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The Shoshone Bannock tribes speak of the balance for grizzlies and people, reaafirms Lee Juan Tyler, Vice President of upport for GOAL.
We can see how our Mother Earth is out of balance when we look at the grizzly bear. Today the grizzly bear doesn’t even know when to hibernate and when to wake up, and that is a powerful sign that everything is off balance...
The San Carlos Apache relate the grizzly struggle to Oak Flat in their statement to the Obama Administration
“It is our belief, taught by our ancestors, that the grizzly bear is a grandmother and a grandfather,” explains Tao Etpison, Vice Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. “We have to respect them as people.
Tribes Unanimously reject Feds "sham" consultation webinar on sacred grizzly delisting and stand with GOAL on boycott call.
Tribal leaders recently denounced a webinar as arranged by FWS as a “PR stunt” that did “not amount to the ‘meaningful consultation’ called for by President Obama.” says GOAL Chairman, David Bearshield. “this webinar was recorded for our people to hear. We asked FWS the hard questions and they had no answers. I am very thankful and proud that no tribes participated and that ‘divide and conquer’ didn’t work today,” he says.
But despite tribes’ objections, Director Ashe informed the leaders that FWS still intends to issue the proposed rule to delist the grizzly bear by the end of the year.
Oglala Nation makes historic address on grizzly bears in Lakota language. Addressing the latest IGBC/YES meeting, Rueben Fast Horse carried a strongly worded statement from OST Vice President Poor Bear in his Lakota language, and also read an unequivocal written message from President Steele, before presenting officials with statements and resolutions from the tribes of the Oceti Sakowin who stand united in opposition to the delisting and trophy hunting of sacred grizzly bears.
“Warrior and living legend” Joe Medicine Crow wants Obama to protect the Crow’s “brother” grizzly.
As the Crow Nation prepares for the 97th Annual Crow Fair Celebration, the tribe’s centenarian and “living history,” Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, wants those about to transform Crow Agency into the “Teepee Capital of the World” to remember a brother of the Crow people who is in need.
“Grizzly bears, we call them our brothers,” says Dr. Medicine Crow. “They play an important part in our culture and we’d like to keep it that way.”
Dr Joe Medicine Crow Walks On at 102 years old.
View his last video on the Crow's Elder Brother - the Grizzly
Feds Announce Proposed Rule to Delist & Trophy Hunt Grizzly.
Oglala Lakota Vice President Tom Poor Bear Responds
Center for Biological Diversity's Executive Director Slams “SICKENINGLY COLONIALIST”
Attitudes of States and Feds on Grizzly Delisting
LEE JUAN TYLER, SHOSHONE BANNOCK VP
SPEAKS OUT FOR ENDANGERED GRIZZLIES
Oglala Nation makes historic address on grizzly bears in Lakota language
Navajo and Shoshone Nations spearhead drive to have Obama Administration institute a moratorium on grizzly delisting.
Resistance that began with the Northern Cheyenne in Montana has now swollen to include all of the tribes in that state, plus every tribal nation in Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, a plurality in Idaho, and some of the most influential tribes in Oklahoma, including the Cherokee and Chickasaw nations.
With the recent declarations and resolutions passed by the Navajo Nation and the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, Arizona and Utah can now be added to the list.
Tribes seek removal of federal grizzly bear czar
Twelve Tribal Nations have called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to remove the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Chris Servheen, after questioning his “fitness to participate in this process.”
In an open letter to Secretary Jewell and FWS Director Dan Ashe, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (TLC) cited Servheen’s actions at the recent federal-state Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) meeting in Wyoming to make their case.
“Tell them the Pawnee Nation means business,” Councilman Adrian Spottedhorsechief told GOAL Tribal Coalition
. . . after an initial meeting between GOAL and Pawnee Nation representatives, including Vice President W. Bruce Pratt, and the councilman. The “business” was the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma’s commitment to joining the effort of Tribal Nations to protect and preserve the sacred Yellowstone grizzly bear that the US Fish and Wildlife Service intends to remove from the Endangered Species Act this year.
Cherokee Nation joins the fight to save the Yellowstone grizzly from gunsight "management"
Dr. Servheen, can 315,000 tribal people be wrong on delisting the Yellowstone grizzly?
The largest Tribal Nation in North America has declared its support for GOAL Tribal Coalition and the Tribal Nations that stand in opposition to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear. “On behalf of the Cherokee Nation, I join other tribal leaders in expressing concerns about the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) efforts to remove federal protections pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the Yellowstone grizzly bear,” begins Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Bill John Baker, in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and FWS Director Dan Ashe.
Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker
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