Winona LaDuke: Trump’s Push to Build Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines is a Declaration of War

Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 25, 2017 – On Tuesday, Donald Trump signed a pair of presidential memorandums to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major projects halted by the Obama administration following massive resistance from indigenous and environmental groups. Native American groups and their supporters have long opposed the Dakota Access pipeline being laid a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and beneath the tribe’s primary source of drinking water. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe tweeted, “Trump’s executive order on #DAPL violates the law and tribal treaties. We will be taking legal action.” The tribe added, “Creating a second Flint does not make America great again.” We speak to Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. And we’re joined in New York by Josh Fox, director of “Gasland” and “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.”

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