Press Releases

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…

Press Release: Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 7, 2013 Contact: protectpeaks@gmail.com www.protectthepeaks.org Flagstaff Police Harass Activists as ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Before Dew Downtown Event Free Speech Protest Zone Created at ‘Unsustainable’ Urban Snowboard Event FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Armed plain-clothed City of Flagstaff cops showed up at a community member’s home and at a community center yesterday. The officers,…

Court Rules in Favor of Native Youth Attacked at Flagstaff Dew Downtown Event

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City Council & Mainstream Media Continue to Ignore ‘Racist Attack’   FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A Flagstaff Judge ruled today that Snowbowl ski area supporter Lindsay Lucas, must pay restitution for assaulting two Native Youth at a Flagstaff event called Dew Downtown on February 9, 2013. “I’m pleased to report that the Judge was in our…

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…

NEWS ADVISORY: Protest Planned to Stop Further Desecration of Burial Sites on Black Mesa

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UPDATE (Tues. Oct 29 5PM): It would appear that the Bureau of Reclamation is feeling the pressure (note: this meeting was initially open then unexpectedly closed, now open to the public again): The location for this meeting has moved to the Branigar-Chase Auditorium at Museum of Northern Arizona. The meeting will not be held at…