August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, April 2, 2021

Killing the Black Snake in Washington


Killing the Black Snake in Washington

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Indigenous youths, marching to the White House on Thursday with a 200-foot black snake called out with clarity to the White House. "If the Biden Harris administration doesn't want this at their home, then they shouldn't bring it to our home," one of the Native youths said.

This just-released video, "Indigenous Youth Ran to the White House," shows Native youths 'Killing the Black Snakes,' Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. View the video on Facebook, on the pages of Standing Rock Youth Council and Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective: https://m.facebook.com/StandingRockYouthCouncil/ and https://m.facebook.com/CRGrassrootsCollective/

A news search shows that the media in France, Latin America, Germany, Iran, and Russia provided good coverage of the Native youth actions in DC to shut down pipelines -- while the U.S. mainstream media remains sleeping.

Native youths began the actions in Washington on Thursday by running to the White House and locking down to tripods outside the White House.

With a large crowd joining them, they delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access and Enbridge Line 3 pipelines, and rallied outside.

Lakota and Dakota youths traveled from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations in North Dakota and South Dakota, and Anishinaabe youths came from Minnesota, to lead the actions.

A news search shows the media in France, Latin America Germany, Iran, and Russia provided coverage of the actions on Thursday. It seems the mainstream U.S. media remains in hiding.

Jen Deerinwater at Truthout provides coverage of Waniya Locke, Dine', Lakota, Nakota, and Anishinaabe, who locked down to a tripod near the White House, at Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Deerinwater also interviewed Danny Grassrope, Lower Brule Lakota from South Dakota, on consent and Indigenous rights. Read more: https://truthout.org/articles/build-back-fossil-free-indigenous-youth-rally-to-demand-biden-stop-pipelines/

La Prensa Latina describes the threat of the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. The pipeline under construction would carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada, through Anishinaabe lands in Minnesota.

Meanwhile, in Washington, Native youths ran for the water.

"All pipelines break," Native youths said, as they stood in defense of the water.

"Water is Life, Mni Wiconi," said Native youths, marching with the black snake in the streets of DC.

They resounded the defense of Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota, defending the Missouri River, and the drinking water for the masses, from Dakota Access Pipeline.

At Cheyenne River in South Dakota, Lakotas continue to monitor the construction area of the Keystone XL pipeline, whose permit was canceled by President Biden. 

"You can't trespass on stolen land," said Jasilyn Charger, Cheyenne River Lakota, in RT's coverage. Charger, and Oscar High Elk, face charges for protecting the land and water in their homeland.

The global coverage of the action of the Native youth in DC, killing the black snake, includes coverage in Tehran, Iran.

While Russia's RT,  and La Prensa Latina, provided immediate coverage -- the U.S. mainstream media seems to be sleeping. Read the coverage in Tehran  by Fars News Agency

There's new video coverage of the Native youths in DC killing the black snake now streaming by Ruptly, the Russian news agency in Berlin, Germany. On LiveTube: https://youtu.be/M0zCPm5SADA

France 24 is covering the Native youths killing the black snake in DC, adding to the global coverage in Latin America, Russia, Germany, and Iran. Here's a view of the coverage:

Photos below courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council

Photos courtesy Standing Rock Youth Council


Read more in the news:

RT

https://www.rt.com/usa/519897-black-snake-pipeline-protest-dc/

La Prensa Latina

https://www.laprensalatina.com/indigenous-groups-rally-against-oil-snakes-threatening-us-environment/