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A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past

posted on September 7, 2016

At The New Yorker, Bill McKibben writes, “This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a hundred tribes, have camped out on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, which straddles the border between the Dakotas, along the Missouri River. … They’re there to protest plans for a proposed oil pipeline that they say would contaminate the reservation’s water; in fact, they’re calling themselves protectors, not protesters.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the pipeline, which the Sioux tribe says will “require digging up sacred spots and old burial grounds.”

Read at The New Yorker