2016 was a rough year. After Nov. 8, it became almost unlivable. In my case, a sustained state of anxiety and depression erupted occasionally into nausea and panic. Behaviors buried since the Bush era made their reappearance, and I even did some brand-new things, like physically threaten someone who called me a faggot.
Standing Rock Reservation – The tribe that led the fight against Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline is expanding its commitment as a leader in addressing climate change with the creation of a public power authority to develop a 235-megawatt (MW) wind farm. Anpetu Wi – which means “breaking of a new day” in Lakota – […]
To date, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has raised nearly $2 million from nine different philanthropic foundations for pre-development work. Beginning in 2016 with the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the project has been committed to stemming the effects of climate change, recently securing a $100,000 grant from NDN Collective, a Rapid City, South Dakota-based advocacy and funding group.
Chase Iron Eyes, a member of the Great Sioux Nation and Lead Counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project talks about Standing Rock.
Correction: An archival source was named incorrectly in the credits of this video. The footage was provided by Digital Smoke Signals NOT Digital Smoke Screen…
Goodman said: “It is a great honor to be here today. The judge’s decision to reject the State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson’s attempt to prosecute a journalist—in this case, me—is a great vindication of the First Amendment.” And she added: “[W]e encourage all of the media to come here. We certainly will continue to cover this struggle.”
Amy Goodman Is Facing Jail Time for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.
Update: Case dismissed! On Monday, October 17, District Judge John Grinsteiner rejected the “riot” charge that had been leveled against Amy Goodman for her coverage of a September 3 Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Standing before the Morton County courthouse, surrounded by supporters, Goodman said: “It is a great honor to be here today.
2 1/2 years later still relevant as then
This is one of the tracks that led me to seek out the music of Turtle Island.
In November 2016, the Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie was following the news closely. Thousands of indigenous and environmental activists had gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “I have a history of painting about history,” he said recently. “And I saw this as history in the making.”