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Sarah Sunshine Manning: Decolonizing Birth — Women Take Back Their Power as Life-Givers

“We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.” . Zintkala Mahpiya Win Blackowl didn’t plan to have her sixth baby in a tipi on the windy plains of … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Maya Lewis: Civil Rights Are Green

A Concise History of Environmental Racism and Justice in the US I never knew the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C to be anything other than disgusting. My family would joke … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Libero Della Piana: When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest

We are likely to see more State laws aimed at curbing protest. But we are going to see a lot more protest too. It’s our only option. When people feel … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Mni Wiconi — The Stand at Standing Rock

. This gorgeous short film features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline – DAPL. Interviews in the film include … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council: Why We Resist

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Houston, Texas based corporation called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nika Knight: Filmmaker Faces 45 Years in Prison for Reporting on Dakota Access Protests

 “They threw the book at Deia for being a journalist.” In an ominous sign for press freedom, documentary filmmaker and journalist Deia Schlosberg was arrested and charged with felonies carrying … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Nika Knight: ‘Hate Crime’ Video Shows Truck Plowing Into Indigenous Rights Rally

. People taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Reno, Nevada, for Indigenous Peoples Day and against the Dakota Access Pipeline were plowed down by an 18-year-old male driver in … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior issued the following statement regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

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