Peltier Tribunal on Indigenous Rights begins today Oct. 2, 2013

 
Peltier Tribunal live  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, on Oneida land in Wisconsin
 
By Brenda Norrell
                                                                 
 
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The Leonard Peltier Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Peoples Rights began in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
The first day of testimony focused on Pine Ridge South Dakota in the 1970s and abuse of Lakotas by US agents and the corrupt tribal government at the time.
Peltier called into the Tribunal.
Lakotas and Dakotas from South Dakota and Minnesota began the testimony at the Radisson Conference Center, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
The Tribunal, available on Earthcycles livestream, was moderated by William Means, Lakota, before judges.
The US versus Leonard Peltier, and Peltier's incarceration, trials and appeals, will be discussed during the three day Tribunal before a panel of human rights judges on Oneida Indian land here in Green Bay, Oct. 2 --4.
Tribunal issues will cover a wide range of human rights violation in Indian country, including the Cold War genocide of uranium mining on Indian lands, where radioactive contamination remains on Pueblo, 
Navajo, and other lands across Indian country.
The theft of American Indian children by the current US foster system and the historic genocide a
nd abuse of Indian children in boarding schools will be exposed by longtime American Indian Movement activists.
The toxic genocide in Indian country, from radioactive dumping targeting Western Shoshone lands, to the dirty coal fired power plants on the Navajo Nation, will also be exposed.
Lenny Foster, Navajo, was among the first to arrive for the Tribunal and will discuss the violations of Native American spiritual rights in US prisons. Foster is the program supervisor for the Navajo Nation Corrections Project in Window Rock, Arizona. Foster, who has supported Peltier in prison, has been a volunteer traditional spiritual advisor for American Indian adults and juveniles in the state and federal prisons for more than 30  years.
The Tribunal is sponsored by Dorothy Ninham and Wind Chasing the Sun.
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About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.