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Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour

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Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour

Honor the Earth’s 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour CONTACT: Frank Bibeau, frankbibeau@gmail.com, 218-760-1258 Winona LaDuke, winonaladuke@honorearth.org, 218-280-1720 Thane Maxwell, thane@honorearth.org, 612-900-5108 Today, July 18th, 2016, Honor the Earth begins its 4th Annual Love Water Not Oil tour, a spiritual journey by horseback along the proposed route of the Sandpiper and Line 3 crude oil pipeline corridor. The ride begins in the Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge, part of the Mille Lacs Reservation off Hwy 65, and continues west along...

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Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

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Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

For Immediate Release Friday, May 13, 2016 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, 708-515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Monique Verdin, 504-330-0768, moniquemverdin@gmail.com Faith Gemmill, 907-750-0188, redoilone@gmail.com Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  Spills Occurs as Gulf Coast Citizens Prepare to Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling in Washington DC New Orleans, LA – On thursday, an 88,200 gallon oil spill was discovered in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, forcing Royal Dutch Shell to shut in all wells...

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Run for Your Life Pipeline Fighters Complete 500-mile Run

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Run for Your Life Pipeline Fighters Complete 500-mile Run

Press Release: May 3rd, 2015 Contacts Jessye Stein, peopleoverpipelines@gmail.com , 605-223-5930 Manape LaMere (712)-204-0570 Omaha, NE – On April 24th, dozens of Native and Non-Native runners, primarily youth, set forth from Cannonball, ND, on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe reservation, to embark on a 500-mile relay run to Omaha, NE. Their goal was to deliver a message to the Army Corp of Engineers that they “resist the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline from crossing beneath sacred water [the Missouri River] needed for life.”...

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CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

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CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12. 2016 Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti: Camp of the Sacred Stones Cannonball, ND– We the land and water protectors at the Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti, or Camp of the Sacred Stones who are standing in defense of Sacred Water in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, have learned that the Army Corp of Engineers has heeded the call of the First Nations and will have public meetings on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We are calling on all who stand in opposition to this proposed Dakota...

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No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

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No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones. The It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation of over 100 frontline leaders from climate impacted communities across the US and Canada, including the Arctic, united under the slogan: No War, No Warming – Build...

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Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application

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Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application

For Immediate Release: Nov. 3rd, 2015 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, KXL Campaign Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network, 708-515-6158, ienpipeline@igc.org Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application Yesterday, TransCanada corporation requested that the State Department pause its review of its tar sands Keystone XL pipeline, citing the uncertain status of the route in Nebraska. The following statement is given by Indigenous Environmental Network Executive Director, Tom...

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Idle No More ~ Shell Pulls Out of the Arctic

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Idle No More ~ Shell Pulls Out of the Arctic

Press Statement: For Immediate Release September 30, 2015 Contact: Sweetwater Nannauck (206) 245-5621 SEATTLE, WA – We celebrate the victory of Royal Dutch Shell pulling out of the Arctic! Not only has it been a bad business decision for Shell from the very beginning but the cost of drilling impact on the environment, the traditional way of life of the indigenous people in the Arctic, the irreparable contribution to climate change and rising sea levels cannot be quantified nor justified by profit margins. In May and June 2015 Natives and...

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HEILTSUK NATION ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR UNIST’OT’EN CAMP

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HEILTSUK NATION ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR UNIST’OT’EN CAMP

September 2, 2015 (Bella Bella, BC) Heiltsuk Nation uplifts the leadership at Unist’ot’en Camp for holding strong to defend their lands in the face of multiple pipeline proposals that lack consent of traditional owners. “We will advance farthest as Indigenous peoples when we not only speak of our rights and title, but also assert them” said Heiltsuk Hereditary Chief Harvey Humchitt. “Our ancestors guarded our lands and waters in a sacred relationship of mutual dependence, and it is our responsibility to continue this relationship...

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Help Support the #Lakota57

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Help Support the #Lakota57

Fundraising efforts are currently underway to help support the #Lakota57.   The #Lakota57 are students from the American Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation who were taken to Rapid City to a minor league hockey game earlier this year to celebrate their academic achievements. At the game the children were subjected to racial harassment including having beer poured on them.  Only one of the perpetrators faces criminal charges.  If found guilty, Trace O’Connell, would be convicted of disorderly conduct and fined $500 and avoiding hate...

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Orders Apache Stronghold Visitors Removed by Capitol Police, Threatens Grandmothers with Arrest July 23. 2015 (Washington D.C.) – Yesterday afternoon, following the successful completion of Apache Stronghold (www.Apache-Stronghold.com) “Caravan to D.C.” And their “Save the Oak Flat Act Rally” on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, some Apache Stronghold members – mostly grandmothers and young women – went to visit their Arizona representatives in Congress and talk with them...

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Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo

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Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo

Press Statement For Immediate Release June 12, 2015 Contact: Sweetwater Nannauck (206) 245-5621 Idle No More ~ Native Women Rising #sHellNo SEATTLE, WA – On Sunday June 14, 2015 Idle No More Washington is organizing a nonviolent, Native-led, peaceful resistance to the Shell rig, ‘The Polar Pioneer’ that occupies the Port of Seattle Terminal #5. This is an open-invitation to all (Natives and non-Natives), a family-friendly event that features Native American, Alaska Natives, and People of Color life-givers (female) who are defenders for the...

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For Immediate Release: Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling

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For Immediate Release:  Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling

Honor the Earth For Immediate Release: Tribes Oppose the PUC Sandpiper Ruling “The Minnesota PUC’s decision to grant a certificate of need to the Enbridge corporation is a declaration of war against the Anishinaabeg people,a slap to tribal governments, and a threat to the water of Minnesota,” Winona LaDuke from Honor the Earth told the media. Honor the Earth and the Ojibwe community is disappointed in the PUC decision to grant the certificate of need to the Enbridge Corporation for a new energy corridor through the heart of our territory.”...

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White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe hold public hearings on proposed Enbridge Sandpiper and Line 3 Pipelines

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White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe hold public hearings on proposed Enbridge Sandpiper and Line 3 Pipelines

For Immediate Release June 1st 2015 White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe hold public hearings on proposed Enbridge Sandpiper and Line 3 Pipelines This week, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will hold official tribal hearings on the proposed Enbridge oil pipeline corridor, which would cross through the wild rice areas used by the Anishinaabeg of this region. The White Earth hearing will be Thursday, June 4, at 5:00pm, at the Rice Lake Community Center (off Highway 4, Clearwater County). The Mille...

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2015 Warriors See No Color Memorial Event

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2015 Warriors See No Color Memorial Event

The Warriors See No Color Memorial Event recognizes the heroism of both Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace. On March 14th, 2013, 6 year old Garret Wallace fell in the icy waters at Falls Park here in Sioux Falls, SD. His sister, Madison Wallace jumped in to save him and Lyle Eagle Tail and his friends ran to help. Unfortunately both Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace perished that day. In 2014, a handful of Native American community members came together to ensure that what Lyle Eagle Tail and Madison Wallace did that day was not forgotten....

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: #ShutDownCanada

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: #ShutDownCanada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: #ShutDownCanada WHERE: Nationwide WHEN: Friday, February 13th 2015 Grassroots collectives are organizing nationwide for a day of action to #ShutDownCanada. Through the use of a diversity of tactics the goal is to significantly impact the Canadian economy for one whole day. What is the goal out of #ShutDownCanada? To remove the veil or illusion of the Conservative government’s “Action Plan” that is being touted as a strong economic stance for Canada in the global market. Economics being the key word and base...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Law Firms Rally to Boycott Corporate Sponsors of the D.C. N.F.L. Team

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Law Firms Rally to Boycott Corporate Sponsors of the D.C. N.F.L. Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Law Firms Rally to Boycott Corporate Sponsors of the D.C. N.F.L. Team; the National Congress of American Indians Issues a Letter of Support For information contact: Ethel Branch (206) 344-8100 ethel.billie@gmail.com SEATTLE –The Seattle-based law firm of Kanji & Katzen PLLC has answered the call of the Seattle Human Rights Commission and has voted to boycott the D.C. N.F.L. team’s key corporate sponsors until the team’s name changes. This includes ceasing use of FedEx in the firm’s two offices, and closing the firm’s...

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Call to Action: Support the Oceti Sakowin Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Call to Action: Support the Oceti Sakowin Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION! Tues, Jan 13th – 7pm CST. #NOKXL Vigil Across Turtle Island!! Share far and wide. Let our voices be heard!! #OcetiRising #RejectKXL This action is in solidarity with a large group of environmental orgs all performing actions across North America. List your vigil/rally here: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/reject-keystone-xl-now (we are making a map of all the actions happening that day) The Nebraska Supreme Court has validated the Keystone XL route in the state — and while they’ve given in to Big...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Response to Senator Murkowski’s Actions and Comments in Senate Meeting on KXL Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Response to Senator Murkowski’s Actions and Comments in Senate Meeting on KXL Bill

January 9, 2015 – The Indigenous Environmental Network is dismayed by the actions and comments made yesterday by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), in her first day as the new chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources’ Committee. The Senator spoke about her usage of a Tsimshian “gavel” at the conclusion of the meeting and after adjournment was overheard on the live stream stating, “It’s kind of evil looking, isn’t it?”, referring to the gavel. Although we cannot assume the full history and connection the Senator has with the cultural...

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Raising Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW

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Raising Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW

Dear Community Member, We are asking you to join Sing Our Rivers Red (SORR) events, aimed at bringing awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada. In February 2015, several events will strive to raise consciousness, unite ideas and demand action for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQQIA people who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted, who have not had the proper attention or justice. The History There...

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Coalition of Grassroots Activists Take Action across South Dakota to Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Coalition of Grassroots Activists Take Action across South Dakota to Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline

Coalition of Grassroots Activists Take Action across South Dakota to Protest the Keystone XL Pipeline Rapid City Protest: January 6: Top of Main Street Square parking ramp, 7:45am MT Sioux Falls Protest: 10th and Minnesota, 2:00pm CT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 5, 2015 Contact: Sabrina King, Dakota Rural Action Organizer: (605)939-0527 Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe member: (605)964-3813 Alice Alexandrescu, Dakota Rural Action member: (716) 803-3081 Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network KXL Organizer:...

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Family of Native American Police Shooting Victim Releases Statement

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Family of Native American Police Shooting Victim Releases Statement

Family of Allen Locke Releases Statement For Immediate Release: December 21, 2014 Contact: Christie Locke, Darrell Locke (Siblings) Rapid City, South Dakota (USA) – Dec. 21, 2014 In light of the recent tragic events that have transpired at Lakota Homes and that have claimed the life of our son, brother, father, partner, grandson, uncle and loved one, we feel it imperative to issue a public statement asking the Rapid City and Native community at-large to bear with us as we grieve our loss and make arrangements for our loved one. We genuinely...

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#NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName #NoHonorInRacism Rally Against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field

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#NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName #NoHonorInRacism Rally Against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field

#NotYourMascot #ChangeTheName #NoHonorInRacism Rally Against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field December 17, 2014 Washington, D.C.: A coalition of Native organizations announce a march and rally to protest against the Washington football team at FedEx Field in Landover, MD, on December 28, 2014. Several proponents of the anti-mascot movement, including the National Congress of American Indians, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, Oneida Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign, the American Indian Movement,...

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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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