Pipelines as Frontlines.

Author:Marcovici, Annabelle
Position::ON THE LINE - Chronology
 
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"The only network larger than the network of pipelines in this country is the network of people willing to stand up to them. "-Akilah Sanders-Reed, organizer with the Power Shift Network.

The historic Standing Rock camps that formed last year in North Dakota, to some, may have seemed like an intense but brief anti-pipeline struggle. In fact, the movement has evolved into an emergent cross-border, intersectional coalition of camps, tribes, educators, artists, and others.

October 27, 2016: An unarmed water protector confronts a phalanx of riot police and private security personnel who were attempting to evict Standing Rock's Treaty Camp, which stood in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Named for the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty, which codified Sioux ownership over land through which the pipeline now snakes, the camp was a declaration of indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights.

January 20, 2017: Over President Donald Trump's Inauguration weekend in Washington, D.C., #noDAPL protesters (including some from the Standing Rock encampments) join a coalition of activists calling themselves #DisruptJ20, which led marches and direct actions meant to disrupt inauguration festivities.

April 8, 2017: Immediately after the Standing Rock camps were forcibly evicted, indigenous youths hit the road in a repurposed school bus. As "The Rolling Resistance," they spent several months traveling to raise awareness of indigenous environmental issues.

August 6, 2017: Horseback riders from the Kickapoo Nation lead the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot in Lincoln, Nebraska, in response to the Trump...

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