Monday, January 8, 2007

Western Shoshone Defense Project

"Our land has never been ceded or deeded to the U.S., so it not possible for
them to just take it and determine that our title to the land has been extinguished"
Mary and Carrie Dann
Carrie Dann, Rancher, Grandmother, Shoshone Indian
"We are who we are because our nation survived here. It is written on our earth."
Bernice Lalo, Western Shoshone

“The earth is our mother and we can’t give up our mother. No way in hell”
Carrie Dann

To affirm Newe (Western Shoshone) jurisdiction over Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone homelands) by protecting, preserving, and restoring Newe rights and lands for present and future generations based on cultural and spiritual traditions.
The Western Shoshone Defense Project (WSDP) was established in 1992 by the Western Shoshone National Council to provide support to Mary and Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone grandmothers, faced with the confiscation of their livestock which they graze on Western Shoshone homelands.

More resources on Carrie Dann and the Shoshone land fight:
Defiance in the land of the free
A Native American woman is at war with the US. For 30 years she’s been fighting to keep her ancestral land — and now the United Nations is on her side.,,2099-2142374.html

Mary & Carrie Dann v. United States

This post is dedicated to Geo, who often inspires me...


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