From the Real News Network: It's being called the largest gathering of Native Americans in a century. This week, eight were arrested in North Dakota, along with 30 in Iowa, trying to halt the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. This is part of a growing indigenous-led movement to stop the pipeline, which will span four states and carry half a million barrels of crude oil. Supporters say it will bring jobs and clean energy, but critics say it endangers drinking water and sites sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux, and potentially millions of others, in a filed lawsuit in federal court.
Many of us know that practically all of the major cities (and towns) in Canada were built upon long established Indigenous settlements. People from the First Nations communities, indigenous peoples, and allies continue to work to acknowledge and address this history of land grabbing and theft. This great article in Muskrat magazine names the Indigenous communities on which the major Canadian cities so that we can continue to build recognition and reconcilation.