Mark Trahant

University of North Dakota

Mark Trahant is Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota. He blogs at Trahant Reports. A member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in Idaho, he is a former president of the Native American Journalists Association.

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The  Army Corps of Engineers  has done a 180 on the Dakota Access Pipeline, turning victory into another battle for Native Americans.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is back in business

The Army Corps of Engineers has done a 180 on the Dakota Access Pipeline, turning victory into another battle for Native Americans.

from To the Point

The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates the supposedly peaceful partnership between early European settlers and the natives who lived in America first.

American-Indian wars, 21st century style

The Thanksgiving holiday celebrates the supposedly peaceful partnership between early European settlers and the natives who lived in America first.

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So the major talking point for the Oregon protesters is about taking back the land from the federal government.

Native American Reaction to the Oregon Land Protest

So the major talking point for the Oregon protesters is about taking back the land from the federal government.

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