Listen to Hartmann’s presentation at MCTV, from the Nolumbeka Project:
Abbie Isaacs of MyNBC5 – carried by WPTZ out of Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT – ran a story last night on the reaction of some Vermonters to the news of President Donald Trump’s move to reactivate the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. On Tuesday (1/24/17) he signed a presidential memorandum to move the projects ahead, against longstanding and – to this point – successful opposition. Native people have increasingly stood up as Protectors for the land and water, and have found allies in this increasingly contentious struggle against exploitation and disregard for basic rights. Variations on this theme are occurring everywhere, including here in N’dakinna.
In the Rewrite, Lawrence O’Donnell explains why a protest by Native Americans in North Dakota reminds us of the history American always tries to forget. One of the most candid and powerful statements made in a long, long time.
“Too many times our Native American brothers and sisters have seen the profits of huge corporations put ahead of their sovereign rights.” – Bernie Sanders