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THOMAS GREYEYES: SAVE OAK FLATS

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NANI CHACON + JAQUE FRAGUA: PROTECT MT. TAYLOR, ALBUQUERQUE, NM.

A collaborative mural supporting masecoallition.org's efforts to protect Mt. Taylor, the proposed site of the Roca Honda Uranium mine, which would be located on sacred land.

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CHEYENNE RANDALL: THE BLACK HILLS ARE NOT FOR SALE! A WALL MURAL IN ART ALLEY, RAPID CITY, SD.

Painted at the 2013 He Sapa Wacipi/Black Hills Powwow, this project is part of the beginning of a long term community outreach project that will work with the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, the Lakota People’s Law Project, and High Schools across Pine Ridge.

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VIDEO: HTT COLLABORATION WITH SHEPARD FAIREY

Members of the Native American Pe’ Sla Land Sale movement gathered to celebrate progress in securing land they consider sacred. The rally was organized by the Last Real Indians and the Lakota People’s Law Project. Three hundred people carried posters made by street artist Shepard Fairey and National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, which read “The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” The nine Sioux tribes of South Dakota had just submitted earnest money—a deposit—to the owners of the 2000 acres in the Black Hills called Pe’ Sla. After the march fundraising continued and Sioux leaders call for unity among the tribes. The land was later successfully purchased.

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HTT COLLABORATION WITH SHEPARD FAIREY

Members of the Native American Pe’ Sla Land Sale movement gathered to celebrate progress in securing land they consider sacred. The rally was organized by the Last Real Indians and the Lakota People’s Law Project. Three hundred people carried posters made by street artist Shepard Fairey and National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, which read “The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” The nine Sioux tribes of South Dakota had just submitted earnest money—a deposit—to the owners of the 2000 acres in the Black Hills called Pe’ Sla. After the march fundraising continued, Sioux leaders call for unity among the tribes. The land was later successfully purchased.

The second image for this event on the HTT tumblr feed shows the Oglala Rock band “Scatter Their Own” playing at the Pe’ Sla Rally, Rapid City.

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JAQUE FRAGUA + SHEPARD FAIREY: DECOLONIZE AND KEEP CALM, AND WE ARE STILL HERE, LOS ANGELES, CA.

"From now on when people pass this wall they will understand that we as Indigenous beings are still here and that we are actively decolonizing the culture, the art, and the community. We will not tolerate violence, injustice, nor division any longer. Please help us to bridge the gaps and push towards the peace we all seek.” — Jaque Fragua

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MELROSE AVENUE TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF MURAL

In the summer of 2011 Shepard Fairey and Aaron Huey made the first collaborative large scale public art work in the Honor the Treaties campaign on the Baracudda Wall on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. This time-lapse video documents the installation of the 20 X 80-foot mural. For more information about this project and the inspiration behind it, watch Eric Becker’s Honor the Treaties Video.

 

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MELROSE AVENUE, LOS ANGELES, CA 

In the summer of 2011 Shepard Fairey and Aaron Huey made the first collaborative large scale public art work in the Honor the Treaties campaign on the Baracudda Wall on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The time-lapse video on the next post documents the installation of the 20 X 80-foot mural. For more information about this project and the inspiration behind it, watch Eric Becker’s Honor the Treaties Video.

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RALLIES AND TRAININGS

These banners and posters were provided for use in trainings and road blockades on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Moccasins on the Ground training organized by Debra White Plume of oweakuinternational.org helped to mobilize the community against outside aggressors.

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TOM GRAY EYES + NADINE NARINDRANKURA VIDEO: COAL AND WATER ON THE COLORADO PLATEAU, NAVAJO NATION 

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TOM GRAY EYES + NADINE NARINDRANKURA: COAL AND WATER ON THE COLORADO PLATEAU, NAVAJO NATION.

Tom Greyeyes and Nadine’s infographic at ground zero examines coal extraction on Black Mesa and the Navajo coal burning generation station, and it’s impact on human health and the environment near the Glen Canyon Dam. The mural also provides a visual commentary on the impact of wildlife in the Grand Canyon (long live the humpback chub) and the Navajo Nation’s consideration of developing a resort at the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the Colorado River. This mural has a story to tell.

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JAQUE FRAGUA, SOVEREIGNITY: TWO INSTALLATIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART, SANTE FE, NM.

"Sovereignty is our goal, our right, and our truth as indigenous people. Let it ring." —Jaque Fragua

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TOM GREY EYES, INFOSHOP MURAL: IN SUPPORT OF TAALA HOOGHAN, FLAGSTAFF, AZ.

Taala Hooghan is an Indigenous-established, community based and volunteer-run collective dedicated to creatively confronting and overcoming social and environmental injustices in the occupied territories of Flagstaff and surrounding areas. They offer access to independent media, the arts, skill building, and alternative education, with the goal of self-development as well as empowerment for youth and the greater community in favor of a more just and sustainable world.