“Asserting Self-Determination Over Cultural Property” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Debra Harry, founder, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism. Debra Harry is Northern Paiute, from Pyramid Lake, Nevada. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that assists Indigenous peoples in the protection […]
In this short video, Roger Clark from the Grand Canyon Trust takes an EcoFlight over four uranium mines situated near the Grand Canyon National park. This bird’s eye view will give you an idea of what’s in store for the region and its watersheds that bring water to more than 25 million people. It will […]
During his election campaign in 2008, U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to help protect Indigenous Cultural Rights and Sacred places, stating in his platform that “Native American sacred places and site-specific ceremonies are under threat from development, pollution, and vandalism. Barack Obama supports legal protections for sacred places and cultural traditions, including Native ancestors’ burial […]
A group of Tribal Nations, Native Rights Organizations, and Social/Environmental Justice Allies have joined forces to address the US federal governments’ lack of cooperation and consultation when it comes to corporate development on Indigenous Territories. “Corporate development of federal lands that overlap sacred Tribal ancestral lands not only further the desecration and destruction of sacred […]
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its long awaited ruling surrounding Arizona’s San Francisco Peaks, and the religious freedoms of 13 Indigenous Nations who hold the Peaks sacred. In a split decision, the court decided to reverse the previous March 2007 ruling that opposed the Arizona Snowbowl’s plan to add fake snow made […]
I’ve been following the genographic project (off and on) for several months now – mainly because I was amazed by the opinions and perspectives of those who talk about it. Many speak of it like it’s the latest, greatest, coolest thing ever. Most Indigenous People (on Turtle Island) though, are staunchly opposed to it. I […]
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