Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

Dine’ Elders and Medicine People Issue Resolution to Stop Navajo Nation Horse Slaughter

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For Immediate Release
 – June 17, 2014 Media Contact: Leland Grass
 (928) 429-1504
 – sacred4s@hotmail.com Dine’ Elders and Medicine People Unanimously Pass Joint Resolution  Urging Navajo Nation to Comply with Fundamental Law in Treatment of Horses and Expressing Opposition to the 2014 Rangeland Improvement Act   READ THE RESOLUTION HERE. Teesto, AZ — Diné Hataalii…

Venue Change from Monument Valley to Kayenta: Screening of “High Power” with Former Nuclear Engineer and Filmmaker Pradeep Indulkar

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Saturday, March 8, 2014   Venue Change from Monument Valley to Kayenta: Screening of “High Power” with Former Nuclear Engineer and Filmmaker Pradeep IndulkarPanel Discussion on Uranium Mining Impacts to be Held in Cameron FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Pradeep Indulkar, a filmmaker from India who is also a qualified engineer and worked in an Atomic Research…

Fukushima to Four Corners Events in Arizona

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Visit: www.nuclearfreezone.org   MEDIA ADVISORY From Fukushima to the Four Corners: Communities organize statewide event to expose threats of nuclear energy In light of the third year anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster (March 11, 2014), communities around Arizona are hosting events in solidarity with the people in Fukushima, Japan and…