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Saturday, 14 July


Deadly Israeli air strikes target Gaza | Middle East Eye "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Deadly Israeli air strikes target Gaza | Middle East Eye: The two dead Palestinians were identified by Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra as Amir al-Nimra, 15, and Luay Kahil, 16, who were both hit by shrapnel from air strikes in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Katiba.

Al-Qidra added that ambulances and facilities belonging to the Health Ministry had been heavily damaged by the air strikes in Katiba.


District Attorney Files Civil Suit Against 4 Companies Suspected of Bulldozing American Indian Burial Sites "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published July 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO  CBS Sacramento (CBS13) reported Friday the Yolo County District Attorney has filed a civil suit against four companies suspected of bulldozing American Indian burial grounds and then covering up their desecration of the burial sites.

The four defendants Albert D. Seeno Construction Co., Discovery Builders, Inc., Seecon Financial & Construction Co., Inc., and A-S Pipelines, Inc.disturbed the Ameridan Indian cemeteries during the construction of a large residential development.

According to the complaint, the companies knew for decades that the land was suspected of having Native American remains. Early development work of the project back in 2001 confirmed the presence of remains, the DAs office says.

The sites are located in West Sacramento.

CLICK to read the CBS story

CLICK to read Yolo County District Attorney Press Release

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Gun Lake Tribe to Host Fourth Annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow July 14-15 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Former Gun Lake Tribal Chairman D.K. Sprague (left) Head Veteran Dancer George Martin (right) lead Grand Entry

Published July 14, 2018

HOPKINS, Mich.  The Fourth Annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow, sponsored by the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians, gets underway today in Hopkins, Michigan. The powwow is a celebration of Potawatomi culture, dance and songs.

The event will be held at Jijak Camp, a sprawling cultural center that features a beautiful pow wow arena, cabins, lakes, a community center, and much more.  Native American vendors from across the Great Lakes region will offer native foods, arts, and jewelry.

In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are asked to bring one (1) canned good or dried food item.  All donations will go to the Annetta Jensen Food Pantry in Dorr, Michigan.  Pictures and video may be taken during the event unless otherwise announced by the emcee.

WHAT:           Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow, a cultural celebration of Pottawatomi traditions.  The general public and news media are welcome.  This event is free of charge.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 14, 2018 10 a.m. 10 p.m.  Sunday, July 15, 2018 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Jijak Camp, 2044 126th Ave. Hopkins, Michigan.  Google.  (entrance near farmhouse)

The post Gun Lake Tribe to Host Fourth Annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow July 14-15 appeared first on Native News Online.


Mississippi Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Jeffrey Gibson. AMERICAN HISTORY (JB), 2015.

Pubished July 14, 2018

September 8, 2018 January 27, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson, Head On, 2013.

JACKSON, Miss. The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) announces that it will present Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, the first major survey of work by contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972), from September 8, 2018 through January 27, 2019, in its Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection. Organized by and currently on view at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), Like A Hammer showcases Gibsons acclaimed multi-disciplinary work from 2011 to the present. The exhibition is being presented with generous support from the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation.

Gibson is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee.
Like A Hammer features approximately 65 objects, including large and mid-sized figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of his signature Everlast beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and videos. Chronicling a pivotal moment in the artists career, when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage, the exhibition displays Gibsons unique ability to incorporate Indigenous aesthetic...


Navajo Nation & Hopi Tribe Reaffirm Their Support of the Navajo Generating Station "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona  Navajo Times | Krista Allen

Published July 14, 2018

WINDOW ROCK On Thursday, leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe reaffirmed their support for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station for the benefit of the Navajo and Hopi people. The current two-year agreement allows for NGS to continue operating until the end of 2019.

The Navajo Nation has selected a potential new owner and new operator that would allow for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station beyond 2019. Negotiations with Avenue Capital as the new potential owner and Middle River Power as the new potential operator have begun.

We look forward to the negotiations that need to take place and the continued collaboration with NGS owners in ensuring the transfer of assets, President Russell Begaye said. This selection is a preliminary stage of the process. No contracts have been signed. MRP has been given the opportunity to move forward in becoming the new owner of NGS. We will do everything we can to make sure this is a successful partnership.

Navajo and Hopi leaders agree that there is much at stake in the negotiations including hundreds of high skilled jobs and a significant source of revenues that provide direct services to Navajo and Hopi people.

Navajo Generating Station

The Hopi Tribe remains hopeful that these negotiations will be successful for the economic benefit of th...


Cherokee Nation Buys Property Near Oaks Indian Mission "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee Nation

Published July 14, 2018

Ownership preserves, protects nearby historic cemetery, school

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. The Cherokee Nation purchased 60.81 acres near Oaks Indian Mission in Delaware County earlier this month, to help preserve and protect the area, which abuts an historic cemetery and is near a residential school for mostly Native children.

The Cherokee Nation closed on the property July 2.

The tribe believes in protecting sites that are historically significant as well as preserving it for the betterment of our tribal citizens and environment, Principal Chief Bill John Baker said.  The Cherokee Nation is also stronger for the future when we add land within the jurisdiction of the tribe to our land base.

Oaks Mission is a historic place for the Cherokee Nation. Moravian missionaries established missions among the Cherokee in the 1800s. After removal on the Trail of Tears, the mission was re-established in Oaks. The Moravian missionaries ultimately closed the mission, but it was reopened as a Lutheran mission in 1902. Today, it serves as a residential school for mostly Native children.

The tribe purchased the property from Tran & Tran, LLC. There are no immediate plans for the property.

The post Cherokee Nation Buys Property Near Oaks Indian Mission appeared first on Native News Online.


Children of the Opioid Epidemic "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

PBS photo

Published July 14, 2018

WASHINGTON  The United States addiction epidemic has reached alarming rates and is showing no signs of slowing. To illustrate this point, synthetic opioids were responsible for over 20 thousand overdose deaths in 2016.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that Native American overdose deaths rose faster than any other group between 1999 and 2015, so this is an issue that hits home especially close to home.

Regardless of who is addicted, some may argue that its the children who suffer the most. Addiction is a disease that can affect virtually anyone, including parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Its time to explore the ways that our addiction epidemic is impacting our children.

Foster care placements are skyrocketing

When parents are addicted, the children often end up in the foster care system. Unfortunately, addiction replaces everything in a persons life including parenting. Children may end up dirty, neglected or abused while their parents are high or in search of drugs. And sadly, sometimes children end up in foster care after their parents overdose.

Ohio has seen alarming increases in foster care placements recently. Opioids are the main reason why theyre seeing a 19 percent increase in kids removed from their parents care since 2010. In West Virginia, the number of children in foster care increased 24 percent between 2012 and 2016.

Children are overdosing

To say we are a nation in crisis is no understatement. But its the only logical conclusi...


Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Sends Four Word Letter to TransCanada on Keystone Pipeline: We Will Be Waiting "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after White House Tribal Nations Conference. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published July 13, 2018

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.  Sometimes Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Fraizer believes less is more. It certainly did on Thursday as he sent TransCanada a letter on the companys plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) near the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He used only four words the main body of the letter to make his message clear to the oil company:

We will be waiting.

The letter was addressed to Nadine Busmann, Sr. Manager, Indigenous Relations for Governance and the U.S. at TransCanada and sent via email. Chariman Fraizers letter was in response to a letter he received this past week from Busmann informing him that TransCanada will be moving pipeline materials into South Dakota and Montana beginning this month. The letter also said preparatory clearing work will begin.

Reached by telephone Friday evening by Native News Online, Chairman Fraizer said the Sioux Nation will be ready to fight the TransCanada.

I have been talking to the different tribes from the Sioux Nation in South Dakota and we are willing to fight this pipeline, Chairman Fraizer says. Fraizer, who was one of the tribal leaders who opposed the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock has long opposed the Keystone XL pipeline.


The proposed KXL Project is a 1700-mile long crude oil pipeline that would transport between 700,000 to 900,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The 1700-mile-long pipeline will extend from Alberta, Canada and pass through the states of Montana, Nebraska, South...

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Friday, 13 July


Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack targeting an electoral rally in Balochistan, Pakistan - European External Action Service "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack targeting an electoral rally in Balochistan, Pakistan - European External Action Service:

Bruxelles, 13/07/2018 - Statements by the Spokesperson
suicide attack today in Balochistan's Mastung district killed at least
85 people and injured 120 more. Tragically, this was just the latest in a
series of attacks targeting electoral campaign events across Pakistan
in the run-up to the general elections on 25 July 2018. We express our
sincere condolences to the victims' families and to the people of
Pakistan and to the Pakistani authorities. A full investigation into
these attacks is needed; furthermore, we expect the Pakistani
authorities to take all the necessary steps to ensure that electoral
activities in all parts of the country take place in safe and secure
conditions. Political contestants and citizens must be able to exercise
their constitutional rights to participate in the forthcoming general
elections without intimidation or fear for their security. The European
Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission to Pakistan to assess
the process and conduct of the elections.


'I felt unsafe': Indigenous safe-ride service for women can't keep up with need | CBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Kelly Geraldine Malone The Canadian Press // 'I felt unsafe': Indigenous safe-ride service for women can't keep up with need | CBC News: Ikwe co-director Christine Brouzes was also an early volunteer after facilitating a roundtable for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Brouzes left that meeting feeling helpless.

"I heard about Ikwe from a friend and a light bulb went off. I thought this is what I can do," Brouzes said. "I felt that if I could help keep one woman safe by providing a safe transportation ride for her, then that would be my tiny pebble in the river to help this situation."

Ikwe which means woman in the Anishinaabemowin language has now provided more than 46,000 rides. The Facebook-based group has more than 15,600 members and 43 drivers.


RCMP execute search warrants at Chilliwack cannabis shops on First Nations land "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cannabis raid chilliwack

A Chilliwack RCMP officer outside the Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on July 12 as a search warrant is executed. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Officers on scene at The Kure on Skwah and Indigenous Bloom on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt Thursday

by Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress, July 12, 2018

The proprietors of two new cannabis retail shops on two different local First Nations reserves in Chilliwack learned this week that, yes, marijuana is still illegal.

At around 10 a.m. on July 12, Mounties blocked the entrance to the parking lots at The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation just off Wolfe Road, and at the newer Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on Ashwell Drive.

Several people were taken into custody and later released. An RCMP release said drugs believed to be marijuana and cash were seized by officers during the searches.

Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl....


Tsilhqotin move to ban non-native moose hunting "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

mooseby Monica Lamb-Yorski, Williams Lake Tribune, July 12, 2018

The Tsilhqotin National Government (TNG) will be attempting to ban Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) licenses for moose hunting in its territory this fall.

TNG tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse said during an emergency meeting held Tuesday at Tlesqox (Riske Creek), he received full endorsement from leadership to pursue a legal challenge against the LEH allocations for 2018.

We just had a big nation meeting and weve been given the green light to begin another legal challenge against the province, he told the Tribune Wednesday. This time we are going to be challenging their decision-making process.

Leadership at the meeting also agreed by consensus to enact an emergency Tsilhqotin law to protect moose populations by banning LEH in the territory, effectively restricting all non-First Nations from hunting moose.

A draft law was reviewed and approved for enactment in the near future.

Alphonse said four years ago the Tsilhqotin began arguing with the province, and said with the 2017 wildfires the situation was made even more dire because so many more areas have been opened up by the fires and the fireguards that were put in.

They finally cancelled the moose hunting last year, when I threatened road blocks, but this year they are going ahead, Alphonse said. Theres going to be a show-down over moose this year. We will look for ways that are non-viole...


Priya Ramani // When Papa was lynched - Livemint "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

When Papa was lynched - Livemint: It was a communal revenge killinga group of Hindus wanted to avenge the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Deepak Rao, 31 (we visited the home of the unmarried RSS worker who lived with his mother and hearing-impaired brother and who was murdered over a trivial dispute about erecting political buntings), and Bashir was a random Muslim target. Both men were killed on the same day.

Coastal Karnataka has its own peculiar brand of communal revenge murdersHindu kills Muslim kills Hindu kills Muslimand Imraz could easily have been Isha, but this story already has more symmetry than most real life tales.

Unlike Hussainabba, Bashir kept his children away from politics. He was always the first to stay away from any controversy. When anything happened, he would call family members and say, be careful, stay at home, says Imraz, whose nails are either bitten by habit or grief, I didnt ask. When someone asks for her take on the current political climate, she says her father always sheltered her from such things.


Idaho Indian Education Summit Redressing Cultural Capital is Next Week "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published July 13, 2018

FORT HALL  The 2018 Idaho Indian Education Summit is next week, July 16-17, 2018 in Fort Hall at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center. The regional Education Summit will provide engaging and thought-provoking educational and historical sessions, networking breaks, reservation tours of the Fort Hall Reservation, a historical clothing show, curriculum writing for teachers grades K-12, Understanding cultural sensitivity, addressing diversity in education, and meet ISUs new President Kevin Satterlee.

This years summit is the states largest Indian Education Summit to date with an excellent lineup of professional presenters and speakers, and a diverse array of tribal and non-tribal educational experts on higher education and tribal history. The focus of the Idaho Indian Education Summit is to help educators identify strategies and obtain knowledge they can use in the classroom to promote equitable learning practices for American Indian Students.

Door prizes will be provided to registered participants during the Network breaks, Tribal Arts & Crafts vendors will be available on site to purchase local handmade beadwork and art, and an evening Historical Clothing show of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes from the 1860s to the 1940s. This runway-style Clothing Show will provide an opportunity to experience the culture and history from those time periods. The evening show also features a comedy show by local tribal member Mike Mendez who has opened for nationally known Latino comedian Gabriel Iglesias.

Also, the first 100 paid registrants will receive a new book, Awakening Cultural Understandings of Idahos Five...


Tribal Disaster Declared by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Photos provided by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Published July 13, 2018

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.   The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has declared a disaster following storms that swept the reservation from 29 June 2018 to 3 July 2018. The storms slammed into the area following normal storm alerts. The storms were more violent than anticipated however, as many reservation residents went without power for multiple days while many lost structures.

Hail from the storms resulted in the loss of vegetation in large tracts of land rendering grazing units unusable and even destroying residences. Miles of power lines had to be repaired before power was fully restored. This resulted in the loss of food for many residents that live in remote areas and usually purchase large quantities of food to minimize the number of trips over long distances.

Several large structures were totally destroyed as straight-line winds tore through pole barns and flattened grain bins. Many large feeders and round bales were taken by the winds and most did not stop until they found a creek or pond.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has instituted a command center for residents to contact with information or questions regarding the Tribal response. Storm Damage Assessment forms have been generated to assist in getting help to residences that have been damaged during the storms.

Chairman Frazier stated, These storms crippled many of our residents homes for days and some have lost their homes altogether. Declaring a disaster will assist both the Tribe and individuals get additional resources to assist in recovering from these storms.

The post...


Navajo Social Workers Change Lives "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye address the Division of Social Services during its annual conference Tuesday.

Published July 13, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE  Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez opened the annual Navajo Nation Division of Social Services conference Tuesday with back-to-back keynote speeches that highlighted recent successes and encouraged division employees to magnify Din cultural teachings.

About one-third of the more than 500 employees in the divisions eight programs attended the 2018 conference, which runs through Thursday at Sandia Resort and Casino. The conference includes workshops addressing some of the most critical issues facing the Navajo Nation: alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, suicide, domestic violence and cyberbullying.

Guest speakers and presenters also conducted workshops on cultural teachings, overcoming historical trauma and the power of words. In his address, President Begaye spoke of receiving phone calls, emails and text messages from people experiencing their darkest moments.

As president, I get a lot of these messages from our Din people, especially from the youth, he said. I get text messages from young people telling me their friends or classmates have taken their own lives, or from people experiencing abuse, alcoholism or domestic violence.

President Begaye said he responds to such messages with words of hope and encouragement. He reminds them to hold on to the teachings of their parents or grandparents.

This is what social services is about, President Begaye said. Its about restoring hope and bringing families back together. Thats what you do when you work in social services. Youre out there helping people become whole again.

Vice President Nez also spoke about promoting the Din way of life. The theme of the conference is empower and strengthen each other to reach new horizons, and empowerment comes from embracing cultural identity, he said.

What youre doing out there with your clients is magnifying culture, Vice President Nez said. A lot of people out there are going through tough times, facing alcoholism, drug abuse and depression, but...


First Nations Elders Talk About Healthy Medication Use Through Indigenous Storytelling "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published July 13, 2018

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia  An Indigenous Storytelling project, Coyotes Food Medicines, was launched today in front of an audience of 4,000 Elders at the British Columbia (BC) Elders Gathering to encourage conversations about wellness and how to manage medications for a healthy life. Secwepemc Elders created the Coyotes Food Medicines story, using traditional knowledge and humour to raise awareness of the issue of multiple medications and their potential impact on health.

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Shared Cares Polypharmacy Risk Reduction Initiative (a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government), and Interior Health worked with Elders, initiating conversations that led to the creation of the Coyote story. During one of these conversations, Secwepemc Elder Jean William shared her impressions, In the past, our Elders didnt take lots of medication, mostly just aspirin. But now cupboards look like pharmacy shelves.

One of the most important and yet often overlooked risks to wellness is use of multiple medications. There is a point where taking multiple medications known as polypharmacy, can actually make individuals feel sicker, where the risks of medications can outweigh the benefits.

With the launch of the project, were opening up a conversation with Indigenous populations, guided by Elders to promote and enhance medicine management and wellness, said Health Minister Adrian Dix. With the Coyotes Food Medicines project, our partners are showing how health-care information can be interesting, engaging and culturally respectful.

The Coyotes Food Medicines project aims to promote healthy conversations between patients and providerssuch as doctors, nurses and pharmaciststo help prevent side effects and adverse events, such as falls and injuries, from taking multiple medications.

When Elders are able to guide the creation of health and wellness resources for them and their peers, the project will be more meaningful and successful, said Grand Chief Doug Kelly, Chair of the First Nations Health Council. Coyotes Food Medicines shares traditional knowledge and builds on the teachings of our ancestors to face the health issues of today.

This project shows how respecting culture and involving communities can improve health, sa...


Denver Art Musuem to Open Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead Series as Part of Two-Part Series "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead will showcase new work by the Minnesota-based American Indian artist, who is a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma.

Published July 13, 2018

The series will continue with visual artist Julie Buffalohead and conceptual artist Shimabuku

DENVER   On July 29, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will open its next installment of Eyes On, a focused multi-year contemporary art series, featuring the work of Minnesota-based visual artist Julie Buffalohead and Japan-based conceptual artist Shimabuku. Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan, Eyes On will highlight about four emerging contemporary artists each year through 2020 in the Logan Gallery and Fuse Box on level 4 of the Hamilton Building.

Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead and Eyes On: Shimabuku is a two-part presentation organized by the DAMs Native arts and modern and contemporary art departments. Curator of Native Arts John Lukavic and Denene De Quintal, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in American Indian Art at the DAM, will curate a presentation of Julie Buffaloheads large-scale oil paintings on canvas in the Logan Gallery. Rebecca Hart, Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the DAM, will present a video installation in Fuse Box gallery on level 4 by conceptual artist Shimabuku. The second rotation of the Eyes On series will be on view July 29, 2018 to Jan. 20, 2019.

Were proud to present the second installment of our focused contemporary art series Eyes On, said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director at the DAM. The works presented in each of these installations will challenge our visitors to think about the narrative of self and place, and topics of ancestral history and modernity. As always, we hope that the artists provoke a sense of curiosity and creativity in each and every visitor.

The Eyes On artists selected for this rotation in the Logan Gallery and Fuse Box have a thematic relationship to one another as well as to Stampede: Animals in Art, on view at the DAM through May 19, 2019. Although the visuals and artistic media are vastly different, both Buffalohead and Shimabuku use the depiction of animals as a vehicle to explore both familiar...


Papa Johns Founder Out as Chairman of Board After Admitting to Using N-Word "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

John Schnatter (R), founder and chief executive of Papa Johns Pizza, arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES


Published July 12, 2018


Thursday, 12 July


#RedFawnFallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison - UNICORN RIOT "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison - UNICORN RIOT: Judge Hovland had forbidden Fallis defense team from mentioning treaty rights or other issues related to her arrest at anti-pipeline protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes reservation border.

The case against Red Fawn had centered around allegations she fired a gun during her arrest on October 27, 2016, when a massive police and military raid seized indigenous treaty lands on behalf of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The gun allegedly fired by Fallis was later revealed to have belonged to Heath Harmon, an undercover FBI informant who was romantically involved with Red Fawn at the time of her arrest.


Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Bismarck, ND Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months time served taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation.

In January 2018, Fallis entered a non-cooperating plea agreement in which prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of less than seven years. In exchange, she pleaded guilty to charges of Civil Disorder and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

Red Fawn and her supporters had previously maintained her innocence, and had stated that Fallis accepted the plea deal under the ass...


How the Oka Crisis has shaped 4 generations in Kanesatake and Kahnawake "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

OKA-Stand off

Warrior raises rifle from atop an overturned police cruiser at Oka roadblock in Quebec on July 1990. Photo by Tom Hanson / The Canadian Press.

You could say, it woke us up, says 72-year-old John Cree

by Jessica Deer, CBC News, July 11, 2018

Every year on July 11, Bryan Deer spends the morning at the foot of the Mercier Bridge connecting Montreal with Kahnawake as a reminder to his community and the thousands of commuters that pass through it of an important day in Canadian history.

Were ready to stand up and defend our people if we have to, said Deer.

The day marks the anniversary of the start of the 78-day 1990 standoff known as the Oka Crisis, between the people of Kanesatake, the Srte du Qubec and later the Canadian military over the town of Okas plan to expand a golf course on contested land.

In solidarity, Deer and other men from nearb...


Many Families Separated At Border Wait To Be Reunited | Morning Joe | MSNBC "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The panel discusses attempts to reunite families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, including a new DHS statement indicating the Trump WH has completed reunification for eligible children under 5. Mariana Atencio, Zainab Salbi, Jeremy Peters and Rep. Joaquin Castro discuss.

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