Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

January 31, 2023

Department of Defense Harbors Thousands of Native Remains, Including Four Ancestors at Fallon Bombing Range

Longest Walk 2013 near Fallon, Nevada. Photo by Western Shoshone Bad Bear Sampson.

The Department of Defense harbors thousands of Native Remains, including four Native Americans at the Navy's Fallon bombing range. Native Hawaiians struggle for the return of their ancestors, while new information exposes grave robbers and Native remains held at military bases.

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Translated to French by Christine Prat

Part II: Napalm Burn Pit

The Defense Department has the remains of four Native Americans taken from the land of the Naval Airbase in Fallon, Nevada. It is the military base that was expanded by Congress and President Biden in the defense spending bill for 2023.

It is the expansion that Paiute Journalist Myron Dewey died trying to halt. On the day before his death, Dewey live-streamed at the bombing range, warning of the continued genocide from the Navy Seals bombing on sacred land. At the same time, the Nevada Congressional delegation pushed for expansion.

January 29, 2023

Museums Harboring Thousands of Apache Ancestors

Geronimo 1866

Museums Harboring Thousands of Apache Ancestors

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Jan. 29, 2023
Spanish translation by Lise Bouzidi
Translated into French by Christine Prat

Museums are harboring thousands of Apaches. Twenty years ago, camped on Mount Graham, San Carlos Apache Councilman Raleigh Thompson described how Yale University's Skull and Bones Society robbed the grave of Geronimo at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

Now, a new database reveals that ancestors of Apaches -- including San Carlos Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache and Apache Tribe in Oklahoma -- are being held in museums and have not been made available for return, as required by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Apache Stronghold Sacred Run to Oak Flat Feb. 16 -- 19, 2023

Apache Stronghold Sacred Run Feb. 16 -- 19, 2023

By Apache Stronghold
Censored News


The Apache Stronghold invites you and your family to the 9th Annual Oak Flat March and Run, February 16-19, 2023. More details will be shared about this 45-mile march in the coming weeks. If you have questions about attending and participating, you can contact Vanessa Nosie ( or respond to this email. Please share the Save the Date with your communities. All are welcome.

This year’s march comes in anticipation of the Apache Stronghold’s next caravan to the Ninth Circuit Court in California this March. A lawsuit to defend the right for prayer at Chi’chil Bildagoteel continues to move through the United States’ legal system. Most recently, one of the judges from the Ninth Circuit requested a full review of the case with the argument that its merits had not been given due diligence on first review. A press release sharing the powerful coalition of faith-led groups that has joined the Apache Stronghold in support is below.

January 28, 2023

Chili Yazzie -- Navajo's 'transitional energy' company is damaging the earth, encroaching on Hualapai land

             Photo courtesy Tó Nizhóní Ání Dine' protest Navajo Nation Council Chambers on Tuesday.

Chili Yazzie -- Navajo's 'transitional energy' company is damaging the earth, encroaching on Hualapai land

By Duane 'Chili' Yazzie

Censored News

To the Editor

Navajo Transitional Energy Company, Navajo Oil and Gas Company and the Navajo leadership who support them are helping to damage planet Earth. Coal mining/burning, oil/gas/hydrogen/helium development with the inevitable fracking are the greatest causes of the climate crisis. NTEC is now encroaching on Hualapai lands to do more exploitation. What happened to the energy transition NTEC was created for.

Chili Yazzie 'Relationship to Land Concepts: Who owns the land?'

Shiprock circa 1914

Relationship to Land Concepts

By Duane 'Chili' Yazzie

Censored News

There are two concepts of relationship to land, one is the belief that one can own the land, by whatever rationale, with a piece of paper to ‘prove’ land ownership. Land deeds, permits and leases are based on american law. 

The roots of Navajo government and the laws that talk about land relationship stem to 1923 when the federal government imposed a foreign way of governance on us with strange ideas of land ownership. The new government was formed, so a lease could be given to an oilman to develop oil in the Shiprock area. We did not consent to be governed by this foreign system; it was forced on us.  

American Indian Airwaves: Listen to Nuclear Colonialism Series

                                                     Dine' Leona Morgan Photo by Jake Hoyungowa

American Indian Airwaves: Listen to Nuclear Colonialism Series

Listen live this week on American Indian Airwaves and to Parts I and II on Soundcloud

By Larry Smith (Lumbee)
Co-host/Producer of American Indian Airwaves
Censored News

Nuclear Colonialism with Leona Morgan (Dine’ Nation) is a three-part interview broadcast over three consecutive episodes. The series focuses on our guest’s community work since 2007, which includes combating many aspects of nuclear colonialism.

Our guest not only helped prevent the construction of a new ISL (in situ leach) uranium mine in Eastern Navajo but also, has and continues to raise awareness about the extreme dangers of transporting high-level radioactive waste material by highway and railroad nearby and through “Indian Country,” along with the negative legacy of uranium mining and its unresolved impacts on the Dine’ & other Indigenous peoples.

January 27, 2023

Phoenix: Heard Museum Harboring O'otham and O'odham Remains

While promoting itself as the premiere showcase of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has harbored the remains of Native ancestors, and one of its board members has worked for the most protested companies in Indian country, violating human rights and sacred places

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
January 27, 2023
Spanish translation by Lise Bouzidi
Translation French Christine Prat

PHOENIX -- The Heard Museum, promoted as a premiere showcase of American Indian Art, harbored remains of Native People, including local O'otham and O'odham, nearby Hopi, and ancestors from as far away as Oklahoma.

The Heard Museum has not made thirteen of the ancestors available for return. Only 46 percent of the 200 funeral objects that the Heard has are available for return to the tribes, according to new data released by ProPublica and NBC News.

Meanwhile, one of Heard's board members has spent his life working for the most protested energy companies in Indian country. These corporations were responsible for the widespread devastation of sacred places and the water, and human rights violations resulting in relocation and misery.

January 25, 2023

Genocide at Blue Quills School at Saddle Lake

Blue Quills Residential School operated by Catholic Church until 1970.

at Blue Quills School at Saddle Lake

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Trauma alert. Genocide.

Children were murdered at Blue Quills Residential School in eastern Alberta, by the Catholic staff pushing them down stairs and feeding them poisonous raw milk, contaminated with bovine tuberculosis.

Leah Redcrow said, "I myself didn't know that my grandfather had 10 siblings die in this school."

January 24, 2023

Dine' March to Navajo Nation Council 'No Fracking for Helium'

Dine' marched to the newly-elected Navajo Nation Council today, sending a strong message of 'No Fracking for Helium,' in defense of sacred lands.
Photos by Tó Nizhóní Ání
French translation by Christine Prat at

January 23, 2023

Driver Killing Paiute Journalist Myron Dewey Seeks Plea Deal


Standing for Myron in court today. Photo by Joseph Dewey.

Driver Killing Paiute Journalist Myron Dewey Seeking Plea Deal

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
January 17, 2023

The driver of the truck that killed Paiute journalist Myron Dewey is seeking a plea deal, Myron's daughter Taylor Dewey said following a pre-trial hearing at Tonopah Justice Court in Nye County, Nevada.

Myron was killed when John David Walsh of Reno pulled into his lane on an isolated dirt road near his family's home in Yomba, Nevada on Sept. 26, 2021.

"The pre-trial court just ended. The judge ordered John Walsh to be booked fingerprinted and released with stipulations of no alcohol or drugs and random drug testing until parties have had time to go over the plea deal presented by John's attorney and attend the next pre-trial hearing which will be April 11th," Taylor said.

Muscogee in the News -- Death of a forest defender, museums harboring remains and media censorship

Muscogee in the News -- Death of a forest defender, museums harboring remains and media censorship

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

There are three news articles today about the Muscogee which together are a powerful statement, a force. Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, forest defender was shot and killed by police in his tent in Atlanta, Georgia, on the ancestral land of Muscogee.

Meanwhile, following the release of new data by ProPublica, it is revealed that museums, universities, and U.S. buildings are harboring the remains of Muscogee throughout the Southeast. There are thousands of of remains of Muscogee and other Native people at the University of Alabama.

And, the film "Bad Press" premiered at Sundance, which documents the censorship of the media by the Muscogee Creek tribal government in Oklahoma. Nationwide, the systematic censorship and oppression by tribal governments, modeled after the United States government, results in displacement, tribal government corruption, violations of human rights, mining, and ongoing suffering from the need for water, food, and heat, regardless of the revenues available.

Together these three news articles today signal the state of the nation of the United States, as it is, and as it has been.

January 21, 2023

The Rich Get Richer: Non-Profits in Indian Country 'It's all about power'

While billions of dollars flow into non-profits and tribal governments, those who need it most are being ignored. Photo: Dine' volunteer Bitahnii Wilson delivers firewood and water to isolated Dine' elderly and disabled in need.

Censored News investigations into non-profits in Indian country, and the Fallon bombing range reveal it is all about the power, the power to control, and the power to conceal

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Jan. 21, 2023

The rich get richer.

The salaries of the heads of non-profits in Indian country are shocking.

"Philanthropy is always about power," writes The Guardian.

The power to control, and the power to conceal. This is what is obvious in our investigations of non-profits in Indian country, and the Defense spending bill which resulted in the expansion of the Fallon bombing range in Nevada, which Paiute leaders had opposed, and Myron Dewey died trying to prevent.

We began our investigation into non-profits after being asked to, by Natives who live on the land, and those who have spent their lives in the movements.

January 19, 2023

Today is Joye Braun Day, Jan. 20, 2023


Joye Braun Day Jan. 20, 2023

In honor of movement leader my mother Joye Braun we will be gathering across Turtle Island to demand Biden “Be a climate warrior not a wimp. Kill the black snakes, reject all fossil fuel projects and declare a climate emergency."
The time is now – join us! -- Morgan Brings Plenty

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Nearly nine years ago, Lakota Joye Braun halted a mega load on her homeland, the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation in South Dakota. "You see I believe you have to be the change you want, and the day before I just got done talking about being more direct in our actions," Joye said.

Today, we celebrate Joye Braun Day. We remember Joye, journalist, and winner of the Bold Activism Award, when she first set up a tipi at Standing Rock during the first days of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

We remember Joye in her own words.

Journey well my friend.

Protect Diné Bikéyah: March to Navajo Council Jan. 24, 2023

By Tó Nizhóní Ání
Censored News

CALL TO ACTIOJoin Diné frontline and resource extraction-impacted communities as we march to the Navajo Nation Council Chambers during the first 2023 Winter Legislative Session in Window Rock, Arizona.

Protect Diné Bikéyah (The People's Lands)!

Let’s peacefully but firmly express our concerns to the incoming 25th Navajo Nation Council about current and future resource extraction being proposed in all our communities across the Navajo Nation. Until now, Navajo policies and politicians have failed to safeguard the people's health, water, and Diné bikéyah. Join us in reminding our elected leaders that we, the people, will not be forgotten.

We plan to start the march at Window Rock Bashas Parking lot. The meeting time will be announced when more information is available regarding the Winter Session start time. Please check back later.

Photo: Uranium Mine Tailing near T'iis Názbąs, Arizona

Lithium Mining Company Cited for Trespass on Protected Tiehm’s Buckwheat Habitat

Laydown area for drilling operations within Tiehm’s buckwheat critical habitat, December 26, 2022. Photo credit: Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity. 

U.S. Tags Mining Company for Trespassing in Protected Tiehm’s Buckwheat Habitat

An Australian lithium mining company, issued a trespass notice in southwestern Nevada, was just offered a controversial $700 million loan by President Biden. In a greenwashing campaign of false climate solutions, Biden announced the huge loan to provide lithium for electric car batteries. 
-- Censored News

By Center for Biological Diversity
Patrick Donnelly
Censored News

RENO, Nev.— The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a trespassing notice today to Australian mining company Ioneer after the Center for Biological Diversity documented harm from drilling operations to the critical habitat of an endangered plant called Tiehm’s buckwheat.

On Dec. 26, Center staff conducting routine monitoring of Tiehm’s buckwheat habitat discovered a staging area for drilling operations with a truck, water tanks, materials and explosives storage. The staging area was within the newly protected critical habitat for Tiehm’s buckwheat.

January 17, 2023

O'odham in Sonora Emergency Food Fundraiser Jan. 17, 2023

Ofelia Rivas, the longtime founder of O'odham Voice Against the Wall, received an urgent request for food for O'odham families in Sonora. Please donate for food and gas, by way of PayPal on her website, or contact her by email. Thank you.  Ofelia Rivas e-mail

Ofelia lives on the border on the Tohono O'odham Nation and has spent her life as an advocate for O'odham on both sides of the border. Her international human rights efforts and struggle to protect the sacred have taken her to the Mother Earth Conference in Bolivia, UN Climate Summit in Cancun, and United Nations. -- Censored News

Border Nation

Watch video:

The Tohono O’odham people have lived on both sides of the US-Mexico border since long before either country existed. As an increasingly militarized border threatens their way of life, Ofelia Rivas journeys across the border seeking to revitalize her ancestral village. Border Nation by Jaason Jacks.

Border Nation

January 16, 2023

Live Fire and Electronic Warfare -- Myron Dewey Died Trying to Prevent It

Paitue Journalist Myron Dewey spent his final hours trying to prevent it. Now, President Biden and Congress have authorized the expansion of the Fallon bombing range. Bombing, live ground fire, and controversial electronic warfare will be expanded on Paiute Shoshone homelands.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Translation in French by Christine Prat

FALLON PAIUTE SHOSHONE LAND -- When Myron Dewey live streamed the day before his death from the Fallon bombing range, he was doing what he did best, what he had done at Standing Rock. But now, Myron was defending his homeland, the homeland of Wovoka, who like Myron, lived on Walker River Paiute land.

"Protect your spirits, because you are in a place where spirits get eaten," said John Trudell, whose wife and children died in a house fire in nearby Duck Valley while John was protesting the BIA in Washington.

Myron was opposing the expansion of the Fallon bombing range on Paiute Shoshone homelands, and the war machine in Nevada. Bombing, live combat fire, and electronic warfare are carried out here by the Navy Seals' special ops.

The Navy Seals' electronic warfare sites at Fallon are restricted. Electronic warfare includes directed energy, high-energy weapons using lasers, radio-frequency weapons, high-power microwave, electromagnetic pulse, and delivery of electromagnetic cyberspace attacks. Jammers used to deflect incoming missiles are part of military experiments.

"Genocide," was the word that Myron used in his final words as he live-streamed at the Fallon bombing range. The next day, a truck hit his car head-on, on an isolated dirt road near his family's home on Sept. 26, 2021, near Yomba, Nevada.

"Genocide," is the word Myron wanted his grandchildren to remember.

Electronic warfare can stop cars, military files show. Of course, if it can stop a missile, it can stop a car. High-frequency microwave and infrared are part of the Navy Seals bombing range at Fallon, Nevada.

January 14, 2023

Slamdance Film Festival 2023 -- 'Downwind' Western Shoshone Battle Nuclear Testing


Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on 1-23-2023 will see Indigenous perspectives of environmental racism that keep radiation exposure silent, a matter of "national security" as other Americans exploit vulnerabilities and contaminate Mother Earth. -- Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone

Slamdance is the alternative to Sundance Film Festival

JANUARY 23, 2023

Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City, Utah
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Panel (Crescent Room)
5:30-7:30 PM - Screening of Downwind, followed by a Q&A (Ballroom)

January 13, 2023

The Smithsonian is Missing -- The Racist Dark History of Collecting Native Remains is Silenced

“The elders told us that they need to come home out of respect,” says Vincent Randall, a Yavapai-Apache who works on repatriation issues. “Otherwise the consequences of fooling around with these things are alcoholism, suicide, domestic violence and all of society’s woes.” Photo Terry Snowball / National Museum of American Indian

Whitewashing History and Harboring Native Remains

The Smithsonian paid bounties for Native American skulls for racist studies resulting in grave robbing, executions of Native people and the Massacre at Sand Creek. Today, the Smithsonian refuses to make the facts public, and delays the return of Native American remains to their homelands for reburial.

Brenda Norrell
Censored News
January 13, 2023

In a new database showing institutions harboring Native American remains -- the Smithsonian is missing.

The Smithsonian is concealing from the public its collection of more than 10,000 Native remains, and the dark history of its racist skull collection -- for the purpose of intelligence studies based on race -- which led to grave robbing. It was one reason for the Massacre at Sand Creek.

January 12, 2023

Smithsonian Without Ethics or Morality

Lakota Village, 1891, Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Smithsonian Without Ethics or Morality

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
May 8, 2010

Since the creation of the National Museum of the American Indian, there has been an increased effort to conceal the true history of the Smithsonian Institution, especially in regard to harboring human remains and the racist cranium studies of American Indians.

The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian did not respond to my last request for information, regarding the number of American Indian remains, and American Indian skulls, that currently remain at the Smithsonian.

New database reveals where Native American human remains are being held

A depiction of one scene at Sand Creek by witness Howling Wolf Cheyenne

Give us our people back

Native American human remains are being held by museums and universities. Native Americans want to bring their ancestors home.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

A new database reveals which museums and universities have human remains of Native Americans. It shows which places have made those available for return, and which ones have not.

The database by ProPublica shows those not returning remains to the Tohono O'odham Nation including the University of Arizona Museum and Arizona State Museum. The places that have not made remains available to Oglala Lakota in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, include Harvard University and Milwaukee Public Museum

“We never ceded or relinquished our dead. They were stolen,” James Riding In, Pawnee and longtime professor at Arizona State University professor, said of the unreturned remains.

January 11, 2023

'Bad Press' Mvskoke Media in Oklahoma takes Censorship to Sundance Film Festival

Film Director Rebecca Landsberry-Baker

Sundance Film Festival features 'Bad Press' documentary: Mvskoke filmmaker takes tribal censorship to Sundance

Bad Press

By Sundance Film Festival

Angel Ellis is just trying to do her job. She’s a reporter for Mvskoke Media in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and she wants to give her readers access to all the information relevant to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. But that’s not an easy task, given that Angel and her colleagues believe in truth and transparency and aren't afraid to challenge the integrity of some questionable tribal officials.

January 10, 2023

Diverse coalition urges federal appeals court to protect Oak Flat

Diverse coalition urges federal appeals court
to protect Oak Flat

Legal experts, native tribes, and religious groups seek protection of historic
Native American sacred site in Arizona


January 10, 2023

Ryan Colby |

Dr. Wendsler Nosie Sr. 


WASHINGTON – A diverse coalition of religious groups, native tribes and legal experts filed half a dozen friend-of-the-court briefs yesterday in Apache Stronghold v. United States, asking a federal appeals court to protect Oak Flat, the spiritual lifeblood and sacred site of the Apache people in Arizona. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently agreed to take a closer look at the case in March 2023. If the court doesn’t intervene, the government will give this historically protected land to a mining company that will swallow the site in a massive crater, ending Apache religious practices forever.


January 7, 2023

Censored News: Who responds to our questions and who does not

Today, Dine' volunteer Bitahnii Wilson delivers water to a fellow Navajo in need. "We gave Grandma another 35-gallon and a 15-gallon barrel for her to use along with the other barrels and containers that she already had. She’s doing what she can to survive so we decided to assist her by delivering her water within the community of To'Nanees'Dizi, Tuba City."

Censored News: Who responds to our questions and who does not 

Brenda Norrell
Censored News
January 7, 2023

Who responded to Censored News questions over the past two years, and who refused?

Refusing to respond to questions were the Navajo Council, Navajo President's office and Johns Hopkins University.

January 6, 2023

Zapatistas in Solidarity with Activists in Germany Protesting Coal Mining

Zapatistas in Solidarity with Activists in Germany Protesting Coal Mining

Ciudad de México | Desinformémonos. 

Junta de Buen Gobierno of Caracol 11 of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in Chiapas expressed its solidarity with the activists from Lützerath, in Germany, who were victims of police repression and eviction for the expansion of the company's coal mine RWE energy.

January 5, 2023

Reno: March and Rally to Protect Thacker Pass from Lithium Mine as Court Begins

Photo courtesy Protect Thacker Pass now in Reno

Thacker Pass Protectors March and Rally Outside Federal Court January 5, 2023

“It’s Our Responsibility to Protect Sacred Sites” -- Chairman Arlan D. Melendez

By Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Censored News

Jan. 5, 2023

RENO, Nevada — The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and other opponents of the planned Thacker Pass lithium mine marched to the Bruce R. Thompson Courthouse on Thursday morning and are now rallying outside.

LIVE: March to Protect Thacker Pass from Lithium Mine in Reno

Listen to the drum. Live now outside the Reno, Nevada courthouse.
Watch live on Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Facebook

Remembering Pueblo Dorothy Purley: Warnings of Merchants of Death

Dorothy Purley, Laguna Pueblo

Remembering Pueblo Dorothy Purley: Warnings of Merchants of Death

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Before she died of cancer, Dorothy Purley of Laguna Pueblo described driving a uranium truck at the Jackpile Mine. Dorothy said the Pueblo workers were never told what the yellow radioactive dust would do to them. The radioactive dust blew onto their drying meats, and it poisoned the grasses that the animals eat.

January 4, 2023

March to Protect Thacker Pass from Lithium Mine, Court Case in Reno Jan. 5, 2023

Protect Paiute Massacre Site Peehee Mu'huh

Update: Live!

Reno-Sparks Indian Community Statement

Video and photos of Reno March to Courthouse

Censored News

RENO, Nevada -- A march to protect the Paiute Massacre Site from lithium mining will be underway on Thursday before a coalition begins oral arguments in court.

Michon Eben, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, said the site is incredibly important to Native American history.

“Peehee Mu’huh is a sacred place where our ancestors lived and died. We still go there to pray, gather food and medicine, hunt, and teach our youth about the history of our people.”

Arlan Melendez, Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, understands the importance of battle and massacre sites.

“As tribal leaders, it’s our responsibility to protect and honor our sacred places,” says Melendez. “Throughout US history, tribes have always been set up to lose in the US legal system against BLM. This Lithium Mine stands in the way of our roots and it’s violating the religious freedoms of our elders, our people.”

January 2, 2023

The Money Pump -- Non-Profits in Indian Country: Fraud, Secrecy and Deep Deception

Iron Eyes Cody, an Italian who masqueraded as an Indian, and Princess Pale Moon, both were exposed as frauds. They were part of the non-profit American Indian Heritage Foundation television commercials before the non-profit was shut down. It solicited both cash and land in its "Give the land back to the Indians" campaign. (Photo Iron Eyes Cody presents President Jimmy Carter with a headdress on April 21, 1978. Photo courtesy of Peter Bregg/Associated Press)

The Money Pump -- Non-Profits in Indian Country: Fraud, Secrecy and Deep Deception

Censored News spent months looking at the tax records of non-profits in Indian country. Here's what we found: The non-profit structure puts lots of money into the pockets of a few. We've updated our article with more documents and Standing Rock Nation's ban on two non-profits.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Updated May 3, 2023

The average income in Indian country is $40,000.

The average salary of an executive director at a non-profit in Indian country is $100,000 to $200,000, with more money being funneled to family members. The annual salaries at non-profits in Indian country are as high as $1.2 million for executives.

Many executive directors of non-profits in Indian country have been playing poor, especially when grassroots groups asked for funding. Now, their tax documents are online and reveal that many receive millions of dollars in grants and donations each year.

The tax records show CEOs and executive directors giving themselves lavish salaries and expense accounts. In some cases, the CEOs are non-Indians, and in other cases they are frauds. Some have suddenly become Cherokee, Yaqui or Apache.

The Exploitation of O'odham Sacred Lifeways

Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham elder, said non-profits are exploiting the sacred.

January 1, 2023

Enticed by Wealth, the Media is Complicit in the Crimes of Corporations in Indian Country

Israel's Elbit Systems surveillance on Arizona border. Hualapai's Sacred Spring is targeted for lithium mining. Paiute and Shoshone walk for the protection of Thacker Pass from lithium mining. Oil and gas wells of the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota are number 5 in the world producing poisonous gases. Anadarko, Oklahoma, oil and gas wells are number 7 in the world.

Enticed by wealth and self-glory -- the media, corrupt tribal governments, and self-dealing non-profits operate a vacuum for  truth, violating the sacred places of origin

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

The sacred places hold mysteries and are repositories of precious metals and minerals. While Native elders warn of the responsibility to protect the sacred, the media has become increasingly complicit in the crimes of corrupt tribal governments and self-dealing non-profits.

Today, it was announced that the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation in North Dakota is buying property in Las Vegas. What is not mentioned is that their Bakken oil and gas wells are now fifth in the world producing poisonous gases which cause climate change and respiratory illnesses.

Poisoning the air is not the only thing that the oil and gas industry of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Fort Berthold, in North Dakota is responsible for.