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U.S. Bans Native Americans From Protests On Their Own Land

 
 
Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 09:49 pm
U.S. Bans Native Americans From Protests On Their Own Land – Send In Police To Remove Protesters

A North Dakota federal court has prohibited indigenous tribes from protesting the Bakken pipeline on their own reservations.
Dakota Access, a developer of the pipeline, filed the report citing “Worker and law enforcement safety was at risk”.
This reaction originates from the non-violent protest by the Sanding Rock, Rose Bud and lower Brule Sioux.Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said, “as we have said from the beginning, demonstrations regarding Dakota Access must be peaceful.”
Even though there had been no report of violent confrontation with police or otherwise, removing the protest encampments and demonstrators may proceed.
The Bakken pipeline is the less popular version of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Bakken pipeline is 1,134-mile long underground oil pipeline project for crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in Northwest North Dakota, through SouthDakota, Iowa and end in Patoka, Illinois.
The Bakken project runs through Native American sacred sites, water sources, such as the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.When money is to be made like $3.8-billion and 570,000 barrels of sweet crude oil every day to feedAmerica’s oil habit, we don’t let scared sites or ecosystems get in the way.
Take for example when trespassing settlers found gold in Pahá Sápa or the black hills in 1874.
The black hills where Dakota land by treaty with the United States,once gold was found in Pahá Sápa, the US rescinded the treaty. After the US broke the treaty the gave the Dakota 6 smaller land parcels.
To the Dakota, Pahá Sápa was sacred and no 6 parcels could replace it.When it comes to profit there is nothing sacred enough.
We also have to take into account the environmental destruction the Bakken pipeline will spread across over 1,100 miles?The process used by Dakota Access is Hydraulic fracturing from North Dakota’s oil-rich Bakken Formation.Hydraulic fracturing or “Fracking” has many environmental hazards that outweigh the economic benefits.
Increased seismic activity is felt along dormant or long quiet fault lines.One of the big issues with fracking has the potential to contaminate ground and surface water.Here is a video with some lighting their water on fire with fracking going on nearby.

Let’s also remember Native American tribes were not given the right to free speech, press, and assembly until the Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA) in 1968.
Even now those right are selective and arbitrarily removed at the whim of the state whenever it best profits their
http://theindigenouspeople.com/2016/09/04/u-s-government-bans-native-american-tribe-from-protesting-on-their-own-land-send-in-police-to-remove-protesters/
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2016 05:25 pm
I fail to understand why so few people are paying attention to this ongoing story.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2016 05:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'm paying attention and my immediate response is What the ****?
I understand there are a number of people I respect here who don't like that language. I don't like the storyline, and that is a visceral reaction.
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ekename
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2016 01:30 am
@edgarblythe,
Gov. Jack Dalrymple is activating the North Dakota National Guard ahead of a federal judge’s impending ruling on a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to stop the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline.

https://bakken.com/news/id/256776/latest-north-dakota-activates-guard-protests/

As we say round these parts, write your Congressman.

Then discover that mineral wealth trumps pollution and the rights of landowners.

What ever you do by way of protest , don't form an underground movement.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2016 02:02 am
@ekename,
humph
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2016 04:49 am
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