The Complex Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools & Contemporary Child Welfare Systems, and more

In this post:

  • The Complex Legacy of Indian Boarding Schools & Contemporary Child Welfare Systems
  • Tribes file briefs on critical ICWA case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • U.S. District Court in South Dakota finds county election redistricting plan dilutes Native voting power
  • Line 5 updates
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Opposition to Enbridge Line 5 in Wisconsin echoes Minnesota’s Line 3 woes

Enbridge’s aging Line 5 tar sands crude oil pipeline runs through the Bad River Band of Ojibwe reservation in Wisconsin. The Band says Enbridge’s lease expired years ago and it wants the pipeline gone. Enbridge looked at rerouting Line 5 off reservation lands and — surprise — the locals in the city of Mellen didn’t want a pipeline, either. Enbridge took a two-pronged approach; it sued the Bad River Band to keep the old Line 5 in place while continuing to pursue a route through Mellen.

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