August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Buffy Sainte-Marie -- Backroom Deals, Energy Companies and Hoover's Blacklist in Indian Country

Courtesy Buffy Sainte Marie

Good words from Buffy Sainte-Marie

By Brenda Norrell

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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.

My story, as a staff reporter for Indian Country Today, was censored by the newspaper for seven years. A portion was published just before the newspaper fired me in 2006, but not the part about uranium mining on Pine Ridge and the tribal administration of Dickie Wilson. (The censorship was after Lakota Tim Giago sold Indian Country Today to the owners in New York state.)

O'odham Voice Against the Wall Holiday Toy Drive

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:

O’odham VOICE Against the WALL

P.O. Box 1835

Sells, Arizona 85634

Censored News reader and supporter Lloyd Vivola encourages others to join him and support the toy drive. Lloyd sent this letter to his friends.

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