Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Release: New Report Reveals High Risks, No Reward of Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Posted by on 11:50 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release: New Report Reveals High Risks, No Reward of Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2014 Contacts: Mark Westlund, Sierra Club 415-977-5719 – mark.westlund@sierraclub.org Tom BK Goldtooth, IEN Ex. Dir. (218) 751-4967 – ien@igc.org A new report released today by the Sierra Club and 13 other groups including the Indigenous Environmental Network, examines the proposed expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline and concludes that there are significant threats to water, health and climate. The report, All Risk, No Reward: The Alberta Clipper Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion, comes...

read more

A.I.M. Founding Member calls for the Reinvigorating of the American Indian Movement

Posted by on 9:46 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

A.I.M. Founding Member calls for the Reinvigorating of the American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks, founding member of the American Indian Movement, has issued a call for the reinvigorating of AIM. Banks, who served as the National Field Director of AIM, calls for a National and International gathering of AIM families, chapters, support groups and individuals to be held in October in Green Bay, WI. The gathering seeks to address issues impacting Indian Country such as: the Keystone XL Pipeline Non-compliance of several States on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Non-compliance of several States with the Native American...

read more

For Immediate Release: President’s Day Twitter Storm for #FreePeltier #ClemencyNow

Posted by on 7:26 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release: President’s Day Twitter Storm for #FreePeltier #ClemencyNow

For Immediate Release President’s Day Twitter Storm for #FreePeltier #ClemencyNow “Mr. Peltier’s unjust incarceration remains a festering sore that impedes better race relations in America. Surely the time has come to promote healing and a spirit of trust and genuine goodwill toward the Indian peoples of America with an act that serves both compassion and justice.” — Coretta Scott King On February 17th 2014, President’s Day, we are calling on people from around the world will take to Twitter to call on President Obama to grant clemency for...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ODOT MEGALOAD PERMIT VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CONSENT RIGHT

Posted by on 12:48 am in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ODOT MEGALOAD PERMIT VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CONSENT RIGHT

ODOT MEGALOAD PERMIT VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CONSENT RIGHT On Tuesday, Peo Peo Mox Mox Headman of the Walla Walla Tribe Carl Sampson, and Mr. Peter Goodman representing ActOnClimate.net, filed in Marion County Circuit Court to require a court review of a third tarsands equipment Megaload permit issued Thursday February 6 by ODOT. The filing, a “Petition for Review of Agency Decision”, asserts that ODOT failed to meet its legal obligation to determine whether “the public interests will be served” before issuing the permit on...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross Lakota Lands

Posted by on 9:38 am in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross Lakota Lands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross Lakota Lands The following joint statement comes from: Honor the Earth, the Oglala Sioux Nation, Owe Aku, and Protect the Sacred. “The Oglala Lakota Nation has taken leadership by saying “NO” to the Keystone XL Pipeline. They have done what is right for the land, for their people, who, from grassroots organizers like Owe Aku and Protect the Sacred have called on their leaders to stand and protect their sacred lands. And they have: KXL will NOT cross their treaty...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southern Chiefs’ Organization Responds to Release of Hughes Inquiry; “Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report”

Posted by on 9:57 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Southern Chiefs’ Organization Responds to Release of Hughes Inquiry; “Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report”

Winnipeg Sub-Office 105-1555 Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 1B5 Phone: (204) 946-1869 Fax: (204) 946-1871 Toll Free: 1-866-876-9701 www.scoinc.mb.ca Head Office Long Plain First Nation Box 998 Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0P0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ________________________________________ Southern Chiefs’ Organization Responds to Release of Hughes Inquiry; “Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Report” WINNIPEG MB, JAN.31, 2014- Grand Chief Terrance Nelson of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) responds to the release of the Hughes Inquiry Report on the tragic...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples visits Leonard Peltier

Posted by on 3:52 am in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples visits Leonard Peltier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Alyssa Macy IITC Communications Specialist c: (414) 748-0220 e: communications@treatycouncil.org United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, makes historic visit to American Indian Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier San Francisco, Jan. 24, 2014: Today James Anaya, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, made a historic visit to American Indian political prisoner Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Ojibway, in the United States (US) Federal...

read more

For Immediate Release: 18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Tacoma, WA

Posted by on 11:51 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release: 18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Tacoma, WA

18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Tacoma, WA For Immediate Release: On Feb. 8, 2014, Native activists and supporters of political prisoner Leonard Peltier will gather in Tacoma, WA at Portland Avenue Park for the 18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier. At noon, there will be a March for Justice from Portland Ave Park to the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tacoma (1717 Pacific Ave.) where a rally will be held. Noon Rally: Portland Avenue Park 3513 E. Portland Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404 March: to...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idle No More New Year’s Eve Round Dance at Mall of America

Posted by on 10:03 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Idle No More New Year’s Eve Round Dance at Mall of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12.31.13 Contacts: Reyna Crow 218.269.2661 Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson 414.514.2449 Minnesota area Idle No More organizers to discuss Mall of America’s refusal to cooperate with Round Dance on New Year’s Eve Who: Patricia Shepard, Idle No More- Minnesota and Reyna Crow, Idle No More Duluth. What: News conference and Round Dance When: Tuesday Dec 31, 2013 News conference 3:00 PM, round dance 4:00 PM Where: The Mall of America’s `free speech zone’: Sidewalk adjacent to 24th Ave at Lindau Lane Why: To discuss the MOA’s...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tribal Members & Activists block Tar Sands megaload shipment in Umatilla, OR

Posted by on 11:17 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tribal Members & Activists block Tar Sands megaload shipment in Umatilla, OR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Umatilla, OR – Sunday: Two arrested as Tribal Members and Climate Justice Activists blocked a megaload bound for the Alberta Tar Sands. The action Sunday night prevented the megaload from leaving the Port of Umatilla. Organizers from Portland Rising Tide urge supporters to join a planned protest Monday night to continue blocking the equipment passage. The equipment, a 901,000 lb. water purifier 22 feet wide, 18 feet tall and 376 feet in length. It had planned to leave the Port of Umatilla, head south on 395, then east on...

read more

For Immediate Release: Emergency Day of Action Dec 2nd – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog

Posted by on 7:55 am in Featured, Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release: Emergency Day of Action Dec 2nd  – Solidarity for #Elsipogtog

A message from the HWY 11 Land Defenders: “We are not giving up despite these harsh weather conditions, sacrificing time with our families, our jobs, our homes, not only to protect land, water and people but to ensure a brighter future for the next 7 generations. We are asking for more support, through road blocks to be in solidarity. This is not just an Elsipogtog issue, this is a global issue and we need to raise awareness. Show us support any way possible, sending thank you’s, road blocks, banners, even dropping by, all and every type of...

read more

For Immediate Release: Sacred Fire blockade to begin at noon on Nov. 4

Posted by on 8:50 pm in Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release:  Sacred Fire blockade to begin at noon on Nov. 4

Mi’kmaq say, “We are still here, and SWN will not be allowed to frack” What: Sacred Fire blockade in response to SWN development Where: Highway 11, outside of Laketon, NB When: Monday, Nov. 4 at 12pm ELSIPOGTOG — The Elsipogtog community and the people of the Mi’kmaq nation are responding to SWN’s stated intention to resume shale gas exploration in New Brunswick. Community members and traditional people will come together to light a Sacred Fire to stop SWN from passing, in order to ensure that the company cannot resume work to extract shale...

read more

For Immediate Release: American Indian Movement of Colorado & Idle No More Denver to Protest at Broncos/Washington Football Game

Posted by on 10:37 am in Press Release | Comments

For Immediate Release: American Indian Movement of Colorado & Idle No More Denver to Protest at Broncos/Washington Football Game

AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT of Colorado and IDLE NO MORE Denver PRESS RELEASE MONDAY,OCTOBER 21, 2013 American Indian Movement of Colorado & Idle No More Denver ANNOUNCE PROTEST FOR BRONCOS/WASHINGTON FOOTBALL GAME SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 “REDSKINS” = RACIST, Says AIM/IDLE NO MORE CALL ON NEWS/SPORTS REPORTERS TO STOP USING THE“R-­‐WORD” IN THEIR REPORTING Calling the refusal of the Washington, DC professional football franchise to change its name and mascot from the racist “Redskins,”  an insult to all indigenous peoples, Colorado AIM and...

read more

Honor the Earth Press Release: Spirit Ride against KXL Pipeline

Posted by on 7:35 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

Honor the Earth Press Release: Spirit Ride against KXL Pipeline

Honor The Earth “Press Release” Lakota Ride Lakota and Ojibwe horse riders are on their second day of a 150 mile horse ride from the Pine Ridge reservation to the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota, near the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. Riders, led by Percy White Plume, (a descendant of the survivors during the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre), are riding to oppose the “man labor camps” which will accompany the proposed pipeline, and “to protect our water… we can drink bottled water, but our relatives in the horse nation, the...

read more

Oglala Lakota College Wins Four National Championship Trophies in Archery by Joe Flood

Posted by on 11:01 pm in News, Press Release | Comments

Oglala Lakota College Wins Four National Championship Trophies in Archery by Joe Flood

In their first season as members of the US Collegiate Archery Association, Oglala Lakota College took home four national championship trophies from the 3D Target National Championships hosted by the University of Missouri at Columbia. Competing in the basic bow category with traditional bows, OLC won the women’s team round, the men’s team round, and took runner-up in the mixed gender team competitions. Individually, OLC’s Ray Hernandez won the men’s basic bow national championship and Michelle LeBeau won the women’s...

read more

Breaking: RCMP to Enforce Injunction Against Elsipogtog First Nation Anti-Frack Blockade #Globalfrackdown

Posted by on 9:42 pm in Featured, Press Release | Comments

Breaking: RCMP to Enforce Injunction Against Elsipogtog First Nation Anti-Frack Blockade #Globalfrackdown

Rexton, New Brunswick: The RCMP stated today that they will be enforcing a court injunction to end an anti-Fracking blockade. The blockade, on Highway 134 near Rexton, N.B., by members of the Elsipogtog First Nation and allies was erected in late September to protest hydraulic fracturing set to take place on their lands by the company SWN Resources Canada. Throughout the summer, SWN Resources Canada had conducted seismic tests in the region. Seismic testing is the first step in the hydraulic fracturing process. Tensions escalated leading...

read more

Manoominikedaa Neyaashing by Jana-Rae Yerxa

Posted by on 12:30 am in News, Press Release | Comments

Manoominikedaa Neyaashing by Jana-Rae Yerxa

Finally! My grandfather, who is seventy four years old, and my grandmother, who is seventy three years old, will finally get to roast rice on this part of our land for the very first time. I am grateful that we will get to do this together. Harvesting and preparing manoomin has always been a way of life for Anishinaabeg. I remember as a young child playing outside my Great Grandfather’s house and watching him prepare the rice as he would dance on it. This was my first introduction tomanoomin. He always welcomed us young ones, to take breaks...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RE: EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE AT MANITO-AHBEE 2013 & A MESSAGE TO NON-INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLETS

Posted by on 2:29 am in Featured, Press Release, Uncategorized | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RE: EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE AT MANITO-AHBEE 2013 & A MESSAGE TO NON-INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLETS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE AT MANITO-AHBEE 2013 & A MESSAGE TO NON-INDEPENDENT MEDIA OUTLETS By: Colby Tootoosis   The Indigenous reality found within media is often constructed by outlets which contain strong colonial discourse and lack the Indigenous presence which is needed when speaking our truths. Yet, we see a resurgence of Indigenous actuality being concentrated through social media and a partnership with independent Indigenous media sources beginning to transpire. On August, 20th during Grand Entry at...

read more

BREAKING: TransCanada Seeks to Build Tar Sands to East Coast Pipeline

Posted by on 11:42 pm in Press Release | Comments

BREAKING: TransCanada Seeks to Build Tar Sands to East Coast Pipeline

On Thursday, TransCanada announced plans that it will seek to build a massive pipeline from the tar sands in Alberta to the east coast in New Brunswick. Dubbed the “East Energy Pipeline”, the multi-billion dollar project would connect existing pipelines in Quebec with the tar sands to the Northeast coast. If constructed, the pipeline, which has the backing of the Harper government, would be able to transport up to 1.1 million barrels of tar sands oil per day. TransCanada’s other proposed pipeline, the KXL pipeline by comparison, if built,...

read more

PRESS RELEASE: CONFERENCE TO EDUCATE ON PROPOSED PIPELINE’S MAN CAMPS IN OCETI SAKOWIN TERRITORY AUGUST 16 AND 17

Posted by on 10:10 pm in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

PRESS RELEASE: CONFERENCE TO EDUCATE ON PROPOSED PIPELINE’S MAN CAMPS IN OCETI SAKOWIN TERRITORY AUGUST 16 AND 17

PICKSTOWN, SD – A conference is planned for August 16 & 17, 2013 at the Fort Randall Casino on the Yankton Sioux Reservation to promote awareness of the man camps that are part of the proposed TransCanada Corp oil pipeline that will run from Canada, North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, and Nebraska to go to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma.  The Conference is the Protect the Sacred II Campaign to oppose the KXL development in treaty territories.  A previous successful gathering in January of 2013, resulted in a historic...

read more

BREAKING NEWS – Maya Land Rights By Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front

Posted by on 11:33 pm in News, Press Release | Comments

BREAKING NEWS – Maya Land Rights By Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front

BREAKING NEWS – PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! Dear Friends, In June 2010, the Supreme Court of Belize reaffirmed that Maya People of Toledo, Belize have rights to their communal lands which they have traditionally used and occupied in southern Belize. However, the Government of Belize appealed the case in July 2010 and thus a judgement was pending. Just last night the attorney for the Maya People was informed that the Court of Appeal will deliver its judgment on the Maya Land Rights case today at 2 pm. As you may understand, this is a very short...

read more

BREAKING Cherokee Nation files petition for rehearing in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Posted by on 5:56 am in News, Press Release | Comments

BREAKING Cherokee Nation files petition for rehearing in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

BREAKING: Cherokee Nation files petition for rehearing in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl The Cherokee Nation has recently filed a petition calling for the rehearing of the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case, known to most as the “Baby Veronica” case. It specifically asks the South Carolina Supreme Court to reconsider its July 17th ruling. The South Carolina Supreme Court’s order moved to terminate the parental rights of Dusten Brown and transfer Veronica to South Carolina without a hearing on her best interests. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief...

read more

BREAKING: Canadians call on Feds to #HonourTheApology by Andrea Landry

Posted by on 11:53 pm in News, Press Release | Comments

BREAKING: Canadians call on Feds to #HonourTheApology by Andrea Landry

For Immediate Release Canadians from many cultural communities call on Feds to #HonourTheApology to Residential School Survivors Unity across faiths and backgrounds in response to recently revealed “nutritional experiments” on Indigenous people WINNIPEG, MB (07/22/2013) – At noon on Thursday, July 25 at venues across the country, Canadians, newcomers, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from all walks of life and religious denominations will reflect upon the impacts of Canada’s residential schools in a national moment of silence. In...

read more

Immediate Release: Sioux Tribes WindPower at CGI America

Posted by on 4:55 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

Immediate Release: Sioux Tribes WindPower at CGI America

Contacts:  ​​​​​​​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nathan Carlile​​​​​​​ Arent Fox ​​​​​ Communications Manager 202.715.8504 nathan.carlile@arentfox.com   Mariko Tada Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Director of Donor Resources 212.812.4255 mtada@rockpa.org   Dave Cirilli Rally.org Senior Director of Communications 917.750.6862 dave@rally.org   Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Announce Wind Power Initiative at CGI America   Earlier today, former President Bill Clinton and leaders from six Sioux Indian Tribes announced a new wind power...

read more

North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services Statement on Kevin Cramer Recent Remarks

Posted by on 4:46 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services Statement on Kevin Cramer Recent Remarks

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, March 29, 2013​​CONTACT: Janelle Moos, Executive Director ​​​​​​​jmoos@ndcaws.org 701.255.6240 ext. 116 CAWS RESPONSE TO CONGRESSMAN CRAMER’S VISIT BISMARCK- The reality of sexual assault and domestic violence can be overwhelming, but talking about the devastating effects on victims and their families is the first step. American Indian women living on reservations experience unique challenges that intensify the epidemic of violence against them. In a 2008 CDC study, 39% of Native women surveyed...

read more

Spirit Lake Nation Official Response to Kevin Cramer (ND Congressman)

Posted by on 12:53 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

Spirit Lake Nation Official Response to Kevin Cramer (ND Congressman)

PRESS RELEASE Spirit Lake Tribe March 29, 2013 Spirit Lake, North Dakota – Spirit Lake Tribal representatives were disheartened today to learn of the comments made by Congressmen Kevin Cramer on March 26, 2013 at the North Dakota Council on Abused Women Services (NDCAWS) state coalition meeting. The Congressmen is reported to have expressed his concern with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), S. 47, which President Obama signed into law just this month. Congressmen Cramer reportedly stated that he is now...

read more

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe Official Response to Kevin Cramer (GOP Congressman)

Posted by on 12:37 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe Official Response to Kevin Cramer (GOP Congressman)

March 29, 2013 Dear Honorable North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, ​I am writing in “great concern”, about statements ‘you’ had made at the North Dakota Council on Abused women Services which was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. ​The statements that were made were not only derogatory but lack effective leadership qualities that people of North Dakota and Tribes believe you divulged during your campaign. ​In reference to, “Tribal Governments are dysfunctional. Tribal Courts are dysfunctional, and how could a non- Native man get a fair trial...

read more

Release from Melissa Merrick in response to Congressman Kevin Cramer

Posted by on 10:03 pm in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

Release from Melissa Merrick in response to Congressman Kevin Cramer

March 29, 2013   The Honorable Kevin Cramer United States House of Representatives 1032 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C.  20515   Dear Congressman Cramer: This letter is in response to your phone call and statements in the Grand Forks Herald this week. The women professionals who work with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault had high expectations for our meeting with you.  We wanted to discuss the needs of our communities and how our programs that serve North Dakotans with a focus on ending violence...

read more

A poem for the New Pope, with all Due Respect -Chase Iron Eyes

Posted by on 8:45 pm in News, Press Release | Comments

A poem for the New Pope, with all Due Respect -Chase Iron Eyes

Imagine all the stolen gold, return to corpus Imagine all the stolen souls, return to corpus for centuries the Pope has laid waste the countryside for centuries the Pope has maintained a genocide Attempting to conquer the world and remake it of your mind cold reality sets in, and you couldn’t remake mine I was born of the humble kings and queens at the dawn of a new age I was born happy among dirty feet and crowns of sage The Pope is not spiritual the Pope is a tool of conquest The Church is a show like million dollar Sunday’s...

read more

CHIEF SPENCE TO END HUNGER STRIKE by Andrea Landry

Posted by on 9:39 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

CHIEF SPENCE TO END HUNGER STRIKE by Andrea Landry

The announcement came from a variety of sources; yet the real source brought it to reality- the message was simple: Chief Spence has officially announced that she will be ending her fast on the morning of January 24th, 2013. During the morning hours, she will be doing ceremony to ensure that the Creator’s wishes are kept integral to the cause. This is simply a time for others to stand up. Through ceremony, Ray Robinson and Chief Spence, alongside their helpers – the Etherington brothers- and others, have truly showed us how to keep our...

read more

*BREAKING NEWS* 9 Declarations to those Who Will Not Listen -Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front (APLF) Communique

Posted by on 9:00 am in Featured, News, Press Release | Comments

*BREAKING NEWS* 9 Declarations to those Who Will Not Listen -Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front (APLF) Communique

  1.”This is spiritual dignity, this is Creator given sovereignty in action. This is one of the many stories of the great showdown that must continually take place among those that control the production and distribution of material consumer wealth, the fiat, petroleum backed, money system and those peoples that are required to protect Mother Earth. The true revolution is a revolution of the spirit; we are all spirits with Creator and we are all designed to have respect relationships with the universe and with each other. Our...

read more

South Dakota’s Dirty Little Secret

Posted by on 11:58 am in Press Release, Videos | Comments

South Dakota’s Dirty Little Secret

I never realized what assimilation was or is.  I never gave a thought about genocide or Manifest Destiny and I thought the holocaust only pertained to what Hitler did to the Jewish people.  And it didn’t matter to me, because I never gave a thought about it.  I was busy living life as I knew how, a Lakota woman.  I was raised in our traditional ways but never taught all those things until I was older.  I just thought life was about being traditional, with our ceremonies, songs, traditions, and ways.  Sure, I went to a Christian church  with...

read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- SIOUX NATION MAKES HISTORY: PURCHASES PESLA

Posted by on 6:11 am in Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- SIOUX NATION MAKES HISTORY: PURCHASES PESLA

The Oceti Sakowin Nations made history today by closing on the land deal for sacred site”Pesla,” consisting of 1,942 acres of Pe’Sla, which will be protected as a sacred site for all nations, forever.

read more

Joint Press Release from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe- Historic Reacquisition of Pe-Sla Sacred Site Was Signed Today

Posted by on 6:07 am in Press Release | Comments

Joint Press Release from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe- Historic Reacquisition of Pe-Sla Sacred Site Was Signed Today

(RAPID CITY, SD) – The Rsebud Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community gathered in a historic assembly of related Tribes to reacquire the sacred site, Pe Sla.

read more

PeSla~We Did It

Posted by on 3:27 am in Press Release | Comments

PeSla~We Did It

By  :  Sol Guy The Oceti Sakowin aka The Great Sioux Nation has just closed the deal and purchased the land. Pe’Sla will be preserved for all future generations. The Global Tribe has come together and raised $9 million dollars to purchase this sacred site. These contributions came from around the world.  Kindergarten classes, Elders on fixed incomes, Tribes and anonymous donors.  We received donations from $5 to $500,000.  We ALL did what we could; we did this together.More important than the money raised, I believe this happened...

read more

Tribal Colleges Treated Unfairly by ND Sec. of State?

Posted by on 6:13 am in Press Release | Comments

Tribal Colleges Treated Unfairly by ND Sec. of State?

Mr. Jaeger only sent it to schools within the ND University System, which does not include a single Tribal College (there are 5 in ND) or any of the private schools.

read more

No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” Video was No Doubt, A Big Mistake

Posted by on 1:11 am in Press Release | Comments

No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” Video was No Doubt, A Big Mistake

Featuring Gwen Stefani decked in hipster-ized Native American garb, along with a preponderance of other misappropriated (mostly Plains Indian) imagery. The band quickly removed the video and sent out an apology- for which I give them much credit.

read more

Press Release from Occupy Rapid City and South Dakota Peace and Justice, Rapid City Chapter

Posted by on 6:27 am in Press Release | Comments

Press Release from Occupy Rapid City and South Dakota Peace and Justice, Rapid City Chapter

A protest of the Rapid City Journal’s editorial policy decisions is being organized for Saturday, October 13, 2012. The protest issues include the Rapid City Journal’s:

read more

Racial Hate at South Dakota State University: Natives Say No More!

Posted by on 10:12 pm in Press Release | Comments

Racial Hate at South Dakota State University: Natives Say No More!

On Friday September 28, 2012 a hate crime was committed in the bathroom of a dormitory on the SDSU campus in Brookings, South Dakota. Although, no one was physically attacked, the crime was still felt by many and everyone was in shock.

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 6:38 am in Press Release | Comments

Last Real Indians Press Release

By  :  Chase IronEyes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Poundmaker Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory:  Poundmaker Councilor takes stand on school closures and leadership For the third time this year, Poundmaker School has been forced to close its doors to students and staff due to ongoing unresolved sewer problems. Parents and staff have been complaining of symptoms ranging from nausea, headaches and fatigue for months if not years. Councilor Colby Tootoosis, states that the problems are part of a larger governance problem and the children’s health and...

read more

Sioux Leaders of Pe’ Sla Land Movement in S.D. Announce Deal Between Tribes and Land Owner and Call for Unity Among Reservations; Celebration Rally Planned for Rapid City

Posted by on 6:41 am in Press Release | Comments

By  :  Chase IronEyes Last Saturday, at a press conference in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, Lakota leaders of the movement to secure the Lakota pilgrimage site Pe’ Sla for the Sioux Nation announced that the tribes will purchase the 2000 acres of sacred land in the Black Hills. After several weeks of intense fundraising, the nine tribes raised enough to make a deal with the current owners of Pe’ Sla, Leonard and Margaret Reynolds—though details of the arrangement are still being negotiated. The fundraising effort on the part of the Sioux tribes...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 10:59 pm in Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UPDATE: PE’SLA AUCTION CANCELLED ON DIRECTION OF OWNERS’ REPRESENTATIVE. The auction scheduled for August 25, 2012, for the acreage called Reynold’s Prairie, also known as Pe’Sla to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), has been cancelled on direction of the owners’ representative, according to Brock Auction, Co., Inc: http://www.brockauction.com/upcoming.htm The owners are not commenting as to why the auction has been cancelled. At this time, Lastrealindians, Inc. is consulting with Oceti Sakowin Tribes...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 10:58 pm in Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UPDATE: TRIBES OF THE GREAT SIOUX NATION AND LASTREALINDIANS, INC. WILL CONTINUE EFFORT TO SECURE PE’ SLA Pe Sla has been taken off the auction block. However, the property is publicly listed. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are moving forward on their own behalf with Lastrealindians, Inc. in continuing to raise money to ensure Pe’ Sla will be protected as a sacred site, forever. Updates will continue as more information becomes available. Contact Info: Lastrealindians, Inc. 4265 45th Street S Ste...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 10:54 pm in Press Release | Comments

Last Real Indians Press Release By : Dana Lone Hill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: PE’SLA AUCTION CANCELLED ON DIRECTION OF OWNERS’ REPRESENTATIVE. The auction scheduled for August 25, 2012, for the acreage called Reynold’s Prairie, also known as Pe’Sla to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), has been cancelled on direction of the owners’ representative, according to Brock Auction, Co., Inc: http://www.brockauction.com/upcoming.htm The owners are not commenting as to why the auction has been cancelled. At this time, Lastrealindians,...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 10:52 pm in Press Release | Comments

By : Dana Lone Hill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: TRIBES OF THE GREAT SIOUX NATION AND LASTREALINDIANS, INC. WILL CONTINUE EFFORT TO SECURE PE’ SLA Pe Sla has been taken off the auction block. However, the property is publicly listed. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are moving forward on their own behalf with Lastrealindians, Inc. in continuing to raise money to ensure Pe’ Sla will be protected as a sacred site, forever. Updates will continue as more information becomes available. Contact Info: Lastrealindians, Inc. 4265 45th...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 6:54 am in Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UPDATE: PE’SLA AUCTION CANCELLED ON DIRECTION OF OWNERS’ REPRESENTATIVE. The auction scheduled for August 25, 2012, for the acreage called Reynold’s Prairie, also known as Pe’Sla to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), has been cancelled on direction of the owners’ representative, according to Brock Auction, Co., Inc: http://www.brockauction.com/upcoming.htm The owners are not commenting as to why the auction has been cancelled. At this time, Lastrealindians, Inc. is consulting with Oceti Sakowin Tribes...

read more

Last Real Indians Press Release

Posted by on 6:53 am in Press Release | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: TRIBES OF THE GREAT SIOUX NATION AND LASTREALINDIANS, INC. WILL CONTINUE EFFORT TO SECURE PE’ SLA Pe Sla has been taken off the auction block. However, the property is publicly listed. The Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are moving forward on their own behalf with Lastrealindians, Inc. in continuing to raise money to ensure Pe’ Sla will be protected as a sacred site, forever. Updates will continue as more information becomes available. Contact Info: Lastrealindians, Inc. 4265 45th Street S Ste 111-39...

read more

The Difference Between Living and Dying

Posted by on 11:27 pm in Press Release | Comments

By:  Ruth Hopkins Death.  Some people spend their lives trying to avoid it, while others long for its release when they mistake it for an escape route away from the harsh realities of this mortal coil.  Either way, we must all face our end eventually. As Natives, our ancestors were more prepared to meet death than we are.  Their spiritual beliefs provided a firm foundation for the lives they lived.  When death came, they met it bravely- head on, with a death song and full support from loved ones.  Many of us, as their descendants, still...

read more