The federal government increased pressure on the few protesters remaining on Standing Rock Sioux reservation land to clear out by announcing, on Friday, its intention to dispatch Bureau of Indian Affairs agents to remove protesters from the site, the Washington Post reports. These protesters oppose the $3.7 billion…
This week, a grossly hypocritical Senate Committee appointment went into effect rather sneakily. Mic reported that on Tuesday Republican North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was elected chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The North Dakota House sent the Senate a bill that, if signed, would give fertilized eggs full civil rights— outlawing abortion. Governor John Hoeven opposes abortion bans without rape, incest or maternal health exceptions. [KXMC]