New Pocket ‘Zine: Film the Police & Know Your Rights


This info below is compiled from a range of sources and our personal experiences. @nti-copyright. Download a PDF (1.3MB) of the pocket ‘zine here: Printing instructions: Film the Police & Know Your Rights Having active witnesses with video documentation can prevent a bad situation from potentially being a whole lot worse (either on the…

#NativeJusticeNow: Police Violence, Colonialism, & #JusticeForLoreal


Commentary by Klee Benally @eelk According to The Guardian’s “The Counted” database, there have been 1,403 people’s lives taken by police terrorism in the US since 2015. We’re not addressing a few “bad apple” cops here though, this whole system is rotten to the core. This reality was brought close to home on Sunday, March…

Flagstaff Council Unanimously Supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proposal


Flagstaff, AZ — More than 100 community members rallied outside Flagstaff City Hall then filled the council chambers to support a proposal for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. After hearing strong testimony regarding injustices Indigenous community members face, city council members discussed and unanimously supported the proposal brought forth by council member Eva Putzova. The proposal includes;…

Press Release: Indigenous Delegation Sounds Alarm on Homegrown Radioactive Pollution Crisis


IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, January 23, 2016 Contact: Klee Benally Clean Up The Mines, organizer “We are the Miner’s Canary” Indigenous Delegation Sounds Alarm on Homegrown Radioactive Pollution Crisis Events & Protest Planned in Washington, DC Photo: A Geiger counter reading shows dangerously high levels of radioactive pollution at an elementary school playground near…

O’odham & Supporters Protest Meeting of South Mountain Freeway Bidders


Originally posted at: Phoenix, AZ — On the morning of September 29th, 2015, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) held a Pre-Bid meeting for the proposed South Mountain Freeway extension of the Loop 202 at the Mesa Convention Center. The meeting started at 9:00am and approximately 15 O’odham and other supporters were protesting outside.…

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


(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


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


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: or Support independent Indigenous filmmaking. Check out and for ways you can donate!

Ecological Destruction Doesn’t Equal Diné Sovereignty


  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


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


March 12, 2015 You can watch the court proceeding here: Morning Star Gali,,                               (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


On Facebook: December 30, 2014 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…