Tonight, my friends at the Great Plains Action Society will present Episode 1 of an Indigenous web series related to climate, water, and resource extraction on the Plains.
“Currently, the majority of the media and public pushback is coming from white landowners. However, these pipelines are being proposed to be forced through stolen land and treaty territories where Indigenous voices need to be heard. This forum will discuss the legal, environmental, and tribal perspectives of Carbon Capture and Storage.”Great Plains Action Society
Event today: PRAIRIE NOT PIPELINES
An Indigenous web series on climate, water and resource extraction on the plains
December 28 at 6PM CST
Event by Dakota Rural Action, Ní Btháska Stand and Great Plains Action Society
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
December 28 at 6pm
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Check out the first webisode of Prairie Not Pipelines, an Indigenous web series focused on climate, water, and resource extraction on the plains.
Hosted by Mahmud Fitil and Sikowis Nobiss.
Folks from across the Great Plains in ND, SD, NE, and Iowa will be discussing the recent push for CO2 pipelines across the region. Currently, the majority of the media and public pushback is coming from white landowners. However, these pipelines are being proposed to be forced through stolen land and treaty territories where Indigenous voices need to be heard. This forum will discuss the legal, environmental, and tribal perspectives of Carbon Capture and Storage. These projects are being touted as environmentally sound when in fact they are huge greenwashed projects which extend a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry which is responsible for our current climate emergency in the first place. These investors and corporations are merely looking to profit from government programs and subsidies rather than address our climate woes in any meaningful way. The people, land, and water in the way of their profiteering ambitions are of little concern.
Carolyn Raffensperger – Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
Donielle Wanatee – Meskwaki Nation, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
Michelle Free – HoChunk/Ojibwa, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Brian Jorde – Managing Lawyer, Domina Law Group
From South Dakota:
Chase Jensen – Community Organizer and Lobbyist, Dakota Rural Action
Frank James – Staff Director, Dakota Rural Action
Joseph White Eyes – Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe & Collective Member of Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
From North Dakota:
Lisa DeVille – The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Scott Skokos – Executive Director, Dakota Resource Council
Two Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) pipelines are proposed to be built in Iowa. There are many reasons carbon capture is a bad idea. The table below lists numerous organizations working to stop CCS.