Saturday, January 14

A Murky Legal Mess at Standing Rock

The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline are not over. Protesters plant a flag on Turtle Hill. Jan, 7
"In early September, Allisha LaBarge, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, travelled from Hibbing, Minnesota, to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, in North Dakota, where she began living in a tepee and taking part in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is meant to transport oil eleven hundred and seventy miles to Illinois. LaBarge, who is thirty-four, joined the protest camps, she said, because she believed that the pipeline, which some Native Americans call 'the black snake,' would pollute the Missouri River, violate treaty rights, and harm lands and burial grounds sacred to the Sioux. ..."
New Yorker
These Striking Images Prove the Fight for Standing Rock Is Far From Over
Standing Rock 2017: The Fight is Not Over
Columbia Journalism Review: Two journalists—father and daughter—on covering Standing Rock
‘Standing Rock Is Everywhere:’ An Interview with Judith LeBlanc of the Native Organizers Alliance (SoundCloud)
YouTube: Police Brutality and Arrests Continue. Rezistance Unit's taking down barricade at Standing Rock

2011 July: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown, 2012 September: The Ghost Dance, 2016 September: A History and Future of Resistance, 2016 November: Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 2016 December: Police Violence Against Native Americans Goes Far Beyond Standing Rock, 2016 December: Dakota Protesters Say Belle Fourche Oil Spill 'Validates Struggle'