At the Kaskaskia River, the pipe was not in the ground as of December 9.
The United States, as a nation-state, is as diseased now as the smallpox-ridden blankets that were handed to us so many years ago.
We have survived this nation state’s will for us because we are a fire that their water cannons cannot extinguish.
Our people will continue to resist in and beyond this moment, as this is but one front in the wars being waged against us.
We are not tethered to any colonial mythology as we share space today. So talk about Standing Rock.
Please show us that you see us. Please do all you can to stop this.
The language that any oppressed people use to describe the violent decisions Trump voters have made is not the problem.
It is crucial that people recognize that Standing Rock is part of an ongoing struggle against colonial violence.
Ideological posturing won’t change the world, and no one should pretend otherwise.
I am fighting for a world where no one feels they have to abort a pregnancy, simply because the world is no country for their child.