Posts Tagged ‘indigenous’

Indigenous Activists Are Occupying The Hamptons Until Thanksgiving

Above photo: Tela Troge holding “Honk for Indigenous Rights” and Shinnecock elder Jennifer E. Cuffee-Wilson holding “This Indigenous Woman ‘I’m Done’” sign at rush hour. WNV/Matt Ballard. As a leader of Sovereignty Camp 2020, Shinnecock attorney Tela Troge discusses why they are protesting a lawsuit by New York state. Between the Atlantic Ocean and the […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World

Indigenous Peoples’ Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, allowing the water to flow freely again and the salmon to spawn. […]

Why Indigenous activists are occupying the Hamptons until Thanksgiving

Image Credit: Matt Ballard Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Peconic Bay of Long Island, there is an isthmus known as Canoe Place. Thousands of years ago, the land was where the native Shinnecock tribe carried their canoes during travel. Today, the territory is surrounded by the glitzy luxury housing of the Hamptons. It is […]

Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline approved. Indigenous and Climate Leaders are left outraged

Last week, Minnesota regulators approved key permits for the Line 3 Pipeline replacement, leaving environmental and Indigenous leaders outraged. They have called on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to block any construction on the project.  These approvals from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Department of Natural Resources clear the way for the long-delayed […]

The Ongoing Incarceration Of California’s Indigenous Peoples

For 350 years, California has imprisoned and disenfranchised its Native peoples like few other places. For nearly a century, to be an Indigenous California Native was to live a life in hiding, anonymity, and denial of one’s own identity.  This article is part of Abolition for the People , a series brought to you by a partnership […]

Indigenous Anarchic Hierarchy

Indigenous Anarchic Hierarchy Above photo: Japingka Aboriginal Art. What is hierarchy outside of the European anarchist cosmology? Hierarchy is something that is often overlooked among Indigenous anarchics, but is essential for understanding social relations in Indigenous cosmologies. These forms of hierarchy are not based in the same relations and need to have broader discussion among […]

Indigenous Plant Medicine Rituals for Purification and Protection: Experience the Power of Smudging and Limpias – FREE Online Event

2020 is not done with us yet. Against a backdrop of political turmoil, natural disasters and the resurgence of Covid-19, it could be a stressful end to this challenging year. Our ancestors created practices and rituals for times like these – to keep us grounded and help us heal on a purely energetic level, before […]

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Committee Releases Final Report

Dozens of policy recommendations to address epidemic. Arizona’s Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has posted its final report, including dozens of specific legislative, law enforcement and other policy recommendations to address the ongoing crisis. After nearly a year of in-depth research, which was slowed by COVID-19 and some enforcement agencies […]

Indigenous Knowledge Revives Ancient Clam Garden Practices

Above photo: The Swinomish Department of Environmental Protection aims to protect and restore the natural environment, and the health and welfare of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Facebook. La Conner, WA – Tribal communities are reviving 3,500-year-old eco-friendly practices to create sustainable beaches along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Teams of tribal members and scientists in […]

Indigenous Defenders Are Front-Line Essential Workers

Canada – Expect to work 24/7 on-site. There are no benefits, no days off, and shelter is not provided. You will likely face threats, violence, criminalization, and arrest. So, why are some of the most passionate, informed, brilliant, and resourceful people in Canada dedicating themselves to work that is insecure, dangerous, and unpaid? Indigenous cultures […]

An Indigenous Māori View Of Doughnut Economics

Background My heritage – my whakapapa – has been shaped by 200 years of colonialism: I am a woman of Indian-Pakistani descent who was born in the UK. It is therefore perhaps no surprise that, when coming to New Zealand four years ago, I wanted to make sure that my sustainability practices here reflected – and were […]

Indigenous Peoples Day comes amid a reckoning over colonialism and calls for return of Native land

Image Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson In many parts of what is now the United States, communities have in recent years replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Celebrating Indigenous cultures every Oct. 12 is important. But in this moment when the U.S. is reckoning with legacies of racism and colonialism, many Indigenous nations call for […]

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day By Supporting Indigenous Resistance

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day By Supporting Indigenous Resistance Above photo: Jenna Pope. This weekend, celebration of Indigenous People’s Day will replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day, in at least eight states and over 130 cities in 34 states. Along with the toppling of Columbus statues and the removal of a racial slur as a name […]

‘We Have To Be Ever More Vigilant’ About The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

Above photo: Protesting against pipelines in Canada. The standard in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is Free, Informed and Prior Consent. Creative Commons. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples took 25 years of diplomacy until 144 nations agreed to sign it on September 13, 2007. Nations around the world are […]

New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance

By Randall Hyman, Truthout. September 19, 2020 Above photo: Navajo Tribal Council Member Daniel Tso and Mario Atencio of Diné CARE study a map of oil leases in the Nation’s Eastern Agency. The Bureau of Land Management’s new guidelines will allow up to 3,000 more frack wells in the Greater Chaco region. Randall Hyman. New Mexico – […]

Brazil: ‘Free Land Camp’ Demand Indigenous Land Demarcation

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The Indigenous Community that Rebelled Against Narcos, Thieves, and Politicians … and Won

CHERAN, MEXICO (Report) — On the road leading into this hardscrabble town in Mexico’s southwest corner, there stands a checkpoint staffed by heavily-armed guards, clad ominously in balaclavas, or ski masks. This scene is not particularly unusual for this violence-plagued country, but Cheran is no ordinary place: seven years ago this month, the mostly […]

This Indigenous Man Accidentally Meets Outsider, Which Ends His 10 Year Long Fight For Survival

World is full of “Un-Contacted” People The world is full of various people. People belonging to different ethnicities, different culture, different caste, etc. In this modern era, everyone is connected through one social medium or the other. But there are people who still don’t fall into this bracket of connected and contacted people. There is a […]

Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

BIR-AS-SABA’, NAQAB (Analysis) — The Naqab region is assumed to be an integral part of the apartheid state of Israel. However, like all other parts of historic Palestine, it was taken by force and occupied since 1948, when the Zionist state was established. For the last seven decades its indigenous people, the Palestinian Bedouin who […]

Indigenous Woman Occupying WA State Capitol Lawn Arrested

Indigenous Woman Occupying WA State Capitol Lawn Arrested Above Photo: From Earthfirstjournal.org In the pre-dawn hours of the fourth day of an indigenous-led occupation of the State Capitol grounds in Olympia, WA, one Native American woman was taken out of a “tarpee” (a contemporary teepee) and arrested by state patrol troopers, while 3 other occupants were […]

Indigenous Women Activists Occupy Washington State Capitol

Indigenous Women Activists Occupy Washington State Capitol Above Photo: Climate activists also disrupted the opening session of the legislature [Austin Smith/Courtesy of 350 Seattle] Seven indigenous women and several earth defenders have occupied the Washington State Capitol to address climate change and native treaty rights as the state legislature opens for session. The native women, who come […]

Indigenous Women Occupy Washington State Capitol Lawn

Indigenous Women Occupy Washington State Capitol Lawn Above Photo:The indigenous group and their supporters are calling for the state to respect native treaty rights [Austin Smith/Courtesy of 350 Seattle] Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put. They will […]

Duke University Gets Corporate Mining Gift To Help Exploit Indigenous People Of Peru

Duke University Gets Corporate Mining Gift To Help Exploit Indigenous People Of Peru Above Photo: From Transcend.org. A healthcare worker collects a small blood sample from a Peruvian toddler as part of a large-scale assessment of human health around a (historically) protected area (but now) slated for gold mining and oil and gas drilling. 3 […]

Canada: Indigenous People Are Not Your Incompetent Children

Canada: Indigenous People Are Not Your Incompetent Children Above photo: Artwork by Rolande Souliere. When my sister and I were in high school, we thought it was funny to tell our non-Native boyfriends ridiculous things about the rez and see what they believed. We lived on the Six Nations reserve about 25 kilometres southwest of […]

Why Back Pain Doesn’t Exist Within Some Indigenous Cultures

Next Story Many people, especially in the Western world, suffer from pack pain, and very few treatments or medicines seem able to put this ailment to rest. Most seem designed to temporarily treat the pain rather than address the cause. I have found, however, that a regular routine of stretching works wonders to combat this […]

Canada Engaged in Widespread Surveillance of Its Indigenous Communities

Researchers and journalists have begun to reveal the extent to which Indigenous activists and organisations in Canada are subject to surveillance by police, military, national security intelligence agencies and other government bodies. While security agencies have long looked beyond ‘traditional’ national security threats and set their sights on activists – even in the absence of […]

Indigenous Elder Shares Powerful Words of Wisdom For All Governments & Corporations of the World

Next Story “We are part of Creation, thus, if we break the laws of Creation we destroy ourselves. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source […]

Chronicled tour of Mexico’s first female indigenous presidential candidate

     Something subtle happens when the spokeswoman of the Indigenous Council of Government travels through the Zapatista communes or caracoles in the state of Chiapas. Since the beginning of her tour on October 14, we were able to witness, for the first time in 23 years, Zapatista militants and sympathizers greeting a civilian with welcoming […]

Indigenous Tribe Prepared to Fight to Defend Amazon From Brazilian Mining

By Derrick Broze An endangered indigenous community has reiterated their willingness to die while defending the Brazilian Amazon rainforest against mining operations.  Several new reports indicate that the Waiãpi tribe of the Brazilian Amazon remains committed to opposing future mining projects on or around their land. The Waiãpi’s reserve is in the rainforest near […]

Indigenous-Led Protest Shuts Down Banks In Seattle

Above Photo: Four people are locked to two tripods blocking business at the 5th and Olive Bank of America. SB Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. At 11 o’clock this morning, four people chained themselves to a […]

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