This fight is far from over. We will never stop until Wedzin Kwa is safe. We need everyone, all of our allies, all of our supporters, to throw down either where you are or come to the Yintah. We will never give up, we will always uphold Wet’suwet’en law – it predates colonial law. All of our guests are protecting Wedzin Kwa under Wet’suwet’en authority. Featuring audio from Sleydo’s interview with Its Going Down on This is America #152. Check out the full interview here: https://itsgoingdown.org/this-is-amer… Take Action: 🔥 Host a solidarity rally or action in your area. 🔥 Issue a solidarity statement from your organization or group. Email to: email@example.com 🔥 Pressure the government, banks, and investors. http://yintahaccess.com/take-action-1 🔥 Donate. http://go.rallyup.com/wetsuwetenstrong 🔥 Come to Camp. yintahaccess.com/ 🔥 Spread the word. #ShutDownCanada #AllOutForWedzinKwa #WetsuwetenStrong #ExpectUs More information and developing stories: Website: Yintahaccess.com IG: @yintah_access Twitter: @Gidimten Facebook: @wetsuwetenstrong Youtube: Gidimten Access Point TikTok: GidimtenCheckpoint
“The People’s Home, encapsulates the events that occurred in 1969 and during the 19-month occupation, and chronicles the ceremony that took place 50 years later. “
“Robert Free who was one of the original occupiers, raised a tipi on the island in 1969. This became the symbol for the movement in pursuit of self determination. On the 50th anniversary of these events, Free, accompanied by indigenous youth journey back to Alcatraz Island, raise a tipi to honor those who ignited the movement and conduct a ceremony to pass the responsibility of continuing the pursuit of self-determination and justice to the youth.”
(Voices of Ulali, Richard Oakes, Robert Free, Richard Movescamp, Corinna Gould, Peter Bratt, Lupe Avila, et al. )
CANADA: High levels of cancer-causing chemicals found
PERU: Indigenous protests against state oil pipeline
GUATEMALA: 60 Indigenous mine opponents arrested
SCOTLAND: Indigenous climate activists denounce COP26 deal
CANADA: Government delays response to UN criticism
Around the world: First Nations people exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in Canada, Indigenous protests against a nickel mine and an oil pipeline, and Indigenous activists denounce a COP26 Glasgow deal as Canada fails to meet a UN deadline.
CONTENT WARNING: POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS WOMEN
The RCMP violently raided unceded Gidimt’en territory on November 19th, 2021, removing Indigenous women from their land at gunpoint on behalf of TC Energy’s proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline.
The raid involved about 50 police, including 20 tactical officers in green military fatigues, with assault weapons and attack dogs who surrounded the camp. During the raid, the RCMP breached two structures – Skïy ze’ Cabin, a cabin built on the proposed drill pad site, and a nearby tiny home. RCMP cut the camp’s satellite internet and radio antenna cords.
The police attempted to enter the tiny house, but Cas Yikh supporting chief Sleydo’ demanded to see a warrant. Police then broke down the door with an axe and a chainsaw belonging to the land defenders, and arrested everyone inside, including Sleydo’. Police also entered Skïy ze’ cabin with a chainsaw and arrested everyone there, including Dinï ze’ Woos’ daughter, Jocey.
For 56 days, Gidimt’en land defenders (under the direction of Dinï ze’ Woos) re-occupied their ancestral Cas Yikh territory, blocking the Coastal Gaslink pipeline from drilling beneath Wet’suwet’en headwaters. The land reclamation known as Coyote Camp was established to protect the sacred Wedzin Kwa. Over the course of November 18th-19th, 32 people were arrested, including 3 journalists and 3 Legal Observers. All land defenders have now been released from prison, with a February 14th, 2022 court date.
Tokata and Chase Ironeyes, appeared on Christiane Amanpour’s show, broadcast on both PBS and CNN, to talk about COP26, the anti-pipeline stands, and the future of Indigenous and climate justice.
Tokata’s friend, Greta Thunberg, put it in Glasgow, “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure. It should be obvious that we cannot solve the crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place.”
Tlingit indigenous representative denouncing capitalism/colonialism at yesterday’s demonstration, which took place in front of COP26 main entrance. Action organised by APIB – Indigenous Peoples Articulation of Brazil.
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#landback #anticapitalism #anticolonialism #COP26coalition #climatejustice #INDIGENOUS #XR #cop26 #cop26glasgow
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Phil Two Eagle is not opposed to the fact that the giant sculpture of American presidents is a major tourist attraction but he thinks the park should have a different focus: oppression.
ount Rushmore national memorial draws nearly 3 million visitors a year to its remote location in South Dakota. They travel from all corners of the globe just to lay their eyes on what the National Park Service calls America’s “shrine of democracy”.
Amid mounting frustration, Whetung and other Indigenous leaders have launched national class-action lawsuits against the federal government. Arguing the federal government failed to provide clean water and forced communities to live in a manner “consistent with life in developing countries” they are suing the government for C$2.1bn (US1.7bn) damages – the costs associated with years of bottled water trucked and a water treatment system for the whole community.
Curve Lake First Nation, a forested community in southern Canada, is surrounded on three sides by fresh water. But for decades, residents have been unable to safely make use of it. Wary of crumbling infrastructure and waterborne illness, the community instead relies on shipments of bottled water.
Featuring T-Rhyme, Drezus, Eekwol, Violent Ground, David Strickland and more.
fter the recent discovery of hundreds of Indigenous children’s unmarked graves at former Canadian residential schools, Drezus – an rapper of Cree and Ojibwe heritage from the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan province – grew unsure about his longstanding plans to release a new music video, Bless.
An estimated 8.3m hectares (20.5m acres) of land in the North Island – nearly 73% of the landmass – as well as almost the entire South Island were taken from Māori through confiscation and inequitable purchases between 1840 and 1939.
wo years ago, a small pocket of land three kilometres from Auckland’s international airport became the most prominent site of a struggle by Māori, New Zealand’s indigenous people, to reclaim land confiscated by the crown more than 150 years ago.
NDN Collective responds to blatant erasure of Indigenous people in South Dakota social studies standards
NDN Collective In response to the erasure of Indigenous history from South Dakota’s newly proposed social studies standards, which includes over a dozen omitted references to the Oceti Sakowin – the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people who are Indigenous to South Dakota and surrounding states – NDN Collective released the
Ku Stevens, Yerington Paiute Tribe, is 17, and a runner. His great grandfather Frank Quinn attended the Stewart Indian School in 1913. Quinn ran away three times.
When news broke of the mass graves found in Canada at residential schools earlier this year, one young cross country runner in Nevada thought of his own family. Ku Stevens, Yerington Paiute Tribe, is 17, and a runner. His great grandfather Frank Quinn attended the Stewart Indian School in 1913.
On July 23, 2021, a Minnesota court ordered Hubbard County police officers to stop obstructing a driveway that leads to a Line 3 pipeline protest camp.
One attorney described the blockade as “an outrageous abuse of law enforcement authority serving the interests of the Enbridge corporation against its environmental opponents.”
RIP Haunani-Kay Trask. (1949 – July 3, 2021)
Hawaiian nationalist, educator, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Trask co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation, winning nine different awards in three different countries.
Four Arrested after NDN LANDBACK Campaign Mounts Upside-Down Flag From 100-Ft Grain Silo | NDN Collective
Rapid City, SD – Today, Indigenous climbers representing 10 different Nations from Turtle Island and Palestine were arrested for confronting the legacy of white supremacy that is commemorated every 4th of July. Climbers ascended the 100-ft Dakota Mills Grain silo situated on Lakota lands in downtown Rapid City and mounted an upside down American flag with “LANDBACK” written prominantly across it.