February 10, 2017 - The Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux tribes have vowed to continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a final easement for the project earlier this week.
New Mexico filmmaker Tony Estrada was at the Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud Sioux, Hunkpapa Sioux and Sacred Stone camps from November through December, and spoke with some water protectors who came from New Mexico to support opposition to the project. This week we hear what they said about the connections between what's happening at Standing Rock and environmental concerns back home.
Featured in the film:
Amber Morningstar Byars
Oklahoma Choctaw | student, Institute of American Indian Arts
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM water protector
Diné | Albuquerque, NM artist/writer
Santa Clara, San Juan & Cochiti Pueblos, NM | student, Institute of American Indian Arts
Jemez & Cochiti Pueblos, NM water protector
Albuquerque, NM freelance writer
Diné | Diné CARE coordinator
Brett A. Myrick
Navy Seal Veteran, gourd dance & eagle warrior societies
Diné | Diné CARE board VP
Diné | Shiprock, NM water protector
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