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YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines
Business | Environment | National
YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines (July 10, 2017)
A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.

Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue
Canada | Environment | National
Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (May 15, 2017)
The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mille Lacs Band divests from Wells Fargo over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline
Business | Environment | National
Mille Lacs Band divests from Wells Fargo over financing for Dakota Access Pipeline (January 13, 2017)
The Minnesota tribe has terminated its relationship with Wells Fargo.

Dakota Access defies easement delay and vows to finish pipeline
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access defies easement delay and vows to finish pipeline (November 15, 2016)
The wealthy backers of the controversial project insist they don't need a written easement to finish the $4.8 billion oil pipeline.

Indian Country prepares for a new jolt on Dakota Access Pipeline
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indian Country prepares for a new jolt on Dakota Access Pipeline (November 14, 2016)
A decision on a crucial easement remains in the air as tribes prepare for Donald Trump in the White House.

Democracy Now: New resistance camp and more arrests in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National
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.

Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge won't grant injunction to protect sacred sites in DAPL path (September 12, 2016)
The #NoDAPL fight continues on legal and political fronts even after the Obama administration put a crucial portion of the controversial project on hold.

Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll
Opinion | Sports
Tara Houska: Mascots hurt Native youth despite results of poll (May 23, 2016)
Just when you think you’ve finally made progress, that society might be finally grasping an indigenous issue, along comes a well-funded attempt to knock you back into place.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
National | Politics
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)
Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.

Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people
Opinion
Tara Houska: Stop stealing cultural traditions from Native people (February 12, 2016)
Despite the protestations of honor and respect, one has to wonder – what exactly does imitating a culture do for the living people?

Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Tara Houska: Cheyenne River Sioux youth rally for justice in DC (November 18, 2015)
A mass mobilization of youth took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on November 9 to demand justice on race, climate change, and immigration.

Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital
Opinion | Sports
Tara Houska: A symbol of racism lives on in our nation's capital (October 13, 2015)
I will be reminded of the place of indigenous peoples in America’s narrative, that the well-being of our children somehow matters less than others.

Tara Houska: Horror film treats Native peoples as relics of past
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tara Houska: Horror film treats Native peoples as relics of past (October 5, 2015)
'The Green Inferno' not only trivializes grassroots efforts to draw attention to the plight of Amazonian tribes, it further entrenches the understanding that tribes are uncivilized relics from the past.

Tara Houska: Another racist portrayal of Native people on film
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tara Houska: Another racist portrayal of Native people on film (August 24, 2015)
Why just feature tribal savages of long ago when you can set the story in modern times and show the tribe actually eating people?

Tara Houska: Native people more likely to be shot by police
Law | Opinion
Tara Houska: Native people more likely to be shot by police (August 18, 2015)
Ma-hi-vist Goodblanket. Corey Kanosh. Allen Locke. Paul Castaway. Sarah Lee Circle Bear. Do any of these names sound familiar?

Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat
Environment | Opinion
Tara Houska: DC rally puts focus on threats to sacred Oak Flat (July 30, 2015)
The destruction of Oak Flat will signify a continued history of dispossessing lands from Native Americans and disregard for Native religions.

Tara Houska: School tells Navajo Nation boy to cut his long hair
Education | Opinion
Tara Houska: School tells Navajo Nation boy to cut his long hair (June 3, 2015)
Hair cutting at the behest of an educational institution brings to mind cultural genocide.

Tara Houska: Congress continues tradition of taking from tribes
Environment | Opinion
Tara Houska: Congress continues tradition of taking from tribes (February 13, 2015)
Congress is again poised to significantly and negatively impact tribal lands via must-pass legislation.

Tara Houska: Respect treaties and reject Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Tara Houska: Respect treaties and reject Keystone XL Pipeline (January 28, 2015)
Tell them to end the cycle of disregarding tribal nations and the treaties this country signed.

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