Although there are many similaritys between the Civil Rights movement and current civil rights issues with Native Americans, there are also many differences. An example of this is how many Native Americans way of life is being threatened. According to Michael McLaughlin of Huffington post, "A Native American tribe had argued that an oil-filled pipeline would violate their freedom of religion". This was not an issue with previous civil rights disputes. They are also in a different possision because they are on their own land as seen in the map below.