Battle Over the DAPL

Read about the Dakota Access Pipeline Issue here Bonus NoDAPL Issue Indian Country Today Media Network has followed the story of Dakota Access closely ever since the Standing Rock Sioux raised objections to it. This magazine, a special issue devoted to the DAPL movement, is the first single-subject, event-driven edition in our history. It represents…

Hilarious musings from Steve Russell, Indian Country Today: How Did I Miss That? Unicorn sightings, a headache about aspirin and Willie Nelson’s favorite congressional candidate BY STEVE RUSSELL Retired teacher Mary Lou Bruner lost the runoff for election to the Texas State Board of Education. Going in, she led with 48 percent of the vote after posting on…

It Might Be Insensitive…But Art is Free Expression, Right?

Came across this in my weekly newsletter from Indian Country Today. I don’t agree with ICTMN that what this artist did is ‘cultural appropriation,’ but I do feel it was incredibly insensitive of him to even consider this to be acceptable art. I wonder what the response would’ve been from the Black community if he’d…

Pine Ridge Reservation Grass Roots Housing and Community

awesome article in Indian Country Today: Thunder Valley CDC Begins Grassroots Housing and Community Construction on Pine Ridge Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/22/thunder-valley-cdc-begins-grassroots-housing-and-community-construction-pine-ridge-164219 Sarah Sunshine Manning 4/22/16 “We are focused on creating our own pathway out of poverty by building local skill and leadership capacity, exercising our sovereignty, and creating a space that empowers our community to…

No Indians at the Oscars

Once again, a wonderful, eye-opening article from Indian Country Today. Soooo tired of American Indians being left out of the national conversations…regardless of the subject, we are NOT included. They don’t even include us in their Federal statistics (e.g., unemployment stats) because we’d skew the hell out of their pretty numbers. And in Hollywood, its…

American Indians May Get Their Bison Back

From Indian Country this week: For years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has tussled with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation over the jurisdiction and management of the National Bison Range in northwestern Montana. But recently, the federal agency has signaled its support for legislation that would yield…