August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lakota Youths Arrive in DC to Demand Pipeline Shutdowns, Biden Appoints Environmental Justice Council

Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Lakota youths from North Dakota and South Dakota walking in Iowa and making a stand for the water. Photos courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council.


Lakota youths arrive in DC to demand President Biden shut down Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3 pipelines


By Brenda Norrell
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Standing Rock and Cheyenne River youths arrived in Washington, DC, to demand that Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3 be shut down, after joining Meskwaki relatives in Iowa to make a stand for the water.

On Sunday, Lakota and Dakota youths walked with Meskwaki relatives in Iowa to support the shutdown of the Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3 Pipelines threatening safe drinking water for the masses in the heart of the continent.

UK coronavirus variant on Navajo Nation, patient had been vaccinated



In the western Navajo Nation, a Dine' elderly patient was hospitalized with the UK variant of the coronavirus, more than one month after being vaccinated.

By Brenda Norrell
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The UK variant of the coronavirus has been identified on the Navajo Nation, Navajo President Jonathan Nez said in a statement today, March 30, 2021.

The Dine' patient had been vaccinated for the coronavirus. The patient received the COVID-19 vaccine more than one month before testing positive for the virus variant.

The elderly patient in the western Navajo Nation was hospitalized and is now at home recovering.

In an interview, Nez said that the Dine' who had the virus was a man in his 80s living in the western area of the Navajo Nation.