November 29, 2022
November 28, 2022
Border Nation featured in the Environmental Film Festival
November 27, 2022
|Courtesy Buffy Sainte Marie|
Good words from Buffy Sainte-Marie
By Brenda Norrell
It is good to read more about how Buffy Sainte-Marie was blacklisted during the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon years, by J. Edgar Hoover, in LA Times. It's a reminder of all those years ago, when backstage at Dine' College in Tsaile, Buffy told a handful of reporters about being blacklisted out of the music business.
Holiday Toy Drive
To benefit children in communities on southern O’odham lands for Children 2 to 15 years old. Only, gender-neutral toys, No weapons, No Barbie dolls.
All donations deadline: December 21, 2022, at Noon
Call message number: 520.308.9904
Also donate to O’odham Rights: www.oodhamrights.org
O’odham VOICE Against the WALL
P.O. Box 1835
Sells, Arizona 85634
November 26, 2022
|Russell Means with U.S. negotiator Ken Frizzell of the Department of Justice and Oglala Lakota chief Tom Bad Cobb look on. (AP)|
November 24, 2022
'Fighting for Our Lives' Indigenous Voices from UN Climate Summit in Egypt
They came from drought-stricken Africa and from the villages in the Amazon, where their rivers and forests are under attack. They came from the Pacific, where they battle military waste. They came from the United States where oil and gas wells are now leading the world in dangerous emissions.
Indigenous came from around the world, with the ancestral knowledge and wisdom of climate solutions. Their voices, and protests, echoed around the world.
|Ativista indígena, presidente do Instituto Indígena do Tocantins, |
artista visual e cantora no grupo Indaçú.
November 20, 2022
|Chili Yazzie with Bill Erasmus, former Dene National Chief in Egypt|
INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS
As Indigenous people we have remained on the lands we are original to; remaining intrinsically connected to our lands. The Indigenous Perspective as it speaks to land, water, all of nature is an understanding, an innate realization, an honoring of the sacred reality that the Earth Mother is a spiritual living entity beyond her physical nature. This recognition requires observance to assure the continuum of life; our Indigenous observance through prayer, song and ceremony are constant.
November 19, 2022
|Indigenous at COP27: Speaking out for climate Justice |
By Brenda Norrell
Ponca children have asthma and are using inhalers because of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma, which is now a massive crime scene. In Kenya, children dig for water before going to school. In Nigeria, the water is poisoned by oil and gas wells and fracking and women and children are suffering.
Speaking during a panel at the United Nations Climate Summit in Egypt, Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, said she lives in the Occupied Territory of Oklahoma.
"Mass murderers called fossil fuel industries are there to kill us and nothing more," Casey said during an Indigenous Climate Action Panel, after leading a Water Ceremony in the morning.
November 17, 2022
Indigenous Lenca water protector Berta Cáceres was killed in March 2016, less than three months after the COP21 climate summit, for her opposition to the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River in Honduras. Photo by Carlos Castro.
COP27 draft declaration fails to recognize role of environmental human rights defenders
Published by Brent Patterson
The just-released 20-page draft of the final declaration of the COP27 summit fails to reference environmental human rights defenders.
The UN Human Rights Council has affirmed that “human rights defenders, including environmental human rights defenders, must be ensured a safe and enabling environment to undertake their work free from hindrance and insecurity, in recognition of their important role in supporting States to fulfill their obligations under the Paris Agreement.”
|Photo by Dan Bacher|
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission votes to approve dam removal on Klamath River!
by Dan Bacher
Washington, DC — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today unanimously approved the staff recommendation to surrender the license for the four lower PacifiCorp dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon and begin the dam removal process.
The vote follows the August 27th release of the FERC staff's final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) recommending the removal of the lower four Klamath River Dams.
Dear Cheyenne River Lakota Oyate Family, please note the funeral information for a Cheyenne River Tribal Member with prayerful consideration:
Joye Michelle Braun, age 53, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, entered the Spirit World on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at her home in Eagle Butte.
A wake service begins at 7:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2022, at the Cheyenne River Tribe's Bingo Hall at Eagle Butte. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 19, at the Bingo Hall. After a luncheon is served, burial will follow at the UCC Cemetery at LaPlant, South Dakota.
BREAKING: Federal appeals court gives Oak Flat another chance
Ninth Circuit will rehear Apache Stronghold’s appeal to save sacred land
By Apache Stronghold
November 17, 2022
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court will take a second look at Apache Stronghold’s appeal to save their sacred site at Oak Flat. In Apache Stronghold v. United States, the Ninth Circuit previously ruled that the federal government could give Oak Flat to a foreign-owned mining company that will swallow the site in a massive crater, ending Apache religious practices forever (Watch this short video to learn more). Today, the court announced that it will rehear the case “en banc”—meaning in front of a full panel of eleven judges—giving Apache Stronghold a second chance to win protection for Oak Flat.
November 15, 2022
|Julia Fay Bernal, Sandia Pueblo, in Egypt at COP27.|
November 14, 2022
November 13, 2022
Watch Live Now Sunday Afternoon
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday, in Brackeen v. Haaland, a case that could gut the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) — a law that establishes basic requirements to protect Native American children from continued forced removal from their families, tribes, and tribal culture, ACLU said.
Indigenous Organizers and Allies Fight for Indian Child Welfare Act: Shutting Gibson Dunn's Washington D.C. Law Office
November 11, 2022
Northern Arapaho Big Wind interrupts Biden's talk at COP27, says no time left for false solutions.Today: Biden's speech was interrupted before the suits moved in, as Egypt forbids protest in the Blue Zone at COP27.
The Guardian reports: Protesters interrupt the US president's speech by Nina Lakhani:
"Four protesters holding a banner which read ‘people vs fossils’ interrupted the speech of Joe Biden, the US president, to Cop27.
Poisoning the Air we Breathe -- San Juan Oil and Gas Fields Poisoning Dine'
A new Climate Trace map shows the places releasing the most dangerous greenhouse and toxic emissions in the world. In the Southwest, the Permian oil and gas fields, on the New Mexico and Texas border, tops the list, followed by Los Angeles and other urban areas.
Risking it all today at COP27 in Egypt. Women and youths from India, Kenya and around the world lead protests forbidden by Egypt. "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" rang out the voices in the street, echoing the sound of the Zapatistas.
"What do we want? Climate Justice. When do we want it? Now! What will we do if we don't get it? Shut it Down!"
November 8, 2022
WE TOLD THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ANDRÉS MANUEL LÓPEZ OBRADOR, “THEY ARE KILLING US, TORTURING US, DISAPPEARING!”
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council
To the Sixth National and International
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion.
To the peoples and communities of Guerrero
To the Guerrero social movement
To the media
To Human Rights Organizations
THE MURDER OF OUR BROTHERS ADAM, MOSES AND WILLIAM.
We told you! "The narco-paramilitaries kill and disappear our people."
We told you! We do not want to be cannon fodder for organized crime led by Celso Ortega Jiménez and deputy Bernardo Ortega Jiménez.
We told you! We do not want social programs, but justice, security, that our word be heard.
November 7, 2022
“No More Sacrifice Zones” - Groups Protest in Response to Bureau of Land Management Proposed Fracking Auction of More Than 260,000 acres in New Mexico, Wyoming, and Kansas
November 7, 2022
Sante Fe, N.M. - Adding to growing calls for President Biden to follow through on his promise to stop fossil fuel leasing on public lands, groups today delivered more protests in response to the Bureau of Land Management’s latest proposal to lease over 260,000 acres of public and ancestral tribal lands across Wyoming, New Mexico, and Kansas at its proposed May 2023 oil and gas lease sale.
In response to the short 30-day comment period deadline, advocates representing the Permian Basin Climate Justice Coalition and the Greater Chaco Coalition rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico Headquarters in Santa Fe to deliver over 20,000 public comments, thousands of pages of technical comments and exhibits, as well as a letter requesting an extension of the reduced public comment period.
Today’s action underscores long-standing calls from environmental groups and environmental justice advocates for President Biden to keep his promise and end new fossil fuel leasing and phase out oil and gas development, despite recent hostage provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act that ties continued federal oil and gas leasing to renewable energy investments.
“More oil and gas leasing is the exact opposite of what is needed to address the climate crisis. It furthers our dependence on fossil fuels while placing Black, Brown, Indigenous, and frontline communities at higher risk of harmful and unacceptable health and environmental consequences.” Miya King-Flaherty, Organizer for Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter.
Thousands of organizations and communities across the U.S. have called on President Biden to halt federal fossil fuel expansion and phase out production consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Multiple analyses show emissions from existing fossil fuel projects have already pushed warming well past the threshold of climate catastrophe.
“Opening hundreds of thousands of additional public and ancestral tribal lands for more oil and gas drilling only serves to shackle regions such as the Permian for decades to come to boom-and-bust cycles that come with an oil-fueled economy,” said Kayley Shoup, Organizer for Citizens Caring for the Future. “Continuing a legacy of pollution and extraction zones is egregious at a time when addressing the impacts of climate change and investing in renewable energy should be a top priority.”
Over 3,000 acres of federal public land are being offered for auction in Eddy, Lea, and Chaves counties in southeastern New Mexico’s Permian Basin. The area is already known as a “climate bomb” where oil and gas development has more than quadrupled in the last decade, producing as much climate pollution as 24 coal plants. In New Mexico, 144,377 people, including 38,749 children, currently reside near or attend schools or daycares within a half-mile radius of active oil and gas operations.
“Continuing to lease our public lands for more oil and gas drilling proves President Biden is prioritizing Big Oil profits over future generations,” said Raena Garcia, Fossil Fuels and Lands Campaigner at Friends of the Earth. “Communities are knee-deep in climate catastrophe, with intensifying wildfires and hurricanes foreshadowing what’s to come if the fossil fuel industry keeps exploiting public lands. Biden must stop auctioning off our public lands if he wants to be the climate leader he claims to be.”
New Mexico is the fastest-warming and most water-stressed state in the continental U.S.; the oil and gas industry is flooding funds for political campaigns whilst contributing more than half of the state’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Supercharged by the warming climate, this year brought record-breaking fires and an unprecedented drought season not seen in over 1,200 years. For the first time in 40 years, the Rio Grande River went dry in Albuquerque.
“It’s long past time for our federal government to phase out oil and gas fracking and to prioritize our climate, environment, and public health above a profiteering industry that got us into the climate crisis in the first place,” said Rebecca Sobel, Organizing Director for WildEarth Guardians. “It’s imperative that the federal government end leasing on public lands if the Biden administration has any hope of meeting its climate goals and avoiding catastrophe.”
Click here to see a folder of materials delivered to BLM today >> https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1kkKJxHvm02tqrn65Oyb01jxZ_g-WRU9A
Rebecca Sobel, WildEarth Guardians, (267) 402-0724, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miya King-Flaherty, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, (505) 301-0863, email@example.com Brittany Miller, Friends of the Earth, (202) 222-0746, firstname.lastname@example.org Emily Wolf, National Parks Conservation Association, (505) 423-3550, email@example.com
November 5, 2022
Human Rights Tribunals: Excessive force and murder -- San Diego Border, Standing Rock and Tohono O'odham Nation
|Maria Puga and twins Daniela and Daniel near where Anastacio Hernandez Rojas was murdered by U.S. Border Patrol. He was beaten and tasered at the San Ysidro port of entry. Photo by People's Portfolio.|
November 4, 2022
42ÈME JOURNÉE DE SOLIDARITÉ DU CSIA
Recorded and transcribed by Christine Prat in Paris
KATHY PELTIER, ABOUT LEONARD PELTIER
“I just introduced myself in my language. My name is Kathy Peltier, I am enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe, I am also Dakota and Anishinaabe. I am the youngest daughter of Leonard Peltier. I was two years old at Fargo, North Dakota, at the trial, when I got to see my dad. I don’t remember any of that but I do know that we have been keeping struggling, as his kids we’ve been struggling all our lives, trying to get a release for our dad. We, our generation, we need to let people know who he is, who is Leonard Peltier. You have to go to https://whoisleonardpeltier.info .