Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

February 25, 2024

Prayer Horse Ride 2024: In Honor of Myron Dewey

Prayer Horse Ride's Third Annual March Ride Begins March 17, in Schurz, Nevada

Reconnecting and Revitalizing Traditional Ways of Life Threatened by Destructive Mining Resource Extractions Supporting "Green Energy"

By Prayer Horse Ride, Censored News

SCHURZ, Nevada -- Prayer Horse Ride "Nanesootuhina Pookoo Goobakatudu," is getting ready to begin our annual ride March 17th-26th, from Schurz, Nevada through Yerington, Fallon, Wadsworth and Nixon, through Lovelock, then Orovada, and ending in Peehee Mu'huh (Thacker Pass in the McDermitt Caldera), in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock.

February 24, 2024

Millions Sinking into the Rabbit Hole of Indian Country Non-Profits

(Photo: Italian fraud Iron Eyes Cody, with Roy Rogers, in North of the Great Divide, 1950.) Iron Eyes Cody and Princess Pale Moon, both frauds, were part of the non-profit American Indian Heritage Foundation television commercials. The non-profit was shut down, but it had already solicited both cash and land donations with its "Give the land back to the Indians" campaign.

Millions Sinking into the Rabbit Hole of Indian Country Non-Profits

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, Update March 7, 2024

Non-profits in Indian country have stashed hundreds of millions of dollars in bank accounts, real estate and investments -- money not being distributing to those it was intended for.

Censored News ongoing investigation reveals:

-- The non-Indian daughters of the sculptor at Crazy Horse Memorial had a combined salary of a half million dollars

-- The First Nations Development Institute in Longmont, Colorado, has $44 million stashed in investments
-- NDN Collective ended the last tax year with $100 million in its bank accounts and assets

It is the best kept secret in Indian country.

Censored News year long investigation found a quarter of a billion dollars donated to a handful of non-profits in Indian country. A large portion has not been distributed. It is stashed in the non-profit's salaries, bank accounts, real estate and stock investments. The real estate is often placed in a spin-off business where it can be sold.

The salaries are $100,000 to $300,000 for executives, with money flowing to family members, and lavish travel expense accounts. Some are operated by frauds. Peoples names and causes are used without their knowledge for grants.

College professors and non-profits often plagiarize and profiteer with testimony at the United Nations. Some are selling ceremonies in other countries. Some are promoting "spiritual traditional" leaders who have been exposed as frauds.

Klee Benally, Dine', exposed the exploitation and failed colonial logic of the non-profit industry in his book, published shortly before he passed in December.

Klee writes, "soon enough there won't be any more battles left to lose."

February 23, 2024

Rising Tide Drowns Mountain Valley Pipeline SLAPP Suit

Mama Julz, Lakota, spent five days in jail for locking down in support of the resistance to the Appalachian pipeline. After being slapped with excessive bail for a single misdemeanor, she now faces a trial and jail time.



By Civil Liberties Defense Center, Censored News, Feb. 23, 2024

CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia -- This morning, February 23, 2024, the Montgomery County Circuit Court ruled in favor of nonprofit organization Rising Tide North America, dismissing a SLAPP lawsuit against them filed by oil pipeline corporation Mountain Valley Pipeline. 


February 21, 2024

'Spaces of Exception' Resistance to the Fat Takers, from Native Lands to Palestine


(Above) Spaces of Exception, screenshots by Censored News.

'Spaces of Exception' Resistance to the Fat Takers, from Native Lands to Palestine

Places defined by their historical and spiritual resistance

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, Feb. 21, 2024

"We might be the ones holding the knife -- but it is the state that is the one who is still killing us." Those are the words of Klee Benally, in 'Spaces of Exception."

"In the Navajo language, there is no word for relocation, it means to disappear and never be seen again."

February 17, 2024

Celebrating the Ward Valley Victory in Photos 2024

Celebrating the Victory at Ward Valley 26 Years Ago: Halting a Nuclear Waste Dump and Protecting the Desert Tortoise, Ancient Running Trails, and the Mojave Desert
Photos by Greenaction, Feb. 17, 2024

February 16, 2024

Apache Stronghold Oak Flat Run, Feb. 15 -- 18, 2024

Today, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 -- Day 3 of the Oak Flat March.
Runners will begin this morning’s journey to Oak Flat after morning prayers. Photos courtesy Apache Stronghold.

Federal Officials Reject Arizona Pump Projects Targeting Black Mesa

BMPSP East | EcoFlight

Federal Officials Reject Three Huge Arizona Pump Storage Projects Targeting Black Mesa

Decades of coal mining have already depleted Black Mesa aquifers and their connected seeps and springs.

Tó Nizhóní Ání Feb. 15, 2024, Censored News
Translation into French by Christine Prat

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona — Heeding widespread community and Tribal opposition, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied preliminary permit applications today for three proposed hydropower projects southeast of Kayenta on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. In denying the applications, commissioners announced a new policy of not issuing permits for projects on Tribal lands without Tribal support.

February 15, 2024

U.S. Judge Implores Biden Administration to Stop Support for Israel’s Siege of the Palestinian People in Gaza

While Dismissing Case on Jurisdictional Grounds, U.S. Judge “Implores” Biden Administration to Stop its “Unflagging Support” for Israel’s Ongoing Siege of the Palestinian People in Gaza

By Center for Constitutional Rights, Censored News

January 31, 2024, Oakland, CA – After a federal court heard arguments and testimony in the case Defense for Children International – Palestine v. Biden on Friday, January 26, charging the Biden administration with failing in its duty to prevent, and otherwise aiding and abetting, the unfolding genocide in Gaza, a federal judge found that Israel is plausibly engaging in genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza and that the United States is providing “unflagging support” for the massive attacks on Palestinian civilians in contravention of international law.

February 7, 2024

Celebrating Water -- 'Rumble on the Mountain' Powerful Music to Halt Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon

Hopi singer and composer Ryon Polequaptewa, spoke on the sacred cedar which lends itself to make the Hopi flute, and of the sacred space of Hopi, where there is "very little rain, but an abundance of life." Listen to his performance at Rumble on the Mountain. Screenshot by Censored News. Watch

Songs from the Water

Rumble on the Mountain 10: Native Voices of the Colorado Plateau in opposition to uranium mining in the Grand Canyon

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, February 3, 2024
Translation into French by Christine Prat

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona -- In a beautiful tribute, Ed Kabotie, Hopi, performed "The Trail," honoring those who have passed, making their journey among the stars, during the seven-hour Rumble on the Mountain at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday.

Mohawk Nation News 'Discovering Dead Children Fed to Pigs Under Quebec Liquor Board Warehouse'

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February 6, 2024

Native Children Starved, Victims of Medical Experiments, in Boarding and Residential Schools

Fort Albany Sisters of Charity of Ottawa National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Native Children Starved, Victims of Medical Experiments, in Boarding and Residential Schools

By Brenda Norrell
Research by Dr. Michelle Cook, Dine'
Censored News, Feb. 6, 2024

Native children were starved during food experiments in residential schools in Canada, and left sick and untreated during medical experiments in boarding schools in the United States. Native women were sterilized without their consent by Indian Health Service. In IHS hospitals, the medical experiments range from controversial radioactive infusions to experimental vaccines.

Mohawk Nation News 'Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Waste to be Dumped into St. Lawrence River'

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Mohawk Nation News 'Spitting Bears -- Countdown to Oct. 25, 2024 'Final Solution'


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February 2, 2024

Lakota Mama Julz Locked Down, Arrested, in Jail, Fighting Appalachian Pipeline

Photo Appalachians Against Pipelines

Lakota Mama Julz Locked Down, Arrested, in Jail, Fighting Appalachian Pipeline

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, Feb. 2, 2024

"Find your Warrior Spirit," said Mama Julz, Oglala Lakota, who locked down, was arrested, and is now in jail, for fighting the pipeline in Appalachia.

"Without water there in no life. Violence against Mother Earth is violence against our sisters."

"In my culture, the women are the backbone of our society.It is the women who are standing up on all these frontlines," Mama Julz said as she locked down.