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Democracy Now: 'Mauna Kea is known as our kupuna, our ancestor'
Democracy Now: 'Mauna Kea is known as our kupuna, our ancestor' (August 7, 2019)

A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site.


Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (July 10, 2019)

The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.


Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities
Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities (April 12, 2019)

Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.


Democracy Now: Deb Haaland promises action on missing and murdered sisters
Democracy Now: Deb Haaland promises action on missing and murdered sisters (November 9, 2018)

One of the first Native women elected to Congress is calling for a national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women.


'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation
'Nine months of looking': Olivia Lone Bear's body recovered on reservation (August 6, 2018)

After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.


Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters
Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters (September 21, 2017)

Judges in North Dakota are seeking to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of people who were arrested for resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Democracy Now: President Trump declares pipeline war on Indian Country
Democracy Now: President Trump declares pipeline war on Indian Country (January 30, 2017)

Winona LaDuke: 'To be honest, it is pretty much a declaration of war against us all out here, not just against Native people, but against anybody who wants to drink.'


Democracy Now: Thousands of veterans deploy to Standing Rock
Democracy Now: Thousands of veterans deploy to Standing Rock (December 5, 2016)

The announcement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it would deny a permit to Energy Party Transfers to drill under the Missouri River came as thousands of Native and non-Native military veterans descended on Standing Rock.


Democracy Now: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Dakota Access Pipeline and treaty rights violations
Democracy Now: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Dakota Access Pipeline and treaty rights violations (November 29, 2016)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been a vocal supporter of the water protectors.


Democracy Now: North Dakota county sheriff 'not worthy of a shred of belief'
Democracy Now: North Dakota county sheriff 'not worthy of a shred of belief' (November 23, 2016)

A Democracy Now! update from Wayne Wilansky, the father of 21-year-old activist Sophia Wilansky, who was injured during the standoff at Standing Rock in North Dakota.


North Dakota authorities claim rocks and 'improvised weapons' used at standoff
North Dakota authorities claim rocks and 'improvised weapons' used at standoff (November 23, 2016)

Authorities in North Dakota continue to deny causing severe injuries to #NoDAPL resisters in North Dakota.


Democracy Now: A White nationalist joins Republican Donald Trump in the White House
Democracy Now: A White nationalist joins Republican Donald Trump in the White House (November 14, 2016)

Amy Goodman speaks with Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen about Steve Bannon’s role as former head of the right-wing news outlet Breitbart Media and as president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager.


Democracy Now: A 'huge step' from President Obama in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline
Democracy Now: A 'huge step' from President Obama in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline (November 4, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe joins Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman for the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe moves to cut ties with pipeline investors
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe moves to cut ties with pipeline investors (November 2, 2016)

The tribe won't do business with Wells Fargo, its longtime banker, or other institutions with financial ties to the controversial project.


Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle
Bureau of Indian Affairs apprehended Dakota Access security guard with rifle (October 31, 2016)

Kyle Thompson, a military veteran from North Dakota, confirmed he was working for the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Democracy Now: Dakota Access security guard had assault rifle
Democracy Now: Dakota Access security guard had assault rifle (October 31, 2016)

More details are emerging, including video footage of a man who appears to be a Dakota Access security contractor holding a rifle, with his face covered by a bandana, apparently attempting to infiltrate a group of water protectors.


Democracy Now: Hillary Clinton campaign refuses to talk to Standing Rock Sioux youth
Democracy Now: Hillary Clinton campaign refuses to talk to Standing Rock Sioux youth (October 28, 2016)

Daniel Grassrope: 'No one from the campaign wanted to talk to us.'


Authorities crack down on #NoDAPL treaty camp in North Dakota
Authorities crack down on #NoDAPL treaty camp in North Dakota (October 28, 2016)

Resisters were sprayed with mace, harassed by police officers and some suffered injured in the largest confrontation to date.


Democracy Now: Dakota Access security guards weren't licensed
Democracy Now: Dakota Access security guards weren't licensed (October 27, 2016)

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has concluded its investigation into the use of dogs to attack Native American-led water protectors.


Democracy Now: New resistance camp and more arrests in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline
Democracy Now: New resistance camp and more arrests in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline (October 24, 2016)

The new frontline camp is just to the east of North Dakota State Highway 1806, across from the site where Dakota Access security guards unleashed pepper spray and dogs against Native Americans.


Democracy Now: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman was strip-searched for resisting Dakota Access Pipeline
Democracy Now: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman was strip-searched for resisting Dakota Access Pipeline (October 18, 2016)

Chairman Dave Archambault: 'I don’t have any confidence in the judicial system.'


Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground
Democracy Now: Founder of Sacred Stone Camp stands ground (September 22, 2016)

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a co-founder of the Sacred Stone Camp, about the #NoDAPL movement.


Democracy Now: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe creates 'awakening' with #NoDAPL movement
Democracy Now: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe creates 'awakening' with #NoDAPL movement (September 12, 2016)

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II about the stunning developments in the #NoDAPL fight.