[An adapted version of this post has since been published at Indian Country Today.] SEJ joins organizations condemning the intimidation of journalists at Standing Rock It’s the First Amendment: one of the earliest signals of the newly formed United States promising the federal government would not steamroll the interests of […]
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The big fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota by a now-estimated 300-odd indigenous nations and tribes and allies can be viewed from many perspectives. Perhaps the least helpful or accurate interpretation is one that seeks to explain the contest through the lens of Western environmentalism. The Washington […]
Texas peeps: It is not too late to join Standing Rock solidarity actions in your community, many of which will be holding space till 8pm tonight. San Antonio : Moved to Travis Park. Hemisphair Park 434 S. Alamo St San Antonio, TX, 78205… See other locations below.
Anti-pipeline action targets Kelcy Warren’s borderland hideout LAJITAS, Texas—There may have been a snarling dog in the patrol truck in the play-Western “town” of the Lajitas Golf Resort, but it was an Indian dog, the deputy said. As for the man waving an American Indian Movement flag near the main […]
I’m just back from Big Bend where about 200 marched on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline outside Alpine, Texas, on Friday. Two days after that, a smaller group of us showed up at Kelcy Warren’s multi-million-dollar Lajitas Resort on the Rio Grande to carry that message a little further. But by Monday, […]
ALPINE, Texas—There are flames rising on the highway, erupting from the bowels of an overturned semi. Black, oily smoke roils into the sky. A bearded Jehovah cradles the driver in speckled clouds opposite that oily smoke. It’s a “Truckload of Art,” a wood-and-paint creation of Marfa artist Camp Bosworth and […]
The teeth marks of attack dogs and the pepper-sprayed faces of indigenous land defenders in North Dakota are fresh on the minds of dozens of dancers gathered on the stone plaza in front of the Alamo. Tying on rattling ayoyote-seed leg bands and colorful feathers, members of two San Antonio […]