Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Featured, Press Release

Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour

Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour

Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour CONTACT: Frank Bibeau, frankbibeau@gmail.com, 218-760-1258 Winona LaDuke, winonaladuke@honorearth.org, 218-280-1720 Thane Maxwell, thane@honorearth.org, 612-900-5108 Today, July 18th, 2016, Honor the Earth begins its 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil tour, a spiritual journey by horseback along the proposed route of the Sandpiper and Line 3 crude oil pipeline corridor. The ride begins in the Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, part of the Mille Lacs Reservation off Hwy 65, and continues west along the proposed pipeline route, against the current of proposed oil. The journey will end on August 1 at Lower Rice Lake on the White Earth Reservation. Local media is invited to join the tour at any point along the way. Concerts will be held on July 22 in Pine River (Hunt Utilities Group’s Resilient Living Campus), July 28 on Madeline Island (Tom’s Burned Down Cafe), July 31 in Duluth (The Red Herring), and August 2 in Bemidji (Rail River Folk School), to celebrate Indigenous resistance to these projects and...

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Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Featured

Umbilical Cord by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Umbilical Cord by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Non Treaty died when you elevated your self above other people cutting off roots with colonial wealth a pin needle can slight their ego and every night They’ll relentlessly rumor monger with constant energy a character assassin until they feel better within a caste there is no humility capable to marginalize their own indigenous humanity Could keep it a hundred with a linear mind set but it’s subjugated a circle is needed to survive & empower forever expanding & inclusive with a matriarchy lost their balance of original society But I have my own imperfection a set of weakness and faults a self-hate into a rage of addiction inanimate purpose divided by lost love but I can’t allow colonization absolve All that I am & still a vivid memory of the issue of a name like being buried with no history it hurts to have no significance self immolation thoughts denied life’s elegance Self-loathing into darkness attempted to have identity erased into nothing but regardless searching for others whose...

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Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Featured

The Death Triangle by Tyrone Ross Thompson “Kuni” NiiMiiPuu Wyampum

The Death Triangle by Tyrone Ross Thompson “Kuni” NiiMiiPuu Wyampum

Only pretending for sovereignty We should start to humanize Each other & allow to be a community Severe numbers with self-immolation But how long will we minimize One another?, enrolled numbers creation Has cultivated a institutional Force with a mind of oppressive Standards, dividing indigenous roots into political Oligarchs in a desolate Environment and they’ve created A social enemy a innate Unconscious for cultivated colonization A bias that has demonized An entire generation Without any personal negative Habit and tribal ascendancy contradicted A invincible noose of colonial struggle but yet live The bigotry is fully developed They’ve given salmon an intolerance As if they had the power to have trained The eyes of salmon to place Others below them and tries to destroy anyone Who addresses the inverse of humanity And gladly defend colonization methods against everyone That questions the order Out of chaos of imbued insanity Want instant solution without building power Future generations won’t see a community They’ve already begun to dehumanize Their presence & they’ll only...

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Featured, News

Excessive Force Claim: 13 officers dispatched to arrest one 15 year old Mexican Girl*

Excessive Force Claim: 13 officers dispatched to arrest one 15 year old Mexican Girl*

On July 25 a 15 year old Fargo girl says she was the victim of excessive force perpetrated by the Fargo, ND police department while she was  charging a cell phone in a family member’s car in front of her older sister’s residence. The 15 year old says that she was approached by two Fargo Police officers who accused her of smoking marijuana and claimed they could smell cannabis. She says she told the officers that she was not smoking marijuana but retrieving her sister’s phone and charger from the car when the officers dragged her from the car and handcuffed her causing excruciating pain to her arms and wrists, which she said were pulled too forcefully and too far up, and to her wrists which she said were handcuffed too tightly causing her circulation to be cut off. The 15 year old girl also stated that during the violent and painful arrest, her head was repeatedly pounded into the hood of the parked car outside her sister’s house,...

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Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Featured

Grinch Strikes Fort Thompson, By Evelyn Red Lodge

Grinch Strikes Fort Thompson, By Evelyn Red Lodge

Big Bend District – Yes, the Grinch has struck a tiny community in South Dakota. Enter Joe Shields, Crow Creek Housing Executive Director(http://idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/apex/testgranteedetailsite?id=0017000000lP8MwAAK). While serving a 10 day eviction notice on a Big Bend District woman, she says he told her when asked that he is a pipe carrier and Sundancer. Gasp. Back up. A pipe carrier, in the Dakota way, has a special connection with Creator. He or she prays for the people, among other things. Next, a Sundancer makes sacrifices for the people, among other things. Instead of waiting a few more days after the holidays, Shields chose this time of year to serve her with a 10 day notice. According to the woman, Janice Howe, he violated housing rules by going over the Big Bend District Councilman, Fabian Howe’s head. The Howes are related as common in small Indian reservation communities. Janice Howe is well known throughout the nation as she is featured in the award winning National Public Radio’s 2012 investigative series Native Foster Care:...

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