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Tribal Opposition Mounts Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Featured

On February 5th, the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, released a statement reaffirming the tribe’s opposition to the proposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. He states, “As Chairman, one of my most important obligations is to protect and preserve the lands, waters and cultural resources of the Tribe.  For this reason, along with the Tribal Council and the Tribe’s staff, I am working hard to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.”  See full text of his statement below. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,168-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline, backed by Texas based Energy Transfer Partners.  If built, the pipeline would begin in western North...

40th Anniversary Statement by Leonard Peltier

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Featured

February 6, 2016 Greetings friends, supporters and all Native Peoples. What can I say that I have not said before? I guess I can start by saying see you later to all of those who have passed in the last year. We Natives don’t like to mention their names. We believe that if we speak their names it disrupts their journey. They may loose their way and their spirits wander forever. If too many call out to them, they will try to come back. But their spirits know we are thinking about them, so all I will say is safe journey and I hope to see you soon. On...

NATIONAL “STOP DISENROLLMENT” VISUAL ADVOCACY MOVEMENT WILL LAUNCH ON MON. FEB. 8, AT 2PM

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Featured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2016 CONTACT: Indigenous Peoples Pictured Here, or stopdisenrollment@gmail.com NATIONAL “STOP DISENROLLMENT” VISUAL ADVOCACY MOVEMENT WILL LAUNCH ON MON. FEB. 8, AT 2PM PST American Indigenous Artists, Actors, Musicians, Elected Leaders, Educators, Advocates, Professionals To Proclaim #stopdisenrollment Seattle, WA – On Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2 PM PST, a collective of Indigenous People spanning the U.S., will commence a national advocacy campaign: #stopdisenrollment. The crowd-sourced, online campaign is best understood by visiting www.stopdisenrollment.com. There and through social media channels, Indigenous Peoples who believe that disenrollment is contrary to tribal values and traditions, and thus should be stopped, will engage in a powerful, uncensored mode...

Debora Juarez: Disenrollment is not sovereignty

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Featured

Disenrollment is tantamount to relinquishment of my Birthright.  But unlike relinquishment of parental rights, disenrollment is based on no fault of my own. Disenrollment is a decision to steal from me my own Creator-given DNA, my spark, my own gift.  I understand. Because, as an Indian Mother who gave up an Indian Son, it feels eerily reminiscent of a day 39 years ago. He was there.  Then taken from my arms.  Then gone. I never again had any say. Disenrollment is like a unilateral politically motivated divorce or forced adoption.  It is like a relinquishment of parental rights, yet with no due process. Your Birthright is there.  Then taken. ...

Bigoted Nationalism Opens Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA’s) New Year

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Featured

For the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA), 2016 has begun where 2015 left off – promoting bigotry toward indigenous people and attacks on tribal rights, conspiracy mongering and Islamophobia, and continuing the group’s development as the Indian “expert” for a broader far right movement. Longtime CERA leader Elaine Willman, who relocated from Wisconsin to Ronan, Montana in 2015, rang in the group’s new year with several opinion pieces in mainstream and far right publications. On January 11, 2016, Willman’s first article was posted on the far right News With Views website. Willman joins the more than 100 News With Views “contributing writers” whose works are sponsored by the Merlin,...

Beware of Fake ‘Shamans’ and ‘Indian Spirituality’ for Sale

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Featured

BEWARE OF FAKE ‘SHAMANS’ AND ‘INDIAN SPIRITUALITY’ FOR SALE OR AVAILABLE AS LESSONS FOR A FEE – REAL NATIVE SPIRITUALLY CANNOT BE PURCHASED NOR LEARNED IN A COURSE LESSON ‘White Shamans & Plastic Medicine men” 1996 Rich Hall – Inventing the Indian (2012 BBC documentary) Do you think you are “Indian at heart” or were an Indian in a past life? Do you admire native ways and want to incorporate them into your life and do your own version of a sweat lodge or a vision quest? Have you seen ads, books, and websites that offer to train you to be come a shaman in an easy number of...

Over 50,000 Native Children Were Tortured, Sexually Abused and Some Murdered at Canadian Church Run Indian Residential Schools by Damon Corrie

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Featured

OVER 50,000 NATIVE CHILDREN WERE TORTURED, SEXUALLY ABUSED AND SOME MURDERED AT CANADIAN CHURCH RUN INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS – AND THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WAS FOUND CULPABLE FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 10 NATIVE CHILDREN SHE TOOK HERSELF IN PERSON AND WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN! DON’T THINK IT WAS ONLY PEDOPHILE PRIESTS & NUNS THAT HAVE THE BLOOD OF NATIVE CHILDREN ON THEIR HANDS! THE ‘ROYAL’ BLOODLINES – THE GREATEST PARASITES OF HUMANITY – AND NOT THE ‘BENEVOLENT SOULS’ THAT THEY APPEAR TO BE TO THEIR FANS WHO IDOLIZE THEM – SHARE THIS GUILT AS WELL! It sounds like some ‘absurd claim’ to many who do not relentlessly trace the...

Tribal Per Capita Poverty–How About Disenrollment Bankruptcy? by Gabe Galanda

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Featured

“In November, [2014] a [Las Vegas] Review-Journal reporter and photographer encountered one of the disenrolled, 52-year-old Darla Hatcher, sleeping with her meager belongings in front of an upholstery shop in the homeless corridor. By way of introduction, she gestured toward nearby tribal land and said: “I am a disenrolled Paiute.’” Thanks to some wonderful scholarship by Seattle lawyer Greg Guedel about the socioeconomic impacts of tribal per capita monies, The Economist has cast a bright light on the topic. Guedel’s research found that: From 2000-2010, gaming Tribes in the Pacific Northwest that did not issue per capita payments to their members did better in reducing poverty rates than the...

Language Circles Series: Native Youth Learn Traditional Languages

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Featured

Clear Sky Native Youth Council Program Tribal Language Circles – Language Circles is a project designed to provide tribal language instruction to our Seattle Clear Sky Native Youth Council participants. Our Language Circles Series is an extension of last year’s preliminary effort to bring in professional Native linguists for purpose of teaching basic tribal language skills. Last year Language Circle project was very popular drawing in 20-45 participants each evening. Our Language Circle Series is now a year-long project serving a diverse population of our Intertribal urban Native youth in Seattle, WA. This year we revised our approach to expand both our reach and depth of cultural education for...