Counter Stories: Native Americans celebrate significant wins

Protesters march from Peavey Park to U.S. Bank Stadium
Protesters march from Peavey Park to U.S. Bank Stadium to protest the use of the name of the Washington NFL football team, and the names of some other pro sports teams, before Washington's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Richard Tsong-Taatrarii | Star Tribune via AP 2019

The past few weeks have been filled with significant news for Native Americans.

Washington's football team says it's dropping its name and Indian head logo, which Native Americans have long protested were culturally offensive.

The Supreme Court recognized the validity of a tribal treaty in Oklahoma.

And a federal judge sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.

Another court has since said the pipeline can keep operating in the meantime, but still, many Native Americans see these developments as victories they didn't think were possible.

What might they mean for the future?

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and Patina Park, Director of Tribal State Relations for the State of Minnesota, joined the Counter Stories hosts this week.

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