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Our Take: #NODAPL

Big news rolled in yesterday, granting a major victory to #NODAPL Water Protectors: The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, effectively halting the construction of the pipeline just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. After a nearly two-year battle during which peaceful Indigenous protestors were met by brutal police violence and military-grade force, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has—for now, at least—protected its sole water source.

The Indigenous-led #NODAPL captured the attention of mainstream media, both in the United States and around the globe. Yesterday’s development marked a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the #NODAPL protest itself has been a wake-up call to everyone else: The centuries-long plague of state-sanctioned violence against Native American citizens must be recognized, stopped, and rectified.

The Bitch Media Crew

Media Roundup

  Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, granting a major victory to the Water Protectors who have been demonstrating for months. [NPR] 

  Read the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s statement on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to not grant easement. [Stand with Standing Rock] 

  Watch the Water Protectors erupt in celebration after finding out that the Army Corps denied the Dakota Access Pipeline’s route. [NBC]

  Here’s a timeline of #NODAPL. [Mother Jones]

  In October, Facebook was full of folks checking in at Standing Rock in solidarity. [The Atlantic] 

  Last week on Backtalk, Sarah and Amy talked about keeping Standing Rock in the news and on our minds, and how we can continue to support the movement to protect clean water and more. [Bitch Media] 

  What does President Trump mean for Standing Rock? [truthout]

What you can do so far

Like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Remember that police violence against Native Americans goes far beyond Standing Rock. [538]

Watch Water is Life, a short documentary about #NoDAPL.

Host a teach in on your campus or in your community with the Standing Rock Syllabus


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