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Garet Bleir
Investigative Reporter/Documentary Producer/Outdoor Adventure Writer/Author|Articles on FB @ GaretBleirJournalism. Instagram: @ GaretBleir.
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Garet Bleir Apr 15
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3/3: Only 5% of native riparian, floodplain and wetland habitats remain along the lower Rio Grande river and its local tributaries. The will further destroy remaining habitat by impacting 13,000+ acres of wildlife refuge tracts in Hidalgo and Starr county alone.
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Garet Bleir Apr 15
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2/3: For months, community members demanded Border Patrol hold a public hearing on construction. Instead, they held an online webinar in English, when Spanish is the primary language in the area and many in the proposed path of the wall don’t have reliable internet.
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Garet Bleir Apr 15
1/3: Part 2 of interview w/ Laiken of the , discussing environmental devastation of the . 28 federal laws waived for construction to begin, many of which are key environmental protections. Construction has turned critical wildlife refuges into mulch.
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
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4/4 While the FY 2019 CBP appropriation stated the National Butterfly Center is saved from this round of construction, Trump’s emergency declaration has put this into question. Numerous other wildlife refuges, sacred sites, and burial grounds are in danger+expected to be impacted
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
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3/4 This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction on approximately 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley Levee Wall System project in Hidalgo County, Texas adjacent to the National Butterfly Center and Bentsen State Park.
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
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2/4 Only 5% of the native riparian, floodplain, and wetland habitats remain along the lower Rio Grande and its local tributaries. The border wall is planned to further destroy remaining habitat by impacting 13,000+ acres of wildlife refuge tracts in Hidalgo and Starr county alone
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
1/4 *New Footage: Border wall construction has already begun in South Texas* and is causing environmental destruction of critical wildlife corridors and refuges. Reporting this year on the effects of the border wall. Full video on FB: Garet Bleir Journalism.
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
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3/3 The Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas has set up villages on the grounds of the Eli Jackson Cemetery and the National Butterfly Center in the way of and in opposition to the border wall and plan to continue rebuilding their ancestral villages all along the Rio Grande River.
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
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2/3 Border wall construction has already begun in South Texas through waiving 28 federal laws allowing for the desecration of Indigenous remains, artifacts, and burial grounds as well as environmental destruction of critical wildlife corridors and refuges.
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Garet Bleir Apr 9
1/3 Reporting this year on the effects of the border wall coming through South Texas as it cuts through the lands of the Esto’k Gna peoples of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation. Construction has *already begun.* Full Video on FB: Garet Bleir Journalism.
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Garet Bleir Mar 4
You can find one of the pieces from our nearly year-long investigation below. Thank you again to everyone who took the time and emotional energy to share their stories and aspirations for the future.
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Garet Bleir Feb 16
New article w/ , following LGBT members of the recent migrant caravans on their arduous journey north, circumnavigating intolerance, prejudice, and a maze of government bureaucracy and oppression at every step of the way. Help to share:
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Garet Bleir Feb 12
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Garet Bleir Feb 10
Latest article written with . Hundreds of residents of Guatemala border town force migrant caravan across border into Mexico. The first reporting done on this outside of local news reports in Central America. Please help to share.
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Garet Bleir Feb 6
Latest article, "Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite with Their Traditional Foods" shared over 9,000 times, thanks for helping to share these stories!
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Garet Bleir Jan 18
Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite with Their Traditional Foods
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Garet Bleir 25 Mar 18
Replying to @icats134
Thank you so much for the support, it means a lot!!! <3
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Indian Country Today 24 Mar 18
A Record-Breaking Year Ahead For Candidates Montana has 17 Native Americans running for state legislature Article by Mark Trahant /
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Garet Bleir 25 Mar 18
Grateful for the opportunity to work with the News 21 fellowship investigating hate crimes committed against indigenous peoples. To help share upcoming as well as previous stories follow on Facebook @GaretBleirJournalism and on Instagram .
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Garet Bleir 21 Mar 18
Latest article published! Attendees united at Red Butte for ancestral ceremonies, inter-tribal gatherings, direct action training, and delved into topics covering illegal land grabs, cultural oppression, and spiritual guidance to fight Canyon Mine
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