News From Indian County 11 01 2017 E Edition Page 1

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: www.IndianCountryNews.com PAGE 1 Paiute open recreational pot dispensary, Page 2 A night of election irsts for Indian Country, Page 8 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 www.IndianCountryNews.com November 2017 - Vol. XXXI No. 11 Enbridge official testifies aging pipeline subject to corrosion and cracking By STEVE KARNOWSKI ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A n official with Enbridge Energy testified Nov. 1 that the company's aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is increasingly subject to corrosion and cracking, and that its maintenance needs are expected to grow rapidly unless the company is allowed to replace it. The testimony launched a 12-day, trial-like evidentiary hearing before Administrative Law Judge Ann O'Reilly will give officially recognized parties on both sides a chance to question the opposing side's witnesses. All 60 witnesses scheduled to testify - ranging from Enbridge officials to representatives of environmental, tribal, labor and oil industry groups - filed written testimony earlier, so the focus is on cross-examination. That means Enbridge officials and their consultants will face potentially sharp but also arcane questioning as they try to persuade O'Reilly to recommend the state Public Utilities Commission grant a certificate of need for the project. Such MILWAUKEE (AP) N ative leaders are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Tribal leaders attending October's National Congress of American Indians in Milwaukee told Wisconsin Public Radio that recent wildfires and hurricanes are a sign of rising global temperatures. They said the federal government needs to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their call for action came shortly after President Donald Trump's administration signed a rule that would roll back the Clean Power Plan. The administration also announced months ago that it would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement aimed at reducing pollutants. Some tribes aren't waiting for federal action. The Forest County Potawatomi are trying to use solar energy in order to lower their carbon energy usage. They have 30 kilowatts of solar on top of their tribal building. They're adding 5 megawatts of power to power their casino. And they're piping in the biogas generation plant heat back into their water system to do their laundry, said Jodi Gillette, former senior policy advisor for Native American News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 See Enbridge official testifies, Page 4 Indigenous delegates raise awareness at global warming climate talks in Germany Indigenous leaders from 14 nations take part in a demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Indigenous leaders were in Berlin as part of a tour of European capitals to release new research in advance of climate talks in the German former capital Bonn during mid November. AP Photo/Michael Sohn Affairs in the Obama administration. The Oneida, Ho-Chunk and Menominee tribes are also working to reduce carbon emissions. Federal agencies are working to understand the science behind climate change, said John Tahsuda, an Interior Department official. What is the science of it, what's going on, because if we don't understand the science, then we don't know how to address it adequately, Tahsuda said. 14-year-old shot by deputy: Chippewa teen was home with flu before county deputy shot him twice MADISON, Wis. (NFIC/AP) A Wisconsin eighth-grader fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy on the Bad River Indian reservation came home from school with the flu the morning of the shooting but it's unclear why he left the home, his grandparents said Nov. 10th. An Ashland County sheriff's deputy shot 14-year-old Jason Pero just before noon on Nov. 8 outside his home on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation, a sprawling wooded area about 300 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin. Investigators said deputies were responding to a call about a male subject walking down the street with a knife around 11:40 a.m. According to a statement released Nov. 11th by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, they determined the phone call to police was allegedly made by Pero himself. Relatives questioned whether the boy had a knife or why a taser was not used. National Congress seeks climate change action See Teen was home with, Page 5 14-year-old Jason Pero. Facebook Photo

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