Posts Tagged ‘ indigenous resistance ’

Red Fawn Fallis Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

Red Fawn Fallis Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

from Water Protector Legal Collective Red Fawn Fallis appears outside the federal courthouse in Bismarck, N.D., on Dec. 8, 2017. Photo: Tom Stromme /The Bismarck Tribune/AP One Charge Dropped: Government to Recommend a Maximum of 7 Years Mandan, ND: Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis today notified the court of a change of plea pursuant...
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Rethinking Oil: Red Lake Tribal Council Votes to Rescind Deal with Enbridge Energy

Rethinking Oil: Red Lake Tribal Council Votes to Rescind Deal with Enbridge Energy

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION – Even the though the Red Lake Tribe approved a deal in 2015, which called for Enbridge Energy to pay $18.5 million for less than a half acre of land to run pipelines on its tribal land, last week the Red Lake Tribal Council...
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Meet the 23-Year-Old Who’s Helping Lead the Indigenous Resistance Against Pipelines

Meet the 23-Year-Old Who’s Helping Lead the Indigenous Resistance Against Pipelines

from Brit + Co / Natalie Zisa Jackie Fielder quit her full-time job in June 2017. But it wasn’t to travel the world or go back to school, like some other 23-year-olds. Instead, she made a bold decision to join Mazaska Talks, an organization that aims to encourage organizations and individuals to divest from...
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Fort McKay First Nation Ready to Take Legal Action Against Oilsands Project if Approved

Fort McKay First Nation Ready to Take Legal Action Against Oilsands Project if Approved

by David Thurton / cbcnews A Fort McKay elder and some youth at the Moose Lake reserve. (Fort McKay First Nation) The Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against any approval of an oilsands project near the First Nation’s ancestral homeland. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) began public hearings...
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Security Firm Used by DAPL Developer at Standing Rock Set to Go on Trial in October

Security Firm Used by DAPL Developer at Standing Rock Set to Go on Trial in October

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online Published January 10, 2018 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – TigerSwan, the private security firm hired by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), will go on trial on October 8, 2018 for charges it operated illegally in North Dakota during the Standing Rock resistance movement. Last June,...
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Olympia, WA: Indigenous Woman Occupying State Capitol Lawn Arrested

Olympia, WA: Indigenous Woman Occupying State Capitol Lawn Arrested

By Puget Sound Anarchists / It’s Going Down In the pre-dawn hours of the fourth day of an indigenous-led occupation of the State Capitol grounds in Olympia, WA, one Native American woman was taken out of a “tarpee” (a contemporary teepee) and arrested by state patrol troopers, while 3 other occupants were allowed to...
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Second Felony Conviction From Standing Rock Man Camp Action

Second Felony Conviction From Standing Rock Man Camp Action

from Native News Online A man camp outside of Watford City, North Dakota. MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – The second group of trials from the Standing Rock action in commemoration of missing and murdered indigenous women concluded today. These were among the first of over 20 Water Protectors going to trial during the coming weeks...
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Mexico: Communities Organize Against Forest Pillaging in Michoacán

Mexico: Communities Organize Against Forest Pillaging in Michoacán

from Its Going Down The 30 towns that make up the Supreme Indigenous Council of Michoacán began community patrols and organized groups of self-defense forces to both protect the forests and avocado groves from pillaging and to reject the collection of fees. The director of the Pamatácuaro holding confirmed that in the past few...
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Brazil: Government Announcement Hints at End of Mega-Dam Building After Widespread Resistance

Brazil: Government Announcement Hints at End of Mega-Dam Building After Widespread Resistance

by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian The Itaipu dam is the world’s second biggest hydroelectric power plant. Brazil gets more than 70% of its electricity from hydropower. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally...
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Defend Dinetah, a Festival to Raise Awareness of Fracking on the Navajo Nation

from Unicorn Riot Red Valley, AZ – On October 13, 2017, Unicorn Riot attended an event called “Defend Dinetah” held in the Red Valley Chapter of the Navajo Nation. We spoke with Christian J. Johnson and Bobby Leonard Mason, who helped organize what Bobby called “a small festival” made up of indigenous musicians, food,...
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TransCanada Faces Indigenous Pipeline Resistance in Mexico

TransCanada Faces Indigenous Pipeline Resistance in Mexico

by Steve Horn / DeSmog Blog Yaqui community gathering; Credit: Andrea Arzaba, Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority...
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“They’re Trying to Stop the Next Standing Rock”: An Earth First! Journal Editor Talks About ETP’s Lawsuit Against the Movement

“They’re Trying to Stop the Next Standing Rock”: An Earth First! Journal Editor Talks About ETP’s Lawsuit Against the Movement

from It’s Going Down Listen to the audio at It’s Going Down In this episode, we talk with someone from the long running Earth First! Journal, a magazine that chronicles the radical environmental movement in the US and abroad. In August of this year, “Earth First!” was sued along with Greenpeace and several other entities by...
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