Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Folks, if there was ever a time to stand with the water protectors, with Indigenous people, with the Oceti Sakowin, with Mother Earth [then] NOW, right now is that time. The rape of our planet is real. The destruction of our sacred mother is real. Donald Trump has already made clear his disrespect and disdain for the sacredness of women everywhere and now he's going to prove his complete disregard for our Mother. Once our sacred rivers are destroyed by construction, pollution, and pipeline leaks, we will never be able to resurrect them. They will be gone forever. All of the fish, plants, food, medicine, and wildlife that rely on them will die too. It will be our children who pay the price.

Linda Black Elk
via Facebook
January 24, 2017


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Related Off-site Links:
Trump Gives Green Light to Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines – Brian Naylor (NPR News, January 24, 2017).
Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama – Peter Baker and Coral Davenport (The New York Times, January 24, 2017).
Trump Dakota Access Pipeline Executive Order: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know – Jessica McBride (Heavy, January 24, 2017).
Indigenous Leaders Call for Mass Resistance Against Trump's Orders to Revive Oil PipelinesThe Real News (January 24, 2017).
It's Not Just About a Pipeline. Native Activists Say Dakota Battle is Their Biggest Stand in Decades – Sandy Tolan (PRI, November 4, 2016).
Bernie Sanders Vows to "Stop These Pipelines," Block Keystone and Dakota Construction – Chris Riotta (International Business Times, January 24, 2017).
Dakota Access Pipeline Company and Donald Trump Have Close Financial Ties – Oliver Milman (The Guardian, October 26, 2016).

UPDATES: Thousands Take Part in Emergency Protests over Trump's Move to Revive Pipeline ProjectsThe Guardian (January 25, 2017).
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman: Trump Cannot Steamroll Over the Constitution and Our TreatiesNative News Online (January 25, 2017).
On Pipelines, Donald Trump Looks Backward – Bill McKibben (The New York Times, January 25, 2017).
Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL is Now Open – Jake Tracy (Yes!, January 25, 2017).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"It Is All Connected"
At Standing Rock and Beyond, Celebrating and Giving Thanks for a "Historic Decision"
Standing in Prayer and Solidarity with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock
Standing Together
Quote of the Day – August 19, 2016
Something to Think About – October 13, 2015
Words of Wisdom on Indigenous Peoples Day
Something to Think About – April 22, 2014
Threshold Musings
"Something Sacred Dwells There"

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