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Enbridge Desperately Seeking Indian Whisperer by Winona LaDuke

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Enbridge Desperately Seeking Indian Whisperer by Winona LaDuke

PRESS RELEASE Video: Enbridge Desperately Seeking Indian Whisperer Contact: winonaladuke@honorearth.org / info@honorearth.org Enbridge hasn’t gotten much attention to the personal ad they’ve taken out in local newspapers for their own Indian Whisperer, and they’re getting desperate with winter rolling in. They’ve extended their application deadline and reposted the advertised position for that special Indian to whisper sweet nothings to our communities about the benefits of oil. I wrote a blog about all this recently, that you can view here....

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‘Manidoo Giizisoons Celebration (Moon of the Little Spirit)’ with Sean Sherman aka the Sioux Chef & a Native Craft Fair

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‘Manidoo Giizisoons Celebration (Moon of the Little Spirit)’  with Sean Sherman aka the Sioux Chef & a Native Craft Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2014 CONTACT: Alyssa Hoppe Phone: (612) 385-1557 ‘Manidoo Giizisoons Celebration (Moon of the Little Spirit)’ with Sean Sherman aka the Sioux Chef & a Native Craft Fair Duluth, Minnesota – Thursday, November 20th. Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, invites the northland to Clyde Iron Works on Sunday, December 21st for a Native craft fair and traditional Indigenous Benefit Dinner in honor of the Solstice and the sacred waters in our region. Joining LaDuke and Honor the Earth in hosting...

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Lawsuit Targets Secretive Plan to Ramp up Tar Sands Oil Shipments in Alberta Clipper Pipeline

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Lawsuit Targets Secretive Plan to Ramp up Tar Sands Oil Shipments in Alberta Clipper Pipeline

For Immediate Release: Lawsuit Targets Secretive Plan to Ramp up Tar Sands Oil Shipments in Alberta Clipper Pipeline Contact: Gabby Brown, gabby@newpartners.com, 202-261-2382 November 12, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Conservation and tribal groups including the White Earth Nation filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. State Department’s secretive approval of a plan to allow Canadian oil giant Enbridge to nearly double the amount of tar sands oil in the Alberta Clipper pipeline. The approval this summer happened without public notice and without a...

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Racist NFL Team Name & Logo to be Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples

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Racist NFL Team Name & Logo to be Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples

News Release November 10, 2014 Contact: Kris Longoria 510­759­3911 urbanrezlife@gmail.com Tony Gonzales 415­577­1492 eltonyg@earthlink.net Racist NFL Team Name & Logo Met with Protest by Indigenous Peoples in Santa Clara Sunday, November 23, 2014 What: Grassroots Indigenous Organizations to Hold March and Rally for Respectful Representation of Indigenous Peoples. The protest and news conference will coincide with the controversial Washington NFL team’s game versus San Francisco 49ers. When: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 8:00am ­ Prayer...

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Tulalip Tribes Calls for Healing & Unity

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Tulalip Tribes Calls for Healing & Unity

Tulalip Tribes statement on recovery from Marysville Pilchuck school shooting Tulalip Tribes Francesca Hillery, Public Affairs Officer Cell: (360) 913.2646 Email: fhillery@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov Press Releases October 29, 2014 As we grieve our losses and pray for the recovery of the injured, the Tulalip Tribes continue to work with our neighbors in the Marysville community in continued unity. The tragic event at Marysville Pilchuck is a test of the unity and partnership between the Tulalip and Marysville communities, which is essential...

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Native American High School Club Denied Cultural Assembly

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Native American High School Club Denied Cultural Assembly

Press Release October 17th, 2014 Seattle, WA., On Oct 1st, 2014 Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors approved resolution N. 2014/15-10 designation of ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’ in Seattle Public Schools to honor, celebrate, and promote visibility while recognizing contributions and achievements of Indigenous Peoples. In addition, City of Seattle Council and Mayor Ed Murray approved a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day every 2nd Monday of October. Ingraham Native/Latino club student leadership requested a school...

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#NotYourMascot Minnesota to Rally Against the Washington “R*dskins”

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#NotYourMascot Minnesota to Rally Against the Washington “R*dskins”

Press Release Media Contact: Jason Elias (763)458-7289 For Immediate Release October 15, 2014 #NotYourMascot March/Rally to TCF Stadium: Minnesota Native Community and supporters join national campaign against Washington team Minneapolis, MN. #NotYourMascot has announced a march and rally to protest against the Washington “Redskins” at their scheduled game with the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Stadium on November 2. #NotYourMascot is a coalition of grassroots organizations including Idle No More – Twin Cities, AIM – Twin Cities, AIM Patrol of...

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The Death of Columbus Day the Rise of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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The Death of Columbus Day the Rise of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

“Columbus Day as a national, and international, phenomenon reflects a much larger dynamic that promotes myriad myths and historical lies that have been used through the ages to dehumanize Indians, justifying the theft of our lands, the attempted destruction of our nations and the genocide against our people.” ~Russell Means & Glenn Morris On October 6th, 2014 the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to rename the second Monday in October, “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” The vote came after months of intense lobbying by the greater Seattle...

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Dennis Banks Calls for American Indian Movement National Meeting

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Dennis Banks Calls for American Indian Movement National Meeting

American Indian Movement National Meeting October 22 – October 25 2014 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, WI 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. All members past, present and future generations are encouraged to attend. The gathering seeks to...

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For Immediate Release: Oct 6th Seattle City Council to Vote on “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” Resolution

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For Immediate Release: Oct 6th Seattle City Council to Vote on “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” Resolution

For Immediate Release: Seattle city council to vote on naming the second Monday in October to Indigenous Peoples’ Day DATE: Monday, October 6, 2014 Time: 11:00—2:00 pm; Place: Lower Terrace, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 Contact: Matt Remle (206) 639-3610 Or e-mail to mcremle@hotmail.com Members of Seattle’s Urban and Reservation Native Communities’ invite you to show your support at Seattle City Hall on Monday, October 6, 2014, when the City of Seattle Council will vote on a city resolution to name the second...

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Dam The Indians Anyway – Winnemem WAR DANCE at Shasta Dam

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Dam The Indians Anyway – Winnemem WAR DANCE at Shasta Dam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 9, 2014 Winnemem Wintu Tribe Media Contact: Charlotte Berta Cell: 916-207-2378 Email: char@ranchriver.com NOTE: PRESS CONFERENCE: 3 PM 9/10/14 AT SHASTA DAM SITE Redding, Calif. –The Winnemem (McCloud River) Wintu Tribe will hold a “War Dance” at Shasta Dam, north of Redding, Calif., beginning September 11th through September 15th. The War Dance is in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s proposal to raise the dam, which threatens to submerge many Winnemem sacred sites and village areas. The Winnemem lost...

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Climate Action Week: #FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate

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Climate Action Week: #FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate

Climate Action Week: #FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 Climate Action Week: #FRACK OFF: Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate This event features activists Shelley A. Young, Kandi Mosset, Elle Maija Tailfeathers, and Ellen Gabriel who will discuss high-profile media campaigns by indigenous groups in Canada and the...

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For Immediate Release: Alaska Natives Win Landmark Voting Rights Lawsuit

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For Immediate Release: Alaska Natives Win Landmark Voting Rights Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 ANCHORAGE— In an historic victory for Alaska Native voters, a Federal Court in Anchorage found the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations of voting materials to voters whose primary language is Gwich’in or Yup’ik in the Dillingham, Wade Hampton, and Yukon-Koyukuk Census Areas. United States District Court Judge Sharon Gleason issued the decision today after presiding over a two week trial in June and July. Judge Gleason found that the State fails to provide...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOOKSACK 306 CHILDREN FURTHER PERSECUTED‏

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOOKSACK 306 CHILDREN FURTHER PERSECUTED‏

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXCLUSIVE TO LAST REAL INDIANS SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 CONTACT: Michelle Roberts michelle.roberts3012@gmail.com NOOKSACK 306 CHILDREN FURTHER PERSECUTED BY BOB KELLY-LED TRIBAL COUNCIL FACTION Tribal Children in Head Start, K-8 and High School Denied School Supplies & Clothing Assistance Again; Grassroots Fundraising Campaign Started Deming, WA – Last month, the Nooksack Tribal Council Faction lead by Bob Kelly again voted to deny $250 back-to-school stipends to 70 Nooksack children who are proposed for disenrollment....

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For Immediate Release: Seattle City Council to Vote on Changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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For Immediate Release: Seattle City Council to Vote on Changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For Immediate Release CITY OF SEATTLE COUNCIL TO VOTE ON CHANGING COLUMBUS DAY TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY Time: 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm* Date: September 2nd, 2014 Place: Upper Terrace, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 *Seattle City Council meeting begins at 2:00 PM Contact: Matt Remle (206) 639-3610 e-mail mcremle@hotmail.com Members of Seattle’s Urban and Reservation Native Communities’ invite you to show your support at City Hall on September 2nd when the City of Seattle Council will vote on a city resolution initiated by...

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For Immediate Release: Honor the Earth 8/28 Bemidji Press Conference ‏at Enbridge Energy

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For Immediate Release: Honor the Earth 8/28 Bemidji Press Conference ‏at Enbridge Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3:00 PM Press Conference Thursday, August 28th @ Enbridge Energy Bemidji Area Office 1129 Industrial Park Dr SE, Bemidji, MN BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – Wednesday, August 27th, Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, successfully completes 200 mile horse ride against the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper fracking oil pipeline. Partnering with the leadership for the campaign is Shane Davis, Executive Director Fractivist.org, an oil and gas analyst from Colorado. LaDuke and her team will be holding a press conference this...

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For Immediate Release: Totem Pole Journey Blessing by Lummi Nation to Oppose Coal Exports

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For Immediate Release: Totem Pole Journey Blessing by Lummi Nation to Oppose Coal Exports

For generations, tribal peoples have witnessed the impact of faceless “persons” — corporations — on the land, water, air and human and environmental health. Though at times consulted, we have not been heard as a real voice in defending our traditional homeland territories. Instead, we have seen and experienced degradation of environmental integrity and destruction of healthy ecosystems. We suffered as our traditional foods and medicines were lost, and our people’s health plunged. The Lummi, the Affiliated Tribes...

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For Immediate Release: AIM-West & Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes to Launch Campaign Against “Redskins”

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For Immediate Release: AIM-West & Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes to Launch Campaign Against “Redskins”

For Immediate Release: AIM-West & Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes to Launch Campaign Against “Redskins” August 12, 2014 A Northern California campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. will be re-launched November 23rd, 2014 outside the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara from 10am-6pm. The campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to end the use of the racial epithet and its hurtful reminder of Indigenous peoples...

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Idle No More ~ Protect the Sacred Washington!

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Idle No More ~ Protect the Sacred Washington!

Idle No More ~ Protect the Sacred Washington! Monday August 11, 2014 from 11 am – 1:30 pm In solidarity with Protect the Sacredness of the Salish Sea: With the possibility of coal terminals being built in Longview and on the great Lummi Nation’s sacred burial ground we face unfathomable risk to our health, land, water, and all of life in the Salish Sea. Thousands of coal trains, tar sands/oil trains and tankers would come through Washington State! The beach we will be at is a sacred gathering place of the Coast Salish people. We...

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Honor the Earth’s “Love Water Not Oil” August Tour

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Honor the Earth’s “Love Water Not Oil” August Tour

A NORTHERN MINNESOTA TOUR TO STOP THE ENBRIDGE PIPELINES – Join us! www.facebook.com/events/332926590209932/?fref=ts From August to September, Native environmental organization, Honor the Earth, will sponsor an organizing and outreach tour in northern Minnesota, aimed at engaging communities and summer residents along one of many tar sands and fracked oil pipelines proposed to cross the North Country: the Enbridge proposed Sandpiper pipeline. Not only is this tour about preventing the threat of pipelines, but it is also an act of...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HONOR THE EARTH TO RALLY AND PRESS EVENT TO STOP THE SANDPIPER

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  HONOR THE EARTH TO RALLY AND PRESS EVENT TO STOP THE SANDPIPER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HONOR THE EARTH TO RALLY AND PRESS EVENT TO STOP THE SANDPIPER Honor the Earth along with a variety of environmental groups like Friends of the Headwaters (of the Mississippi) various lake associations, church groups and citizens will be holding a protest rally against the current Alternative Routes proposed for the Sandpiper oil pipeline across most of northern Minnesota’s wild rice lakes and rivers and aquifers. The Rally will start at 11:00 AM, 8/7/14, on the 7th Place entrance to the Metro Square Building in St Paul,...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Six Nation’s Members Block Work on Enbridge’s Line 9 Pipeline

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Six Nation’s Members Block Work on Enbridge’s Line 9 Pipeline

Individuals from Six Nations and their allies have interrupted work on a section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The work stoppage began around 10am this morning. Individuals involved asked workers to leave, asserting that the land is Haudenosaunee territory guaranteed under the Haldimand deed, and that Enbridge’s workers were present without consent or consultation. “Meaningful consultation isn’t just providing information and going ahead without discussion – it’s giving the opportunity to say no and having a willingness to accommodate.” says...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on Anniversary of Bella Laboucan-Mclean’s Death FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 16, 2014 As Indigenous peoples, working for justice for #MMIW is a process that starts within our own communities. The launch of this website is one example of the resurgence of community documentation as justice. In April of 2013, No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network began what has become a long term vision for a community-led...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Unist’ot’en Clan Refuse All Pipeline Projects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Unist’ot’en Clan Refuse All Pipeline Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18th, 2014 [Unist’ot’en Territory – near Smithers, BC] Amid threats of a raid and impending pipeline approvals, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are prepared to continue to defend their territories against the incursion of government and industry. A soft blockade was erected in 2009, which remains today, to insure that pipeline projects which violate Wet’suwet’en Law would not trespass onto Wet’suwet’en territories to develop projects without their consent. Yesterday the Federal government...

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For Immediate Release: Southern Chiefs’ Organization Responds to RCMP Report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

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For Immediate Release: Southern Chiefs’ Organization Responds to RCMP Report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

“The RCMP Report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women will go to every embassy in Ottawa” – Grand Chief Terrance Nelson For Immediate Release May 21, 2014 (Winnipeg) – The Southern Chiefs’ Organization has reviewed the RCMP Report released last Friday. The RCMP Report and other important concerns of the 33 First Nations of SCO must be brought to the international community. Grand Chief Terrance Nelson attended the RCMP press conference on May 16, 2014 and noted, “the RCMP point out that close to 90% of murder cases are solved and...

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For Immediate Release: World Slams California’s Offsets

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For Immediate Release: World Slams California’s Offsets

~PRESS RELEASE~ World Slams California’s Offsets Opposition Mounts as California Expands its Cap-and-Trade Market Regime to Include Methane Capture from Coal Mining and Rice Farming April 25, 2014 Contacts: Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, 218-760-0442, ien@igc.org Mari Rose Taruc, Asian Pacific Environmental Network and AB32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee member, 510-258-1878, marirose@apen4ej.org Sacramento – Global civil society, Indigenous Peoples, environmental organizations and social movements from over...

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For Immediate Release: First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners send message to Canada, stop tar sands at the source

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For Immediate Release: First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners send message to Canada, stop tar sands at the source

Press Statement April 23, 2014 First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners send message to Canada, stop tar sands at the source Washington DC – Northern Plains Tribal leaders and land owners representing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance joined in cross-border solidarity yesterday with their First Nations counterparts on the steps of the Canadian embassy. Their aim was to send a clear message to the Canadian and US governments to Honor the Treaties. Representatives of the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Ponca, Ojibway, and Cree Nations stood...

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For Immediate Release: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Honour the Treaties-Canadian Embassy Action

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For Immediate Release: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Honour the Treaties-Canadian Embassy Action

Media Advisory What: US and Canadian Tribal leaders uplift treaties as strongest force to stop the tar sands at the source When: 11:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Where: 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW on steps of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC Washington DC – Crystal Lameman, spokesperson of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, will be joined by US Tribal representatives at the steps of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC. The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is currently engaged in a landmark constitutional treaty rights challenge in the Supreme Court...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Honor the Earth Press Release: Spirit Ride against KXL Pipeline

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Manoominikedaa Neyaashing by Jana-Rae Yerxa

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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,...

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

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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...

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BREAKING NEWS – Maya Land Rights By Amerindian Peoples Liberation Front

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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...

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

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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...

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