- Three native americans running for office in oil-rich North Dakota
- Obama Administration Exceeds Goal to Restore 500,000 Acres of Tribal Homelands
- Chief of the King Island Native Community gives her perspective
- Lenni-Lenape Tribe in Limbo As NJ Does Double Take On State Recognition
- Algonquian tribes and their names
- History of the Georgia Creek Indians
Landmark cases defining how Canada regulates industrial activity on indigenous lands to be decided this week
Experts say two cases coming before the Supreme Court this week could become landmarks in defining how Canada regulates industrial activity on indigenous lands.
What you need to understand about Native American Religions
As a Native American scholar of environmental history and religious studies, I am often asked what Native American leaders mean when they say that certain landscapes are “sacred places” or “sacred sites.”
What makes a mountain, hill, or prairie a “sacred” place?
Potomac water on a prayerful, 400-mile journey
“Ni guh izhi chigay nibi onji,” I do it for the water. The walkers recite the phrase in Ojibwe as they hand off the water. In a 13-day relay, Davila-Day and dozens of fellow participants in a Native American ritual are walking the entire length of the Potomac, praying for its return to unpolluted health. They will speak to the water, sing to the water, and pray for the water. They believe the water has a spirit, and as spiritual people, they need to speak to that spirit.”
Is the US Government taking control of Native American lands?
The US Government is taking control of Native American lands and forcing them to allow oil developers to drill on their land and move oil via pipelines. From watching what happened with the Tar Sands of Canada, we can get a good glimpse at what the land will look like after they’re done with it.
Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline Arrests
Yesterday, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier sent a letter to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting federal monitors in North Dakota and pleading for her to speak out against the aggressive actions at Standing Rock taken by what seems to be corporately hired enforcement. Enforcers have used attack dogs and pepper spray, leaving six people bitten and 12 maced.
Should this pipeline go forward, it could contaminate the drinking water of multiple reservations and would be desecrating sacred land in what is clearly a major human rights violation. Where are you, United Nations?
Here’s what he said:
Thousands Nationwide Show Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux
For months, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has been peacefully opposing a proposed 1,168-mile-long fracked oil pipeline that would threaten their water, their sacred sites, and their future. In recent weeks, this struggle has gained international attention, and it's easy to see why.