The Struggle Continues

You may have finally seen a bit of media coverage with the latest news in regard to Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline. On December 4, The Army Corps of Engineers stated they would not grant the easement for DAPL to bore underneath Lake Oahe and will require a full environmental impact statement (EIS) before construction can progress. As you can imagine this was welcomed news, an answer to the people’s prayers and heightened voices but it certainly does not mean this is over and we can now wash our hands of this. DAPL still has their construction equipment…

National Day of Action at Denver University

November 15 was a National day of action for those who stand in alliance with Standing Rock and oppose the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline. A project that has already desecrated thousands of ancestral gravesite’s and would pollute drinking water for 10 million + (Read more here Still Standing, Standing in solidarity with Standing Rock). People all over gathered, prayed, held ceremony, marched, occupied space, and took direct action like those who locked themselves to the doors of banks who are heavily invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Coincidentally, if you believe in coincidences, the 2nd annual Pipeline Leadership Conference was held on…

Still Standing

It would feel rather dishonest and disrespectful to post in regards to anything other than the happenings at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. These happenings have infiltrated my mind and heart. I am shocked by people’s resistance to be involved or even to be aware of this grave issue. More so, I am moved by our brothers and sisters resistance toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 3.8 billion dollar project that will affect way more than the 8,000 people living within the Standing Rock Reservation. They stand in peaceful prayer to protect the most sacred, life-giving source, Water. They stand…

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Where do you stand if you don’t stand with the land? What is sacred if not our source? If you haven’t guessed by now I am referencing the manipulation of power and greed that is the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s as if we have been given a magnifying glass to have a closer look at the divided nature of humans. On one side we have those protecting the little freedom they were once warranted, protecting all of our rights to clean water, working with nature, protecting our past, present, and future. On the other side we have those protecting greed,…