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trailer: 500 years: life in resistance, a story about indigenous land struggles in Guatemala

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvOEltvXrME&w=640&h=360] 500 which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, is set in the years between 2013 and 2016. It documents the trial of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in 2013, who was tried and convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, when it was found that there was significant […]

Posted: July 26 2017
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10 things to know about standing rock

Thanks be to High Country News for this latest piece that brings us back to a much-needed review of the ins-and-outs of our representative federal form of government as they relate to the latest events at Standing Rock. Have you found yourself wondering over the past few months, how did we get here, why can this happen […]

Posted: December 14 2016
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why there is a giant media blackhole blackout on the native american oil blockade

For the love of all things good! Can we talk about something other than Donald Trump already? Thanks to Global Research for publishing this informative piece: "The first point is actually very simple: Native Americans standing up for themselves is not polarizing. In an age of institutionalized media divisiveness and hyper-partisanship, the story of Native Americans in North […]

Posted: October 27 2016
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on the front lines of the great fight of our times

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuZcx2zEo4k&w=560&h=315] The activists currently protecting the water commons, their indigenous heritage, and our planet against institutionalized corporate greed. We stand with them. See Thursday's post for more background on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protest again it and for ways you can help, and, at the very least, sign the petition here.

Posted: September 7 2016
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ultra-extra-awesomely-superb podcast series: earth matters

Have you been listening to Earth Matters?? This fabulous podcast series gives voice to indigenous activists, environmentalists, and people around the globe working for social justice. We cannot recommend it highly enough. Hailing from Australia's community radio station 3CR AM, Radical Radio, you can stream episodes online or download straight form iTunes. The link above will bring […]

Posted: June 14 2016
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celebrate indigenous people's day - north oakland, ca

via Phat Beets Produce: Greetings Friends,Christopher Columbus, Conquest and Colonization is nothing to celebrate.  Please join us this weekend with our friends at Self Help Hunger Program, POOR, and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council to celebrate resistance through Celebrating Indigenous People's Day.  The gentrication we see in our neighborhoods today is built upon the […]

Posted: October 7 2014
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two row wampum renewal campaign

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOaFJbFhQzE] Democracy Now! Interviews Onondaga Leader Oren Lyons, Pete Seeger On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, a partnership between the Onondaga Nation and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON), is developing a broad alliance between the Haudenosaunee and their allies in New York and throughout the world. […]

Posted: October 2 2013