#1197 Load the Pipes

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.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL protestors near the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

Protestors on the pedestrian path crossing the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

Protestors on the pedestrian path crossing the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Mike Glatt.

#NoDAPL written on the side of a van in the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

#NoDAPL written on the side of a van in the Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

Terry Yellow Fat points to seven teepees. Photo by David Swenson.

Terry Yellow Fat points to seven teepees. Photo by David Swenson.

Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock. Photo by David Swenson.

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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 FacebookTwitter 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.

From the Legal Defense Fund for Sacred Stone Spirit Camp:

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."

 


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Recommended Books

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)