Monday, August 15, 2016

Native American Youth to Obama: 'Rezpect' Our Water

Courtesy Jose Ventura
Runners in front of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Native American youth are at the helm of a protest against a 1,168-mile long pipeline that would threaten their sacred land and drinking water.
by Tara Houska 
   On Saturday, a 2,000-mile relay run from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. culminated with dozens of Native Americans singing and marching in front of the White House.
   Thirty Native youth from the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) traveled to the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop construction of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
   The pipeline will send 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day through North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, and Iowa. The 1,168-mile long pipeline is set to pass through the Missouri River, less than a mile upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation...

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