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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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Dehcho First Nations, N.W.T. gov't at impasse over land claim

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.

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K'atl'odeeche First Nation to sign on to N.W.T. devolution deal

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.

 

Read the Full CBC Story Here.

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Pehdzeh Ki First Nation threatens to block GNWT fibre optic line

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.

 

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Anishinaabe on World Water Day

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

WWD3.jpgOn 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.

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New Zealand confronts violent past, gives new hope to Maori

WAITANGI, New Zealand (AP) — Their land was confiscated, their homes burned down and many of their people killed.

Now, 150 years later, the indigenous Ngai Tuhoe tribe in New Zealand is getting a new start. The government has apologized for its past atrocities, handed over 170 million New Zealand dollars ($128 million) and agreed the tribe should manage a sprawling, rugged national park it calls home.

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Irish town builds memorial to thank Native Americans who helped during Famine

ChoctawSculptureFT5S.jpgA sculpture of nine eagle feathers will be installed in Bailic Park, in Midleton, Co Cork to thank the Choctaw Indians for their kindness and support during the Great Irish Famine.

Despite the oppression faced by the Choctaws in the years preceding the famine, on hearing of the plight and hunger of the Irish people in 1847, they raised $170 to send to the Irish people and ease their suffering. This figure is equivalent to tens of thousands of dollars in today’s currency.
Choctaw Sculpture photo by Irish Examiner.
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