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‘Huge Victory’ for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as Federal Court rules DAPL permits violated law

“This is what the tribe has been fighting for many months. Their fearless organizing continues to change the game.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday March 25, 2020 A federal judge handed down a major victory…

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Posted in 2020 Census First Nations First Peoples News Public Policy The Conversation

Indigenous leaders urge Native people to be counted in 2020 Census

Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Native Americans living on reservations and in traditional villages were the most undercounted people in the 2010 U.S. Census. This year, tribal leaders throughout the U.S. are urging American Indians and…

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Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Nation leader, speaks out during an action inside the UNFCCC COP25 in Madrid. (Photo: Katherine Quaid/WECAN International)
Posted in Citizen Wealth Climate change Common Dreams Environment Environmental Justice First Nations First Peoples News Human Rights News Women

Celebrating Climate Women on International Women’s Day

In the midst of multi-layered injustices including institutionalized patriarchy, colonization, racism, and economic inequality, women continually lead the way. by Osprey Orielle Lake, Katherine Quaid As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of International Women’s Day, it…

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Posted in Climate change Environmental Justice First Nations First Peoples News Health Care News Poverty Race for the White House 2020

Civil Rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders for President

‘Our Needs Are Not Moderate’ “The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path.” “With the exception of Native Americans, African…

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Blasting on Monument Hill at Organ Pipe National Monument on Wednesday. Photo Josh Galemore.
Posted in Arizona Environment First Peoples News News Off the wire Tonto O'odham

“Destruction of a sacred cultural site in international conflict is a war crime”

“I want to be clear: When sacred cultural sites are destroyed in international conflict, it is considered a war crime,” said the subcommittee’s chairman, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.). “It’s hard to see the blasting you showed…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Diné Environmental Justice First Peoples News Hopi News Public Lands Utah Diné Bikeyah Water

Latest Bears Ears planning meeting convenes without indigenous voices

“Am I the only Indigenous person in the room right now?” asked Angelo Baca, a Navajo and Hopi resident of San Juan County and member of Utah Diné Bikeyah who attended the meeting as an observer….

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Posted in Arizona Environmental Justice First Nations Immigration Justice Mexico Off the wire Rez Life Social Justice Southern O'odham Tonto O'odham

For Native Americans, US-Mexico border is an ‘imaginary line’

By Christina Leza, Colorado College March 19, 2019  Immigration restrictions were making life difficult for Native Americans who live along – and across – the U.S.-Mexico border even before President Donald Trump declared a national emergency…

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Posted in Environment Environmental Justice First Nations Immigration Justice Mexico News Off the wire The West

Trump’s border wall threatens an Arizona oasis with a long, diverse history

The waters of Quitobaquito in southern Arizona have attracted diverse visitors for thousands of years. Jared Orsi, CC BY-ND By Jared Orsi, Colorado State University A few hundred yards from the Mexican border in southern Arizona…

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Tony Gonzales, director of AIM West, interviews Buffy Sainte Marie in San Francisco for his television program 'Eagle and Condor,' on Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco Commons  29.sfc.tv aired on Sundays each week 4 to 5 pm. Buffy performed during November as the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz was underway. Screenshot by Censored News.
Posted in Columns Community organizing First Nations Justice Off the wire People Truth & Reconciliation

Buffy Sainte Marie: Truthtelling indigenous genocide

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News San Francisco — Buffy Sainte Marie says the truth must be told of the genocide of Indigenous Peoples, with the facts of the murder, slavery and rape that European kings and queens,…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Diné First Nations First Peoples News Neighbors People

Driving north to Diné bi keyah

Diné bi keyah  Do’ko’os’łííd is dressed in her winter splendor this morning. We drive north skirting the western edges of Driving north to Diné bi keyah (Diné homeland) thru Cameron and over the little Colorado River. Leaving…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Environment First Nations First Peoples News San Carlos Apache Social Justice

Apaches standing strong defending sacred Oak Flat from mining

By Sandra Rambler, Censored News Chi’Chil’Bilda’Goteel (Oak Flat) — How do you respond to a White Man whose name is Paul Gosar, an Arizona Congressman who recently said, “You’re still wards of the government.” And then…

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Posted in Arizona Colorado Plateau Community organizing Editorial/opinon First Nations Rez Life

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We are an Arizona non-profit committed to bringing locally owned and supported journalism to and from the communities across the Colorado Plateau. Indigenous voices matter. It’s important when covering this region that news reporters tell the…

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Do you have information the public should know? The Meteor reports on news, and issues across the city of Flagstaff, Coconino County and the Colorado Plateau. Our reporters and editors always have their ears to the…

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