What happens next at Standing Rock?

  • On Sunday, a historic victory was declared when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined the permit request for the Dakota Access pipeline.
  • Energy Transfer Partners, the oil company behind the pipeline deal, has been vocal in their public criticism of the Army Corps’ decision.
  • With a stroke of a pen, Trump could allow ETP to continue with their pipeline construction plans.
  • This is precisely why Standing Rock Tribe Chairman David Archambault II has taken the initiative to arrange a meeting with the president-elect
  • Now, the Army Corps of Engineers has to submit another assessment — called an Environmental Impact Statement — of the pipeline before any further action.
  • The statement is made up of three phases — scoping, draft and final — and is open to public input before the statement becomes finalized.
  • This process could take several months past Trump’s inauguration, according to Andy Pearson, an environmental activist. Read more

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Ubisoft celebrates 30th anniversary with free copies of Assassin’s Creed III

Right on schedule, Ubisoft’s 2012 action game Assassin’s Creed III is now completely free on PC. You can get it right now through Ubisoft’s Uplay service as part of the company’s 30th anniversary celebration.

“You are Connor, the warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As a bloody revolution draws ever nearer, your clan is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American revolution and control the thirteen colonies.”

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“As far as the colonial-capitalist project was – and is – concerned, Indigenous peoples are primarily viewed and treated as physical obstacles standing in the way of resource capital – rather than a source of exploitable labour, they are obstacles to be removed through violence, assimilation, criminalization, and other genocidal measures. […] The overwhelming majority of wealth extracted from the Earth remains controlled by the settler population.”

– Accumulation by Dispossession | Briarpatch Magazine


The one thing I love about myself is my open mindedness when it comes to foreign languages and cultures. My co-workers at my job were not only surprised that I knew more about their native cultures outside of the stereotypical stuff associate with them but they were kind enough to write my full first name Wesley in their native non-latin languages: Arabic, Hindi, and Japanese (both Katakana and hiragana) respectively. 

I’m gonna hang these up on my wall. 

Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me, ‘Never! Never!’

Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee

“Sleep Not Longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws”, a speech before a joint council of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations (1811); also in The Way : An Anthology Of American Indian Literature (1972) by Shirley Hill Witt and Stan Steiner

okay so honestly i doubt ill be getting any sort of response to this but you know what….

im so tired of everyone getting so excited about ilvermorny and defending it with their lives.

ilvermorny sucks and you have to recognize that.

i loved jk and i still love harry potter (the first 7 books and the 8 movies…after that im ignoring everything)

But ilvermorny sucks man. Jk is rich enough to hire her own research team and do everything correctly and how she should’ve, but she didn’t.

I was so excited to finally have native wizards!!!!! So excited to finally have representation !!!!! and I didn’t get it and instead I got several different cultural aspects from several different tribes all mushed together into ilvermorny.

Im tired of everyone saying they’re a thunderbird or a wampus or anything else. No youre NOT that’s NOT yours to take !!!!! SIT DOWN!!

And whenever I show that I have a problem with it im just told im being salty….like…..??????? EXCUSE ME I have a right to be.

Ilvermorny sucks and I hate it with all my heart

how ignorant do you have to be to ignore all the horrible stupid things that jk rowling did in order to make ilvermorny