Indigenous

Nika Knight, staff writer
Water protectors peacefully sang, drummed, and chanted as riot police blocked them from the pipeline drill site.
Water protectors battling the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline once again faced down police in riot gear, tear gas, and arrests on Monday as Indigenous activists attempted to hold a peaceful prayer walk at the pipeline drilling site alongside the Missouri River near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Observers were swift to call attention to the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 "Just as Indigenous Peoples are showing unwavering strength down at Standing Rock, our peoples are not afraid and are ready to do what needs to be done to stop the pipelines and protect our water and our next generations," Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, pictured here, said after the Enbridge Line 3 expansion was announced.(Photo: Derek Nepinak/Facebook)
Buoyed by the success of Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (...
Activists are also pushing for DAPL's financial supporters to divest from the project. (Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr/cc)
Water protectors in North Dakota are launching the next phase of resistance...

Further

This week gave us an appalling view of American "justice" in all its white privilege and cognitive dissonance: The acquittal of a bunch of ignorant, armed, white, male hooligans who laid boisterous claim to Oregon land that was never theirs, and the tear-gassing, shooting and arrest of peaceful, praying Standing Rock Sioux seeking to protect their own revered land/water from destruction - to "do something good and right." After 500 brutal years, shame, America, again.
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