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ABC, NBC Censor Largest Native Mobilization In Decades Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Joe Catron - Mint Press News

NEW YORK — As thousands of supporters around the world have joined demonstrations in solidarity with Native land and water defenders blocking the planned Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, the largest Native mobilization in decades remains absent from some of the biggest news media in the United States.

Jim Naureckas, editor of the media watchdog site FAIR.org, released a report on Thursday which noted that “to this day, ABC News and NBC News have yet to broadcast a word about the pipeline struggle.”

Draft memo on pipeline says survey found no burials

- In Forum

CANNON BALL, N.D. – North Dakota’s chief archaeologist has found that no burial sites or significant sites were destroyed by Dakota Access Pipeline construction, according to an early draft of an internal memo authored by the State Historical Society.

In a Sept. 22 memo from state archaeologist Paul Picha, he writes that seven archaeologists from the State Historical Society surveyed the construction area west of State Highway 1806 that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says contains sacred sites.

Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison Endangered Species Act

Native News Online Staff

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Western Watersheds Project have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population (comprised of at least two herds) segment of bison in Yellowstone National Park in response to two citizen petitions.

Make No Mistake: Standing Rock Is On the Ballot

Mark Trahant - Indian Country Today

TRAHANT REPORTS—On social media and in real life we hear this often: “What can I do to help Standing Rock?” Some answer the question by donating money, many send supplies, and hundreds of people jump in their car and travel to the camps near Cannonball, North Dakota. Once there folks pray, some engage in direct action, and all of us learn more about the challenges facing humanity.

There is something else that can be done: Vote.

A Cedar Hat for Obama: At His Final Tribal Nations Conference

Vincent Schilling - Indian Country Today

As President Barack Obama took the stage at the 8th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC) National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby broke the age-old rule from Politico that presidents should never wear a hat. Moments after the President took the stage, Cladoosby wrapped the President in a traditional blanket, then took off his own traditional cedar hat and placed it on Obama’s head.

'Suspicious elements' of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook's death draw Ottawa police attention

Kristy Nease, CBC News

An Ottawa police unit that normally investigates confirmed homicides is looking into "suspicious elements" of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook's death.

The body of the 47-year-old artist was found just before 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 19, by a city worker in the Rideau River near Bordeleau Park, which sits off King Edward Avenue, Cathcart and Bruyère streets in the Lowertown neighbourhood.

Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop

Donna Carreiro, CBC News

Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were "freebies."

It left her feeling worthless.

"They told me I should feel grateful they paid anything for me at all," Orgeron said. "I felt so guilty."

It's the latest revelation in a story survivors say has haunted them for decades: the money behind the Sixties Scoop.

Tardy bureaucrats causing First Nations' cost overruns, report finds

Dean Beeby, CBC

Projects to build schools and other infrastructure for First Nations frequently go over budget because of approval delays by federal bureaucrats, says an internal study.

The conclusion suggests many capital projects for indigenous peoples have been doomed to red ink even before the first shovel hits the ground — and well before First Nations manage the actual construction.

New owner steps up plans to save white deer at former Seneca Army Depot

David Figura @newyorkupstate.com

The new owner of the former Seneca Army Depot has made preserving the depot's celebrated white deer herd a priority and has already taken some steps to make sure that happens.

Included in those steps is the planting of more vegetation to make sure the deer have enough to eat, repairs to the fence that surrounds the property, the hiring of an ecologist to survey the land and to come up with an overall plan to ensure the herd's survival – and increased security patrols to keep poachers off the land.

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