Indigenous peoples

15.12.2016

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

In news on Standing Rock, the Justice Department says it will not comply with North Dakota’s request to send 100 federal officers to aid in the ongoing police crackdown against Native American water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Justice Department has said, however, that it has… »

14.12.2016

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Indigenous Peoples Insist on Equality of All Rights

Analysis by Rizwy Raheem-IDN The world’s indigenous peoples – estimated at over 370 million living across 90 countries and accounting for 15 percent of the poorest – remain isolated, both politically and geographically. So, nearly a thousand participants from Asia, Africa, North America, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean… »

14.12.2016

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon: the struggle at Standing Rock has a strong spiritual foundation

Crystal Zevon, a videographer, is deeply involved with Defenders of the Black Hills efforts to ban uranium mining and has spent several weeks at Standing Rock, supporting the Water Protectors in their struggle against the Dakota Access pipeline project. Here is her interview. What atmosphere did you find at Standing… »

12.12.2016

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?

We, the below stated, are a coalition of grassroots groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands. Honor the Earth Indigenous Environmental Network Sacred Stone Camp International Indigenous Youth Council The… »

06.12.2016

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Wes Clark Jr., the son of the retired U.S. Army general and former supreme allied commander of NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., led military veterans in a ceremony Monday to ask forgiveness from Native Americans for the crimes of the U.S. military. Thousands… »

05.12.2016

Victory at Standing Rock

Victory at Standing Rock

In North Dakota, water protectors resisting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have scored an historic victory. On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, a permit to drill underneath Lake Oahe on the Missouri River—officially halting construction. The pipeline… »

02.12.2016

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

The first groups of veterans have arrived in North Dakota to join in a protest against a pipeline project near tribal lands. Thousands of veterans are expected to form a human chain around the demonstrators this weekend. US military veterans began arriving in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Thursday to… »

16.11.2016

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have spread across the US to demand the American government stop or reroute the pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. Thousands of people rallied on Tuesday in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and… »

14.10.2016

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

 By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García,  El Nacional newspaper, Caracas,  18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who… »

09.10.2016

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

By Frances Madeson There were Agonistes on both sides of the dais at the Bureau of Land Management’s listening session at the Torreon, Counselor and Ojo Encino Tri-Chapter meeting on September 28. A Diné mother publicly apologized to her daughter for allowing drilling on their lands, and a visibly affected… »

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