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Unions need to promote equality for Indigenous people inside and outside of the workforce 22.6.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Unions need to promote equality for Indigenous people inside and outside of the workforce
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The Supreme Court Just Made A Washington 'Redskins' Name Change Much Less Likely 19.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The NFL franchise in Washington, D.C., received a major boost in its fight to save its controversial “Redskins” name Monday morning, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in a separate legal dispute.  At issue is the team’s federal trademark protections for the nickname, which Native American activists have described as a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board invalidated those trademark protections in 2014 , ruling that the name was “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus violated a clause in a federal trademark law. The Supreme Court, however, struck down that clause Monday , ruling that the law’s prohibition on providing federal trademarks for disparaging terms or logos violated the First Amendment’s free speech protections. The court’s ruling came in a case brought by a band named “The Slants,” which also lost its trademark protections after the trademark board said the moniker was disparaging to Asians and Asian-Americans. The band’s ...
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Trump administration wants to shrink Bears Ears National Monument 13.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Whether the new monument, considered sacred to Native Americans, should be abolished or reduced is the first part of a review of national monuments under an executive order by President Trump.
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The Energy 202: Paris climate accord divides industrial trade group 13.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Eastman Chemical withdrew from the IECA over the issue.
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Trump Administration Wants To Shrink Bears Ears National Monument 13.6.2017 NPR News
Whether the new monument, considered sacred to Native Americans, should be abolished or reduced is the first part of a review of national monuments under an executive order by President Trump.
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Interior secretary recommends Trump consider scaling back Bears Ears National Monument 13.6.2017 Washington Post
Secretary Ryan Zinke has submitted an interim report to the president following his review of the controversial designation for the 1.35 million-acre monument in Utah.
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Trudeau ready to defend constitutional status quo without consulting Indigenous nations 6.6.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada In the 150th year of Confederation, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard wants to talk about how Canada governs itself. Justin Trudeau put him off, saying he did not want to open the Canadian Constitution for debate. As former premier of Ontario Bob Rae pointed out, the Canadian Constitution is a living document, and discussion of its workings cannot be closed down. Trudeau himself has initiated changes to the way the Senate is appointed and how it operates. Real Senate reform would require constitutional changes, as Rae pointed out. Couillard wants Quebec to engage with Canada, and lamented how much of his province has lived in a sort of internal exile from Canada. Being a Quebecer is "our way of being Canadian" is the message the Quebec Liberal government wants to communicate across Canada. In releasing a 177-page discussion paper, Quebecers: Our Way of Being Canadian , on June 1, the Liberal premier suggested that opening up a dialogue on Canada should be of interest to all Canadians ...
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Theodore Roosevelt IV: Bear Ears: A story of what passes and what endures 6.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Nowhere is the tension between short and long-term values so furiously fought as on our western public lands – a multi-generational struggle around issues of sovereignty, identity, and regional or national definitions of well-being. Shortly before leaving office, President Obama used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act to confer national monument designation on 1.35 million acres of Utah’s canyon lands. Five First Nation tribes had sought this designation for an area rich in native...
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Indigenous Alliance Launches Divestment Campaign Against US and Canadian Pipelines 25.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Indigenous activists march with allies in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in northern Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Velcrow Ripper ) A coalition of 121 Indigenous tribes across North America is working to change the narrative around fossil fuels. Alongside a growing campaign to defund the banks that are financing the Dakota Access pipeline and four other pipeline projects to pump Alberta tar sands oil across the continent, they are also pushing a discussion on sustainable forms of alternative energy. Indigenous activists march with allies in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in northern Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Velcrow Ripper ) Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. Toronto, Canada -- It's imperative to create an alternative to harmful fossil fuel extraction, according to Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Nepinak is a member of the  Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion , a ...
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Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah 10.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

The debate over the best use of these vast canyonlands is not just about states’ rights or who should control public land. Nor is it only about environmental protection or the preservation of Native American culture.

It is also about the people who have lived alongside each other in this remote...

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Robert Redford: Don't take Bears Ears away from us 7.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As a Utah resident of more than 50 years, I am deeply troubled by President Trump’s recent decision, at the request of Utah’s congressional leaders, to explore rescinding or shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. It is no secret that at times I have disagreed with Utah’s congressional delegation. Yet, we are all citizens of Utah and share a respect for Utah’s rich culture and history. I believe we all agree it is important to hold onto our Mormon roots, and our ranching cult... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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With National Monuments Under Review, Bears Ears Is Focus Of Fierce Debate 6.5.2017 NPR News
Bears Ears in Utah is on land considered sacred to Native Americans. But some local residents say the 1.35-million-acre national monument is being pushed by extreme out-of-state environmentalists.
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Trump orders review of national monuments, says Bears Ears 'should never have happened' 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a broad review of all national monument designations over the last 21 years that he says will give power back to the states and “free up” use of that federal acreage. He specifically targeted the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah that President Barack Obama named less than a month before leaving office using a 1906 law that will also be reviewed as part of the order. “The Antiquities Act does not give the federal govern...
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Trump signs orders review of national monuments, says Bears Ears 'should never have happened' 26.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a broad review of all national monument designations over the last 21 years that he says will give power back to the states and “free up” use of that federal acreage. He specifically targeted the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah that President Barack Obama named less than a month before leaving office using a 1906 law that will also be reviewed as part of the order. “The Antiquities Act does not give the federal govern...
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Suicide bomber kills 4 tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai 25.4.2017 Washington Post: World
Egyptian security officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber has killed four members of a local tribe and wounded others in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
Slaughter of the Osage, Betrayal of the Sioux 17.4.2017 Mother Jones
One cold November day last year, Chris Turley, a 28-year-old member of the Osage Nation, set out from the tribe's northeast Oklahoma reservation upon a quest. He had a wool hat pulled down over his crisply cut black hair and wore military fatigues, just as he had done when he served in Afghanistan as a Scout in the US Army. He carried a rucksack filled with MREs—Meals, Ready-to-Eat—and bottled water, a tent, and a sleeping bag. Tucked away was also an emergency medical kit. Departing on foot, he headed north through the tall prairie grass. He went past scattering herds of cattle and grinding oil pumps. Thirty miles later, around midnight, he stopped near the Kansas border and made camp in the darkness. He slept in his tent, curled in the cold. In the abruptness of dawn he woke, poured water into a container with premade eggs and quickly ate, and then set out again. The rucksack weighed 80 pounds and his right leg especially burned. In Afghanistan, shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade had shivved ...
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Dakota Access firm can keep some secrets 13.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • A federal judge is allowing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information that the company believes could be useful to vandals and terrorists. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a ruling dated Friday that information such as spill risks at various points along the pipeline should be shielded from public view but that certain details relating to how a spill might be handled don’t warrant such protection. Two American ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dakota Access company can keep some pipeline secrets 13.4.2017 AP National
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge is allowing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information that the company believes could be useful to vandals and terrorists....
Dakota Access company can keep some pipeline secrets 13.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information that the company believes could be useful to vandals and terrorists. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a ruling dated Friday that information such as spill risks at […]
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Indigenous and Environmental Groups Sue to Block Trump's Keystone XL Permit 31.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Environmental and Indigenous groups are digging in for a long fight against Trump, who is working to expand oil infrastructure and undo federal initiatives to mitigate climate disruption. Already, the administration faces two lawsuits over reversing Obama-era climate rules and issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Activists display a mock Keystone XL pipeline at a protest in Washington, DC, November 6, 2011. (Photo: Tarsandsaction ) Environmental and Indigenous groups filed two lawsuits yesterday challenging the Trump administration's recent decision to issue a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline that would bisect the nation and carry carbon-heavy crude oil from the tar sands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Last week, President Trump issued a ceremonial "presidential permit" to TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline, and instructed the State Department to reverse a 2015 decision by the Obama administration to deny a federal permit needed for construction. The State Department ...
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