Indigenous

  • Over 100 Protesters Block Road to Mt. Rushmore During July 4th Festivities

    August 4, 2020
    Keystone, SD – On Friday, July 3, 2020, hundreds of protesters rallied on the shoulder of Highway 16A demonstrating their opposition to President Trump and Vice President Pence speaking and celebrating at Tĥuŋkášila Šákpe (Six Grandfathers Mountain), also known as Mount Rushmore, for Independence Day.…...
  • Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down

    July 6, 2020
    Fargo, ND – After years of ongoing litigation surrounding the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), today District Judge James Boasberg ordered that the pipeline be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days. Boasberg’s shutdown order is intended to last until the Army Corps…...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled in Saint Paul

    June 11, 2020
    Saint Paul, MN – Joining a new nationwide cleanse of racist monuments, the Christoper Columbus statue at Minnesota’s Capitol building is one of the latest to be torn down. On Wednesday evening over a hundred people came to take part in toppling a statue of…...
  • 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,…...