Saturday, September 23, 2017

Big Mountain -- Elders Now Silent as Drilling Begins

Big Mountain - Elders Now Silent as Drilling Begins

Big Mountain Dineh Kept Land Pristine an Extra 40 Years, Now the End

Written by Bahe Y. Katenay, September 2017
Sheep Dog Nation Rocks

"Seven new drill sites for water, at the heart of Big Mountain, might now set the stage for what is to come, the final phase of the energy wars, the Four Corners National Sacrifice Area, and the corporate war machine of the US’s dying wish to win the world." 
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Mohawk Nation News 'Kanekota Women File Objection'


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MNN. Sept. 22, 2017. The following notice is served on the violators of the kaia-nere-kowa by Registered Mail on September 22, 2017. 
TO: The Township of Southgate , 185667 Grey Cty Rd 9
RR 1 Dundalk On N0C 1B0, 519-923-3483, Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation PO Box 15   Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 2Z5, Corporation of Canada and Corporation of Ontario
Regarding Bio-Fuel Proposal in Dundalk Ontario within kanekota, a territory in kanienkeh, also known as rotino-shonni-onwe 
FROM: The kohtihon-tia-kwenio of the kanion-keh-haka/Mohawk of the of the rotino-shonni-onwe [Iroquois].
OBJECTION: To the encroachment by the corporate entities on a portion of our territory known by the occupiers as the “Haldimand tract” and by the onkwe-hon-weh as kanekota. It is located on the northern part of the British protectorate for the kanion-ke-haka. The corporate encroachers are trying to illegally install a biomass development on kanekota without our knowledge or permission. This imposition violates the kaia-nere-kowa, the original instructions of creation, and the order made by Captain General Haldimand in 1784.  
BASIS OF ACTION: WAMPUM 44 OF THE kaia-nereh-kowa, the great peace.
WHEREAS the original instructions designates the kohtihon-tia-kwenio – the women – are the natural caretakers of the land, water and air of “onowarekeh” [Turtle Island] since the beginning, to preserve and protect the land for the future generations.
WHEREAS the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People affirms that the all corporate entities must seek our permission and consent to encroach on our land.
WHEREAS states must fully explain their intentions for and violations of all life on turtle island; we hereby notify the above noted corporations and the Chief of the General Staff in London, of this current violation of the kaia-nere-kowa.
WHEREAS According to the original instructions between us and creation, the kohtihon-tia-kwenio, speaking for all life, order these corporations to protect all life on ono-ware-keh or leave turtle island.
WE, THE kohti-hon-tia-kwennio OF THE rotino-shonni-onwe, MAKE NOTICE OF THIS OBJECTION AS FULL AND FAIR NOTICE THAT:
These corporations will not violate our authority as true natural caretakers of the land since the beginning of the original instructions to survive and coexist with all nature as brothers and sisters on mother earth; that no foreign sovereign will pass laws and legislation violating this; and that these entities must deal with the kohtihon-tia-kwenio as required under our original instructions; that all individual or foreign entities shall not invade our human, spiritual and political rights on ono-ware-keh; and that they shall come to us through proper diplomatic channels to explain how they will fully adhere to the original instructions on all issues affecting land, water, air and all life on ono-ware-keh. turtle island.
1)The women do not tolerate violations of the original instructions, ancient customs, traditions, inherent rights and agreements by the corporations of Canada and its entities. The women and the waters from the ground have a duty to sustain all life without interference.
2)These corporations are ordered to inform the women as the inherent authority on these lands and waters on behalf of our mother earth on how they will carry out the original instructions.
3)Should these corporations breach the original instructions of creation, necessary measures shall be taken. Govern yourselves accordingly.
Kanion’ke:haka of the rotino’shonni:onwe:
kohtihon’tia:kwennio rotiskarewake /s/________________
Contact: 519-925-9695. thahoketoteh, rotiskarewake aserakowa 4-325 Robert Street, Shelburne, [inside kanekota] ON L9V 3B8.
To: Prime Minister Hon. Justin Trudeau, 80 Wellington St. Ottawa ON K1A; Premier of Ontario Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Legislature, Toronto 416-42-6777,; Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB”
Tekentiokwenhuksten are the 49 families that make up the rotino-shonni-onwe/Iroquois confederacy. They form the circle that exercises the power of the people that comes from the original instructions.  
Notice published on Sept. 22, 2017.
The Skillet sing about resistance: “I am a nation, I am a million faces. Formed together, made for elevation. I am a soldier, I won’t surrender. Faith is like a fire that never burns to embers. (Who’s gonna stand up, who’s gonna fight?) The voice of the unheard (Who’s gonna break these chains and lies?) Love is the answer. I gotta speak it, believe it, that’s how I feel inside. can’t, can’t sit here quiet.”
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

American Indian Movement International Film Festival 2017

Still Winning -- Standing Rock Water Protectors are 'Those who run ahead'

Photo Cassi Alexandra for NPRStanding Rock Water Protectors are still winning, on the homefront and around the world
By Brenda NorrellCensored News
Those with vision, who are ahead of their time, are often not appreciated by the mainstream. But as time goes on, the reality, and the power, of what the water protectors in Standing Rock camps accomplished, is being manifest.
The spiritual resistance of the camps, and the non-violent direct action of Red Warrior Camp, brought the 'Water is Life' movement to the world and set in motion a new force for mankind.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and the police he brought in from throughout the United States, responded with brutality and excessive force, violating the civil rights and human rights of water protectors.
Now, in Rochester, Minn., a police officer suspended for supporting Standing Rock, and speaking out against police excessive force, has won a $1 million lawsuit.
"The city of Rochester will pay a police officer $1 million to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. Lt. Elisa Umpierre filed the claim saying she was suspended for comments she made on Facebook in support of protesters at Standing Rock and another about excessive force by police officers."
Back in North Dakota, Esquire magazine interviews Rattler, an Oglala Lakota water protector from Pine Ridge, who made a stand to protect the Missouri River and the drinking water of millions from Dakota Access pipeline.
Esquire is one of many national and international publications now realizing that the stand at Standing Rock is only the beginning.
Esquire writes, "Rattler, 45, legal name Michael Markus, is one of six native activists facing near-unprecedented federal charges related to the Standing Rock protest camps against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)."
Kanahus Manuel, Secwepemc, is a water protector from what is known as British Columbia, Canada. Kanahus' efforts to build tiny houses in the path of a pipeline have attracted widespread media attention.
Kanahus writes that Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan is now applying for a permit for a 1,000 man Man Camp in Blue River, unceded Secwepemc Territory.
"Time to fall in line and get to the frontlines," Kanahus writes.
Already, oil and gas workers living in the Man Camps on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota, have violated and abused Native women and children, and are a magnet for criminals looking for quick money and violence, while poisoning the water, land and air.
Internationally, a delegation of powerful Indigenous women are departing for Norway, Switzerland and Germany. The second divestment delegation of WECAN International will meet with banks and financial institutions urging divestment in Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access Pipeline, and fossil fuels.
The Autumn 2017 Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation members include: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Lakota historian, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder/landowner of Sacred Stone Camp); Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota pediatrician, living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota); Jackie Fielder (Mnicoujou Lakota and Mandan-Hidatsa, Campaign Coordinator of Lakota People's Law Project and organizer with Mazaska Talks); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and a founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock); and Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders); along with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN Executive Director and delegation facilitator.)
With hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and wildfires, the attention to water protectors and climate change intensifies.
Standing Rock water protectors are the beacons.
They are those who run ahead.

Article copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News