Winnemem Wintu Voice

the-yaadihla-girls:

This video explains fracking. Fracking is currently occurring on the Navajo reservation, intentionally kept from sight— fracking equipment is intentionally painted to blend in with the surrounding scenery. Sadly, fracking will contaminate water tables that are necessary for survival. In addition, billions of gallons of water will be wasted daily. Water is already precious as a result of being outsourced to larger metro areas like Phoenix. Meanwhile, the Diné people continue living their lives on the reservation without basic amenities such as running water and electricity. 

Fracking will kill us all if it is not stopped.

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September 12, 2014
The Shasta Dam already took our lands and many of our sacred places, now corporate agriculture wants to take the small bit we have left that keeps is being Winnemem Wintu.
Please tell your Senators and Congresspeople, "Oppose the Plan to Raise Shasta Dam!"

September 12, 2014
The Shasta Dam already took our lands and many of our sacred places, now corporate agriculture wants to take the small bit we have left that keeps is being Winnemem Wintu.
Senators and Congresspeople, OPPOSE THE PLAN TO RAISE SHASTA DAM!

We thank you for your support and prayers in this critical time. 
Please let your federal legislators know that they should "Oppose the plan to raise Shasta Dam!" Not only is it a further injustice against our people, it is economic folly in a time of global climate change.

We thank you for your support and prayers in this critical time.

Please let your federal legislators know that they should "Oppose the plan to raise Shasta Dam!" Not only is it a further injustice against our people, it is economic folly in a time of global climate change.

allthecanadianpolitics:

Aboriginal women ask Stephen Harper: Am I next?

Am I next?

That’s the question aboriginal women are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a new online campaign to renew pressure on his government to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women.

Coming on the heels of Harper’s "sociological phenomenon" blunder, the campaign is the brainchild of Holly Jarrett. She’s the cousin of Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Inuit student at Saint Mary’s University who was murdered earlier this year. At the time of her death, Saunders was working on her thesis on murdered and missing aboriginal women.

"She had come through a lot of the same kind of struggles that a lot women affected by colonialism and residential school stuff," Jarrett told PressProgress Friday, a day after  launching the Am I Next campaign.

"We wanted to move it forward for her. She was really passionate about telling her story, to stand up and tell the brutal truth," said Jarrett, an Inuit from the Labrador coast who’s now based in Hamilton, Ont.

After organizing one of the largest petitions at change.org calling on the government to launch a public inquiry into hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Jarrett decided to launch the Am I Next campaign.

It’s inspired by the Inuktitut word ain, a term of endearment for someone you love in her native language.

Here are some of the faces of the viral campaign:

winnememwintuvoice:

We are still here, holding ceremony at our sacred places, and doing what we need to do to be Winnemem Wintu, of the McCloud River, in Northern California.
The federal government tries to erase us by calling us “unrecognized”, but we have been here long before the United States was invented, and we will be here long after it’s gone.

winnememwintuvoice:

We are still here, holding ceremony at our sacred places, and doing what we need to do to be Winnemem Wintu, of the McCloud River, in Northern California.

The federal government tries to erase us by calling us “unrecognized”, but we have been here long before the United States was invented, and we will be here long after it’s gone.

We are still here, holding ceremony at our sacred places, and doing what we need to do to be Winnemem Wintu, of the McCloud River, in Northern California.
The federal government tries to erase us by calling us “unrecognized”, but we have been here long before the United States was invented, and we will be here long after it’s gone.

We are still here, holding ceremony at our sacred places, and doing what we need to do to be Winnemem Wintu, of the McCloud River, in Northern California.

The federal government tries to erase us by calling us “unrecognized”, but we have been here long before the United States was invented, and we will be here long after it’s gone.

Chief Caleen Sisk is in Geneva to testify on the discrimination and injustice of the United States government’s “federal recognition” policies.

Oakland…  Check it out!

It’s Time to Speak Up for Salmon!
Kayla Brown, Hupa, stands with Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, for Rivers and Water. The Hupa People are in a crisis situation, with a potential repeat of the 2002 salmon kill on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Because the Bureau of Reclamation is refusing to let enough water out of the dams, the rivers are too low and too warm, and the salmon are beginning to show signs of disease.

It’s Time to Speak Up for Salmon!

Kayla Brown, Hupa, stands with Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu, for Rivers and Water.

The Hupa People are in a crisis situation, with a potential repeat of the 2002 salmon kill on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Because the Bureau of Reclamation is refusing to let enough water out of the dams, the rivers are too low and too warm, and the salmon are beginning to show signs of disease.

The Secretary of the Interior on Wednesday decided against releasing water down the Trinity River to ensure the survival of the salmon runs expected this month.  The virtual trickle of water is low, too warm, and clogged with moss, while corporate farms in California’s Central Valley are receiving the government subsidized water.  The people of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and Yurok Tribe on the Trinity-Klamath Rivers are very worried that they will face another massive fish kill, as happened in 2002 under the same conditions.

The Secretary of the Interior on Wednesday decided against releasing water down the Trinity River to ensure the survival of the salmon runs expected this month.  The virtual trickle of water is low, too warm, and clogged with moss, while corporate farms in California’s Central Valley are receiving the government subsidized water.  The people of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and Yurok Tribe on the Trinity-Klamath Rivers are very worried that they will face another massive fish kill, as happened in 2002 under the same conditions.

winnememwintuvoice:

Make Strong (Shasta Dam version)

Hawai’ian singer/songwriter Hawane Rios shared this beautiful song during her visit to McCloud River country, and she gave us permission to use it to oppose the raising of Shasta Dam.

On Hawane’s Hawai’i Island her people are standing against the desecration of their sacred mountain, Mauna Kea, by the planned construction of an 18-story telescope.

– Music by Hawane Rios
– Video by Will Doolittle

Artist Satement:
“Make Strong” was written in honor of all the people around the world who are choosing to stand up for what they believe in positivity and love. “Make Strong” was inspired by the words of Papa Mau Pialug, who taught us how to voyage again, “make strong like a mountain”. It is my tribute to the Winnemem Wintu and their journey to protect their ceremonial sites.
– na Hāwane

Help to stop the Shasta Dam Raise:
shastadamraise.com

Help to protect, Mauna Kea, sacred mountain on Hawai’i Island:
KAHEA.org

More Music by Hawane:
reverbnation.com

Follow Hawane:
Facebook: Hawane Rios
Twitter: @hawanemusic
Tumblr: hawanemusic
iTunes: hawane-rios

— San Francisco —Water, Land & Cultural Survival  —  BenefitWinnemem Wintu — Chochenyo OhloneSpecial Guest Artist: Hawane RiosFilms: Beyond Recognition  |  Standing on Sacred Ground–Pilgrims & Tourists Saturday, August 2ndsSpeakers:Corrina Gould, Chochenyo Ohlone   |   Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu

— San Francisco —

Water, Land & Cultural Survival  — Benefit
Winnemem Wintu — Chochenyo Ohlone
Special Guest Artist: Hawane Rios
Films:

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eyond Recognition  |  Standing on Sacred Ground–Pilgrims & Tourists
Saturday, August 2nd
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Speakers:
Corrina Gould, Chochenyo Ohlone   |   Chief Caleen Sisk, Winnemem Wintu

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Deadline Monday: Take a moment to make your feelings known!
Tell Governor Brown to BAN FRACKING NOW.

Governor Brown has proposed a revised draft of his terrible fracking regulations, which continue to greenlight expanded oil fracking in California — ignoring the more than 100,000 public comments calling for a ban on fracking that Californians submitted on the last draft of the regulations.
On July 7, Brown’s administration was forced to shut down 11 oil and gas waste injection sites over fears that they are contaminating drinking water in the Central Valley with fracking chemicals.