Note: TarheelDem lived on the Standing Rock Rez some decades ago, and will be feeling all this very personally.
Democracy Now: ‘Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: Dakota Access Pipeline “Is Threatening the Lives of My Tribe”, August 23, 2016 video and transcript
“In North Dakota, indigenous activists are continuing to protest the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which they say would threaten to contaminate the Missouri River. More than a thousand indigenous activists from dozens of different tribes across the country have traveled to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, which was launched on April 1 by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The protests have so far shut down construction along parts of the pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has also sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its approval of the pipeline. For more, we’re joined by Dave Archambault, chairperson of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He’s in Washington, D.C., where there is a hearing in the tribe’s lawsuit on Wednesday”.
from Aug. 23
(transcript of Winona’s interview)
(transcript of the video above)
No Comment. He knew about it when he was kissin’ babbies in Window Rock (Dineh capital), years ago,
‘Winona LaDuke on the Dakota Access Pipeline: What Would Sitting Bull Do?’‘I am not sure how badly North Dakota wants this pipeline. If there is to be a battle over the Dakota Access, I would not bet against a people with nothing else left but a land and a river.’; yesmagazine.org
Judge Boasberg will issue his ruling on a temporary injunction barring further construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Seen on the hashtag: ‘Make America Turtle Island Again’
(Santee Sioux John Trudell (Rest In Power) would be there Rockin the Rez.)