Loom- ominous or threatening event that is about to occur. Because of many people protesting they believe the pipeline will be a threat to Native Americans living on the Standing rock sioux reservation. If the pipeline is built many are feeling that it will hurt other places as well as Standing Rock. (people feel threatened)
Adamant- refuse to change mind. Because Donald Trump wasn’t planning on changing his mind about building the pipeline this caused protesters to become more upset with this situation. Even after months of many people protesting Donald Trump doesn’t see any reason of why he should stop the pipeline from being built.
Galvanize-wanting to take action because of excitement or shock. Because of many people around the world becoming more aware of how the pipeline is a serious problem for the Standing Rock sioux reservation, more people are wanting to become involved in helping stop this. As more people are finding out how this pipeline is going to hurt the land they are taking action.
Proponent- someone who supports a subject. Because of many people being involved with the pipeline, many are taking sides on if this should be built or not. There is a huge conflict going on about how this pipeline is going to have more good or bad outcomes which is causing people who disagree with others making them support one side.
Crisis- an intense/danger time. Because of the Standing rock sioux tribe is having the pipeline built through their land they are feeling as if they are in danger since it’s their source of drinking water. If the pipeline is being put through their sacred land it’s causing the people to think of this worst, and many are going through a rough time.
Sophisticated- having an experience, more knowledge. Because of the protesters going out to Standing Rock and experiencing the violence that was going on they are more aware of the overall problem this is causing. With people being able to have an experience they are realizing how important water is, and the land to the Native Americans.
Ancestral- inherited, belonging from a group of people. Because of the gathering of many Native american tribes around the U.S they feel as if they are wanting to protest because this is involving the history of their people in the past, and is almost like history is repeating itself. By history repeating itself I mean, this DAPL isn’t anything new for Native Americans because of the discrimination that occurred in the past.
Trauma- emotional, upset time taking place. Because of the violence going on with the protesters this can seen as trauma to some people. Relating to the word “Ancestral”, this is contributing to the Native americans who are protesting because they know their Ancestors went through “trauma” which gives them more reason to be protecting/protesting for the Standing Rock reservation, and the pipeline.
How is the Dakota Access Pipeline having an effect on the Environment?
What are the outcomes of building this pipeline?
In 2016, Donald Trump invested into making the Dakota access pipeline, and his main wishes for building this is to be able to have more of an economic impact for the U.S and gaining profit. Without taking consideration of others and their homeland he still wants to move forward. According to The Dakota Access Pipeline Will Simply Create Profits. Not Jobs or Energy Independence, by Jonathan Thompson, the author states “Which is to say the pipeline will be neither the economic boon, nor the climate bane, it’s been made out to be, nor will it get the U.S. any closer to energy independence”. This demonstrates that by building this pipeline there will be no positive impacts for building this pipeline other than the profit. According to Russ Girling, who works for a company Trans Canada CEO and focuses on the DAPL projects potential the article says, “Girling shrugged off Raddatz’s point that an estimated 42,000 jobs supported by the Keystone XL pipeline would only last for two years, saying "no, the 42,000 jobs is in ongoing, enduring jobs”. By this meaning that if Donald Trump is hoping for an economic impact, these jobs that are being created will not last nor will these people be able to work for ongoing years. Overall, the outcomes of the Dakota Access pipeline will not have a positive economic impact for the U.S.
What is really going at the pipeline protest?
“Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.” ~ Arapho
Recently at the site in Standing Rock there was violence occurring between security, bulldoze workers, and the protesters. Some of the events include; the use of dogs, and protesters being pepper sprayed. As stated by protesters who were on site, “dogs were being used by security for a threat and the dogs were being told to bite the protesters”. When people heard about this being done, more were wanting to protest DAPL, because of this violence happening to protesters. In addition to this, “according to the Associated Press and the Guardian. Protesters report being pepper sprayed by authorities on a live stream hosted by Cempoalli Twenny on his Facebook page”. Both of these are clearly showing the truth behind the site in Standing Rock, and give a better understanding of the violence occurring.
Who is being involved with the protest?
"I Stand With Standing Rock"
Why are so many Native Americans being involved with DAPL?