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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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Oil boom, pipeline safety put Enbridge on the spot

Oil boom, pipeline safety put Enbridge on the spot | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Plans for a new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota are bringing increased scrutiny to Enbridge, the company that wants to build it.

The Canadian-based company has more than 1,800 miles of pipeline in the state.
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Wondrous, bullshit news from the sponsor of the Cohasset MN and Kalamazoo oil spills (not to mention hundreds of others). Reminds me of Custer, who was originally assigned to protect Black Hills gold from prospectors, but turned around and protected the prospectors from Lakota earth protectors.

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Poll: 83% would not call Native American a 'redskin'

Poll: 83% would not call Native American a 'redskin' | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Would you call a Native American a "redskin" to his or her face?
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B.C. RCMP Move In On Anti-Pipeline Protesters

B.C. RCMP Move In On Anti-Pipeline Protesters | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
BURNABY, B.C. - A small group of protesters has linked arms and is chanting "Stop Kinder Morgan" as Mounties move in to end the months-long demonstration against the pipeline expansion.Media are reporting that some people have been arrested...
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CEO of TransCanada Concedes just 50 permanent jobs from Keystone XL Pipeline

Seeming overlooked during yesterday's (11/16/14) interview on ABC's "ThisWeek" , Russ Girling , current CEO of "TransCanada"... the company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline... conceded a claim by ...
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US Senate Votes Down Keystone XL Pipeline; Three Democratic Senators from Indian Affairs Vote in Favor

US Senate Votes Down Keystone XL Pipeline; Three Democratic Senators from Indian Affairs Vote in Favor | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
IN NEWS THAT WILL DISPLEASE AMERICAN INDIANS,  THREE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS: CHAIRMAN JON TESTER OF MONTANA; HEIDI HEITKAMP OF NORTH DAKOTA; AND OUT-GOING SENATOR MARK BEGICH OF ALASKA, WHO WAS DEFEATED ON NOVEMBER 5, 2014.
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Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead

Keystone XL - we won! But the real battle lies ahead | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The problem is that the bill will be back in January, and the congress we're dealing with right now is very different from the one we'll see ushered into office at the beginning of 2015.

Just because the lame-duck Congress voted against the bill (barely) with its Democratic Party majority does not mean that the Republicans will have any problem sweeping it through when they take the majority.

The Democratic Party's vote does give Obama a mandate to veto the bill next year if and when it goes through, but the question remains as to whether or not he will use it.

In short, the Big Fail and ensuing celebrations from the Environmental NGOs looks suspiciously like a setup. It's definitely not time to demobilize.
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Feds charge mining company and executives with criminal pollution in Southwest Alaska

Feds charge mining company and executives with criminal pollution in Southwest Alaska | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
An Australian-led mining company owned by an offshore corporation and five of its top officials and employees conspired to dump waste from a platinum mine into a Southwest Alaska salmon river, a federal indictment handed up Tuesday alleges.
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SPJ Calls on KSTP to Disavow “Pointergate” Story | Minnesota SPJ

SPJ Calls on KSTP to Disavow “Pointergate” Story | Minnesota SPJ | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The story was fundamentally flawed and based on a faulty premise — that a silly gesture made by the mayor in a candid photo amounted to a gang sign. The SPJ code of ethics urges all journalists to never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information. This story did just that.

Although KSTP is able to attribute the accusations to identified police sources, in airing the story KSTP failed to exercise its journalistic duty to ensure that the stories it airs are worth telling. Instead, KSTP allowed itself to be used by one political group to make points against its political opponent.
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Pipeline Fighter/Wica Agli Co-founder Pulled Out of Senate Chambers, Arrested

Pipeline Fighter/Wica Agli Co-founder Pulled Out of Senate Chambers, Arrested | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
“Grandfather look at me, I am standing here struggling, I am defending grandmother earth and I am chasing peace.”
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Here's What Big Oil Has In The Pipes If Keystone Fails

Here's What Big Oil Has In The Pipes If Keystone Fails | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON –- TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline that's entirely in Canada.

Greenpeace Canada obta...
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Bill Cosby loses control: Comedian no longer dictating the narrative — and it’s about time

Bill Cosby loses control: Comedian no longer dictating the narrative — and it’s about time | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
As Barbara Bowman and other women continue to speak out, the press is finally catching up. Here's what happens next
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Anonymous Seized the Klan's Main Twitter Account Sunday Morning #OpKKK

Anonymous Seized the Klan's Main Twitter Account Sunday Morning #OpKKK | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
... and wouldn't let go until a short time ago.

Anonymous had been in control of the Klan's main Twitter account @KuKluxKlanUSA since 9 this morning, posting its own pictures on the racists' ...
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​Hazards of secondhand marijuana smoke

​Hazards of secondhand marijuana smoke | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Study suggests even brief exposure to pot smoke can have an impact on the heart
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Color with an edge: Jim Denomie critiques culture with biting humor

Color with an edge: Jim Denomie critiques culture with biting humor | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Wild colors, bawdy humor and biting satire are Jim Denomie’s signature in his new paintings at Bockley Gallery through Dec
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Feds probe Great Lakes commercial fishing - Upper Peninsula ABC 10

Feds probe Great Lakes commercial fishing - Upper Peninsula ABC 10 | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents set up bogus U.P. business in two-year probe into illegal commercial fishing involving several tribes and non-natives.
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Supreme Court to hear landmark case for off-reserve aboriginals

Supreme Court to hear landmark case for off-reserve aboriginals | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a high-stakes landmark case that could ultimately extend the federal government's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples.
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Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium

Hundreds Expected To Protest ‘Redskins’ Name Before 49er Game At Levi’s Stadium | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Demands for a new franchise name will follow the Washington Redskins across the country as they prepare to play at Levi’s Stadium for the first time Sunday.
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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper in a coal rush that could push the world into irreversible climate change and make India’s cities, already among the world’s most polluted, even more unlivable, scientists say.
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Do Coffee and Caffeine Help Manage Diabetes and Six Important Facts

Do Coffee and Caffeine Help Manage Diabetes and Six Important Facts | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Morning coffee-it is the only way to get the day started for many people all over the world. Recently many articles about coffee have been released...
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'They tried to bury us: they didn't know we were seeds' | Teacher Solidarity

'They tried to bury us: they didn't know we were seeds' | Teacher Solidarity | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The young people were 'normalistas', that is they attended a so-called Escuela Normal, schools which were set up to train young people from small farming families to become teachers and to help to emancipate their communities from oppression and poverty. They have a long tradition of fighting for democratic education and of training new young teachers to work with their communities. More recently they have been in the forefront of the struggle against the kind of reforms which see education as a purely economic process, to produce 'human capital' for corporations.
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U.S. Indian school's fundraising letters sent to millions signed by fictitious kids

U.S. Indian school's fundraising letters sent to millions signed by fictitious kids | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Josh Little Bear doesn't exist. It's not just a pseudonym to protect a child. The story is a fabrication, a compiling of events that may or may not have happened to paint a broad picture that Native American leaders say does not exist.
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Franken and Klobuchar line up against Keystone in tight Senate vote

WASHINGTON — Minnesota's senators were both "no" votes as a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline went down by a single vote
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Some give and take by Franken and Klobuchar. They may have opposed the Black Snake, however, they support sulfide-ore mining in Minnesota. This is no time to loosen your scalplock; rather, it's time to tighten it up. Hoka.

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Keystone bill dies in the Senate -- for now

Keystone bill dies in the Senate -- for now | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday night that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Anonymous Revealing Ku Klux Klan's Identities

Anonymous Revealing Ku Klux Klan's Identities | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Anonymous has revealed a list of KKK members in light of the Ferguson protests as part of #OpKKK and a cyberwar against the organization. The ‘de-hooding’ of Ku Klux Klan members has spurred threats and attacks against Anonymous over social media, with @KuKluxKlanUSA stating “You …
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Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming

Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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