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Trans Mountain

article Indigenous drummers lead Trans Mountain pipeline protesters on 22-kilometre march in Victoria (6/23/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The federal government’s reapproval last week of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion won’t stop efforts in British Columbia to halt...
article Indigenous drummers lead pipeline protesters on 22-km march in Victoria (6/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The government approval of the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion won't stop efforts in British Columbia to halt the project, protesters...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Rosalie Fish of Muckleshoot Tribal is raising awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (6/21/2019)
(Washington) -- Rosalie Fish of Muckleshoot Tribal won several medals at the 1B Washington State Track and Field Championships in Cheney, Wa. in May, 2019. She painted...
article Indigenous women in Redding to bring awareness to missing tribal member (6/21/2019)
(California) -- Indigenous women gathered in Redding on Friday to bring awareness to the mysterious disappearance of a tribal member. Jessica Michelle Nicole Willison...
article Putting the spotlight on missing and murdered indigenous men (6/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The movement for missing and murdered indigenous women is no stranger to this area, but on Sunday several groups were spreading the word on missing and...
article Families of Missing Indigenous Women March in Oklahoma (6/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered...
article Families of missing indigenous women march in Oklahoma (6/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones. About 200 people gathered...
article 'Where are our women and girls?': Walk brings MMIWG issue to Shiprock (5/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Despite soaking rain, a group walking along U.S. Highway 64 remained steadfast on heightening awareness here about missing and murdered indigenous women...
article Native American women, LGBTQ community members march to end violence, oppression (5/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Reva D'Nova, known as Miss Reva to her friends, has a slightly crooked smile. It got that way after a near-death experience: She was thrown from a...
article ‘We Stand Strong With Them’: Women Honored At Minneapolis Indigenous March (5/11/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The first Indigenous Women’s March was held Saturday in the Twin Cities. People gathered outside the Indian Women’s Resource Center in...
article New Indigenous Women's March aims to end violence in all forms (5/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Twin Cities' Native American community will march in Minneapolis on Saturday to honor indigenous women as well as empower all survivors...
article Forks march raises awareness of missing, murdered indigenous women (5/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Cindy Claplanhoo carried a photo of her sister, Valerie Claplanhoo, as she and 200 other people from coastal tribes across the Olympic Peninsula marched...
article Rally planned to bring attention to missing and murdered indigenous women, girls (5/4/2019)
(Alaska) -- A rally and march are planned at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Fairbanks to shine a light on alarming rates of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls....
article Indigenous women exhibit warrior spirit in face of MMIW crisis (5/2/2019)
(Montana) -- In 1973, shots were fired in Wounded Knee, South Dakota following a 71-day occupation made up of 200 Native American men, women, and children. The...
article Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women's March Brings Awareness To Wyoming Campus (4/24/2019)
(Wyoming) -- This Friday, April 26, the Native student group Keepers of the Fire is sponsoring Wyoming's first march in support of missing and murdered Indigenous...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Algonquin Nation erects wigwam opposite Parliament in protest over future of former U.S. embassy (6/20/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Members of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation have erected a wigwam in front of the former U.S. embassy opposite Parliament Hill in Ottawa in an effort to draw...
article Murray Sinclair warns of violent rebellion if Indigenous rights continue to be oppressed (5/2/2019)
(Canada) -- In a wide-ranging interview spanning the decades of his life from lawyer to judge and now senator, Murray Sinclair issued a frank warning to Canada. There...
article Kashechewan evacuees plan Queen's Park, Parliament Hill protest (4/29/2019)
(Ontario) -- Evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation will be heading even further south this week. Their destination: Queen's Park and Parliament Hill. They'll be...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article Native rights advocates try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court (6/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...
article Native rights advocate try to bust ‘riot-boosting’ law in court (6/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. District Court here scheduled a June 12 court date to consider a lawsuit from the Indigenous Environmental Network and others against South...
article 'Our voices won't be silenced': Protesters rally against South Dakota 'riot boosting' bill (6/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Carrying homemade signs in favor of free speech and against the Keystone XL pipeline, more than 80 people prayed, marched, chanted "our voices won...
article Giant Message to Trump Etched into Nebraska Cornfield: “No 45” + “No KXL” (6/12/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A gigantic message to President Trump, etched into a 33-acre Nebraska cornfield was unveiled on Wednesday, featuring the U.S. Constitution’s “...
article Pipeline protest bill to be argued in Rapid City court (6/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota ACLU and lawyers for several elected officials will argue motions this week at the federal court in Rapid City after the ACLU filed a...
article South Dakota preps first responder communications for Keystone XL protests (6/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota state council is planning communications methods for law enforcement ahead of Keystone XL protests, though construction of the...
article If there are anti-Keystone XL protests, South Dakota counties will be on front line (6/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some of South Dakota's county government officials have been privately meeting with state government officials to discuss ways they can be ready,...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article Sioux tribe forces semi truck off of reservation (6/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Sioux tribal police forced a truck driver off of a South Dakota reservation after accusing him of illegally hauling materials for the Keystone XL...
1 Article on this Issue

Redding Rancheria

article Opposition for new Win-River Casino location (6/15/2019)
(California) -- Monday is the last day to comment on the Redding Rancheria Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed move of Win-River Casino.
1 Article on this Issue

Freedman

press release Descendants of Freedmen to demonstrate on Friday (6/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw) and their supporters will demonstrate outside the...
1 Article on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Lumbee Tribe passes resolution in support of students fighting for their religious rights (6/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina passed a resolution earlier this week during an emergency meeting in support of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article The Trump Administration Is Targeting Pipeline Protesters With a Proposed Crackdown (6/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration targeted pipeline protesters with a new proposal on Monday, June 3. According to Politico, the Department of Transportation...
article What Happens When the Feds Can't Be Wrong? (6/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- When you write the rules, you’re never the bad guy. That’s been the U.S. government’s guiding mantra since its inception when it...
article Trump administration seeks criminal crackdown on pipeline protests (6/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is joining calls to treat some pipeline protests as a federal crime, mirroring state legislative efforts that have spread...
article That’s a wrap in Attawapiskat (5/31/2019)
(Ontario) -- Plant decommissioning has started at the De Beers Group’s Victor open-pit diamond mine complex near Attawapiskat. The international diamond miner...
article You Could Get Prison Time for Protesting a Pipeline in Texas—Even If It’s on Your Land (5/25/2019)
(Texas) -- The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. On Monday, the Texas Senate passed legislation that makes interfering with pipelines...
article Protesters march to White Mesa uranium mill (5/19/2019)
(Utah) -- Fifty anti-nuclear activists including Ute Mountain Ute tribal members showed up Saturday for a 5-mile protest march to the entrance of the White Mesa uranium...
article After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines (5/16/2019)
(USA) -- Cherri Foytlin and her fellow protestors spent much of last summer suspended 35-feet in the air in “sky pods” tied to cypress trees. They were...
article ‘Kill the bill! Save the land!’ Native protectors disrupt Texas legislature (5/10/2019)
(Texas) -- Indigenous land and water protectors in Austin, Texas, briefly disrupted the state legislature on Tuesday when they unfurled two banners in the Texas State...
article The third-largest copper mine in America is Arizona's next big fight (5/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- Sloping ridges descend from the rocky spine of the Santa Rita Mountains, forming an undulating landscape of gold-tinged grass dotted with the greens of...
article State defends South Dakota pipeline protest legislation (4/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Residents push back against Callow tribal-owned smoke shop (5/24/2019)
(Washington) -- Residents of a West Bremerton neighborhood are voicing their ire at the rapid construction of a tribal-owned smoke shop and convenience store being built...
1 Article on this Issue

ANWR

article Native leaders join climate activists targeting BP’s Denver HQ over plans to drill in Arctic (5/20/2019)
(Colorado) -- Native Gwich’in leaders joined climate activists in Denver, London and Aberdeen, Scotland, on Monday to demand the fossil fuels giant BP back off...
1 Article on this Issue

Puyallup Tribe

article Let’s hope Inslee’s epiphany opposing Tacoma LNG plant is contagious (5/18/2019)
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe of Indians stands in opposition to the liquefied fracked gas project now under construction at the Port of Tacoma. Last week, we were...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Battle over billboard heats up on Long Island (5/16/2019)
(New York) -- Neighbors who live in and around Hampton Bays are outraged at the prospect of sixty-foot tall electronic billboards in their quaint community. More than a...
1 Article on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article OPP blocks road as protesters occupy cultural centre in Wahta Mohawk First Nation (5/8/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Provincial Police has set up a roadblock around a cultural centre in Wahta Mohawk First Nation following its occupation by a group with local...
1 Article on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article Western Shoshone host public protest of Yucca Mtn. nuclear proposal (5/8/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Western Shoshone Nation is inviting the public to join its protest this weekend against moves by the Trump administration to restart operations at the...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article These Indigenous women are reclaiming stolen land in the Bay Area (5/1/2019)
(California) -- On a cool morning in December, Johnella LaRose stands in a 2-acre field in east Oakland, overseeing a group of volunteers preparing a section of this...
article These Indigenous Women Are Reclaiming Stolen Land in the Bay Area (4/30/2019)
(California) -- On a cool morning in December, Johnella LaRose stands in a 2-acre field in east Oakland, overseeing a group of volunteers preparing a section of this...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Casino expansion opponents discuss social costs at public forum (4/30/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Opponents of casino expansion in Connecticut argued their case Tuesday at a public forum, discussing potential social and economic drawbacks of...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Standing Rock: Three Years and Still Fighting (4/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The third anniversary of the Water Protectors movement at Standing Rock passed by quietly earlier this month. With the pipeline construction industry...
1 Article on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock: Three Years and Still Fighting (4/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The third anniversary of the Water Protectors movement at Standing Rock passed by quietly earlier this month. With the pipeline construction industry...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Giving voice to Native American activism in Phoenix (5/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- In 2016, what began as a grassroots effort against the Dakota Access Pipeline drilling project in North Dakota grew into a sweeping movement gathering...
article 'Stop the bleeding of the Salish Sea': Washington First Nations oppose Delta terminal expansion (5/25/2019)
(Washington) -- Four First Nations from the U.S. are voicing their opposition to the expansion of the Roberts Bank Terminal. They're expressing their concerns at the...
article Grandmothers walk in protest against child welfare system, proposed federal legislation (5/11/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Led by a group of grandmothers, people walked from four directions Friday in Winnipeg to support grandmothers and mothers who have had children taken by...
article Protesters at Wahta Mohawk cultural centre say they vacated building as OPP arrived (5/9/2019)
(Ontario) -- Demonstrators involved in an occupation Wednesday morning of a building in Wahta Mohawk First Nation say they snuck out as the Ontario Provincial Police...
article Environmental, indigenous groups gather to protect a ‘sacred’ site in Salt Lake City that’s planned to become a massive distribution hub (5/1/2019)
(Utah) -- An off-white teepee rose up from a flat, expansive field in one of Salt Lake City’s largest untouched and most politicized landscapes on Wednesday...
article A Tribe Called Red withdraw from Indigenous Music Awards ‘in solidarity’ with Inuit artists (4/7/2019)
(Canada) -- Electronic music group A Tribe Called Red has pulled out of the Indigenous Music Awards after organizers refused to revoke a nomination for a Cree artist...
article ACLU sues South Dakota over new pipeline protester law (3/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Even if you don’t live in South Dakota, you could be held liable for supporting pipeline protesters there, according to a newly signed state bill...
article Here’s why two women are staying on site after a Nova Scotia judge granted Alton Gas an injunction (3/27/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A judge may have granted Alton Gas an injunction to clear an access road to a contested site in Nova Scotia, but don’t tell that to Madonna...
article Taos water protectors protest new wells (3/22/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Before the sun rose over the mountains, a group of water protectors walked from the highway up to a drilling rig for a water well near Taos, the hole in...
article 'We're going to win this' says leader of anti-casino campaign (2/22/2019)
(Sudbury) -- Proponents fighting the Kingsway Entertainment District gathered at the Caruso Club on Thursday evening for a $100-a-plate dinner aimed at raising funds to...
article Indigenous Venezuelans Wounded After Clash With Security Forces: Relatives (2/22/2019)
(Venezuela) -- Several indigenous Venezuelans suffered gunshot wounds early on Friday after confronting government security forces in an area close to the Brazilian...
article ‘These are human rights issues’: Indigenous Peoples March highlights Native challenges locally, globally (1/15/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Bemidji-area American Indian leaders and students are set to march this Friday to draw attention to challenges facing Indigenous people worldwide.
article Graffiti on Bemidji landmark, Paul Bunyan and Babe, sparks debate (1/12/2019)
(Minnesota) -- “Genocide.” That’s what was spray painted last week on a statue of Babe the Blue Ox, a pillar of Minnesota and American folklore that...
article Native artist from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exposes erased histories (12/31/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Indigenous lives often go unnoticed by the mainstream United States. Ótaés, an artist from the Ramapough Lenape Nation, is determined to change that....
article Protesters call for Sibley Park rename in Holiday Lights disruption (12/28/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Protesters called for the renaming of Sibley Park during Kiwanis Holiday Lights Wednesday, the anniversary of the hangings of 38 Dakota men in Mankato....
article Montreal's Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced again (12/25/2018)
(Montreal) -- The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in downtown Montreal was sprayed in red paint early Monday morning. It's been vandalized several times by people...
article Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill's effluent pipeline (12/10/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that wants to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean. In a...
article Protests continue after teacher cuts Native American student’s hair (12/9/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Another protest ensued days after the Albuquerque Public School District “severed” their relationship with a teacher who allegedly cut off...
article Native Americans protest auction of Pacific Northwest artifacts (11/18/2018)
(Washington) -- A public library's decision to auction off Indian artifacts it received in 1880 is drawing protest from Native American groups. Officials with the...
article Indians of All Tribes Day marks 1969 Alcatraz occupation (11/17/2018)
(California) -- For 14 months, beginning Nov. 20, 1969, a group of American Indians retook Alcatraz Island as Indian land. It was a bold political and social move to...

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