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Showdown at Standing Rock Is Not Just About the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Sioux are not alone among indigenous people pushing for the rights and protections they've long been denied
What began as a legal battle between the Sioux Tribe and the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline has turned into a movement that suggests something bigger is brewing.
Sunday night at Standing Rock in North Dakota, police injured as many as 300 protesters leaving at least one young woman in critical condition, and at least 26 people seeking medical care at nearby hospitals, according to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council. The police attack on an estimated 400 people included a barrage of rubber bullets, tear gas, concussion grenades, and pelts of icy water despite the freezing temperatures. At least 16 people were arrested on Monday after continued demonstrations.
Kendrick Eagle, 23, raises his 4 brothers on his own. In 2014 he met President Obama on the Standing Rock reservation where he lives. Listen to the beautiful, heartfelt message he has for Obama as Standing Rock and the world fight to secure clean water for his generation and all those to follow. (see video: Kendrick Eagle Message to Obama)
For months, the North Dakota Access Pipeline has been protested by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 other tribes from across the United States. Many non-Natice activists have joined as allies, including environmentalist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben, who is urging the American public to pay attention by reporting through his personal twitter page.
Over 300 cities around the world have joined the resistance in protest and outspoken solidarity. The refrain of the protest is simple: clean water is not a political issue. It’s a right—a global human right.
In 2015, NASA’s satellite data revealed that 21 of the world’s 37 large aquifers are severely water-stressed. The UN estimates one fifth of the world’s population already lives in water-stressed conditions. The New York Times recently reported that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will give grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams, and drainage systems. From the contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan to the escalated urgency of the North Dakota Access Pipeline protests, this reality means problems surrounding clean water access are not likely to fade away quietly.
The outcome of this battle, and the way it gets told, may set the stage for similar environmental and humanitarian disputes yet to come.
The BLACK SNAKE PROPHECY
Black Snake Prophecy Happening NOW - Standing Rock
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*The “Elders” of the Tribes relate a story about a catastrophe foretold, and their taking a stand is to protect the waterways and the natural environment so that AFTER THIS CATASTROPHE (NIBIRU) there will be fresh water for the people. (Black Snake Prophecy)
Showdown at Standing Rock Is Not Just About the Dakota Access Pipeline The Sioux are not alone among indigenous people pushing for the rights and protections they've long been denied
CNN, Mainstream TV News Continues Ignoring Dakota Access Pipeline. A lazy mainstream media propagates false narratives based on second-hand sources