Cihuapilli Rose Amador talks with activist Wounded Knee De Ocampo and Native Voice TV, still photographer,Cipactzin David Romero about the desecration of sacred sites on Turtle Island and the importance of standing up to defend them. There is an alarming number of sacred sites in danger of being desecrated or destroyed throughout the United States […]
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 […]
The Klamath Justice Coalition organized a blockade in northern California this week, to stop a U.S. Forest Service logging contractor from damaging any sites held sacred by the Indigenous Karuk Nation. Before daybreak on December 16, members of the indigenous-led Coalition gathered at Orleans Mountain Lookout Road within the Six Rivers National Forest and set […]
A land reclamation in Colombia, an historic gathering Brazil, and two massive lawsuits filed by Indigenous Nations in Canada highlight this month’s roundup of Underreported Struggles. The Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) also tried more than 20 corporations in Peru; and to the surprise of many, the Ontario Court of Appeals unconditionally released Ardoch Algonquin Bob […]
In keeping with the patterns relayed in previous months, December was a time filled with both wanted and unwelcomed events. On the positive side, government officials in India acknowledged the Narmada dam was illegal; and in Canada, the Ontario Government announced they will be returning Ipperwash Park to the Chippewa. Elsewhere, in Australia, the Kuku […]
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