I have to begin my column this week by stating up front that I am Haudenosaunee. I support traditional governance based on the Kaianerehkowa and a culture grounded with the Ohenton Karihwatehkwen (Words Before All Else) and the Tiohateh (the Two Row Wampum). I must emphasize that it is traditional governance I support rather than “traditional government.”
Now in Central America and headed south, Leadhorse Choctaw shares “Kabooca Towa\’ stickball game, the game of peace July 2014: New! Read Leadhorse Choctaw\’s Journal Overland through the Americas http://indigenousresistancejuly2014.blogspot.com/2014/07/journal-of-leadhorse-choctaw-overland.html By Leadhorse Choctaw Censored News Leadhorse Choctaw is on a journey through Central and South America, now headed for Honduras, sharing the traditional game of peace Kabocca Towa (stickball game). “It is a game used to settle disputes between tribes and people,” Leadhorse said. He is welcoming Indigenous Peoples in the south to the world series championship in Choctaw, Mississippi, in mid July in 2014. “I love that the people I have met on the way south all smile and laugh all the time, sounds like our people in the north, just in a different locations.” Thanks to Leadhorse for sharing his photos and stories with Censored News. Update: Leadhorse in El Salvador! “I\’ ve climbed mountains, crossed rivers, walked, hitchhiked, and bused to connect our people of peace, meeting more today and more soon.” “F riends in the El Salvador. They helped the Peace and Dignity runners when they came through and are helping us here.”
|Friend in El Salvador|
|Cheyenne River Lakota Robin LeBeau \’Reject and Protect\’ in DC|
Cowboy and Indian Alliance\’s Reject and Protect at Sec. State John Kerry\’s home BREAKING NEWS, Friday, April 25, 2014 Top photos by Jamie Henn Censored News WASHINGTON DC — Ponca Casey Camp-Horinek opened the Interfaith Ceremony outside US Secretary of State John Kerry\’s home this morning, during the Cowboy and Indian Alliance\’s Reject and Protect action to halt approval of the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline, threatening future generations. “If they won\’t acknowledge our voices, at least they can acknowledge our prayers,” Camp-Horinek said at the ceremony. Chief Rueben George said his mother told him, “Warrior Up! Stand up and fight for what you believe in!” “This money will be gone tomorrow, this land will be here forever,” said Chief Rueben George, Sundance Chief and Member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation in northern Vancouver, BC .
|Outside John Kerry\’s house today Photo by Mike Hudema.|
Below, in DC Friday, April 25, 2014: Shared by Dallas Goldtooth: Reject and Protect round dance occupies intersection in Georgetown, blocks streets today!
(Photo below) Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, and Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate (Yankton Dakota) hold the Fort Laramie Treaty outside Canadian Embassy on April 23, during Reject and Protect action in DC.
(Photo by Garth Lenz / iLCP)
|Art Tanderup and Casey Camp on MSNBC\’s The Ed Show this week.|
|Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, screen capture by Censored News|
English, Dutch and French
WASHINGTON DC — Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, said the white man has turned on its own. White farmers and ranchers on the route of the Keystone XL pipeline are having to face the same seizure of the land and destruction that Native Americans have always faced. Speaking during the Cowboy and Indian Alliance s Reject and Protect action in DC, Camp-Horinek said the tar sands have already devastated First Nations relatives in Canada and is now targeting Native Americans and their relatives to the south. Joined by ranchers from Nebraska, Camp-Horinek said, They are having to face the same thing as we did in all these centuries of the devastation of our earth, where the white man would come through and just take what he wanted.
|Reject and Protect in DC: Screen capture by Censored News|
Now he has turned on his own. He is going to the ranchers and farmers and is doing the same thing to them.
|Reject and Protect tipi raising: Screen capture Censored News|
We are determined that our great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren will be able to eat, to drink and to breathe.” Camp-Horinek is a long-time Native rights activist, environmentalist, and actress. As traditional Drumkeeper for the Ponca Pa-tha-ta, Woman s Scalp Dance Society, Camp-Horinek helps maintain the cultural identity of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma for herself, her family, and her community. Camp-Horinek recently testified before the Rights of Nature Tribunal in Ecuador. In her defense of Mother Earth, she has traveled worldwide and spoke to gatherings at the UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico in 2010. As an expert witness at the Rights of Nature Tribunal in Ecuador in January, Camp-Horinek described the responsibility of the caretakers and defenders of the Earth. She testified on the oil and gas drilling, and fracking, that is devastating Indian lands in the US. The Ecuador Tribunal followed the Mother Earth Conference in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2010. Following the gathering of Indigenous Peoples from around the word in Bolivia, both Bolivia and Ecuador created new laws stating the Rights of Nature. In Ecuador, Camp-Horinek said, “Our prophecies and teachings tell us that life on Mother Earth is in danger and is coming to a time of great transformation. As Indigenous Peoples, from the global South and North, we are accepting the responsibility designated by our prophecies to tell the world that we must live in peace with each other and Mother Earth to ensure harmony within Creation.” Watch the following video from the Reject and Protect action currently in DC. Listen to the words of Camp-Horinek and Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe founder of Honor the Earth. LaDuke describes the dream that brought her with her sister, and fighting on horseback the flow of the pipeline. http://www.idlenomore.ca/reject_and_protect_day_1 For permission to repost article: email@example.com Please share the link http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/04/reject-keystone-ponca-casey-camp-white.html Schedule for Reject and Protect in Washington on Saturday, April 26, 2014: http://rejectandprotect.org/the-plan-for-saturday-the-26th/ French translation by Christine Prat, thank you! http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=2332
………. Dutch translation by NAIS http://www.bloggen.be/natam/
From Russia and China, to Nebraska and Kansas, to the New York Times and CBC, the media is covering the Cowboy Indian Alliance in DC! By Brenda Norrell Censored News Hundreds of newspapers and TV stations — from China and Russia to Nebraska and Kansas, to the New York Times, NBC, CBC and more — are covering the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in DC, the Reject and Protect campaign fighting the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline! Here\’s a few of those:
Omaha World Herald
North Platte Bulletin
For more coverage, go to Google News, key words: Cowboy Indian Alliance DC
|Photo Bora Chung|
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