Mexico has become the deadliest place in the world for environmental and land defense activists, and the Yaqui Indigenous people of northern Mexico are still mourning the killing of water-defense leader Tomás Rojo found in June 2021. The murder of Indigenous land defenders often conjures up images of Amazon activists killed deep in the jungle. Two hundred activists were killed worldwide in 2021. Latin America accounted for over two-thirds of the murders in 2021.
Two Indigenous women will represent not only their home states but also their tribal communities at the Miss America and Miss USA pageants in coming weeks. One of the two is from the Dakotas…Miss North Dakota USA SaNoah LaRocque, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, will step into the spotlight first at the Miss USA pageant on Monday, Oct. 3rd, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.
The 34th annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate or Black Hills Pow wow kicks off one week from today….beginning Friday October 7th and running through Sunday October 9th at the Summit Arena At the Monument..There will be over 100 thousand dollars awarded for categories for dancers and singers and the weather is expected to be perfect!!!