Indigenous

  • ‘Not Your Mascot’ Protest in Minnesota Takes Aim at Washington Football Team Name

    October 24, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Native American activists and allies, along with a coalition of tribal governments and organizations, are protesting to urge the National Football League team ‘Redskins’ to change their name. This is part of a national movement called #NotYourMascot urging institutions to not use…...
  • “Enough of Being the Blood that Promotes Fascists”: Viewpoints From Brazil

    May 15, 2019
    Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, has used the first half year of his administration to target the rights of the indigenous, the quilombos (descendants of escaped African slaves), and other vulnerable communities and natural habitats across the country. Provisional measures put in place on the…...
  • A Walkthrough of “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island”

    May 6, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – An art exhibition called, “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island,” features sixteen indigenous artists who are highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. The exhibition is located at All My Relations Arts gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on…...
  • Three MMIW events in Minneapolis Demand Justice

    March 3, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Our journalists documented a series of events that are part of a push for justice for “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys, LGBQI, Two Spirit and Transgender Relatives” in Minnesota. 2019 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Event from Unicorn Riot on…...
  • Minnesota Police Train at Military Base as Line 3 Pipeline Protests Escalate

    October 25, 2018
    Minnesota – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents showing coordination between state-wide authorities to prepare for anti-pipeline protests. Emails obtained from Minnesota State Patrol under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act show close cooperation between state and local law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,…...
  • Minneapolis Gathers to Honor Missing & Murdered Indigenous People

    October 18, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot covered a gathering and march to an interactive mural commemorating missing and murdered indigenous people on Saturday, October 14, 2018. We joined around a hundred people in East Phillips Park where we were welcomed by Sage Trudell, who helped organized…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Three Arrested in Action to Stop Buffalo Slaughter in Yellowstone

    March 8, 2018
    Yellowstone National Park, WY – On March 6, two members of the group Wild Buffalo Defense locked down to Stephens Creek Capture Facility in a direct action to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park. After being arrested, they were charged with federal…...
  • Red Fawn Fallis Enters Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

    January 16, 2018
    Mandan, ND – Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis have announced that they have reached an agreement with government prosecutors in her case, which was set to go to trial later this month on January 28th. Under the agreement announced on Tuesday, Fallis would plead guilty…...
  • #StopLine3: Cedar Avenue Shut Down in Memory of Dennis Banks

    November 7, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – In honor of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis James Banks, who passed away on October 29, people took and held space in the middle of Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis on Saturday, November 5 slightly after 11 p.m. CDT. The shutdown was also…...