Georgianne Nienaber: In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites.
Georgianne Nienaber: Don’t allow the media and foreign governments to define you. Chief Sitting Bull, a Lakota Medicine Man, was considered the last Sioux to surrender to the U.S. Government. They paid him back by killing him after they broke treaty after treaty.
Georgianne Nienaber: Throughout DRC’s history, the ruling elites have antagonized ethnic groups by supporting regional strong men who plunder resources — sowing confusion, fear and insecurity in the process. No sense of statehood could possibly arise out of an exploitive system that continues to this day.
Georgianne Nieaber: We need to ask the question why is the UN supporting a corrupt Congolese army and a corrupt government in Kinshasa? Who pays the bills for the UN? You do.
Georgianne Nienaber: What are the possible motivations for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) to participate in an orchestrated pattern of leaking material detrimental to Rwanda to the international press, and what axe does HRW, if any, have to grind?
Georgianne Nienaber: The big question is why has the United Stated seemingly turned a cold shoulder to its main ally in the region? Have genocide deniers finally made a dent in US public policy?
Georgianne Nienaber: A more likely scenario has the Congolese government trying to rev up international outrage against Rwanda as control of the east deteriorating.
Georgianne Nienaber: Once again, the mountain gorilla population is being used in what looks like a propaganda war in the British press.
Georgianne Nienaber: The M23 faction that recently split from Ntaganda has been shrouded in mystery as media influenced by the Communication Ministry of Congo spun the narrative. M23 has been successfully branded “mutineers.” Why?
Georgianne Nienaber: As tragic as the human loss has been over the last twelve years of civil war, perhaps the threatened loss of more mountain gorillas will focus world-wide outrage on what is happening in eastern Congo
Georgianne Nienaber: The United Nations accusations against Lawal and CAMAC deserve a complete investigation and Congressional hearings might be a good place to begin.
Georgianne Nienaber: Rural and native communities do not have reliable access to the Internet or transportation, and grocery stores, kiosks and ATMs are in short supply or non-existent. Less than 10 percent of White Earth residents have access to the Internet.
Georgianne Nienaber: The road to the truth about what is happening in the remote region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) known as Walikale depends now upon a Mwami, a motorbike, and a very determined man named Paluku Mbusa Omer.