Tbh I didn’t even have to read Lily’s reply to get angry all I saw was the icon and I was mad already
Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.
Niijii Radio is your community radio station serving the White Earth Reservation and surrounding communities. Our signal reaches a 50 mile radius of our tower location reaching the communities on the reseration of Mahnomen, White Earth, Waubun, Ogema, Ponsford, Naytahwaush, and Callaway. We also reach the communities of Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, Audobun, Lake Park, Hawley, Frazee, Perham, Wadena, and Pelican Rapids.
In 2008, we were awarded a construction license for a community based radio station by the Federal Communications Commission. In 2009-2011, we struggled with this opportunity, and received a large PTFP grant of $466,000 to build a radio station, secure transmitter space and be on the air. With your support we continue on air.
Our purpose is to have a positive effect on the lives of the people living on the White Earth Anishinaabe reservation as well as the surrounding communities through the public discussion of issues and events that will impact the consciousness of the community. We now play music which comes from our Anishinaabeg people, have language, and Indigenous news programs, and are beginning to allow the beauty of our community to resonate again on the airwaves. We also stream our content across the nation, reaching 10,00 plus tribal members in urban areas. This is very significant, as our reservation is both economically poor and remote- the poorest county in Minnesota- Mahnomen County is completely encompassed by the reservation (over one half the children live below the poverty level), and many people do not have phone or internet service. Radio, however, remains intact and free.
The White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and serves as the licensee of NIIJII Broadcasting. Our board of five members represents significant expertise in a wide arena of work, geographic and ethnic diversity.
The Goals of Niijii Broadcasting are as follows:
1. To be a resource of local, regional, and world news;
2. To bring educational information to our listeners in the form of locally created programming, other community station programming, and through airing nationally syndicated programs;
3. To assure that arts, history, and culture thrive in and throughout our listening community;
4. To bring a balanced voice to our community to foster the elements of justice.
Human Rights Watch urged Attorney General Holder to take the following steps at the federal level:
- Push for improvements in the federal collection of data on the use of excessive force by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Federal law (42 USC 14142) requires the US attorney general to collect data on the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers but does not require state, local, and tribal law enforcement to submit any information to the US government on excessive force incidents. The Justice Department has not collected – or has not been able to collect – that data in any useful way. Holder should work with Congress to give incentives to state and local authorities to provide data on excessive force incidents.
- Press Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. The End Racial Profiling Act, which had been co-sponsored by President Barack Obama when he was a US senator, is pending before the US Congress. It would condition federal funding in part on certification by local law enforcement agencies that their members had been trained to eliminate practices that result in or encourage racial profiling. Training to eliminate racial profiling may help local law enforcement officials recognize bias and how it can affect their policing decisions and interactions with community members.
- Issue updated, stronger racial profiling guidance at the federal level. The New York Timesreported in April that the Justice Department was on the verge of issuing an updated, stronger version of its Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, first issued by the George W. Bush administration in 2003. The updated version has yet to be released.
“The unrest in Ferguson points to broader problems of policing in the US,” Morales said. “Ferguson is calling for changes. Attorney General Holder should offer them real reform.”
Photo: A line of police officers yells at a crowd of rowdy demonstrators during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. © 2014 Reuters
I went back and read what Kris wrote so far for the ConDes fic and god I forget what a ridiculously difficult person Connor is sometimes
Guys, if you speak Japanese or Korean, or even if you don’t, please send a message to sercgakisei because he’s a disabled non-binary Korean/Chinese/Japanese teen who has been bullied by weeaboos on this site for not speaking English very well. His father has taken over his account and will translate the English messages for him.
please do this