This isn’t a fuck about era

I am comfortable in my home on my couch, phone in hand on the other side of the world yes, but I am broken. I sigh and cry, signing as many petitions as I can, veiwing/sharing articles, and donating money where I can. Once again, and all too familiar, Indigenous communities are being forced to accept a shitty deal as its just business as usual for giant corps getting exactly what they want.

I am a New Zealander. I have lived in Australia for two years. A FOB, except Australia is not foreign to New Zealand. We are sibblings via the British colonies but since moving, I value more now the unity our people in our little island due to the mandated exchange of our indigenous Maōri culture in education and health and life in the name of the protection of land and people that is much more normalised and accepted comparatively. We have a Key issue in office more recently of course (pun intended) but I am proud to be a Kiwi. I am proud to see my country standing with The Sioux people of North Dakota, because we understand this and so we preform our traditional war dance, The Haka across oceans via the web, we speak loudly and aggressively with the Sioux people.

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I am emotional now typing this. Because what’s happening at Standing Rock is exceptionally transformative for native rights, and the intersection of the climate movement with indigenous communities across the world. Indigenous people are going to lead us all back to good health and I know this in my heart.

Climate change is altering how we need now to address resource use moving forward. Because bad resource use now affects every single one of us. Once burned, the carbon that the DPAL pipeline propose to carry will continue warming this planet. We can’t go back in time. We can’t unburn the carbon we’ve burnt and with the impending consequences of climate change, increased refugee crises from food shortages and frequent resource wars over water and land we can not be so ignorant on these issues, we do not have time. Simply reinforcing these words here gives me so much anxiety.

The Sioux people aren’t just fighting for their homes and their water. They’re fighting for our homes and water, our families and futures, our children’s chances for a home on earth.

Oil is dead earth. That’s why it is so far down its decomposed AF. Bringing death to the surface, to then burn it into our air, and run it through our land and water where life breaths is the stupidest fucking idea.

Get on your favourite network and don’t share a fucking thing unless it will learn somebody something about the importance of our planet today. Our animals. The indigenous people, and the protection of their land. Our mother. Your future, and mine. This isn’t a fuck about era. Always do more at every interaction you have. Speak on justice like you do about the weather.

It’s your rent you pay for living here.


Click and share links below to send your support:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL

https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-construction-dakota-access-pipeline-which-endangers-water-supply-n

It’s important that you ‘check in’ on Facebook link below as it interferes with the authorities surveillance of the physical protestors at the front line https://www.facebook.com/pages/Standing-Rock-Indian-Reservation/109268902425837

https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. You can leave a message stating your thoughts about this.

Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:

Lee Hanse

Executive Vice President

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

800 E Sonterra Blvd #400

San Antonio, Texas 78258

Telephone: (210) 403-6455

Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com
Glenn Emery

Vice President

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

800 E Sonterra Blvd #400

San Antonio, Texas 78258

Telephone: (210) 403-6762

Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
Michael (Cliff) Waters

Lead Analyst

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

1300 Main St.

Houston, Texas 77002

Telephone: (713) 989-2404

Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com

Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

#hakaforstandingrock 

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