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Flagstaff Council Unanimously Supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proposal

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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;…

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…

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…

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…

Independent Film to Address Diné Forced Relocation, Crowdfunding Campaign Underway

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Diné activist, musician, and filmmaker Klee Benally hasn’t been known to pull punches when it comes to political issues, his latest feature film project “Power Lines” promises to keep up the fight. “The impacts of forced relocation at Black Mesa on the Diné Nation, including historical trauma and colonialism, have not been…

Navajo Nation Council Rescinds Uranium Mining Legislation, Groups to Push for Clean Up

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Navajo Nation Council Rescinds Uranium Mining Legislation, Groups to Push for Clean UpFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Leona Morgan, Diné NO NUKES leonamorgan@icloud.com Jonathan Perry, ENDAUM jonjperry@yahoo.com NAVAJO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS TO ADVOCATE FOR CLEAN UP Navajo Nation Council Rescinds Mining Legislation WINDOW ROCK, AZ—Concerned Diné Citizens, a coalition of Navajo grassroots organizations and residents opposed to…

Indigenous People & Supporters Block Tar Sands Megaload Shipment in Umatilla, OR.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/1/13 Media contacts: Trip Jennings, Portland Rising Tide – TripJennings1@gmail.com – 541.729.3294 Tribal Members, activists block Tar Sands megaload shipment in Umatilla, OR.  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…

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

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Please visit this link where you can sign to show your support and stand in solidarity with the Elders: www.caretakersofmotherearth.com View the original statement with signatures here (PDF): COUNCIL_FUKUSHIMA_STATEMENT_OCT_2013. Council Statement This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony…