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'Our waters are sick': First Nations youth raise money for 'peaceful' protests against pipelines
'It's not a matter of whether Standing Rock will happen in Canada, it's a question of when'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to green-light Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has prompted First Nations youth to launch a “water protector fund” to raise money for cross-country protests to stop pipeline construction.

The Assembly of First Nations’ Youth Council said Thursday the money will be used to help supply camps they expect to build along the pipeline’s route, similar to what was organized in Standing Rock, North Dakota, where thousands of protesters and members of various Native American tribes assembled on the Sioux reservation near the construction site of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Their protest was successful: the U.S. government halted construction on Sunday.

“It’s not a matter of whether Standing Rock will happen in Canada, it’s a question of when,” Will Landon, the co-chair of the youth council, said in an interview with CBC News. “We’re trying to make sure we have pre-emptive measures in place to get resources for when those camps do occur,” he said.

Landon said that the fund, which will be called Nibi-ogichidaakwe, Ojibwe for “water protector,” would only provide money for peaceful protests, water walks and public information sessions.

“There are some people out there that feel so oppressed and hurt and the only way they can express themselves is by lashing out … but we want to [stop construction] through peaceful prayer. [Violence] is not a big concern. We want to make sure that we’re maintaining that peaceful message.”

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Police Killing of Unarmed Native American Continues To Receive Little Media Attention

The tragic case of Corey Kanosh, 35, has received very little media attention, in spite of the growing outrage over police shootings of unarmed, innocent citizens. In Corey’s case, we are not dealing with an African American man shot by white cops, but an unarmed Native American man who was suspected of crimes that he was later proven innocent of, who was given only seconds before police opened fire on him.

Corey was a member of the Paiute Tribe of Utah. In spite of the historical injustices committed by the State against Native Americans, his story has received virtually no national attention. Now, his friends and family have been pushing to move the legal process forward, but so far they have only raised a tiny amount of money.

“The hold up on progressing has been due to lack of money to fund the oh so dreaded legal process,” they explain. “We need your help. Please help us on our way to get this case back up and ready. It’s time to take on the unwilling non-cooperative Millard County Sheriffs Department.”

Corey was shot by a Millard County sheriff’s deputy after he was wrongly suspected of car theft.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lindsay Mitchell explained that a 911 call was made about the theft of a car from the Kanosh Paiute Indian Reservation. But Corey had nothing to do with that.

Unarmed Paiute indigenous man innocent of all crimes killed by white cop in 10 seconds

Justice For Corey Kanosh Fundraiser

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My tribe isn’t federally recognized, so we’re basically invisible to the government (you can read about that here). This dam raise is a super huge threat to our culture; stopping it from happening is really important.

IF YOU CAN’T SIGN THE PETITION, PLEASE AT LEAST REBLOG THIS POST. IT WOULD MEAN A LOT TO ME AND MY PEOPLE. LIKE, PLEASE.

UPDATE: PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TOO

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Thanksgiving was founded on the genocide of America’s indigenous people. Celebrating it is like being thankful for the Holocaust.

“The United States is a nation defined by its original sin: the genocide of American Indians […]. American Indian tribes are viewed as an inherent threat to the nation, poised to expose the great lies of U.S. democracy: that we are a nation of laws and not random power; that we are guided by reason and not faith; that we are governed by representation and not executive order; and finally, that we stand as a self-determined citizenry and not a kingdom of blood or aristocracy […]. From the perspective of American Indians, ‘democracy’ has been wielded with impunity as the first and most virulent weapon of mass destruction.”

– Sandy Grande | Red Pedagogy

Donate to Standing Rock medics here.

While fighting for the US during WWII, Joe Medicine Crow became the last war chief of the Crow tribe by completing the 4 required tasks: touch an enemy without killing him, take an enemy’s weapon, lead a successful war party, and steal an enemy’s horse. Whenever he went to battle, he wore his war paint under his Army uniform and a sacred eagle feather under his helmet. Source

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NYC Prayer March for #StandingRock: Indigenous people and allies gathered in front of the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan to show their support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock #NativeLivesMatter 

It’s Time to Speak Up for Salmon!

Kayla Brown, Hupa, stands with Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, for Rivers and Water.

The Hupa People are in a crisis situation, with a potential repeat of the 2002 salmon kill on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Because the Bureau of Reclamation is refusing to let enough water out of the dams, the rivers are too low and too warm, and the salmon are beginning to show signs of disease.

Indigenous Names and Places on Map gives true perspective on North America

A new indigenous map has been introduced to the public domain which depicts the original territories and correct names of the the Indigenous people of North America. It is the work of Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee of Oklahoma who created the map from humble beginnings.

“I don’t have any formal training in cartography. I have a degree in marketing.” says Carapella. “I just plotted them on an actual cardboard; four posters together and put the names in over years.”

Carapella brought his research together with a graphic designer and together they came up with three maps; one showing mainland U.S.A., one showing only Canada, and the other the North American content in its entirety. “I was the nerdy kid who was into native history.” Carapella joked. “I would go to pow wows and I’d see these maps and they were kind of cheesy; there was only 50 tribes in all of North America.“

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NYC Prayer March for #StandingRock: Indigenous people and allies marched throughout the streets of Manhattan to show their support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock #NativeLivesMatter 

Medicine Crow, by Charles Milton Bell c.1880  


“Medicine Crow was a warrior from the time he first went on the warpath at the age of fifteen until his last battle in 1877. He attained chieftaincy about 1870 at the age of twenty-two, and from then on he set the pace for aspiring young warriors of his people.

Until his death in 1920, at the age of seventy-two, he was a "reservation chief,” concerned with helping the Crow tribe “learn to live in the ways of the white man” as soon and as efficiently as possible. He went to see the Great Father in Washington many times on behalf of his people.”

text via http://lib.lbhc.cc.mt.us/about/history/jmc.php

photo via American-Tribes.com 

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Please help my tribe preserve our heritage

My nikpa (grandfather) started a gofundme for our tribe please boost this and donate if you can, my nikpa is doing so much work to try to preserve our culture and history.

“We, the Konkow Valley Band of Maidu Indians, were almost destroyed by the California Gold Rush Era of 1848.   Family members were killed while others were rounded up and taken to the Round Valley Reservation.  Our Band (Tribe) is unrecognized by the government but we are taking steps by petitioning for recognition.  Our Great-Grandmother (Yohema) escaped capture and was able to start a family in Yankee Hill, California.
We struggle as a Tribe with no landbase.  The money raised will be used to put a down on some property whereas we can develop a Community Center/Museum for our Tribes future education program.   For those that donate funds a plaque will honor those for helping with our heartfelt thanks.”