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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…

Photos & Video from Peabody, NGS, & Bureau of Reclamation Meeting

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Read the previously issued news release here: http://www.indigenousaction.org/news-advisory-protest-planned-to-stop-further-desecration-of-burial-sites-on-black-mesa/ Grassroots voices were initially excluded until an email announcement was sent from the Museum of Northern Arizona (not by Bureau of Reclamation) at 5pm the evening before the meeting. Residents from Black Mesa & other concerned community members voiced concerns about the process and threats of further…

Podcast: Idle No More/Protect the Peaks Protest Attack Trial Update

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This is an audio update regarding this story: Native Youth Drummers Attacked by Snowbowl Supporter at City of Flagstaff Ski Event.

Indigenous Action Media interview with Leslynn Begay regarding the ongoing trial addressing an attack on her two boys by Snowbowl supporter at Flagstaff’s Dew Downtown event.

 

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Occupied Abenaki Lands Desecrated by 9/11 Memorial, Protesters Intervene to Adress U.S. Imperialism & Genocide

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Please read the full statements by two of the protesters at the bottom of this release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 12, 2013   CONTACT: Anna Shireman-Grabowski: ashiremangrabowski@gmail.com Amanda Lickers: amandalickers@gmail.com, (705) 957-7468   Occupied Abenaki Lands Desecrated by 9/11 Memorial Protesters Intervene to Adress U.S. Imperialism & Genocide   Middlebury College, VT — At…

Cher “Remix” Video Brings out the Hate

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LogoTV recently published a remix of Cher’s new video for her single “Woman’s World” featuring former Rupaul’s Drag Race contestant Wilam in a war bonnet style headdress. The look is an apparent homage to Cher’s 1973 video performance of “Half Breed” where she wore a similarly styled headdress while riding a horse and singing. Watch…