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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Ignored as Oil and Gas Extraction Poisons the People and Land




Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Ignored as Oil and Gas Extraction Poisons the People and Land: Comment by Lisa DeVille

November 22, 2021

 

The Honorable Brenda Mallory

Chair, Council on Environmental Quality

730 Jackson Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20503

 

    RE:    Comments on Proposed NEPA Regulations Revisions

        CEQ-2021-0002

 

Dear Ms. Mallory:

 

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 2020. In our view the 2020 revisions are a move in the wrong direction because they reduce public input and analysis that is needed, especially for front line communities living near federal projects and energy development. 

 

My name is Lisa DeVille.  I am an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation.  I and my family are lifelong residents of Mandaree on Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.  We live in the front lines of the Bakken oil and gas extraction where we witness the health, environment, and social impacts.  I am co-founder of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water Earth Rights, an affiliate to Dakota Resource Council.


National Day of Mourning at Plymouth: Thanksgiving Marks Day of Violence and Myth for Native People 2021













Speaking truth to power: Kisha James told the true history of murder and settler colonialism.
"We have survived and thrived. We will speak truth to power."



The Pilgrims came and immediately started killing the Wamponoag. -- Kisha James

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French Translation by Christine Prat

PLYMOUTH -- Indigenous people gathered in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands and the erasure of Native cultures.