A regulatory panel in Minnesota cleared the way for the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline replacement over the objections of tribes and environmental organizations. At least one member of the panel said he felt like the decision to approve the project was made “with a gun to our head.” A children’s book award abandons the name of beloved author because of her repeated racist verbal affronts toward Native Americans. And a Cherokee nurse, who happens to be the tribal chairman’s son, incites a health panic after repeatedly reusing a hypodermic injection needle on dozens of patients. We’ll also get a rundown of Native candidates in the primaries in our regular round-up of the news.
Paul DeMain (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Ojibwe descent) – editor of News for Indian Country
Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo) – founder of American Indians in Children’s Literature blog
Break 1 Music: Witchi Tai To (song) Joy Harjo (artist) Winding Through the Milky Way (album)
Break 2 Music: Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (song) A Tribe Called Red (artist) Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (single)