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JUNE 2017 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: www.IndianCountryNews.com PAGE 1 40-year search for slain civil rights worker continues, Page 3 Line 3: The regulatory battle on Enbridge, Page 6 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 www.IndianCountryNews.com JUNE 2017 - Vol. XXXI No. 6 Could halt flowing oil Judges Order: Redo analysis for Dakota Access pipeline By DAVE KOLPACK FARGO, N.D. (AP) A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling June 14 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didnt adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a 91-page decision that the corps failed to take into account how a spill might affect fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice, or the degree to which the pipelines effects are likely to be highly controversial. The judge said the Army must redo its environmental analysis in certain sections and hell consider later whether the pipeline must halt operations in the meantime. Dave Archamabault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has led opposition to the pipeline, called it a significant victory. Developer Energy Transfer Partners announced earlier during June that it started By JOHN KEKIS ALBANY, N.Y. (AP Sports Writer) M iles and Lyle Thompson became lacrosse rock stars during their college careers at the University at Albany, attracting long autograph lines after games - at home and on the road. Every kid loves a scorer, and the Native American brothers from the Onondaga Nation outside Syracuse rarely disappointed. They put up staggering offensive numbers - Miles tied the NCAA record with 82 goals as a senior and Lyle is the college games all-time leading scorer. I realized it (playing in college) was an opportunity to give other people a chance to see the game as we play it, Lyle said. I wanted to pass that along. Together with cousin Ty, the Thompsons gave a jolt to the sports popularity, and theyre hopeful that a new News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 See Judges order, Page 5 Lacrosse documentary Spirit Game debuts LaFayette, New York (ICC) I n a strong show of sovereignty and solidarity, Onondaga Nation parents escorted their children from the Onondaga Nation School on June 16th. The Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs issued the following statement, addressed to LaFayette Central School District Board Chair Stephanie Dow. It was meant to be handed to Principal Diane Ellsworth, but she was not at work. The Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs has decided that our childrens last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be June 16, 2017. This decision was reached with consultation with our Clan Mothers and community due to the lack of collaboration, respect, and communication by Principal Diane Ellworth, Superintendent Laura Lavine, and the LaFayette Central School Board. By noon on June 16, only five students Onondaga Nation pulls students from school district of the over 130 that attend the school remained at school. On June 7, over twenty Onondaga Nation Clan Mothers, Chiefs, Faithkeepers, and citizens met with representatives of the LaFayette School District, including outgoing Superintendent Laura Lavine, to discuss with good minds the problems around the management of the Onondaga Nation School, including the hiring process. While some members of the school district appeared to be listening, the official response received by the Onondaga Nations attorney on June 14th makes it clear the district, under the leadership of Syracuse mayoral candidate and current Superintendent Laura Lavine, still does not understand the harm they are perpetuating. At the heart of the issue is a cultural disconnect about whose school it is. The LaFayette School District treats the Onondaga Nation School like they own it, despite its unique situation. The Onondaga Nation School for grades K-8 is one of three schools in New York State located on sovereign Indigenous territories. The schools are provided by the state via contract with local districts, an arrangement stemming from obligations created by treaty agreements. It is the only school on the Onondaga Nation territory. The schools land is owned by the Onondaga Nation, and they have the right to contest the States contract and choose a different district, an option that is looking ever more appealing to some. The LaFayette Central School District seems to think they have the ultimate authority over the school, observes Tadodaho Sid Hill. This is our Dakota Access COINTELPRO exposed By Paul DeMain News From Indian Country O ver the course of two weeks in late May and early June the Morton Country Sheriffs Dept., Energy Transfer Partners, (ETP) and Dakota Access Pipeline project owned by Kelsey Warren suffered blows to secret intelligence operations conducted in 2016, when several hundred documents were obtained and leaked from a security contractor irm called TigerSwan, and then a former security employee came forward with public accusations of criminal activity. And while COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Programs) are better known from the activities in the 1970s within Describing an agenda that included setting company vehicles on fire, stealing equipment, and intentionally riling up protesters, Kourtni Dockter, 22, of Bismarck, exposed that the security firms involved actively attempted to pin illegal activities on activists. http://hpr1.com - June 18, 2017 In this 2014, NFIC file photo, University at Albany lacrosse players Miles Thompson (2), Ty Thompson (91) and Lyle Thompson (4) pose after practice in Albany, N.Y. See Lacrosse documentary, Page 5 By noon on June 16, only ive students of the over 130 that attend the school remained at school. See Onondaga Nation pulls, Page 5 Intel Update 11-7-2016 See Dakota Access, Page 10

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