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#INMroots Reconnecting Through Resistance

Welcome to #INMroots Number Five!  The title of this newsletter “Reconnecting Through Resistance” honours a Saami protest and manifesto.  The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights and sovereignty and the protection of land and water. The newsletter will share our stories and actions, and honour resistance, while celebrating the world that we are protecting.

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The price Saskatchewan women pay for speaking up

TroyFleece.jpgWhile Evie Ruddy was moving in with her partner last year, she was being called an attention whore and feminazi.

It was supposed to be happy day for the couple, but was marred by Ruddy’s rise as a target for online trolls. Others online said she should have been shot in the uterus, or had her ovaries ripped from her body.

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Unist’ot’en Camp Update

Galiano Island & Unist'ot'en Camp Fundraiser Launch

Camp1.jpgGaliano Island and Unist'ot'en Camp reunite to help kickoff another spectacular project to keep pipelines from entering sovereign and unceded lands. Last year this incredible duo joined forces to design and build a Bunkhouse on one of the territories of the Unist'ot'en. This year this duo will be joining forces to fundraise and construct a new HEALING CENTRE!! All people in the general area are encouraged to attend. We can see a world free of Fracking, Tar Sands, Pipelines, and Tankers in the horizon!!

Photo by Max Wilbert Photography (Facebook) Max Wilbert Photography (website)

Updates will be posted on the Facebook event page Galiano Island & Unist'ot'en Camp Fundraiser Launch here. You can also sign up on the Active Islands Website here.

 

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Lubicon Lake Oil Spill Update

Still No Answers about 2.7 million Litre spill on Lubicon Lake Nation lands: Murphy Oil Co Ltd. Postpones Meeting With Chief Ominayak & Council

 

Murphy Oil Company Ltd. had found a rupture on a 3 inch pipe on March 1st but failed to notify Lubicon Lake Nation for 11 days, knowing they had no idea exactly how long condensate was leaking. Condensate is light hydrocarbon liquid that is mixed with heavy oil after extraction to make it easier to transport.

On March 12th, in Little Buffalo Murphy Oil met with the Lubicon Lake government  to talk about the extent and impacts of the estimated 2.7 million litre spill of hazardous condensate near Seal Lake, Alberta. At the meeting Chief Benard Ominiyak said, “First and foremost, our concern as the government of the Lubicon Lake Nation is the health and safety of our people and environment.” The spill near Seal Lake is a hunting and trapping area for the Lubicon Lake Nation.

“We shouldn’t have to find out 11 days later through media,” said, Councillor Dwight Gladue, Communications/Industry Liaison, Lubicon Lake Nation, to the Record-Gazette on March 13.

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Four Corners Spirit Run

Beginning March 28th, West Los Angeles 

This year’s 9th Spirit Run is set to take place on Saturday March 28, 2015 from approximately 6am – 3pm. The Four Corners Spirit Run in alliance with the Pico Youth & Family Center and the  Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation will host heir 9th Annual Four Corners Spirit Run on March 28th, 2015. The Four Corners Spirit Run was started in 2006 by local Indigenous spiritual activists with the intention of providing the Mexican/Native American youth & families in West Los Angeles with culturally relevant community building programs as well as to promote the development of positive Indigenous identity & values.

 

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Gogama train derailment highlights treaty infringement, Chief says

First Nations 'tired of being pawns in Canada's addiction to oil,' regional chief Stan Beardy says

The third train derailment in less than a month in northern Ontario represents a clear violation of indigenous rights, says Stan Beardy, the Ontario regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations.

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The Battle of Oak Flats – The Fight For Sacred Apache Land

OakFlat2.jpgSan Carlos Apache Reservation, Arizona (TFC) – The Battle of Oak Flats sounds like it could be the name of a historic battle from back in the old days, like in the 1800’s when the white man was pushing his way west and pushing the Native-American tribes anywhere he could. However, this name is not from a historic battle, this is happening in 2015.The largest mining company in the world is set to start destroying some of the most beautiful country in the southwestern desert and the company isn’t even from here.

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White Mountain Tribal Police Officer Kills Shooter At Hon-dah Resort Casino

WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE RESERVATION — A domestic dispute turned deadly at the Hon-Dah Resort Casino on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in northern Arizona on Saturday evening.

The deadly incident began about 6:30 p.m. in the Hon-Dah Resort Casino’s parking lot with an argument between a husband and wife. As the argument escalated, the man went to his car and grabbed a rifle. His wife and a child ran inside the casino complex to avoid harm.

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#GulfSouthRising Week of Action

Never forget!
#‎GulfSouthRising

April 20 marks the fifth year since BP's Deepwater Drilling Disaster fouled our shores causing an ecological and human health disaster that continues to this day. Frontline & impacted communities across the Gulf Coast region invite you to join us for this historic week of actions in its observance.

Please SHARE and mark your calendars NOW! More info coming! If you would like to support and/or connect to learn more, please send an email to organizers@gulffuture.org to be put on the email list.

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Nihígaal bee Iiná Walk for Existence

Nihígaal bee Iiná

YOUNG DINÉ WOMEN INSPIRE HOPE WITH 350-MILE WALK

Protect.jpgAt dawn this morning a group of Diné people and their supporters embark on a 350-mile journey on foot as an act of cultural revitalization. The walk is the second of four that will occur this year. The first leg concluded in late February after the young activists walked 225 miles from Dził Naa'oodiłíí (Huerfano Mountain) to Tsoodził (Mount Taylor). The movement, entitled Nihigaal Bee Iina (Our Journey for Existence), will begin near Tsoodził (Mt. Taylor) and end at Dook’o’osliid (San Francsico Peaks) and will last about a month and a half.

Photo Caption: Walkers begin their journey this morning amidst the áha (mist), photo credit: Lily Trienens

Walk Began on March 21st from Prewitt, New Mexico.

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