Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.
by Greg Nesteroff , Nelson Star, Mar 4, 2014
Two people were taken into custody this morning on a Slocan Valley logging road, less than a day after a judge extended an injunction against the Sinixt First Nation and their supporters. Continue reading
Grassy Narrows youth stopping logging truck, 2002.
By Alan S. Hale, Kenora Daily MIner and News, March 4, 2014
A youth group in Grassy Narrows First Nation has issued a statement saying it will oppose the Whiskey Jack Forestry Plan which is set to take effect this April. The language of the group’s statement seems to suggest the youth may be willing to disrupt any logging operations inside Grassy’s traditional territory, but is not clear on what lengths they would go to in order to do so. Continue reading
The scene of the shootings in Cedarville Rancheria, Feb 20, 2014, California.
ABC News, February 20, 2014
A former tribal chairwoman allegedly opened fire Thursday at an American Indian tribal headquarters in northern California, killing four people and wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, police said. Continue reading
Nation says it will continue to occupy its traditional territory until provincial and federal governments agree to honour 1851 Douglas Treaty
Erin Flegg, Vancouver Observer, Feb 18th, 2014
Eight months after the Supreme Court of British Columbia declared that both the provincial and the federal governments have failed to honour the 1851 Douglas Treaty between the Crown and the Kwakiutl First Nation of Port Hardy, BC government has launched an appeal. Continue reading
Police informant Raul Castro testifying in court in August 2013.
Mapuche men acquitted of arson to seek official redress, after being detained for two years as minors under anti-terrorism law.
By Joel Keep, Santiago Times, Feb 17th, 2014
Defense lawyers for two indigenous men say they are canvassing options for potential legal action against the Chilean state, after their clients were cleared of terrorism allegations as the testimony of a self-declared police informer was ruled unreliable last week. Continue reading
Sinixt and supporters, Feb 2014.
Sinixt Nation, Feb 17, 2014
It was a great day around the fire. Approximately 40-45 people throughout the day stopped by to celebrate. For longer than a month, the Sinixt Nation have made a stand at Sentinel Mountain proving once again that the Sinixt Nation do exist! Continue reading
This guy had wood delivered recently. He lives in a small trailer, no indoor plumbing, no running water. He is unable to use his left arm. But tonight he is warm.
by Levi Rickert, Native News Online, Feb 9, 2014
The fierce winter of 2014 continues to bring record cold spells across the Great Plains. American Indian across South Dakota have been particularly hit hard with lack of propane gas and propane prices almost double from what they were last year at this time. Continue reading
Sinixt winter camp at Mt Sentinel, January 2014.
Sinixt Nation, Feb 7, 2014
Lim Limt to all the supporters and allies that came and visited us at Mt.
Sentinel. Lim Limt again for the donations of food, coffee, firewood and
money. And above all, Lim Limt to all the stories and laughs shared around
the fire. Continue reading
Robert Warrior, Indian Country Today
, Jan 29, 2014
Ryan Bellerose’s unfortunate recent op-ed essay in Indian Country Today Media Network, “Don’t Mix Indigenous Fight with Palestinian Rights,” would be laughable and easy to dismiss given how heavy on bluster and light on accuracy it is. The essay, however, employs ugly characterizations and simplistic historical analysis in discussing deadly important and serious issues regarding American Indians, Israel and Palestine. Seeing what connects the Native world to the Middle East is challenging to many ICTMN readers, but a clear dividing line is emerging between American Indian defenders of Israel and the growing number of us who support the Palestinian boycott divestment, and sanctions movement. Continue reading
Mateo Du Pekuakami has been released from the custody of the Israel police and has
Mateo Du Pekuakami speaking at a rally in Montreal.
been banned from the West Bank. Fellow arrestee, who is European, has been charged with assualting a police officer. An account from the International Solidarity Movement can be read below. More details to come. Continue reading