Great news! ASSOCIATED PRESS Deb Haaland is one of two Native American women who will now serve in Congress. It took only 229 years.
“To get a sense of how significant Haaland’s and Davids’ presence in Congress will be, consider that more than 10,000 people have served in the House and more than 1,300 have served in the Senate since the first Congress met in 1789. Not a single one of those people was a Native American woman.”
“Crazy, right?” Haaland told HuffPost in a February interview. “It’s 2018.”
“Heitkamp: “Senate passes temporary extension of Violence Against Women Act, but long-term renewal needed.” The U.S. Department of Justice will double the funding to address the disproportionately high-rates of violence against Native American women.”
with Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad September 16, 2018 “Some day people will look back on 9/11 and sure they will see it as you know the first terrible act of terrorism committed in the United States by some foreign group but they may also see 9/11 as the beginning of the disintegration of the […]
“This past month was marked by new stages in pipeline battles, in Canada, Minnesota, and North Dakota. On August 29, 26 people were cited in Bemidji, Minnesota, after stopping traffic for four hours, facing Enbridge’s Line 3 , the largest tar sands pipeline proposal in North America. Ojibwe women were joined with the Board Chair of the Sierra Club, Lauron Blackford, Nellis Kennedy (Sierra Club’s Equity and Inclusion Director), and a number of Minnesota church leaders. As well, Doug Rasch, a landowner in Clearwater County who faces eminent domain of his land by Enbridge, was cited and charged with disorderly conduct.”
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Brazilian environmental and rights organizations announced Wednesday that Indigenous leader Jorginho Guajajara was murdered in the State of Maranhao in the Brazilian Amazon. They suspect Jorginho was killed by illegal loggers who operate in the territory of the Guajajara people, renown for their work as Guardians of the Amazon.”