Welcome to #INMroots Number Eight! The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights...
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Suicide and Self-Harm and the recommendations made by Native YouthIt was very powerful to watch a group of Teens aged 14-18 from the Seneca Nation who go to Salamanca...
An Environmental Camp-out will be held from June 10 - 16, 2015, at the Reva Gap Campground on state Highway 20, between the towns of Buffalo and Reva . Board member, Harold One Feather, will be coordinating the event with day trips to where the Keystone XL Pipeline plans on entering South Dakota, to the Bowman-Haley Lake and Shadehill Reservoir which collect the radioactive runoff from the North Cave Hills abandoned uranium mines, and other trips to historic sites. Bring your own camping gear, food, and water. Primitive camping available. Contact Harold at firstname.lastname@example.org, or PO Box 2003, Rapid City, SD 57709.
Environmental Camp-out on June 10 - 16th
Reva Gap Campground
Wopila (Thank you) Prayer Gathering on June 12th
Riley Pass Mine
Join our water walk from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake in Treaty 3/Ontario along TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline route.
The Walk will take place beginning on August 3 to 7 2015.
Submitted by Tupac Enrique Acosta
MEXICO CITY, DF - In a private telephone conversation whose audio was uploaded to YouTube, the president of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, is overheard to ridicule in racist tones the representatives of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico. President of the INE had recently conducted a session in consultation with Indigenous Peoples regarding the call for the creation of a specific sixth constituency within the national electoral proceedings to allow the Indigenous Peoples to nominate candidates outside of the party structures of the current system.Read more
Valentin Lopez, Chairman Amah Mutsun Tribal Band on April 23, 2015 at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues reasons why Father Serra is guilty of committing ethnocide. It has been clearly documented that Father Serra wanted to destroy Native culture including their communities, their Spirituality, their languages and their way of life leaving the Indigenous people no choice but to accept the Catholic religion.Read more
As Found on the Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada document, pages 189 - 368. Read More Here.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons: Carlise_pupils.jpg
Calls to Action:
1) We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to commit to reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care by:
i. Monitoring and assessing neglect investigations.
ii. Providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal communities and child-welfare organizations to keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to do so, and to keep children in culturally appropriate environments, regardless of where they reside.
iii. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the history and impacts of residential schools.
iv. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the potential for Aboriginal communities and families to provide more appropriate solutions to family healing.
v. Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers consider the impact of the residential school experience on children and their caregivers.Read more
Secwepemc Grassroots Women at Imperial Metals AGM
"Mining is new warfare tactic being waged on Indigenous Peoples. Imperial Metals has committed mass ecocide on our Secwepemc Homelands, devastating a major salmon run and population that tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples depend on. This company is still discharging mass amounts of toxic metals and chemicals into our pristine environment and a very highly spiritually and culturally significant area: Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe.
“regardless of whether or not the Mount Polley mine operates again, the estimated 5.9 million cubic metres per year (of mine-influenced water) must be managed in a responsible manner and all options that are available for this volume will involve discharge of treated water to a water body.” THIS MUST STOP! KanahusRead more
INM organizers and local community members from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, the town of The Pas and the surrounding region met on Saturday, May 30 to express their opposition to the impending Bill C-51. (photo credit: Idle No More)
In a rapidly dwindling community forest the people of Pandumaan & Sipituhuta have put up a strong fight to stop the growth of monoculture eucalyptus plantations. But the aggressive actions of the company & its close alignment with local politicians & the police have led this struggle down a dark path - protests, intimidation, arrests & confrontations. https://ifnotusthenwho.me/story/from-our-ancestors/
Join Cooperation Jackson for the Summer of Our Power Southern People’s Movement Assembly for a Just Transition
A 2015 US Social Forum and Climate Justice Alliance Southern Assembly
Friday, June 26th – Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Climate change is not a looming future threat, it is a clear and present danger, and it is already threatening the livelihoods, living conditions, and life chances of historically oppressed peoples and the working class throughout the South.
From the inhabitants of the coastal lowlands of the Gulf who are witnessing the sea reclaim the land and watching their livelihoods, lifestyles, and ancestral homelands disappear along with it; to the midland farmers and harvesters of the region who are dealing with the rapid flora and fauna change and steady, but growing disruptions to the harvesting and growing seasons, the South is already feeling the destructive impact of climate change. There are also thousands who are beginning to suffer from infectious diseases, old and new, that are beginning to thrive in the region as a direct result of climate change and the havoc it creating to the ecology, like the Nile virus and deadly Amoebas.Read more
Nihígaal bee Iiná were asked by the Apache Stronghold to do food support this past weekend for their Oak Flat occupation festivities and cooked for at least 400 people (team work makes the dream work!) Thank you to our Apache relatives for the appreciation dinner. We look forward to standing in solidarity with you all at tomorrow's demonstration which will be held at Mc Cain's office in Tucson, AZ!Read more