Pipeline Expansion Means Increased Violence Against Tribal Women
To say I stand in solidarity with Standing Rock is an understatement. The Dakota Access Pipeline starts 17 miles from my hometown, in Stanley, Nort...
I see this needs to be shared again with the latest stunt Mark Zuckerberg pulled when he made a post about fracking, https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10103877842160021&id=4 leaving the impression that it is safe while passively mentioning renewable energy. Of course all the Indigenous women had to remind Zuckerbergs audience that we do not “feel safe” around resource extraction sites and man camps. (Most prominently women from Bakken commented, given they have lived this first hand being one of the communities impacted by the “oil boom” even before the increase out west) . I just hope people are paying attention because now that word has gone around that he may run as a political candidate, these dynamics are important. Look at the colonizer stunt he tried to pull with Hawaii and now this? Even if he states these things politely and says hes learning, there still is a need to be critical of acts of colonialism and imperialism, otherwise they continue. I see zuckerberg as being the next polite colonizer like Trudeau, and he will quickly raise to prominence given his hypervisibility and stakes in FB. People will confuse that with expertise or simply yearn to gain proximity to that, so they will root for him. I also forsee the people who will defend him because “hes nice” meanwhile ignoring the ways Indigenous people continue to be erased while fighting to maintain sovereignty and autonomy.