Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Passes Resolution to Close Camps

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Published January 22, 2017 STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – On Friday, January 20, 2017, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council passed a resolution by a unanimous vote to close the camps located on the banks of the Cannonball River:  Oceti Sakowin Camp, Rosebud Camp and Sacred Stone Camp. The tribe wants the encampments vacated by February […]

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Trump White House Takes Down Native Americans Web Page from Website

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Published January 20, 2017 WASHINGTON – Change is inevitable when a presidential administration occurs. Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, now under the control of President Donald Trump, took down the Native Americans web page that was part of the Obama White House website for the past eight years. Also gone from […]

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Donald Trump Sworn in as 45th President of the United States; Bannon Compares Trump to Andrew Jackson

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Published January 20, 2017 WASHINGTON – Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. After his speech new White House counselor Stephen K. Bannon — the former head of the right-wing website Breitbart News — told the Washington Post, President Trump’s speech […]

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Amnesty International USA: Statement on Peltier Being Denied Clemency by Obama

Published January 20, 2017 WASHINGTON – Amnesty International USA issued the following statement concerning Native American activist Leonard Peltier being denied clemency by President Obama on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, after more than four decades in prison. “We are deeply saddened by the news that President Obama will not let Leonard go home,” said Margaret […]

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Paw Paw Mascot School Meeting Had Jerry Springer Show Flair to It

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Published January 19, 2017 PAW PAW, MICHIGAN — The Paw Paw Schools Board of Education held a roundtable Wednesday evening to gather input from both sides of the issue on whether to retain the “R-word” as the name of the school system’s sports name. The meeting that lasted three hours had the flair of a […]

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Leonard Peltier’s Spiritual Leader Len Foster: “Obama Missed an Opportunity for Reconciliation”

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Published January 19, 2017 WASHINGTON – Len Foster (Diné), the longtime spiritual leader of Leonard Peltier, says President Barack Obama missed an opportunity for reconciliation with Native Americans when he refused to grant the Petition for Clemency for Peltier, who has been in prison for over 40 years. Earlier on Tuesday, Peltier’s name appeared on […]

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