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Mark Trahant – Standing Rock Prepared Us For Trump’s Billionaires and Oil Giants

It’s easy for me to dismiss 2016 as a horrible year. There have been eight years of relative progress on issues I care about, from the climate to equality. The election reversed that. Big Oil is now in charge of the environment, a senator with a history of hate is now in charge of the Justice Department, and the new …

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Sarah van Gelder – Why I Kneeled Before Standing Rock Elders and Asked For Forgiveness

Everything seemed to be converging on Standing Rock on Dec. 4. Thousands of veterans were scheduled to arrive the next day at this remote, frozen outpost—along with a blizzard. The Army Corps of Engineers had recently ordered the eviction of Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the water protectors’ camps, saying the thousands camped there would have to vacate by Dec. …

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Nadia Prupis – Native Leaders Formally Forgive Veterans in Emotional Ceremony

Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on Monday night, in an emotional event that also honored the Standing Rock Sioux’s victoryagainst the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) over the weekend. Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a well-known spiritual leader and member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe, formally forgave Wesley Clark, Jr. after the son of former NATO …

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Alexandra Jacobo – Veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as human shields for water protectors

For the past several days hundreds of veterans have begun arriving at Standing Rock to show solidarity with the water protectors. Starting on Thursday, veterans from across the country began arriving at the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone camps in North Dakota. Over 1,000 veterans plan to “deploy” and are calling on their fellow veterans to assemble as a “peaceful, …

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Heart of Mind Radio – 11.18.16

On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis features the situation at Standing Rock Dacoka. The Standing Rock Native American Reservation is a Hunkpapa Lakota and Yanktonai Dakota Native American reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota in the United States.

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Resistance Radio – Charmaine White Face – 05.15.16

Charmaine White Face is the Coordinator for an environmental organization called Defenders of the Black Hills. She is also an elder of the Oglala Band of the people who speak the Lakota language of the Great Sioux Nation. She is the Spokesperson for the Sioux Nation Treaty Council which advocates for the enforcement of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Today, she will be talking about a recent trip to Washington, DC, where she spoke about “homegrown” radioactive pollution covering the United States.

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Leid Stories – 11.03.15

Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Just where are we on the political map? How does our political thinking or philosophy square with our choices and actions?

Leid Stories focuses on these and related questions in addressing the broader issue of the readiness and effectiveness of opposition to a well organized, heavy-handed right-wing onslaught.