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Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry

By Guy Trebal / New York Times LESBIAN chic, Goth chic, rocker chic, Masai chic, androgynous chic, biker chic, punk chic, minimalist chic: fashion is culture’s Godzilla, devouring everything in its path. Half the time, the monster doesn’t know what it ate. Most recently it gobbled up the complex Navajo tribal culture, which then, semidigested, … Continue reading Cultural appropriation of Navajo culture currently “in” with the fashion industry

Oil pipeline trucks stopped by Oglala Lakota people at Pine Ridge Reservation

By Chase Iron Eyes / Last Read Indians March 5th, 2012, everyone had their ear to the new moccasin telegraph. Social networks, telephones, and word of mouth networks were abuzz with reports of Oglala Lakota Nationals preventing oil pipeline materials, destined for Canadian Tar sands and/or Keystone XL infrastructure locales or some unknown destination, from … Continue reading Oil pipeline trucks stopped by Oglala Lakota people at Pine Ridge Reservation

Ready, Set, Destroy – Walker Looks to Violate Treaties

from http://www.politiscoop.com/ Madison – In a release today, the blog Cognidissidence posted what it dubbed as a secret email to Gov. Scott Walker from Walker staffer Andrew Davis. The email depicts talking points Walker will use to justify the breaking of treaties with tribes in Northern Wisconsin by opening their lands up to iron ore mining. To give … Continue reading Ready, Set, Destroy – Walker Looks to Violate Treaties

Court rules that ski resort can violate sacred mountains with wastewater snow

By Indian Country Today staff The Navajo call them Doko’oo’sliid, or “Shining On Top.” To the Hopi, the peaks are Nuvatukaovi, or “The Place of Snow on the Very Top.” Whatever name they bear, the San Francisco Peaks are sacred to no less than 13 tribes. So Thursday’s decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court … Continue reading Court rules that ski resort can violate sacred mountains with wastewater snow

Walker Favors Wolf Hunters over Native Rights

from http://www.progressive.org/ By Rebecca Kemble, February 2, 2012 Last Thursday, Anishinaabe elder Joe Rose of the Bad River Band addressed a press conference at the WI State Capitol. He traveled 250 miles from the shores of Lake Superior to protest the passage of a highly controversial mining bill that opens the door to a huge, open … Continue reading Walker Favors Wolf Hunters over Native Rights

Bad River Chippewa Against Proposed Mining Legislation In Wisconsin

from http://www.intercontinentalcry.org/ BY AHNI JAN 8, 2012 The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are working, along with several NGOs, to stop a controversial mining bill that would gut existing environmental protections and effectively silence the public in order to streamline mining projects in the state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 426 looks like it … Continue reading Bad River Chippewa Against Proposed Mining Legislation In Wisconsin

Protecting Wisconsin Waters

from http://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/ Anti-Mining Struggles in the Penokee Hills and Lake Superior Region By Sarah Tops Open water stretches for miles to the north, and a soft, cool breeze whips your hair into your eyes.  The hardwood forest opens behind you to a pale sand beach into which you sink your toes.  Gulls laugh and a single … Continue reading Protecting Wisconsin Waters

Oglala Lakota Matriarch Regina Brave Speaks about Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline, proposed to carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, would have a devastating impact on the environment along its route, particularly in the Indigenous communities already marginalized by centuries of genocide. The Lakota people live above the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest aquifers, which supplies 30% of … Continue reading Oglala Lakota Matriarch Regina Brave Speaks about Keystone XL Pipeline