Wednesday, December 18, 2013

We are not Protesters. We are Protectors.

This is a must see from Winona (LaDuke)  Do you know we are in an era where there are such things as National Sacrifice Areas? What is at stake are beautiful rivers, plentiful wild rice lakes, healthy farmlands, sacred wilderness areas which will be turned  into devastation, dead zones to extract the dirtiest oil in history if it is allowed to happen.  Elected officials, certainly oil corporations, and those with authority are not doing what they are supposed to do by environmental protection law.  They are not following process.  Instead you have Executive Orders, and secret deals clearing the way to destruction for oil and natural gas extraction, an X-treme process which will hurry us to the end of clean water, good air. Take some time to see this important video and understand why ordinary people, youth to elders, are putting their lives on the line to stop Tar Sands. Winona says we have a covenant with our ancestors and to the next generations to protect the Earth -- and it is not indigenous only who have this responsibility.

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"from Outside the Belly" was also known as "TBAsian" from 2008-2010. Thank you for reading.

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Eugene, Oregon
I am a citizen of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. I am a Nikkei descendant sansei (third generation);retired teacher, involved in the Winnemem tribal responsibility to Water, Salmon, and our belief that the Sacred is our Teacher. Working locally for human rights and supporting youth leadership.