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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 solidarity...

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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 approved...

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

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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...

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Immediate Release: Sioux Tribes WindPower at CGI America

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Release from Melissa Merrick in response to Congressman Kevin Cramer

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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...

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

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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...

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CHIEF SPENCE TO END HUNGER STRIKE by Andrea Landry

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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...

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

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*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...

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South Dakota’s Dirty Little Secret

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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...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- SIOUX NATION MAKES HISTORY: PURCHASES PESLA

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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.

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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

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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.

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PeSla~We Did It

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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...

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