Sam and Sallie Walton were the great-grandparents of Angela Walton-Raji. Walton-Raji says she has memories of her great-grandmother, who was born into slavery but whose father was a Choctaw citizen. (Photo courtesy of Angela Walton-Raji, Underscore)

Race, sovereignty clash as Congress meddles in tribal enrollment

Members of Congress are threatening to hold up housing funds for tribes. To the chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, it’s infringing on tribal sovereignty. For those seeking citizenship, it’s a chance to change a ‘system of hidden anti-Black racism.’

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Work continues at Enbridge Line 3 construction site in minus 11 degree temperatures in Aitkin County Minnesota. (Photo by Mary Annette Pember)

'Pipe Dream': Enbridge escalates local tensions

Community crackdown on water protectors in Minnesota raises constitutional questions about free speech, assembly