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Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Featured image: Representatives from Haul No and the Havasupai Tribe march to the gates of the Canyon Mine which lay upon grounds sacred to many indigenous nations in the region. Photo: Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry Any day now, Energy Fuels (EFR) will resume drilling for high-grade uranium ore at the Canyon Mine … Continue reading Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Featured image by Michelle McCarron Editor’s note: This is the latest installment from Will Falk as he follows the Colorado River from headwaters to delta, before heading to court to argue for the Colorado River to be recognized as having inherent rights. More details on the lawsuit are here. The index of dispatches is here.      by Will … Continue reading Colorado River Dispatch #1: What Does the River Need?

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Navajo Sign Law Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Nathaniel Brown on Human Trafficking: ‘Two years ago, I didn’t think we really had a problem … I have a permanent lump in my throat.’      by Alysa Landry / Indian Country Media Network A new Navajo law criminalizes human trafficking on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. Navajo President Russell Begaye on August 7 … Continue reading Navajo Sign Law Criminalizing Human Trafficking

Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

     by No More Deaths Arivaca, AZ—In temperatures surging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the US Border Patrol raided the medical-aid camp of humanitarian organization No More Deaths and detained four individuals receiving medical care. Obstruction of humanitarian aid is an egregious abuse by the law-enforcement agency, a clear violation of international humanitarian law, and … Continue reading Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Featured image: A humble warning at the Canyon mine. Photo: Garet Bleir       by John Ahni Schertow / Intercontinental Cry A Canadian company, Energy Fuels Inc., is about to begin mining high-grade uranium ore just 5 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If the project goes ahead, the Colorado River could … Continue reading Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

     by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— President Trump’s border wall threatens 93 endangered and threatened species, including jaguars, ocelots, Mexican gray wolves and cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, according to a new study by the Center for Biological Diversity. The study also found that 25 threatened or endangered species have designated “critical habitat” … Continue reading Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

Tohono O’odham Chairman on Border Wall: ‘Not Going to Happen’

Featured image: The Serapo Gate is one of three port of entries located on the Tohono O’odham Nation that tribal members can use to travel into Mexico.  By Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan      by Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan / Indian Country Media Network TUCSON, ARIZONA—The Tohono O’odham Nation Executive Branch is firm on their stance against a border wall being built. “[It’s] … Continue reading Tohono O’odham Chairman on Border Wall: ‘Not Going to Happen’

The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

     by Tristan Ahtone / Yes Magazine President-elect Donald Trump says that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It will stop undocumented immigrants from entering the country. It will stop drugs from entering the country. It will be 50 feet tall. It will be nearly a thousand miles long. And it … Continue reading The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab

     by Kim Baca / Indian Country Today Media Network A congressional bill touted as an alternative to the Bears Ears proposal, an intertribal request to designate nearly two million acres of land as a national monument in southeast Utah, is moving forward to the full House of Representatives. The Utah Public Lands Initiative Act, H.R. … Continue reading Bears Ears Alternative Moves Into House of Representatives as Opponents Cry Land Grab