2018

Information: The important lesson I learned for 2018 is to always analyze the website (who owns it) the author (who are they) and the history of both to discover where the money is. In addition, Wikipedia is a very manipulated source for information. I use it to get an idea of the manipulations rather than factual information. One thing I found very informative is to click on the history tab of a Wikipedia article. There I can see the contributors and when they posted. Even more interesting is to check out the contributors. I found it very interesting to see an article about climate change edited by someone with no scientific background. We cannot be lazy when it comes to getting accurate information.

https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/10/07/gareth-owen/

This guy edits Hillary Clinton’s Wiki page. – Keeps it clean of anything negative.

News: David Blackmon is an independent energy analyst/consultant based in Mansfield, TX. David has enjoyed a 39-year career in the oil and gas industry, the last 23 years of which were spent in the public policy arena, managing regulatory and legislative issues for various companies, including Burlington Resources, Shell, El Paso Corporation, FTI Consulting and LINN Energy.

So, his article would of course be biased in favor of the oil industry.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidblackmon/2018/10/09/anti-pipeline-activists-play-a-cynical-costly-game/#2f80515333be

More about:

http://www.polluterwatch.com/david-blackmon

Haka:

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/nativenerd-native-hawaiian-jason-momoa-s-awesome-aquaman-premiere-haka-dance-2rH7LUqzlkSCBfAMrsmoNA/

Hemp:

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/evo-hemp-partners-with-pine-ridge-indian-reservation-to-grow-organic-hemp/

Hemp is an amazing plant!

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change:

https://projectearth.us/what-90-000-indigenous-people-have-to-say-about-climate-1796423890

Indigenous people around the world have had to deal with climate change for many centuries. They are a vital source of knowledge about our climate crisis.

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2017/11/indigenous-peoples-knowledge-wisdom-valuable-to-climate-adaptation-peruvian-activists-say/

 

Plan, Prepare, and Resist for 2019

Indian Country Today Latest News

https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/

“Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison Wednesday for possession of a firearm and civil disorder

 

Water Protector Legal Collective stands by Red Fawn and we call on Water Protectors and community members to continue to support her through this difficult time. Please follow her Support Committee website for information on how to write to her and be in solidarity with her as she serves her prison time.”

New Memorial Planned

Design Selected for National Native American Veterans Memorial
Tue, Jun 26, 2018 7:17 am
NMAI | National Museum of the American Indian (nmai-news@smithsonianonline.org)To:you Details
National Native American Veterans Memorial
Design Selected for Smithsonian’s National Native American Veterans Memorial

Harvey Pratt—Cheyenne and Arapaho, Marine Corps Veteran, Forensic Artist—Submitted “Warriors’ Circle of Honor”

Pratt Memorial Design

The jury for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, National Native American Veterans Memorial has unanimously selected the design concept submitted by Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne/Arapaho) titled, “Warriors’ Circle of Honor.” Groundbreaking for the memorial is slated for September 21, 2019. It is slated to open late 2020.

“Through meeting thousands of Native American veterans, I learned most of all about the commitment these veterans have to the well-being of the United States,” said Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the museum. “These veterans are perfectly aware that they are serving a country that had not kept its commitments to Native people, and yet they chose—and are still choosing—to serve. This reflects a very deep kind of patriotism. I can think of no finer example of service to the United States and the promise it holds.”

Native Americans serve at a higher rate per capita than any other population group. Few outside the military and American Indian Nations know that Native people have served in the U.S. armed forces since the American Revolution and continue to serve today. The nation’s capital is known for its grand monuments and solemn memorials, including many honoring the nation’s veterans. Yet no national landmark in Washington, D.C., focuses on the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military since colonial times.

Pratt is a multimedia artist and recently retired forensic artist, as well as a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. His design concept is a multisensory memorial. An elevated stainless steel circle rests on an intricately carved stone drum. Listen to Pratt describe his design concept in detail. The selected design will undergo further development in partnership with the museum.

Congress commissioned the museum to build a National Native American Veterans Memorial that gives “all Americans the opportunity to learn of the proud and courageous tradition of service of Native Americans in the Armed Forces of the United States.”

The museum worked with the National Congress of American Indians and other Native organizations to create an advisory committee composed of tribal leaders, Native veterans and their family members from across the country who assisted with outreach to Native American communities and veterans. The advisory committee and the museum conducted 35 community consultations across the nation to seek input and support for the memorial. These events resulted in a shared vision and set of design principles for the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

The National Museum of the American Indian conducted an international competition to select design concepts for the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Don Stastny, an architect and urban designer, oversaw the competition. The design was selected through a juried, two-stage process. The jury members are:

  • Larry Ulaaq Ahvakana (Inupiaq), artist, Ahvakana Fine Art
  • Stephanie Birdwell (Cherokee), director, Veterans Affairs, Office of Tribal Government Relations
  • Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director emerita, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art
  • Edwin Fountain, general counsel, American Battle Monuments Commission
  • Mark Kawika McKeague (Native Hawaiian), director of Cultural Planning, Group 70 International Inc.
  • Brian McCormack (Nez Perce), Principal Landscape Architect, McCormack Landscape Architecture
  • Lillian Pitt (Wasco/Yakima/Warm Springs), artist
  • Herman Viola, curator emeritus, Smithsonian
  • Kevin Gover (Pawnee), alternate juror, director of the National Museum of the American Indian

More information on the competition regulations and process is available in the Design Competition Manual: https://nmai.us.fluidreview.com/res/p/regulations/. For more information about the memorial, visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/NNAVM.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Bank of America; Northrop Grumman; the Citizen Potawatomi Nation; the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP; General Motors; Lee Ann and Marshall Hunt; the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; and the Sullivan Insurance Agency of Oklahoma.

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News Update: April 2018

Lakota People's Law Project
https://www.lakotalaw.org/resources/legal-update-from-chase-iron-eyes-attorneys

Chase Iron Eyes and Family

Thank you for your support throughout what has been both an exciting and a trying year. After yesterday, we have much reason for optimism. Yesterday was a good energy day. I am now absolutely sure we can win this fight in the end, and we are winning this fight now.

Ruling on several important issues in court yesterday, Judge Lee Christofferson admonished prosecutors for withholding key evidence, set deadlines for them to furnish that evidence to my legal team, reaffirmed our right to collect additional evidence from militarized DAPL security firm TigerSwan, and extended the timeline of my trial to November. This is all tremendous news and my heart is filled with hope.

My case, and HolyElk’s, are truly unique. No other water protectors have been granted the right to pursue this scope of evidence. We aren’t playing it safe, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You can watch the video to see our legal team discuss yesterday’s hearing’s monumental outcomes.

I will be clear that, even with all the positive outcomes, our fight is not without serious challenges. The forces mobilized against us continue to stand their ground more strongly than ever, as evidenced by Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier’s testimony yesterday, under oath, denying TigerSwan’s influence over the policing at Standing Rock.

Even so, we had a great moment in court when, under cross examination by our chief counsel, Daniel Sheehan, Sheriff Kirchmeier admitted that attendance records of law enforcement meetings not only exist, but show that three TigerSwan employees (whose names he conveniently forgot) attended those meetings regularly.

With our now-confirmed ability to aggressively pursue these records, and with the judge’s stern warning to prosecution and the sheriff that he will “vigorously enforce” our right to them, the pieces are falling into place. The sheriff has until May 1 to give us all we’ve asked for.

Our beautiful battle began in the camps of Standing Rock and now echoes in the courtrooms of North Dakota. We’ll prove that law enforcement colluded with TigerSwan and pipeline parent company Energy Transfer Partners. We’ll show that they ran a violent, racist, no-holds-barred campaign against our prayerful circle.

The coming months promise much hard work as our team collects evidence and builds our landmark defense that can protect our rights to free speech and protest into the future. I ask that you continue to stand with us by sharing our exciting news with your friends and relatives. Let’s keep the circle strong. We have much to do.

Pilamaya – Thank you for standing with us!

Chase Iron Eyes
Lead Counsel
Lakota People’s Law Project

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March Events

The interview about the Wounded Knee Memorial can been seen at : https://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/2018/02/2018-edu-massacre-at-wounded-knee.html

Latest News Links:

https://nativenewsonline.net/

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/13/standing-rock-sioux-tribe-sues-24-opioid-industry-/

New garbage from Hillary Clinton:Funny, I never saw here any where near Standing Rock…

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an overseas audience this week that her 2016 election loss came at the hands of “backwards”-looking voters who “didn’t like black people getting rights” or women in the workplace.

Talk of FBI investigations and secret email servers was not on the agenda Monday in Mumbai, India, as the author of “What Happened” explained, once again, why President Trump occupies the White House.

Mrs. Clinton blamed racists and sexists with an acute hatred for black people. She also cited racism against Indians in her explanation to an Indian audience.

“His whole campaign: ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards,” she told attendees at India Today: Conclave 2018. “You know, ‘You didn’t like black people getting rights? You don’t like women, you know, getting jobs? You don’t want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are? Whatever your problem is — I’m going to solve it.”

The remarks were posted online by the GOP War Room YouTube channel and blasted as “dismissing America’s Heartland to a foreign audience.”

 

from: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/12/hillary-clinton-overseas-trump-won-backwards-voter/

The State of the Union

Try to Google anything about the latest news on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Screenshot-2018-1-29 Dakota Acess Pipeline Protest - Google Search

Interesting set of search words…

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shailene-woodley-marie-claire-uk-interview_us_59a84ecee4b010ca289b3333?utm_hp_ref=dakota-access-pipeline

 

It is like the news stopped in 2017. Here is the most recent article I found.

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/rights-protesters/standing-rock-protest-groups-sued-dakota-access-pipeline-company