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White-Washing White Supremacy: Media Rushes to Excuse Covington Catholic Students

5c43a2660bda9.image_-1024x560by Jodi Jacobson, Rewire, Jan. 22, 2019

In another incidence of white-washing white supremacy, white journalists are rushing to excuse a clearly racist incident involving white teens from Covington Catholic school in Kentucky, in part by discounting the testimony of a Native elder and former U.S. Marine. Read the rest of this entry

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Native American activist says Trump slur was ‘staged’: ‘He knew what he was doing’

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American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye (Photo: Screen capture)

by Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story, Nov 28, 2017

The founder of American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk, called out President Donald Trump’s racist attack on Native Americans as staged. Read the rest of this entry

Navajo leaders release statement in response to Trump’s racist remarks

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Trump addresses Navajo veterans in front of portrait of Andrew Jackson, a US president nicknamed “Indian killer.”

By S Nicholson, Revere Press, November 28, 2017

A number of Native American activists and leaders condemned President Donald Trump’s racist comment during a ceremony honoring Navajo veterans of World War II on Monday. Read the rest of this entry

Trump calls Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at event honoring Native American veterans

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he honours Navajo Code Talkers for their contributions during World War Two at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017.

by Jordan Fabian, The Hill, Nov 27, 2017

President Trump on Monday referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II.

“You were here long before any of us were here,” Trump said, standing beneath a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” Read the rest of this entry

Cartoon: Trump’s true colour

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Trump’s True Color, by Marty Two Bulls, August 16, 2017 (Indian Country Media Network).

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Sioux tribes launch legal challenges against completion of Dakota Access pipeline

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The Associated Press, Feb 9, 2017

Two Native groups — the Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux — have launched last-minute court challenges in an attempt to block final completion of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

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U.S. Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

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The U.S. Army has notified Congress on Tuesday that it will allow the $3.8 billion ($5 billion Canadian) Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. (Tom Stromme / AP)

Construction could still be delayed because the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which had led opposition to the pipeline, said it would fight the latest development.

‘No ban on stolen land,’ say Indigenous activists in U.S.

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During protests against Trump’s Muslim ban at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Native American activists join the fight against the U.S. immigration ban

By Lenard Monkman, CBC News, Feb 02, 2017

Indigenous activists have started a social media campaign that has caught traction on both sides of the border using the slogan “no ban on stolen land.”

They joined the protests at American airports this past weekend, standing in solidarity with Muslim people and their allies against U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and tried to educate the public at the same time.  Read the rest of this entry

‘Over my dead body’: tribe aims to block Trump’s border wall on Arizona land

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The US-Mexico border fence on the Tohono O’odham reservation. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Controlling 2.8m acres of a reservation, the Tohono O’odham Nation vowed to oppose construction on its land and called for a meeting with the president

by Sam Levin, The Guardian, January 26, 2017

Donald Trump’s proposed border wall could face a major obstacle in Arizona, where an indigenous tribe has vowed to oppose construction on its land, paving the way for potential mass resistance following the model of Standing Rock.

The Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized tribe with a reservation that spans 75 miles of the US-Mexico border, announced on Thursday that it does not support the wall and criticized the White House for signing an executive order without consulting the tribe.

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Anti DAPL Forces Rally in Reaction to Trump Executive Memos

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Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Archambault calls on people to submit comments to the EIS regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Two days after President Donald Trump signed memoranda designed to expedite the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and revive the Keystone XL pipeline, the battle lines are being drawn as the public comment period ending on February 20 becomes ever more crucial.

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