Black Jaguar Swimming Caught On Film In Rare Stunning Moment

With only 600 individuals left in the wild, it’s extremely rare to catch sight of a black jaguar. To see one paddling through the Amazon River is an even rarer sight.

Jaguars are strong swimmers and climbers and require large areas of tropical rain forest and stretches of riverbank to survive.

A model for conservation, the Amazon Region Protected Areas ensures 150 million acres—three times the size of all US parks combined—of the Amazon are protected in perpetuity.

A group led by the World Wildlife Fund spotted just that in the 150 million-acre Amazon Region Protected Areas.

Black jaguars are cats with a dominant gene for melanism, meaning that their dark coats nearly blot out the distinctive yellow and black rosette patterns that most jaguars have.

As the video shows, these apex predators are powerful swimmers, thanks to their stocky, muscular limbs

Listed as near threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, jaguars suffer from habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as hunting for their prized coats. See this page for ways to help save jaguars.

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Highway of Tears: Native children’s powerful poem becomes internet sensation

“Within the studios’ residency, original songs are created containing messages that focus on cultural identity, language, struggle, love and self acceptance,” reads the program’s website.

The video that accompanies the ballad shows a girl who hitchhikes on Highway 16 — nicknamed the “Highway of Tears,” for the high number of women that have disappeared along the route over the past 50 years — while the teens sing about resilience and their community’s strength.

“I’m bothered by how my nation has been bullied and controlled, living here has been so hard and there’s a road that leads to tears,” raps one student.

“The Highway” was produced by N’we Jinan, a non-profit organization that aims to encourage First Nations youth to express themselves through the arts. The group brings a mobile recording studio into schools, where participants can learn about sound recording and music production.

The song called “The Highway” was penned by students at the ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School in Kitsumkalum First Nation, just outside of Terrace in northern B.C.

The N’we Jinan Tour is a music initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and a video production team into schools and youth centres across First Nation and Native American communities. The program offers youth the chance to create an original song and music video that explores relevant issues and topics while promoting positive messaging, community engagement and collective voice.

Four Guys Sing A Native American Pow Wow Song In English

Antoine Edwards shared this video of him and his friends singing a traditional Native American Pow Wow song in English when they were on a road trip recently and the recording is now going viral, with over a million views.

Antoine, who is sitting on the passenger side, lives in Omaha, Nebraska and is a rap musician. He is from the UMOnHOn & Lakota tribes and travels throughout North America not only sharing his music but as a motivational speaker to youth.

This popular tune is is simply beautiful. Take a listen for yourself and share it with your friends.

33 Circus Lions Finally Return Home To Africa After A Lifetime Of Misery

Thirty-three former circus lions are finally able to feel grass and dirt under their paws, and the warm African sun on their backs after a lifetime of pain and misery bestowed upon them by travelling circuses in Peru and Colombia.

The lions have been able to make the longest journey back all thanks to the heroic rescue efforts of Animal Defenders International (ADI).

Tim Phillips, Animal Defenders International co-founder told ‘eyewitness news’ that they had faced incredible challenges in tracking down and rescuing the lions from illegal circuses in Peru and Colombia.

ADI have worked with governments to impose bans on Circus animals, but sadly once they are banned they begin to only operate in remote areas and are pushed underground. ADI have worked tirelessly to track down the circuses still in operation and seize the animals.

“Many times we were accompanied by SWAT teams and riot police in order to secure and rescue the animals. we had to transport the lions back from remote areas in the Andes and back to our rescue centres.” Said Tim Phillips.

This was not a quick job, it took the efforts of hundreds and over 18 months but it was well worth it.

Of the 100 or so total animals rescued, 33 were lions. These beautiful regal big cats have suffered almost a lifetime of abuse and unnatural conditions, confined to tiny cages.

Since these lions have been kept for so long, they would no longer be able to survive in the wild. Many have had their claws removed and their teeth filed down.

“They can’t go back to the wild but they can go back home,” Tim said in an interview

Here is a second video of the lions taking their very first steps on African soil

MUST READ !! What Does It Mean To Be a Native American?(VIDEO)

What Does It Mean To Be a Native American?
Since 1990, each November has been set aside as Native American Heritage Month. During this month, people all over the United States celebrate and recognize the major contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the country.

Much of what we know about the history of America comes from events recorded by European colonists who first came to America in the early 17th century. However, Native Americans — the indigenous (native) peoples of North America — lived in these lands for thousands of years before that.

Experts believe the first Native Americans came from Asia. Thousands of years ago, what is now Siberia in Russia was connected to what is now Alaska in the U.S. by a land bridge. This area across the Bering Sea was called Beringia.

People were able to cross Beringia into what is now Alaska. Over thousands of years, many different and distinct tribes and ethnic groups crossed over into this new territory and began to spread across all of what is now North America. Many of these tribes still exist today.

These early Native Americans lived mainly off the land, relying upon hunting and gathering of wild plants and animals. They occupied land for use by the entire community. This is very different from the European colonists’ concept of ownership or individual property rights.

After the arrival of European colonists, Native Americans suffered many deaths due to diseases brought from overseas. There was also increasing conflict with the colonists who wanted to “civilize” them and teach them unfamiliar farming methods.

After the Civil War, westward expansion brought western Native American tribes into greater conflicts that resulted in a series of “Indian wars.” Over time, many tribes were forced to give up their lands as a result of treaties to end these wars. Many of these tribes were given new or different lands to establish as reservations to live on.

Today, there are approximately two million Native Americans living in the U.S. and about one million in Canada (where they’re called “First Nations” instead of Native Americans). These nearly three million Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada speak over 150 different Native American languages.

At times, the terms used to refer to Native Americans have been controversial. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, though, it appears that most Native Americans prefer to call themselves American Indians or simply Indians.

The Native Americans in the U.S. can be divided into over 560 separate tribes. Even though they’re all considered Native Americans, their languages, clothing, customs, and cultures can vary greatly from one tribe to another.

These diverse tribal cultures celebrate their unique identities and contributions in many ways. Through independent newspapers, community schools, tribal councils, native colleges, museums, arts and crafts programs, and language preservation, the modern descendants of these many tribes continue to survive and thrive in the modern society they helped to build.

Click To WATCH: What Does It Mean To Be a Native American?

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Abraham Lincoln Ordered The Largest MASS HANGING IN US HISTORY, Or Why He Did It (Video)

People think that Abe Lincoln was such a benevolent President. He was actually a bit of a tyrant. He attacked the Confederate States of America, who seceded from the Union due to tax and tariffs. (If you think it was over slavery, you need to find a real American history book written before 1960.)

This picture is of 38 Santee Sioux Indian men that were ordered to be executed by Abraham Lincoln for treaty violations (IE: hunting off of their assigned reservation). Yes, the “Great Emancipator” as the history books so fondly referred to him as.

Authorities in Minnesota asked President Lincoln to order the immediate execution of all 303 Indian males found guilty. Lincoln was concerned with how this would play with the Europeans, whom he was afraid were about to enter the war on the side of the South.

He offered the following compromise to the politicians of Minnesota: They would pare the list of those to be hung down to 38.In return, Lincoln promised to kill or remove every Indian from the state and provide Minnesota with 2 million dollars in federal funds.

So, on December 26, 1862, the “Great Emancipator” ordered the largest mass execution in American History, where the guilt of those to be executed was entirely in doubt. Regardless of how Lincoln defenders seek to play this, it was nothing more than murder to obtain the land of the Santee Sioux and to appease his political cronies in Minnesota.

You have no idea the things that are hidden from you with the textbooks assigned to you as a child by your government. Stay mindful people, be aware….in the age of information being ignorant is indeed a choice.

You are currently seeing the wholesale attempt to REWRITE yet another chapter in American History were the Confederate Battle Flag is concerned. Now there is talk of digging up graves and moving bodies that ‘offend’ people. This is nothing more than desecration of the dead.

Have a disagreement with history, and not wanting to remember the War Between the States, is one thing. But to erase a significant event in national history is another. And sets a dangerous precedent. What will fall victim next to Political Correctness?

Click to WATCH: I Never Knew That Abraham Lincoln Ordered The Largest MASS HANGING IN US HISTORY, Or Why He Did It

Cherokee actor Wes Studi releases a rescued golden eagle into freedom(Video)

Rehabilitated Golden Eagle, James Dean, to be released over the Rio Grande with a send off from Cherokee actor Wes Studi

When Lori Paras arrived at the edge of the Río Pueblo gorge Sunday morning, the golden eagle in her lap was as calm as a docile kitten. After being nursed back to health, the eagle was re-released into the wild by American Indian actor Wes Studi in front of a crowd of dozens of onlookers.

Just before the release, the eagle and Studi posed one last time for the cameras. Studi then raised his arms and the eagle began flapping its wings as it dropped below the edge of the gorge. Seconds later, the bird was gaining altitude to the applause of the eager crowd.

“It’s a bittersweet thing,” said Paras, who spent weeks rewrapping bandages on the eagle’s wounded feet, as she watched the eagle soaring at the far end of the gorge.

The eagle, nicknamed James Dean, was rehabilitated at the Santa Fe Raptor Center after running into a power line near White Sands last September.

Sunday’s event was meant to attract attention to the Raptor Center, a nonprofit that cares for injured birds until they’re healthy enough to return to the wild. According to the organization’s most recent tax filing, the center’s expenses outpaced its revenue from donations by $8,500. Paras said she was averaging two to three new birds coming in to the center each week, and she hoped to attract new donors to keep up with the volume.

Ellen Regan of San Cristóbal was among those who came to watch the release Sunday. “It just brightens my soul,” Regan said when asked what she thought of the event.

Studi, known for his roles in “Avatar,” “Dances with Wolves” and “Last of the Mohicans,” said the eagle weighed about as much as a bag of sugar. He said he was surprised by how gracefully it took off from his hands.

Studi, who now lives just outside Santa Fe, said he agreed to release the eagle to help the Raptor Center’s cause.

Paras said the eagle released Sunday was 2 years old and able to hunt on its own. Paras said the release location was chosen because it’s already a proven habitat for other eagles.

“There are eagles in this area and they’re nesting, but he’s a juvenile so they won’t chase him away,” Paras said.

Before it was let go, the eagle was outfitted with a tracking device that will allow Paras and others to follow its movements. Paras said knowing that the eagle is moving and doing well gives her peace of mind, but she also worries that something may happen, something she might prefer not to know about.

“We’ll hope for the best,” she said.

Native American PROPHECY Of The COLLAPSE of AMERICA Is Dead-On!

The following clips are from the Hopi Elders describing the eventual destruction and almost near eradication of nearly 80 million native Americans. His diagnosis of the terminally ill United States is so simple but cuts to the core. All morals and values have been subverted to create a nihilistic empire collapsing under it’s own corruption and ego.

They make no bones about the arrival of the Europeans as the “beginning of the end” of their culture thus giving rise to a dysfunctional society that is doomed by their own greed and malfeasance.

This is a short clip, please listen. Thank you.

Trump Claims He’s Not Racist Against Native Americans, Then We Found This 1993 Video

On Monday of this week, popular vote loser Donald Trump somehow managed to sink to some kind of new low. I know what you’re thinking – “how can he go any lower?”  It’s a valid question. But I’ll let you decide:

Trump, hosting WWII Navajo Code Talkers, true American heroes, decided that it would be a good opportunity to a)insult Elizabeth Warren again by calling her “Pocahontas” and b) hold the ceremony under a portrait of President Andrew Jackson, known as “Indian killer.”

It’s not even the subtle, subversive racism we’re used to from Trump. It’s just out there in the open.  And it shouldn’t come as a surprise, either. Trump has long held racist views towards Native Americans.

Case in point in the video below: