The #NoDAPL protestors are not just fighting for their land but for us and all of our land and water. According to EcoWatch this year alone there has been three major pipeline oil spills on top of the 220 significant incidents reported. The Dakota Access Pipeline is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many problematic issues concerning the dangers of pipelines and how deregulated the industry is.
If you support #NoDAPL and stand with the Standing Rock Sioux who are protesting right now on their sacred land, then you stand for environmental protection including the protection of our ecosystem, health and human rights. One thing we all can learn from the indigenous people of America is that it’s bigger than you and me, it’s about service to our land, our community and our future. If we continually destroy this planet, destroy each other, pile injustice upon injustice, what does the future of humanity look like? The real warriors aren’t the militarize police macing peaceful protestors or the pipeline companies profiting off of environmental degradation. The real warriors are the men and women who tirelessly stand up for injustice and human rights, just like the Standing Rock Sioux.
Mashable did a terrific article on How you can help Indigenous Activists Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and there’s so much we all can do to support the #nodapl movement. Beyond the Dakota Access Pipeline if you want to learn more about environmental news, justice and protection, check out the resources below I follow.
environmental news: EcoWatch
environmental justice & protection news: EarthJustice
Ask yourself, are you a real warrior? All it takes is learning more and getting involved in your community, rolling up your sleeves and being a part of causes that change lives and help create social change. We need more real warriors. I thank the indigenous people in South Dakota for setting the example.
One that note, I’ll leave you all with this powerful quote from Sitting Bull, a Lakota warrior and holy man, who was killed 126 year ago on the same Standing Rock Indian Reservation #NoDAPL protestors are fighting for today.
“Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.”
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