Standing Rock’s Fight for Water

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By Kat Thompson:

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota has faced media attention, police brutality, fear of contaminated water, and the harsh reality of the U.S. government’s treatment of indigenous tribes because of the proposal of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Capitalists have accused the tribe of protesting the pipeline for no reason, tortured and told to back down, and have made history by refusing to stop protecting their rights to clean water. (more…)

Water: The Flow of Life in Cherokee History

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By Nichole Sparks:

Water is a sustaining element for the survival of the human race. For indigenous communities the struggles to obtain and possess natural resources like water have been a continuous battle throughout history. With technological advances, these struggles to possess water have changed as people are less dependent on primitive ways of obtaining water and more focused on creating clean water access and ownership for communities. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma have faced struggles with ownership and possession of water over the years; (more…)