A Turning Point at Standing Rock?

by VanessaVaile

Thoughtful reflection on hopeful news about #StandingRock by @SarahVanGelder of @YesMagazine. And, yes, in case you’re wondering, we’ll be sharing even more great WP articles that are not just about adjuncts. The #PrecarityNetwork beat includes social justice

The Revolution Where You Live

Prayer and resistance, rebuilding and a Just Transition Village. There’s renewed hope now for a path through the next days and the next 100 years.

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Is this the turning point for the Dakota Access Pipeline? Word spread through the camp on Friday of a discussion between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that could mean a breakthrough.

“This proves that our prayers are really strong from the Oceti Sakowin camp,” Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network told me. “Our elders told us to focus on praying for the federal agencies and the US government and North Dakota to hear what we were doing and saying: we have to protect the sacredness of the water.”

According to reports from the Indigenous Environmental Network, Colonel John W. Henderson of the Corps promised the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that no permit would be issued to drill the Dakota…

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