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Whether we carry the DNA of a tribe or tribes from one or multiple hemispheres,

among all the ties that bind in the universal knowledge of Earth and the original dreams is,

at the center, a compact with the sacred.
 

            We are.

         We were.

      And we shall be here.

"Founded by a resolution of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, the Global Indigenous Council (GIC) has members from the Americas to Australasia. It has published a manifesto, provided testimony to the US Senate, contributed to the acclaimed documentary Remaking the Sacred Hoop, presented official declarations on behalf of 130 tribes to the State of Wyoming opposing its trophy hunt of the sacred grizzly bear, and has formulated a now operational ID card 'to provide primary tribal and sovereign status to tribes and those tribal people with no nation, state, territorial or provincial official identification of standing.' As stated in founding GIC resolutions: 'Many tribes outside of North America do not have the legal standing afforded by treaties with colonial, nation-states. As a result, the sovereignty of those tribes is consistently threatened, and the rights of those tribal citizens are routinely undermined or ignored, due to a lack of documented legal status.'"

                                                                               NATIVE NEWS ONLINE  

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"It is so important for tribal leaders to bring these critical issues to Washington, DC. As Members of Congress committed to these issues, we need indigenous people to be visible in Washington, DC to help us do our part to repair the historic oppression of indigenous communities. There is no justice, like there is no combating climate change, without addressing what has happened to indigenous communities."  

                                             Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

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

He Sapa MMIW with Congresswoman Sharice Davids.

"THREE DECADES OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN amounts to a 'Canadian genocide', a leaked landmark Canadian government report has concluded."
Read the Irish Times Article here

BRAZIL'S TRUMP, PRESIDENT BOLSONARO, "DECLARES WAR" ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES:

Brazil has just elected as its president a far-right nationalist with authoritarian tendencies and fascist inclinations. The country’s 900,000-strong indigenous people are among the many minority groups Jair Bolsonaro has frequently targeted with vitriolic hostility.
Read More Here

Congressman Joe Kennedy III receives a “Make Indigenous Natives Great Again” cap

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer rallying for Indigenous Rights on Capitol Hill with members of GIC leadership, including Mekasi Camp-Horinek and Arthur Redcloud

TRIBES OFFER STINGING REBUKE OF GOP ATTEMPTS TO OVERTURN GRIZZLY VICTORY IN TESTIMONY TO US SENATE EPW COMMITTEE
Thirty-one tribal nations submitted testimony to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) that denounced the majority GOP led-efforts to overturn Crow Tribe et al v. Zinke and gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA). 
Read about it here

EPW Testimony Here

Oct 18, 2018) The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) stands in solidarity with the 31 Tribal Nations that recently submitted a joint testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), on the future of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and particularly the survival of the sacred grizzly bear.

UBCIC letter of support

Union of BC Chiefs slam GOP maneuvers against tribes

Also in the News

'Treating protest as terrorism': US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists

 Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of ANOTHER Standing Rock. . .
Read about it here
ACLU Court Documents here

Senator John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney maneuvere to legislatively nullify the tribes’ victory and once more imperil treaty rights, religious and spiritual freedoms, and sacred lands occupied by the grizzly and therefore protected by the Great Bear’s ESA listing!

Read about their underhanded actions here

Senator John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney maneuvere to legislatively nullify the tribes’ victory and once more imperil treaty rights, religious and spiritual freedoms, and sacred lands occupied by the grizzly and therefore protected by the Great Bear’s ESA listing!

Read about their underhanded actions here

TRIBAL NATIONS PREVAIL IN GRIZZLY FIGHT; PRESERVE SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS

After years of struggle to defend the grizzly bear and consequently tribal religious freedoms and treaty rights, tribal nations finally prevailed over the US Government on Monday evening (Sept 25, 2018) when Judge Dana Christensen ruled in favor of tribal and environmental plaintiffs in Crow Tribe et al v. Zinke.
Tribes Prevail in the Fight to Save Sacred Grizzlies

Zinke's DOI Retreats in Stripping Protections from Sacred Grizzlies.

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