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Malheur Conflict

8/5/2018

article 12 takeaways from Week 2 of FBI agent's trial in LaVoy Finicum shooting
(Oregon) -- Here are highlights from the second week of the federal trial in Portland of FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita, accused of lying about firing two shots at the...

7/11/2018

article After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet
(Oregon) -- A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year...

7/10/2018

article Trump pardons Oregon ranchers at center of 40-day standoff
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Tuesday pardoned a pair of Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction became a focus for opponents of federal government land...

1/25/2018

article Montana Man Sentenced Over Occupation Of Malheur Wildlife Refuge
(Oregon) -- A Montana man was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for his participation in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge...

3/14/2017

article Jury Convicts Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupiers in Second Trial
(Texas) -- The second round of jury verdicts in the armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has come in and created a stark contrast with the first round, in...

12/30/2016

article Oregon occupation a year later: Ranch family at center of debate was 'scared to death'
(Oregon) -- A knock on the front door awakened Susie Hammond at the break of dawn. She struggled out of bed, hobbled by an aching right hip, and limped to the front of...
article Oregon standoff defendant Jon Ritzheimer now tries to withdraw his guilty plea
(Oregon) -- Just days after a federal judge denied one Oregon standoff defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea, co-defendant Jon Ritzheimer Friday filed his...

11/16/2016

article Feds, defense attorneys at odds over 2nd trial of occupiers
(Oregon) -- Lawyers for a second set of defendants to be tried for the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon said Wednesday they want a pool of 2,000 jurors...

11/2/2016

article Bundy Verdict Puts a Target on the Backs of Federal Workers
(Utah) -- With the jury acquittals last week of Ammon and Ryan Bundy and their accomplices in the 41-day armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon...

10/31/2016

article Bundys vs. #NoDAPL: Armed White Militia Leaders Walk Free as Native Americans Face Police Violence
(Oregon) -- A federal jury in Oregon on Thursday acquitted antigovernment militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy, and five of their followers, of conspiracy and weapons...
article GILIO-WHITAKER: In Case You Thought Racism Was Dead
(Colorado) -- October 27, 2016 will go down as one of the saddest days in a very long time for Indian country, and for the United States more broadly.
article RUSSELL: Malheur v. DAPL: Jury Nullification or Prosecutor Overreach?
(Texas) -- Ammon and Ryan Bundy, sons of the man who set up the Second Amendment right to go armed as a defense to failure to pay 20 years of grazing fees, have walked...
article The privileges of protesting while white
(USA) -- The shocking acquittal of Ammon Bundy and six other defendants accused of staging an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year places...

10/30/2016

article Criming While White Vs. Saving What Is Truly Sacred In This World
(North Dakota) -- While Friday saw a slight lessening of tensions at Standing Rock - barricades came down at the calm behest of an elder who insisted progress would only...
article Dakota Access pipeline protesters see bias after Oregon militia verdict
(Oregon) -- Activists at the Malheur wildlife refuge were carrying guns – but ‘if native people were armed, we would be killed,’ says an activist at Standing Rock....
article Is US More Tolerant of White Armed Militants Than Peaceful Native Americans?
(North Dakota) -- More than 100 Native Americans were arrested October 27 for protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline, while on the same day Ammon Bundy and other...
article Op-Ed: The protests at Standing Rock are necessary. What happened at Malheur was nonsense.
(Oregon) -- The rancher-militia occupation last January at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, and the ongoing Native American occupation of the site of...
article The Bundy verdict proves the US is fine with armed white militants—but not Native American activists
(Oregon) -- You know a trial verdict is shocking when even the defense doesn’t see it coming. That’s what happened on Thursday, Oct. 27, when a federal jury acquitted...
article 'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Harney County, Tribes, Federal Employees React
(Oregon) -- At the end of our last update, we recommended you check out the full hour that OPB’s daily talk show “Think Out Loud” did on the verdict on Friday.

10/28/2016

article After Oregon verdict, a hot debate: A victory for liberty, or license to intimidate?
(Oregon) -- A jury’s stunning rejection of the government’s case against seven people charged in connection with this year’s armed occupation of a...
article The Bundy verdict proves the US is fine with armed white militants—but not Native American activists
(Oregon) -- You know a trial verdict is shocking when even the defense doesn’t see it coming. That’s what happened on Thursday, Oct. 27, when a federal jury...

10/27/2016

article Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty
(Oregon) -- A jury has found all seven defendants not guilty of conspiracy and firearms charges linked to an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon...
article Jury acquits leaders of armed takeover of the Oregon wildlife refuge of federal conspiracy charges
(Oregon) -- The armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge spanned 41 freezing cold days in January and February. The trial for the standoff...
article Jury acquits leaders of Malheur wildlife refuge standoff
(Oregon) -- A federal jury Thursday acquitted the leader of the winter occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and six others, in a big courtroom victory for...
article Oregon standoff defendants found not guilty in 'unbelievable, truly astonishing' verdict
(Oregon) -- A jury Thursday delivered a stunning across-the-board acquittal to the leaders and participants in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and a...
article White defendants, white jurors: Outcry over race in verdict's wake
(Oregon) -- That an all-white jury would acquit an all-white band of armed protesters of all wrongdoing in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff riled people...

10/10/2016

article What to know as the Oregon ranching standoff trial continues
(Oregon) -- The trial of Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five others who occupied a national bird sanctuary in rural Oregon has hit the one-month mark. The federal...

10/4/2016

article Ammon Bundy says he tried to resist father's push to rally around Oregon ranchers
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy carried a worn Bible to the witness stand Tuesday and portrayed himself as a weak underdog pitted against a powerful federal government that has...

10/3/2016

article Bundy Brothers, Who Sought to Rally a Nation, Draw Scant Support at Trial
(Oregon) -- It has been a difficult few months for the Bundys. Ten months after two brothers from this country’s most notorious ranching family staged an audacious,...

9/16/2016

article Judge denies Ammon Bundy's motion for mistrial
(Oregon) -- U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown Friday denied a motion for a mistrial in which Ammon Bundy's lawyer claimed the Harney County sheriff had offered...

9/15/2016

article MORON ALERT: Bundy says wearing jail scrubs show he’s political prisoner
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy says he has switched his courtroom attire from a suit to jail scrubs to show that he's a political prisoner.

9/14/2016

article Line forms early outside federal courthouse on day of Bundy trial's opening statements
(Oregon) -- About a dozen people were lined up outside the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse early Tuesday, as reporters, supporters and others arrived at court early to get a...
article Oregon Refuge Occupiers Were Protesting, Lawyer Says
(Oregon) -- The armed demonstrators who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon this year were attempting to reclaim land that they believed was improperly seized...
article The Oregon wildlife refuge takeover ended seven months ago. The trial is now getting underway.
(Oregon) -- More than seven months after the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge ended dramatically, opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of people...
article Two contrasting portraits of refuge occupation emerge during opening statements
(Oregon) -- Sixteen federal employees of the peaceful Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were preparing late last year how to deal with invasive fish threatening redband...

9/13/2016

article Oregon standoff: Judge to admonish feds, but deny motion to suppress Facebook evidence
(Oregon) -- Federal prosecutors in the Oregon standoff trial will be able to use Facebook account information on defendants obtained through a search warrant.
article Prosecutor: Occupiers being tried for actions, not beliefs
(Oregon) -- The armed occupiers who seized a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon early this year are being tried because their actions intimidated and threatened federal...
article Trial to Begin in Standoff at Oregon Wildlife Refuge
(Oregon) -- The trial of Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan and five of their followers, antigovernment protesters charged in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge...

9/7/2016

article Ammon Bundy's lawyer argues for his client's right to wear cowboy boots at trial
(Oregon) -- Before prospective jurors file into Courtroom 9A in the federal courthouse in downtown Portland Wednesday morning, the judge is expected to rule on whether...
article Charges against radio talk show host dismissed on eve of Oregon standoff trial
(Oregon) -- On the eve of trial, a federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against a key defendant in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The...
article Judge excludes 11 of 31 potential jurors for Oregon standoff trial in first day of questioning
(Oregon) -- A Madras bison rancher who has had disputes with the Bureau of Land Management was seated in the jury box Wednesday beside an outdoors enthusiast and...

8/26/2016

article Judge quashes Ryan Bundy's subpoena of Gov. Kate Brown
(Oregon) -- A federal judge has granted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's motion to quash a subpoena issued by Ryan Bundy that demanded her presence as a witness for next...

8/24/2016

article Federal judge to Ryan Bundy: 'Open defiance' of court authority shows he's unfit to serve as own lawyer
(Oregon) -- Federal Judge Anna J. Brown is poised to strip Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy of his ability to represent himself, finding he's been unwilling to...

8/22/2016

article Federal judge admonishes Oregon standoff defendant Duane Ehmer for threatening social media post
(Oregon) -- A federal judge Monday admonished Oregon standoff defendant Duane L. Ehmer for posting threatening comments on social media. Ehmer wrote on Facebook that...

8/18/2016

article Gov. Kate Brown seeks to quash subpoena from Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy
(Oregon) -- Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday asked a federal judge to quash a subpoena that seeks to compel her to testify at Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy's...

8/16/2016

article Corey Lequieu becomes first Oregon standoff defendant sent to prison in conspiracy case
(Oregon) -- Corey Lequieu became the first defendant Tuesday to be sentenced in the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National...

8/10/2016

article Oregon standoff prosecutors treating case like 'spaghetti western,' defendant argues
(Oregon) -- For Kenneth Medenbach, the government's federal conspiracy case against him and other defendants in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife...

7/19/2016

article Federal judge declines to release Ammon Bundy, brother Ryan Bundy from custody
(Oregon) -- U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones ruled Tuesday that Ammon Bundy and brother Ryan Bundy must remain in custody pending trial, saying he was concerned they...

7/6/2016

article Federal judge denies Bundy brothers' requests for delay in trial
(Oregon) -- U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said Wednesday that she found it difficult to accept that the Bundy brothers -- the "loud and clear leaders in this...

6/29/2016

article Ammon Bundy's bodyguard Brian Cavalier pleads guilty to two federal charges
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy's bodyguard, Brian Cavalier, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to impede federal workers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and...

6/27/2016

article Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
(Oregon) -- Winter and spring have passed since an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge ended, but its aftershocks are still shaking this high desert region of...

6/23/2016

article Wesley Kjar, described as Ammon Bundy's 'personal security,' pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
(Oregon) -- Wesley Kjar, described as one of Ammon Bundy's personal bodyguards, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from the takeover of...

6/17/2016

article Evidence in Oregon standoff case immense, including 6,000 hours of video
(Oregon) -- As U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown pushes ahead to begin selecting a jury in September for the federal conspiracy trial in the takeover of the Malheur...

5/14/2016

article Foster: Oregon occupiers' mess raises questions about protestors
(Oregon) -- Supporters of the Occupy Oregon movement should reconsider their position after viewing photos posted online recently by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

5/9/2016

article Ammon Bundy had intended refuge occupation to end up in civil court, lawyers say
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy led the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge intending to force a civil court to take up the constitutionality of federal land...

5/5/2016

article Officials take custody of kids who went to Oregon standoff
(Kansas) -- Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the...

5/4/2016

article Oregon standoff defendant Sean Anderson apologizes for inflammatory video messages from refuge
(Oregon) -- Oregon standoff defendant Sean Anderson apologized Wednesday for his video rants that went viral when he was one of the last occupiers at the Malheur...

5/3/2016

article $25M expansion planned for Oxford Casino
(Maine) -- Casino developer Churchill Downs Inc. announced plans to build a hotel as part of a $25 million expansion at Oxford Casino. The hotel would include 100 guest...

4/25/2016

article Ammon Bundy questions authority of feds to prosecute him
(Oregon) -- Lawyers for Ammon Bundy plan to argue that the federal government lacks jurisdiction to prosecute him for the takeover of a national wildlife refuge in...

4/19/2016

article Feds argue that Oregon standoff figure Corey Lequieu helped plan refuge takeover
(Oregon) -- Oregon standoff defendant Corey Lequieu Tuesday argued for his release from federal custody pending trial in the armed takeover of the Malheur National...

4/18/2016

article MORON ALERT: Last Oregon occupier still talking on YouTube — from jail
(Oregon) -- David Fry, a college dropout from Ohio, had a taste of fame as the last occupier of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. Fry became one of the public faces...

4/7/2016

article Montana man indicted in Oregon standoff found hiding in shed
(Montana) -- The hunt for a Montana man wanted by the FBI in connection with the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came to an end outside Vancouver, Wash...
article Oregon standoff defendant Jake Ryan detained until trial
(Oregon) -- Refuge occupier Jake Ryan will remain in a Portland jail pending trial despite assurances from a Montana sheriff that he would keep an eye on him if returned...

4/6/2016

article Ammon Bundy's lawyers rely on social media to defend client, object to court's protective order
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy's lawyers say they want to continue to use social media, tip lines and crowdsourcing to track down leads in defense of their client and...
article Judge sets September trial in Oregon standoff case
(Oregon) -- A September trial has been scheduled for more than two dozen defendants charged in the 41-day takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

4/2/2016

article Oregon standoff: Incidents reported at 13 other refuges during Oregon occupation
(Oregon) -- Federal authorities logged 30 incidents of threatening behavior, vandalism and other acts at 13 wildlife refuges in the west while armed militants held the...

3/29/2016

article Bundy brothers fighting push to bring them to Nevada to face charges
(Oregon) -- Two sons of Cliven Bundy are fighting government efforts to transfer them from Oregon to Nevada to face federal charges in the 2014 armed standoff with law...
article Oregon occupation supporters investigated for death threats
(Oregon) -- Like her husband, Carol Bundy says she has little faith in the federal judicial system. “This is going to be won in the court of public opinion,...

3/28/2016

article Birds — and staff — return to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
(Oregon) -- In the aftermath of the winter occupation, spring birds are arriving and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge staff are making an uneasy return to their jobs and...

3/24/2016

article Cost to repair Oregon refuge occupied by Bundys? $4M
(Oregon) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend roughly $4 million to clean, repair and upgrade the Oregon wildlife refuge that was the site of a 41-day armed...
article Oregon standoff figure Scott Willingham scrawled threats on rifle magazines, prosecutor says
(Oregon) -- Scott Willingham, who was part of the security team during the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, pleaded not guilty to theft of government...
article Photos show the mess, feces latrine left by Oregon militia during 41-day occupation
(Oregon) -- The 41-day occupation of federal land in Oregon was a giant mess, though new photos from inside the Malheur National Wildlife reveal just how much of a mess...

3/23/2016

article Oregon occupier charged with damaging tribal grounds remains at large
(Oregon) -- A protester in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge whose identity was revealed this week after he was indicted on three felony charges related to...
article Refuge occupier accused of threats against officers now faces federal theft charge
(Oregon) -- A federal grand jury has indicted Scott Alan Willingham, who was part of the security team during the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, on...

3/22/2016

article Secretary Jewell meets with Burns Paiute Tribe and visits refuge
(Oregon) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor traveled to Oregon on Monday to meet with the Burns Paiute Tribe and visit the Malheur...
article Sheriff tells Oregon standoff backers to stay out of arrest
(Montana) -- The last named defendant in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was still at large Tuesday, drawing calls for supporters to flock to his...

3/21/2016

article After Oregon Standoff, Birding Is Back
(Oregon) -- In a lifetime of offbeat travel experiences, searching for mating sage grouse in a snow squall may rank as one of my oddest pursuits. My guidebook suggested...
article Occupier who feds say dug trench for feces, disturbed sacred artifacts faces charges
(Oregon) -- A Montana man accused of disturbing a sacred Burns Paiute archeological site by using heavy equipment to dig a giant latrine for protesters became the 26th...

3/11/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe Holding Post-Militia Cleansing Ceremony
(Oregon) -- A number of tribes will be joining with the Burns Paiute Tribe at sunrise on Saturday, March 12, to conduct a cleansing ceremony at the Malheur Wildlife...

3/10/2016

article Burns Paiute Make First Visit After Armed Takeover of Malheur Refuge
(Oregon) -- On Monday, February 29, nearly two months after armed militants took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Burns Paiute Tribe was finally allowed to...

3/9/2016

article Ammon Bundy, others face new counts in Oregon standoff
(Oregon) -- Dozens of armed occupiers who took over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon have been indicted on additional charges. An indictment unsealed Wednesday...
article Oregon militia members could face decades in prison over new charges
(Oregon) -- The Oregon militia members who occupied a wildlife refuge in protest of the government could face decades in prison under a set of new criminal charges,...

3/8/2016

article Wildlife refuge occupier's killing ruled justified
(Oregon) -- Authorities say police were justified in killing an armed Arizona rancher who helped lead a standoff at an Oregon national wildlife refuge earlier this year.

3/7/2016

article Feds describe Pete Santilli as a "shill'' for Cliven Bundy in 2014 standoff in Nevada
(Oregon) -- A detention hearing in the 16-count Nevada indictment against independent broadcaster Pete Santilli has been rescheduled to Friday in federal court in...

3/6/2016

article $125,000 Raised for Groups "Antithetical" to Malheur Occupiers
(Oregon) -- The occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge cost taxpayers millions of dollars. GOHOME – a campaign dedicated in part to the occupiers'...

3/5/2016

article Life gone ‘haywire’ for Tulalip pair after Ore. standoff arrest
(Washington) -- The girlfriend of the youngest man indicted in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge said their lives have gone haywire since his arrest on a...
article Two sets of protesters flood downtown Portland
(Oregon) -- The convoy started in Roseburg, then made a quick stop in Eugene where Ammon Bundy supporters met up and combined forces. They didn't stay long though,...

3/4/2016

article Ammon Bundy says jail 'most difficult thing I've ever done'
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy, leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has gone from counting the days of the occupation to counting the days...
article Judge orders David Fry to remain in custody, citing prolonged role in refuge takeover
(Oregon) -- David Fry, the last to surrender at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during a tense standoff last month, must remain in custody pending trial because of...

3/2/2016

article Tribal Leaders Visit Malheur Refuge Site
(Oregon) -- The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters remains closed to the public, but Burns Paiute tribal leaders were allowed in Monday to survey the damage...

2/25/2016

article Bundys, other refuge protesters arraigned over armed Oregon occupation
(Oregon) -- The leaders of a six-week armed occupation at a U.S. wildlife refuge in rural Oregon are to be arraigned on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to impede...

2/24/2016

article Evidence Collection Done at Malheur Refuge
(Oregon) -- The FBI has finished collecting evidence at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, following the 41-day occupation. However, the U.S....

2/23/2016

article $3.3 million and counting: The cost of the Malheur occupation
(Oregon) -- The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million to cover the massive police response, a week of shuttered...
article Malheur Wildlife Refuge returned to US Fish and Wildlife Service
(Oregon) -- Control of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon has officially returned to the US Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday. The announcement comes nearly two...

2/22/2016

article Feds: Oregon Occupiers Dug Up Indian Artifact Area to Use as Toilet
(Oregon) -- A court document filed last week in the case against militia members who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon alleges that they dug a...

2/19/2016

article MORON ALERT: Turns Out the Oregon Ranchers Were Pooping All Over Native American Artifacts
(Oregon) -- When nature calls, you must answer, but please don't do so by pooping all over sacred ground used by Native Americans for hundreds of years. After their...

2/17/2016

article FBI finds human feces near cultural site at Ore. wildlife refuge
(Oregon) -- The FBI said it has found a trench of human feces and a road excavated on or next to a sensitive cultural site with artifacts at the Oregon wildlife refuge...
article Oregon refuge occupiers left behind guns, explosives and feces, investigators say
(Oregon) -- Nearly a week after the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation ended, federal authorities poring over the site say they have found firearms and explosives as well...

2/16/2016

article Investigators find 'significant amounts of human feces' at Oregon occupiers' camp near grounds with local tribe's artifacts
(Oregon) -- Militiamen seem to have forgotten the old advice to leave only footprints and take only memories during their 41-day occupation of a federal wildlife refuge...
article ‘Trench of human feces’ found near Malheur artifacts
(Oregon) -- Investigators at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge discovered firearms, explosives, spoiled food and a trench of human feces since the occupation ended,...

2/13/2016

article Getting to Hallelujah: The frantic final hours of the Oregon refuge occupation
(Oregon) -- Michele Fiore’s phone lit up as her flight touched down in Portland, Ore., just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. The FBI was closing in on the armed occupation...
article Oregon Standoff Is Expected to Cost Millions, and Occupiers May Pay Part of the Bill
(Oregon) -- The cost of the six-week standoff in rural Oregon will most likely reach into the millions of dollars, with local and state agencies looking to the federal...

2/12/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover
(Oregon) -- The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon will remain closed for several weeks as federal authorities work with the Burns Paiute Tribe to assess damage...

2/11/2016

article BENDER: Indian treaty enforcement could benefit from Oregon occupation
(Oregon) -- I will not dwell on the on the Oregon takeover, insofar as the occupiers are concerned. But, unwittingly, what they have done could be of benefit to the...
article KADER: 'Burned Over' Region of Upstate New York Still Indian Territory
(New York) -- The hubbub surrounding the Nevada militia occupying the Oregon federal bird sanctuary now seems to be winding down, with only a few diehards left at the...

2/3/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe: Afraid for their heritage
(Oregon) -- Charlotte Rodrique teared up when talking about what her tribe has at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and how artifacts and other items might have been...
article Letter: The Oregon occupation and Wounded Knee
(Nevada) -- Editor: On January 2nd an armed group of militia (not terrorists) took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, that lead to numerous arrest and a...

2/2/2016

article RUSSELL: The Oregon ShootOut and the Cowboy Lawyers
(Texas) -- Video from the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge often reveals the occupiers waving paperback copies of the U.S. Constitution.

2/1/2016

article Letter: Indians will happily take ranchers’ grazing permits
(Utah) -- On Jan. 27, in an article titled, "Utah ranchers renounce federal control," The Tribune reported that ranchers in Utah are withdrawing their consent...

1/28/2016

article NEWCOMB: Malheur Wildlife Refuge Remains Northern Paiute Nation Territory
(California) -- On January 2, 2016, a group of white ranchers who are part of what has been called “the Sage Brush Rebellion” began an armed occupation of...

1/27/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribal Chairwoman Releases Statement on Tuesday’s Death and Arrests of Domestic Terrorists
(Oregon) -- One day after the death of one of the domestic terrorists and arrest of another eight, including group leader Ammon Bundy, near the remote town of Burns,...
article Burns Paiute Tribe Responds to Oregon Militia Video
(Oregon) -- Last week, a video was released on the Bundy Ranch Facebook page with a headline-grabbing message: “Share! Breaking Update Burns Oregon BLM left Native...
article Siletz Tribe disavows video showing artifacts at refuge in Oregon
(Oregon) -- As the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon enters a new phase, leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are...
article Siletz Tribe disavows video showing artifacts at refuge in Oregon
(Oregon) -- As the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon enters a new phase, leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are...

1/26/2016

article Ammon Bundy and Five Others Are Arrested, and One Dies, in Oregon
(Oregon) -- Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in rural eastern Oregon, was arrested and one person was killed Tuesday afternoon in...
article Oregon occupation spokesman killed, eight other leaders arrested
(Oregon) -- One person died and eight others were taken into custody Tuesday when authorities confronted an armed protest group responsible for a nearly monthlong...
article Oregon tribe asks FBI and Justice Dept. to stop threat of militants selling off Paiute artifacts
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe in Oregon rejected militants’ claim that they wanted to “open a dialogue” regarding thousands of tribal artifacts,...
article Tribe Asks Federal Authorities To Protect Refuge Artifacts
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe said it fears artifacts kept at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could be sold to collectors and help finance the armed militant...

1/25/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe to FBI and DOJ: Bring Criminal Charges Against Malheur Refuge Militants
(Oregon) -- After armed militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge posted a YouTube video in which they rifled through Native American artifacts housed at...
article Burns Paiute Tribe to feds: Stop allowing Bundy free passage
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe has added its name to the chorus of voices growing impatient with the federal government's low-profile response to the armed...
article Paiute Tribe: ‘It’s not about possessing’ artifacts
(Oregon) -- A YouTube video shows armed occupants of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge going through tribal artifacts on the property while criticizing the federal...
article Tribe asks feds to stop armed group's free travel at refuge
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe wants federal officials to bar armed activists from traveling back and forth to a national wildlife preserve they are occupying in...
article Tribe concerned over militia damaging artifacts
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe has requested that the U.S. Justice Department prevent armed militants from freely moving on and off the Malheur National Wildlife...
article BLOG: A Right to the Land: Native Americans and Militias in Oregon and Nevada
(Nevada) -- Battles over land, resources, and who has a right to them are central to the history of the United States. Today, this type of conflict continues with the...
article MORON ALERT: Oregon militant challenges Chris Christie to sumo wrestling to end standoff
(Oregon) -- It's Day 24 of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff near Burns. Just how bored are the armed militants occupying the property's gift shop/...
article Oregon standoff: Canceled meeting is latest casualty of online discord
(Oregon) -- Fears about firearms and blockades that originated on the Internet prompted the cancellation of a public meeting Monday night, the latest example of online...
article Watch: Man seeking to join Oregon standoff, 'help with killing federal agents,' arrested
(Oregon) -- A 54-year-old Woodburn man who said he wanted to be the Bundys' personal guard has been arrested after saying he wanted to kill federal agents.

1/24/2016

article Counter-protesters show up at occupied Oregon refuge
(Oregon) -- More than three weeks since an armed group of anti-government protesters took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, tensions spiked this weekend when...
article Forum on Oregon standoff canceled over safety concerns
(Oregon) -- A judge who planned to host a community meeting Monday over the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has canceled it due to safety concerns. Harney County...
article Lone rancher renounces grazing contract at Oregon refuge occupiers’ event
(Oregon) -- Ranchers were invited to renounce their federal grazing contracts at Saturday’s event held by the armed protesters occupying the Malheur National...
article Oregon Officials’ Patience Wears Thin as Standoff Enters Fourth Week
(Oregon) -- The occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge by an armed group protesting U.S. land-management policies is in its fourth week, and local and state officials...
article Oregon standoff: Bill Maher's 5 funniest 'rules' for armed occupiers (video)
(Oregon) -- Hey, Bill Maher, what took you so long? The standoff between law enforcement and armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is in its third week...

1/23/2016

article Armed group plans event to renounce federal land policy
(Oregon) -- The leader of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plans to have a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of...
article SMITH: Oregon wants to turn out the lights on Bundys
(Oregon) -- You've agreed to host a party and have had a good time, but now the hour is getting late. The house has gone from a crowded cacophony of conversation and...

1/20/2016

article Armed right-wing militia may not be the best caretakers of Native American artifacts
(Oregon) -- When those armed ranchers took over the headquarters buildings of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, they found something else on their hands: about 4,000...
article Militants claim they want to return Paiute artifacts from Oregon reserve in new video
(Oregon) -- Members of Ammon Bundy’s militant group released a video on Wednesday claiming they want to “open a dialogue” with members of the Burns...
article Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Rifle Through Native American Artifacts
(Oregon) -- A video uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday appears to show the armed militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge rummaging through a storage area...

1/19/2016

article Hundreds gather in Portland park to protest wildlife refuge occupation
(Oregon) -- Hundreds of public lands supporters gathered at a Portland park Tuesday afternoon to support the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is now occupied by...
article The Oregon Militia Is Turning Out To Be Its Very Own Worst Enemy
(Oregon) -- In what is starting to look like a genius move, the federal government and local law enforcement have mostly kept their distance in the two weeks since an...

1/18/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe Sounds Off About Oregon Standoff At Malheur Wildlife Center
(Oregon) -- Burns Paiute tribal leaders are concerned that participants at the Oregon standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are going to steal Native American...
article Occupied Oregon land still belongs to Paiute Tribe
(Oregon) -- “We were here first” said Charlotte Rodrique, chairwoman of the Burns Paiute Indian Tribe, whose ancestors lived on what is now the Malheur...
article Oregon standoff as seen by Bundy militia, local authorities, and tribal head (EXCLUSIVE)
(Oregon) -- In a series of exclusive interviews, RT has spoken to the various sides of the conflict that has been unfolding in rural Oregon since an armed militia group...

1/17/2016

article Burns Paiute Tribe: Oregon Occupiers Might Sell Sacred Artifacts On eBay
(Oregon) -- American artifacts from the Burns Paiute Tribe in Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, currently under occupation by heavily armed protesters,...
article Burns: Tribe to Seek Prosecution if Relics Go Missing
(Oregon) -- The chairwoman of the Burns Paiute Tribe has asked federal officials to bring criminal charges if any ancient artifacts are damaged or missing from a...
article Oregon Militia Brings Battle Back to Malheur Reservation
(Oregon) -- Sarah Winnemucca isn’t a name known by many—her surname is more likely identified as a town in Nevada than the last name of one of the nineteenth...
article The 'hostages' of Oregon standoff: 4,000 Paiute artifacts? (+video)
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute tribe, whose ancestral lands are occupied by protesters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, have asked officials to prosecute the armed...
article Internet mocks armed Oregon standoff
(The Internet) -- The standoff in Oregon has inspired plenty of humorous social media memes. Here are just a few.
article Oregon militia standoff: man arrested driving stolen government vehicle
(Oregon) -- The standoff with armed militia in Oregon escalated on Friday after police swooped in on one of the protesters to make the first arrest in connection with...
article Oregon Militiamen Continue to Dig in, Sparking Fears of Permanent Damage at Seized Wildlife Refuge
(Oregon) -- The armed anti-government militiamen occupying a remote wildlife refuge in Oregon are continuing to make themselves at home, taking down cameras, paving a...
article Two weeks in, the Oregon refuge standoff is stuck 'in limbo'
(Oregon) -- The rancher arrived with the evening snowfall. He wore a white hat, a silk scarf and a face carved with Western credibility. The Bundy brothers were not...
article ‘These buildings will never, ever return to the federal government’
(Oregon) -- But it’s a brittle peace. LaVoy Finicum, a 54-year-old Arizona rancher and one of the group’s leaders, says the siege will continue until the...

1/16/2016

article 4,000 artifacts stored at Oregon refuge held by armed group
(Oregon) -- Thousands of archaeological artifacts — and maps detailing where more can be found — are kept inside the national wildlife refuge buildings...
article Burns Paiute Tribe Seeks Protection of Cultural Resources
(Oregon) -- The Burns Paiute Tribe has requested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protect the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. In a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
article Oregon Indian tribe says armed activists are 'desecrating' its land
(Oregon) -- With the takeover entering its fourth day Wednesday, authorities had not removed the group of roughly 20 people from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in...
article MORON ALERT: Oregon protester arrested as tribe calls for group's removal
(Oregon) -- Oregon police arrested one of the armed protesters occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Friday. Kenneth Medenbach, 62, was the first of the group to...
article Oregon militia will get 55 gallons of lube for all those dildos
(Oregon) -- The Oregon militia will soon get a 55-gallon drum of personal lubricant to go along with all those dildos they've received, courtesy of Cards Against...

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