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 Jul 18, 2016 in Featured

Nooksack General Council Convenes Emergency Meeting; Elects Four Interim Councilpersons

Nooksack General Council Convenes Emergency Meeting; Elects Four Interim Councilpersons

(Deming, WA) – On Thursday night (July 14th), the Nooksack General Council convened an emergency meeting that resulted in the election of four interim Tribal Councilpersons and the unanimous passage of a Resolution that invoked the body’s inherent, reserved authority given the breakdown in Nooksack constitutional government. Because the holdover Tribal Council refused to convene an election for four Tribal Council seats that was constitutionally required by March 19, 2016, and overthrew the Court before the election was about to be judicially compelled, the General Council convened the meeting and held its own election. Four non-Nooksack 306 members were elected to office: Robert Doucette, Vice Chairman, Bernie Roberts, Treasurer, Ron Roberts, Councilperson, and Jeremiah Johnny, Councilperson. Doucette served on the Tribe’s first Tribal Council after its recognition in 1973, and Bernie Roberts also previously served on the Tribal Council. The new Councilpersons will soon be sworn in before the remaining four Councilpersons: Bob Kelly, Chairman, Nadene Zapata, Secretary, Carmen Tageant, Councilperson (whose recall from office by the holdover Tribal...

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Featured

‘It’s Up to Us’ Caravan to the Democratic National Convention

‘It’s Up to Us’ Caravan to the Democratic National Convention

From July 17th-24th, people from across Turtle Island will be participating in a Nation-wide caravan to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Last Real Indians editor Matt Remle, recently connected with Joey Montoya (Lipan Apache) founder of Urban Native Era to discuss his participation in the caravan, its goals and how Native issues will be highlighted. Tell us about the ‘Up to Us’ caravan to the Democratic National Convention? The Up To Us caravan is about us letting our elected officials know that we will not stand idle any longer. We felt that our votes did not matter and our voices were not being heard throughout the Primary Elections. But as recent situations beyond the elections have unraveled, we realized that this caravan all the way to the Democratic National Convention was about much more than voter suppression. The Up To Us caravan is about coming together across all issues, uniting in this movement for meaningful change. We are gathering in Philly to show that through solidarity and unity,...

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2016 in Featured

Native American Youth Run to Nation’s Capital from North Dakota for Rezpect Our Water Campaign

Native American Youth Run to Nation’s Capital from North Dakota for Rezpect Our Water Campaign

Oceti Sakowin Youth & Allies aim to halt construction of Dakota Access Pipeline; to launch campaign into national spotlight; to hold rallies at the Pentagon and White House. CANNON BALL, North Dakota: On July 15th, youth from the Oceti Sakowin Youth & Allies departed on a nearly 2,000 mile long run from North Dakota to Washington, D.C., in an attempt to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Twenty-six-year-old Bobbi Jean Three Legs, 13-year-old Anna Lee Yellowhammer and 30 Native American youth from the reservation launched the campaign to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the issuance of a permit to construct the Dakota Access pipeline, which the youth group says threatens the health and safety of their community. “We are running for our lives against the Dakota Access Pipeline because it’s right in our backyard,” Three Legs said. “Now is the time for the people to hear our voices that we are here and we will stand strong.” The proposed 1,154 mile Dakota Access Pipeline...

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