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 […]
In this month’s Underreported Struggles: Alaska Natives win battle against world’s largest zinc mine; Mayan communities order halt to mining projects on their land; Indigenous Peoples of Guyana demand the right to consent; Colombia government signs accord with Indigenous People; Coastal First Nations bar tankers, pipeline from their territories. Indigenous People bar proposed pipeline from […]
This is a trailer for the upcoming film series Losing Sacred Ground by the Sacred Land Film Project. Currently, the series is about half way through the production phase. Once completed, in 2011, the series will be aired on public television. Giving voice to Indigenous People around the world, Losing Sacred Ground exposes “the greatest […]
For countless generations the Winnemem Wintu have lived along the McCloud River watershed, in what is now northern California. Originally one of nine “Wintu” bands, the Winnemem view themselves as caretakers and protectors of water and all life – a task they accomplish through prayer, ceremony, songs, and dances. Before colonization the Winnemem numbered over […]
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