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Your Call: The Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest

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On the August 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing protest at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in North Dakota. For weeks, thousands of Native Americans have joined Standing Rock Sioux tribe members in their protest against the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipe.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe says the pipeline would disturb 300 sacred sites and impact drinking water from the Missouri River. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Andrea Carmen, executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and executive director of Honor the Earth 

Sarah Little Red Feather,  activist 

Web Resources:

Yes!: An Oil Pipeline and a River: What Would Sitting Bull Do?

International Indian Treaty Council:  Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and IITC file an Urgent Communication to the United Nations Citing Human Rights Violations Resulting from Pipeline Construction

Mongabay: OIL PIPELINE SPARKS FIERCE OPPOSITION AMONG AMERICAN TRIBES AND FARMERS

Indian Country: Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock Sioux Issue Urgent Appeal to United Nations Human Rights Officials

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.