Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reject Keystone: Ponca Casey Camp 'The white man has turned on its own'

Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, screen capture by Censored News
Ponca Casey Camp-Horinek: The white man has turned on its own, seizing the land of farmers and ranchers

By Brenda Norrell
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WASHINGTON DC -- Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, said the white man has turned on its own. White farmers and ranchers on the route of the Keystone XL pipeline are having to face the same seizure of the land and destruction that Native Americans have always faced.

Speaking during the Cowboy and Indian Alliance’s Reject and Protect action in DC, Camp-Horinek said the tar sands have already devastated First Nations relatives in Canada and is now targeting Native Americans and their relatives to the south.

Joined by ranchers from Nebraska, Camp-Horinek said, “They are having to face the same thing as we did in all these centuries of the devastation of our earth, where the white man would come through and just take what he wanted.”

“Now he has turned on his own. He is going to the ranchers and farmers and is doing the same thing to them.”
Reject and Protect in DC: Screen capture by Censored News

Camp-Horinek said a powerful alliance has been formed between Native people, farmers and ranchers in the Cowboy and Indian Alliance.

As Native women raised tipis on the National Mall, Camp-Horinek said, “We are women of power. We are going to change the structure because we have a vested interest in the generations to come.”

“We are going to make a difference. They will listen to us, or they will die the same deaths. They will suffocate in their same nests.”

Reject and Protect tipi raising: Screen capture Censored News

“We are determined that our great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren will be able to eat, to drink and to breathe."

Watch the following video of Reject and Protect and listen to more of the words of Casey Camp-Horinek and Winona LaDuke. LaDuke describes the dream that brought her with her sister, and fighting on horseback the flow of the pipeline.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hundreds of media cover Cowboy Indian Alliance in DC resisting Keystone XL pipeline

From Russia and China, to Nebraska and Kansas, to the New York Times and CBC, the media is covering the Cowboy Indian Alliance in DC!

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Hundreds of newspapers and TV stations -- from China and Russia to Nebraska and Kansas, to the New York Times, NBC, CBC and more -- are covering the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in DC, the Reject and Protect campaign fighting the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline! Here's a few of those:

Al Jazeera
Democracy Now
NBC News
Omaha World Herald
North Platte Bulletin
Tucson Weekly
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McClatchey DC video:
For more coverage, go to Google News, key words: Cowboy Indian Alliance DC

Photo Bora Chung

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Marvel Handboy's Photos: Cowboys and Indians Resist Keystone in DC


Photos by Marvel Handboy, thank you for sharing with Censored News!
Cowboy and Indian Alliance in Washington DC uniting, and resisting against the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline.

News video of today's events by Environmental Action:

Faith Spotted Eagle 'Indian Women defending land from Keystone XL pipeline'

Faith Spotted Eagle: Women are nurturers, but they are also Mother Bears, ready to defend the land and water

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
English and French

WASHINGTON DC -- Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate (Yankton Dakota) told the ‘Reject and Protect’ action resisting the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline today in DC that Indian women are ready to protect their land from the proposed invasion of the Keystone XL pipeline and violence of the man camps in the Dakotas.

Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate spiritual leader and elder, said Southern Ponca, Pawnee and First Nations allies signed an international treaty to protect the land from Keystone XL pipeline in Jan. of 2013.

"With that Treaty, we mean business."

During the action on the National Mall, she also spoke on the role of the Buffalo Robes and Star Quilts for honoring people. She was joined by Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca from Oklahoma.

Spotted Eagle said the backbone of the nation is the women. They are the co-creators. The role of women is that of life givers, a role that requires women to be humble.

"We have to be very humble about that because we also bring life. We have to walk in that way of remembrance."

“We have a responsibility but we also turn into Mother Bear.”

“We stand here as Mother Bears to defend our land, our farms, our ranches, our treaty territory. They are violating our treaty land and our treaty water."

"We have come here to say 'Enough is Enough.' We are not going to let TransCanada pass our treaty land.”

Spotted Eagle said the ‘man camps’ of oil crews are bringing increased violence to Indian Nations. One out of three Yankton women have been sexually assaulted by non-Indians, she said.

"When you assault us, you assault Mother Earth."

Now, Native Spiritual Camps are going up along the proposed TransCanada route to defend and protect.

Spotted Eagle said the first spiritual camp was on Ponca land in Oklahoma, then in South Dakota on the Lakota land of Rosebud and next at Cheyenne River land. Spiritual camps will go up on Lakota land at Lower Brule and Pine Ridge in South Dakota. The Ihanktonwan place is to "watch the door."

Listen to more from Faith Spotted Eagle in today's livestream video:

French translation by Christine Prat

au micro, Faith Spotted Eagle, à sa droite sur la photo Casey Camp-Horinek
Par Brenda Norrell
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See original article in English
Mardi 22 avril 2014
Traduction Christine Prat

WASHINGTON D.C. – Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate (Yankton Dakota) a déclaré aujourd’hui, au cours de l’action ‘Rejeter et Protéger’ qui résiste au pipeline pour sables bitumineux Keystone XL, que les femmes Indiennes sont prêtes à protéger leur territoire contre l’invasion projetée du Keystone XL et de la violence des camps masculins dans les deux Dakota.
Faith Spotted Eagle, guide spirituelle et Ancienne Ihanktonwan Oyate, dit que les Ponca du sud, les Pawnee et des Premières Nations (Canada) alliées ont signé un traité international, pour protéger le territoire du Keystone XL, en janvier 2013.
« Avec ce Traité, nous sommes sérieux ».
Pendant l’action sur le National Mall, elle a aussi parlé du rôle des Peaux de Bisons et des Couvertures Etoilées pour honorer les gens. Elle a été rejointe par Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca d’Oklahoma.
Faith Spotted Eagle dit que les femmes sont la colonne vertébrale de la nation. Elles sont co-créateurs. Le rôle des femmes est de donner la vie, un rôle qui requiert de l’humilité de leur part.
« Nous devons faire preuve d’humilité parce que nous donnons aussi la vie. Nous devons suivre la voie de la mémoire. »
« Nous avons une responsabilité mais nous nous changeons aussi en Mère Ours ».
« C’est en tant que Mères Ours que nous résistons pour défendre notre terre, nos fermes, nos ranchs, notre territoire selon les traités. Ils violent notre territoire et notre eau reconnus par traités ».
« Nous sommes venues ici pour dire ‘Assez !’ Nous ne laisserons pas TransCanada passer par notre territoire reconnu par les traités ».
F. Spotted Eagle a dit que les ‘camps masculins’ pour les équipes des compagnies pétrolières avaient accru la violence envers les Nations Indiennes. Une femme Yankton sur trois a été agressée sexuellement par des non-Indiens, dit-elle.
« Quand vous nous agressez, vous agressez Notre Mère la Terre ».
Actuellement, des Camps Spirituels Autochtones sont établis le long du trajet projeté par TransCanada, pour défendre et protéger.
F. Spotted Eagle dit que le premier camp spirituel se trouvait en terre Ponca en Oklahoma, puis dans le Dakota du Sud sur le territoire Lakota de Rosebud, et le suivant sur le territoire de la réserve de Cheyenne River. Les camps spirituels vont se propager en territoire Lakota dans la réserve de Lower Brule et celle de Pine Ridge dans le Dakota du Sud. Le site Ihanktonwan est là pour « garder la porte ».

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