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Diné Confront John McCain in Action to Protect Water and Sacred Sites

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(Video published with permission. Credit: Marley Shebala) Window Rock, AZ — On August 14, 2015 dozens of Diné (Navajo) took action to resist U.S. Senator John McCain’s attempts to steal precious water and desecrate sacred lands. McCain had private meetings scheduled at the Navajo Nation capitol with Diné and state politicians which included discussion of…

Morning Star Institute to Hold 13th Annual National Prayer Day for Sacred Places

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JUNE 19-24 SET FOR 2015 NATIONAL SACRED PLACES PRAYER DAYS Editor’s note: Indigenous Action Media also recognizes the critical struggles to save the Grand Canyon Confluence and Red Butte. In Flagstaff (at the base of the Holy San Francisco Peaks) Nihigaal Bee Iina will hold an event with speakers on June 20th. Washington, DC (6/18/15)—Observances…

Power Lines Feature Film Trailer

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Power Lines is a politically charged coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home. Featuring Nezbah Ragdoll, Kayla Dailey, Tony Skrelunas, Belinda Ayze, & Sam Minkler. More info: www.powerlinesmovie.com or www.facebook.com/powerlinesmovie Support independent Indigenous filmmaking. Check out www.indigenousaction.org and www.oybm.org for ways you can donate!

Ecological Destruction Doesn’t Equal Diné Sovereignty

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  In 2009 Joe Shirley Jr., then president of the Navajo Nation issued a press release stating, “Unlike ever before, environmental activists and organizations are among the greatest threat to tribal sovereignty, tribal self-determination, and our quest for independence.” In order to protect coal mining and energy interests on the Navajo Nation, he stated that…

Press Release: Federal Judge OKs Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park

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From Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, & Center for Biological Diversity. Decision Allows Mining Without Tribal Consultation or Update Decades-old Environmental Review PHOENIX, Ariz.— U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell denied a request to halt new uranium mining at the Canyon uranium mine, located only six miles from Grand Canyon National Park’s South…

Federal Court Hears Medicine Lake Appeal, Indigenous Nations Rally for Sacred Site Protection

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March 12, 2015 You can watch the court proceeding here: Morning Star Gali, protectmedicinelake@gmail.com, www.protectmedicinelake.org                               (SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 12, 2015) Today the Pit River Tribe, Native Coalition for Medicine Lake Highlands Defense, Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, Save Medicine Lake Coalition, Medicine Lake Citizens for Quality Environment, with their attorney Deborah A. Sivas…

Press Release: Diné Declare Existence Through Prayer Walk

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On Facebook: www.facebook.com/walkforexistence December 30, 2014 nihigaalbeeiina@gmail.com For Immediate Release Diné Declare Existence Through Prayer Walk (Huerfano, NM) At Sunrise on January 6th a collective of Diné will gather at Dził NáhodiłI Fire Department to embark on a 200 mile prayer walk to Tsoodzil (Mt. Taylor). The journey will honor the 150 years of existence…

Black Mesa Residents & Supporters March in Window Rock, Navajo Nation demands halt to livestock impoundments

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Window Rock, Diné Bikeyah — On October 30, 2014 dozens of Diné Black Mesa residents and supporters protested recent paramilitary style assaults by Bureau of Indian Affairs agents and Hopi Rangers. The raids, which have included agents armed with assault rifles, a helicopter, and two drones, have resulted in 3 arrests and theft of more…

Statement on Recent Aggressive Confiscation of Dineh Resisters’ Sheep Herds by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii

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UPDATE: Due to public concern the Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Office (NHLCO) issued a statement on Oct 24, 2014: “To avoid creating a situation that will harm both tribes and the HPL residents, (NHLCO) requests that the Hopi Tribe cease and desist from further impoundment activities and allow NHLCO an opportunity to confer with the residents…

Alert: Diné Face Arrest & Livestock Theft on Black Mesa

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UPDATE: Due to public concern the Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Office (NHLCO) issued a statement on Oct 24, 2014: “To avoid creating a situation that will harm both tribes and the HPL residents, (NHLCO) requests that the Hopi Tribe cease and desist from further impoundment activities and allow NHLCO an opportunity to confer with the residents…

Klamath River Tribes Confront Feds for Water Releases To Prevent Fish Kill

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Klamath River Tribes Confront Feds for Water Releases To Prevent Fish KillFor Immediate Release  August 19, 2013  Klamath River Tribes Confront Feds for Water Releases To Prevent Fish Kill Sacramento, California – Hundreds of Tribal members and supporters from the Trinity and Klamath Rivers converged at the Bureau of Reclamation in Sacramento today. They demanded…

Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons of Treated Sewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain

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Waste Water from Mari Cleven on Vimeo.   For Immediate Release August 9, 2014 Contact: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com www.protectthepeaks.org Flagstaff Commits 3.6 Billion Gallons of Treated Sewage for Snowmaking on Sacred Mountain City of Administrator Shuts Public Out of Controversial Decision FLAGSTAFF, AZ — City of Flagstaff Utility Director Brad Hill single-handedly authorized a controversial…