FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Families of Navajo war veterans who were honored at the White House say they were dumbfounded that President Donald Trump used the event to take a political jab at a Massachusetts senator, demeaning their work with an unbreakable code that helped the U.S. win World War II. Trump turned to a nickname…
When the government is out to accomplish something, there is nothing to stop them. That betrays trust and gives a sense of hopelessness to the people.
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The announcement comes as dozens of protestors were arrested at a Bismarck mall on Black Friday.
The Army Corps of Engineers announced plans on Friday to evict the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, saying anti-pipeline protestors have until December 5 to leave. The camp is a key site in the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a controversial $3.8-billion pipeline project that would run through the only water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The pipeline protestors — who call themselves water protectors — face arrest if they don’t vacate the camp in time, Col. John Henderson of the Corps said in a letter delivered to Tribal Chairman Cave Archambault II on Friday. Citing weather and safety concerns, Henderson claimed the decision was “necessary” to shield the public from “the violent confrontation between protestors and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area.”
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Water is sacred, it gives life to everything and without water there is no life. Non-violent direct action Water Protectors have tried to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (aka DAPL), which will traverse four states.
The Water Protectors are concerned oil will leak into the tribe’s water supply. Other tribes and environmental groups are among those who have joined the tribe’s cause and as of Sept. 26, 2016 there are 280 nations and allies with more than 4,000 people making Standing Rock the 15th largest city in No. Dakota, but they need OUR help.
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIGENOUS EFFORTS AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
1. It’s Not Political – It’s Life and Death
2. This Is a Women-Led Issue ~ Women are the protectors of water and life
3. Our Movement Is Non-Violent Direct Action ~ No guns…
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