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Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:02:25
Welcome to everyone just joining. We’re hearing a traditional prayer from Juan Mancias, Tribal Chair of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas.
Tim Dalbey
01:06:14
He keeps cutting out
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:28:06
“We’re not here to have dominion or subdue and multiply. We’re here to be part of Creation.” - Tribal Chair Juan Mancias.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:28:45
“To be us, critical infrastructures are not border wall, pipelines, LNG. The critical infrastructure is the water, the land, the sacred fire, and one another.” - Tribal Chair Juan Mancias.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:29:37
Share out what you learn from this Tribunal on social media, with the hashtags #SaveGarciaPasture, #BuildAVillageSaveTheEarth, and #GulfSouth4GND
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:31:16
The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas is resisting “The gentrification of the human soul.” We have to struggle to remain connected. - Tribal Chair Juan Mancias
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:33:29
Tribal Chair Juan Mancias, Tribal Secretary Christa Mancias, and Councilwoman of the Ponca Nation Casey Camp-Horinek are enumerating their Inherent rights, the right to survival, and the rights of Nature.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
01:38:56
“We too as human beings have learned over the generations of the Original Instructions - have learned how to be interpreters for the other ways of life we called Nature.” - Casey Camp-Horinek
Isidro Leal
01:55:55
Oceans of respect and appreciation for all observing and participating in this critical event. 1000 thank you's to everyone.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:06:36
“Garcia Pasture as a gathering site fits within this interconnected area of multiple village sites, in the history of transhumans movement, near the mouth of the river where the people were first made.” - Christopher Basaldu, PhD, Carrizo Comecrudo Tribal Member and Organizing Manager at the Sierra Club
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:09:15
“Our responsibility, against the narrative of death, is to continue the narrative of life given to us at Creation.”
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:10:21
“The people are reawakening, we are remembering who we are, hearing the voices of the ancestors so that we can take up these relationships again, take on the narrative of life again.” Christopher Basaldu, PhD
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:12:18
This is not just about “rights” - it’s about a sacred responsibility.
Isidro Leal
02:16:01
Gracias for speaking truth to power Christopher and Chairman Mancias.
Maple Osterbrink
02:21:47
Mr Dalbey is great but can try to say "proposed" instead of "__will be built" :)
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:42:49
“We can all agree - The Esto’k Gna have an inherent right to self-determination, self-identity, and all of the rights granted to Indigenous people around the world.” - J. Eric Reed, Attorney
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:44:54
Because the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas is not officially recognized by the state or federal governments, governments are not required to consult with the Esto’k Gna about developments on their own sacred territory.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:45:39
“We’re not museum pieces, we’re evolving nations.” - J. Eric Reed, attorney and enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:47:22
For those just joining, please remember to share out the evidence, stories, and demands shared during this virtual tribunal on social media, with hashtags #SaveGarciaPasture, #BuildAVillageSaveTheEarth, and #GulfSouth4GND.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:51:45
“People didn’t see the river as a border. The river was where they lived on both sides. These weren’t two-different nation states. They were a continuum. It didn’t separate, it brought together.” - J. Eric Reed, Attorney and Enrolled Member of the Choctaw Nation of OK, about the Rio Grande
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
02:55:54
“The blood quantum was designed for one reason and one reason only, and that was to terminate Native tribes.” - Eric Reed, Attorney and Enrolled Member of the Choctaw Nation of OK. The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe is standing up to years of cultural genocide and asserting their identity and self-determination.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:01:58
“The investor behind Texas LNG is delaying this project for a year. We need to take advantage of this time to help the Esto’k Gna create a document of evidence to support not only federal recognition but the argument for why these projects - the wall going through the cemetery, the pipeline and terminals in Garcia Pasture - are not profitable. The uniqueness of this place and cultural/historical value are much more important.” - J. Eric Reed, Attorney and Enrolled Member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:08:14
The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe is protecting these sacred lands in Garcia Pasture and across Somi S’ek so that we can maintain the traditions of their ancestors. #SaveGarciaPasture #SaveSacredSites
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:17:53
The Carrizo Comecrudo and other Indigenous communities in this area would be hit by the first wave of destruction, but also - port Isabel, south padre island, Long Island village, etc. All these communities are in opposition to these LNG terminals. - Bekah Hinojosa, Texas Gulf Coast Campaign Representative at the Sierra Club
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:19:30
“These three LNG terminals - Texas LNG, Annova LNG, and Rio Grande LNG - would be the largest air polluters in the Rio Grande Valley region.” - Bekah Hinojosa. #SaveGarciaPasture #BuildAVillageSaveTheEarth
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:22:13
“We need a thriving ecosystem in order to survive.” - Bekah Hinojosa
Maple Osterbrink
03:23:23
Bekah also knows her stuff!
Maple Osterbrink
03:24:23
Is Bekah the SC lady who went to talk to France FF investor bank with Juan M?
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:24:40
These companies come to extract wealth and resources from the land and our communities, without bringing good, safe, long-term jobs to local people. We can’t afford a polluting economy. #GulfSouth4GND
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:25:58
^^^ “This is blatant environmental racism.”
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:29:07
“They’re trying to turn us into an extraction economy.” - Bekah Hinojosa from the Rio Grande Valley, TX Gulf Coast Campaign Rep at the Sierra Club.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:36:18
“We got here because of capitalism. We live under a system where corporations & industries are given rights. Corporations - which are pieces of paper - are given rights that surpass those of human beings. Black, Brown, poor, and rural communities are most impacted by this.” - Vanessa Bolin #SaveGarcia Pasture #PeopleOverProfit
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:36:42
There’s nothing “natural” about natural gas. Let’s call this what it is - fracked gas.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:44:55
“There are an excess of 700 studies by independent studies by scientists & doctors about the health impacts to human beings by these extractive industries. 80% agree that these health impacts are very significant and real.” - Vanessa Bolin, artist, activist, street medic, and founder of the Eyes Wide Open Project
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
03:50:33
Nana Pele’x Vanessa
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:50:57
Extractive industry bring man camps, which lead to gendered & racialized violence against Indigenous womxn, the Black community, and the LGBTQ+ community. - Vanessa Bolin. This is state-sponsored violence. This is why we are fighting not just for #ClimateJustice but for #MMIW and for Native liberation and tribal land sovereignty.
Maple Osterbrink
03:51:37
Yay Vanessa, love the LFG term !! ( -Maple in NC)
Maple Osterbrink
03:52:11
yay Vanessa, love "LFG" yes! (from Maple NC)
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
03:59:47
Follow the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe on Facebook: @CarrizoComecrudoTribeofTexas and on Twitter at @CComecrudo.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:01:42
“Get your local leadership to start passing resolutions to protect yourself, your community, and the next seven generations.” - Vanessa Bolin #SaveGarciaPasture
Colette Pichon Battle
04:15:44
Go to speaker view at the top of your screen to see the screen in a larger frame.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:16:10
To those just calling in, this is a women’s dance for the harvest from the Women’s Council of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Afterwards, we’ll be beginning the 2nd panel of the day: “Assessing the Impact of Petrochemical & US Border Wall Build-out on Sacred & Sovereign Indigenous Territory”
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:25:08
The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of TX is calling on us to #ChangeTheNarrative about what kind of ‘critical infrastructure’ we should be defending: Not pipelines and export terminals but, “Our land, air, water, climate, sacred fire, and the relatives we are all connected to.” #GulfSouth4GND #BuildAVillageSaveTheEarth
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:43:45
“We’re trying to expose the underbelly of what extractive industry is bringing into our territories.” - Casey Camp-Horinek, Tribal Elder of the Ponca Nation #MMIW #ChangeTheNarrative
Maple Osterbrink
04:55:33
Yay Rights of Nature (celdf.org )
Maple Osterbrink
04:56:22
Yes Casey long-time
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:56:22
“We will take these man camps out of our territories, and come together across our territories and empower one another to stand together, including our relatives in the South, all the way from the tip of Chile to the Arctic Circle.” - Casey Camp-Horinek, Tribal Elder of the Ponca Nation #MMIW #SaveGarciaPasture
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
04:56:23
Nana Pele’x Casey
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
04:58:19
“It is the water itself that is protecting us.”
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
05:16:53
South Texas is dealing with “sham courts & asylum policies, and the criminalization of migrant workers.” - Eduardo Canales, Director and Lead Organizer of the South Texas Human Rights Center. Climate Justice requires migrant justice. #GulfSouth4GND
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:20:16
Auno Nellie
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:21:18
Yauno Nellie
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
05:28:58
Because the U.S. border has divided the O’ohdam Nation, “O’ohdam in Mexico can’t even come north to access healthcare. O’ohdam in the U.S. can’t travel abroad because they were never issued birth certificates, because they were born in traditional ways on the res.” - Nellie Jo David, co-founder of the O’ohdam Anti-Border Collective #NoBorderNoWall #Decolonize
Amy R. Juan
05:30:06
Correction! It's spelled Tohono O'odham. Thank you!
Emma Collin, GCCLP
05:31:02
Thank you for that correction, Amy
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:35:58
Yauno Nellie
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:36:09
Nana Pele’x Nellie
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
05:36:15
Thank you Nellie!
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
05:42:57
“Customs & Border Protection routinely ignores Native & border communities” and refuses to notify and consult with these communities during the construction of the border wall through the Rio Grande Valley - Norma Herrera, Organizer at the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network.
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
05:44:33
Follow on Facebook & Twitter: @YaluiVillage
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
05:46:34
https://www.facebook.com/CarrizoComecrudoTribeOfTexas/
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
05:47:28
“The Border Wall will negatively impact the Santa Ana wildlife refuge, despite the clear intention of Congress to protect it.” - Norma Herrera, Organizer at the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network. #NoBorderNoWall #SaveRGV
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
05:49:16
Twitter is @ccomecrudo
Maple Osterbrink
05:53:16
Love Norma's points like opression within people
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
05:54:14
Yes Tim there are several law suits filed.
Maple Osterbrink
05:54:30
Can those laws list be posted? I'll try to write tho
Drew Hudson
05:55:37
Hi Maple! Yup, all the slides will be posted along with the recording of this webinar!
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:56:00
Nana Pele’x Norma Thank You
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
05:56:21
https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/border-wall-10-09-2018.php
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
05:56:41
✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽
Colette Pichon Battle
06:01:50
ALL PARTICIPANTS: We're running a little over time. We'll finish at about 30mins. After the hour. All registered participants will be sent a recording and packet with slides. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:03:29
The National Environmental Policy Act, The Endangered Species Act, The Clean Water Act, The national historic preservation act, the migratory bird treaty act, the migratory bird conservation act, the clean air act, the archeological resources protection act, the paleontological resources protection act, the federal cave resources protection act, the safe drinking water act, the noise control act, The solid waste disposal act, the comprehensive enviromental response, compensation and liability act, the archeological and historic preservation act, the antiquities act, the history sites, building and antiquities act, the farmland protection policy act, the coastal zone management act, the federal land policy and management act, the national wildlife refuge system administration act, the national fish and wildlife act, the fish and wildlife coordination act, the administrative procedure act the river and harbors act, the eagle protection act the national American graves protection and repatriation act
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:04:07
The American Indian religious freedom acy
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:04:09
act
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:05:35
Please forgive the spelling errors, copy and paste failed me
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:06:26
Laws waived:The National Environmental Policy ActThe Endangered Species ActThe Clean Water ActThe National Historic Preservation ActThe Migratory Bird Treaty ActThe Migratory Bird Conservation ActThe Clean Air ActThe Archeological Resources Protection ActThe Paleontological Resources Preservation ActThe Federal Cave Resources Protection ActThe Safe Drinking Water ActThe Noise Control ActThe Solid Waste Disposal ActThe Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability ActThe Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act
Lori Simmons UU Coordinator
06:06:40
The Antiquities ActThe Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities ActThe Farmland Protection Policy ActThe Coastal Zone Management ActThe Federal Land Policy and Management ActThe National Wildlife Refuge System Administration ActThe National Fish and Wildlife ActThe Fish and Wildlife Coordination ActThe Administrative Procedure ActThe River and Harbors ActThe Eagle Protection ActThe Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation ActThe American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:08:34
“The Rights of Nature also means looking to our medicines, making sure that our natural medicines are protected.“- Amy Juan of the Tohono O’odham Nation & the International Indian Treaty Council
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:11:16
“No one is going to fight for us as hard as we are.” - Amy Juan of the Tohono O’odham Nation & the International Indian Treaty Council
Patti (she/her-ella)
06:12:37
Everyone on this panel is phenomenal! Best Friday EVER!!!! I hope this chat is saved. Best to all!!!!
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:13:19
Yauno AMY
Maple Osterbrink
06:15:14
thnx AMy Juan, I miss subbing at Ha:san Prep acad. (Oodham Tucson)
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:15:21
NANA PELE’X AMY
Maple Osterbrink
06:15:47
Thnx Colette, super!! GUILTY tomorrow!!!!!
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:16:22
NANA PELE’X COLETTE FOR ALL YOUR HELP TODAY
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:19:42
NANA PELE’X AND THANK YOU TO ALL VIEWING, OBSERVERS, PANELISTS, INTERPRETERS,AND ALL WHO ARE HELPING ON THE BACK END MAKING THIS RUN SMOOTHLY
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:20:02
YOUR HARD WORK IS GREATLY appreciated
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:23:31
THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO SPEAK UP AND SPEAK OUT. NO LONGER WILL WE BE SILENCED OR OPPRESSED BY A COLONIAL MIND SET.
Anayanse Garza
06:23:59
yauno
Amy R. Juan
06:25:47
The UN Mechanisms are tools, but we as Peoples are the most powerful weapon!
Christa Mancias, Tribal Secretary
06:25:55
AS AUTOCHTHONOUS PEOPLE OF SOMI SE’K WE ASK FOR YOU TO JOIN US AS WE PROTECT THE LAND AIR AND WATER
Anayanse Garza
06:28:07
yauno
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:28:42
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Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:30:36
Deep thanks to Tribal Chair Juan Mancias, Tribal Secretary Christa Mancias, to the members of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, to all speakers & observers, and to all co-sponsors and participants!
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:31:03
Share this story and this struggle with the hashtags #SaveGarciaPasture #GulfSouth4GND
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:31:46
And please re-join us for the 2nd day of this Tribunal, tomorrow at 10am CDT: tinyurl.com/CarrizoComecrudoTribunal
Amy R. Juan
06:37:46
Thank you Uncle Juan and Famliy/Community! We love you! Sending big hugs from Tohono!
Emma Collin, GCCLP
06:38:01
Thank you to all!
Matthew Kennedy (he/they), GCCLP
06:38:11
Thank you, everyone!
Nellie Jo David
06:38:12
Thank you everyone, these were amazing panels! A true honor to listen and be here.