Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

Help Support the #Lakota57

Help Support the #Lakota57

Fundraising efforts are currently underway to help support the #Lakota57.   The #Lakota57 are students from the American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation who were taken to Rapid City to a minor league hockey game earlier this year to celebrate their academic achievements. At the game the children were subjected to racial harassment including having beer poured on them.  Only one of the perpetrators faces criminal charges.  If found guilty, Trace O’Connell, would be convicted of disorderly conduct and fined $500 and avoiding hate crime charges, a jury, and jail time. Several efforts are currently underway to help support the #Lakota57 and their families. The Urban Native Era, who are a collective of youth striving to create a vision and a voice for the 7th generation of Native America, are currently taking per-orders for a “Protect the Lakota 57” t-shirt and print.   The Urban Native Era states “In support of the #Lakota57 and as a call to justice for the students impacted, Urban Native Era is excited to...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Orders Apache  Stronghold Visitors Removed by Capitol Police,  Threatens Grandmothers With Arrest

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Orders Apache Stronghold Visitors Removed by Capitol Police, Threatens Grandmothers With Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Orders Apache Stronghold Visitors Removed by Capitol Police, Threatens Grandmothers with Arrest July 23. 2015 (Washington D.C.) – Yesterday afternoon, following the successful completion of Apache Stronghold (www.Apache-Stronghold.com) “Caravan to D.C.” And their “Save the Oak Flat Act Rally” on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, some Apache Stronghold members – mostly grandmothers and young women – went to visit their Arizona representatives in Congress and talk with them about the Apaches national stand in defense of their sacred place known today as Oak Flat. Oak Flat was named earlier this year as one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the United States by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Among those that the Apache Stronghold contingent visited was Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ, 4th Dist.). The purpose of their visit was to address a “Dear Colleague” letter that Rep. Paul Gosar recently sent out to fellow House members regarding the “Save Oak Flat Act” introduced by Rep....

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo

Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo

Press Statement For Immediate Release June 12, 2015 Contact: Sweetwater Nannauck (206) 245-5621 Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo SEATTLE, WA – On Sunday June 14, 2015 Idle No More Washington is organizing a nonviolent, Native-led, peaceful resistance to the Shell rig, ‘The Polar Pioneer’ that occupies the Port of Seattle Terminal #5. This is an open-invitation to all (Natives and non-Natives), a family-friendly event that features Native American, Alaska Natives, and People of Color life-givers (female) who are defenders for the people, land, environment, the Arctic and the Salish Sea. We are asking the media to be sure to interview Native and People of Color speakers and performers. The traditional canoes from the Swinomish Tribe, with skipper Eric Day, will leave the Don Armeni Boat Ramp, 1222 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, 98116 at 11 am (pre-interviews can take place from 10 – 11 am). At approximately 1 pm we will then board the ‘Solar Pioneer’ barge for contemporary and traditional musical performances. Opening Prayer, and traditional...

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

For Immediate Release:  Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling

For Immediate Release: Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling

Honor the Earth For Immediate Release: Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling “The Minnesota PUC’s decision to grant a certificate of need to the Enbridge corporation is a declaration of war against the Anishinaabeg people,a slap to tribal governments, and a threat to the water of Minnesota,” Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth told the media. Honor the Earth and the Ojibwe community is disappointed in the PUC decision to grant the certificate of need to the Enbridge Corporation for a new energy corridor through the heart of our territory.” The Ojibwe tribes as represented by the Mille Lacs and White Earth bands and the Minnesota Chippewa tribe have expressed their concerns , and asked to be heard, and the Minnesota PUC has exercised sheer disdain for tribal governments and people. The Enbridge company and the PUC have stated that running this dangerous oil pipeline along a highway, and near urban areas poses a risk to society, but is willing to sacrifice our tribal people, lands and wild rice...

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