Keystone XL Rejection: Indigenous Resistance Exults, Trudeau ‘Disappointed’

Keystone XL Rejection: Indigenous Resistance Exults, Trudeau ‘Disappointed’

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2015

Indigenous activists and environmentalists hailed President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a victory for Mother Earth.


EPA Slow to Halt Use of Deadly Pesticide


New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 02, 2015

A pesticide known as DDT's cousin is still being used in the United States, despite evidence of its toxic effects.


The Trouble With Dollar General: SCOTUS Takes on Tribal Jurisdiction in Sexual Assault Case Read


Indian Country News, News Feature, Suzette Brewer , Posted: Oct 27, 2015

During the course of his brief internship, the boy alleged that he was sexually assaulted several times during work hours by the store’s manager.


Five Lessons for Indian Country From the Canadian Elections


Indian Country Today, News Analysis, Mark Trahant, Posted: Oct 23, 2015

Aboriginal voters in Canada appeared to have turned out in record numbers, electing 10 Native people to Parliament.


What a Trump Presidency Would Mean For Native People


Indian Country News, Commentary, Gyasi Ross, Posted: Oct 21, 2015

There are plenty more examples. And while we don’t have absolute certainty as to who will be best for Native people in this upcoming election cycle, we do know who will be the worst for Native people, Mexicans and black folks.


California’s Investment in Global Warming Reduction Programs Score Well


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 17, 2015

Editor’s note: California’s cap-and-trade program, which charges major polluters for their greenhouse gas emissions, has generated close to $3 billion in fines, which have gone to finance projects that further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to The Greenlining Institute, this represents the largest climate justice investment in U.S. history.

U.S. Sen. Heinrich Tours Uranium Sites on Navajo


Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

Located in the stony hills of Red Valley and accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicle, the mine stares blankly at the breathtaking vistas in this remote area where an estimated 175 mines once operated.


Here's Why More States, Cities Need to Repeal Columbus Day


Indian Country Today, Commentary, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

Deceptive. Greedy. Murderer. Racist. Not exactly characteristics of a hero, and certainly not the makings of a man worthy of a national holiday.


Santee Sioux Assert Tribal Sovereignty, Open First Marijuana Resort


Indian Country News, News Report, Sarah Sunshine Manning, Posted: Oct 08, 2015

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is blazing a new trail for tribal nations. As the first tribe to venture into marijuana legalization by opening the nation’s first marijuana resort, the tribe is ushering in new possibilities for tribal sovereignty. Even despite the expected risks, tribal leaders are pressing forward with confidence.

Tribes: ‘Environmental Racism’ Behind Plan to Store Nuke Waste Under Yucca Mountain


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2015

A proposal to store nuclear waste under Yucca Mountain, shelved by President Barack Obama in 2010, has been revived. And both the Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes have termed the plan “environmental racism.”

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