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How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies

By Tracy L. Barnett Sources reviewed this article for accuracy. For Sicangu Lakota water protector Cheryl Angel, Standing Rock helped her define what she stands against: an economy rooted in extraction of resources and exploitation of people and planet. It wasn’t until she’d had some distance that the vision of what she stands for came […]

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    Before Royal Wedding Sermon, Rev. Curry Stood With Standing Rock Pipeline Opponents

    Before Royal Wedding Sermon, Rev. Curry Stood With Standing Rock Pipeline Opponents

    Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered a passionate wedding sermon to royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, also gave a powerful message about two years ago to Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at Standing Rock, North Dakota. On Sept. 24, 2016 at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the reverend offered the Episcopal Church’s solidarity with […]

    What Standing Rock Gave the World

    What Standing Rock Gave the World

    By Jenni Monet At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous teens half a world away in Norway were tattooing their young bodies with an image of a black snake. Derived from Lakota prophecy, the creature had come to represent the controversial Dakota Access pipeline for the thousands of water protectors determined to […]

    The Old, Hidden Pipeline at the Bottom of the Great Lakes

    The Old, Hidden Pipeline at the Bottom of the Great Lakes

    By Conor Mihell At dawn, I launch my kayak and paddle into a velvety expanse of turquoise water. Here, in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, Great Lakes Michigan and Huron meet like the middle of an hourglass. To the east, the rounded form of Mackinac Island is the centerpiece of an archipelago in Lake Huron. […]

    Dakota Access Pipeline to Remain Operational During Environmental Impact Study

    Dakota Access Pipeline to Remain Operational During Environmental Impact Study

    On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) can continue operating pending an environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued the Corps in July 2016, arguing that the pipeline destroyed sacred sites and threatens the water quality of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation […]

    Standing Rock: One Year Later

    Standing Rock: One Year Later

    By Liz Blood A little over a year ago, Morgun Frejo, a member of the Pawnee, Otoe-Missouria, Navajo nations, began camping at Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock. The Missouri River is sacred to both his Pawnee and Otoe-Missouria tribes and Frejo recalls elders in both tribes telling him stories of its importance as a child. […]

    Leaked Documents Expose Military Tactics Used to Defeat Pipeline ‘Terrorists’ at Standing Rock

    Leaked Documents Expose Military Tactics Used to Defeat Pipeline ‘Terrorists’ at Standing Rock

    In September of last year, when protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota were at its peak, disturbing footage showed security personnel releasing their dogs at the peaceful water protectors. This widely shared clip sparked nationwide criticism and anger towards the controversial project. To counter the protests, DAPL parent company Energy Transfer […]

    Women Stakeholders, DAPL and Socially Responsible Investing

    Women Stakeholders, DAPL and Socially Responsible Investing

    by Rebecca Adamson The McKinsey Global Institute’s report, The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth, concluded that, “Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women … do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy […]