An Intervention Presented to the UNPFII on the Correlation Between Man-Camps and Increased Violence to Indigenous Peoples

The relentless colonization of our territories has a direct correlation to an increased rate of violence against Indigenous Peoples--in particular women, children and two spirits. We have many names for this crisis, one of which is Missing and Murdered Relatives (MMIR). Our focus today is to call attention to the effect that temporary workforce housing (also known as man-camps) for large construction projects, fossil fuel extraction or mineral mining has on Indigenous communities situated nearby.

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An intervention presented to the UNPFII To ABOLISH border imperialism

Seeding Sovereignty’s Christine Nobiss was invited to participate in a training before the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The training is called Project Access and hosted by the Tribal Link Foundation. It brings about 30 Indigenous people from all over the world to learn how to navigate the UNPFII. Christine, Emily Lerosion, Karissa John, Lucas Manchineri, Nasianta Ene Meeli and Aira Kamaiura wrote an intervention together on Border Imperialism, which was read at the forum by Karissa. Below is the written intervention.

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Indigenous Intervention During MAGA Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial: What Prompted the Actions of Veteran Nathan Phillips

The different behaviors displayed over the course of this incident gives insight to the serious repercussions of colonization. It was a convergence where white supremacy met extremist Black liberation theology, and Indigenous people became a linchpin. As the inherent stewards of this land, Indigenous people often become cornerstones in the complicated struggle between colonization and decolonization.

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Christine Nobiss
Why we must Honor the Lost Children of Turtle Island

Every year, for the past sixteen years, the day before Thanksgiving, the community of Sioux City, Iowa comes together to march the streets in honor of Indigenous children that have been taken from their families and placed into settler imposed institutions. It is called the March for Lost Children where hundreds gather to memorialize Native American youth who have been taken from their families and placed in the country's child-welfare system. The goal is to “raise awareness and ultimately reunite displaced Native American children with their home tribes and families.”


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Christine Nobiss
Yurugu-Trump: A Fitting Name

I was fueled to share Dr. Ani's work because Trump is a product of a sick segment of humanity that has been cut off from the source by the devastating mind-fuck that Imperialism and Christianity has had on Greek/Roman/European society--all of which eventually made its way to these shores….

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Christine Nobiss
Protecting Mother Earth 2018

Ninawa Huni Kui, the chief and president of the Federation of the Huni Kui tribe of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, traveled to PME speak out against carbon trading mechanisms. The event, located at Frank’s Landing, is the site of the 1960’s fishing rights actions known to local Nisqually as “The Fish Wars.”

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Eryn Wise
World Peace and Prayer Day 2018

Youth Voice Amplifier Eryn Wise writes of her experience attending World Peace and Prayer Day 2018, as a guest of Chief Arvol Lookinghorse and Paula Horne-Mullen and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.

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Oceti Sakowin Women's Gathering

The Oceti Sakowin Women’s Gathering (June 18-20) came together to work with the spirit of our past and current societies in order to better understand these ways. It was a time for healing, education, internalized understanding and insight into humbleness and collective thinking. 

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Detroit's Sacrifice Zone

Detroit's sacrifice zone is the third most polluted area in the country and the first most polluted in the state of Michigan. Basically, it is a frontline for exposure to a wide array of toxic wastes, heavy metals and air pollutants.

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Christine Nobiss