Standing Rock protest

Tribes Nationwide Cheer DAPL Shutdown

By Talli Nauman, Esperanza Project

FT. YATES, North Dakota — Tribal leaders and constituents across Lakota Territory and elsewhere welcomed a hard-won court order on July 6 to shut off the oil flow in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within 30 days. “Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” said Mike Faith, chair of the tribe headquartered at Ft. Yates. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.” His tribe, followed by the Cheyenne River, Yankton, and Oglala Sioux tribes, sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for breaking federal laws and glossing over the devastating consequences of a potential oil spill in the Missouri River’s Oahe Reservoir when permitting the pipeline crossing upstream from drinking water supply intakes here in 2016. Chair Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux...

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 6 Severn Cullis-Suzuki

By Vicki Robin, Severn Cullis-Suzuki,

July 9, 2020 In today’s episode, Severn Cullis-Suzuki gives her perspective that spans from addressing the UN at age 12 through to her life-long activism for environment and indigenous rights. Her insights include: The serendipity that led to speaking at the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992 and the impact of this message that went viral. The disconnect between what we value as individuals and what our society upholds. The care of earth and its natural systems as fundamental to indigenous values. The opportunity within this current moment of global humility for mainstream society to learn from ancient cultures who’ve survived and can show us the way. Transcript Vicki Robin: Hi, I'm Vicki Robin. In partnership with the Post Carbon Institute, I'm hosting short to the point conversations with diverse cultural scouts asking each one the same question: What could possibly go right? The invitation is to see through these wise...