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Police Make More Arrests As They Raid Dakota Access Protest Camp For Second Day

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Officers on Thursday arrested 46 protesters and forced out all other people who remained in a camp that had been the epicenter o...

Dakota Access Protesters Arrested As Deadline Passes To Depart Camp

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home

CANNON BALL, N.D. ― A few dozen Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have refused to leave a camp they have occupied for months, despite a deadline to ...

Protests Erupt In 'Last Stand' Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON — A crowd of about 200 demonstrators gathered Wednesday evening outside the White House to protest the Army’s decision to greenlight th...

Army Green-Lights Completion Of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home

The Army said Tuesday it will abandon an environmental study of the Dakota Access Pipeline and grant a permit that allows its completion. Army Deputy ...

On Thanksgiving Week, Native Americans Are Being Tear-Gassed in North Dakota

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621 when a group of Native Americans joined with newly arrived English settlers to create a harvest ...

Bury My Crude At Wounded Knee

Todd R. Miller | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Todd R. Miller

On December 20, 1890, an editorial was published in South Dakota's Saturday Pioneer on the occasion of the death of Sitting Bull at the hands of Stand...

Peru and the Sioux: Thoughts on the Environment from the Head of a Traveling School

THINK Global School | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
THINK Global School

This blog is dedicated to the thousands of activists who stand up and lend their voice and energy to preserving our natural resources. I especially wa...

A Sioux Version Of Occupy Wall Street

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

That pipeline across the Dakotas has run smack into resistance of an unexpected kind as it approached the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Last Stand At Standing Rock

Chip Ward | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Chip Ward

Americans who don't live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past. Not so. That classic American narrative is back big time, only the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.

The Battle At Standing Rock Isn't Over

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

It is quite possible that a question from an unknown Malaysian female journalist in Laos was the genesis for the sudden and unexpected intervention by the Obama administration.

Native American Teens Running To Save Their Water Supply

The Huffington Post | Will Tooke | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Stumbling Through Lent: 'Looking for God? Go Look at a Rock'

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Last week I wrote about Savitri Hari, a Hindu woman who finds the sacred in the small, menial things of the world. Tori Isner, a Native American, also finds the divine in -- to me -- unexpected ways.

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Beauty and Injustice in Lakota Land

Jack Healey | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Jack Healey

Even amid staggering poverty and neglect, the descendents of the great Oglala Sioux Chief Crazy Horse remain a strong and proud people in the face of unimaginable difficulty.

Sioux Suicides

Martin Marty | Posted 05.14.2016 | Home
Martin Marty

Most of us who live far from the reservation can turn the page and move on. But, given the history of the U.S. Government and the citizen record, one seeks "a spiritual victory" without much hope.

South Dakota's 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Child-Custody Hearings Are No More

Stephen Pevar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home
Stephen Pevar

For far too long, the state of South Dakota was unnecessarily and illegally breaking up Indian families with impunity in sham judicial proceedings. Judge Viken's ruling should help keep this from happening in the future.

How The Government Is Failing Native American Students

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Historically, Native American children have faced serious disadvantages in their educational pursuits. Students often take classes in aged, dilapidate...

Cowboys and Indians, Yes. Indians and Occupiers? Let's Think About That

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.26.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

This past summer, DC politicos and residents woke up to a surprising sight: Cowboy ranchers and Native Americans sharing an encampment on the Nationa...

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sioux Mother Rescues Abused Children, Faces Arrest

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home
Stephanie Woodard

The doctor found bruises covering the boy's penis and scrotum. Those injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother -- not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.

Native American Vote-Suppression Scandal Escalates

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Home
Stephanie Woodard

The VRA decision provided an opening for those who are uncomfortable when minorities, the poor and other marginalized citizens vote. Since the decision, new measures to limit enfranchisement have swept the country -- mostly gerrymandering and restrictions on allowable voter IDs.

Dakota 38: Don't Miss This Seasonal Film of Reconciliation and Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Your dream was not a lonely nightmare, but a window into history -- the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest execution in United States history -- the hanging of 38 Dakota (Sioux) men.

Hollywood and Hip Hop Unite to Help Save Lakota Sacred Site

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Language, tradition, geography, ethnicity and religion offer the illusion of separation, but experiencing the sacred brings us to the source and commonality of our creation stories. We all live under a dome of stars and hope to find our way home to our individual Creators.

Tribal Truths

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Mehdy Ghannad

A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.