Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Emergence beyond imagining

So, when Energy Transfer Partners, the company constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), started planning for an 1,172-mile pipeline from Bakken, North Dakota, to the Mississippi River in Illinois, did they ever consider that they might help ignite the most important indigenous movement in this country perhaps ever? Could they have imagined that their project would unite native peoples on Turtle Island as never before and attract solidarity from peoples of such diverse cultures and backgrounds? Did they know it would bring about the most significant gathering of American Indian nations since the 1800s?

Talk about emergence from below!