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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 communities confront oil development across Turtle Island: April 2018 update

Across North America, Native communities are leading the battle against increasing oil development, fighting proposed new production, pipelines, and crude-by-rail routes. There is hardly a new proposal without indigenous opposition. Here is an update from the front lines. Note: Many … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Sophia Wilansky suing the FBI to get the shrapnel that used to be in her arm

Sophia Wilansky, the college student who became the most seriously injured person in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict at Standing Rock, is now speaking publicly. The FBI is still investigating her, and she is suing them to get the shrapnel … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: Court rules pipeline to stay open for now

On October 11, 2017, the US District Court under Judge Boasberg issued a temporary ruling that the Dakota Access Pipeline can stay open for now, while the larger case proceeds.  The full 28-page ruling is available here. Interestingly, the judge’s … 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: Court victory may be short lived

I’ve just finished reading the 91-page ruling from US District Court Judge Boasberg. Touted as a “major victory” for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes, there’s still a lot to be worried about as legal proceedings continue. First, … Continue reading

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