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Meat plants, oil pipelines, and the ethical tensions of tribal sovereignty
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Meat plants, oil pipelines, and the ethical tensions of tribal sovereignty

The pursuit of questionable economic projects by tribal nations offers the chance to think about what the end goals of sovereignty should, or even can, look like.
Capitol rioters walked away. Climate protesters saw a double standard
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Capitol rioters walked away. Climate protesters saw a double standard

“There’s two worlds,” said one community activist who has been arrested several times at nonviolent protests. “And we’ve got to fix that.”
Documents detail TigerSwan infiltration of Standing Rock
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Documents detail TigerSwan infiltration of Standing Rock

North Dakota’s private security regulator said a trove of company documents showed TigerSwan’s denials were “willfully false and misleading.”
What if all U.S. treaties with Native Americans were honored?
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What if all U.S. treaties with Native Americans were honored?

From the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore, if the routinely flouted U.S. treaties with Indigenous people were honored, this would be a very different country.
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People are putting their lives on the line for the planet, while Trump is threatening it

The planet is facing the existential threat of catastrophic climate change, and while activists around the country - and the world - work to reverse it, the Trump administration is blocking those efforts.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wins a victory in Dakota Access Pipeline case
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wins a victory in Dakota Access Pipeline case

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a new environmental review of the project.
When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid
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When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid

U.S. citizens recovering from natural disasters receive $26 per person, per year from the federal government. Tribal citizens? Just $3.
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