Author Archives: Teresa Walrod

Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who’ve Gone Missing

From NPR. HERE.  

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A New Film Examines Sexual Violence as a Feature of the Bakken Oil Boom

From The Intercept: In the mid-2000s, the area surrounding the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota began to undergo a massive transformation after corporations figured out they could access vast wells of oil from the Bakken shale formation using fracking … Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters Defends Its Work for ICE, Providing “Identification and Location of Aliens”

The reporters at Reuters have been providing crucial, unfliching coverage of the cruel treatment of would-be immigrants under policies pushed by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, the news agency’s parent company, Thomson Reuters, has been supplying U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with data from … Continue reading

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‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case

From the NY Times: There was a time when the murky waters of the Skagit River offered bountiful salmon harvests to the Swinomish Indians of Washington State. They could fill an entire boat with one cast of the net back … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental, Research, treaty rights

Why Can’t Native Americans Make Whiskey?

New York Times Op-Ed: “Small-scale distilling is a booming business, providing much-needed jobs and revenue for state and local governments. So why are Indian tribes legally prevented from joining in?” Op-ed is HERE.

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Sacred Dakota peace pipe sells for $40,000 — and buyer gives it back to Minnesota tribe

Story is HERE.

Posted in cultural resources, Education, Research

The Next Standing Rock? A Pipeline Battle Looms in Oregon

New York Times Op-Ed: After dams were built on the river starting in 1912, the salmon were blocked. Today the only “c’iyaals hoches” (salmon runs) are enacted by the Klamath Tribes, whose members carry carved cedar salmon on a 300-mile … Continue reading

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Harvard Law Today Profile of Ethel Branch

Ethel Branch ’08 grew up on her family’s ranch with no electricity, no running water, and a long list of questions about injustice. Why did she have to walk to an outhouse in the hot summer, when 20 miles away … Continue reading

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Why are Canada’s First Nations women dying at such an alarming rate?

In Canada, Status First Nations persons—those listed in the country’s Indian Register—are significantly more likely than the average Canadian to meet an untimely death. When it comes to wellness outcomes, disparities along racial and ethnic lines are well documented across … Continue reading

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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Contributes $500,000 to Harvey relief efforts

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, in cooperation with Naskila Gaming, is contributing $500,000 to 11 Texas counties hard hit by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Half of that amount will go to Harris County, while another $250,000 is going to … Continue reading

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