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Mining & Drilling

article B.C. premier tasks former MP Nathan Cullen with 'de-escalating' Coastal GasLink conflict (1/27/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is stepping into the Coastal GasLink dispute to act as an intermediary between the Wet'suwe'...
article Tribes Unite to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon and Native Sovereignty (1/21/2020)
(Alaska) -- Canadian First Nations, Washington State Tribal leaders, and leaders from Native American regional and national organizations held a press conference to...
article Legal divide lies behind Wet'suwet'en pipeline protest, expert says (1/18/2020)
(Canada) -- Behind the standoff between pipeline company Coastal GasLink and Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in B.C. lies a deeper divide, says one legal scholar...
article Indigenous-led protest to slow western portion of Ontario's 401 (1/13/2020)
(British Columbia) -- An Indigenous-led rolling blockade that travelled between London, Ontario and Six Nations, Ontario slowed traffic, which the organizers said is to...
article B.C. human rights commissioner calls on Canada to stop eviction of Wet'suwet'en people in pipeline standoff (1/11/2020)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s human rights commissioner is urging the Canadian government to stop the eviction of Wet'suwet'en and Secwepemc peoples who are...
article 'We don't give consent': Portage and Main round dance shows solidarity for Wet'suwet'en in pipeline battle (1/11/2020)
(Manitoba) -- Despite frigid weather, more than 100 people turned out for a round dance at the iconic corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg Friday...
article What the Wet’suwet’en case says about how Canadian courts address Indigenous law (1/9/2020)
(Canada) -- About 30 years before the Wet’suwet’en First Nation faced the possibility of a natural gas pipeline through its territory, members fought a...
article Coastal GasLink opponents monitor logging road as prospect of pipeline standoff grows (1/9/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Thirty-nine kilometres down a snow-covered logging road, four men chop wood and work to erect a canvas wall tent in a pullout area. Cody Merriman,...
article Tribal groups condemn federal plan to open up millions of Alaskan acres to mining interests (1/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- More than two dozen Alaska tribes are protesting a Trump administration land-use proposal that, if approved, could open millions of acres of wilderness to...
article First Nation issues eviction notice to Coastal GasLink contractors (1/5/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en Nation said a work site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Houston, B.C., has been vacated...
article First Nation expects more police action after court sides with natural gas company over pipeline (1/3/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says the community is expecting further police action after B.C. Supreme Court ruled...
article First Nation expects more police action after court sides with natural gas company over pipeline (1/3/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A hereditary chief with the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says the community is expecting further police action after B.C. Supreme Court ruled...
article Pipeline dispute could bring things to a boil in northern British Columbia (1/3/2020)
(British Columbia) -- No one in northern British Columbia is quite sure what happens next following a B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday that granted a temporary...
article B.C. Supreme Court grants injunction against Wet'suwet'en protesters in pipeline standoff (1/1/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. Supreme Court judge has issued an injunction against members of the Wet'suwe'ten Nation who have blocked access to a natural gas...
article Why Environmental Groups Are Fighting The Rosemont Copper Mine Outside Tucson (12/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals wants to build the third largest copper mine in the United States on 4,500 acres south of Tucson. Part of the $1.9...
article NDP wants RCMP investigated following report of plan to send snipers to Wet'suwet'en blockade (12/23/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into how police handled the Wet'suwet'en pipeline blockade in northern B.C. earlier...
article Reports of RCMP snipers dispatched to Wet'suwet'en blockade 'concerning,' says Indigenous Services minister (12/22/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Indigenous Services minister is calling for a review of how RCMP resources are deployed in "sensitive" conflicts over Indigenous land...
article Group protests uranium decision (12/14/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A handful of protestors braved cold temperatures Friday evening to display their opposition to the U.S. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board decision to...
article 10 months later, criminal charges laid against man arrested at Wet'suwet'en barricade (12/6/2019)
(British Columbia) -- More than 10 months after the RCMP enforcement of an interim injunction in Wet'suwet'en territory related to the Coastal GasLink pipeline,...
19 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Utah American Indian mascot change resolution draws protest (1/26/2020)
(Utah) -- A Utah legislator's proposed resolution discouraging schools from renaming mascots involving Native Americans prompted a protest at the state Capitol....
article Utah tribal leaders protest legislation aimed to keep Native American mascots (1/25/2020)
(Utah) -- Before facing east to the snowcapped mountains to lead a prayer, Eileen Quintana asked the 50 or so protesters who gathered at the Utah Capitol to raise their...
article Nipmucs, teachers ask Killingly BOE to reconsider mascot decision (1/23/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In a statement submitted Wednesday during a Board of Education meeting, the Killingly Education Association expressed its deep disappointment in the BOE...
article Protests Planned for Washington NFL Team's Visit to Lambeau Field (12/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The 9-3 Green Bay Packers will be looking to make a statement on the field as they host the 3-9 team from Washington this Sunday. Off the field, outside...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Meghan and Harry's new Canada home is 'on land stolen by Brits', says tribe leader (1/25/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Prince Harry and Meghan’s Canadian bolthole is at the centre of a “stolen land” row which threatens all hopes of a peaceful start...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Missing, murdered indigenous women movement ignites in Mountain West (1/24/2020)
(Montana) -- Recent gripping headline news stories concerning missing Native American women have highlighted what a widespread and untold story this has become over the...
article In Provo, Marchers Draw Attention To Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (1/19/2020)
(Utah) -- Growing up as a young Navajo girl here, Erin Tapahe would get upset that every time she left the house, her parents fell into the same routine. They’d...
article Women react to Northern Nevada marching for justice and equality (1/19/2020)
(Nevada) -- The Women's March is more than just a walk, Carol Williams, who belongs to the Toi Ticutta tribe in Fallon said, it's a platform that gives hundreds...
article Women Rising: Band of demonstrators gather for Sioux Falls Women's March (1/18/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A small band of people trekked through snow and strong winds Saturday, gathering for the Sioux Falls Women's March. The group barely surpassed 100...
article Women’s March in Provo focuses on sexual assault awareness, violence against Native American women (1/18/2020)
(Utah) -- Hundreds of Utah County residents met at Pioneer Park in Provo on a sunny and clear-skied Saturday morning before walking to the Utah County Health and Justice...
article 'A Matter of Life and Death': COP 25 Protest Outside US Embassy Demands Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (12/10/2019)
(Spain) -- While representatives from governments across the globe gathered in Madrid Tuesday for the ongoing COP 25 climate summit, dozens of activists demonstrated...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Indigenous youth chant 'stand up, fight back' at B.C. anti-pipeline protest (1/24/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Chanting Indigenous youth gathered at the British Columbia legislature in support of hereditary Wet'suwet'en chiefs who oppose a natural...
article First Nations leaders call on RCMP to refrain from violence in pipeline standoff (1/17/2020)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) has issued a statement calling on the RCMP to eschew violence in dealing with protesters trying...
article PASTERNAK: No, those who defend the Wet’suwet’en territory are not criminals (1/16/2020)
(Canada) -- Over the coming weeks, two stories will be told repeatedly about the police raids and arrests on Wet’suwet’en territory. One story will already...
article Just before Trans Mountain approval, RCMP updated its list of flagged Indigenous activists (1/14/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Days before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the initial approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline, the RCMP reactivated a seemingly dormant list of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Native Americans protest against Department of Social Services (1/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Dozens of protestors gathered on Cambell Street across from the Department of Social Services to express their frustration as they say there is a...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecocks’ Rallying Cry: ‘Not One More Acre’ (1/16/2020)
(New York) -- “We are not protesters, we are protectors,” Margo Thunderbird, an elder, told a crowd that gathered outside the Shinnecock Museum and Cultural...
article Shinnecock Protest Development On Possible Ancient Burial Site (1/15/2020)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a peaceful protest at a Southampton housing development that they believe could be an ancient burial site....
article Shinnecock Tribe Protests Building On Sacred Burial Site (12/31/2019)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation are protesting the desecration of their ancestors' sacred burial site by a development given the green light by...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Oak Flat

article Apache activist Wendsler Nosie followed a lifelong path to Resolution copper mine protest (1/15/2020)
(Arizona) -- Wendsler Nosie Sr., broke his arm when he was 9, the sort of thing that happens to 9-year-old boys. He didn't know it then, but the accident would help...
article A Sacred Place And A Sacred Quest To Save It (12/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- Some of Wendsler Nosie Sr.’s earliest memories are set in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. “I was about 3 or 4 years old,” the now...
article 'Apaches Standing Strong to Defend Sacred Oak Flat from Mining' (12/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- How do you respond to a White Man whose name is Paul Gosar, an Arizona Congressman who recently said, “You’re still wards of the government....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Victory for labor rights in Cambodia as largest casino workers’ strike ends in peace (1/12/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Cambodia registered an unusual victory for labor rights when on January 11, a two-day strike by workers of the country's largest casino company...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article She Wants Christian Missionaries Off the Reservation (1/7/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Davidica Little Spotted Horse has her hands full. She’s helping organize a concert for a traditional powwow celebration while keeping tabs on her...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Hong Kong protesters are causing chaos in Grand Theft Auto V (12/25/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Grand Theft Auto V has become another avenue for the growing conflict between Hong Kong and China. Some new clothing additions have meant players are...
1 Article on this Issue

Havasupai Tribe

article PETA purchases billboard in northern Arizona to highlight Havasupai horse abuse (12/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has purchased a billboard advertisement to warn people traveling to the Havasupai reservation about the...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Rebrand Washington Football gathers at franchise's Ashburn headquarters to protest team name (12/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- Rebrand Washington Football officials assembled in Ashburn Saturday morning with one goal in mind: to convince Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to...
article Protesters Speak Out Against Washington's Logo, Mascot At Lambeau Field Sunday (12/8/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Green Bay Packers fans weren't the only group outside Lambeau Field on Sunday morning. A sizable contingent turned out to protest the name and logo of...
article Indian mascot task force ready to confront Washington at Lambeau Field (12/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- For the third time in as many visits, the Washington NFL team will be met Sunday at Lambeau Field by Native Americans and their supporters protesting the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Church nativity displays Jesus, Mary and Joseph in cages, separated at the border (12/8/2019)
(California) -- A Southern California church flipped the lights on its outdoor manger scene Saturday evening to reveal Jesus, Mary and Joseph as border detainees, each...
1 Article on this Issue

Mauna Kea

article Hawaiian Activists Speak At UCSB Town Hall, Urge UC Not to Move Forward With Telescope Construction (12/7/2019)
(California) -- Nearly six months after it became publicized that Chancellor Henry T. Yang is the chair of the board of governors of the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Protesters are told to bring cash to give money to Aboriginal groups during Australia Day protest (1/22/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia Day protesters have been urged to bring cash and cards to ‘pay the rent’ for the country during an ‘Invasion Day’ march...
article Indigenous Activist Sherri Mitchell is Fighting For Environmental Justice (1/17/2020)
(USA) -- Sherri Mitchell is an Indigenous rights lawyer and activist who has fought for environmental justice for more than 25 years. Mitchell was born and raised in the...
article Mural at Tony Cerda Park in Pomona voted down, painted over hours later (1/7/2020)
(California) -- A feel-good mural that became controversial for its use of Native American and Aztec symbols was ordered to be removed as soon as possible from Pomona...
article Noise demonstration spotlights inhumane conditions, ice presence at Oklahoma County Jail (1/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Dozens of people gathered outside the Oklahoma County Jail Wednesday to hold a noise demonstration to protest ICE's presence in the facility and what...
article Warren native fighting charges from 2018 anti-ICE protest (12/24/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Sherrie André is a Warren native and U.S. citizen. Yet it was her mixed-status family — a family with people both documented and undocumented...
article Reports of RCMP snipers dispatched to Wet'suwet'en blockade 'concerning,' says Indigenous services minister (12/21/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The Indigenous services minister is calling for a review of how RCMP resources are deployed in "sensitive" conflicts over Indigenous land...
article Xiye Bastida Opens Up About the Personal Costs of Climate Activism (12/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- “We Rise” takes us inside Xiye’s home, showing her lively dinner conversations with family and friends from the Fridays for Future...
article Indian activists hunker down at site of former Minneapolis homeless camp (12/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- For a second day, American Indian activists occupied the site of a once-sprawling homeless encampment in south Minneapolis on Saturday, insisting they...
article Indian activists reoccupy site of former Minneapolis homeless camp (12/14/2019)
(Minnesota) -- In a show of defiance, dozens of American Indian community members returned to a former homeless encampment in south Minneapolis late Friday, declaring...
article Activist vows Lake Horowhenua will stay closed (12/2/2019)
(New Zealand) -- A Levin activist has vowed to keep the gates to Lake Horowhenua closed until Waitangi Tribunal recommendations are enacted. Philip Taueki made the claim...
article The American Indian Student Union wants UMD to acknowledge it is built on tribal land (11/23/2019)
(Maryland) -- The American Indian Student Union at the University of Maryland is trying to gather support for a campuswide statement acknowledging the university’s...
article Fabric-ating stories: Diné quilter lets her fingers do the talking (11/21/2019)
(Colorado) -- As an employee of the federal government, Susan Hudson is prohibited from taking public positions on government policy. But they can’t stop her from...
article On Its 50 Year Anniversary, A Look Back On the Occupation Of Alcatraz (11/19/2019)
(California) -- On this day 50 years ago, some seventy American Indians landed at Alcatraz Island in the dead of night, starting what many believe to be the new dawn of...
article WATCH: The Occupation of Alcatraz Turns 50, But the Impact of the Movement Lives On (11/19/2019)
(California) -- Alcatraz is far more than a 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay, far more than the location of a former federal prison, and far more than a cursory...
article Bolivia's racist coup is trying to drown resistance in blood (11/17/2019)
(Bolivia) -- Bolivia's coup regime seems determined to drown the opposition in blood. Protesters demonstrating for the return of elected president Evo Morales have...
article Conquistadors tumble as indigenous Chileans tear down statues (11/5/2019)
(Chile) -- As peaceful protesters and rioters alike have thronged the streets of the Chilean capital of Santiago to protest against inequality and state repression, a...
article Indigenous Brazilians protest Amazon deforestation outside EU Commission (11/5/2019)
(Brazil) -- A group of Brazilian indigenous people burned a tree and held banners outside the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday in a protest against fires in the...
article “F—k John Evans” painted on The Rock, denouncing University’s failure to remove founder’s name from campus buildings (10/27/2019)
(Illinois) -- Alumni and students found the phrases “F—k John Evans” and “THIS LAND IS COLONIZED” painted around The Rock on Saturday...
article Lesson of the Day: ‘Occupy Alcatraz: Native American Activism in the Modern Era’ (10/24/2019)
(California) -- Lesson Overview: Fifty years after Native Americans occupied Alcatraz Island, tribes across the country continue to celebrate that protest and the...
article Tribes Are Pushing Washington to Be the First State to Declare a Climate Emergency (10/18/2019)
(Washington) -- There’s an occupation taking place in Olympia, Washington. Native American activists have established a semi-permanent camp 15 minutes away from...

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