Judge Orders Removal Of Gas Pipeline From Native American Property

In a decisive victory for Native American rights, a federal judge just ordered an energy company to completely remove a natural gas pipeline. The Free Thought Project   Seventeen years after the expiration of an easement, a federal judge has ordered an energy company to completely remove its pipeline from the properties of 38 Native American…

The Trump Administration Has a Plan to Alter Protected Landscapes Across America

In a leaked memo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking or modifying 10 national monuments. The Valley of the Gods at the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. (Bureau of Land Management / Bob Wick, CC BY 2.0) The Trump administration is considering shrinking 10 national monuments or reducing their protections, potentially endangering forests…

Holiday Greetings in 42 Tribal Languages

As part of its annual holiday message, the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), the NICOA board of directors and Executive Director Randella Bluehorse shared holiday greetings in 42 different tribal languages. The greetings demonstrate the universal message of the season. Aleut: Kamgan Ukudigaa APALACHICOLA CREEK Nettv-Cako-Rakko ALUTIIQ ALASKA Spraasnikam! [Happy Holidays] Western Apache: Gozhqq…

GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) proposed on Friday that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down. “I’m an emergency room nurse,” Black told MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Friday. “There are people that came into my emergency room that I, the nurse, was the first one…

This Marine Gave Everything For His Country. He Deserves Our Respect.

Retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter thought he was dead. He thought the enemy grenade had killed him. But he was still breathing. “My body was torn apart by an enemy hand grenade … upon arriving at Camp Bastion, I was labelled P.E.A. — patient expired on arrival. I flat-lined at Walter Reed,” Carpenter says, narrating…

Stop Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

The proposal to butcher another 900-1,000 of Yellowstone’s genetically unique wild bison is a crime against the world’s global heritage. It reflects badly on the people of Montana that they tolerate this annual slaughter to go on. It also exhibits poor judgement on the part of hunters, tribal members, and others who participate or sanction…

Gift-wrapped horse poop sends bomb squad to Steven Mnuchin’s Bel Air mansion

Los Angeles police got a whiff of horse manure intended for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at his Bel-Air home Saturday night. A neighbor discovered the Christmas-themed package on the driveway of the Trump cabinet member around 5:30 p.m. local time and called police, a Los Angeles Police Department official said. The bomb squad opened the…