Posted in Editorial/opinon First Nations Letters

Letter from Winona LaDuke

“Let us put our minds together to see what kind of future we can make for our children….”                   Sitting Bull By Winona LaDuke That’s really this time….

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The Bears Ears
Posted in Colorado Plateau Diné First Nations Hopi News Public Lands Public Policy Ute Ute Mountain Ute Zuni Pueblo

Bears Ears: what’s the rumble about?

Bears Ears is the first tribally requested national monument and has been home to Hopi, Diné, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, and Zuni peoples since time immemorial, it was designated as a national monument in 2016 to…

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Posted in Colorado Plateau Development Energy Environment First Nations Mining News The West Water

BLM suspends oil & gas extraction leases in Little Colorado River Valley

Flagstaff  The Trump administration has suspended 4,200 acres of oil and gas leases on public land in Arizona’s Little Colorado River Valley as part of a joint motion filed in federal court yesterday (Feb 5) after…

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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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Posted in First Nations News Off the wire world

Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq

By Brenda Norrell  Censored News Native Americans rallied for peace today, sending a message of friendship to the people of Iran and demanding that the U.S. get out of Iraq, as they called out Trump for…

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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 AZ Center for Investigative Reporting Environment First Nations Mexico News Off the wire

Passage prevented Trump’s wall harming desert ecology

President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration with a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts agree it would harm the ecology of one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. By Megan Janetsky, Arizona Center…

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Posted in Community economic justice First Nations National News Off the wire Politics Social Justice The West

When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid

U.S. citizens recovering from natural disasters receive $26 per person, per year from the federal government. Tribal citizens? Just $3. By Allison Herrera High Country News In the last decade, more than 70 natural disasters have…

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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 Courts/justice Diné Environment First Nations News

Navajo Elders Object to Snowbowl Chairlift on Sacred Mountain

Threatened plant, the San Francisco Ragwort, which grows no where else in the World except on the San Francisco Peaks is in the way of Arizona Snowbowl’s new gondola style lift. By Shawn Mulford Censored News Flagstaff,…

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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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Little Colorado River Photo Credit: Lisa Winters, Grand Canyon Trust
Posted in Colorado Plateau Energy Environment First Nations News Water

Little Colorado River threatened by dams

The Little Colorado River is the focus of two pumped hydro storage power plant proposals that have met with resistance from stakeholders. The proposal creates a total of four dams, adjacent to the Little Colorado River…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon First Nations

If Native Americans are “home,” then where am I?

A few nights ago, among a group of Indigenous friends in Flagstaff, a recent incident came up in conversation: the Salt River High School Eagles volleyball team walked off the court during a match with the…

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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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