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We Are Standing Rock: America’s Troubled Relationship with Native Americans

Date: November 7, 2016 | Categories: Injustice To Indigenous People, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Imam Khalid Griggs, Chairman of ICNA Social Justice (CSJ) On November 3, 2016, over 500 clergy and other religious and spiritual leaders answered the call to gather in a remote, impoverished, bleak-looking land that, by appearance and material conditions, could have passed for any non-Western country in the developing world. Yet, the setting was not a foreign country and …


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Five things to know about the North Dakota Access Pipeline debate

Date: October 8, 2016 | Categories: Injustice To Indigenous People, News, News,

Source: Brookings.edu By Devashree Saha – September 14, 2016 In what looks to be a sequel to the Keystone XL Pipeline dispute, a group of climate activists, Native American groups, and landowners are opposing the construction of yet another oil pipeline. Since the North Dakota Access Pipeline was first announced in 2014, opposition to it has slowly gathered momentum, culminating in high-profile protests …