Standing up for water in North Dakota
For the past two months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota has been demonstrating against the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline through their ancestral lands, and under the Missouri River. Some 200 Native American tribes and many non-native organizations have pledged support to their cause of protecting the river and sacred sites, some already destroyed by construction crews.
More than a thousand museum officials and archaeologists have signed a petition against the pipeline, and environmental groups are joining with tribes to push for an end to non-renewable energy. Native leaders are bringing national attention to traditional Indigenous principles about water and the planet, says Dallas Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network) in this interview for Yes! magazine.
Global Ethics Day
This year, Global Ethics Day happened on Oct 19. See what has been happening on this day HERE.
Constitutional Right to Water in Slovenia