Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: Native Americans

Body of Olivia Lone Bear found in N. Dakota as native...

Her disappearance has sparked renewed attention to the disproportionately high rates of disappearance, rape and murder of Native American women across the United States.

A new Native-led strategy for fighting Keystone XL

This is now the only tribally owned land that sits directly on KXL’s U.S. route, and as such could present legal barriers to its construction.

To Native culture, the salmon decision means more than a treaty...

How indigenous food is tied to important sacred stories.

Supreme Court affirms Native American treaty rights to harvest salmon

The decision upholds 19th century promises and should increase the number of fish for everyone.

Elizabeth Warren derides Trump while addressing his Pocahontas slurs

“But now we have a president who can’t make it through a ceremony honoring Native American war heroes without reducing Native history, Native culture, Native people to the butt of a joke."

National Monuments open for business: Mining and drilling to begin on...

Today marks the "largest rollback of protections for public lands and waters in U.S. history."

Thousands of Native American children will lose health insurance

If Children’s health is no longer funded (because Congress did not reauthorize the legislation) then the Indian Health Service will have to make up the difference.

Why Native American women are going after Europe’s banks to divest...

“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”

To the millions who have stood up to the Trump administration:...

My gratitude goes out to the millions of Americans who launched a resistance that has slowed or stopped many of Trump’s policies.

Climate change will force Native Americans to adapt religious rituals yet...

Global climate change affects everyone. But for many indigenous peoples, natural resources are closely linked to religious beliefs and practices.

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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...

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."