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Navajo Nation Sues EPA over Gold King Mine Spill

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Featured

“After one of the most significant environmental catastrophes in history, the Nation and the Navajo people have yet to have their waterways cleaned, their losses compensated, their health protected or their way of life restored.” Navajo lawsuit against the EPA One year after 3 million gallons of water contaminated with heavy metals polluted the Animas and San Juan rivers, the Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for negligence in cleaning up the disaster. On August 5th, 2015, environmental crew workers for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered the Gold King Mine in southern Colorado to pump out and treat contaminated water from the mine. While using heavy...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Responds to Lawsuit filed by Dakota Access Owners

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Featured

“With so much happening in recent days regarding the Dakota Access pipeline, I wanted to take this opportunity to make sure that the position of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is clear. Today, the federal court in North Dakota issued an order prohibiting people from “unlawfully interfering” with the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. As we have said from the beginning, demonstrations regarding Dakota Access pipeline must be peaceful. There is no place for threats, violence or criminal activity. That is simply not our way. So, the Tribe will do all it can to see that participants comply with the law and maintain the peace. That was our...

Call of Action to Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Featured

Call to Action of Indigenous People’s The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline as it threatens our way of life, our water, people and land. To all Native American Tribes in U.S. and to all Indigenous Peoples of the world: we kindly ask for your support. Please stand with Standing Rock by issuing proclamations, resolutions, and/or letters of support, which may be e-mailed to Steve Sitting Bear at ssittingbear@standingrock.org. More details of our fight are available at www.standingrock.org and also at www.rezpectourwater.com. Back ground information on the Dakota Access Pipeline Philamayayapi Dave Archambault II Chairman Standing Rock Sioux...

Statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Featured

Date: August 15, 2016 Contact: ssittingbear@standingrock.org Steve Sitting Bear SRST External Relations 701-854-8500 FORT YATES, ND – The following is a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, Dave Archambault II on the Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline proposed project. Statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman The United States via the Army Corps of Engineers is in the mist of moving ahead with an oil pipeline that officials are claiming is not potentially harmful to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. I am here to advise anyone that will listen, that the Dakota Access Pipeline Project is harmful. It will not be just harmful to my...

Oceti Sakowin Leads Battle to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline by Matt Remle

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Featured

This week, construction of the Dakota Access pipeline saw an increased escalation of protest as the company moved to begin construction near the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and across the Missouri River. The Dakota Access pipeline is being built by Energy Transfer Partners and Enbridge. The pipeline has been long opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, farmers, home owners, environmentalist, defenders of land, water and treaty rights and other regional tribes. Opposition to the pipeline became a central issue to Iowans during the Iowa caucuses when caucus goers sought to get candidates to express their opposition to the pipeline. Timeline of recent events On April 1st, the Camp...

Idle No More by Skyler Alsup

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Featured

There’s no more peace. You’ve brought the war. We mustn’t stand idle no more. We won’t stand by as history repeats, if every color united they’d have to retreat. No more racism, no more stripping our lands. The desecration must come to an end. Come my brothers and come all my friends, together we stand, were all colored men. There’s no more peace, now its time for war, we mustn’t stand idle no more. Watch Skyler performing Idle No More poem here Skyler Alsup (okagon band of Potawatomi) I wrote this poem for the Idle No More movement and in support of the Standing Rock Sioux...

THE CONTINUING PRESENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF TAINOS IN CUBA by Damon Corrie

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Featured

From the MANY Taino who volunteered to fight (including my own cousins) in the historic Cuban Revolution in the Guerrilla Army with Fidel and Che in the Sierra Maestra mountains of southern Cuba, to Fidel Castro officially recognizing the Great Taino Chief Hatuey as Cubas First National Hero, to the many Taino who fought and served with honor, bravery and distinction in the Cuban military in wars abroad such as Angola, to the very fact that even today – there are Tainos in Cuba who serve in the private Presidential bodyguard force that protects Presidents Fidel and Raul Castro….the Tainos of Cuba prove that they are not ‘extinct’ –...

Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Featured

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, members of the Camp of the Sacred Stones stood together early this morning in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Land defenders camped along the Missouri and Cannonball rivers remain undaunted in their vigilance to protect and defend the water, sacred and burial sites, and sensitive wildlife habitat in immediate danger from the pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners and Enbridge. Dakota Access issued a 48-hour work notice to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Monday, announcing that...

Indigenous Foods Foraging in North Dakota Hosted by ‘The Sioux Chef’ by Alex Jimerson

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Featured

The third week of July contends as the hottest in summer, yet 15 dedicated “foodies” made the trek to the Coteau des Prairies Lodge to forage and learn about indigenous foods. The lodge located on the Lake Traverse Reservation home to the Sisseton-Wahpeton was the gracious host to the first annual Indigenous Foods retreat presented by The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman. An Oglala Lakota raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Sherman having worked in restaurants since the age of 13 has taken on the name The Sioux Chef a play on the title of French Trained “Sous-Chef” but Sherman doesn’t associate using French technique with Indigenous...