Illegal Oil Leases Cancelled On Blackfeet Nation Sacred Land

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The U.S. Department of the Interior Wednesday announced it would retire 15 of Devon Energy’s undeveloped oil leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region, a federally-recognized Traditional Cultural District encompassing 130,000 acres along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. The area is sacred to the Blackfeet Nation, containing many of the tribe’s traditional foods and medicines. It’s also home to the tribe’s creation story, reports Native News Online. Continue reading Illegal Oil Leases Cancelled On Blackfeet Nation Sacred Land

On Thanksgiving Week, Native Americans Are Being Tear-Gassed in North Dakota

Law enforcement officers use a water cannon amid protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

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WASHINGTON ― Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621 when a group of Native Americans joined with newly arrived English settlers to create a harvest feast together and protect each other from violence.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. On DAPL Company: “They’re Violating The Law!”

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. president of Waterkeeper Alliance, visited Standing Rock on Tuesday to lend his support and solidarity to the opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline, reports Levi Rickert of Native News Online. Continue reading Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. On DAPL Company: “They’re Violating The Law!”