Rethinking Oil: Red Lake Tribal Council Votes to Rescind Deal with Enbridge Energy

Published January 16, 2018 RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION – Even the though the Red Lake Tribe approved a deal in 2015, which called for Enbridge Energy to pay $18.5 million for less than a half acre of land to run pipelines on its tribal land, last week the Red Lake Tribal Council voted to rescind the […]

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Legislation Granting Federal Recognition to Six “Pocahontas” Viriginia Tribes Passed by U.S. Senate

Published January 15, 2018 WASHINGTON – Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill called Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017. The legislation provides federal recognition to six Virginia tribes that previously held state recognition. Similar legislation was passed in May 2017 by the House of Representatives. Now, it awaits […]

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Keeping the Faith: Remembering Dr. King in the Days of Trump’s Racism

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Commentary Published January 15, 2018 Long before Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a national holiday, I admired the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the tremendous deed of laying down his life for a cause that was bigger than his own and the volumes of writings, sermons […]

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Three Men Shot on Morongo Indian Reservation; One Dead from Gunshot Wounds

Published January 13, 2018 MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced three men were shot, which resulted in the death of one of the shooting victims, on the Morongo Indian Reservation, 21-miles west of Palm Springs, California. Police have a suspect in custody. The suspect, Adrien Sotomayor, age 31, was arrested for one count […]

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Happening at Standing Rock This Weekend: Oceti Sakowin Energy Summit

Published January 11, 2018 STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, in an effort to protect the homelands, will explore possible renewable energy solutions for its reservation and beyond at this weekend’s Oceti Sakowin Energy Summit. The summit will take place at the Prairie Knights Casino on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation […]

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Security Firm Used by DAPL Developer at Standing Rock Set to Go on Trial in October

Published January 10, 2018 BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – TigerSwan, the private security firm hired by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), will go on trial on October 8, 2018 for charges it operated illegally in North Dakota during the Standing Rock resistence movement. Last June, the North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board […]

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