In an out-of-character program, Thomas Jefferson Hour creator Clay S. Jenkinson discusses the protests occurring at the Standing Rock Reservation. The protests are a reaction to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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1776 Club: Bonus Conversation
On this week's 1776 Club broadcast, hear more conversation between Clay & David about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
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Sacred Stone Camp: Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí
You can learn more about the Sacred Stone Camp and stay up to date by following their Facebook, Twitter or website, sacredstonecamp.org. If you want to donate, you can support the camp at their GoFundMe page or you can provide support for their legal defense fund on FundRazr.
The Camp of the Sacred Stones was established April 1, 2016 as a center of spiritual and cultural opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline, and is determined to stop construction through prayer and nonviolent direct action until adequate tribal consultation and environmental review are conducted. The spirit camp is located in between the pipeline’s proposed crossing of the Missouri River and the water intake valves for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, just over a mile downstream.
If you are interested in supporting the Sacred Stone Camp or the issues brought forth by the protestors, note that you can also contribute directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's fund or sign a petition on whitehouse.gov: "Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which endangers the water supply to Native American reservations."
On the show, Clay & David discuss books (and films) that have influenced their understanding of indigenous issues — or that have affected the image of Native peoples in popular culture.
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
by Dee Brown
- Black Elk Speaks
by John G. Neihardt
- The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians
by Ralph K. Andrist
- Son of the Morning Star
by Evan S. Connell
- The Killing of Crazy Horse
by Thomas Powers
- Neither Wolf nor Dog
by Kent Nerburn
- Little Big Man
starring William Hickey & Dustin Hoffman (1970)
- Dances With Wolves
starring Kevin Costner (1990)
New York Times: "Taking a Stand at Standing Rock", Op-Ed by Standing Rock Tribal Chairman, David Archambault II
Indian Country Today: "Standing Rock Sioux Chairman’s Arrest Followed by Lawsuit Against Him"
New York Times: "Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline"
Bismarck Tribune: "Amnesty International calls for removal of barricade"
Bismarck Tribune: "Arrests made in planned protest event"
High Country News: "In North Dakota protest, new exposure for tribal issues"
unheralded.fish: "Tribal Leaders Deserve Our State’s And Leaders’ Respect"
Bismarck Tribune: "Movie star joins pipeline protest as 10 arrested in heavily policed scene"
Grand Forks Herald: "North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley Q&A: 'An unlawful protest'"