The conflict over the pipeline outside the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is reaching a fever pitch. Last week saw the worst injury so far to a woman opposing the pipeline construction. Each side blames the other for the wound that might end up costing her arm. The injury came during a tense night in which law enforcement officers used a water hose, rubber bullets and tear gas against those who call themselves ‘water protectors’. Both sides are asking for federal intervention. In an editorial, the New York Times asks “how can this possibly end well”?
Jon Eagle Sr. (Hunkpapa Lakota) -Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Vicky Steiner – executive director of the Western Dakota Energy Association and represents the city of Dickinson in North Dakota House of Representatives
Jennifer Cook – policy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota
Kwelosoet (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Kikāwiynaw (album)