Posts Tagged ‘ land rights ’

One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

Ellen Gerhart holds a palm-sized Wood Turtle with a distinctive design on its shell. (WNV/Chris Baker Evens) by Chris Baker Evans / Waging Nonviolence Two years ago the most trouble Ellen Gerhart had faced with the law was a parking ticket. Today, standing on a wide swath of cleared forest overlooking miles of mid-construction...
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Urgent Call for Volunteer Sheepherders at Black Mesa

Urgent Call for Volunteer Sheepherders at Black Mesa

New impoundment threats issued from Black Mesa Indigenous Support Over this past week, law enforcement and Hopi land management officers entered Sovereign Dineh Nation territories at Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Arizona with orders to count Dineh livestock. They issues 5-day notices to Dineh families, threatening to impound so-called “trespassing” sheep, goats, and cattle. “In times like...
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Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

by Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F / Avispa Midia / It’s Going Down The Chinantec people, inhabitants of the Cajonos River basin in the north of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, are carrying out an organizational process throughout their entire territory, the Chinantla, against economic projects that seek to commodify nature as a...
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The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

by Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to...
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Haul No! Awareness and Action Tour Starting June 13

Haul No! Awareness and Action Tour Starting June 13

from Haul No! Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Contact: Klee Benally, indigenousaction@gmail.com Sarana Riggs, stopcanyonmine@gmail.com ‘Haul No!’ Tour Scheduled to Oppose Grand Canyon Uranium Mining & Transport Grand Canyon, AZ — As Energy Fuels Inc. (EFI) threatens to start uranium mining on sacred Indigenous Lands managed by the US Forest Service, just miles from the...
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Water Protectors in Oklahoma to Plant Tobacco Plants in Pathway of Diamond Pipeline

Water Protectors in Oklahoma to Plant Tobacco Plants in Pathway of Diamond Pipeline

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online CUSHING, OKLAHOMA – Water protectors in Oklahoma will plant tobacco plants along the pathway of the Diamond Pipeline, according to a news release issued over this past weekend by Stop All Plains All American Pipeline. Here is the news release: Concerned individuals are intervening on behalf of all...
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Agua Zarca Financial Backers Withdraw Funding

Agua Zarca Financial Backers Withdraw Funding

from The Guardian The international funders behind the hydroelectric dam opposed by murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres are withdrawing from the project, the Guardian can reveal. Three financial institutions had pledged loans worth $44m for the Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river, which is considered sacred by the Lenca people and which Caceres...
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Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”

by Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri / The Intercept Police guard a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota, as Native Americans and activists from around the country gather at the camp trying to halt the construction...
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Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

by Alex Hamer / Indian Country Today Photo of Ramapough Lenape Nation camp across the Ramapo River The New Jersey town of Mahwah has issued an ultimatum to the Ramapough Lenape Nation, ordering the tribe to take down the tipis it has assembled on its land in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would...
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Keystone XL Faces Opposition From Canada and U.S. Indigenous Nations

Keystone XL Faces Opposition From Canada and U.S. Indigenous Nations

by Blake Nicholson / The Associated Press Indigenous leaders from across North America are meeting in Calgary Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at...
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Interview with a Militant of the MST / Entrevista com uma militante do MST

Interview conducted by the Global Justice Ecology Project in Portuguese with Spanish live translation and English subtitles.
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Six More DAPL Cases Dismissed

Six More DAPL Cases Dismissed

from Bismarck Tribune Six pipeline protesters who were among 126 arrested on Oct. 22 saw their cases dismissed this week. Mark Labato, David Pakenham, Ronald Williamson, Lorenzo Serna, Victor Puertas and Sean Jordan were charged with criminal trespass and engaging in a riot in connection with a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in southern Morton...
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