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Tribes have up close perspective on climate change 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Unless more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
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Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9 18.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is considering filing an injunction against Enbridge's Line 9 to stop the company profiting off tar sands oil while the two camps are engaged in litigation. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line ...
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MPs vow to act on Attawapiskat, but will their resolve last? 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien thinks he knows the solution to the agony of Attawapiskat and similar remote Indigenous communities. Move, he counsels them. Got to where there is work. Join the mainstream Canadian economy and give up your romantic and impractical attachment to your land and traditions. Postmedia columnist Christie Blatchford agrees with ...
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Don't partake in celebrations over new Supreme Court ruling on Métis just yet 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Daniels decision hasn't been out for 48 hours yet and already there is mass confusion about what it does and does not say. Despite the buzz in mainstream and social media, it does not make Métis and non-status Indians "Indians" under the Indian ...
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MPs resolve to act on Attawapiskat, but will their resolve last? 15.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien thinks he knows the solution to the agony of Attawapiskat and similar remote Indigenous communities. Move, he counsels them. Got to where there is work. Join the mainstream Canadian economy and give up your romantic and impractical attachment to your land and traditions. Postmedia columnist Christie Blatchford agrees with ...
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Trudeau's promises of 'renewed relationship' with First Nations evaporated with Liberal budget 23.3.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal 21.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rucha Chitnis

In her essay “There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions,” black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde wrote: “I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.”

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For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are 'Worse than Colonization' 14.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Sian Cowman, Philippa de Boissière

Early in the morning of March 3, Berta Cáceres was assassinated as she slept.

A world-renowned environmental activist, Berta had been a driving force in protecting the lands and waters of rural communities in Honduras. Among the many victories of the organization she founded was the delay of a megadam project on the Gualcarque River that could be disastrous for the indigenous Lenca people living there.

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Nuclear Power in Our World Today 11.3.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Editor's Note: The following news piece represents the first in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen. The EnviroNews USA special encompasses a wide span of topics, ranging from Manhattan-era madness to the continuously-unfolding crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi in eastern Japan. The transcript follows the video below: TRANSCRIPT: Josh Cunnings (Narrator): Welcome to the EnviroNews USA news desk. I'm your host Josh Cunnings. In this first episode of a unique 15-part mini-series of short-films, we are going to explore Nuclear Power in Our World Today. Our journey extends outward from a bombshell interview conducted by EnviroNews Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry, with the esteemed nuclear expert, whistleblower, and expert witness Arnie Gundersen. Gundersen is a nuclear engineer, as well as a former power plant operator, and trade executive, whose own life, for a good amount of time, was ruined by the ...
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The Honduras Killing Field 10.3.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Dennis Bernstein

An apparent resurgence of death-squad violence in Honduras, including the March 3 murder of prominent Honduran indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, is a harsh reminder of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in defending a 2009 coup that ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya and cleared the way for the restoration of right-wing rule in the impoverished Central American nation.

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ACLU sues police over seizure, prosecution of 'protest' flag 25.2.2016 Philly.com News
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has sued police who charged him with flag desecration for painting the letters "AIM" on an American flag that he flew upside down on his house as part of a Native American protest.
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American Indians who share reservation face off in lawsuit 24.2.2016 Yahoo: US National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A long-running political dispute between two American Indian tribes forced more than a century ago to live together on a Wyoming reservation has spilled into the courtroom, with one accusing the other of violating its sovereignty.
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How a Little Known Native-American Tribe Is Leading the Way to Better Dental Care in America 16.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a David versus Goliath showdown, a small Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest is challenging one of the country's most powerful and politically well-connected special interests in its mission to improve the oral health of its children. The David in this fight is the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington state's Puget Sound area. The Goliath most likely will surprise you. It's none other than organized dentistry, which over many years has spent millions of dollars on image and public affairs campaigns to cultivate a reputation as the nation's preeminent champion of dental health. The issue at stake is whether the Swinomish and other Indian tribes, which have the highest rates of cavities and dental disease in the country -- can license and employ mid-level dental practitioners -- similar to nurse practitioners and physician assistants -- to treat members of tribal communities. Despite the fact that the federal government recognized the sovereign rights of Native American tribal ...
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Groundbreaking meeting sets course for Indigenous climate action 11.2.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Squatter's Rights: Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Fight Over Omaha Tribal Land 9.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
"The White man made us many promises, and he kept but one. He promised to take our land and he took it." - Red Cloud The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Nebraska v. Parker, a case that will ultimately determine if the geographic boundaries of Indian reservations can be redrawn by judicial fiat, rather than by treaties that were enacted by Congress. Court observers say the case has grave implications for hundreds of tribes across the country in areas where non-Indians have taken up residence on their reservations. Tribal leaders say a decision in favor of the non-Indian settlers bringing this suit could set the stage for the continued diminishment of Indian lands. The case began in 2004, when the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska enacted an alcohol beverage control ordinance regulating and taxing the sale of alcohol on its reservation-for which it had obtained federal approval. The Omaha Indian Reservation is mostly in Thurston County, but also has sections in four other counties. Prior to this ...
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Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice 7.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government) Encounters between Native Americans and the US criminal legal system have been largely omitted from the critical narrative surrounding mass incarceration. But the colonial relationship between the US state and Native peoples, past and present, is important in understanding mass incarceration as a whole. These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government) The recent right-wing militia occupation of federal land ...
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Don't just give equal funds to child welfare for First Nations children. Decolonize it. 6.2.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Don't just give equal funds to child welfare for First Nations children. Decolonize it.
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A Right to the Land: Native Americans and Militias in Oregon and Nevada 26.1.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Neglected cattle on BLM lands and Indigenous petroglyphs at Mah'ha-gah-doo (Gold Butte) Photos taken by Fawn Douglas, Jan. 16, 2016 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 armed occupation of federal buildings in Oregon, led by members of the Bundy family who organized a similar protest two years ago in Nevada. The militia in Oregon has brought media attention and debate about how the U.S. government should respond. Somewhat perplexed, Native Americans and others are asking the question: why have authorities been so slow to react in Oregon and when will those who are breaking the law be prosecuted for doing the same in Nevada? Though the Bundy militias have made a series of confusing comments over the years, their main goal has been to eradicate U.S. government oversight of public lands. In short, they want to eliminate federal lands, including national parks, so it can become private ...
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Trudeau's promises to Indigenous people and the climate mean game over for pipelines 23.1.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Friday, January 22, 2016 With the Liberals committed to implementing all 94 TRC recommendations and having signed onto the Paris climate agreement, do their policies mean game over for new (and existing) pipelines? Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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It's time for Obama to make Bear Ears in Utah a national monument 21.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Out west, there's a group proposing alternative ways of managing federal lands. It isn't the one occupying that wildlife refuge in Oregon; it's a coalition of Native American tribes that has proposed a new type of national monument in southern Utah.

Navajo, Hopi, Ute and Zuni tribal members — the...

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