National Congress of American Indians Demands a Halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Originally posted on LRInspire:
On August 29th, the National Congress of American Indians issued a call to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska…

Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances with environmental groups and appropriates conservation and preservation ethics in order to reclaim the land. Indigenous articulations of environmentalism at Bears Ears disrupt the colonial temporal and spatial logics that undergird dominant American imaginaries of wilderness and antiquity, reattaching Native peoples to the land by centering Native American relationships to the natural world as indispensable to the future of preservation and conservation in the U.S.

Abstract: This thesis explores how an inter-tribal coalition in Southern Utah is strategically mobilizing environmental ethics in order to guarantee access to tribal homelands. Facing serious threat from Anglo communities in Utah who use race and religion to produce themselves as the authentic local population, the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances […] … More Inter-Tribal Coalition forges new kinds of alliances with environmental groups and appropriates conservation and preservation ethics in order to reclaim the land. Indigenous articulations of environmentalism at Bears Ears disrupt the colonial temporal and spatial logics that undergird dominant American imaginaries of wilderness and antiquity, reattaching Native peoples to the land by centering Native American relationships to the natural world as indispensable to the future of preservation and conservation in the U.S.

On indigenous environmentalism: Caroline K. Goodman, Reclaiming the Land: Indigenous Articulations of Environmentalism at Bears Ears, MA Dissertation, University of New Mexico, 2016

Originally posted on settler colonial studies blog:
Abstract: This thesis explores how an inter-tribal coalition in Southern Utah is strategically mobilizing environmental ethics in order to guarantee access to tribal homelands. Facing serious threat from Anglo communities in Utah who use race and religion to produce themselves as the authentic local population, the Bears Ears…

I’m not against petroleum. I am against irresponsible use of the valuable god-given resource by burning it away like there is no tomorrow.

August 1, 2016 Dena Jensen via “I can clearly see that the issue is not petroleum vs. environment.” – Whatcom County Council Member Satpal Sidhu / Noisy Waters Northwest — noisy waters northwest