American Indian population increases in Minnesota and nationally, climate crisis in Indian Country, and more

In this blog:

  • U.S. Census: American Indian/Alaska Native population increased in the past decade
  • Indian Country Today: Climate crisis in Indian Country
  • MPR: St. Benedict nuns apologize for Native boarding school
  • The Conversation: Indigenous land defenders get much more police scrutiny than right-wing protesters
  • Registration open for 2021 Overcoming Racism Conference
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Native American organizations “alarmed” by decision to end U.S. Census count early

The Trump administration has done a lot to undermine our core democratic institutions and values. Trump has politicized the U.S. Justice Department. He’s undermined citizen confidence in our voting system and the free press. He’s used his office for personal gain. He’s doled out pardons as political favors. And now he’s messing with the U.S. Census.

His administration is shutting down the Census one month early, a decision that will lead to undercounts of black, Indigenous and other people of color. It will have significant consequences, from Congressional representation to school funding. Continue reading