As NPR's The Two-Way has just reported, American Indian Movement activist and co-founder Dennis Banks has died at the age of 80. Banks is best remembered for his activism in the 1960s and 70s, especially the occupation of Alcatraz and the 71-day standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Earlier this year, the Oregon Country Fair axed plans to display the Story Pole…a 36-foot tall wooden carving done in a distinctive, Native American style. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, its fate is still being decided.
Three Oregon Indian tribes are closely watching legislation as it moves through Capitol Hill. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act, which just passed the House of Representatives.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ denial of an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline project has opponents cheering…but some Native American activists say the fight’s not over. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports from a rally in Eugene.
Tonight, officials with the Marcola School District and Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde will hold a community meeting. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the topic will be the district’s Native American-themed name and mascot.
As winter approaches, people continue to arrive at a protest encampment at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They’re there to oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipline or DAPL. More than 100 tribes have been represented. We share some of the sounds and voices from the Standing Rock.
A national day of solidarity was held today for Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, hundreds gathered in downtown Eugene to show their support.
Today, while many other American communities are observing Columbus Day, Eugene is joining several other Pacific Northwest cities in recognizing the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples Day”. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.