Indigenous peoples

06.12.2016

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

Veterans at Standing Rock Ask Forgiveness for Military’s Crimes Against Native Americans

On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Wes Clark Jr., the son of the retired U.S. Army general and former supreme allied commander of NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., led military veterans in a ceremony Monday to ask forgiveness from Native Americans for the crimes of the U.S. military. Thousands… »

05.12.2016

Victory at Standing Rock

Victory at Standing Rock

In North Dakota, water protectors resisting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have scored an historic victory. On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, a permit to drill underneath Lake Oahe on the Missouri River—officially halting construction. The pipeline… »

02.12.2016

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

The first groups of veterans have arrived in North Dakota to join in a protest against a pipeline project near tribal lands. Thousands of veterans are expected to form a human chain around the demonstrators this weekend. US military veterans began arriving in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Thursday to… »

16.11.2016

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have spread across the US to demand the American government stop or reroute the pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. Thousands of people rallied on Tuesday in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and… »

14.10.2016

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

 By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García,  El Nacional newspaper, Caracas,  18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who… »

09.10.2016

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

Fears, Tears and Jeers at a BLM Listening Session: a Navajo Community Takes Fracking to Heart

By Frances Madeson There were Agonistes on both sides of the dais at the Bureau of Land Management’s listening session at the Torreon, Counselor and Ojo Encino Tri-Chapter meeting on September 28. A Diné mother publicly apologized to her daughter for allowing drilling on their lands, and a visibly affected… »

19.09.2016

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

September 15, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header “North Dakota versus Amy Goodman.” The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota… »

06.09.2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) – “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said… »

19.08.2016

Teaching values of collective prosperity

Teaching values of collective prosperity

How the Zuni Tribe are strengthening communities through culture and sacred spaces. By Michael J. Dax 19 August 2016 for openDemocracy “Do you know the secret of the kachinas?” It was a whispered question, between two young girls—one Zuni, one white—as they watched… »

17.08.2016

4 Stories of Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle for Climate Justice

4 Stories of Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle for Climate Justice

Human Wrongs Watch By Martin Vainstein* 9 August, 2016 (Greenpeace) Racism, deforestation, powerful mining companies, colonialism, the oil industry – Indigenous People across the world are fighting so many things in the struggle for climate justice.  From Canada to Honduras to Brazil to Finland, Indigenous… »

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