Cherokee Nation Expels Descendants Of Tribe’s Black

Cherokee Nation Expels Descendants Of Tribe’s Black

After a long legal fight, the Cherokee nation ousted thousands of descendants of black slaves who had long been official members of the tribe. The Cherokee Supreme Court (the tribe is a sovereign nation) ruled this week a 2007 constitutional amendment that required Cherokee blood in order to belong to the tribe could stand. “This […]

White House Outlines Massive Outreach to Indian Country at Tribal Nations Conference – ICTMN.com

White House Outlines Massive Outreach to Indian Country at Tribal Nations Conference – ICTMN.com

Vincent Schilling9/26/16 As the 8th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC) kicked off Monday in Washington DC, the White House released a massive plan of continued action, entitled “An All-of-Government Approach to Serving Indian Country.” The White House Tribal Nations Conference is the result of the promise President Barack Obama made during a visit […]

Timely pipeline completion fades amid legal delays

Timely pipeline completion fades amid legal delays

LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune Sep 24, 2016 The Dakota Access Pipeline comes up over the hill just off of Highway 1804 in Emmons County. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved the final permits necessary to construct the Dakota Access pipeline. The agency approved 200 water crossings and three Section 408 easements allowing the […]

Native American Coalition of the QCs met to stand against Dakota Access pipeline

Native American Coalition of the QCs met to stand against Dakota Access pipeline

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities is standing in solidarity with Sioux Nation and against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group gathered at Davenport’s LeClaire Park on Sunday, Sept. 25. A few of the members walked across the Centennial Bridge for the event. If built, the$3.78 billion pipeline will carry […]

See the Native Americans on the Front Lines of a Historic Protest

See the Native Americans on the Front Lines of a Historic Protest

Text and Photographs by Erika Larsen PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 As currently proposed, the Dakota Access pipeline would move oil out of northwestern North Dakota, through a 30-inch pipe, and along a 1,200-mile path that cuts through both Dakotas, Iowa, and a stretch of Illinois before meeting another pipeline in the town of Patoka. It […]

Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to U.S. Congress

Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to U.S. Congress

Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to U.S. Congress Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, California, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los […]

Native Americans Are Fighting a New but Familiar Battle at Standing Rock

Native Americans Are Fighting a New but Familiar Battle at Standing Rock

By Brian WardYESTERDAY Angela Miracle Gladue (center) attends a rally in Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, DC, to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin) A sea of thousands of Native Americans from over 200 indigenous nations has descended onto the […]

Native American tribes back Iowa pipeline fight

Native American tribes back Iowa pipeline fight

William Petroski,September 22, 2016 PILOT MOUND, Ia. — Two Native American tribes are supporting the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa, as foes of the $3.8 billion project attempt to broaden their base of opposition. An anti-pipeline rally and protest here Thursday included several representatives of Iowa’s Meskwaki tribe, based in Tama, as […]

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