Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: Native Americans

Deb Haaland, one of nation’s first Native Congresswomen, calls for probe...

"I’ll go to Congress to make sure that we are paying attention to the issues that folks care about."

North Dakota’s Native Americans surged to the polls amid disenfranchisement fears

The effort followed a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that allowed state voter identification requirements to go into effect for the general election.

Federal judge won’t block voter ID law that strips Native Americans...

The decision means that potentially thousands of Native Americans will not be able to vote in the upcoming elections.

Backlash over North Dakota voter ID law could rally Native Americans

Tribes – with celebrity help – are mobilizing members ahead of midterms.

Native Americans react to Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: Stop making Native...

"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong.”

Ari Berman: Republicans in North Dakota are attempting to disenfranchise thousands...

The law could make a difference in the close race between Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 20

Lawsuit filed against officers for false arrest, mosquitoes could spread microplastics, Feds pledge more funds to target violence against Native American women, and more.

Why Native Americans struggle to protect their sacred places

While Congress created the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to provide “access to sacred sites,” it has been open to interpretation.

In Indian country, native-led businesses get a boost

Native-owned companies on the reservation have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.

How Native American children benefit from trauma-informed schools

Students in these communities are disproportionately affected by trauma. When they act out, adults with training ask, “Is there anything I can do to help you?” rather than “Why are you acting this way?”

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...

California to build world’s largest bridge over a major freeway for wildlife

Hoping to prevent the extinction of mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes, and other species that require room to roam, Southern California...