MAR 8, 2021 – Tulsan Joy Harjo – the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States – digs deep into the indigenous red earth in her first new recording in a decade, “I Pray for My Enemies.”
For Indigenous people in the area, the battle to preserve the land represents the latest front in a long and seemingly endless war. “By protecting treaty rights, we are protecting the land, we are protecting the mountains, we are protecting the wildlife,” says Latasha Calf Robe, a community organiser with the Blood Tribe. “Because these fights never end. If it’s coal mines one day, it’s pipelines the next day, and then it’s logging.”
To the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies extend beyond the horizon. To the west, the fields rise, and then sharply erupt into the Rocky Mountains.
Saint Paul, MN – Around 600 people gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 29, calling on President Biden to revoke permits for the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline project. The protest billed as ‘Protect the Water, Revoke the Permits’ started at Kellogg Park and marched into downtown to the local Army Corps of […]
Mexican indigenous resistance
ur latest Guardian documentary tells the story of Lupita, a courageous young Tzotzil-Maya woman at the forefront of a Mexican indigenous movement. Over twenty years after Lupita lost her family in the Acteal massacre in southern Mexico, she has become a spokesperson for her people and for a new generation of Mayan activists.
Great interview here
Resilient Integrity by Anil Prasad Copyright © 2021 Anil Prasad. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s contributions to the worlds of music and activism are critical and profound. Across her seven-decade career, the singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist has made generations think deeply about and reassess their perspectives on the problems faced by Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We’re just a few weeks away from the presidential inauguration and an historic milestone. If confirmed, Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. She’s been selected to lead the Department of the Interior. That’s the agency that oversees the country’s natural resources, national parks and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So in honor of this historic moment and to start the new year off right, we thought it would be a good chance to learn more about the native nations experience.
And for that, we’ve called Aaron Carapella. He’s the creator of Tribal Nations Maps. That’s a site dedicated to mapping the lands that Native Americans lived on prior to European settlement. And he’s recently launched a section of the site to highlight children’s books focused on characters and stories rooted in the Native American experience. And he’s with us now.
Fallis, a tribal citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was a water protector at Standing Rock during the resistance to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. She was arrested on Oct. 27, 2016 at an incident at Standing Rock. She was one of more than 140 people arrested in a violent clash with law enforcement led by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department on that day.
On July 11, 2018 Red Fawn was sentenced to 57 months pursuant to the terms of a non-cooperating plea agreement accepted by the court on January 22, 2018. In exchange for a guilty plea to the charge of Civil Disorder and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, the charge of Discharge of a Firearm in Relation to a Felony Crime of Violence was dismissed. Had Fallis gone to trial and been convicted of this charge, she’d have faced a minimum of 10 years and risked up to life in prison. She was sentenced to 18 months on the Civil Disorder charge and to a concurrent term of 57 months on the Possession charge.
COLONISERS HAVE ALWAYS BROUGHT DISEASE
But because of Cheyenne River’s lawsuit against the Trump administration, and because people’ve sent 28,000 emails to SD Governor Kristi Noem and federal agencies, our COVID checkpoints are still up and running. 🔥
The investigation by the Public Accountability Initiative, a nonprofit corporate and government accountability research institute, and its research database project LittleSis, details how police foundations in cities such as Seattle, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Salt Lake City are partially funded by household names such as Chevron, Shell and Wells Fargo.
Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation.
Standing Rock Indigenous Water Protector Sues North Dakota Police for Abuse of Civil Rights – Last Real Indians
On February 22, 2017, Eric W. Poemoceah was peacefully demonstrating against DAPL. He was unarmed, facing a group of about 30 militarized law enforcement officers clad in riot gear, with about 15 feet between him and the group of officers.
And so yesterday was the 2nd anniversary of the Turtle Island Radio Show 😎
In that time I’ve made 80 shows, I’ve played 588 artists and 1174 tracks and had around 2500 plays on mixcloud.
I’ve played music from the 1920s up to the present day all made by indigenous Turtle Islanders and their accomplices .
A big shout to all the artists for the amazing music they have produced over the years, the radio stations who played the show and to all who have helped and encouraged me. Too many to mention here but you know who you are.
And so on with the next chapter, really exciting news coming soon!
They bail out Wall Street banks who in turn destroy the Earth.
“35 global banks have expanded the fossil fuel sector with more than $2.7 trillion in the four years since the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. From fracking to LNGs to pipeline projects, the report shows how banks are funding Indigenous land grabs, the violation of Indigenous rights and eco-colonialism.”
Banking on Climate Change Report Reveals Banks Funded Climate Chaos with Trillions Since Paris Climate Agreement: From the Wet’suwet’en to the Dirty Tar Sands Pipelines, Banks are Funding Indigenous Land Grabs for Fossil Fuel Companies. March 18, 2020 – Indigenous Environmental Network partnering with Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Oil Change International, Reclaim Finance, and the…
A federal court orders the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to write a full environmental impact statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today, in a major win against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Judge James Boasberg of the U.S.
Autonomous Groups Are Mobilizing Mutual Aid Initiatives to Combat the Coronavirus
In the span of just a few weeks, the coronavirus has completely changed life as we know it, while also exposing the vast array of contradictions firmly entrenched within capitalist society. America has been laid bare as to what it always has been, a settler-colonial project that is the sole property of those who own it, as John Jay, one of the ‘Founding Fathers’ once argued.
Good list of Mutual Aid groups in US and Canada from Its Going Down
Happy to announce that the Turtle Island Radio Show will now be broadcast on radio AGORA 105,5 in Klagenfurt on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Thats as well as the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Fridays show at 11pm GMT+1 Saturdays show at 10.30pm GMT+1
Zapatista Women’s Statement: “On March 8, thousands of Zapatista women will gather in our caracoles and talk about the pain and rage that we heard in the two [international] women’s gatherings that we have held, but also about our struggles—ours as Zapatista women and yours, compañeras and sisters who are reading these words. We will also all wear something black on our clothes that day. Then on March 9, many of us will not go back to our communities but instead stay at the caracol and at dawn on the ninth, light thousands of candles so that in the caracoles and the Zapatista communities, the light of women will shine.”
To: Women who struggle in Mexico and around the worldFrom: The Zapatista indigenous women of the EZLN Compañera and sister: We greet you in the name of all of the Zapatista indigenous women of all ages, from the youngest to the wisest-the oldest, that is.