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Indigenous: What happened to Cochabamba Peoples Accord?

Statement of Concern from the Indigenous Environmental Network What Happened to the Text from the Cochabamba s People s Accord? By Indigenous Environmental Network Media Contacts: IEN media hotline: +52 998 108 0748 Email: ienCop16media@gmail.com Photo: Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo, and Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham, cochairs of Working Group on Indigenous Peoples in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo copyright Ben Powless, Mohawk. CANCUN, Mexico — As indigenous peoples, we are extremely concerned that the principles agreed upon in the Cochabamba People s Agreement have been unilaterally removed from the negotiating document that was released on November 24th. Equally alarming is the misrepresentation of the Copenhagen Accord as a legitimate path forward, despite its widespread denouncement by civil society and its tepid reception last December in Denmark, when the United Nations merely took note of it. Read more … http://redroadcancun.com/?p=983 .

Press Conference: False Solutions to Climate Change Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

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MEDIA ADVISORY Global Justice Ecology Project with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the ETC Group present: FALSE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE Nuclear, Coal, Geoengineering and CDM Funding (TUESDAY) WHO: Nikke Alex – Din , USA is Din (Navajo) originally from Dilcon, Arizona (Navajo Nation). She is the Executive Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition, an environmental justice organization based in Flagstaff, AZ. Nikke has carried out independent research about the impact of both uranium and coal mining on the Navajo people. Nikke has worked at the US Department of Justice in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program and the US Environmental Protection Agency with the Tribal Science Council in Washington, DC. Read more … http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/p/cancun-indigenous-alerts.html

Red Road Cancun: Explosing the lies and demanding climate justice

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The Indigenous Environmental Network team exposes the scam of carbon trading, and the debt of polluting nations By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Watch live and streaming videos: http://redroadcancun.com/?p=454 IEN media hotline: +52 998 108 0748 IEN e-mail: ienCop16media@gmail.com +Contacto de Medios IEN Medios: +52 998 108 0748; Correo Electr nico: IENcop16media@gmail.com CANCUN, Mexico The scam of carbon trading and false solutions to climate change are being exposed by the Indigenous Environmental Network, in a live broadcast from a crew of Native broadcasters at the Cancun Climate Summit. The Indigenous Environmental Network s live program, Red Road Cancun, http://www.redroadcancun.com/ was hosted today by Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca from Oklahoma and Dallas Goldtooth, Dakota Navajo. The team includes Clayton Thomas-Muller, Cree and Tar Sands Campaign organizer from Canada. Tom Goldtooth, IEN executive director, Navajo and Dakota, said the negotiations in C

Red Road Cancun: Indigenous Voices Live from Cancun

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Ben Powless, Mohawk/IEN (NOV 29, 2010) The Indigenous Environmental Network is broadcasting live from the Cancun Climate Summit. Red Road Cancun, http://www.redroadcancun.com/ , webcast by Earthcycles, offers the world the voices of Indigenous Peoples. These are the voices that polluting corporations and governments do not want to be heard. As profiteers push for carbon market scams and seizures of land and water rights, IEN is providing an online platform for Indigenous voices to halt threats to Indian lands, water and forests. At the Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in April, more than 35,000 people gathered at the invitation of President Evo Morales. The majority were Indigenous Peoples. There were 17 working groups which produced declarations, culminating in the Peoples Agreement. It calls for new standards for greenhouse emissions and recognition of the rights

Vicam Pueblo: In Defense of Water, National Indigenous Congress 2010

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NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS DECLARATION OF V CAM IN DEFENSE OF WATER, THE EARTH, AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES English translation by Sal Baldenegro and Wenona Benally Espanol : http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/11/vicam-pueblo-en-defensa-del-agua.html Censored News Photo 1: Sonora coastline Photo 2 National Indigenous Congress 2010 on Yaqui Pueblo copyright Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham . GATHERED IN THE HOMELAND OF THE YAQUI, THE PEOPLES, TRIBES, AND NATIONS OF THE PUR PECHA, NAHUA, WIX RIKA, COCAPAH, O\’ODHAM, YAQUI, MAYO-YOREME, MIXTECO, TRIQUI, TZOTZIL AND OTOM , IN COOPERATION WITH MEXICAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, AND WITH VARIOUS COUNTRIES OF THE AMERICAS, ASIA, AND EUROPE TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FORUM IN DEFENSE OF WATER, AND RECOGNIZING THAT: 1. WATER, OUR MOTHER AND FATHER, IS THAT WHICH GIVES US LIFE ALONG WITH THE EARTH, FIRE, AND AIR. IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR LIVES AND OF THE EXISTENCE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS BORN AND THAT IS ALIVE;

BOLIVIA: Cancun should not be Copenhagen Part II

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Cancun Climate Summit: Even before the summit begins, the World Bank and corporate governments are scheming, targeting forests for carbon credit scams and the Earth for more pollution By World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo 1: IEN Bolivia CANCUN, Mexico — (November 27, 2010) At the next meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), which begins November 29th in Cancun, Mexico, the 192 member states must agree on a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. However, on November 24th, the President of the Ad-Hoc Working group on Long-Term Action issued a new document that attempts to legitimize the Copenhagen Accord, which the United Nations merely took note of last December in Denmark. Read more http://pwccc.wordpress.com Live webstream from the Indigenous Environmental Network\’s Red Road Cancun begins Monday, Nov. 29, 20

AIM Women\’s Leadership: Infiltration and stalking by US agents

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Women in the American Indian Movement share the stories of their lives By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Women in the American Indian Movement shared stories of lives lived with great courage, as federal agents stalked them and attempted to intimidate them, during the AIM International Conference this week. The AIM Women s Leadership panel brought together five AIM women to share their life stories. Anne Begay, Navajo, was among them. Begay is the mother of Kathy Peltier, the daughter of Leonard Peltier. Begay spoke of her Dine family, a medicine family of men and women medicine people, who provided her with a childhood of structure, rich with history and culture. After returning from the Longest Walk in 1978, Begay took her daughter Kathy to the park one day. Her daughter was about two years old at the time. This gentleman sat down next to me, with shiny shoes. He began to question her. Who s her father? None of your business, Begay told

Navajo Jean Whitehorse: Boarding schools, relocation and sterilization

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The Occupation of Alcatraz offered Navajo Jean Whitehorse the best education By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Whitehorse, Navajo, endured the US government s boarding schools, relocation and sterilization. Today, she says the BIA unwittingly gave her the best education that money could buy; not by giving her job training in the San Francisco area, but by placing her near the Occupation of Alcatraz. At the age of 19, it was the right time and the right place for Whitehorse to learn who she was as an American Indian. Speaking at the 42nd Anniversary of the American Indian Movement, during the weeklong conference, Whitehorse described her own journey, beginning with the exile of her people, the Navajo or Dine . Whitehorse said when Navajos were forced on the Longest Walk, they were removed from their homeland for four years. The government returned Navajos to only ten percent of their land, and only did so because the government felt the la

Listen: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony: KPFA Alcatraz Free Radio

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Listen now, recorded live by KPFA: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/65584 Sunrise Ceremony – November 25, 2010 at 6:00am Click to listen (or download ) Article and photos by Brenda Norrell/Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of people gathered on Alcatraz Island to remember those who occupied the island in 1969 in a stand of resistance for Native American rights. Before first light, the ceremony began with Pomo traditional dancers. Maori are among those honoring the traditions and culture of their peoples. Before sunrise, live on KPFA Radio, Wounded Knee spoke of the Shellmound Walk and the need to protect the Shellmounds. Radley Davis offered a traditional song, with Doug Duncan and the Pomo Dancers. With more than 4,000 people gathered, children and family members of those who occupied Alcatraz shared memories. Fred Short spoke on honoring the traditions and recognizing the warriors who stood up against the oppression of the govern

AIM Conference: Video Highlights 2010

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LINKS TO VIDEO HIGHLIGHS AIM Women share strength and power at 42nd AIM Anniversary By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ SAN FRANCISCO — The American Indian Movement\’s 42nd Anniversary continues today, Friday, at the Baha\’i Center, beginning at noon, with a concert at 6 pmt: www.aimwest.info Here are some highlights from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday webcasts by Earthcycles. (Move the time bar, the tiny circle, forward to locate speakers on the videos.) AIM Women\’s Leadership : Go to hour 1:54:30; Morning Star, Madona Thunderhawk, Yvonne Swan, Anne Begay and Corine Fairbanks: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11046674 Wednesday evening: Aztec dancers, Clyde Bellecourt and the Native Youth Discussion: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11067683 Clyde Bellecourt , AIM cofounder: Go to time: 1:27:00: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11046674 Yvonne Swan, Colville, and Jean Whitehorse, Navajo: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11027639 Indigenous Rights speaker Roxanne Dunb

Zapatistas and Vicam Yaquis: In Defense of Water

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Photos above: Copyright Ofelia Rivas, O\’odham. (Top) The Defense of the Water in Vicam Pueblo, Sonora, with Yaqui authorities, CNI representatives and organizers of the event. National Indigenous Congress: Official document \’En Defensa del Agua\’ http://www.scribd.com/doc/44094723/Defensa-del-Agua-DECLARACION-DE-VICAM English translation: Declaration \’In Defense of Water\’ http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2010/11/vicam-pueblo-in-defense-of-water.html At the Indigenous National Congress on Yaqui\’s Vicam Pueblo, Zapatistas are the Stronghold By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Ofelia Rivas at Bolivia Climate Summit/Copyright Ben Powless VICAM PUEBLO, Sonora, Mexico — The Zapatistas joined Indigenous Peoples from throughout Mexico at the Yaquis Vicam Pueblo in Sonora, Mexico, for the National Indigenous Congress. With the urgent message, In Defense of Water, Indigenous Peoples united in the struggle for autonomy and protection of Mother

LISTEN NOW: Clyde Bellecourt AIM San Francisco

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42nd Anniversary of AIM hosted by AIM West UPDATED: Listen NOW: AIM Women\’s Leadership Yvonne Swan, Morning Star Gali, Anne Begay, Madonna Thunder Hawk and Corine Fairbanks. Anne Begay, Navajo, mother of Kathy Peltier, daughter of Leonard Peltier, told of being questioned when Kathy was two years old. He said, Well, we know who you are. And if you re smart, you ll know what we did to Anna Mae can happen to your daughter too. The women\’s panel is speaking now of infiltration and the government agents with “shiny shoes” that stalked them and led to lives of fear for their children. Yvonne Swan, Colville, said the government is just a screen for the corporations. Madonna Thunderhawk, Lakota, spoke of the beginning of the movement and the harmony and spirit of family that existed. “As Clyde said, \’We were a movement.\'” She said, “Anyone could jump on our bandwagon.” “The respect was just there.” Thunderhawk spoke of men and women treating

VIDEO: Virginia Police attack Akwesasne film crew in \’Mississippi Burning\’ style attack

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Virginia State Police vs. Akwesasne by Giniti Harcum El BeyCensored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Virginia State Police stopped van occupied by Onkwehonwe shooting movie in Virginia. Driver was allegedly speeding and did not have license. He got two tickets. Troopers starting Harassing Leadhorse Choctaw, because he didn\’t have ID and arrested him. Leadhorse was released on $5000 bail. The men were told that Northerners and Indians are not liked here because this is where the South surrendered to the North in War of Aggression (misnomer Civil War). Ely Parker (Seneca) drew up the surrender papers and it is said to have actually accepted the surrender. What crimes did these cops commit? Tell it to them. Virginia State Police James M. Buzzard Badge 551 Division 3 – Area 21 240 Third Division Loop Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Phone complaint: 434-352-7128 (434-352-9058 Fax)

LIVE TODAY: AIM Conference, Nov. 22, 2010

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WATCH LIVE NOW TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: Earthcycles website is down Tuesday morning. Watch live on Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kmecradio AIM International 42nd Anniversary, San Francisco, Nov. 22-26, 2010 Live on the web: Earthcycles is setting up and the broadcst will begin shortly: http://www.earthcycles.net/ Photo: AIM conference Friday nigh concert 2009 San Francisco/Brenda Norrell . AIM West: www.aimwest.info Monday, November 22nd 10:00AM 6:00 pm San Francisco City College, Mission Campus 1125 Valencia Street * 10:00 am Welcoming Ceremony, Introduction; and theme, Climate Change, Land and Self-Determination. Special Guests speakers: Clyde Bellecourt and Yvonne Swann. 10:30 am Press Conference Light Breakfast 11:00 am Panel on regional reports; and state of the nation. 12:00 pm Lunch (provided by H.O.M.E.Y.) Short film on AIM. 1:00 pm Panel on Treaties and Agreements Ratified and unratified; Federally Recognized, Unrecognized/Disenrollment 2:45 pm Break 3: pm Panel on Health issues, Di

Watch Video: Southern Border Indigenous Roundtable

Watch webcast: Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium Indigenous Alliance without Borders, 3 hours: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10935828 Jose Matus, Yaqui director of the Alliance; Kat Rodriguez of Derechos Humanos; Julian Rivas, O\’odham from Mexico; Shannon Rivers, O\’otham from Gila River and Sarah Gonzales, director of the YWCA Racial Justice Program. Recorded by Earthcycles www.earthcycles.net and Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Lehman Brightman: The Real History of the Occupation of Alcatraz

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By Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans Photo: Harold Patty & Oohosis Wearing UNA “Indian Power” Buttons. Yet, Some People Whom Have Published These Picture\’s In Books Such as “You Are On Indian Land Alcatraz Island, 1969-1971 Edited By Troy R. Johnson, Seem To Over Look This. . . Why? .. Indian occupiers moments after the removal from Alcatraz Island on June 11, 1971. They are (from left): Harold Patty, a Paiute from Nevada; Oohosis, a Cree from Canada; Peggy Lee Ellenwood, a Sioux from Wolf Point, Montana; Sandy Berger, from Fort Hall, Idah Ilka Hartmann 2009 http://www.ilkahartmann.com/ Read more and watch videos of the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz: http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/11/lehman-brightman-real-history-of.html

AIM: US Celebrates Massacre on Thanksgiving

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42nd Anniversary of AIM Nov. 22 — 26: Schedule and info: http://aimwest.info/ Broadcast live on Earthcycles: http://www.earthcycles.net/ By Tony Gonzales, AIM West People still can t fathom the facts behind this day and how US society depicts, and perpetuates the myth about sitting down at the dinner table in solidarity with Indians having survived the hardships, and harvest! Another attempt at making fools of us by leaving out the rest of the story and how our kids are subjected to this wholesale propaganda and living a lie! The late, great Bill Wahpepah (AIM) started celebrating sunrise gatherings at Alcatraz Island circa 1974, to shatter these myths, besides honoring the Alcatraz Warriors who occupied the Rock for 19 months, and a community dinner, he dubbed, an extension of his humor unthanksgiving to give people a starting jolt! Y all have a good one now! Oh, and make plans to join us for the annual \’unthanksgiving\’ dinner, the \’Eagle invites the Condor\’ to dinner, N

Border Racism Targets People of Color

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Kat Rodriguez, Julian Rivas and Shannon Rivers/Photo Brenda Norrell . By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com TUCSON — The Indigenous Alliance without Borders hosted a Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium Thurs., Nov. 18. The panel focused on the political climate and racism in Arizona and how this affects Indigenous Peoples. Sponsored by the Indigenous Alliance without Borders/Alianza Indigena sin Fronteras, the panel was broadcast live by Earthcycles and Censored News. It is now available online. Julian Rivas, Tohono O odham in Mexico, said he was stopped by Border Patrol, with search dogs, three times on his way here. We say we are Tohono O odham, but that doesn t matter. It is the color of your skin. I feel safer in Mexico than here. Rivas said he sits at the table with the Zapatistas in Chiapas, pushing for human rights. He said Zapatistas understand the need to push for

Straightjacket: Navajo President Completes Water Rights Coup

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Navajo Water Rights Groups Respond to President s Water Settlement Signoff By Dine Water Rights Photos: Navajo water rights marches by Dine\’ Water Rights Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., has signed the Northeastern Arizona Water Rights Settlement, now making complete the coup, or outside takeover, of the three branches of our government. That settlement minimizes our rights, constrains us like a straightjacket, and puts us farther on the road to complete suppression. Great nations like great men should keep their word. This famous sentence was written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, in his dissent in the 1960 case of Federal Power Commission v. Tuscarora Indian Nation. He was distressed that the majority of the Court betrayed both the Tuscarora s trust and the honor of the United States by allowing the violation of treaties with the Tribe and the flooding of their reservation. That is how we feel today; distressed and violated by our own Council and President, who

Rivers: Border Rights and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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By Brenda Norrell Censored News http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com Photo: Shannon Rivers speaks with Angie Ramon at the Border Roundtable/Photo Brenda Norrell. Watch this presentation: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10935828 TUCSON — Shannon Rivers, O odham from the Gila River Indian Community, discussed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, during the Southern Border Indigenous Peoples Roundtable Symposium. As of today, the United States has not endorsed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” said Rivers, who serves as Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus Co-chair on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Rivers pointed out that the US is now the only country in the world failing to act on the Declaration. The border panel, sponsored by the Indigenous Alliance without Borders on Nov. 18, is now available on the web at Earthcycles and Censored News. Speaking on Indigenous Peoples border rights, Rivers pointed out that Article 36 of the UN Declaration stat
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