Health Ranger announces “science warrior” effort to protect Native American waters from pollution, heavy metals and fracking chemicals
12/13/2016 // Mike Adams // Views

As a person of color, I've always wondered about my heritage. It's a natural thing to ponder your ancestors: their journeys, their experiences, their hopes and dreams. Several people in my family are genealogy buffs, and they've confirmed to me that, like many thousands of other Americans, I am a direct descendant of the real Pocahontas.

If it sounds like I'm joking, I'm not. Over the last year or so, I've come to learn that I'm about 10% Native American, my relatives tell me. I'm publishing a photo of my great great grandmother below, where you can see the Native American characteristics quite clearly. Because I've had numerous death threats over the years, I'm obviously not going to post my family tree online and subject my relatives to similar threats. So you'll have to take my word that what I'm relating here is genuine and very personal.

This realization also explains a lot about who I am and where my passions for natural medicine and environmental protection have come from. Those who have seen me in person know that I have red skin, and although my heritage includes many ancestors of European descent, my grandmother -- the granddaughter of the woman you see in the picture below -- taught me many skills of gardening, wildcrafting and living off the land... all in ways that I now realize were inspired by Native American traditions.

Check out the photo below. My great great grandmother is the woman on the right:

Health Ranger Native American ancestry

Here's a close-up of my great great grandmother (can you see the resemblance?)

When my grandparents were growing up, many Native Americans hid their ancestry to avoid discrimination

The strange thing about all this is that no one in my family ever communicated any overt identity with Native American culture. Yes, we enjoyed hunting for arrowhead artifacts on my grandmother's farm -- and we found many -- but I don't recall anyone ever telling me in my childhood, "We are of Native American descent."


It all makes sense, of course, when you consider the cultural context of the era in which my grandparents were raised. In a society dominated by white people, many Native Americans did not advertise their culture or heritage. Some were even ashamed of it. It's only relatively recently that society has found greater respect and honor for our Native American ancestors who lived and thrived in North America long before the colonists arrived from Europe.

I can easily imagine my grandmother being told by her mother, "Shhhh! Don't tell anyone your mother is half Indian!"

Remember, in the 1930s and 40s, Native Americans were still thought of as "savages" by many ignorant European-Americans. Many tried to hide their heritage rather than celebrate it, so the knowledge of the identity of our ancestors was hidden from us rather than passed freely from generation to generation. It is shocking to come to the realization that for most of my life, I have been denied the knowledge of my true ancestry because of a deep-rooted fear among Native Americans to feel safe in expressing their true identities.

Now, I am ready to serve as a "science warrior" to help protect my Native American brothers and sisters across this nation...

How I'm going to help protect Native American waters from pollution and contamination

I'm going public with this because I'm ready to pursue a science mission to help protect Native American waters from pollution and contamination. We've all seen the pipeline protests in North Dakota, and it's obvious that Native American waters are under extreme assault from corporate interests as well as the EPA itself (remember the Gold King Mine spill?).

Today, I own and run a world-class science lab that's internationally accredited by ISO (ISO-17025 standard). My lab instruments are capable of detecting heavy metals, pesticides and other pollutants in water and other environmental samples. I now plan to use that lab ( to test water samples from Native American lands all across North America (including Canada).

Here's how I'm going to fund that effort:

Today, I'm launching CHIEF Organics Whey Protein. It's the first of an expanding line of CHIEF Organics products we'll soon be announcing. A full 1% of net sales revenues from CHIEF Organics products goes to fund the laboratory analysis of Native American water samples -- a service which I will now offer at no charge to all Native American communities across North America.

Conducting the science costs real money -- the ICP-MS instrument along costs over $300,000, and the MS-TOF instrument is similarly expensive. I'm probably $2 million into my current laboratory, and running each sample costs additional money. But now we have a mechanism to pay for it so that we can run Native American water samples at no charge to Native American communities.

Through this mechanism of raising funds for science by offering organic, lab-validated whey protein and other products, we can offer free lab testing to all Native Americans, including those in Canada and Mexico. That's one small way I can help honor my own ancestors while using the best tools of modern science to make a lasting difference in the world.

(Soon, my lab will even be able to test for fracking chemicals in water supplies. This will help identify aquifers where fracking may be causing chemical contamination.)

Why is this needed? Many Native America communities in America simply do not have extra funds to pay for laboratory testing, so they often aren't aware of the contamination issues they're facing. The U.S. government, meanwhile, actually causes contamination through a destructive EPA that, bluntly stated, causes more harm to the environment than it prevents. Only through a private, self-funded laboratory can Native Americans finally get reliable, scientifically accurate testing of their water sources. That's what I'm announcing today, and that's what we are funding with our launch of CHIEF Organics.

You can help support this initiative by choosing CHIEF Organics products, which are available right now at the Health Ranger Store.

How to request lab testing for your Native American water sources

If you are connected with a Native American community and you'd like to take advantage of this offer for free scientific testing of your water samples, simply contact us through the Natural News contact page.

Put "Native American water" in the subject of your email. We'll get you instructions on how to send us a water sample for testing.

To help financially support this effort, just purchase our ultra-clean CHIEF Organics Whey Protein products, which are laboratory verified, certified organic, and tested for rBGH, pesticides, GMOs, heavy metals and other contaminants.

Nobody on the planet does more laboratory testing of whey protein than CHIEF Organics. This is the cleanest, most pristine, most transparently honest whey protein you'll ever find, and it's sourced from New Zealand.

Thank you for your support in helping me apply modern science to the contamination challenges my own ancestors never had to deal with. The Earth is more polluted than ever, but we also have the scientific tools to detect that pollution, alert those affected by it, and maybe even halt the destructive environmental policies of greed-driven corporations and runaway Big Government.

Thank God we don't depend on government grant money, or we'd never get funded for a project like this. The funding for science to protect Native Americans can only come from non-governmental sources. We the People have to step up and get this done, because our corrupt government will never do anything meaningful to protect the very people it has marginalized for centuries.

Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of, a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on called "Food Forensics"), an environmental scientist, a patent holder for a cesium radioactive isotope elimination invention, a multiple award winner for outstanding journalism, a science news publisher and influential commentator on topics ranging from science and medicine to culture and politics.

Mike Adams also serves as the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

Take Action:
Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website.
Permalink to this article:
Embed article link:
Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use is permitted with credit to (including a clickable link).
Please contact us for more information.
Free Email Alerts
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.
App Store
Android App
eTrust Pro Certified

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

This site uses cookies
Natural News uses cookies to improve your experience on our site. By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.
Learn More
Get 100% real, uncensored news delivered straight to your inbox
You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email privacy is completely protected.