by SCOTT WILLIAMS
One hundred and forty years after the battle of Little Bighorn, the same broken treaties the U.S. government has perpetuated against the Native Americans for centuries have fueled the next big fight for the Natives: the Dakota Access Pipeline. This is a story all too familiar to the Native Americans, but instead of breaking laws and treaties in search of gold, the government now repeats its offenses in search of oil.
In January 2015, a company called Dakota Access used loopholes in legislation to bypass normal procedures to install a 1,172 mile-long pipeline through North and South Dakota, Iowa, and into Illinois. The pipeline would pump 570,000 barrels of crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to meet up with existing pipelines in Patoka, Illinois. Aside from the environmental threats, there is another reason the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is fighting to stop it — the government’s continuation of its history of broken promises.
Educate yourself: a brief run-down on each presidential candidate and their stand on major policies
by JESSICA HOLLAN
The most recent presidential debate took place Monday, Sept. 26 and left many people unsure of where the candidates stood, and who they agreed with. Therefore, we at The Tystenac have put together a chart so that you, our fellow Dragons, can see which candidate best agrees with your own views. To decide which ten (out of very many) policies to look over, we looked to US News, who reported in “Google's most searched for policy issues, from June 23 to June 29” that: