Posts Tagged ‘indigenous’

New Indigenous Land Dispute Brewing In Norfolk

Forty acres of Norfolk County farmland is poised to become the next front in the ongoing battle over Indigenous land rights. In 2015, the Haudenosaunee Development Institute bought a property on Concession 2 Townsend for $310,000 and has not paid property taxes since. The HDI, which is the development arm of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, argues […]

Lawsuit Filed By Indigenous Water Protectors Against Sheriff

Above Photo: Giniw Collective. Indigenous environmental protectors opposing the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke, represented by the Center for Protest Law and Litigation, a project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and EarthRights International, today filed for a restraining order against Hubbard County, Sheriff Cory Aukes and the […]

Canadian Minister Confronted For Pushing Revisionist History Of Anti-Indigenous Schools

Mere minutes after being sworn in on Thursday, the new minister of Indigenous reconciliation in Manitoba, Canada, found himself in hot soup for defending the country’s so-called “residential schools,” where thousands of Indigenous children were held after being forcibly taken from their families. Alan Lagimodiere, the minister, was answering a question about the schools at […]

A Virtual Reunion 10 Years Later: Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists reflect on historic delegation to Palestine

Ten years ago, the Indigenous and Women of Color Feminist Delegation issued its historic statement, Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous & Women of Color Feminists. First published in Electronic Intifada and Jadaliyya and shared by the BDS movement and multiple other sites, the statement was translated to Spanish by delegation member […]

Media is FINALLY covering immense crimes against indigenous peoples in Canada that were known about DECADES ago. So why now?

July4, 2021, RT.com -by Eva K Bartlett The reprehensible issue of what many deem “mass murder” of indigenous children in Canada’s Catholic school system has been in global headlines in recent weeks. But this should have been in the headlines decades ago. The nearly 1,000 bodies of indigenous children in mass graves were recently found by ground-penetrating radar, […]

June 30-July 1: Genocidal Canadian Churches evicted and banished by nine indigenous nations – see youtube………………..

Eviction and Banishment Order Issued to the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada by indigenous elders of the Squamish, Gitxsan, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Cree, Anishinaabeg, Mohawk-Kanien’keha:ka and Mi’kmaq nations July 1, 2021https://youtu.be/wz45SUZx21U We hereby invoke the Great Spirit and the Land Law of our nations by evicting and banishing forever your churches and their officials […]

751 Bodies Found Buried At Indigenous School In Canada, Leaders Say

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Leaders of Indigenous groups in Canada said Thursday investigators have found 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school for Indigenous children — a discovery that follows last month’s report of 215 at another school. “This was a crime against humanity, an assault on First Nations,” said Chief […]

Hundreds unmarked graves found at another Indigenous school in Canada

A First Nation in southern Saskatchewan said Wednesday that it has discovered hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of another former residential school for Indigenous children. A statement from the Cowessess First Nation and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations, which represents Saskatchewan’s First Nations, said that “the number of unmarked graves will […]

Mexico: Indigenous Mobilization Defends Their Territory

On June 8, PBI-Mexico posted: “On Saturday, May 29, PBI accompanied a mobilisation of the indigenous communities of Mogotavo, Bacajípare and Huetosachi, of the Sierra Tarahumara for the defense of life and ancestral territory.” PBI-Mexico further highlights: “These Indigenous communities are at risk for dispossession of their lands.” Among the groups accompanied by PBI-Mexico that […]

7 Things I Learned by Collaborating with Indigenous Wisdom Keepers

Photo credit: Three Pemon youths By La Mesa – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11506616 I first met Indigenous wisdom keepers as a child. After days of off-road driving to the Gran Sabana in Venezuela, we had arrived at the ancestral lands of the Pemón people, where they still lived. “Go fill up your thermoses with […]

Remains of more than 200 children found at site of Canadian indigenous school in ‘heartbreaking’ tragedy

The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, have been found buried on a site that was once Canada’s largest indigenous residential school, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described as a reminder of a “shameful chapter” in the country’s history. More than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend […]

Bodies Of More Than 200 Children Found At Former Indigenous School In Canada

KAMLOOPS, British Colombia (AP) — The remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school — one of the institutions that held children taken from families across the nation. Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc […]

Remains of 215 children found at Canadian Indigenous school

The remains of 215 children have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Canada established more than a century ago to assimilate indigenous people into mainstream society, according to a local Aboriginal community. An expert spotted the human remains last weekend using geo-radar at the site of the former residential […]

Columbus Day Reinstated After Experts Learn Indigenous Peoples He Conquered Only Believed In Two Genders

Columbus Day Reinstated After Experts Learn Indigenous Peoples He Conquered Only Believed In Two Genders NEW YORK, NY—Just as suddenly as the New York City school board announced they would celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day, the school board has now announced they are rescinding that change. This was because, after further research, […]

‘Milestone’ in indigenous defense capabilities: Taiwan launches 10,000-ton amphibious transport ship

A bottle-throwing ceremony marked the launch of Taiwan’s domestically developed ‘Yushan’ vessel, the navy’s 10,000-ton-class amphibious transport ship, which will enter service in 2022. Speaking on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the “milestone” in the country’s indigenous warship building plans as the amphibious transport vessel was launched. “I believe that this ship will certainly strengthen […]

 Neo-Imperialism and Indigenous People

                “Suppose there are ten people in this room. Seven are starving, and one is winning medals, and two are doing OK. And I say, ‘Look at these seven people who are starving,’ and you say, ‘Oh, don’t be so negative, no, things are not so bad – look at the other three.’ Really?” Arundhati […]

Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill

Hundreds of Indigenous activists took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demand justice on the one-year anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill in 15 years. Demonstrators marched through the Amazonian city of Coca to call on authorities to take responsibility for the 16,000 barrels of crude oil that poured into the Coca […]

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021

The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st and March […]

Claudia Andujar: Photographing the fragile way of life of the indigenous Yanomami people

Amazonian Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa wrote his 2013 book The Falling Sky: “A path of light opened before my eyes and unknown beings came towards me. “They had the appearance of tiny human beings with black saki tails around their foreheads and their hair covered in white down feathers. They approached with slow movements, in […]

Indigenous youth take to DC streets with demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3

A group of Indigenous youth activists rallied in the nation’s capital on Thursday to demand President Joe Biden reject fossil fuel pipelines including Line 3 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. “We came to D.C. to give the fossil fuel snake back to the U.S. We don’t want the pipelines you snaked through our communities without […]

Murder by Decree is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada’s murderous “Indian residential schools”

About Murder by Decree Murder by Decree is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada’s murderous “Indian residential schools”. It is issued as a corrective Counter Report to the miscarriage of justice by Church and State known as the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC). Based on eyewitness testimonies and archival […]

Indigenous food skills in southwest Iran made national heritage 

TEHRAN – The skills of making three local dishes, which are popular in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, have been added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a local tourism official has said.  The expertise of making Kardin Ash, which is eaten as breakfast in the spring, as well as the skills of making Tamnideh […]

The ‘Power’ Of The Quartz Crystal From An Indigenous Point of View

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this. IMAGE CREDIT: Sergey Svistunov We are having a Full Moon in Virgo […]

Indigenous Youth Demand End To Trans Mountain Insurance

By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee. February 21, 2021 Above photo: ‘We hope that all the insurers will drop out of insuring the TMX pipeline, and that it will fall through as it is not an economically viable or environmentally viable project.’ Katie Hyslop. Two recent Vancouver protests call on companies to ‘stop insuring genocide.’ A […]

Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Is Happening In Plain Sight

It’s been just over one year since the RCMP raided Wet’suwet’en camps along the route of the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) LNG pipeline in Northern B.C. Brandishing guns and tactical gear, the RCMP arrested dozens of Indigenous land defenders and supporters who defied an injunction obtained by CGL to not impede the construction right of way. The […]

Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship

Above photo: From the Kimberley Land Council. Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands and waters we love on behalf of our Nations. This work is good for the land, and it’s good for people […]

Indigenous peoples reclaim the National Bison Range

After 113 years, the 18,800 acres of grassland, woodland, and wildlife that make up the National Bison Range will be returned to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Native American Tribes (CSKT) of Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation.  “It’s a reconciliation,” said Chairwoman Shelly Fyant. “We are such a place-based people. To have this land back, to […]

Brazil’s Indigenous Leaders Sue President Jair Bolsonaro For Crimes Against Humanity

Two of Brazil’s most influential and well-known Indigenous leaders filed an international legal challenge this week against the country’s leader, alleging that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies toward Indigenous tribes and the Amazon rainforest constitute crimes against humanity. Chief Raoni Metuktire, the leader of the Kayapo people, and Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, leader of the […]

Indigenous Land Grab On The Horizon

By Madeline McClure, AFGJ. January 22, 2021 Above photo: Emory oak grove at Oak Flat, AZ. Elias Butler Photography. Take Action: Here are three ways you can act to #SaveOakFlat. Act now by visiting Apache Stronghold ‘Take Action’ site Tell Rio Tinto they are not wanted at Oak Flat Write to your Congress leaders to […]

Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With ‘Huge Victory’

Above photo: Shawnee Rae (age 8) was with a group of Native American activists from the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe who protested the Keystone XL pipeline project in Watertown, South Dakota. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Biden Plans to Rescind Keystone XL Permit. “Our communities have been fighting KXL for over a decade, tooth […]

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