News From Indian County 02 01 2017 E Edition Page 1

FEBRUARY 2016 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: www.IndianCountryNews.com PAGE 1 Elder John Reese wants to help save Tsimshian, Page 2 Standing Rock arrest puts the First Amend- ment on trial Page 8 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 www.IndianCountryNews.com Feburary 2017 - Vol. XXXI No. 2 Kenaitze elders demonstrate traditional moose head use By BEN BOETTGER KENAI, Alaska (AP/Peninsula Clarion) D uring Sharon Isaaks childhood in Soldotna, butchering and processing moose meat was a regular family activity. Though the old bone saws are still in the family and still doing their job, the way she uses the moose has changed. Isaak, a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, said her family butchered moose strictly for meat. But since meeting Denaina elder Helen Dick in 2011, theyve learned traditional ways to use what theyd previously discarded - tanning the skins News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 In this 2017, photo, Dena'ina elder Helen Dick cuts meat from a moose head in the demonstration kitchen of the Dena'ina Wellness Center in Kenai, Alaska. Dick, who also helps teach a Dena'ina language class at Kenai Peninsula College, came to the Wellness Center to demonstrate the techniques of butchering and preparing moose head that she learned in her childhood. Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion via AP Standing Rock chair decried new Dakota Access camp By BLAKE NICHOLSON BISMARCK, N.D. (AP/ICC) D akota Access oil pipeline protesters who tried to set up a new camp on private land undermined the Standing Rock Sioux tribes efforts to stop the $3.8 billion project, tribal Chairman Dave Archambault says. The same site has since become an outpost of County, State, National Guardsmen, BIA police and workers from the Dakota Access compnay which bought the land last fall from ranchers. Archambault in recent weeks has been pushing protesters to leave their flood- prone main encampment on federal land between the reservation and the pipeline route and asking that activism be spread around the U.S. He said efforts by some to establish a camp Feb. 1st on nearby higher with brain, making needles from the bones and storage sacks from the dried membrane around the animals heart. Its like were rich, because of what weve learned to do with every part of the moose, Isaak said. Sharon Isaaks son Joel Isaak, a manager of the Kenaitzes Language and Cultural Revitalization Program, See Elders demonstrate, Page 5 See Army at Trump's, Page 5 See Standing Rock chair decries, Page 4 Standing Rock Sioux Chair David Archambault at Oceti Sakowan summer of 2016. Photographer Unkown ground do not represent the tribe. Authorities arrested 74 protesters, including activist Chase Iron Eyes, after they set up teepees Feb. 1st on land owned by Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners. Protesters said they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians. The Morton County Sheriffs Office initially reported 76 arrests but later said two were protesters accused of unrelated drug offenses. The new camp site was west of the main encampment that for months has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of people who support the tribes position that the pipeline threatens their drinking water and Native American cultural sites. The pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. The route would go under Lake Oahe, a large reservoir along the Missouri River. Energy Transfer Army, at Trump's urging gives green light for Dakota Access pipeline By BLAKE NICHOLSON BISMARCK, ND (AP/ICC) T he Army said Feb. 7, that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, clearing the way for completion of the disputed four-state project. However, construction could still be delayed because the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has led opposition, said it would fight the latest development in court. The Army intends to cancel further environmental study and allow the Lake Oahe crossing as early as Feb. 8th, according to court documents the Justice Department iled that include letters to members of Congress from Deputy Assistant Army Secretary Paul Cramer. The stretch under Lake Oahe is the inal big chunk of work on the 1,200-mile pipeline that would carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Developer Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) had hoped to have the pipeline operating by the end of 2016, but construction has been stalled while the Army Corps of Engineers and the Dallas- based company battled in court over the crossing. The Standing Rock Sioux, whose reservation is just downstream from the crossing, fears a leak would pollute its drinking water and has historical claims to the area being used for the easement. The

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