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 Standing Rock Sioux Historian: Dakota Access Co. Attack
Comes on Anniversary of Whitestone Massacre

Democracy Now  -  08 SEP 2016      
Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition Gaining Support
Democracy Now Newscast; Thursday, 08 September 2016

Democracy Now  -  08 SEP 2016   
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A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past
by Bill McKibben, The New Yorker - 6 SEP 2016
    This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a hundred tribes, have camped out on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, which straddles the border between the Dakotas, along the Missouri River. What began as a slow trickle of people a month ago is now an increasingly angry flood. They’re there to protest plans for a proposed oil pipeline that they say would contaminate the reservation’s water; in fact, they’re calling themselves protectors, not protesters.
    Their foe, most directly, is the federal government, in particular the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has approved a path for the pipeline across the Missouri under a “fast track” option called Permit 12. That’s one reason the Dakota Access Pipeline, as it’s known, hasn’t received the attention that, say, the Keystone XL Pipeline did, even though the pipe is about the same length....
Who's Investing in the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Meet the Banks Financing Attacks on Protesters
Canine Expert Decries "Egregioius" & "Horrific" Dog Attacks
on Native Americans Defending Burial Site

Democracy Now  -  06 SEP 2016
Did the DAPL Company Deliberately Destroy Sacred Sioux Burial Sites?
Democracy Now  -  06 SEP 2016  
Temporary Restraining Order Against Dakota Access Pipeline Refused by Judge

KSFY  -  Sioux Falls, SD  -  06 SEP 2016
    David Archambault II, Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, released a statement Tuesday on the temporary restraining order ruling by the U.S. District Court:
    "Today’s denial of a temporary restraining order against Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) west of Lake Oahe puts my people’s sacred places at further risk of ruin and desecration.
    We are disappointed that the U.S. District Court’s decision does not prevent DAPL from destroying our sacred sites as we await a ruling on our original motion to stop construction of the pipeline."
Fox News Coverage of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
KSAZ Fox News 10 Phoenix  -  04 SEP 2016
Law Enforcement Issues Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
KFYR-TV  -  03 SEP 2016  
UN Permanent Forum Rebukes U.S. for Ignoring Standing Rock and
Other Tribal Nations

ICTMN Staff  -  02 SEP 2016
    The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has agreed with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the nearly 200 other tribes that say the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s route was mapped out without adequate consultation.
    “The project was proposed and planned without any consultation with the Standing Rock Sioux or others that will be affected by this major project,” said Chairman Alvaro Pop Ac, in a joint statement with Forum members Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John.
    The U.N. body went on to outline the $3.8 billion project’s parameters and the threat to security and drinking-water access for not only the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe but also for millions of people living downstream from the Missouri River, which the pipeline would cross.
    “Given these circumstances, we call on the government of the United States to...
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters
With Dogs and Pepper Spray

Democracy Now  -  04 SEP 2016
Native Activist Winona LaDuke: Pipeline Company Enbridge
Has No Right to Destroy Our Future

Democracy Now  -  23 AUG 2016
 In North Dakota, more than a thousand indigenous activists from different tribes have converged at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, where protesters are blocking construction of the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Protesters say the pipeline would threaten to contaminate the Missouri River, which provides water not only for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but for millions of people downstream. For more, we are joined by Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.
Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent in North Dakota
NBC News  -  04 SEP 2016
BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota.
Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.
Tribe spokesman Steve Sitting Bear said protesters reported that six people had been bitten by security dogs, including a young child. At least 30 people were pepper-sprayed, he said. Preskey said law enforcement authorities had no reports of protesters being injured....
Petition to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Change.org -- 06 SEP 2016  
What You Need To Know About The Protests At The Dakota Access Pipeline
Refinery 29  -  05 SEP 2016
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline became violent over the weekend, reports NPR. Hundreds of demonstrators supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faced off against private security officers from Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners.
Tribal leaders say the protests escalated after construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land, reports The Associated Press. Video from Democracy Now! shows security officers threatening demonstrators with dogs and using pepper spray....
Five Things to Know about the Dakota Access Pipeline
CNN  -  31 AUG 2016
    In what looks to be a possible sequel to the Keystone XL Pipeline dispute, another fight has begun over a proposed US oil route.
    The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has sued the federal government, saying the Native American tribe was not properly consulted over the project to construct a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline that extends over four states.
    While proponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline tout its economic boost, opponents question its environmental impact.
    The US Army Corps of Engineers approved the project, granting final permits in July, to the dismay of environmentalists and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe....
Tribal Leader: Avoid North Dakota Towns After Pipeline Clash
Fox 2 St. Louis - 05 SEP 2016
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A South Dakota tribal chairman is urging members to avoid Bismarck and Mandan in North Dakota after a clash between private security guards and people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying he fears for his people’s safety.
    Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier said Sunday his members were among protesters pepper-sprayed by security officers and attacked by dogs at the pipeline construction site Saturday on private land north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. He urged tribal members to avoid traveling to or doing business in the area....
What's Happening in Standing Rock?
by: Mark Sundeen, Outside Magazine  -  02 SEP 2016
Last week, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota emerged as climate change heroes when, with little political clout or media spotlight, they halted construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. After tribal chairman David Archambault II and others were arrested for pushing past barricades to block excavating machinery, Leonardo DiCaprio tweeted that he was inspired, and Bill McKibben touted Native Americans as the “the vanguard of the movement.” As the tribe sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop crews from burrowing beneath the Missouri River immediately upstream from their land, the homely, unpronounceable hashtag #NoDAPL surged—short for No Dakota Access Pipeline.
Meanwhile, the defiance evoked America’s ugly racial past—and present. “It feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land,” tweeted Native American writer Sherman Alexie. Archambault could have been describing Ferguson or Baltimore when, in the New York Times, he decried racial profiling and claimed that “the state has militarized my reservation.” In a touch of epic derp that would be funny if it didn’t actually reveal how people of color are assumed to be violent, when the Lakota invited relatives to pack their peace pipes and gather with them in solidarity, the (white) county sheriff thought they meant pipe bombs....
Time to Stop a Bad Idea
Sierra Club - 01 SEP 2016
It began with prayer. A small group of Native Americans established a prayer camp last spring near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. Their goal was to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would pass just north of the reservation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. They prayed that their community -- and the water source it depends on -- would not be sacrificed for the sake of another dirty fossil fuel pipeline. They prayed because, like all of us, they know that it has never been a question of whether a pipeline will spill but only of when the next disaster will happen.
Sadly, you don't need to look far to see where such disasters have already occurred....
Tim Mentz 1
- 04 SEP 2016

This video was recorded September 3rd 2016. Tim Mentz speaks of the destruction of sacred site and other places by Dakota Access Pipeline. This information is very important for the world to see.. Please share with all and tell them to share Wopila Tanka. -Tony Brave
LISTEN: Kandi Mossett 'Burial Place Desecrated by DAPL bulldozers on Saturday'
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 04 SEP 2016
    CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, spoke on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio on Sunday morning. Kandi said a major burial place was dug into by the bulldozers yesterday. She said the pipeline company rushed in and destroyed this major burial place once it was identified, before state agencies could protect it.
    Today, there will be a prayer walk for the ancestors in camp.
    Kandi said this major burial place was likely her people, Arikara....
Phyllis Young Dakota Access Pipeline Overview
KOLC-TV - Published on 27 AUG 2016
This report was done 8-26-16 at the Sacred Stone Camp. Phyllis Young gives an overview of how this rally came about and where it is going. #NODAPL -Tony Brave
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American
Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray

Democracy Now!  -  03 SEP
Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Listen: The First 17 Shows
Censored News  -  28 AUG 2016
    Live from Standing Rock Camp, Spirit Resistance Radio, 87.9 FM
    Recorded live by producer Govinda of Earthcycles, in Standing Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where thousands have gathered to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, now threatening to poison the peoples water source, the Missouri River.
Morton County Sheriff's Office Making False Allegations about Native Water Protectors

Photo: The blood of Native American water protectors is on this dog's teeth.

Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 03 SEP 2016

   CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Native Americans protecting their burial places from bulldozers were attached by vicious dogs, pepper
sprayed and assaulted by Dakota Access pipeline private security today at about 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

    The Morton County Sheriff's office is currently making false statements to the public. The Morton County Sheriff has made false claims that the Native American water protectors were violent. However, the photos and videos reveal the truth. Peaceful protesters were attacked by pipeline
private security....

Red Warrior Camp: Six Water Protectors Bitten by Vicious Dogs of DAPL Pipeline
    ALERT! 10 pm: Bulldozers on the move. People mobilizing. Stand by.
Standing Rock Camp Alert. (Sat., Sept. 3, 2016) -- Censored News
Censored News  -  03 SEP 2016
    Cannon Ball River, North Dakota -- 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory -- Today, as we offered prayers to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre against the Ihanktonwan Dakota peoples on the banks of the Cannon Ball River, a call to action was made to stand and block bulldozers as they plowed through an area containing ancient burial and cultural sites.
    At approximately 3 p.m., water protectors successfully stopped Dakota Access pipeline construction as it reached Hwy 1806 through nonviolent direct action and mass assembly.
    In that process, private security employed by Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors.
    According to the most recent update, 6 water protectors were bitten by dogs, a dozen or more pepper sprayed and numerous were physically assaulted; which included women...
Standing Rock: Pipeline Turns Attack Dogs Loose on Water Protectors, Maces Them
Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 03 SEP 2016
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Standing Rock Camp water protectors were attacked my vicious dogs, maced and some punched by the
Dakota Access Pipeline crew, around 3 p.m., today, Saturday.
Dakota Access Pipeline provoked a confrontation by taking heavy machinery into an area that had been identified as a site of Native American
burial grounds, located about one mile north of the camp.
The non-violent water protectors were first maced, then guard dogs were brought in. One of guard dogs attacked a horse and people present.
However, the water protectors stood their ground and by moving forward together were able to make the equipment turn around.
Tonight, a scout camp is being established there.
Listen: Colorado River Indian Tribes Arrive in Standing Rock Camp
Censored News  -  03 SEP 2016
Listen to the arrival just now of Colorado River Indian Tribes, from Parker, along the Arizona and California border, in Standing Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Saturday morning, Sept. 3, 2016)
Spy Plane on Pipeline Patrol Exposed: Private Corp Operated by Former Military
Censored News  -  01 SEP 2016
   A private corporation has been operating spy planes, and secretly spying on everyone. The exposure has caused outrage in Baltimore.
   An investigation by Censored News reveals that the company -- Persistent Surveillance Systems -- has a pipeline patrol, as shown in this screen capture below from its web site.
   Further, it is now revealed that police are paying this private corporation. Police are using private funds to pay this private corporation in order to avoid detection, since they are spying without warrants.
   The company boasts that its plane, HawkEyeII, can spy on people at night, in a wide area....
Rewrite: the Protests at Standing Rock
MSNBC  -  25 AUG 2016
   In the Rewrite, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history America always tries to forget.
   A courageous commentary by Lawrence O'Donnell -- Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
Video: Crow Nation arrives at Standing Rock Camp
Censored News  -  28 AUG 2016
Photo copyright Michelle Cook, Dine'
he Apsaalooke Nation (Crow Nation) arrived at Standing Rock Camp today, where Native Americans from across North America are gathered to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, now threatening the water source here, the Missouri River. The Apsaalooke Nation brought firewood, water and over 700 pounds of processed buffalo meat, along with camping supplies, dry goods and monetary donations.
Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
Indian Country Today - 26 AUG 2016
   I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.

   We have been warned from ancient prophecies of these times we live in today, but have also been given a very important message about a solution to turn these terrible times....

'Save our water': Native Americans, Celebrities Protest Dakota Pipeline

RT.com  -  24 AUG 2016
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation opposing the construction of a pipeline through their sacred lands and water sources got a boost from celebrity activists at a protest in front of the US District Court in Washington, DC.
The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline would run from western North Dakota to Illinois, carrying hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil. It would also disturb sacred burial grounds and endanger water supplies at the Standing Rock Reservation and the neighboring communities, the tribe says.
Citing treaties with the US government, the Sioux have filed a federal lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers for failing to comply with environmental and historic preservation laws.
Navajo Nation to Standing Rock: 'Continue to Fight the Good Fight'
Censored News - 23 AUG 2016
   WINDOW ROCK-Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez issued a letter today supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux have been fighting the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is proposed to be built under the Missouri River on Treaty lands a half-mile from their reservation. According to the Standing Rock Sioux, their water supply is being threatened by the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
“We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they... 
ACLU: North Dakora Violating Rights of Native Americans Protesting Pipeline
Censored News - 22 AUG 2016
   Statement of ACLU of North Dakota
   'Peaceful protest is at the core of the First Amendment and restrictions to such activity, such as the closing of highways with the effect of preventing assembly or effective messaging of protesters, should be viewed skeptically. Law enforcement agents have a duty to ensure that the rights of protesters are protected, not just the rights of corporations.' ACLU

Aug. 22, 2016
   CANNON BALL, North Dakota – The curbing of peaceful protests at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction is in violation of our core principles of free speech.
Jennifer Cook, policy director of the ACLU of North Dakota has released the following statement on the government action regarding ongoing demonstrations at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction in Cannon Ball, ND.
   “The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and the interference with that right by agents of the counties and the state of North Dakota violates both the spirit and letter of the First Amendment.... 
Wendsler Nosie Sr, San Carlos Apache Councilman, and leader at Apache Stronghold, traveled to North Dakota to offer support and prayers to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. "Wendsler and Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault II met Saturday as two leaders and two men who understand what it means to fight for their people, their waters and their land. The Apache Stronghold have been fighting to protect their sacred site Oak Flat in Arizona for 10 years with going on two years occupation from the foreign mining company, Rio Tinto." (www.apache-stronghold.com) Photo, caption, and article by Allie Fredericks
Apache Stronghold Stands in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Pipeline
Censored News  -  22 AUG 2016
   CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Apache Territory has been taken away piece by piece from the beginning of the Reservation system. It began with the loss of the Chiricahua Reservation, the loss of the Aravaipa lands, then after the San Carlos Reservation was established, the loss of Mt. Graham for its timber, the loss of the eastern side for Copper, Silver and Water and then the loss of the western side for Copper, and Silver again. Just like the Apache, Sioux lands have been taken away for decades, beginning with a 1851 treaty that was not honored than another treaty in 1868, then gold was found in the Black Hills, then the 1941, 1954, and again in 1960 the reservation was reduced for Dams and flooding. Now they are threatened by an oil pipeline that is less than one mile away from their northern border that threatens their water source which is upstream...
OWE AKU at Standing Rock: United States Violating UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People
Censored News - 22 AUG 2016
Standing Rock: River of Support Pours in from Indian Nations and Researchers
Censored News  -  22 AUG 2016
   CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The resolutions from Indian Nations have come in from the Four Directions, with the Tlingit and Haida in Alaska among the latest to send support to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Standing Rock is battling the crude oil pipeline of Dakota Access, with construction threatening the Missouri River. This river is the source of water for the Dakotas and Lakotas.
   There are 28 Native American Tribes living along this river.
   Further, environmental engineer Renee Matlock proves that the environmental assessment failed to list an endangered species present, the Poweshiek Skipperling.
   This tiny endangered butterfly has the power to halt the construction of the pipeline -- a pipeline now endangering the people, their water source, and their burial places....
Construction Shut Down of Dakota Access Pipeline for Now
Censored News - 18 AUG 2016
   Dakotas and Lakotas counter Sheriff's Accusations
Update Thursday morning, Aug. 18, 2016
"DAPL construction is still going on. The police blocked the highway so that work could continue near Fort Rice. Scouts have reported back that the company is trying to move equipment by barge and float equipment down the river. We need boats on the water."
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News
French translation by Christine PratNative American water defenders today denied claims by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier that the people at Sacred Stones Camp have weapons. Water defenders said they are carrying out a peaceful action of prayer and ceremony....
Federal Board Renames Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak
Rapid City Journal - 12 AUG 2016

PIERRE | A federal board's Thursday decision to rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak surprised South Dakota's governor, but vindicated activists who unsuccessfully argued to state officials last year that the peak shouldn't bear the name of a man whose soldiers killed Native Americans.
The decision by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names will cause "unnecessary expense and confusion," Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday in a statement. The governor said he's heard little support for renaming the peak, which is South Dakota's tallest and stands in the Black Hills National Forest.
"I suspect very few people know the history of either Harney or Black Elk," Daugaard said in a statement.
Black Elk was a Lakota spiritual leader who died in the mid-20th century....
Feds Rename Harney Peak, South Dakota's Highest Point
Argus Leader - 12 AUG 2016
   A federal board voted Thursday to change the name of the state’s highest peak in a move that even surprised supporters.
   The Federal Board of Geographic Names voted to change Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak.
   “I’m honestly a little surprised it happened so fast,” said state Rep. Kevin Killer of Pine Ridge, a Native American who favored removing Harney’s name from the 7,242-foot peak, which is the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains.
   Harney Peak was named after Army Gen. William S. Harney, whose troops fought against Indians during American expansion in the West. Harney was also a U.S. government negotiator with Native American tribes over treaties.
   Troops under Harney’s command were involved in an 1855 battle in Nebraska during the First Sioux War in which Sioux warriors as well as women and children were killed. Opponents of the Harney name argued the deaths of women and children was an atrocity committed by U.S. troops....
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
Bismarck Tribune - 12 AUG 2016
   Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault was arrested Friday afternoon at a protest rally where the Dakota Access Pipeline is headed toward the Missouri River just north of the reservation boundary.
   Archambault was booked into the Morton County Jail and released on bond late afternoon. He was charged with disorderly conduct for pushing back on a police line formed when protestors tried to prevent pipeline workers from leaving the site. Tribal councilman Dana Yellow Fat was also arrested Friday as were four others who attempted to block pipeline workers trying to reach the work site early this morning.
   Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said a total of 18 men and women have been arrested over the two-day protest, most for disorderly conduct, and two for a more serious charge of criminal trespass.
   Protesters also surged toward the pipeline when word spread through the crowd that human bones had been uncovered by pipeline workers. Tribal historian and protest organizer LaDonna Brave Bull Allard confirmed that no human remains were found, though it's possible what was found will be investigated as a cultural site though it is not on the reservation...
Standing Rock Chairman Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Blockade
Censored News  -  Posted: 12 AUG 2016 10:40 PM PDT
   Breaking News: Burial places in vicinity of pipeline crew. Standing Rock Chairman and Councilman arrested at blockade. Oglala sending 300 Lakotas from Pine Ridge to blockade at Standing Rock, to join battle to stop Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy No Dakota Access Photo by Jon Eagle Sr. Photo by Jon Eagle Sr. By Brenda NorrellCensored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota
Arrests underway at Dakota Access Pipeline blockade at Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Censored News  -  Posted: 12 AUG 2016 12:03 AM PDT
   Eleven protectors arrested at Sacred Stones Camp today. Brave Dakota and Lakota women arrested. Police hostile and tossing around peaceful land and water defenders. Video on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/margaret.gates.902/videos/10154349683831774/ . Bismarck Tribune photo Photos above: Oglala Lakota woman arrested at Sacred Stones Camp, blockade of...
Photos: Tipis Going Up at Dakota Access Pipeline Defense
Censored News  -  Posted: 10 AUG 2016 04:28 PM PDT
   Update Wed., Aug. 10, 2016 Spirit Camp Warriors stand in path of Dakota Access Pipeline at: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/spirit-camp-warriors-stand-in-path-of.html  Censored News CANNONBALL, North Dakota -- Tipis are going up at the peaceful protest of the Sacred Stones camp to halt the Dakota Access pipeline from drilling under the Missouri River and endangering the river...
Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Censored News  -  Posted: 10 AUG 2016 09:01 PM PDT
   Top photo early in the day on Wed., Aug. 10, 2016 Evening photo Wed. Aug. 10, 2016 Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline For Immediate Release: August 10, 2016 LaDonna Allard, Camp of the Sacred Stones, ladonnabrave1@aol.com, (701) 426-2064 Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network, jmbraun57625@gmail.com,
(605) 515-4792 Armed with banners and prayers, ...
VANCOUVER VIDEO: Native Women Violently Arrested by Police at Imperial Metals
Censored News  -  Posted: 09 AUG 2016 10:27 PM PDT
   Click on arrow below to watch video Exclusive video: Vancouver police violently break up the occupation of Imperial Metals HQ by Indigenous women and their supporters, who were marking the two-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mining disaster. Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp Censored News Two years after the Mount Polley disaster, Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral...
Albuquerque: Red Nation: Native Liberation Conference
Censored News  -  Posted: 09 AUG 2016 05:50 PM PDT
   Learn more of revolution, Leonard Peltier, Indigenous Peoples Day, police brutality, sacred sites and fracking By Red Nation Censored News The Red Nation invites community members to its first ever conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 13, and be held at noon in the Larry Casuse Center (2626 Garfield AVE SE). During the conference, there will be various workshops...
Amnesty International: Site C Dam Proposal Endangers Indigenous Peoples
Censored News  -  Posted: 09 AUG 2016 05:52 PM PDT
   Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk Read our latest report on Site C: Place of No Return “Our people have a deep connection with this land because our ancestors told the stories and legends that are connected to that valley.” -- Chief Liz Logan, Treaty 8 Tribal Association, testifying before the environmental impact assessment of the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam. NEW:...
Zapatistas 'The Art That Is Neither Seen Nor Heard'
Censored News  -  Posted: 08 AUG 2016 10:05 PM PDT
   THE ART THAT IS NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD.(Note: the following are the comments made by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés to mark the conclusion of the Zapatista’s contribution to the CompArte, in the Caracol of Oventik, on July 29, 2016. The threat of rain and the pressure of time did not allow for the compañero to fully develop some of his points and there were others that he was unable to ...
Native Runners Protest Bakken Pipeline in New York City
Censored News  -  Posted: 08 AUG 2016 09:01 PM PDT
   As Native youths protest at White House and in New York City's Union Square, a new dirty pipeline route is exposed from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast Photos by Urban Native Era Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News The Native youth runners from Standing Rock in North Dakota protested in front of the White House on Saturday, and then protested at Union Square in New York City, as...
TransCanada and Peabody Coal Spying With the Feds
Censored News  -  Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:35 PM PDT
   In this deceptive world of U.S. and corporate spying, land defenders and human rights activists are targeted, private corporations and U.S. agents are intertwined, young people are duped and go to prison, and federal agents use romance to spy on, and manipulate, peaceful protesters. By Brenda Norrell Censored News TransCanada and Peabody Coal have been spying on activists in a toxic, dark...
Mount Polley Blockade: Land Defender Injured by Imperial Metals Employee
Censored News  -  Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:34 PM PDT
   MT POLLEY BLOCKADE BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAND DEFENDER INJURED BY IMPERIAL METALS EMPLOYEE On August 4, 2016, the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Societies and Allies, including Ancestral Pride gathered in front of the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine to mark the second year anniversary of British Columbia’s largest catastrophic industrial disaster devastating one...
BC: Secwepemc Blockade Mount Polley Mine Site
Censored News  -  Posted: 04 AUG 2016 07:07 PM PDT
   Thank you Tori Cress for sharing photos of today! August 4, 2016: BREAKING: SECWEPEMC BLOCKADE MOUNT POLLEY MINE SITE Contact: Kanahus Freedom (Manuel) kanahusmanuel@gmail.com Censored News Secwepemc land defenders and allies have set up a road blockade at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine on the two year anniversary of the devastating tailings pond spill...
Native Youth Runners Arrive in DC: 'NO Dakota Access Pipeline!'
Censored News  -  Posted: 05 AUG 2016 08:45 PM PDT
   Congratulations to the Native American youth runners who ran from Standing Rock Nation in North Dakota to DC! They ran to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and its immediate threat to the Missouri River: Defend Sacred Water! Photo by Victoria Humphreys . (Above) Native runners protested on Friday at the Army Corps of Engineers, after arriving from their cross country run from...
POWER LINES Feature Film by Klee Benally
POWER LINES -- 06 MAY 2016
    Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home.
    Halee is a 16 year old Diné relocation refugee who uses poetry to escape from her painful past and present.
    When Halee’s abusive father crosses a line, her best friend helps her runaway.
    Their journey to Halee’s homeland takes a turn when she discovers her father has been hiding a secret that has the power to change Halee’s life forever.
Journalist Survives Two Murder Attempts in One Day
The Daily Beast -- 06 MAY 2016
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Two days in a hospital bed, recovering from painful gunshot wounds in either leg, have given renowned Honduran radio journalist Félix Molina ample time to reflect.
    Strange as it may seem now, dressed in a hospital gown, with a policeman standing guard outside the door, Molina recalled how this week had begun with a new infusion of hope.
    On Monday morning, four men were arrested for the murder of Molina’s friend and colleague, the distinguished environmental and indigenous-rights activist Berta Cáceres. Three of the suspects in custody were officers in the Armed Forces of Honduras. The fourth was an executive with Desarrollos Energéticos (DESA), the construction firm embroiled in a land dispute with the indigenous Lenca people over a hydroelectric dam proposal that Cáceres had given her life fighting to prevent.
    “For me, there was a feeling of optimism,” Molina said. “The pressure was building for results in the criminal investigation, and for the first time there was a sense that whoever did this would be punished, regardless of their rank or affiliation."
    That pleasant feeling was brief, however, and ended with two attempts on his life on the same day....
Mount St. Helens Is Recharging Its Magma Stores, Setting off Earthquake Swarms
Wired -- 05 MAY 2016
     When it comes down to it, volcanoes spend most of their existence not erupting. If you look at almost any volcano, it might have a bout of eruption for days to months at a time, then go quiet for decades, centuries or more. So when you think about the activity at any given volcano, you should not only concern yourself with what might be happening when the volcano is actually coughing stuff up (erupting), but also when, at the surface, things look perfectly calm.
    There are a number of ways to examine what a volcano was/is doing during these periods of repose....

Zapatistas 'Cowardly Betrayal of Indigenous Community of San Francisco Xochicuautla'
Censored News  -  23 APRIL 2016

The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) declares itself in maximum alert following the cowardly betrayal of the indigenous Ñatho community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, municipality of Lerma in the State of Mexico, in order to implement the highway project Toluca Naucalpan, as well as after the assault on community police in Ostula. We call upon all peoples, organizations, and individuals in solidarity to be attentive and to heed the call made by the community of Xochicuautla....
A tank stores water on Navajo Nation land off Highway 89 in Arizona. (Photo: Erica Gies)

The Navajo Are Fighting To Get Their Water Back
A third of tribe members lack clean water while cities thrive on rivers running through reservations. New deals are enabling them to take some of what’s theirs.
by Erica Gies, TakePart - 22 APRIL 2016
    Shirley Peaches hails from Tall Mountain in the Navajo Nation, 25 miles from the nearest paved road and functioning water faucet. “My family still uses melted snow to wash dishes, wash clothes,” she says. Drinking water is hauled from Shonto, a reservation town in northern Arizona. It’s a two-hour drive round-trip when the road is passable. In February, Peaches says, it was dicey: “The snow is melting; the road is muddy. You have to get there early in the morning when the ground is frozen, and you can’t get back until 11 p.m. when the ground is refrozen.”
    Peaches’ water story is all too familiar in the Navajo Nation, which stretches across parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah....

Tribal members speak out at City Council meeting
Censored News - 18 APRIL 2016
by Kayla Godowa-Tufti, Censored News
    CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon -- On Monday April 11 a meeting took place at the Cascade Locks Town Hall and members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon arrived on short notice in traditional longhouse dress to fiercely defend the waters of our home, the Columbia River.
    The Cascade Locks city council voted against a resolution [6-1] that would have prevented Nestle International Waters from having rights to Oxbow Springs, the headwaters of Herman Creek. The Cascade Locks city council officially endorsed Nestle to open a water bottling facility in the Locks.
    Ballot Measure 14-55 is an initiative to ban large-scale commercial water bottling operations in Hood River County. The measure, promoted by the Cascade Locks-based Local Water Alliance, will be voted on in the upcoming primary on May 17th 2016....
Louise Benally Video: Save the Chaco from Fracking
Navajos Protest Peabody Coal 'Pay Up'
Censored News - 21 April 2016
    ST LOUIS, MO—There were 12 of us who traveled from Dził Yíjiin (Black Mesa) to the headquarters of Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri to demand justice for our homeland as Peabody declares bankruptcy. We stood in solidarity with Rocky Branch and people across the world impacted by Peabody. We took the streets as our friends and allies blockaded traffic. We sang many songs to honor our elders past and present who have always fought for future generations to maintain a connection to Dził Yíjiin. We must make damn sure Peabody is held accountable for fully restoring everything it has destroyed.
    Without water all life on Black Mesa will cease to exist. Peabody must replenish the Navajo Aquifer in quality and quantity and the Department of Interior must hold Peabody liable for damages until the N-Aquifer shows full recovery
    Photos by my yazh Aaron Simonson...
Censored News - 21 April 2016
    MNN. APR. 21, 2016. Let’s look at ourselves. Ono’ware:geh great turtle island is our birthright till we die.
    Indian Affairs has been continuously using the religious indoctrination for mind control of our children at Attawapiskat. These are the same institutions that murdered 70,000 of our children in the residential school holocaust that everyone seems to ignore. Drugs are not natural to this isolated fly-in community on James Bay. The drugs killing our children are not street drugs. They are brought in by government and under the guise of ‘religion’ and prescribed by ‘doctors’ in the form of antidepressants. This is another one of their extermination programs paid out of our Indian Trust Funds....
Camp Brings Opponents of Water Development Project in Nevada
Activists Gather to Oppose SNWA

Censored News - 21 April 2016
Spring Valley, Nev. (May 28) – Deep Green Resistance, an organization opposing the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) proposed groundwater development project and the Pinyon-Juniper forest treatments taking place across the intermountain West, is organizing a gathering over Memorial Day weekend, May 28th and May 30th....
SENAA International & Louise Benally  -  13 April 2016
   Thank you Friends, Relatives and Supporters! My family got their cattle back today, all except a four month old calf that wasn't branded, they tell my aunt Ruth Benally, 97 years old, "your permit expired, therefore you are illegal with your animals"; then they decide the baby calf wasn't branded, so it can't go with its mother. It is still was nursing. These people are so evil. It's too young to brand.
   We are given 30 days to do away with all the animals, cattle, horses and sheep. we will be keeping you posted...
— Louise Benally
Dead at 27
The Shocking Truth behind the Police Shooting of Navajo Mom Loreal Tsingine
by Jorge Rivas, FUSION - 11 April 2016
Native Americans living near the Navajo reservation in Arizona are asking why a “big white male” police officer had to shoot a “petite Native woman” five times. Native American leaders in the town of Winslow say police left Loreal Tsingine’s lifeless body on a sidewalk for hours, lying there with bullet wounds on her hand, arm, and neck and exit wounds in her back.

Winslow Police claim the 27-year-old mom, who was shot dead on March 27th, resisted arrest and threatened officers with a pair of scissors. Witnesses recount a much different story.
Hundreds Attend Funeral of Joe Medicine Crow, the Last War Chief of His People,
Who Earned the Title During WWII and Died at 102

Daily Mail - 08 APR 2016
   Prominent state leaders and tribal officials in ceremonial headdresses crowded around the flag-draped coffin of the last surviving war chief of Montana's Crow Indian Tribe.
   At least 700 mourners on Wednesday packed into the one building on the Crow reservation large enough to fit them all, viewing the coffin of Joe Medicine Crow flanked by his World War II uniform and a picture of him in a massive feathered headdress.
   Medicine Crow, who died Sunday at 102, spent decades cataloging Crow history and became a renowned Native American historian who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009.
   Medicine Crow attained the title of war chief for a series of deeds performed during combat in World War II. During the war, he wore an eagle feather under his helmet and war paint under his uniform.

APRIL 2016

Impoundments: Big Mountain Under Siege Again
Censored News - 07 APR 2016
   We are writing to report more attacks against the communities of Black Mesa in the form of livestock impoundments.
   One Big Mountain resister who had several cattle impounded in this latest round says:

"They are asking $435 per cow per day and they are even counting calves that are less than a month old. They aren't being fed hay.
They run all the animals with four runners and some cows got separated from the calves and left behind. Stop abusing the animals,
Tell the Hopi Rangers. End the harassment. Where are our human rights? Our animals need their rights. They don't need to be pinned up and abused. Stop separating the calves from their mothers.
My animals have been here for many generations. They said we are looking for trespassers but these animals are not trespassers, they have always been here."--Big Mountain Resister (who they are calling trespasser)

   Louise Benally, of Big Mountain, made this statement:
   "We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again....

Photos of Navajo Who Have Refused to Leave Their Land
VICE  - 08 SEP 2015

   Big Mountain is a time-soaked corner of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, a high-desert plateau where the Hopi and Navajo tribes have lived for centuries—but the natives are being forced out by the US government in an eviction process which began 50 years ago and continues to this day.

   Also called Black Mesa, the plateau follows the outline of a prehistoric lake, and over the long millennia the life supported by the water decayed to form the largest coal deposit in the US. ...

Louise Benally: Big Mountain Terrorized as Peabody Coal Goes Bankrupt
Censored News - 06 APR 2016

Benally Cattle Seized at Big Mountain
US holds Dineh hostage with huge fees to release cattle
by Louise Benally

    We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again because Peabody Coal is losing its income from coal mining, so it is pressuring the tribal government to attack its own people. We've been opposed to the mining since 1974 when PL 93-531 was passed. Now with the coal companies collapsing they are trying to take the only resource we have, which is our animals to eat and sell.

   They are stealing our livelihood away and holding them in pens and charging us a lot of money and refusing to bring them back to people's homes....

Big Mountain Resistance Region, BIA-Hopi Impound Animals
Censored News - 06 APR 2016
Photos Cattle Seizure at Big Mountain
by NaBahii Keediniihii
   April 5, 2016 - Old Dams at Big Mountain - Images are a bit unclear as to what animals are being rounded up but its very likely horses. No immediate information came with the photos but one blurb states, "four stock trailers were filled with cattle." Other images seem to show police on horseback chasing horses in the distance. Invasion on traditional Dineh territory and areas of the 40 years of resistance in progress!
   All major (dirt) routes within the Dineh resistance areas were recently improved, a sign of range policing. These are mere attacks by progressive Hopis (U.S.-supported corporate tribal board) against Dineh existence, genocidal tactics to obliterate the last of Dineh Big Mtn history and the ancient Dineh-Hopi cultural relations. Underlining these lands are not only coal but the so-called Mancos Shale (named after Mancos, CO)...
BIA Hopi Rangers Seized Big Mountain Cattle
Censored News - 06 APR 2016
    April 6, 2016 – Big Mountain Dineh Bikeyah: Today, there are up to 40 to 45 cattle impounded at an Indian police stockade on the Hopi Indian reservation. They are being withheld from Dineh (Navajos) owners unless they pay several hundreds of dollars per head, including daily fees. These cattle weortion of the Big Mountain area, lands partitioned in 1977 to the Hopi Tribe by the U.S. government,  despite the historical residency by Dineh herders and farmers. The Hopi Tribe's Office of Natural Resource Protection and Enforcement, backed by multi-agency law enforcement personnel, converged on this little corner of the now contested region that has, in the past, seen hostile confrontations....
Navajo, Hopi Relocation Effort Could End Soon, Decades After It Started
Navajo-Hopi Observer -- 09 MAR 2016

   WASHINGTON - After decades of work and hundreds of millions of dollars, the end could be in sight for the federal office charged with relocating Navajo and Hopi families in a land dispute between the two tribes.
   The director of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation told a House panel Feb. 26 that he expects to have just over 100 families that will have to be dealt with in the next two years, and predicted he will make his final budget request for fiscal 2018.
   Lawmakers and tribal officials alike welcomed that targeted end date - but expressed concern that it will actually happen....

Navajo President Calls for Federal Investigation into Police Shooting of Loreal Tsingine
Censored News - 06 APR 2016


   WINSLOW - Before a crowd of several hundred who had gathered to memorialize the life of Loreal Tsingine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for the City of Winslow to handle the investigation of Tsingine's shooting in an unbiased and appropriate manner.
    Tsingine was shot five times on Easter Sunday as she struggled with a police officer who tried to apprehend her in response to an alert of a shoplifting that had taken place at a local convenience store....

Police Killing of Navajo Woman at Hands of Winslow Officer Sparks Outcry
Azcentral  -  01 APR 2016

   A Winslow police officer's fatal shooting of a woman suspected of shoplifting a case of beer has sparked outrage in Arizona and elsewhere.
   Members of the Navajo Nation, whose reservation borders Winslow, say 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine suffered discrimination and excessive force and are demanding that the officer's name be released....

Medicine Crow, One of the Last Links to Battle of Bighorn, Dies at 102
TheGuardian - 04 APR 2016
   Joseph Medicine Crow, the acclaimed Native American historian, second world war veteran and last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow tribe, has died aged 102.
   Medicine Crow, who was raised by his grandparents in a log house in a rural area of the Crow Reservation near Lodge Grass, Montana, wore his war paint beneath his second world war uniform....
Honoring the Last Surviving War Chief – Joe Medicine Crow
PowWows.com - 05 APR 2016
   The loss of any of our elders is tough, but this one is especially heartbreaking. As many news outlets across Indian Country have reported, the last surviving Crow war chief, Joseph Medicine Crow, has passed away. He was 102.
   In this post from Matthew Brown with the Associated Press, he details Medicine Crow’s early life.
   “A member of the Crow Tribe’s Whistling Water clan, Medicine Crow was raised by his grandparents in a log house in a rural area of the Crow Reservation near Lodge Grass, Montana....

Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press
Will Your Hometown Be Taking In Obama’s Refugees? Here’s the List Of Cities Where They’re Being Transplanted
by 100percentfedup -  15 SEP 2015

   Just before the weekend, we learned that out of the fifty states, California, Texas and New York will be getting the largest dump of Muslim “refugees” coming from the Middle East. They are also unscreened Muslims as well. So, if you were wondering if a town near you was going to be a dumping ground for potential jihadists, we’ve got a complete list for you....
From a PDF file found at wrapsnet.org  -  16 SEP 2015
    Will YOUR town or city be hosting refugees that ISIS proclaimed that it would use to infiltrate the country in order to carry out terrorist acts?
    Find out in this comprehensive list.
"Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Against a U.S. Citizen..."

NBC News - 16 OCT 2015
   This white paper sets forth a legal framework for considering the circumstances in which the U.S. government could use lethal force in a foreign country outside the area of active hostilities against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa'ida or an associated force of al-Qa'ida--that is, an al-Qa'ida leader actively engaged in planning operations to kill Americans....
Indian Country Has Had Enough of John McCain!
Censored News - 24 AUG 2015
   There was a surprise waiting in the statistics at Censored News today. Yesterday, Censored News broke all viewer records, with 42,971 pageviews. The views and comments reveal that Indian Country has had enough of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and the scorched earth campaign of the US government, with its river poisoning US EPA and its genocidal coal and uranium mining.
Here's our top stories this week: ...

Mexican Photojournalist "tortured" Before Death
The Telegraph - 02 AUG 2015
   Preface by Journalist Brenda Norrell: "This is one of the harsh truths of the time we live in: While journalists are being tortured and murdered in Mexico and around the world -- in the US, particularly in Indian country national news, the common practice is to hire paid stay-at-home plagiarizers. They let others take the risks, do the work and pay the costs, while collecting a paycheck and rarely leaving their homes. They copy and paste from the web and work hard to deceive their readers into believing that they are actually out covering the news, often by adding stolen copyrighted photos. In Mexico, Ruben Espinosa paid for truth and journalism with his life, and was tortured before they assassinated him. The women in the house were raped and murdered."
-- Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Ayotzinapa Evidence Goes Missing
Censored News - 19 AUG 2015
   Preface by Journalist Brenda Norrell: "One of the final swan songs of Frontera NorteSur. This great publication on the border recently lost its funding. (This was at the same time that the attacks began on Censored News. These attacks include a takedown order from Google Blogger on the article of the Anonymous member murdered by Canadian police who was defending Treaty 8 rights against Site C dam. Then, there was the threat of a lawsuit from Peter Phillips, Project Censored at Sonoma Univ, Calif, who thinks he owns the words 'censored news.' This comes after Project Censored gave Censored News an award in 2008.) As you can see, the loss of funding, threats and intimidation, are all part of censoring, controlling and manipulating the news by those who think they have power."
-- Brenda Norrell

Dineh Confront John McCain in Action to
Protect Water and Sacred Sites

Indigenous Action Media - 16 AUG 2015
   Window Rock, AZ — On August 14, 2015 dozens of Diné (Navajo) took action to resist U.S. Senator John McCain’s attempts to steal precious water and desecrate sacred lands. McCain had private meetings scheduled at the Navajo Nation capitol with Diné and state politicians which included discussion of the controversial Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River water rights settlement....
Approval of Arctic Drilling Comes Just Before Obama's Visit
Boston Herald - 18 AUG 2015
   WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say....
Dan Bacher 'Documents Reveal State Plans for
Seizure of Delta Farms to Build Tunnels'

Censored News - 18 AUG 2015
   Governor Jerry Brown's Delta tunnels plan hasn't been approved yet by the permitting agencies, but documents obtained from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California reveal that the state and tunnels proponents have identified 300 parcels in the Delta they intend to take through eminent domain....

Obama Gives Shell Final Approval to Drill in Arctic
Despite Protests & Pledge to Cut Emissions

Democracy Now - 18 AUG 2015
   The Obama administration has granted Royal Dutch Shell final approval to resume drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 2012 despite widespread protests from environmental groups. Shell first obtained drilling permits in the Arctic during the George W. Bush administration, but drilling stopped in 2012 after a series of mishaps. The Interior Department’s decision comes just weeks after a protest in Portland, Oregon, temporarily blocked an Arctic-bound rig of Shell’s from leaving the city after a group of activists from Greenpeace dangled off a bridge, blocking the ship’s movement while "kayaktivists" took to the water below. A coalition of environmental groups have pushed the Obama administration to say no to Arctic drilling, citing the dangers of a possible oil spill in the pristine region and the impact new oil extraction would have on the climate. The Interior Department approved the Arctic drilling ahead of President Obama’s upcoming trip to the Arctic later this month. He mentioned the trip during his recent speech unveiling plan to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.
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Navajo Farmers: EPA Sent Us More Contaminated Water
KUNM University of New Mexico - 18 AUG 2015
   The EPA said the water for the Navajo Nation came from nearby Bloomfield and met state and federal quality standards. The trucks came from a division of an Aztec, N.M.-based company, Triple S Trucking, that moves non-potable water. The company also hauls fluids to and from oil fields. KUNM awaits comment from Triple S.
Farmers in Shiprock say the tankers arriving with desperately needed hydration for their crops contained water that smelled like petroleum, was visibly discolored and had an odd sheen to it.
“The barrels are not clean,” said Farm Board Representative Joe Ben Jr. “They are from oil drilling operations.”...

United Nations to Hold COINTELPRO Review
in May under Human Rights Treaty

Examiner  -  08 APR 2015
   The United States Human Rights Network has announced that the United States will undergo a five-year Universal Periodic Review on May 11 of its compliance with human rights treaties to which the United States is a signatory. The issue of political prisoners from the COINTELPRO era has been put before the treaty review team....
Oglala Sioux Ban the Rapid City Journal
The Lakota Law Project Report - 26 MAR 2015
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned all sales of the Rapid City Journal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until the newspaper formally apologizes for an offensive headline published in late January....
Last Remaining Navajo Code Talker Dies at the Age of 93
The Republic  -  11 NOV 2014  - On SENAA International
   Marine veteran Michael Smith wept Wednesday when he heard about the death of Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo Code Talkers.
   Smith, from Window Rock, who had met Nez several times, described him as a "quiet, humble" Navajo Marine.
   Smith said that the passing of Nez — the last of the first 29 Navajo men...
Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest
Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Upriser - 01 MAR 2015
    The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters....
Feds Say Many Central Valley Farmers Will Get No Water Deliveries
The Sacramento Bee - 27 FEB 2015
    Hundreds of farmers in the Central Valley were told Friday they can expect zero water deliveries this year from the federal government, the latest fallout from what is likely to be a fourth straight drought year in California.
    The announcement came from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates a system of reservoirs and canals that make up the Central Valley Project. It mirrors a similar announcement last year that led to hundreds of thousands of farm acres being fallowed.
   “Today’s picture is not a pretty one,” said David Murillo, the Reclamation Bureau’s regional director. “The rain events in December were encouraging, but the persistent dry weather in the first two months of this year underscores our need to prepare for another year of drought.”...
Antidepressant Microbes in Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy
Gardening Knowhow  -  04 MAR 2015
   Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potential. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you happy.
   Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did....
   World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople Denounce Persecution
in the Name of ‘Conservation’

Survival International  -  2 MAR 2015
   To mark World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes abuses faced by tribal peoples in the name of wildlife “conservation.”
   Powerful video testimonies by Bayaka “Pygmies” in the Republic of Congo highlight their intimate connection with their lands and the abuses they face at the hands of anti-poaching squads – who are often funded by large conservation organizations like the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)....

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Article & Photos by Natalie Hand, Lakota Media Project/Owe Aku 'Crying Earth Rise Up' Premiere Packed at Sedona Film Festival
Censored News - 02 MAR 2015
   SEDONA, Ariz. -- The emotionally charged documentary “Crying Earth Rise Up” was showcased to a full house at this week’s Sedona International Film Festival.
Filmmaker Suree Towfighnia and film editor Sharon Karp were on hand for the screening. “This is the fourth screening of the film. We literally finished production just last week. So I feel a sense of relief and accomplishment,” stated Towfighnia....
The Big Mountain Dineh Resistance: Still A Cornerstone
by NaBahe (Bahe) Keediniihii (Katenay) 2015
Censored News  -  27 FEB 2015
Big Mountain, Dinehtah (Navajo Lands) – In this remote high desert which is mostly covered with juniper and pinon pine forest in northeastern Arizona lays a region known as Black Mesa. The region was once so pristine but in the 1960s, Peabody Energy acquired leases to begin mining, building highways and massive industrial infrastructures, and extracting an ancient aquifer. Dineh (means The Peoples) who inhabited the region and who kept an ancient form of eco-conscious practices were now confronted with destructive and ...
Anna Rondon Photos: Dine' Support Apaches at Oak Flat Resistance!
Censored News  -  24 FEB 2015
Photos by Anna Rondon Dine'

    Anna Rondon, Dine' said, "Kooper Indigenize Curley performing at Oak Flats Saturday Feb 21, 2015. We offered a prayer at the holy ground. We brought our spring water to this holy ground to signify spiritual pureness to nurture us and strengthen our dream visions for the battles within this spiritual war, its always been."...

Mohawk Nation News: 'Nazi Terror in Canada'
Censored News  -  24 FEB 2015
Please post & distribute. Nia:wen.
   MNN. Feb. 24, 2015. As the Gestapo said in 1933, “As long as the police carries out the will of the leadership, it is acting legally.” Harper’s new anti-terrorist bill C-51 is setting up the secret police of Canada, carrying Canadians into the fast lane onto the road to fascism. Heil CSIS. It was just...
 Moccasins On the Ground Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance Cheyenne River
Censored News  -  24 FEB 2015
Photo by Natalie Hand Resister Sisters Photo by Natalie Hand
Moccasins on the Ground – Tour of Resistance to Protect Sacred Water Cheyenne River Lakota Homelands, Dupree, South Dakota by Natalie Hand Lakota Media Project Censored News The Moccasins on the Ground (MOTG) training camp opened on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe homelands on a cold February night. The Lakota people...
Obama: Keystone Pipeline Bill 'Has Earned My Veto'
USA Today Online  -  24 FEB 2015
    WASHINGTON — President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed by environmentalists as contributing to climate change.
    "The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously," Obama said in his veto message to the Senate. "But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with  established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto."...
Rosebud Lakotas Celebrate Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline
Censored News  -  24 Feb 2015
Oyate Wahacanka Woecun
Shield the People
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2015
Greetings from the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Nations. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun, Shielding the People would like to thank President Barak Obama for his veto of the Keystone Pipeline, 270-152. We view this as positive recognition of our long standing government to government relationship, bound by our treaties which are the supreme law of the land....
Oak Flat All Nations Spiritual Gathering 21 February 2015
Censored News  -  20 FEB 2014
   Opening Word - Wendsler Nosie
10:30 AM - Sweatlodge
13:00 (1:30 PM) Blessing Ceremony
    Andy Jay Akimal (O'odham), Linda Evans (Camp Verde)
15:00 (3:00 PM) - Open Mic / Speakers and Live Performances
    Standing Fox  Quese IMC  Indigenize  Che Christ
18:00 (6:00 PM) - Holy Ground Blessing
 Camp, Support, Stand in Solidarity Against the Destructive Power of the Mine
Man Assaults Native Kids, Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City
Last Real Indians  -  18 FEB 2015
   Rapid City, SD—Rapid City Attorney has announced he has charged Trace O’Connell (Phillip, SD) with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. O’Connell is the fine gentleman who, while drunk, taunted and racially assaulted several Native American children at a Pro-Hockey Game at the Rapid City Civic Center by spraying beer on them and shouting “Go Back to the Rez” and possibly other racially motivated attacks against any number of the reported 57 American Horse students who were there as a reward for good behavior and academic achievement. O’Connell did not act alone according to an eye-witness. Native Americans are expected to just let this piss collect and roll of their backs. A march and rally is taking place Feb.26, 2015 in Rapid City to bring attention to these injustices. All Relations Community March Against Racism on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/645627878898816/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1 ...
FOR THE RECORD: Just So You'll Know How SENAA International Operates
by Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International - 18 FEB 2015
    SENAA International is a non-profit organization. We have supported and advocated the position of the Dineh Relocation Resisters at Black Mesa, AZ, since 1998. From our founding date of 12 September 1995, we have seen to the protection and preservation of Indigenous American cultures, ceremonies, and tribal burials.
   Since our beginning, we have not asked for a single penny in donations. All of the expenses incurred for travel and the hosting of our Web site have all been covered internally, by our members; and usually by myself as one of the two founders of SENAA International, or by Sara Hayes, director of SENAA West, when other funds were not available. Usually expenses have been shared among the membership, and not through donations from outside sources. If expenses arise that members do not have the means to cover, SENAA International will sometimes hold one or more fundraising events to make up what we lack.
    SENAA International does not pay any salaries to anyone....
Plagiarizers, Non-Profits and Lobbyists Scam Indian Country
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 18 FEB 2015

    When the casino industry took control of the national news in Indian country, reporters were replaced by stay-at-home plagiarizers. The news became sanitized, censored and manipulated.
    It has been many years since I have seen a reporter from any of the national Indian country news websites actually present on a news story.
    Plagiarizers-for-profit in national Indian country news are one of three scams enjoying profiteering in Indian country. Non-profit organizations, with secret salaries and assets, and casino lobbyists, are also enjoying financial profiteering....

Apaches Meet with Forest Service at Oak Flat
Censored News - 17 FEB 2015

    On Oct. 11, 2014, San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman, Terry Rambler was joined by tribal member and spiritual leader, Larry Brown and Rice Elementary School teacher, Irene DelaRosa at a coming-of-age ceremony for Tahleeni White at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) on land deemed holy and sacred to the San Carlos Apaches and indigenous people....
     On Feb. 7, Terry Rambler, Tribal Chairman for the San Carlos Apache Tribe signed a Proclamation to, "Protect Oak Flat Today and Everyday," at the signing ceremony held at Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) in Arizona where various tribes and organizations also signed the Proclamation....
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women the Top of an Underwater Volcano of Violence Against Indigenous Women
by Thohahoken, Censored News - 17 FEB 2015
English and Dutch

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims that an inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) is not necessary, that MMIW is a policing matter and derides calls for an inquiry as 'sociology'.
I agree with Harper that MMIW is a police matter.
    But not for the same reason.
    On Valentine's Day (February 14, 2015) across Canada marches and vigils were staged to convince the Canadian government to call a full judicial inquiry into 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women (MMIW)....
'Crying Earth Rise Up' Examines the Human Cost of Contaminated Water
Vision Maker Media, Censored News - 17 FEB 2015
    Lincoln, Neb--Crying Earth Rise Up, a one-hour documentary premiering this April on Public Television, is a community-engagement project addressing the impact that modern uranium extraction has on the land, water, and communities.
    Produced and directed by Suree Towfighnia of Prairie Dust Films with consulting producer Debra White Plume (Oglala Lakota), the name of the documentary comes from a belief of the Lakota that Mother Earth needs to be cared for through good stewardship of the land and caring for its natural resources.
    The project follows Elisha Yellow Thunder (Oglala Lakota), a young mother and geology student...
A Word About Brenda Norrell and Censored News
Al Swilling, SENAA International - 14 FEB 2015
   For those wondering why the vast majority of shared posts on SENAA International's Web site and Facebook page are from Brenda Norrell's Censored News, it's very simple—and very complex. For many years, Brenda Norrell was a major journalist for (forgive me, Brenda) Indian Country Today (ICT) until they censored Brenda's articles and terminated her without cause. After leaving Indian Country Today, Brenda created the appropriately named Censored News.
   While at ITC, Brenda was a voice for the Dineh (Navajo) people at Black Mesa, Arizona, where bed partners  Peabody  Coal  and  the  BIA  were trying to forcibly remove Dineh residents from their ancestral homes in order to strip mine the land of its coal. That greed took the form of a contrived, fictional "land dispute" between Dineh' and Hopi....
Sandra Rambler: Traditionally Speaking Apache Oak Flat Spiritual Gathering
Censored News - 11 FEB 2015
   “Yu’shdaa,” my grandmother would often say to us, which meant, “Come here.” She would sit us down and begin explaining what all the millions and billions of dollars in the world cannot buy. Our Apache heritage....
   Memories of my youth ran through my mind as I ventured to walk in some parts of the spiritual march as part of the All Nations Spiritual Gathering at Oak Flat which began on Wednesday evening, Feb. 4th with a rally, the two-day march on Feb. 5 and 6 and the prayer ceremony on Feb. 7 and 8 at Oak Flat.
   As I was getting tired, I kept thinking of our dearly beloved grandmother. I kept hearing her words, “Yu’shdaa!”
Censored News by Journalist & Publisher Brenda Norrell
Censored News - 12 FEB 2015
   Censored News was created in 2006 after staff reporter Brenda Norrell was censored repeatedly, then terminated by Indian Country Today. Now in its 9th year, with 3.7 million page views around the world, Censored News is published with no advertising, grants or sponsors.
   Today, Censored News maintains a boycott of Indian Country Today, whose reporters have relied on plagiarism of others' hard work for years, instead of being present to cover news stories. Now, with a collective of writers, Censored News focuses on Indigenous Peoples and human rights. www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

   Please Donate to and Support this important voice for Indigenous people and human rights. --Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
Swiss Leak: Magnate and Clinton Posed as Philanthropists
While Bilking World's Energy Resources

Censored News - 11 FEB 2015
   Leaked Swiss bank files show the Clinton Foundation was funded by a Canadian mining magnate who created uranium and gold mines around the world–devastating Indigenous Peoples and their lands–leaving behind a trail of death of mining resisters from Guatemala and Mexico to Africa and Asia....
Beef Up Your Computer Security Or You Could Be an Unwitting Victim of Hackers
Al Swilling, SENAA International - 11 FEB 2015
   When SENAA International first became involved in support of Dineh at Black Mesa, Arizona,... and SENAA headed up a series of protests..., I was put under surveillance by the initial agencies (FBI, BIA, CIA, etc., etc., etc.), including having my phone tapped, e-mails intercepted, and as many as 300 hack attempts per day on SENAA's computer. During that time I learned...
CNN Journalist 'Governments Pay Us to Fake Stories' Shocking Exposé
Your Newswire - 09 FEB 2015
   According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the Obama administration pays CNN for editorial control over some of their content....
According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, CNN is routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report on certain events. Furthermore, the Obama administration pay CNN for editorial control over some of their content. - See more at: http://yournewswire.com/cnn-journalist-governments-pay-us-to-fake-stories-shocking-expose/#sthash.3zq2YrXX.dpuf
The Final Indian War in America About to Begin
Red Power Media - 09 FEB 2015
   South Dakota’s Republican leadership of John Thune and Kristi Noem always march lockstep with the other Republican robots. Neither of them care that South Dakota’s largest minority, the people of the Great Sioux Nation, diametrically oppose the Pipeline and they also fail to understand the determination of the Indian people to stop it....
Dineh' Walkers Conclude 225 Mile Trek: Remembering Long Walk
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015 
   On February 1st 2015, the walkers of Nihígaal Bee Iina (pronounced ni-hi-gahl beh ee-nah, meaning "Our Journey for Existence") completed their quest to walk over 200 miles in the name of their children, land and ancestors. The walk was in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of The Long Walk, ...
Authentic Journalism: The Toughest Job of Narco News
Censored News - 09FEB 2015
   For journalists, there are few jobs that require more courage than reporting on the so-called drug war in Mexico. Journalists in Mexico are continually murdered and disappeared as the United States’ ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) is exposed running assault weapons to the cartels....
Photos Apache Oak Flat Spiritual Gathering by Sandra Rambler
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
   On Feb. 5, tribal members and guests danced to four blessing songs by medicine man, Anthony Logan and other spiritual leaders at the San Carlos Apache Tribal Administration lawn prior to beginning the spiritual march to Oak Flat...
Ohlone Activists Speak About Colonialism, Resistance, and Solidarity! - Part 2

Ohlone Activists Speak About Colonialism, Resistance, and Solidarity! - Part 1

'Stand Strong Against Racism' Rapid City, 10 Feb 2015
 Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
   Censored News: Rapid City Journal victimizing victims:
Grand Canyon Tram Scam: Notes on NBC News Story
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
   Navajo President Ben Shelly sees himself “as guardian of the Navajo people and nation.” But the titular president, who was seventh-runner-up in last year’s primary election, does not have the authority to “give the developers the ‘OK’” to build Grand Canyon Escalade, as reported by NBC Nightly News....
Why Is the FBI Harassing Activists in Cascadia?
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
    In August 2014, two activists with the environmentalist group Rising Tide spent a week riding the backwoods highways of Idaho monitoring a megaload—a big rig hauling equipment for processing tar-sands oil...
   They had no idea that they would soon be wrapped up in a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe that encompassed three states and several environmentalist groups....
12 March - Save the Date: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
ProtectMedicineLake.org - 09 FEB 2015
   A Save Medicine Lake project
Behind the Story: FBI Repression of Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
    Hi Brenda,
"My name is Sasha, and I am a co-founding moderator of the EF! Newswire.
Last month I published a story through the Defending Dissent Foundation about state repression of anti-fossil fuel activists in Cascadia."...
Mohawk John Kane's New Radio Talk Show: 'Let's Talk' on WBAI
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
   My new show, Let's Talk with John Kane is the return of WBAI's talk-back programming. Join me every Thursday morning from 10 am till noon. Listen on WBAI FM99.5 or streaming on www.wbai.org and participate by phone at 212-209-2900....
Mohawk Nation News 'Homeland Security'
Censored News - 09 FEB 2015
    On May 18, 1997, over 100 Haudenosaunne/Iroquois were brutally beaten by New York State Troopers. They disrupted a sacred tobacco burning ceremony at Onondaga, the capital of the Iroquois Confederacy. Lawyers, Terrance Hoffmann of Syracuse and Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello of New York City, volunteered to act for us, free of charge. Since then the Troopers lost twice to have their case thrown out, purporting they were just carrying out orders in the line of duty....
An American Battle Cry
Kickstarter - 09 FEB 2015
   The San Carlos Apache and residents of Superior, AZ defend sacred and ecologically sensitive land from a foreign mega-mining project....
    -Right now we are 3 months into filming and urgently need support for extra equipment, production, and travel expenses so we can continue moving this project forward. We really appreciate the help!...
Northern Paiute Wesley Dick:
Traditional Tule Violations Dismissed

Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
    Thank you to Northern Paiute Wesley Dick for sharing his story of winning his federal case of traditional tule gathering for ancestral crafts.
   On the Longest Walk northern route, the Earthcycles/Censored News Long Talk Radio, interviewed Wesley, descendant of Wovoka's family, at home in 2008....
Boarding School Tribunal Releases Findings
and Recommendations

Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
   GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The Truth Commissioners of the Indigenous Peoples Boarding School Tribunal held here in October have released the findings and recommendations, following three days of testimony by those who survived abuse and torture in Indian boarding schools in the US and Canada....
Velocity of Movement: Civil Rights Movement,
American Indian Movement and the Zapatistas

Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
   The Civil Rights Movement and the American Indian Movement had this in common: They survived the attempts by the US government's COINTELPRO and other secret ops to eradicate them. They survived the attempts by the media to discredit them.
   The US government and its media attempted to vanish these movements by focusing on the shortcomings of individuals in those movements....
Dineh Walkers Honor Horse Nation, Receive Shiprock Support
Censored News - 27 JAN 2015
    Dineh Walkers against Fracking, Journey for our Existence, is honoring the Horse Nation as they walk to the Four Sacred Mountains to protect the land, water and air from fracking.
   Celebrating the Dineh walkers who walk in the "Spirit of our Relatives," the Shiprock, N.M., Chapter passed a resolution supporting the walkers and in solidarity to protect the environment. Shiprock Chapter celebrated the efforts of the walkers as they brave the elements, as did their ancestors on the forced Longest Walk. (See below.)
   On Monday, the Dineh walkers made it to Barrego Pass.
   The walkers said Dineh horses have been removed as fracking threatens the area on the Navajo Nation.
   "Horses joined us in our journey yesterday in the Eastern Agency of Navajo. Horses were forcibly removed and vanished despite local residents desperate and thorough attempts to retrieve their livestock. This happened directly before families were approached to sign fracking contracts...."
EPA's Millions Won't Bring Back Navajo Uranium Miners
Censored News -  23 JAN 2015
   The US EPA announced a settlement that will bring millions to the Navajo Nation in uranium mine cleanups. Those millions will not bring back the Navajos who died from cancer and respiratory diseases after being sent to their deaths by Kerr McGee -- the company that knew the radiation in Cold War uranium mines would kill Navajo miners....
'Violent Attacks' Caused Uncontacted Indians to Emerge
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
   Highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians who recently emerged in the Brazil-Peru border region have said that they were fleeing violent attacks in Peru.
FUNAI, Brazil’s Indian Affairs Department, has announced that the group of uncontacted Indians has returned once more to their forest home....
Papuans Flee Brutal Military Crackdown
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
   Hundreds of Papuan tribal people have fled their homes following a brutal military operation in the Papuan highlands. The crackdown is happening close to Grasberg, the world’s biggest copper and gold mine.
   On January 7, hundreds of police and soldiers targeted the highland village...
Indonesian Security Forces Shoot Dead 5 Papuan Teenagers
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
   Five tribal teenagers have been shot dead by Indonesian security forces in West Papua.
   The killings occurred during a protest over an incident the night before, when soldiers beat a 12 year-old boy, Yulianus Yeimo, with their rifle butts....
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015

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What problems do they face?
What Can I do?
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Amazon Indian Leaders Shot Dead by Suspected Illegal Loggers
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
   Four Ashéninka Indian leaders, renowned for their work against illegal logging in the Amazon, have been murdered near their home in eastern Peru.
   The men, Edwin Chota, Jorge Ríos Pérez, Leoncio Quinticima Melendez and Francisco Pinedo, were traveling from their community of Saweto on the Peruvian border to attend a meeting with other indigenous leaders in Brazil...
Brazil: Guarani 'Despair' As Female Leader Murdered
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
   An indigenous leader has been killed in central-western Brazil, after campaigning for her tribe’s ancestral land to be returned.
Marinalva Manoel, a 27-year-old Guarani Indian, was allegedly raped and stabbed to death. Her body was found on the side of a highway on Saturday...
Survival International - The Movement for Tribal Peoples
Survival International - 17 JAN 2015
    Tribespeople illegally evicted from "Jungle Book" tiger reserve and other photo essays of abuse and survival of the world's indigenous people
'Mvto, mvto!': Conviction Overturned in Ancient Indian
Burial Ground Blessing Dispute at Wind Creek Casino
and Hotel in Wetumpka (AL)
Alabama Media Group - 16 JAN 2015
   WETUMPKA, Alabama -- What started nearly two years ago when four men from an Oklahoma tribe tried to bless an ancient burial site at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka ended on Wednesday when the standing conviction against one of them was overturned....
Black Mesa Mines: Native Americans Demand
Return of Their Ancestors' Bones
The Guardian - 13 JAN 2015
   In 1967 the Peabody coal company came to the Navajo and Hopi reservations in northern Arizona and Utah to excavate a strip mine...
Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency Continues
Efforts to Cleanup Uranium Mines on Reservation
Navajo-Hopi News - 13 JAN 2015
   LEUPP, Ariz. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) recently released a five-year plan to address the effects of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation.
   Objectives of the five-year plan include the cleanup of contaminated...
Why Are the Feds harassing Navajo Shepherds?
Al Jazeera - 13 JAN 2015
   In late October in a remote area of Arizona called Black Mesa, federal SWAT teams dressed in military flak jackets and wielding assault rifles set up roadblocks and detained people as helicopters and drones circled overhead.
   The response made it seem as though police were targeting dangerous criminals — terrorists, even. But they were actually detaining impoverished Navajo (Dine’) elders accused of owning too many sheep....
300 Miles, The Oomaka Tokatakiya
300miles.org - 03 JAN 2015
   The Oomaka Tokatakiya is a nearly 300-mile memorial horseback ride across South Dakota in the United States. The ride starts on December 15th, at the site where the Lakota Indian Chief Sitting Bull was killed, and traces the trail taken by some of his tribe to join Chief Big Foot. It goes on to follow Big Foot's effort to reach Chief Red Cloud in Pine Ridge. And ends on the December 29th at the site where the Wounded Knee Massacre took hundreds of truly innocent lives in 1890....
The Ride to Wounded Knee Photos by Ken Marchionno
Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
    Future Generations Ride; a photo essay by Ken Marchionno and Students of the Future Generations Teen Photojournalism Project
Yankton Sioux Seeks Dismissal of Transcanada's KXL
Tarsands Permit
Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
   YANKTON SIOUX NATION -- In a determined move, the Yankton Sioux Tribe will square off with Transcanada on January 6, 2014 in order to seek the dismissal of Transcanada’s bid to certify the KXL pipeline to pass through South Dakota. The Tribe will present argument that so much has changed from the findings of fact and conclusions of law and fifty original conditions that were to be met by Transcanada, that it now appears to be a new pipeline.
   The other three tribes will present argument in support of Yankton’s motion.
   This past fall of 2014, forty one intervenors and four tribes filed interventions against the development of the KXL pipeline at hearings held by the SD Public Utility Commission which is facilitated by three commissioners of that body. In addition to Yankton, the other four tribes are Cheyenne River, Rosebud and Standing Rock....
Censored News 2014: Defending the Sacred and Exposing the Exploiters
Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
   The year of 2014 was a difficult one for many, and the struggles to defend the earth and defend human rights were fought with sacrifice around the world. The most viewed articles at Censored News...
The Face of Resistance: Censored News 2014
Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
   Thank you to all the photographers who contributed to Censored News!
   --Brenda Norrell
MNN - Menace from Within
Mohawk Nation News - 03 JAN 2015
   MNN, 1 Jan. 2015. The military sends in an advance force which is often sacrificed in battle. The band councils, national, provincial and territorial incorporated INDIAN organizations are CANADA Ink’s paid mercenaries that directly facilitate the genocide of our people....
Sandra Rambler 'Born and Die Apache'
Censored News - 03 JAN 2015
 "The words of our ancestors still hold true today, 'You are born an Apache! You will die as an Apache! Don’t ever act like the White Man—the enemy!'"
   How do you respond to a White Man whose name is Paul Gosar, an Arizona Congressman who recently said, “You’re still wards of the government.”
   And then he continues and says, “One of the federal government’s dirty little secrets is that Native American tribes are not fully sovereign nations in today’s society.”...
Censored News Heroes in Resistance Awards 2014
by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 17 DEC 2014

   Censored News readers have selected their heroes to be honored as Heroes in Resistance. The
Lifetime Achievement Awards honor Leonard Peltier, Debra and Alex White Plume, Billy Frank, Jr.,
Lehman Brightman and Dineh and Hopi elders. Censored News readers chose another two dozen
Indigenous Peoples to honor with the Heroes in Resistance Awards.
   The Heroes in Resistance Awards this year are in memory of the Indigenous Peoples forced into
homelessness and assassinated as they defended their lands from mining, drilling, dams,
deforestation and other destruction around the world....

Aboriginal Frustrations Could Lead to ‘Coherent’ Uprising That Would Threaten Canada’s Economy
by Mark Kennedy, West Coast Native News  -  05 DEC 2014
   Canada is headed toward a confrontation with its First Nations people that could lead to “coherent civil action” that threatens the country’s economic lifeblood, a new book warns.
   Time Bomb, written by Doug Bland, former chair of Defence Management Studies at Queen’s University, argues that the conditions are present for an uprising by First Nations people frustrated by decades of seeing their aspirations ignored by Canadian governments....
150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For
The Sand Creek Massacre

NPR  -  15 DEC 2014
   A stretch of dry, empty prairie where the Sand Creek Massacre took place in Colorado has hardly changed in a century and a half.
   Back in December 1864, America was still months from the end of the Civil War. Gen. William Sherman was making his infamous march across Georgia. And from the Western Frontier, word of the shocking Sand Creek Massacre was starting to trickle out....
Sen. McCain Leads Planned Theft of Apache Sacred Lands
for Copper Mining
   UPDATE: McCain's new mode of genocide: Theft of Apache land for copper mining
   McCain is the darling of the coyotes and snakes

by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 14 DEC 2014
   Sen. John McCain's new mode of genocide is no where more obvious than in the slick theft of Apache sacred lands for the benefit of a foreign corporation for copper mining. Of course, McCain's theft of sacred lands in Arizona is nothing new, nor is the complicity by the corrupt media who are in the saddle with fellow politicians and corporate bedfellows....
Worldwide Prayer Gatherings Will Resume Weekly
by SENAA International  -  28 OCT 2014
What Is a Worldwide Prayer Gathering?
   Though the specific details may vary from one support group to another, and from one geographical location to another, the essential concept remains the same.

A Worldwide Prayer Gathering is not so much a physical gathering into one physical location as it is the spiritual gathering of individuals and groups from around the world who are of one mind and one accord into one spiritual place for a common purpose, which is to ask for the Creator's help to bring about the circumstances that will accomplish our common goal according to His promise.
Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons of Treated Sewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain
Indigenous Action News – 09 AUG 2014
   FLAGSTAFF, AZ — City of Flagstaff Utility Director Brad Hill single-handedly authorized a controversial 20-year contract to extend sale of treated sewage for snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona. He refused to hear public comment preceding his decision.
“This extension amounts to committing 3.6 billion gallons of treated sewage to be sprayed on a sensitive mountain ecosystem....”
Power Lines: A Radical Indigenous Independent Feature Film
Indiegogo.com -- 03 NOV 2014
   Thank you for supporting our indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign!
   Although our indiegogo page does not reflect it, we did reach our goal with the additional offline contributions that were made! ...
   If you are just hearing about the film and missed out on the crowdfunding campaign, you can still support the film in other ways.
   Of course, donations are always welcome! If you'd like to make a contribution, please email me at: indigenousaction@gmail.com.
   Stay up to date with our production progress at: www.powerlinesmovie.com....
Navajo and Hopi Governments Release Statements on Sheep Impoundments 
Censored News – 30 OCT 2014
   President Ben Shelly and Speaker Pro Tem LoRenzo Bates are demanding that the Hopi Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs cooperate with a request issued by the Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Office to cease and desist from ongoing impoundment activities of livestock owned by Navajo residents in the Hopi Partitioned Lands.
   In addition...
Signs on Back Mesa were posted in response to the recent assault reading “Closed” “To all Evil Forces of Gaah’ Hopi & Peabody-Bahana Terrorists”
Statement on Recent Aggressive Confiscation of Dineh Resisters’ Sheep Herds
by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii – 27 OCT 2014
   Oct 24, 2014 (Big Mountain Sovereign Dineh Nation) – In the last few days, traditional Dineh (Navajos) elders who have maintained a 40 year resistance to federal relocation policies came under attack by the U.S. Justice of Department supported, Hopi tribal law agencies. Law enforcement personnel composing of federally-deputized Bureau of Indian Affairs and Hopi tribal police, who also assisted armed Hopi tribal rangers, confiscated an approximate total of 200 sheep and goats. Rangers and police personnel arrived directly in front of the sheep corral gates and pushed the complete herd into several stock trailers. The Dineh owners and herders were not allowed to interfere or question and so far, one Dineh man has been arrested.
Black Mesa Residents & Supporters March in Window Rock, Navajo Nation Demands Halt to Livestock Impoundments
by Indigenous Action Media – 31 OCT 2014
    WINDOW ROCK, Diné Bikeyah — On October 30, 2014, dozens of Diné Black Mesa residents and supporters protested recent paramilitary style assaults by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents and Hopi Rangers. The raids, which have included agents armed with assault rifles, a helicopter, and two drones, have resulted in 3 arrests and theft of more than 300 sheep. Black Mesa residents met with the Navajo Hopi Land Commission (NHLC) and outgoing Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly to demand an immediate halt to the terrorizing of their community.
   Independent Diné journalist Marley Shebala reported that the NHLC came out of executive session at 4 p.m...
Fear and Loathing on Black Mesa
The Final Days of Reckoning for the Navajo Dineh
(Reprinted from January 2001)
by Suzanne Marcus Fletcher  -- 02 NOV 2014
Republished as an historical context document
    It’s a mild afternoon in Big Mountain, Arizona, the northeastern tip of the Navajo Reservation. Decent weather is one of the perks for Bonnie Whitesinger and others living on a sacred swath of earth called Black Mesa....
  Whitesinger is welcoming, matter of fact, conveying little emotion when discussing a rigorous past and uncertain future... Whitesinger details the intense struggle the Dineh have endured since 1974, when Congress passed the Navajo - Hopi Land Settlement Act. This law set n motion the most significant relocation effort since the Japanese were moved en masse to the internment camps in 1942....
Updates Concerning Impoundments & Arrests of the Sovereign Dineh Nation on the "HPL"
Black Mesa Indigenous Support (BMIS)  -  28 OCT 2014
    Hopi Rangers arrested two individuals and impounded 120 sheep this morning at the homesite of Tom and Etta Begay in Red Willow Springs. Heavily armed rangers guarded and blocked nearby dirt road entrances as well.
   “The Hopi Rangers came for our homestead early this morning. They tried to arrest my Aunt Etta who is almost 70 years old and my dad Bahe. They had barricades set up at the top of the hill with two police units. When we tried to get around the barricade, they chased us for two miles trying to hit us with their trucks; and they drew their guns at us...."

BMIS  -  14 OCT 2014

  UPDATE from HPL (Hopi Partition Land) residents:  Shirley Tohannie and elder Caroline Tohannie  had their entire herd of 65 sheep impounded by the Hopi Rangers (US federal government) Tuesday, October 22, 2014.If the fines aren’t paid the sheep will go to auction, and the family is being told that the sheep will not be able to return to the family’s rangeland.  The cost to release the livestock is nearly $1,000.

by Brenda Norrell, Censored News - 26 OCT 2014
    The Navajo Hopi Land Commission's letter to Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie states that the Hopi Tribe should desist from the impoundment of Navajo sheep due to the traumatic impact on Navajos with sheep on Hopi Partitioned Lands....

Navajo Generating Station, West's Largest Coal-fired Plant, on Track to Close
Deseret News - 28 July 28 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant's 750-megawatt units or...
Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights and Other Amendments
SENAA International  -  28 JULY 2013

   Transcripts of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights (1st 10 amendments), and other Constitutional Amendments for your perusal. A public service endeavor of SENAA International.

U.S. Declaration of Independence
SENAA International  -  28 JULY 2013

   Transcript of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.  A public service endeavor of SENAA International.

NSA Spying on Americans: Jewel v. NSA
Electronic Frontier Foundation  -  28 JULY 2013

   In Jewel v. NSA, EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies on behalf of AT&T customers to stop the illegal unconstitutional and ongoing dragnet surveillance of their communications and communications records.
   Filed in 2008, Jewel v. NSA is aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans and holding accountable the government officials who illegally authorized it. Evidence in the case includes undisputed documents provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein showing AT&T has routed copies of Internet traffic to a secret room in San Francisco controlled by the NSA.
   It also includes declarations from three NSA whistleblowers along with a mountain of other evidence, including secret government documents recently published in the Guardian and Washington Post that confirm our allegations. Two of the most critical documents directly reference the “upstream” collection of communications from fiber optic cables and the domestic telephone records collection program, which was subsequently confirmed by the government in June, 2013....

ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging NSA's Patriot Act PhoneSurveillance
ACLU  -  11 JUNE 2013

In the wake of the past week's revelations about the NSA's unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates Americans' constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy.

This lawsuit comes a day after we submitted a motion to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) seeking the release of secret court opinions on the Patriot Act's Section 215, which has been interpreted to authorize this warrantless and suspicionless collection of phone records....

House Members Voting to Continue NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Received Twice as Much from Devense Contractors as Those Who Voted to Stop It
MapLight  -  23 JULY 2013

   On Wednesday, July 24, the House of Representatives voted to continue the National Security Agency's dragnet domestic surveillance programs. An amendment, introduced by Representative Justin Amash, R-Mich., to the 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, would have blocked funding for NSA surveillance activities that are not limited to specific persons of interest. It was rejected by a vote of 205-217.

As much as 70 percent of the money appropriated to the NSA by Congress is used to pay private defense companies to conduct intelligence operations, though the details of the NSA's budget and contracts with private companies are classified. Federal budget experts estimate the NSA's budget to be somewhere between $10 billion to $20 billion per year....

Appeal for Solidarity with the People of Greece
Coalition of Resistance  -  13 OCT 2012
   Add your signature to the statement of solidarity with the people of Greece backed by trade union leaders, members of Parliament and campaigners published in the Guardian.
   The people of Greece face an unprecedented economic and political crisis. They are being driven to poverty and mass unemployment by the demands of the so-called Troika – the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund which has imposed Lucas Papademos, formerly Vice-President of the ECB, as Prime Minister.
Fears Grow as Study Shows Genetically Modified Crops 'Can Cause Liver and Kidney Damage'
Mail Online News  -  Originally Published 21 JAN 2010
   Fresh fears were raised over GM crops yesterday after a study showed they can cause liver and kidney damage.
   According to the research, animals fed on three strains of genetically modified maize created by the U.S. biotech firm Monsanto suffered signs of organ damage after just three months.
   The findings only came to light after Monsanto was forced to publish its raw data on safety tests by anti-GM campaigners.
   They add to the evidence that GM crops may damage health as well as be harmful to the environment.
   The figures released by Monsanto were examined by French researcher Dr Gilles-Eric Seralini, from the University of Caen.
   Yesterday he called for more studies to check for long-term organ damage....
How to Know If Your Fruits and Veggies are GMO, Organic, or "Conventionally" Grown and How to Significantly Reduce the Risk of Salmonella and e. coli Infection
by Al Swilling, SENAA International  -  27 DEC 2011
   There are tons of articles "out there" on the Internet on the topic of determining which fresh produce items are genetically modified (GM), but they all seem to insist on over-complicating the issue. Some also provide false information to those who, in good faith, read their articles and rely on the author's information being thoroughly researched, accurate, unbiased, and honest. One Web site has gone so far as to make a chart of various first digits of the PLU codes (Product Look-Up codes) and what they mean. That chart is inaccurate, and misleading.
   Hopefully this article will simplify the task of determining, as far as is currently possible, the conditions under which the fresh fruits and vegetables at the local grocery store are grown....
How do You Know if Your Food is Genetically Modified?
Mercola.com - 24 JAN 2004 - Published at senaa.org with Permission 26 DEC 2011
   When polled only about one-quarter of Americans report having eaten genetically modified food. However, if you randomly pick an item off your grocery store’s shelves, you have a 70 percent chance of picking a food with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified.
   If more Americans were aware of this fact, the polls would certainly turn out differently, but Americans are kept largely in the dark about GM products, and most are not aware they are eating these foods because there are no labeling requirements for GM foods....
American Indian Occupation Gets Permanent Exhibit At Alcatraz
sfist.com - 21 NOV 2011
   Some forty years after a group of protesters—which swelled at one point to 800 people—occupied the island of Alcatraz for 19 months to protest the unfair seizing of Native American lands, a room in the prison's basement is getting a permanent exhibit including video and sound recordings about the occupation. The occupation ended in 1971, after protesters had hoped for almost two years to turn the island into an American Indian university or cultural center....
Snowbowl Presses on Amid Suits
AZ Daily Sun - 22 NOV 2011
   Those opposed to snowmaking with reclaimed wastewater at Arizona Snowbowl are headed to court again soon -- locally and federally -- but a Snowbowl owner said the ski area will keep building to prepare for snowmaking next winter, under the presumption the business will prevail legally.
   Nobody's worried about it. We're moving forward," said Eric Borowsky, a Snowbowl owner.

   He said crews plan to start assembling pipeline at the ski area perhaps in March, over the snow, to complete the $15 million snowmaking infrastructure for use next winter....
House Approves Arizona Land Swap Bill after Fight over Iran
The Hill  -  26 OCT 2011
   The House on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow a land swap between a foreign-owned mining company and the U.S. government, which would allow the company to set up mining operations and extract copper discovered in Arizona.
   Just before the final vote, Democrats argued that the bill should be altered because the company in question, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, is part-owned by Rio Tinto, which owns a stake in the Rossing uranium mine in Namibia with the Iran Foreign Investment Company (IFIC). Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) proposed changing the bill to prevent any land exchange with a company or affiliate connected with the IFIC....
18 November 2011
Masked Gunmen Attack Brazilian Indian Leader in Shock Execution
Survival International  -  18 NOV 2011
   Survival International  has developing  news  from Brazil, where  masked gunmen  have  today  executed  an  Indian religious leader in front of his community.
   Gunmen    surrounded   Nisio   Gomes,    ordering    his community to lie on the ground.    Witnesses say  he was shot in the head, chest, arms and legs. The 59-year-old’s body was then driven away....
To read this story at its source: http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/7887
Veterans Pages - SEMPER FI, Mr. Nez, From a Very Grateful SENAA Family
Last Remaining Navajo Code Talker Reflects from His NM Home on Days of Service
The Republic  -  13 NOV 2011
   Albuquerque, N.M. — With gnarled fingers, Chester Nez reverently opened the small box his son Mike had fetched for him at their West Mesa home. Even at 90 years old, Nez's face still beams as he proudly opens it.
   Careful not to touch the gold medal, Nez shares a secret.
   "On the other side it says, 'We used our language to defeat the enemy,' and that's what we did," he said.
   Nez carefully puts the lid back on the box and hands it to his son for safekeeping. Inside is a Congressional Gold Medal — one of only 29 in existence — given to Nez by then-President George W. Bush during a White House ceremony July 26, 2001.
   Five of the "original 29? Navajo Code Talkers, the men who developed and implemented the code that confounded the Japanese during World War II and was never broken, received the medals that day.
   In a moment that speaks to the reverence Nez holds for his country, instead of shaking the president's hand after being handed the medal, he saluted Bush as his commander-in-chief.
   When the ceremony took place, five of the "original 29? were living. Today, only Nez remains....
Water Contamination Threatens Hopi Partitioned Land
Navajo-Hopi Observer  -  12 OCT 2011
   In response to the recent discovery of water contamination  on  Hopi Partitioned Lands (HPL),  the Hopi  Tribe's  Office  of   Range  Management  has  capped  several  water  wells   and  fenced  off windmills as a public safety measure, including some used by trespassing Navajo  tribal  members who have not signed Accommodations Agreements (AA) to reside on HPL.
   Water contamination was among the issues discussed earlier this month during a Navajo AA Permittees meeting held on HPL on behalf of the Navajos who have signed a 75-year AA. These AA Navajo families legally reside on HPL with grazing permits recognized by the Hopi Tribe....
Ruling: Peabody Coal May Continue Discharge of Pollutants Into Navajo-Hopi Washes
Tucson Citizen - 10 OCT 2011
   The sacred land in northeastern Arizona belonging to the Navajo and Hopi has long been exploited and polluted by Peabody Coal.
   It looks as if it will continue to be that way.
   If you use water in Tucson, or use electricity in Tucson then you are using energy from those coal mines to pump water here via the CAP canal connecting Tucson to the Colorado River, and of course in the huge Tucson Electric Power coal-powered plant near Alvernon and I-10.
   We are part of the reason Peabody is exploiting coal from the Native American reservations which is leading to the polluting of their water, and now the problem is about to worsen....
Coal Remains King On Navajo Nation–For Now
Fronteras  -  10 OCT 2011
   FLAGSTAFF — The last of the world’s largest coal-slurry plants will literally implode next month.
   The Mohave Generating Station in Laughlin, Nevada closed in 2005 after a series of conflicts with environmentalists and the Navajo Nation over pollution and water use. Explosives will be strategically placed around the steel-framed boiler towers so it will collapse and crumble into dust. And other coal-fired power plants in the region may soon face a similar fate. That puts hundreds of jobs for the Navajo and Hopi tribes in jeopardy....
Board Upholds Discharge Permit for NE Arizona Mine
Business Week  -  07 OCT 2011
   FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—A coal mining company can continue sending treated storm water from its northeastern Arizona operation into nearby washes and tributaries after an appeals board denied a review of the discharge permit.
   Environmentalists and members of the Navajo and Hopi tribes had appealed the permit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued for Peabody Energy Corp.'s mining complex. They argued to an administrative appeals board that the discharge of heavy metals and pollutants threatens water resources that Navajo and Hopi communities depend on for drinking, farming and ranching, and that the EPA failed to impose limits.
   In a ruling announced this week, the EPA's Environmental Appeals Board said the groups did not show a review was warranted on any of the grounds they presented. The board finalized the permit that has been administratively extended since it expired in 2006, so it now expires in October 2015....
'Another Insult' U.S. EPA to Begin Cleanup Church Rock Uranium Site 
Navajo Times  -  06 OCT 2011
   CHURCH ROCK, N.M.—The announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 29 that it will begin removing radioactive soil from the largest abandoned uranium mine on the Navajo Nation came as no surprise for local residents.
   Radioactive soil from the Northeast Church Rock Mine will be removed and placed in on top of a disposal cell at the nearby United Nuclear Corporation mill site.
   The removal was one of 14 disposal site plans the U.S. EPA considered and preferred when it announced cleanup plans for the site in May 2009.
   It took the U.S. EPA six years of planning and over 10 public meetings to keep area residents informed of the cleanup efforts....  
Cleanup Plan for Abandoned US Mine 
World Nuclear News  -  03 OCT 2011
   The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a plan to clean up the Northeast Church Rock Mine–the largest and highest priority abandoned uranium mine on Navajo land.
   The Northeast Church Rock mine  was  operated by  United Nuclear Corporation as a uranium ore mine between around 1967 and 1982. It included an 1800-foot (550-metre) deep shaft, waste piles and several surface ponds. The mine adjoins a uranium mill site....
Peaks Protesters Cite Rights Violations
Navajo Times  -  29 SEP 2011
   FLAGSTAFF—Over 130 people turned out for a hearing held by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission in Flagstaff on Sept. 23, which focused mostly on human rights violations rather than the sanctity of Dook'o'oosliid.
   The hearing was another chapter in the ongoing controversy over the use of wastewater to make snow for the Snowbowl ski resort.
   "We would make the respectful request that we don't go through that discussion again," said Duane H. Yazzie, chair for the commission. "Very obviously, it was those testimonies we heard through public hearings, where we brought the issue to where it is today."
   "The main reason why we're organized is to respond on acts of discrimination of Navajo people in border towns or whenever," Yazzie said. Rodney Tahe, the commission's policy analyst, said the purpose of the public hearing is to gather new information from current issues surrounding the Peaks....
NEW UPDATE: Shack Rat Crew At Last Laid to Rest on Home Soil
Services Held at Arlington National Cemetery on 03 & 04 August 2011
for Recovered Pilot and Crew of WWII B-24 Bomber 42-40918, the "Shack Rat"—
With Photo Gallery

SENAA International - 06 AUG 2011
During the week of 01-05 August 2011, families of the pilot and crew of the B-24 Liberator Bomber 42-40918, "Shack Rat", convened at Arlington, Virginia, to finally lay to rest their lost loved ones on American soil. All 12 of the airmen have now been brought home and laid to rest on their home soil and were given full military honors by the nation that they served and gave their lives to defend....
NEW UPDATE: SSgt. Berthold Allen Chastain's Remains Found, Identified, and Returned
SENAA International - 06 FEB 2011
   On 26 October 2010, one day before the 67th anniversary of his disappearance, Berthold Allen Chastain's daughter, Tulie Mae Chastain-Swilling, received a phone call from the U.S. Army informing her that the remains of her father, along with those of the other eleven crewmen of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, 42-40918, the "Shack Rat", had been recovered and positively identified....
SENAA's Position on Snowbowl's Snow Making Alternative
In response to Arizona Daily Sun's article, "Tribes: New Snowmaking Plan No Better" 
SENAA International  -  23 MAR 2010

   Whenever I'm back in Flagstaff, remind me to not drink the water!
   Cyndy Cole's article in the Arizona Daily Sun, "Tribes: New Snowmaking Plan No Better", is really an eye-opener to a heretofore hidden danger of visiting Flagstaff, Arizona. It's clear, now, that the water served at local restaurants and coming from the shower heads of the motel rooms are to be avoided by anyone who values his or her health--and it certainly isn't suitable for making artificial snow.
   Maybe the way things are done in the Southwest are different from the Southeast. In the Southeast, waste water is purified as much as possible, then released it into the nearest waterway. Nature finishes the job of purification. Chlorine kills fish, so it isn't used in "reclaimed" water that is going into local rivers. "Reclaimed" waste water is certainly not dumped into our potable water supply.
   The very notion that it is possible for "part" of an aquifer to be mixed with treated waste water, snowmelt, and rainfall, without affecting the rest of the aquifer, as the article suggests, is a ridiculous concept. Anyone who has had grade school science knows...

Tribes: New Snowmaking Plan No Better
Arizona Daily Sun  -  19 MAR 2010

   Some of the tribes that oppose Arizona Snowbowl's plans to make snow with reclaimed wastewater say the new proposal to use a slightly different Flagstaff water source is no better.
   Members speaking on behalf of the Hopi, Havasupai and Navajo tribes say U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to pump groundwater downstream of the Rio de Flag wastewater treatment plant doesn't negate their concerns about making snow.
   How much that is the case varies by tribe.
   The city of Flagstaff considers the well water, pumped from a depth of 1,500 feet, to be drinkable with only minimal treatment. The water in that part of the aquifer is a combination of discharged treated wastewater, rainfall and snowmelt....

Ancient Culture Hidden away with Park Closure
Native American Times  -  08 MAR 2010
   PHOENIX (AP)—Take the interstate to Flagstaff, head east toward Albuquerque and drive until the snow disappears.
   A few miles east of Winslow, a road that once led to the ruins of an ancient Hopi civilization now dead-ends at a locked gate.
   “Due to budget reductions,” a sign reads, “park closed.”
   But  the  people  closing  down  Homolovi Ruins State Park  are expecting visitors and, by cell phone, say the gate is not yet locked and to come on in. Two miles down a bumpy road to the visitors
center, a man wearing thin gloves is packing pottery and petroglyphs into white-cardboard boxes....
Science Fiction Horror Story
No Greater Joy  -  March-April 2010
   Which word in the title is erroneous: Science—Fiction—Horror—Story?
   It’s the word fiction. The food you eat is no longer the food God made for the human body. Evolutionary scientists have irreversibly changed the DNA of plant, animal, and human cells. They are uncreating God’s creation, rendering staple foods unfit for human or animal consumption....


Jana Mashonee ft. Derek Miller - A Change Is Gonna Come

 "The Enlightened Time" - Artist Jana Mashonee 
From the album American Indian Story


   This is artist Jana Mashonee's first music video, filmed amid the beautiful landscape of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Arizona-Utah border.
   Through a superb combination of dazzling visual effects and a blend of contemporary and traditional music that speaks to the soul, she portrays a young Native woman on her journey of discovery of her people's tradition, of their spirituality, of self, and of the power that they hold. More importantly, she discovers that only by embracing her Native heritage–and herself–is she truly liberated.  
Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International

Jana's music video, "The Enlightened Time," won Best Music Video award at Queens International, Buffalo Niagara, and Accolades Film Festivals in 2007 and 2008.
 —www.janamashonee.com >Info>Hot Sheet

   SENAA International sends a big "Congratulations" to Blackfire for their win at the Native American Music Awards' 10th annual celebration on Saturday night, 04 October.
   Congratulations on your NAMA award. You certainly earned it.
   Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to raise public awareness of the racist forced relocations, and the human rights and Civil Rights violations against Indigenous Americans in this "enlightened" 21st century.
   For details about Blackfire and the other NAMA award winners, visit Brenda Norrell's Censored News
Also visit Blackfire's Web site at http://www.blackfire.net/

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Why Google Buzz Confirmed Our Two Worst Fears about Google
by Jason Hiner, TechRepublic - 22 FEB 2010
   Google is not accustomed to being mistrusted by users and flogged by the tech press, but that’s exactly what’s happened to the search engine giant in recent weeks since the release of its new Google Buzz social media product.
   Companies like Microsoft, and to a lesser extent Apple, are used to releasing new products and seeing them publicly attacked and belittled. Those two companies are typically patient enough to take feedback, integrate it into the product cycle, and then wait for users to get on board.
   Google, on the other hand, has been something of a golden child in the tech world in the past decade. Its search engine has become the default home page of the Internet, and the company’s focus on engineering over profits has endeared it to users around the world.
   However, as I suggested in my article How Google became the George Washington of the Internet, Google’s joy ride with users could be coming to end. In fact, it may have officially happened with the introduction of Google Buzz. We could look back at this product launch as the turning point of Google losing its innocence....
and What to Do About Them

SENAA International  -  16 FEB 2010
The computing public is becoming increasingly aware of the existence of Local Shared Objects (LSOs), also called "Flash cookies" or "Persistent Identification Elements" (PIEs), the dangers they pose, and the unethical ways that they are placed on our machines. LSOs are the busybodies of  the   Internet,   sticking  their  noses  in   your   personal business  at every opportunity  without  your  knowledge  or consent; and like most busybodies, they're being found out.
   With growing public awareness of LSOs comes a growing demand for effective, real time control of them. Most LSO management solutions offer management or deletion of LSOs after potentially malicious ones have had time to do their damage. Stand-alone LSO management utilities do not offer real time protection, either. This tutorial provides real-time management of LSOs....
The Truth About "Clean Coal Technology"
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Challenge Our Leaders Regarding "Clean Coal Technology"
SENAA International  -  25 JAN 2009
We need to send a message to our leaders, to the media, and to corporate America that, as it now stands, there is no such thing as "clean coal technology," and that before the use of coal can even be considered as a clean source of energy, much more research, development, and work must be done.
   Simply "talking the talk" doesn't change the facts of the matter. Before anyone can herald the existence of "clean coal technology," it must first be developed; and a small-scale, working model must be built to demonstrate its efficiency and cleanliness.
   Measurements of the amount of energy yielded per ton of coal by "clean" methods, and realistic rather than speculative comparisons to the energy yield of present-day "dirty" methods of burning coal must be made. The comparisons must be demonstrated and recorded. The amount and nature of pollutants and potentially harmful, cumulative emissions must be measured and recorded over a realistic test period. Effects of such emissions on the environment, on human health, and on the health of wildlife must be assessed and addressed before any entity can go forward with any coal technology that claims to be "clean."...
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