Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop Tar Sands At The SourcePress Statement April 24, 2014 Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop...
Breaking: Media release from grassroots Mi'Kmaq and Powershift organizers (MI’KMAQ’I, HALIFAX, Monday March 31st, 2014, Maritimes Energy Association Briefing) —...
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.
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.Read more
San 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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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YOUNG DINÉ WOMEN INSPIRE HOPE WITH 350-MILE WALK
At 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.Read more
Dehcho Grand Chief accuses government of offering an ultimatum without doing any negotiating
The grand chief of the Dehcho First Nations says the Government of the Northwest Territories is asking them to accept a land claim settlement, even though the government hasn't actually negotiated anything with them.Read more
The K'atl'odeeche First Nation near Hay River will formally sign onto the Northwest Territories devolution deal next week.
Chief Roy Fabian will sign the agreement Monday morning at the legislative assembly in Yellowknife.
The First Nation had concerns that devolution would put too much power in the hands of the territorial government. But the chief says by signing on, the First Nation will get a share of resource royalties and the opportunity to be at the table when issues around land and resources are up for discussion.
Pehdzeh Ki First Nation threatens to block GNWT fibre optic line
The Pehdzeh Ki First Nation has threatened to block the Government of Northwest Territories' installation of a fibre optic line through their community of Wrigley, N.W.T., as a response to GNWT "bully tactics" during land claim negotiations.
Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence hosted an event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world Kenora, Treaty #3
On March 22nd at McLeod Park, Anishinabe women & Treaty 3 People from the Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence (GIWD) conducted a traditional water ceremony on Lake of the Woods to honour our sacred connection to the water. A ceremony that protect the local lakes and waterways from threats including the Energy East Tarsands Pipeline, Tarsands bitumen and natural gas transported by rail, industrial logging and mining, destructive hydro dams, and other forms of industrial pollution. The march was followed by a rally-style speaking event and a march through the streets of Kenora.Read more