Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “Indigenous Healing Secrets Revealed”
- Live Broadcast: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET
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Episode Summary Re-cap
In Native American and indigenous medicine, Mother Earth is our greatest provider of health and healing.
When the earth’s natural resources are threatened, find out how this community sparked a movement that captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. We will reveal why indigenous people’s voices can remind us of enduring principles that are the bedrock of wellness, peace, and community.
Special Guest: Jade Begay
Jade Begay, (Diné and Tesuque Pueblo), is a filmmaker and the Sustainability and Justice Communications Fellow at Resource Media, a nonprofit PR firm that provides media strategy and services to groups who are working to protect communities and the environment. In May 2015, Jade completed the Environmental Leadership MA program at Naropa University which trains students, like Jade, in how to lead organizational and community transformation towards an environmentally and socially just and sustainable society.
Currently Jade works on a wide range of issues from Women’s and reproductive rights to Climate Change to racial justice and to nuclear guardianship. Jade is also a facilitator and trainer in diversity and inclusion work. At the foundation of Jade’s work is her life’s purpose to support First Nation communities in restoring ecological balance and protecting their cultures. Her camera, her communications skills, and her passion for justice are her tools for amplifying Indigenous and marginalized people’s voices and movements.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members are descendants of the Teton and Yankton Bands of the Lakota/Dakota Nations. The people of the Sioux Nation refer to themselves as Lakota/Dakota, which means friend or ally. The United States government took the word Sioux from (Nadowesioux), which comes from a Chippewa (Ojibway) word which means little snake or enemy. The French traders and trappers who worked with the Chippewa (Ojibway) people shortened the word to Sioux.
The Reservation is thirty-four miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. The Cannon Ball River runs along the north side of the reservation and Ceder Creek in the northwest side. The reservation ends at the Perkins County and Adams County line in the west and the Missouri River on its east side. The southern line of Standing Rock Reservation ends with the Cheyenne River Reservation line. The total land area of the Standing Rock is 2.3 million acres and of that 1,408,061 million is tribally owned. The land is an important part the Lakota/Dakota people’s lives.
What is The Dakota Access Pipeline?
- A 1,172-mile fracked oil pipeline being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners (CEO is Kelcy Warren). It was supposed to be north of Bismarck ND, but moved to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal land.
- The land in question where the pipeline is being constructed was treatied to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. However, when gold was discovered on the land, mercenaries and the US government took some of the land back. Actions like this continued as more resources were found on the land. Currently, the land is “owned” by the Army Corps of Engineers and is considered public land. The Sioux are supposed to be consulted if any project will be on or near their land. They are also to be consulted if any off-land projects could impact their resources.
- Energy Transfer Partners never consulted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to discuss how the project would impact them, instead, they just told them. While Kelcy Warren stated on November 16, 2016 that he wished the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe would have voice their concerns before pipeline construction started, he failed to mention a meeting between Energy Transfer Partners/Dakota Access Pipeline and The Standing Rock Tribal Council on September 30, 2014, which happened before Energy Transfer Partners submitted permits and more than a year before the Draft Environmental Assessment was released. The Dakota Access Pipeline Draft Environmental Assessment never mentions any of the concerns stated in the meeting, nor does it mention Standing Rock. You can listen to the audio of the DAPL / Standing Rock meeting here.
- Pipeline Dangers – There have been 132 oil spills in last year across the US. Even new materials don’t have monitoring to show if there are small leaks that will contaminate air (e.g., methane and radon), land, and water.
- The pipeline project was approved by going through loopholes. Energy Transfer Partners submitted the huge project as a series of smaller ½ acre projects instead of going through the environmental assessments required for a project of its size.
Standing Rock Captures the Hearts of Millions
Thousands of people have gathered in Cannon Ball, ND to join Standing Rock to protect the water and Mother Earth from the DAPL. The allies at camp have shifted in numbers from 10,000 in the warmer months to approximately 3,000 people as the winter came. There has been an unprecedented number of tribes from around the world coming together in unity for the first time to stand up for the water and the rights of indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples have experienced treaty violations for hundreds of years. They have watched their access to land, clean water and resources shrink. Since this pipeline is to go under the Missouri River and is likely to contaminate their water supply, this movement is about preserving access to clean water. The belief is that “water is life” or “min wiconi.” Because while oil may make engines run, it cannot fuel our human bodies. Without water, we die.
Environmentalists have been called to stand with Standing Rock because in addition to wanting clean water, the DAPL is fracked fossil fuel. There is a call to stop depending on fossil fuel and look at renewable green energy.
Celebrities, politicians like Bernie Sanders, health enthusiasts, human rights activists and spiritual people all over the world have felt called to Stand With Standing Rock. Access to pure water from the Missouri River is important for 18 million people downstream. Supporting Standing Rock gives us inspiration to stand up for clean water across the nation as well.
Militarized Police Action Against Peaceful, Unarmed Water Protectors
Many people around the world, watching the videos that journalists and Water Protectors are filming, are calling the actions of the police a human rights violation. Videos show Water Protectors being shot with rubber bullets, maced, sprayed with water cannons in below freezing weather, and subjected to concussion grenades. Arrests have resulted in strip searches, confinement without food, felonies (that were later dropped), and other heavy-handed practices.
Here is more information about the stories we shared on the show:
How to Stand With Standing Rock – Actions You Can Take at Home
The White House
GLOBAL ACTION ALERT! Call the White House Situation Room: +1 202-456-9431 to voice concerns about the police brutality at Standing Rock. Keep calling! Written Submissions can be made here:
Submit Your Comments and Questions Online
Your prayers, loving support and kind words matter! They are nourishing to the Water Protectors and inspire them to stay strong.
Post, Share and Like in Social Media
Donations and Information
Oceti Sakowin (Main Camp)
Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council to volunteer or donate
Winterize the Camp Fund
Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund
Tech Warrior Camp (for technology/solar energy at camp)
End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock Film
Standing Rock List of Officials to Call
Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903
Energy Transfer Partners
Energy Transfer Partners
8111 Westchester Drive
Dallas, TX 75225
Morton County and Bismarck
Morton County Sheriff
205 1st Avenue NW,
Mandan, ND 58554
Allen Koppy Morton County States Attorney
210 2ND Avenue NW
Mandan, ND 58554
Local Media in Bismarck, ND – you can often write comments after a story, these are DAPL stories.
Local Bismarck paper: The Bismarck Tribune
Check to see if your bank is funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and move your funds to a bank that supports ecologically friendly projects or communities.
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