Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 25, 2018

'Sovereignty by the Barrells -- While Fox Circles the Hen House' By Lisa DeVille

Remember who Set TAT Amidst Chaos!

By Lisa DeVille
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
Censored News

I recently attended the MHA oil and gas expo in New Town. I couldn't help but be taken amiss when the federal partner panel was taking questions from the crowd. One of the most contentious topics was the trespassing Endeavor pipeline. While, Tesoro is in violation of landowner's rights, there was questions that were asked by a former tribal leader that seemed to be flabbergasted by the situation.

I couldn't help but wonder how this former leader didn't know that this particular pipeline was trespassing on allotted lands. The pipeline was negotiated and built during that leader's administration wasn't it? That same leader's sovereignty by the barrel is flowing through that 40 thousand barrel per day pipeline isn't it? I don't know how this is such a shock to him. The outspoken outrage toward the BLM and BIA seems like a political ploy to gain voter's loyalty even though this oil and gas chaos was created by that administration.

I don't have any hard feelings against this individual; I do feel that our people need to beware of the fox trying to get back into the business council hen house.

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