Bitahnii Wilson delivers water to Dineh and Hopi
family, friends and those in need as the virus continues to spread and claim lives.
Photo courtesy Bitahnii Wilson

Deaths and uncontrolled spread from COVID continue in the Navajo Nation, while Biden says the pandemic is over

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Sept. 21, 2022

COVID-19 continues to claim lives in the Navajo Nation. Five Dineh died from the virus in the past 7 days. There is an uncontrolled spread of COVID in 31 Navajo communities, the Navajo Department of Health reports.

Nationwide, there is an average of 355 deaths from the virus each day, CDC data shows. Indian Health Service data shows the spread continues in regions of Indian country.

President Biden said Sunday the pandemic is over.

“We still have a problem with covid,” Biden said on 60 Minutes on Sunday. “We’re still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over.”

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