Category Archives: Dakota pipeline

The fight for environmental sanity

Yet another oil spill Bill McKibben, a college professor and environmental scholar, writes eloquently in the New Yorker that objections to oil pipelines—actual and proposed—that cut through North America (from Canada through the Dakotas and end in Texas) are a … Continue reading

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Kennewick Man’s Remains Returned

This past weekend we learned in the local news that remains of a 9500-year old skeleton discovered on American Indian land 20 years ago have been returned. In honor of the decision by President Obama and Congress, I’ve reblogged my recent … Continue reading

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Let’s Turn this Argument Upside-Down

Separate, but not Separate Just when you’re about to lose hope, those clever Buddhists help you see the light. I listened to a talk about differences and separation, and it dawned on me what Buddhists have been suggesting all along: … Continue reading

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Good News, But

Remain vigilant  Sunday—a day punctuated by football games and family dinners—is a poor timing choice for breaking important news, but the US Army Corps of Engineers announced today it “would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

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Dread: locked and loaded

When Paralysis Takes Hold I am filled with dread as November comes to a close. November should have been cause for celebration: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a substantial margin and American Indians brought attention to craven injustices … Continue reading

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Time to Move the Pipeline

Today’s New York Times Editorial A major shift in news coverage occurred this summer as citizens gathered in North Dakota to protest construction of a 1,134-mile oil pipeline. And, for once, mainstream news media witnessed and reported on the events. … Continue reading

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How to be authentic

National American Heritage Month   November comes on the heels of several events that focus attention on North American Indians. That’s good news. And bad news. The good news is that the spotlight reminds us that critical, life-changing events impact … Continue reading

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