Indigenous

  • Canada Consulate in Denver Met by Dozens in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation

    March 5, 2020
    Denver, CO – A coalition of environmental and Indigenous rights groups crowd the sidewalk outside the downtown Denver Energy Center where on the 26th floor, resides the Consulate General of Canada. As part of a solidarity call-to-action, activists hope to bring awareness to the Wet’suwet’en…...
  • The Art of Creating Community: Bedtime Goose and Uproar Performing Arts

    December 27, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Premiering in August 2017 in a cafe courtyard, Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories is a celebration of “the black, brown, indigenous, LGBTQI+ folk and Womxn in the arts scene of Minneapolis.” Dozen of dancers, poets, comedians and musicians have performed at the cabaret…...
  • ‘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…...