Resistance Updates

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…

Statement on Recent Aggressive Confiscation of Dineh Resisters’ Sheep Herds by NaBahe Katenay Keedihiihii

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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…

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…

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,…

Showdown At HWY 134: Video Report on Mi’kmaq Blockade Raided by RCMP

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SHOWDOWN AT HWY 134 Exclusive Video Report on Mi’kmaq Blockade Raided by RCMP   Elsipogtog, Mikmaqi – Exclusive footage of the RCMP raids against the HWY 134 Blockade in Mi’kmaq territory has just been released. With some of the only video from behind police lines, subMedia.tv witnessed the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted…

12 Arrested as Diné & Appalachians Join St. Louis Residents in Confronting Peabody

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Donate for legal support here. Read more here: www.rampscampaign.org/citizens-bring-the-fight-to-peabody-12-arrested/ Press release from: RAMPS Media press@rampscampaign.org ST. LOUIS, MO — About one hundred protesters are gathered in downtown St. Louis today outside of the Peabody Coal corporate headquarters. St. Louis locals were joined by Navajo residents from Black Mesa, Ariz., Appalachians from coal-burdened West Virginia, and…

Peaks Activists Targeted with Federal Charges and Arrest Warrants as Forest Service Announces New Sacred Sites Policy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 10, 2012 CONTACT: Klee Benally indigenousaction@gmail.com National Forest Service Announces New Sacred Sites Policy at the Same Time That Flagstaff Peaks Activists Are Targeted with Federal Charges and Arrest WarrantsPeaks Activists Vow to Fight Charges and Plan to Turn themselves Over to U.S. Marshalls What: Peaks activist Klee Benally and others…

Klee Benally Sentenced To ‘Community Service’, Affirms Commitment to Defending Sacred Peaks

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Klee Benally, Dine’ (Navajo), was ordered by Coconino Justice Court Judge Howard Grodman to perform community service as consequence to his prayerful act of resistance to desecration of the Holy San Francisco Peaks. Klee took action on August 13, 2011 to address Arizona Snowbowl ski area’s clear-cutting of 74 acres of rare…

Corporations Confronted for Roles in Snowbowl Human Rights Violations – CALL TO ACTION!

From www.protectthepeaks.org TAKE ACTION HERE : http://protectthepeaks.org/stop-expansion-desecration-of-the-san-francisco-peaks-take-action-call-in-cause-we-aint-gonna-give-in/ Read the Towsley Deman Letter here: http://protectthepeaks.org/towsley-demand-letter/ Corporations Confronted for Roles in Snowbowl Human Rights Violations Call to Action: Call-in! Don’t Give-in! Week June 18 – 22 FLAGSTAFF, AZ – On June 15, 2012, more than 20 Flagstaff community members holding banners and signs delivered a letter to…

Klee Benally Court Update: Judge Rules Against Religous Freedom

Coconino Court Judge Howard Grodman issues his ruling Thursday that Klee Benally was guilty for “trespassing” and “disorderly conduct.”     Ya’a’teh, Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support! The judge’s ruling comes as no surprise. The courts are part of the same system that is profiting from the destruction of our culture and mother…

Religious Freedom & Expression on Trial in Klee Benally Sacred Mountain Defense Case – No Verdict After 3 Hour Trial

Take action: www.indigenousaction.org, www.truesnow.org, www.protectthepeaks.org For Immediate Release Tuesday, June 12, 2012 By M. Begay, Contributor, Indigenous Action Media info@indigenousaction.org www.indigenousaction.org Religious Freedom & Expression on Trial in Klee Benally Sacred Mountain Defense Case No Verdict After 3 Hour Trial FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Klee Benally, Dine’ (Navajo), was on trial today for a prayerful action…

The Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

From Shawn Mulford. Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement – April 27, 2012   A Conference and Consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples “The Creator gave the Aboriginal Indigenous Nations of the People Laws to follow and responsibilities to care for all Creation. These instructions have been…

[Peaks Update] Trial for Two Peaks Defenders Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – Support Needed!

 What: Trial for Two Peaks Defenders When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:30 AM and 1:15 PM Where: At Flagstaff Justice Court 200 N. San Francisco St. Flagstaff, AZ 86001   Flagstaff, AZ — On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Flagstaff “Justice” Court, two Peaks Defenders will be facing trail for charges resulting from protests to protect…

Indigenous Elders & Supporters Occupy ALEC Member Salt River Project Headquarters

Video & Updates at: www.azresistsalec.wordpress.com TEMPE, AZ — Indigenous Dine’ (Navajo) and O’odham elders and supporters are taking direct action by occupying Salt River Project (SRP) headquarters today at 10am. This action is occurring while the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) holds their “States & Nation Policy Summit” in Scottsdale, AZ. SRP is on ALEC’s…