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Feb 21, 2017

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Articles referenced in this episode:


Title: Rounds: Expunge Old Native American Laws
Sub-Title: SD Sen. wants to remove outdated Native American Laws as a way to reconcile
Author: ICMN Staff • February 9, 2017


Title: We Are Not a Nation of Immigrants
Sub-Title: Immigration conversation is opportune time to reflect on the First People of this land
Author: Spotted Crow Mann 
Date: February 11, 2017


Message from co-host Michael Kickingbear…

My-cohost Dave has been a long time advocate for clean water, trying to bring awareness to the stubborn (such as myself) about the threats that are happening right now to available groundwater sources across the country.
This week, dave sent me a segment from the Russia Today online media network from their “big picture” news show, hosted by Thom Hartman. In this Segment, he interviews Kevin Kamps, a staff member at who mission is to “educate and activate the public about the connections between Nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon them both to safeguard our futures. Kevin specializes and reports on the Nuclear waste sector.

Mr. Kamps mentioned that the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest groundwater source in the middle of the nation is under a triple threat:

1.) Due to heavy agriculture in the midwest (watering crops), the levels in the aquifer are steadily dropping, and not getting naturally replenished fast enough. (Only about one inch per year from rainfall)

2.) The newly resurrected XL Pipeline project will be built over a good portion of the aquifer. If it leaks, and it will, that will threaten the water supply.


Watch The RT Episode here:

Kevin Kamps at

Watch “Pumped Dry: A race to the bottom of the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas”

Here are the states that rely on the Ogallala Aquifer:


Here is the planned route of the XL pipeline:

As you can see, the pipeline route runs through the states that rely on the Ogallala Aquifer the most. They are ALSO heavy food producing states!


Title: International Indian Treaty Council: Trump’s Executive Orders Violate Treaties
Sub-Title: The IITC calls for vigilance against Trump's slash and burn tactics and violation of legal and human rights
Andrea Carmen and Roberto Borrero, International Indian Treaty Council 


TITLE: Fewer immigrants are entering the U.S. illegally, and that’s changed the border security debate
Author: By Jerry Markon May 27, 2015


Music in this episode: Northern Cree
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