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Voter suppression led to unusually high voter turnout by Native Americans in North Dakota

After a last-minute court decision required Native Americans in North Dakota to have street addresses instead of PO boxes, the affected tribes and other organizations mobilized to created the needed documents. Election returns from the 2018 midterms show that the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s ruling against North Dakota Natives may decide the Senate

In a critical decision that may very well effect control of the US Senate, the US Supreme Court today rejected an emergency appeal by Native Americans in North Dakota regarding their ability to vote in November. Control of the Senate … Continue reading

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Vote– except if you’re a Native in North Dakota

After Standing Rock, Republicans in the “Deep North” are taking no chances. In April, the Republican-dominated North Dakota legislature passed, and the Republican governor signed, a bill that required voter identification to include a residential street address. As the Native … Continue reading

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Native lives splatter: Killing Indians with your car

On September 7, South Dakota Representative Lynne DiSanto, the Republican whip in the state legislature, re-tweeted a meme promoting running down protestors with cars. Mainstream media quickly drew parallels to the murder of a white activist in Charlottesville by the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock mercenaries’ secrets revealed

In recent weeks, whistleblowers have revealed documents and stories regarding renegade behavior by private security firms hired by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from protesters.  But the mercenaries went a lot further than that, creating … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Understanding the EIS Process

It’s time to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  The deadline is February 20.  Here’s what you need to know. First, Trump’s “executive order” did not automatically approve the pipeline (and it’s actually … Continue reading

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