Environmental Genocide on the Ponca Nation
Mekasi Camp-Horinek, Founder of Earth Rights and Director of Field Operations for Global Indigenous Council, exposes the reality of Environmental Genocide and Environmental Racism on the Ponca Nation as the mainstream media looks the other way. “We all know that water is life. The years of fish-kills related to the fracking and injection wells amount to environmental genocide,” says Ponca elder Casey Camp-Horinek.
“It is going to take all of us humans because we’re speaking for those without voices, for the deer, the buffalo, the bear, those that fly. In our tribe we have a funeral a week now. We’re being fracked to death and it’s time to take a stand for our people and defend the earth Casey Camp-Horinek
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Visit www.piikaninationtreaty.com to learn about the most-signed treaty in tribal history, that provides the alternative to trophy hunting and "gun sight grizzly management," and promises "cultural, economic and environmental revitalization" for tribal nations.
Wyoming Grizzly Trophy Hunt Opposition
Deputy-Chief Councilor Ben Nuvamsa, former chairman of the Hopi Tribe, summarizes how delisting and trophy hunting the grizzly bear impacts tribal nations.
"This issue matters to all Indigenous people . . .
. . . we are the people of the land. Wherever we are upon our Mother Earth, we feel the pain from the desecration of the sacred. We feel the multigenerational trauma from the continuation of colonial doctrines, the continuing violations of what rights, laws, and protections exist for us in this dominant society that marginalizes us in neocolonial bondage. Show me a man who wants to trophy kill the Great Bear, and I will show you a man with no soul. When you look at this issue, the treatment of Indigenous people since contact stares back at you.”
Deputy-Chief Councilor Dennis Simmons -
(Kgiabar of the Nyoongar Boodjara, Western Australia).
From the Sierra Club, August 27th, 2018:
Trophy hunting of Greater Yellowstone grizzlies could start in just over a week. But DOI Secretary Zinke still hasn't held federally-mandated consultation with affected Tribes on the sacred bears' fate. Watch the premiere of the "Not In Our Name" short film, produced by Alter-Native Media to learn more about Tribal opposition to this unethical hunt!