Fighting Federal Line 3 Project

Minnesota police, according to records obtained by The Intercept, have spent more than a year gearing up for a militarized standoff with those opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, even borrowing from the playbook of North Dakota law enforcement, which launched a brutal response to the Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline…Read moreRead more

South Dakota Senate Bill 189 – 190

South Dakota legislative committee pushes through Keystone XL bill package. The Joint Committee on Appropriations passed both bills on Wednesday; SB 189 by 14-4 and SB 190 by 15-3. Posted here are both bills as of now. 2019 Senate Bill 189 AN ACT         ENTITLED, An Act to establish a fund to receive civil recoveries to offset…Read moreRead more

Covington Catholic files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky high-school student at the center of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder in front of the Lincoln Memorial last month, has filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post. According to a press release from the law firm Hemmer, DeFrank, and Wessels, the suit alleges the Post…Read moreRead more

Another Death at Border

A 45-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico died in Border Patrol custody Monday after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, marking the third person to die in the agency’s custody since December. The immigrant illegally crossed the border and was arrested by the Roma (Texas) Police Department on Feb. 2, requested medical attention and was taken…Read moreRead more

Cultural Shakedown During Government Shutdown

Government moves ahead with oil leases near sacred parks.  In all, more than 50 parcels in New Mexico and Oklahoma will be up for bid. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other…Read moreRead more

Remember Amanda Dakota Webster

Another young Indigenous woman, 26-year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. Webster is a Navajo woman from Cameron, Arizona on the reservation. She had been staying in Florence working in the construction industry to support her three young sons. Of the thousands of missing and murdered Native people,…Read moreRead more

Judge: “Bayou Bridge Pipeline Trespassed”

A Louisiana judge on Thursday (Dec. 6) ruled that the company building the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline had trespassed when it began construction before finalizing land seizure procedures. Good news right? This case was brought when ETP was so arrogant that they decided to build first ask later. The owners of a 38-acre wetland in…Read moreRead more

Last Child Camp Gets Another Victory

Another victory on the legal side from Standing Rock. On February 1, 2017, Water Protectors were arrested at the Last Child Camp. The raids came after MG Malcolm Frost, U.S. Army chief of public affairs, said that the government was acting on Trump’s order “to expeditiously review requests for approvals to construct and operate the Dakota Access…Read moreRead more

Security Board – VS – TigerSwan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Round 2: North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. The board alleges that TigerSwan illegally operated in North Dakota without a state license during protests against the pipeline in…Read moreRead more

Nature’s Target: Mountain Valley Pipeline Project

As Hurricane Florence arrives, residents of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia hold their breath, wondering where the massive storm surge, howling winds and torrents of rain will hit hardest. Over 300 miles inland, southwest Virginia residents may also face dangerous flooding, and some worry that Florence may exacerbate the threats from a different, manmade…Read moreRead more