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COVID-19

article The world’s indigenous peoples, with tragic history of disease, implore outsiders to keep coronavirus away (3/31/2020)
(Worldwide) -- From the Canadian Arctic to the Brazilian Amazon to the Australian coast, indigenous groups are racing to protect themselves from a familiar foe that has...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article Noem signs "riot boosting" bill (3/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem signed the controversial "riot boosting" bill into law Tuesday, potentially setting up another court battle over the First...
article Legislature clears Gov. Kristi Noem's revamp of riot laws (3/5/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem's proposal to revive the state's criminal and civil punishments for riots passed a final Senate vote on Thursday and will next...
article South Dakota’s riot-boosting legislation was subject of Senate evening hearing (3/3/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The United States of America was founded by riot boosters, opponents of the governor’s proposed revisions to South Dakota’s riot laws...
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Mining & Drilling

article Agnico Eagle sends home Nunavut workers as Rankin Inlet residents blockade road (3/19/2020)
(Nunavut) -- Residents of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, took to the streets Wednesday evening, blockading a road to a nearby gold mine in an attempt to stop operations amid...
article Sokaogon Chippewa community members, allies march in opposition of Wolf River drilling project (3/8/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- More than a hundred people came together in Crandon in an effort to protect a local source of water that is considered sacred to many. In February, Badger...
article Tensions arise between Natives, Non-Natives in Indian Country (3/3/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Despite political successes for the Native community in Minnesota in recent years, 2020 has started with tension building between Native and Non-Native...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Petition drive launched against marijuana dispensary on Elko colony (3/18/2020)
(Nevada) -- Opposition to a marijuana dispensary opening on the Elko Indian Colony that borders Elko city limits is gearing up with a petition drive and preparation of...
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GasLink

article Pipeline Protests by Indigenous Nations Are a Model of Resistance (3/11/2020)
(British Columbia) -- There’s a resistance building in Canada and at the heart of it are the Wet’suwet’en, a small Indigenous First Nation with...
article ‘Ruin Our Territory—for What?’ (3/8/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The date is etched into the memory of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks: December 11, 1997. That’s the day when the...
article With blockades coming down, what will the Wet’suwet’en solidarity movement leave behind? (3/8/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Did reconciliation die? It’s an uncomfortable question that was raised after the Wet’suwet’en rallying cry that sparked blockades and...
article Indigenous protests exposed tensions behind Canada’s tranquil image (3/7/2020)
(Canada) -- For weeks, indigenous Canadians blocked passenger and freight trains. They made it impossible to travel by rail from Montreal to Toronto. They disrupted the...
article Protesters pack up camp at B.C. legislature after five arrests Wednesday night (3/7/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Dozens of Indigenous youth and their supporters packed blankets and tarps Thursday, ending a 17-day protest at British Columbia’s legislature...
article Overlapping land claims in Wet’suwet’en territory complicate talks with government (3/4/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A web of overlapping land claims covers the resource-rich territory that the Wet’suwet’en say is their traditional land, a complexity...
article The Delgamuukw decision: Putting the Wet’suwet’en conflict in perspective (3/4/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The conflict between the Wet’suwet’en Nation, the government and Coastal Gaslink didn’t happen overnight. They’ve been...
article Wet'suwet'en chief says he'll withdraw support for pipeline if his people turn against it (3/3/2020)
(British Columbia) -- A Wet'suwet'en elected band chief says his continued support for the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline depends on what his people want...
article Kahnawake rail barricade to stay in place for now despite draft Wet'suwet'en agreement, Mohawk leader says (3/2/2020)
(Quebec) -- Mohawk activists in Kahnawake, south of Montreal, will maintain their rail barricade for the time being, despite the proposed agreement that was reached...
article Tentative deal could end Wet’suwet’en pipeline dispute (3/2/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, whose fight against the planned Coastal GasLink pipeline spurred blockades across the country, have...
article Wet’suwet’en: Bearing witness on Toronto blockades (3/2/2020)
(Toronto) -- It’s February 25 and I’m on my way to a railway juncture at Dundas and Jane where environmental collective Rising Tide Toronto has organized a...
article 'Without a doubt': B.C. premier says Wet'sewet'en conflict his biggest challenge yet (3/1/2020)
(British Columbia) -- With the province deeply divided over the Wet'suwet'en conflict, the events of the past few weeks have taken a toll politically and...
article Indigenous youth group gets death threat over Wet'suwet'en support (2/29/2020)
(Ottawa) -- An Indigenous youth organization in Ottawa says it's changing the location of its weekly Friday gathering after receiving a death threat over its...
article Mood optimistic as talks with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs resume in B.C. (2/28/2020)
(British Columbia) -- The mood seemed optimistic Friday as meetings between the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en and senior ministers from Ottawa and B.C....
article Young Indigenous people see their future at stake in the Wet'suwet'en crisis (2/28/2020)
(Quebec) -- Issues of land, sovereignty and reconciliation have been at the heart of the barricades that went up across Canada after the RCMP conducted raids on Wet'...
article Akwesasne Mohawks hold vigil as Canada moves to end pipeline impasse (2/27/2020)
(Ontario) -- Canada’s government is trying to end a weeks-long impasse with a group of First Nations chiefs over a planned natural gas pipeline in British Columbia...
article As blockades continue, Kenney tells First Nations they should be partners in projects (2/26/2020)
(Calgary) -- As blockades continue to pop up across Canada, disrupting rail and road traffic to protest against the Coastal GasLink pipeline through Wet'suwet'en...
article Movement sweeping country with blockades will shift focus to Ottawa, says Secwepemc chief (2/26/2020)
(Canada) -- The movement sweeping the country with rail blockades since the RCMP raid in Wet'suwet'en territory earlier this month will likely shift its focus to...
article Anishinabek Nation Leadership hold First Nation citizens’ safety in highest regard during Wet’suwet’en solidarity action (2/26/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Anishinabek Nation leadership continue to support the Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary Chiefs who are protecting their traditional...
article 'Reconciliation is dead and it was never really alive': Jesse Wente (2/25/2020)
(Ontario) -- Demonstrations in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose a pipeline in northern British Columbia are spreading across the country...
article Indigenous solidarity protests shut down Hamilton, Niagara GO trains, block Highway 6 (2/25/2020)
(Ontario) -- The protesters are supporting Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in opposition of building the $6-billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, and have...
article Movement sweeping country with blockades will shift focus to Ottawa, says Secwepemc chief (2/25/2020)
(Ottawa) -- The movement sweeping the country with rail and road blockades since the Feb. 6 RCMP raid in Wet'suwet'en territory will likely shift its focus to...
article Ontario police arrest First Nations protesters amid standoff with Canadian government over pipeline (2/24/2020)
(Ontario) -- Police in Ontario arrested 10 people and dismantled the Tyendinaga Mohawk blockade that had shut down much of Canada’s rail traffic for the past two...
article New rail blockade goes up in northern B.C. (2/24/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Demonstrators are once again setting up a new rail blockade in northern B.C. less than two weeks after the previous one was dismantled. Gitx'...
article More blockades, protests in Quebec as First Nations respond to Tyendinaga arrests (2/24/2020)
(Quebec) -- Mohawks in Kanesatake have blocked the highway near the very spot where the barricade stood during the 1990 Oka Crisis, in response to the arrests of 10...
article Canadian senator visits partial rail blockade in Saskatoon (2/23/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A high-profile guest visited a partial rail blockade in Saskatoon on Sunday. Senator Lillian Dyck said she wanted to show her support for the movement...
article Tyendinaga Mohawks remain at camps despite OPP warning to clear out (2/23/2020)
(Ontario) -- Protestors who've set up a camp in Tyendinaga, Ont., near one of Canadian busiest rail corridors were still on the scene early Monday despite a warning...
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Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

article Pro-mining group fills council chambers, council postpones decision on resolution (3/6/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The fuse was lit with a full house at Wednesday’s Ely city council meeting but the main event took place after nearly everyone left. Pro-mining...
article Ely adopts pro-copper mining resolution, shunts Bois Forte Band boycott discussion (3/5/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Ely City Council has waved its colors in the bitter fight over opening up northeast Minnesota to copper mining, adopting a resolution in support of...
article Ely council refuses to consider anti-boycott resolution (3/5/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The city council here, following the lead from Mayor Chuck Novak, again refused to consider a proposed resolution from a citizen asking city leaders to...
article MUST READ: Pro-mining groups boycott Bois Forte Band's resort, golf course (3/2/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A local chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is the latest group to cancel an event at Fortune Bay Casino & Resort and the Wilderness...
article The Boycotting of the Bois Forte-owned Fortune Bay (2/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For the past month, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has eagerly opened its doors at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino in northeast Minnesota while receiving a...
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MMIW

article ‘No More Stolen Sisters’: Demonstrators Rally Against Fossil Fuel Impact on Indigenous Women (3/6/2020)
(New York) -- More than 30 activists from Native American and Indigenous Students at Cornell and Climate Justice Cornell demonstrated on the Ag Quad on Friday afternoon...
article Editorial: Nebraskans come together to strengthen protection for Native American women (2/23/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska is making slow but positive initial progress in working to develop an accurate database of missing Native American women and to strengthen law...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Cayuga Nation’s division leads to a ‘human rights catastrophe’ (3/3/2020)
(New York) -- A federally-recognized Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has...
article 3 arrested by Cayuga Nation Council after press conference turns violent (3/1/2020)
(New York) -- A press conference held near where the Cayuga Nation Council seized and demolished property last week turned violent and resulted in three arrests,...
article Cayuga Nation Police announce arrests after Seneca Falls press conference turns violent (2/29/2020)
(New York) -- The Cayuga Nation Police Department arrested members of three other Native American nations in response to violence that broke out minutes after a press...
article Fallout emerges from fight after Cayuga press conference (2/29/2020)
(New York) -- Cayuga Indian Nation Police say they identified and arrested three members of other Native American nations in connection with Saturday’s brawl...
article Melee breaks out in Cayuga Indian Nation leadership dispute (2/29/2020)
(New York) -- People threw punches and were dragged to the ground Saturday as a long-simmering leadership dispute in the Cayuga Indian Nation flared up for a second time...
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Oak Flat

article Apache tribe marches to protect sacred Arizona site from copper mine (2/28/2020)
(Arizona) -- Hundreds of Apache tribe members and supporters marched for four days to a sacred campground in southeastern Arizona earlier this month, hoping to protect...
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Gambling Expansion

article Quebec premier's claim that protesters have AK-47s at blockade 'reckless,' says Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (2/26/2020)
(Montreal) -- An elected councillor of a Quebec First Nation says it was "extremely inflammatory" of Premier François Legault to say there are assault weapons...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Shawl made by Cuyahoga Falls resident, worn by KSU grad, in Smithsonian collection (2/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American shawl created by a Cuyahoga Falls resident and worn by a Kent State University graduate at a 2014 demonstration opposing the...
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Other News

article State Patrol takes power tools to indigenous structures, arrests two in Olympia climate protest (3/10/2020)
(Washington) -- The day ended in two arrests for the Protectors of the Salish Sea, a climate activist group headed by indigenous leaders. The group set up two tipi-like...
article Tribal Members and Youth Speak Out on Delta Tunnel: “Shut It Down!” (3/5/2020)
(California) -- After marching into the room, they testified before the Department of Water Resources staff about damage that would be caused to their livelihoods and...
article Plymouth Rock Among Town Landmarks Vandalized Ahead Of 400th Anniversary Celebration (2/17/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Vandals hit Plymouth Rock and other landmarks in town overnight. The vandalism comes as Plymouth prepares to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the...
article Arrests begin at Unist'ot'en as RCMP enforces Coastal Gaslink injunction against Wet'suwet'en (2/10/2020)
(British Columbia) -- RCMP have begun enforcing of a B.C. Supreme Court order in the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en Nation at the fourth site along a...
article Regina police investigating after car drives through protest group (2/10/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Police in Regina are investigating after a car drove through a group of protesters in Regina over the weekend. The group of roughly 75 people was...
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...

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