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14:04

International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples 2018 Native News Online

Published August 9, 2018

NEW YORK  August 9 is commemorated as the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.

Each year this day is celebrated around the world. A commemorative event is also organized at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by the Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which brings together indigenous peoples organizations, UN agencies, Member States, civil society, academia and the general public.

The observance of the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples will take place on Thursday 9 August 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This years theme is Indigenous peoples migration and movement.

The event will include a panel discussion on the current situation of indigenous territories, the root causes of migration, trans-border movement and displacement, with a specific focus on indigenous peoples living in urban areas and across international borders. The panel will also examine the challenges and ways forward to revitalize indigenous peoples identities and encourage the protection of their rights in or outside their traditional territories.

After the panel there will be Q&A segment where participants can make comments and/or ask questions from the floor. We kindly ask all speakers to limit their interventions to 3 minutes.


Date and time

Thursday 9 August 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location

ECOSOC Chamber

United Nations Headquarters
405 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

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Indigenous peoples; Member States; UN agencies, funds and programmes; Civil society; Academia and the general public are invited to attend.

 

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14:03

Supreme Court Allows Alaska Citizens to Vote on Salmon Issue in November Native News Online

Alaska Supreme Court

Published August 9, 2018

Ruling ensures Measure 1 constitutionality

ANCHORAGE  The Alaska Supreme Court today asked the Lieutenant Governor to remove two sentences from Measure 1 and then put the measure on the November 6 ballot. While the loss of those provisions will remove important salmon protections, the Supreme Court rejected the states argument that the initiative was wholly unconstitutional and agreed that Alaskans should have a right to vote on the issue. The initiative will update an ineffective, outdated state law governing development in salmon habitat. If passed this fall, it will better protect salmon and promote responsible development in a state where the salmon fishing drives 30,000 Alaskan fishing jobs and generates $2 billion in economic activity annually.

Todays court ruling affirms what over 40,000 Alaskans have asked for the right to vote on this timely ballot initiative, said Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, Measure 1 ballot sponsor, executive director of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and a former biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Despite removing some of the stronger provisions in the measure, this update to our habitat law is a tremendous improvement over our current vague, ineffective law. Alaskans are ready to take matters into their own hands and vote yes to protect salmon for future generations.

The court asked that two lines be severed from the original ballot measure, to make it completely consistent with the Alaska Constitution. The severed lines remove Alaska Department of Fish and Games ability to reject a permit if a...

14:00

Federal Judge Overturns San Juan County Clerks Decision; Places Wille Grayeyes Back on Ballot. Native News Online

Published August 9, 2018

MOAB, Utah  On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, a federal court judge in Utah ordered the San Juan County Clerk, John David Nielson, to place

Willie Grayeyes

back on the ballot for the 2018 County Commission election in San Juan County. Mr. Grayeyes is the Democratic Party nominee for District 2, but was wrongfully removed from the ballot earlier this year based on a flawed residency challenge.

In response to the courts decision, Leonard Gorman, Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, said: It appears that Mr. Nielson backdated official County documents in an attempt to strip Willie Grayeyes of his candidacy. Its clear that Nielson made egregious, if not purposeful, errors in disqualifying Mr. Willie Grayeyes as a candidate.

Mr. Gorman further stated: Nielsons inappropriate actions show that he is unfit to serve as the County Clerk. He failed in his duty to diligently protect and defend the public interest. Mr. Nielsons actions should shock the conscience of the voters in San Juan County Utah.

The post Federal Judge Overturns San Juan County Clerks Decision; Places Wille Grayeyes Back on Ballot. appeared first on Native News Online.

14:00

Long-term Risks & Threats of Genetically Engineered Trees Remain Unanswered Native News Online

Stars can be found in the branches of the cottonwood. Native American accounts vary but some say that a star, hearing the Peoples beautiful songs, came down to join them and decided to stay on earth and made the cottonwood its home. Even in the slightest wind you can hear the songs of the cottonwood trees. Photo credit: Cottonwood Institute

Joint Statement from: Global Justice Ecology Project, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rural Coalition, Biofuelwatch, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

NEW YORK    In an apparent effort to allay serious public and scientific concerns about contamination threats from genetically engineered (GE) trees, on August 3rd researchers at Oregon State University claimed they had genetically engineered sterility into poplar trees. The real story of the study, however, is that the risks of genetically engineering trees are too great and can never fully be known.

During the seven year field trial of GE poplars described in the study, small environmental variations resulted in significant differences between trees that had the same GE constructs and also found differences between GE trees over time. This all points to how trees cannot be reliably engineered to prevent contamination.

This study confirms what weve known all along, said Anne Petermann, Executive Director of Global Justice Ecology Project and Coordinator of the international Campaign to STOP GE Trees. Trees are extremely complex, and fertility, which is one of the most important functions of any living organism, has been evolving in trees for millions of years.  It is incredibly arrogant and dangerous to think that through genetic engineering we can override such a fundamental function as reproduction.  Far from allaying fears, this...

14:00

Spirit Aligned Leadership Program Now Accepting Applicants Native News Online

Published August 9, 2018

Fellowship award honors Indigenous women elders

AKWESASNE, N.Y.  Spirit Aligned Leadership program is now accepting applicants for its Spirit Aligned Fellowship Award. The fellowship is a self-determined program that invites selected Indigenous women elders into an intimate circle of Legacy Leaders to strengthen their personal and collective power.

The three-year fellowship supports each Legacy Leader with an annual monetary award to sustain them as they develop unique legacy collections. Creating sisterhood across geographic and cultural spaces, accessing specialized resources, and honing their original personal and public narratives are the enduring assets. The aim is to provide Legacy Leaders with space and time to create new resources that will benefit their own communities and impact a much broader audience, now and for generations to come.

We seek to honor and empower the Indigenous women elders who have stood up for generations gathering knowledge and creating effective practices that sustain the multiple worlds they hold up, says director Katsi Cook (Mohawk). They are a precious source of leadership and strategy for our future generations.

North American Indigenous women elders working to heal, strengthen and restore the balance of Indigenous communities are invited to apply. The Spirit Aligned Fellowship Award application will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, October 15, 2018. Find the application, guidelines and frequently asked questions at www.spiritaligned.org/application/.

The inaugural circle of Legacy Leaders was selected in 2017, and includes Sarah Agnes James, Neetsaii Gwichin; Yvonne Annette Toon Nee Mu Sh Dupuis Peterson, Chehallis; Louise Wakerakats:te Herne, Mohawk; Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, Mohawk; Dr. Henrietta Mann, Southern Cheyenne; Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Oglala Lakota; Lenora Naranjo-Morse, Santa Clara Pueblo; and Barbara Poley, Laguna/Hopi.

The post Spirit Aligned Leadership Program Now Accepting Applicants appeared first on Native Ne...

13:06

Colombia: Right-Wing President Ivn Duque Sworn Into Office | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Colombia: Right-Wing President Ivn Duque Sworn Into Office | Democracy Now!: In Colombia, right-wing politician Ivn Duque was sworn in as Colombias next president. Duque was handpicked by former right-wing President lvaro Uribe, and hes vowed to roll back key parts of Colombias landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with Duque ahead of his inauguration to discuss U.S.-Colombia relations and the U.S.-backed drug war in Latin America. Duque opposes drug legalization. On Tuesday, protesters gathered across Colombia to protest his inauguration and to demand an end to the wave of assassinations of human rights leaders.

09:13

Mariela Jara // Women Farmers in Peru Bring Healthy Meals to Local Schools | Inter Press Service Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Women Farmers in Peru Bring Healthy Meals to Local Schools | Inter Press Service: Almost a year later, she has replanted her vegetables, including coriander, lettuce, carrots, beets, cabbage, leeks, tomatoes, yellow peppers and cucumbers, using organic fertiliser that she makes herself.

My familys diet is enriched with these healthy and nutritious organic fruits and vegetables. My community is waking up to what is natural food, we are learning the importance of eating vegetables daily, and that is what we are sharing at schools with teachers, mothers, fathers and students, she said.

04:27

Cultural Survival condena el hostigamiento de los defensores de los derechos humanos y celebra la absolucin judicial de Alfredo Baltazar. Cultural Survival

Cultural Survival condena el hostigamiento de los defensores de los derechos humanos y celebra la absolucin judicial de Alfredo Baltazar.

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Photo:  Human rights defenders from the Santa Eulalia & Santa Cruz Barillias areas of Huehuetenango, Guatemala gather together while celebrating the acquittal of Baltazar and 5 other rights defenders on July 31st, 2018.  Each person in the photo had been prev...

01:40

Sharice Davids, Democratic Nominee for Kansas 3rd Congressional District, To Hold Unity Rally Today Native News Online

Sharice Davids speaking to supporters. Photo by Rhonda LeValdo

Published August 8, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan.  Fresh off of her win in the Kansas 3rd Congressional Districts Democratic primary, Sharice Davids will hold a rally to unite Democrats as we now look to take on Rep. Kevin Yoder in the general election. 
Davids is an attorney, Obama White House Fellow, Mixed Martial Arts fighter, and lesbian who would be the first American Indian woman to serve in Congress.*
Since her victory was delayed due to slow election returns until shortly before 9:00 a.m. EDT, Davids campaign released the following statement this morning.
Today, Sharice Davids for Congress released the following statement on Sharices victory in Kansas 3rd Congressional District primary. 
 
I am honored and deeply motivated by the support I received from across this district, said Sharice Davids. Thank you to my fellow Democrats in this race for their passion and for engaging in a spirited and important debate about the future of this district and this country. To my supporters: you knocked on doors, made phone calls, donated what you could, and got your friends, neighbors, and family members to the polls. I am eternally grateful for your confidence in me and will work to earn your trust day in and day out in Congress. 
 
Now, we turn to the general election and set our sights on defeating Kevin Yoder, an extremist who has tried time and time again to undermine health care access and give tax breaks for the largest corporations. He is a pawn for Donald Trump and I will not allow him to continue to take us in the wrong direction while working families in our communities suffer. Yoder doesnt know what he has coming. I...

01:18

Declaration of the Working-Class Summit, 21-22 July 2018, Soweto South African Federation of Trade Unions SAFTU Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Declaration of the Working-Class Summit, 21-22 July 2018, Soweto South African Federation of Trade Unions SAFTU: A new era in the history of the South African working class began in Soweto on 21-22 July 2018, when representatives from over 147 South African working-class organisations represented by more than 1000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and community struggles in the Working-Class Summit (WCS).

Its importance and relevance has been proved by the latest statistics on unemployment, poverty and inequality which showed that:

Wednesday, 08 August

23:55

Sharice Davids Wins Democratic Nomination in Kansas 3rd Congressional District Native News Online

Published August 8, 2018

KANSAS CITY  After a long overnight wait to learn the results of the primary votes in Kansas 3rd Congressional District, Ho-Chunk Sharice Davids has won the Democratic partys nomination to face GOP Congressman Kevin Yoder in the general election in November.

In the primary, Davids was among six candidates vying for the nomination. The unofficial vote was 22,891 votes (37.3 percent ) for Davids over her closest opponent David Welder, who garnered 20,803 votes (33.9 percent).

What is impressive is Davids beat Welder, whose campaign was aided by a visit by Senator Bernie Sanders into the district.

The congressional district is viewed as competitive in November as evidenced by a visit by Vice President Pence who was in the district to raise funds for Yoder during the primary.

Davids posted this tweet to Twitter this morning:

The has called it Im humbled to be your Democratic nominee in . Thank you to my 5 fellow Dem candidates, who were each a part of energizing our district throughout the primary. I look forward to working w/ them & all of you to change the face of KS politics.

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22:41

Ho-Chunk Sharice Davids in Congressional Race Too Close to Call Native News Online

Published August 8, 2018

Sharice Davids (center) with two supporters last night as they waited for election results. Photo Courtesy Rhonda LeValdo

KANSAS CITY  The suspense for the results of the hotly contested Democratic race in Kansas 3rd Congressional district continues this morning as Sharice Davids (Ho Chunk Nation) is currently leading in a race too close to call.

Voting results were slow coming overnight. At the time polls officially closed in suburban Kansas City, voters were still standing in line waiting to vote. Election officials allowed each voter to have their vote count.

Davids, who seeking to become the first American Indian woman elected to the U.S. Congress, is leading over her closest challenger, Brent Welder, by less than 500 votes as of 8:00 a.m. (EDT) this morning with 71 percent of the vote reporting.

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CANDIDATE VOTE PCT.
Sharice Davids 19,011 36.2%
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18:46

BERNAMA.com - Bill To Repeal Anti-fake News Tabled In Parliament Aboriginal News Group Newswire

BERNAMA.com - Bill To Repeal Anti-fake News Tabled In Parliament: KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- A Bill to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, today.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong tabled the Bill which contains two clauses for the first reading.

18:18

Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut | CBC News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Kieran Oudshoorn // Inuk woman 'begging and pleading' for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut | CBC News: Nunavut is fighting a tuberculosis crisis. Though it's a curable bacterial disease of the lungs, when left untreated, it can be fatal. Nunavut has a tuberculosis rate of 261 cases per 100,000.

Clarke has spent all her life in Nunavut, raising her two children in Iqaluit. She says living in her homeland among Inuit is important to her, but she's angry her children are 300 times more likely to contract TB than children in the south.

"Why are we dying from TB?" said Clarke in tears.

17:48

Chiwenga extends soldiers retirement age - NewsDay Zimbabwe Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Chiwenga extends soldiers retirement age - NewsDay Zimbabwe: It is hereby notified that the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs in terms of Section 113 (2)(a) of the Defence Act Chapter 11:02 and after consultation with the Defence Forces Services Commission has made the following regulations: The regulations maybe cited as the (Defence Forces Regular Force) Specialist Members Amendment Regulations 2018 (No2).

14:03

Three Years after Gold King Mine Spill, Navajo Leaders Demand Compensation Native News Online

Animus River was contaminated on August 5, 2015 and flowed into San Juan River on Navajo Nation

Published August 8, 2018

WINDOW ROCK  Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez are denouncing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) ongoing failure to compensate farmers and ranchers whose livelihoods were devastated by the 2015 spill at Gold King Mine.

August 5 marked the three-year anniversary of the spill, which dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas and San Juan rivers. A mustard-yellow plume of toxins swept downriver, poisoning water sources for thousands of people who rely on the river for farming or livestock.

The EPA admitted fault in the spill, which occurred at an abandoned mine near Silverton, Colo. Despite the EPAs repeated promises that victims on the Navajo Nation and surrounding states will be fairly compensated, the federal agency has yet to follow through.

San Juan River polluted as result of Gold King Mine; Navajo Nation not happy with EPAs lack of response.

This is unacceptable, President Begaye said. Our farmers and ranchers have been waiting for disaster compensation for three years. Ive spoken numerous times before the Senate and the White House. We demand that farmers be fairly compensated.

Just days after the spill occurred, President Begaye visited the mine site and witnessed the toxins spilling into the water. He talked with residents along the river in chapters from Upper Fruitland, N.M. to Page, Ariz., who watched their crops dry up.

I stood alongside farmers in their fields, he said. I watch...

14:02

CSVANW Statement on Olivia Lone Bear, the Missing Woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota Native News Online

Olivia Lone Bear

Published August 8, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women (CSVANW) sends prayers to the family and relatives of Olivia Lone Bear, who was reported missing last October and was recently found in her submerged truck in a lake on the Ft. Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
Though it is unknown how the last days of her life were spent, it has been well documented that domestic violence and sexual assault rates from rape to sex trafficking have rose significantly after man camps, temporary shelters for male oil workers, were created after oil was found in Bakken shale formation that sits on the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation where Olivia lived.
Countless Native women in communities adjacent to man camps go missing each year and are needlessly assaulted, and perpetrators, usually non-Native Americans, go unprosecuted because of an overworked tribal law enforcement, jurisdictional issues or tribal court systems not set up for these types of prosecutions because of a lack of funding. And when tribes do get federal authority to prosecute non-Native Americans it is only for domestic violence, not sexual assault crimes.
Above all Olivia Lone Bear was a mother, a daughter, an aunt, friend, and a relative in a community that has been impacted far too long by what others call economic boom but some would say is a complex web of jurisdictional issues and a Violence Against Women Act that need to be updated in Congress to give tribes more authority to prosecute, said Deleana OtherBull, CSVANW Executive Director.
Far too many of our Native women and children are affected by violence, OtherBull said.

The post CSVANW Statement on Olivia Lone Bear, the Missing Woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota appeared first on Native News Online.

14:00

How To Safeguard Yourself When Going Online Native News Online

Published August 8, 2018

Each person wants to be safe when going online. Hardly anyone is willing their correspondence, private or business data to be opened to public. Perhaps, you would like to get access to the website banned in your country, chat with your friends in a banned messenger or watch TV shows which are not available for streaming in your area. Now, you are able to easily get access to any website and safeguard yourself when surfing the Internet installing VPN on your mobile deceive or PC. Reading nordvpn review you will be able to make a decision and choose VPN service which will make you feel safe online.

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Just like lots of similar VPNs, NordVPN lets users access banned websites, encrypt traffic, get access to the streaming content and be completely anonymous when surfing the Internet. The service also offers DoubleVPN servers which encrypts data twice and maximizes users anonymity making it impossible for third parties to find out your IP address.

Installing NordVPN, you protect yourself from malicious software as well as become able to block ads by means of CyberSec feature which analyzes all the necessary information about the website you visit and warns you when someone wants to get access to your private data.

Purchasing NordVPN on Bestvpnrating.com you become able to install it on up to 6 devices PC, laptop, tab, mobile phone, etc. and activate it in just one click. VPN services may be useful when accessing both private and public networks, so you can feel safe visiting any website outside of your house. Installing VPN, you also protect corporate traffic, become able to maintain business correspondence and protect all the important data.

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14:00

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison Smoke-free Anniversary Native News Online

Published August 8, 2018

MADISON, Wis.  Three years ago, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, operated by the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin, took a bold step by becoming the only tribally-owned and operated casino in the state of Wisconsin to be 100 percent smoke-free. To recognize the third anniversary of the smoke-free decision, Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW) is hosting a celebratory event at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Executive Manager Daniel Brown was initially encouraged to change the casinos policy after reviewing Gambling with our Health,[1] a study conducted by the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Councils Epidemiology Center (GLITEC). GLITEC partnered with a different tribal casino in Wisconsin to survey their players club members about attitudes toward cigarette smoke in the casino. Their results indicated that going smoke-free could bring high-tier players in more often, which would result in higher earnings for the casino.

Brown decided to give going smoke-free a try for Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, and after three years of operating as a smoke-free facility there is much to celebrate. The health benefits of going smoke-free indoors are well established, but now Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison can share the economic benefits of a smoke-free tribal casino as well.

Partners helping organize the event include NATOW, American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network, and Tobacco Free Columbia Dane County Coalition. The day will include a testimony by Mr. Brown and other casino employees, an indigenous lunch, viewing of Tobacco: Honoring Our Traditions and Our Health, public health panel led by Dr. Amy DeLong, Medical Director for Ho-Chunk Nation, and an honoring ceremony to conclude the event.

We at Ho-Chunk Chunk Gaming Madison are excited to share with others in the commemoration of our third year of having gone smoke-free! The only smoke-free casino in the state, we are hopeful that we have started a trend in the industry. Our guests and our employees appreciate this decision, and it is paying dividends both in our business levels and in the health of all. I am, therefore, hopeful that many others will come out to share in this recognition and celebration of three years of a smok...

08:37

Native Man Killed by St. Paul Police Native News Online

Activists with Native Lives Matter occupy the intersection of Bloomington and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis on Monday. Brandt Williams | MPR News

Published August 7, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn.  Native Lives Matter are seeking answers for killing of William James Hughes, 45, a White Earth Nation Anishinaabe man, who was shot and killed by the St. Paul Police on early Sunday, August 5, 2018.

The St. Paul Police Department released this statement on Sunday:

A male 911 caller reported that someone had fired multiple shots inside a residence on the second floor. The 911 caller then hung up without providing additional information. Upon arriving at the scene, officers encountered a man with a gun. At some point, two officers discharged their service weapons, striking the man. St. Paul Fire medics were immediately called to the scene, and the man was pronounced dead.

According to the police, Hughes had a gun.

Native Lives Matter in Minneapolis say the St. Paul Police Department is  one of the deadliest police forces in the state of Minnesota, having killed more than 27 people since 2000.

As is typical in police shootings, the two officers involved with the killing of Hughes have been placed on paid leave. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the tragic killing. Upon the completion of its investigation, BCA will turn its findings over the Ramsey County Attorney for review to determine if any charges will be filed against the two involved police officers.

Editors Note: This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available. 

 

 

 

The post Native Man Killed by St. Paul Police appeared first on Native News Online.

06:46

Cost to twin Trans Mountain pipeline now $1.9B higher, Kinder Morgan says Warrior Publications

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Steel pipe to be used in the pipeline construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project at a stockpile site in Kamloops, B.C. (Dennis Owen/Reuters)

Pipeline to West Coast now projected to be done by December 2021

06:12

Da Internacional de los Pueblos Indgenas Cultural Survival

Da Internacional de los Pueblos Indgenas 

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Segn Naciones Unidas, ms de 5000 grupos Indgenas en 90 pases hablan una inmensa mayora de las 7000 lenguas del mundo. Los pueblos Indgenas estn constituidos por 370 millones de personas aproximadamente, es decir, ms del 5% de la poblacin mundial. stos representan una gran diversidad cultural, artstica, gastronmica, entro otros aspectos de la vida, sin embargo, se encuentran entre las poblaciones ms desfavorecidas y vulnerabilizadas, representando el 15 por ciento de la poblacin ms empobrecida...

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Announcement Regarding 8/5/18 Shooting August 5, 2018 by WORT News Department Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Announcement Regarding 8/5/18 Shooting - WORT 89.9 FM - At approximately 3 AM Sunday morning, a man wearing a mask and hood entered the WORT station and opened fire on three DJs in the broadcast studio. Witnesses say five shots were fired, injuring one DJ in the buttocks and shattering the glass between studios. The injured DJ was sent to the hospital and quickly discharged. There were no major injuries or fatalities. After the shooting, police secured the area and did not allow DJs entry to the premises. Due to the investigation, the station experienced radio silence Sunday morning before resuming normal programming at 9:38 AM. A motive is still unknown and it is unclear how the assailant entered the building. Police say there is no sign of forced entry. Police do not have a suspect in custody. We want to thank everyone for the support. Already, the phone calls and concerned messages are flowing into the station. Our station has faced many challenges over our 40 years on the Madison airwaves. And, as always, the community has responded to lend a hand. This is when the community in community radio shines. Board President David Devereaux-Weber was notified as soon as police arrived and was on scene shortly after the shooting. Multiple volunteers arrived individually in the early hours of the morning to help get the station back on its feet. The station is back on the air and will be tightening security. Thank you to everyone for their help during these times. 30 Edit: This post previously stated there were two people in the studio at the time of the shooting. There were three.

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Cultural Survival Condemns the Harassment of Rights Defenders and Celebrates the Acquittal of Alfredo Baltazar Cultural Survival

Cultural Survival Condemns the Harassment of Rights Defenders and Celebrates the Acquittal of Alfredo Baltazar

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Photo:  Human rights defenders from the Santa Eulalia & Santa Cruz Barillias areas of Huehuetenango, Guatemala gather together while celebrating the acquittal of Baltazar and 5 other rights defenders on July 31st, 2018.  Each person in the photo had been previously charged for crimes that of wh...

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Indigenous Peoples Are Agents of Change to Reach Sustainable Development Cultural Survival

Indigenous Peoples Are Agents of Change to Reach Sustainable Development

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