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First Nations clash with police at anti-fracking protest | Al Jazeera America

First Nations clash with police at anti-fracking protest | Al Jazeera America | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Indigenous Canadians protesting fracking met with snipers, hoses, pepper spray, and arrests.
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Gallery: Iroquois Dominate England (FIL Worlds) - US Lacrosse

Gallery: Iroquois Dominate England (FIL Worlds) - US Lacrosse | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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Letter: EPA did not approve PolyMet mine plan

Letter: EPA did not approve PolyMet  mine plan | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
A June 28 Bemidji Pioneer article about U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan contained inaccuracies that need to be corrected.
The article asserted that the federal EPA has approved plans for a PolyMet copper mine in the Minnesota Arrowhead region and also that the area would be restored to its original terrain and...
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Cancer Survivors Apply Tenacious Spirit to Bay Cleanup

Cancer Survivors Apply Tenacious Spirit to Bay Cleanup | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The breast cancer patients and survivors who make up the Empire Dragon Boat Team NYC are lending their tenacity to the cleanup of their practice site, Flushing Bay.
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“When you’re paddling and you think you just can’t do it any more, you look up and see someone in the middle of treatment for stage-4 cancer paddling, and you keep going, as much for her as yourself.”

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U-M computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes

The Straits of Mackinac's strong water flows show an oil spill would likely get tossed back and forth between Lakes Michigan and Huron and prove catastrophic for the entire Great Lakes ecosystem.
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Colorado's troubles with pot

Colorado's troubles with pot | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Kevin Sabet says the scientific verdict is that marijuana can be addictive and dangerous.
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I'm sure the pro-pot Greek Chorus will have a response to this. 

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Jimi Hendrix' former girlfriend slams upcoming biopic of the rock and roll star that includes scenes of brutal domestic violence as 'completely made up' - Colorado Newsday

Jimi Hendrix' former girlfriend slams upcoming biopic of the rock and roll star that includes scenes of brutal domestic violence as 'completely made up' - Colorado Newsday | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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Obviously, the filmmakers think the domestic violence angle will help sell the film. If you've seen the trailers, Andre Benjamin doesn't make a very convincing Hendrix. Throwing in Hendrix as abusive will help sell a few more tickets. 

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U.S. health care system ranks last among rich nations

U.S. health care system ranks last among rich nations | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.
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For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly in Minneapolis

For asthma patients, smoking and poor housing deadly in Minneapolis | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
In some zip codes in Minneapolis the risk of experiencing a life-threatening asthma attack is nearly six times higher than it is in most other areas of the state.
Denika Jackson and her son Keontae Gaskin live at ground zero for the worst asthma problem in the Twin Cities, just a few steps away from...
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Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over border crisis

Palin calls for Obama's impeachment over border crisis | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama's inaction over the escalating crisis on the southern border is grounds for impeachment.

The Republican firebrand wrote in a an op-ed published Tuesday in the conservative website Breitbart that "(Obama's) unsecured border crisis is the last straw ...
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Apparently, the only legal illegal immigrants that are allowed in the U.S. are the refugees from foreign countries where the U.S. has played the role of military cop. And please, drop this crap about Benghazi. Benghazi is chickenfeed compared to Bush and his GOP cronies who fostered the Weapons of Mass Destruction charade on us.

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Pregnant Nunavut mom worried about dump smoke toxins

Pregnant Nunavut mom worried about dump smoke toxins | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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Oilsands cause food contamination and higher cancer rates: report

Oilsands cause food contamination and higher cancer rates: report | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Research to be released Monday shows a link between oilsands development and higher cancer rates in northern Alberta.
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The Institutional Racism Against Black Indians

The Institutional Racism Against Black Indians | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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For Ojibwe, Lake Mille Lacs is a way of life — not just a fishery

For Ojibwe, Lake Mille Lacs is a way of life — not just a fishery | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Water clarity, dwindling fish count, invasive species and other threats are of grave concern to all — and should not become the pretext for attacking tribal rights.
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Enbridge reports Pembina Co. spill

Enbridge reports Pembina Co. spill | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Enbridge Energy has reported that one of its crews accidentally released drilling fluid into the Tongue River in Pembina County, the North Dakota Department of Health said Friday.
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Ivy Vainio | About Place Journal

Ivy Vainio | About Place Journal | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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Nibi zhaawendaagwak (‘Blessed Water’) by Anishinaabe photographer Ivy Vainio. Beautiful photo showing manoomin (wild rice) as it begins to grow and appears on the surface of the waters. 

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The view over Alberta's tar sands shows booming wealth — and environmental destruction

The view over Alberta's tar sands shows booming wealth — and environmental destruction | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
A trillion dollars' worth of heavy crude oil has attracted the world's oil titans to western Canada — and they're making a mess.
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B.C. First Nation Hands Eviction Notices To Logging Companies

B.C. First Nation Hands Eviction Notices To Logging Companies | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER - British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title.The hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nations served notice Thursday to CN Rail, logging companies and sport fishermen to leave their territory along the Skeena River in a dispute with the federal and provincial governments over treaty talks.And the Gitxaala First Nation, with territory on islands off the North Coast, announced plan to file a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday challenging Ottawa's recent approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta.The Kwikwetlem First Nation also added its voice to the growing list, claiming title to all lands associated with now-closed Riverview Hospital in Metro Vancouver along with other areas of its traditional territory.They cite the recent high court ruling in Tsilhqot'in v. British Columbia."It's given us a bit of confidence that things are going to be going our way," said Clarence Innis, acting chief of the Gitxaala. "I think that is a very strong message to Canada ... not to ignore First Nations any more but to consult."The court application argues that the federal Conservative cabinet did not consider the Gitxaala's aboriginal rights and title in approving the oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB).
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Will copper/nickel mining be Minnesota's Bakken fields? Not so fast

Will copper/nickel mining be Minnesota's Bakken fields? Not so fast | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A GOP talking point contends copper-nickel mining could do for Minnesota what oil drilling has done in North Dakota. But the numbers don't add up.
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A reality check. Our state politicos are always flaunting job numbers associated with copper-nickel mining. It makes for good rhetoric but it's really empty words and empty promises. How many Rangers will get these jobs? Will the aging mining workforce in northern Minnesota be employable? Or how about the fact that most of these jobs require, at the very least, an A.A. degree - most Rangers have only high school diplomas. Most of the workers will be workers from out of state. Certainly we will have man camps like those in the Bakken fields - drugs, prostitution, sexual abuse, domestic violence will be the one thing comparable to Bakken. But there will be no economic comparison to Bakken.

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Running from death in Israel, waiting for it to come in Gaza

Running from death in Israel, waiting for it to come in Gaza | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
In a kibbutz in Israel, a woman constantly runs for her life. Nearby in Gaza, another woman prepares to die.
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Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds

Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Study by the National Institutes of Health found levels of arsenic similar to what some people consume caused cancer in mice.
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WNBA rookie Shoni Schimmel voted an All-Star starter

WNBA rookie Shoni Schimmel voted an All-Star starter | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Shoni Schimmel starred at Franklin High School in Portland.
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The long shadow of Chernobyl

The long shadow of Chernobyl | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
A new book from National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig documents the worst nuclear disaster in history, and contains an essay from Mikhail Gorbachev on how the accident accelerated the collapse of the Soviet Union
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Another Twist in Johnny's Life

Another Twist in Johnny's Life | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Johnny Manziel had his photo taken in a bathroom . He had a $20 bill in his hand. It was being rolled. Now the world is coming to an end. This is the life of any NFL celebrity...
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Rolling a $20 bill? Really? In a Vegas bathroom? Why is Johnny Football rolling a bill for? Hmmmmmmm. 

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At highest risk for cancer, American Indians struggle to change lifestyles #Cancer

At highest risk for cancer, American Indians struggle to change lifestyles #Cancer | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
In the first of three reports about health disparities in Minnesota, we look at American Indians, whose risk of dying from lung cancer is twice that of non-Hispanic whites. Their rates of cervical and larynx cancer are even higher.
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8 Big Lies History Books Tell About Natives

8 Big Lies History Books Tell About Natives | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Do history books written by white folks tell the truth about Native Americans? We think not. Here are just some of the lies they tell.
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