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Burns Paiute Make First Visit After Armed Takeover of Malheur Refuge

By Jacqueline Keeler / Indian Country Today Media Network On Monday, February 29, nearly two months after armed militants took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Burns Paiute Tribe was finally allowed to visit it. The refuge is their ancient wintering grounds and filled with culturally-sensitive sites and even burial grounds of their ancestors. On Thursday, 14 […]

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Max Wilbert on Resistance Radio: SNWA water grab

Max Wilbert, a long-time activist with Deep Green Resistance, has been working alongside indigenous peoples and other residents of eastern-central Nevada for the past few years as part of an effort to stop the theft of the land’s water. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) wants to build a giant pipe to take water from […]

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Sacred Water Under Threat

Storms chased us. Great, towering thunderstorms that came sweeping out of the west, lurking behind mountain ranges and flowing out across the valleys to drop great curtains of rain that soaked into the soil. That’s what this story is about: water. We came here, a group of us from many different places and backgrounds, to see the land that Nevada developers and Las Vegas real-estate moguls have been lusting after for twenty five years. But it’s not the land they want; it’s the water falling from these thunderstorms and melting off the fresh dusting of snow on the peaks, the water that soaks deep into stone and soil, forming basin aquifers. … Continue reading →

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Final Itinerary – Sacred Water Tour 2015

These are the final details for the 2015 Sacred Water Tour. If you are interested in attending, please contact us! Note: these details supercede the previous details published here. White Pine County, Nev. – On Memorial Day weekend, a guided camping tour will travel the area to be affected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority […]

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Mauna Kea – Defending a Sacred Mountain

For many years now, indigenous Hawaiian people have been involved in a battle to stop the construction of a new 30-meter telescope (TMT) array on Mauna Kea mountain, which is a sacred place and the source of all drinking water on the island. The project would be the size of a sports stadium – bigger […]

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Sacred Water Tour — Updates

In about two months, we’ll be helping to lead the Sacred Water Tour in eastern Nevada, on traditional lands of the Goshute and Shoshone nations. We’re in the thick of planning the trip and coordinating with activists in the area. The latest news, which we’re pleased to announce, is that our good friend and fellow […]

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Falling in Love (Unist’ot’en Camp Report-Back)

Unist’ot’en Camp, January 2015 The storm enveloped us. Snow lashed the road. The darkness was total, our headlights casting weak yellow beams into the darkness. Most people had hunkered down in homes and motels, and the roads were near empty. Still, every few minutes a passing truck threw a blinding cloud of dry snow into […]

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“Why The Mountain”: A Documentary Film to Protect Sacred Mauna Kea

This comes from our friend Anne Keala Kelly, an award-wining native Hawaiian journalist and activist whose previous film, Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i is a powerful indictment of American settler-colonialism in the Hawaiian islands. “Why The Mountain”: A Documentary Film to Protect Sacred Mauna Kea Mauna Kea is majestic. Environmentally, it’s one of […]

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Indigenous Peoples of the Great Basin

Today we are honored to be able to share some information about the indigenous peoples of the Great Basin region. The two videos here are an invaluable glimpse into the sustainable living practices, history, and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Great Basin. Non-natives have a lot to learn from indigenous peoples about ways […]

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Press Release – Hawaiian Allies Protesting Desecration

For Immediate Release Media Inquiries contact: Keala Kelly 808-265-0177 Email: sacredmaunakea@gmail.com Website: http://sacredmaunakea.wordpress.com/ Mauna Kea Protest Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 7am to 2pm, Saddle Road at the entrance to the Mauna Kea Observatory Road Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians will gather for a peaceful protest against the Astronomy industry and the “State of Hawaii’s” ground- […]

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