Nicole over at The Madlab Post is hosting a blogathon highlighting the injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is threatening the water and land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. To see what’s at stake, take a moment – well, just 8 minutes really – to watch this eye-opening documentary short by Lucian Read.
And head on over to The Madlab Post to see how you can join the #DeFundDAPL movement and what you can do to help.
Thanks Nicole for helping to bring attention to this important issue!
Thank you, Michele, and thank you Nicole, for setting this in motion, and for calling attention to this controversial and divisive pipeline project. Native American lives matter. The Standing Rock Sioux and other local residents along the pipeline route through four states deserve to have their privacy respected, their native land preserved and the project’s long term impact studied thoroughly, honestly and impartially, not fast tracked to completion to placate vested interests.
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Very well said Tom. Very well said! Vested interests = Big Oil and the banks, who never have the well-being of anyone or anything in mind. They only care about the bottom line and humongous profits. Sad, sad, sad.
Thanks for sharing this Michele – I’ve been trying to keep up with it on the internet as I haven’t seen it mentioned once on the news here in the UK. Too many governments, and big businesses take no notice of what they’re actually taking from people when they make their decisions, and what they take is history, culture, and a people’s sense of place.
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So true. Sad, and true. I hope the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is successful in their protest. I fear not though: we’re just the little guys who are often so seemingly powerless over Big Business. It’s a sad fact. BUT, there are successes so let’s hope this is one of them…
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Thank you for posting about this Mni Wiconi blogathon and showcasing the film about the stand at Standing Rock! Thomas’ comment sums everything up pretty well about it being important for the Sioux Tribe and people across four states to have their privacy and land protected.
To learn that news about it is also sparse among citizens in neighboring countries such as the UK, as Pamela points out, goes to show shameful media suppression of an issue such as Indigenous communities trying to protect their rights and clean water really is here in the states. A journalist from Canada was detained at the airport while traveling to North Dakota to gather and distribute real news about what is going on at Standing Rock.
It’s a disgrace how far corporate interests, politics and the media will go to keep news about this situation from reaching the mass population of people. One must wonder WHY they do this.
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Thank you for posting about this! I’ve actually seen more foreign press covering it than U.S. press, which is a pathetic state of affairs. The only place I’ve been able to find information is in Native periodicals. We need all the help we can get to let people know what’s happening!