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'Single Payer' Healthcare Has Failed The U.S. Indian Health Service -- So Why Does The Left Keep Advocating It?

Paul Hsieh - Forbes

It’s a common scenario: A distraught mother brings her young child to the pediatrician, seeking antibiotics for her child’s cold. The doctor determines that the child has a viral infection, not bacterial. Most responsible physicians would explain that prescribing antibiotics could harm to the child (in the form of side effects without benefits) and would worsen the public health problem of drug-resistant bacteria. They understand that antibiotics would be a false “solution” to the problem, and instead help provide other supportive care appropriate to the child’s condition.

Breaking: Dakota Access Pipeline Approved

Chelsey Luger - Indian Country Today

Despite the strong opposition of several tribes, the Army Corps of Engineers has approved nearly all permits to build the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Construction has already begun in all four states along its path.

“We are saddened to hear of this permit approval but knew the writing was on the wall,” the Indigenous Environmental Network said in a statement. “The Corps has a long history of going against the wishes and health of tribal nations.”

When Will There Be a Native American President?

Gyasi Ross - Indian Country Today

QUESTION:

Can we honestly tell our beautiful and brilliant Native children that, in 2016, they can grow up and be President of the United States of America?

SHORT ANSWER:

Probably not. Based upon the evidence (as opposed to optimism or good feelings), America does not seem to fully accept Natives as real-life human beings -- thus it will likely be a few generations before we can seriously contemplate that. 

Notoriously violent N.S. gang recruiting women, girls and pimping them out in Ontario: police

Jennifer O'Brien, Postmedia Network

A notoriously violent gang rooted in Nova Scotia is recruiting girls and young women in Southwestern Ontario and pimping them out along the Highway 401 corridor, say police and women’s advocates.

Members of North Preston’s Finest are among gangs operating in the region, the OPP say.

The gang has been connecting with area girls and women for more than a year, said the head of the London Abused Women’s Centre that has been focused on victims of sex trafficking.

Indigenous women photographers create online community to share images, stories

Tim Fontaine, CBC News

Photo: Indigenous women march on Vancouver's downtown eastside. An image from Jessica Wood's photoessay, "Their Spirits Live Within Us." (Jessica Wood/Tea and Bannock)

From fashion shoots to a first-time moose-hunt, a new website has given a group of Indigenous women photographers a place where they can share their work and stories amongst themselves and with a growing audience.

Australia orders inquiry after teenage prisoners teargassed, stripped naked

Thomson Reuters

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards teargassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.

Footage of the abuse of six Aboriginal boys in a juvenile detention centre sparked renewed criticism of Australia's treatment of Aboriginal people, or Aborigines, and their high imprisonment rate.

Cemetery walk honours children lost to Regina Indian Industrial School

CBC News

People walked to the site of a cemetery on the outskirts of Regina on Wednesday to honour the memory of up to 40 children believed to be buried there in unmarked graves.

The event is the 3rd Annual Memorial Walk for the Children and the cemetery is near the site of the old Regina Indian Industrial School.

Starting in 1890, many First Nations children from across the province were taken from their homes and educated at the Regina Indian Industrial School, which shut down in 1910.

Fort Drum soldiers pair with Air Force personnel for mortar training

- Watertown Daily Times

FORT DRUM — The coordinates were called out, the mortars were set, and the ensuing blast could be felt shaking the ground deep into the post’s ranges.

“The goal is for it to land exactly where we call it on the grid,” said Capt. Travis H. Young.

The training cycle was underway for soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.

Former Malone prison guard admits role in marijuana distribution conspiracy

- Malone Telegram

MALONE — A former corrections officer at Franklin Correctional Facility admitted Wednesday in federal court that he was part of a drug distribution conspiracy that involved more than 100 kilograms of marijuana and also involved his mother.

Bradley W. Rushford, 33, Ellenburg Depot, admitted in U.S. District Court in Plattsburg that he coordinated the transportation and delivery of marijuana loads smuggled into the United States from Canada and bound for locations throughout the eastern United States, according to a prepared statement from U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

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