Many of our Nations have poor drinking water.
Please provide any resources and links that may aid the situation in Navajo Country.
This is an open Discussion on the topic of Oak Flat.
Please feel free to add your opinion or resources so everyone can learn more on this subject and hopefully bring a a little attention to the situation.
Here’s a great description I located @ the Tucson Weekly.
You may not have heard much about Oak Flat, and that’s no surprise. After all, this patch of natural beauty sprawls across federal forest land, out in a rural corner of Arizona. It’s way off the radar for most major newspapers, and far from the hum of metropolitan life.
But Oak Flat hits close to home for the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Both consider the spot, in the high desert outside the former mining town of Superior, to be holy ground. They have conducted sacred ceremonies there since forever.
And since early February, a group called Apache Stronghold has also staged a gritty, ongoing occupation at the site.
As it happens, the Apaches aren’t the only ones who care about Oak Flat. Multi-national mining companies likewise harbor deep affection for this place, since it’s perched atop a huge copper deposit. Arizona Sen. John McCain cares, too. For years, legislation that would trade away Oak Flat to the mining companies felt flat from lack of support. So in 2014, McCain finally slipped it into an unrelated military spending bill. Subsequently, Oak Flat now belongs to the Resolution Copper Co., which is jointly owned by international mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. – source
Russell Cobb | This Land Press | August 2014 | 16 minutes (3,976 words)
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“Genocide is the systematic elimination of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious, or national group.”
“Authentic Native American facebook pages are being systematically eliminated by foreign groups.”
In 2008 most, if not all, Native American facebook pages and groups were operated by Native Americans. Recently, I reviewed 10 Native American facebook pages and 8 were operated by non-natives.
In 2008 all Native American images were Native American or copyrighted by their respected creator–the way it should be. In September 2014, facebook introduced the DCMA copyright standards–more man made laws. Now most non Natives are capitalizing on these laws by adding their facebook URLs and copyright marks to every unmarked Native American image they can find …
Normally I would appreciate the extra enthusiasm for promoting my heritage, but there are a handful of groups that can easily have all authentic Native American pages eliminated. These groups are reporting copyright infringement laws on art work from Native America. The only entities that are affected are the Native American facebook pages who share these images.
Here’s what I predict, in a very short time everyone will be enjoying Native American wisdom from foreign groups.
I would love to send a special thanks to the following supporters of the Ya-Native Network from the month of May. Thank you so much for your contributions to the Ya-Native Network.
* Donn M Wolff
Jenna Denise Muncy
Update: In regards to the Ya-Native Network, I am developing two separate Standalone Social Networks on two different platforms as well as my original site. I started with the preferred network platform and the expenses became to much for this individual. I begun a second platform that I can afford while I search for seed funding.
Thanks again for providing me with the opportunity to develop this project. I am seriously at a snail’s pace when I have to finance the entire project myself… I will prevail because the Ya-Native Network is a necessary tool for Native America.
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I have seen many popular Native American(NA) Facebook pages disappear without a trace. I have research this and found that there are many reasons. A common cause being that the pages were created by a profile using ‘NA Names'(facebook does not consider government issued native status cards as official government ID). This is an additional topic all together. In particular, I revealed a group responsible for the removal of multiple NA pages and they are posed to eliminate many more NA pages.
… I operate multiple NA pages and websites, so I have a unique perspective of Native America on Facebook. I used to monitor and compare the top five NA pages to better my ratings–those pages are all gone. This makes the YaNative page the most popular Facebook page for NA. Normally an admin in my position would be ecstatic, but the way I see it, that’s almost 5 million Native American facebook followers displaced!
The Ya-Native Network’s greatest threat is a group who is copyrighting existing Native American images, even the International hijackers who disrupted the network were less of a threat.
Out of my thousands of posts I share every year, I have only had one individual who has filed multiple copyright infringement violation reports against the YaNative Network’s facebook pages. She reported that I shared her memes, that she emailed me, without her expressed written authorization. She has successfully filed 6 reports which puts the YaNative Network in danger. I followed up with some research …
… This sadistic individual is downloading hundreds of existing Native American memes and images only to claim them as her own. She adds one of her many copyright marks and recirculates them through other social media networks. Many of their copyright marks are well hidden. She is even adding her own copyright marks to existing copyrighted images/memes that have been circulating Social Media Networks for years. Her most recent copyright mark includes an ‘Idle No More’ type of stamp mark. I am aware of 6 copyright marks she uses. I also suspect she is claiming existing copyright marks already placed on images that were shared by many others from years prior. The copyright marks are relevant only to facebook designated copyright agents, so she does not have to prove her ownership to others. She is pure evil.
Her sole intention is to eliminate other NA facebook pages, I can not think of any logically explanation. Her copyright tactics are not profitable and don’t work anywhere else except with these new strict facebook copyright laws. She operates a Spiritual Lakota facebook page which is an overkill of copyright laws fully designed to entrap any Native American page owners who share any of their claimed copyrighted images. They also openly acknowledge how they have pages easily removed because the owner had a fake name (NA Name). They recently admitted responsibility for the removal of two NA pages and I fear many more. I hope your comments to this blog post will shine a light on the character of this group and its operators/owner.
Please forward this to any NA facebook page owner. The NA page owners will know exactly who I am referring to.
I will add page links with names, once this network is out of harms way.
I should mention that this vindictive lady resides in Sweden. She was in my friend’s circle for over 5 years and closely followed the success of the YaNative Network. She now mimics my practices on the page that she admins. In the past, I have posted dozens of pictures that she had shared with me. She continues to share hundreds of images she has gathered from the pages I operate. She started her complaining practices in August 2104, when she became a self-proclaimed spiritual adviser of a popular NA page that shares prayers and wisdom as Lakota Elders.
Check out the page owner and admins if you get a chance. They have refused to answer any questions regarding their Nationalities.
Thanks for your understanding.
Who is Birgitta Hallgren Atem?
This lady from Sweden is boasting how she’s reporting many Native American facebook pages for sharing copyrighted content(she adds her name to existing memes). Birgitta and her associates even brag about how many pages they reported and had removed from facebook. At one point Birgitta’s associate comments “she had fake name, so that one was easy!”
Over the last couple of days her conversations on her facebook page, with her associates were disturbing.
Please let me know if anyone has experience similar negative dealings with this lady. I am filing a counter report to the DMCA designate agent at facebook.
According to the conversation on her facebook wall today(052215), Birgitta and her associates get a kick out of downloading Native American images and copyrighting them with their own name then forwarding them to unsuspecting Native America Facebook pages, in hopes that they share the image. Then they immediately report it to facebook to take advantage of the new DMCA copyright laws. Native Americans facebook pages are being removed because of these false allegations by Birgitta from Sweden.
Many of the pieces Birgitta Hallgren Atem copyrighted were shared on my network from the years before, but according to facebook’s DMCA laws she owns them now that she added her name. Check them out in her collection! Most of her collection contain images I have share before. Most of her copyrighted items are popular images that have been circulating around Social Media Networks for years now. I noticed she uses a few different copyright marks– I know of three different ones she files reports with and there’s a few more uncredited copyright marks on her pages so she does use more then 5 different one to entrap Native American Pages.
To top it off, they actually brag about getting their copyrighted pictures removed from three different Native American Facebook pages today–one of them being mine.
Bottom line: I shared a meme that her friend shared on my page. She immediately reported it to facebook. This is the third time she has done this to me is the last six months.
Birgitta has been in my friend circle on my main facebook profile for years and since she started her page in Aug 2014 she’s become a real BITCH! Very possessive! I had to unfriend, then blocked her and that’s when she became evil towards me, at lease that’s what I thought…
Here’s a giggle: On her wall today, she goes off about how she “hates fake people who pretend to be real” …
If you get a chance ask her where she’s from? 🙂
I will add more information as I collect it…
Thanks for your time…
Protesters from Six Nations stopped work at a dig on a portion of the Line 9 pipeline in North Dumfries Thursday morning.
According to a statement from protesters, a group marched onto a work site east of Highway 24 near the Grand River between Cambridge and Brantford around 10 a.m. Thursday. They say Enbridge’s employees are working without consent or consultation on land that is on Haudenosaunee territory.
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Band CEO blames low profits for missing annual payments
CBC News, July 11, 2014
Some residents from the wealthy Fort McKay First Nation are in financial trouble after the band failed to provide an expected dividend from oilsands profits last month.
Band members have long been receiving the payment, known as a PCD, which the band is able to pay out due to profits gained from oilsands-related operations. Recently, members collected more than $10,000 per year from the funds.
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***Please pay careful attention to the Athabasca River and the tailoring ponds in the images below. The Athabasca River is the water of our brothers and sisters of the Cree Nations. Their drinking water is being poisoned and the Oil companies and they are using legal tactics to wait for them to die of cancer from this environmental disaster.
Suncor Energy admits the tailoring ponds kill an average of 5000 birds including ducks and Canadian geese every year. I’ve read of 1000’s of birds ever day parish in the tar sands tailing ponds.
In 1989, Suncor Energy was fined only $3 000 000 because a flock of 1606 Canadian Geese were recovered after they landed on the Tailoring ponds … To date, Suncor admits that there is an average of 5000 birds recovered from the tailoring ponds every year, most sink to the bottom and are unrecoverable. There is a 100% fatality rate when a bird enters any one of the 170 of square kilometers stretched over hundreds of these make shift tailoring ponds.
Please understand that the oil companies remedy to this environmental disaster is to fill the empty tar sand pits with rain water and hope the population will forget about it. Each tar pit will become a toxic sea.
The following images are of one of the tar sand mines. There are three others just as vast and many more applicants awaiting approval from our Canadian Dictatorship.
If you are a Canadian and you participate or do nothing then it is safe to say that you are about to become the biggest Environmental Terrorist the World has ever known.
Here’s a link to where I obtained the map above…
Here’s a link to a 3d fly over that will demonstrate the enormous size of the projects.
The related article can be found here.
Below is a visual of what we have to look forward to.
Please share any resources, photos, art, of any thing else that may interest the masses. Thanks for your participation.
Here’s my personal Stop the Pipeline Campaign, thanks for your help to save our planet.