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With echoes of Wounded Knee, tribes mount prairie occupation to block North Dakota pipeline

Long before Lewis and Clark paddled by, Native Americans built homes here at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers, using the thick earth to guard against brutal winters and hard summer heat. They were called the Mandan people. Now, Native Americans are living here again. They sleep...

DiS does V Festival (and has an existential crisis)

It is Lord of the Flies with NOS canisters and Native American headdresses because the memo about cultural appropriation has not yet reached Essex

Why There's A Media Blackout On The Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade

Submitted by Nick Bernabe via TheAntiMedia.org, As the Lakota Sioux continue their peaceful blockade of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the story’s absence from the national media narrative is palpable. Considering the corporate...Show More Summary

Native-Owned Store Eighth Generation Comes to Pike Place Market

by Ana Sofia Knauf Craftsman Louie Gong. Ken Yu It's been a year since Nooksack artist and entrepreneur Louie Gong first launched Eighth Generation's line of wool blankets crafted by Native American artists. At the time, he told The Stranger he hoped his store would "influence the way consumers experience products featuring Native art. Show More Summary

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

On today's BradCast, the ugly fight over Presidential campaign 'bigotry' and the righteous battle by Native Americans to block another massive oil pipeline from being constructed in the Dakotas.

Kandi Mossett on Native American Pipeline Protests

For many people, what's happening right now in North Dakota is a crucial story of a frontline fight of indigenous people against extractive industry—and on behalf of humanity, really, and the planet.

‘USA Today’: Native Americans Wrong If Not Offended by Redskins

How can over 90% of Native Americans be wrong? Well, according to USA Today, it’s when they say that the word Redskin is not a slur. Badly needing a comeback to the Washington Post poll in May, where American Indians resoundingly rejected the idea of the term ‘Redskin’ as a slur, USA Today decided to seek out an expert to tell American Indians just how silly and wrong they are

Rewrite: the Protests at Standing Rock

In the Rewrite, Lawrence explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget.

Protests Over Construction of Oil Pipeline Ramp Up, Judge To Decide Its Fate Next Month

2 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

A federal court said it will make its decision next month on whether to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that has sparked protests led by Native American tribes. The post Protests Over Construction of Oil Pipeline Ramp Up, Judge To Decide Its Fate Next Month appeared first on Autostraddle.

Dakota Access Pipeline Tensions Grow Increasingly Hostile As Officials Cut Off Water Supply, Arrest Dozens

An ongoing protest by Native American members of the Standing Rock tribe, intended to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, got a little celebrity "love" today in Washington D.C. as Bernie supporter, Susan Sarandon, and friends decided to swing by to show their support. Show More Summary

Celebrities join Native American pipeline protest in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Actors Susan Sarandon, Riley Keough and Shailene Woodley joined members of North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe outside a courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest against construction of a pipeline they say would pollute water and desecrate sacred land.

Sioux Tribe Fighting An Oil Pipeline Now Wait For The Judge

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Construction on a North Dakota section of an oil pipeline opposed by Native Americans and environmentalists is in limbo while a federal judge in Washington, D.C., considers a lawsuit against the project and a local sheriff weighs the security of the site. U.S. Show More Summary

Why hundreds of Native Americans have gathered in North Dakota to block an oil pipeline

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

By the end of the year, there will be a new 1,172-mile oil pipeline snaking its way across the Midwest. That is, unless a Native American tribe wins its case that the Army Corps of Engineers failed its due diligence to consider violations to laws like the Clean Water Act and the National Historic...

Are North Dakota Democrats Really Supporting Their Native American Candidates?

Chase Iron Eyes speaks at the Eliot Glassheim announcement of his Senate campaign at the town square in Grand Forks, N.D. on July 14, 2016. (Meg Oliphant/Grand Forks Herald) Mike Jacobs writes about the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in his column this week. Show More Summary

New Book Describes "The New Trail of Tears" for Native Americans

Naomi Schaefer Riley spent two years researching The New Trail of Tears: How Washington is Destroying American Indians. She traveled the country to visit the various reservations belonging to Native American tribes, and she met with economists, educators, and government officials. Show More Summary

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: ‘We’re Standing Up, and We’re Saying, ‘No More’

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

More than one thousand Native American activists have traveled to Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Now, the fight continues in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Brickbat: Indian Country

4 days agoNews : Reason

An Obama administration official got into a fistfight with a Native American college student over a Washington Redskins shirt the student was wearing at a Pow Wow in Washington, D.C. Barrett Dahl says William Mendoza, executive director...Show More Summary

Josh Norman, part Native American: 'A redskin playing for the Redskins'

We might be in for a pretty fun season with Josh Norman. Norman, who said going from the Carolina Panthers to the Washington Redskins was “like going from a dictatorship to freedom,” had some interesting things to say in an ESPN the Magazine story, via the Washington Post. Show More Summary

The Wage Gap Between White Women and Women of Color May Be Getting Worse

Black, Hispanic, and Native American women saw their annual earnings decline by significant margins between 2004 and 2014 when adjusted for inflation, according a forthcoming report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Native American Activists Successfully Hold Off North Dakota Pipeline

For the past two weeks, Lakota, Yankton, and Dakota Sioux members have camped out on a Missouri River tributary, protesting the construction of an oil pipeline they state is a threat to the river and surrounding watershed. For the time being, the activists have held off Dakota Access, the pipeline company, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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