Tag Archives: Native American

Negligence, Underfunding Destroying Federal Healthcare Plan For Native Americans By
MINNEAPOLIS — The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal service legally responsible for providing medical care to approximately 2.2. million tribal members is under scrutiny for failing to meet minimum national standards...
Four Day D.C. March Against Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Today By
(REPORT) — Native Americans from around the country are revving up to kick off a four-day demonstration on the steps of Capitol Hill, in continued protest against the Trump administration’s decision to move forward with the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The demonstration...
Not Just Standing Rock: Pipelines Threaten Native Lands Across The Country By
NEW YORK — As completion of the Dakota Access pipeline remains on standby after the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it would not authorize the development company to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North...
Putting Their Bodies On The (Pipe)line By
Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving devastation in its wake. So far, at least 1,000 people are reported to have died in Haiti, and at least 39 have died throughout the southeastern United States. In North Carolina, the rivers are still rising. In this election...
National Guard Activated Against Dakota Access Pipeline Protest By
North Dakota — Previously peaceful protests at the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline have officially been militarized. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has called on the state’s National Guard to reinforce law enforcement at the construction site where...
New Investigation Names Wall Street Banks Behind $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline By
Over 1,000 people representing more than 100 tribes are gathered along the Cannonball River by the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to resist the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. It’s been described as the largest unification of Native American...
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Protesters With Dogs And Mace By
The ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests were hit with violence on Saturday, as private security forces reportedly hired by the pipeline builders descended on the Native American activists with pepper spray and dogs that bit and threatened the protesters. Democracy...
US Extends Ban On Dakota Pipeline Protests, But Support Grows By
A federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for another two weeks on “unlawful protest” against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a move that comes as activists say their peaceful actions are attracking broader support. The US$3.8-million...
Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case About Native American Prisoners By
The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision to force Native American inmates to cut their hair while in Alabama prisons. Native inmates have argued that keeping their hair long is part of their spiritual traditions. Although many other prison...
Native Americans, Black Americans & Palestinians Have More In Common Than You Might Think By
SEATTLE — (Analysis) In his 2007 book, “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East,” which celebrates the proto-Zionism of the early American colonists and the bonds between 18th century Puritanism and the ancient “Children of Israel,” Michael Oren...