Your Call: Why Standing Rock matters

Oct 31, 2016

On the November 1st edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the ongoing protests at Standing Rock. Thousands of Native Americans and their allies have been resisting the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline since April.

Last week, police in riot gear from six states deployed armored vehicles, mace, pepper spray, tasers, bean bag rounds, and an audio cannon to push protesters away from the private land owned by the pipeline developers. Over 100 people were arrested, including elders. The pipeline is now being protected by police and military vehicles and is no longer accessible. What's next? Join us live at 10am with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Kandi Mossett, Native energy & climate campaign organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network 

Mary Annette Pember, independent journalist focusing on Native issues

Simon Moya Smith, activist, and culture editor with Indian Country Today

Web Resources:

48hills: Live from Standing Rock: Repression and injustice on the protest lines

Indian Country Today: Spiritual Leaders Negotiate Impasse With Morton County Sheriff

Indian Country Today: State-Commissioned Archaeological Study Denies Standing Rock Experts a Voice

The Guardian: Standing Rock: One million people 'check in' on Facebook to support Dakota pipeline protesters

Yes! Magazine: The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story