November 22 2016

The Sacramento Bee – Why Yuroks stand with Sioux against North Dakota pipeline

Geneva Wiki, Program Manager. Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities

Geneva Wiki, Program Manager. Del Norte & Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities

 

…Since April, the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannonball has served as a rallying place for native people and their allies. The Standing Rock reservation is near the Missouri River, where construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline continues. The $3.8 billion project would connect two oil production areas in North Dakota and would carry 470,000 barrels a day of crude oil across four states. The developer argues that the project will generate tax revenue and jobs, but the tribe contends that the pipeline will lead to contaminated drinking water and the destruction of sacred burial and cultural sites…

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This Op-Ed was written by Geneva Wiki, program manager for The California Endowment’s Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands Building Healthy Communities site.