On January 31st, President Trump issued a presidential memorandum directing the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite approval of the Dakota Access pipeline. On February 8, the Army Corps issued the final easement for the crossing of the Mni Sose (Missouri River).
PLEASE READ: The Beginning is Near by Winona LaDuke
In our time of supporting Native environmental and social justice movements, we have witnessed unfathomable strength, patience and integrity. We have seen activists work steadfastly through changing administrations, presidential politics, news trends and cultural norms. They have often existed without a life net, without the support or mention of either political party, but they know their work is right and true, and so they continue the small battles and the big ones, all serving the same purpose, to preserve and honor life.