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Native independence events snuff out governor’s fireworks dreams

Civil disobedience arrests draw attention to treaty rights violated under U.S. Constitution

RAPID CITY – Grassroots Native treaty rights events here during the national Independence Day holiday this 4th of July featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action: Four indigenous technical climbers scaled downtown’s landmark private grain elevator to drop a gigantic, inverted U.S. flag from the top. “An upside-down flag represents being in distress and […]

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