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Joe Pakootas Among Reasons to Be Optimistic on Northwest Growth

Written by at May 23, 2017

Joe Pakootas is Democratic Party vice chair in Washington; that’s just a sample of the bright future of politics and environmental arenas in the Northwest.

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Activists Across the Globe March Against Monsanto

Written by at May 23, 2017

In more than 200 cities and 60-plus countries on Saturday, May 20, activists marched against biotech and agribusiness giant Monsanto. “There’s no question that March Against Monsanto is the most powerful grassroots initiative we have in the fight to reclaim our food supply from the GMO seed juggernaut known as the Monsanto Company,” said Anthony Gucciardi, a March Against Monsanto representative, reported Reuters.

The activists argue that independent, peer-reviewed studies show that Monsanto’s genetically modified foods lead to serious health conditions,

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Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

Written by at May 22, 2017

Coeur d’Alene Lake Is a World of Adventure

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, proud of its heritage and environmental stewardship, welcomes visitors to its historic lands in northern Idaho.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, May 21, 2017

Written by at May 21, 2017

The Comey firing resonates, a blood for oil scandal is exposed, and other stories gripping Indian country during the Week That Was, May 21.

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Wadopana Canoe Journey ‘Will Revive Part Of Our Culture’

Written by at May 21, 2017

The Wadopana Nakoda people have never forgot their ties to the water and have waited for a reawakening of sorts, the Wadopana Canoe Journey is it.

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It’s Clear Sailing for a Giant Sioux Wind Power Enterprise

Written by at May 20, 2017

A group of Sioux tribes is poised to launch a giant wind-power enterprise that could easily fill communities’ electrical needs.

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Ancestral Land Made Available For Lummi Nation’s Use

Written by at May 20, 2017

In December 2016, some 80 acres of land on Henry Island was donated with one stipulation, that the Lummi Nation were allowed to use it for cultural purposes.

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Solar Will Not Absorb Navajo Generating Station Job Loss

Written by at May 19, 2017

The Navajo Generating Station could be replaced by solar, but it won’t replace the 3,000 jobs in the power plant and Kayenta Mine.

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Pine Ridge, Odnah Artist-in-Residence Recipients Named at Minnesota Historical Society

Written by at May 18, 2017

Minnesota Historical Society announces Pine Ridge bead artist Randilynn Boucher and Ojibwe basket maker April Stone as the latest Native American artists in residence

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Pine Ridge, Odanah Artist-in-Residence Recipients Named at Minnesota Historical Society

Written by at May 18, 2017

Minnesota Historical Society announces Pine Ridge bead artist Randilynn Boucher and Ojibwe basket maker April Stone as the latest Native American artists in residence

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The Navajo Housing Authority and Latest Cut Need a Band Aid

Written by at May 18, 2017

Navajo President Russell Begaye recently signed legislation removing the entire Navajo Housing Authority following allegations of misuse of federal funding.

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Native American Youth Head to Diabetes Prevention Camp

Written by at May 18, 2017

To help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Native Health is sending a group of Native American youth to camp to learn how to be more active and healthy eating habits.

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Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

Written by at May 17, 2017

The Ramapough Lenape Nation is appealing for help as the surrounding town of Mahwah, New Jersey, orders anti-pipeline camp dismantled.

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Injured Eagles Find a Home At Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary

Written by at May 17, 2017

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Eagle Aviary houses eagles unable to be rehabilitated and is as an option aside from the national repository for feathers.

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Trump and the Burning Bag of Poo on the White House Porch

Written by at May 17, 2017

Trump and the Burning Bag of Poo on the White House Porch

President Trump may step in the burning bag of poo on the White House doorstep, but are the Democrats ready to lead?

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Dakota Access Pipeline Springs a Leak

Written by at May 16, 2017

Two barrels of oil spilled from the Dakota Access Pipeline while Energy Transfer Partners prepped for operation, angering DAPL opponents.

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Navajo Generating Station: The Interior Department Is Listening

Written by at May 16, 2017

Navajo Generating Station: The Interior Department Is Listening

Plans are under way for closing the Navajo Generating Station, and Navajo and Hopi are looking for economic alternatives.

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Dark Tourism, Aboriginal Imprisonment and the ‘Prison Tree’ That Wasn’t

Written by at May 16, 2017

The Derby boab tree has become a major attraction – visited by local and international tourists – for its prison tree myth that started in 1948.

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Indonesia’s Aggressive Defense of Food Sovereignty: Blowing Up Foreign Fishing Boats

Written by at May 15, 2017

The explosive tactics of a “seafood enforcer” in Indonesia are garnering acclaim. Susi Pudjiastuti, the Republic of Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, is protecting Indonesia’s marine ecosystem, while derailing poachers and organized crime, by blowing up empty, foreign vessels.

Her successful efforts to target multi-billion dollar pirate fishing operations recently earned her the 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Excellence in National Stewardship. “She has courageously and audaciously led the blowing up and sinking of more than 200 illegal fishing boats caught poaching—a strong deterrent to organized crime efforts that have invaded and overfished Indonesia’s biologically rich waters for years,” the award site states.

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Beachfront Nuclear Wasteland in Southern California?

Written by at May 15, 2017

Beachfront Nuclear Wasteland in Southern California?

Tribal members have not been consulted about a proposal to store nuclear waste at a facility 100 feet from the ocean at San Onofre beach in California.

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Pipeline to College Program for Native American Youth Coming Up

Written by at May 15, 2017

Going to college is scary; the Cal Poly Pomona Native American Youth Leadership Summer Pipeline to College program offers students a chance to see what college is like over the summer.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, May 14, 2017

Written by at May 14, 2017

Joy Harjo’s prestigious poetry prize, a new fight against Keystone XL, and combatting appropriation and racism in Indian country, all during the Week That Was, May 14, 2017.

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Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa Still Inspires

Written by at May 13, 2017

Nearly 20 years after her death, Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa is remembered for her work with the U’wa people of Colombia, with an award given in her name.

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Bears Ears in Crosshairs as Zinke Tours

Written by at May 12, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured Bears Ears National Monument, pondered the best way to preserve it for tribes while exploiting extraction potential.

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Environment Will Define the Trump Era

Written by at May 12, 2017

The environment will be a defining feature of the Donald Trump presidency much like 9/11 to George W. Bush and economic crisis to Barack Obama.

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