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LISTEN: Reverberations From Standing Rock In New Mexico

Ed Williams
DAPL protest in Albuquerque in November


KUNM Call In Show 12/8 8a: The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the violent backlash by law enforcement have galvanized many American Indian activists. Thousands have joined the effort, arguing the pipeline would threaten the water supply and destroy Native American ancestral lands. Many celebrated an announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers this week that it would deny a permit for construction on a key part of the pipeline. But it's not clear what will happen regarding the project under the Trump Administration.

How will this impact energy development on tribal lands and sacred places in New Mexico?


We'll talk with activists working on issues around fracking near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and oil and gas drilling in the Four Corners region. Will Standing Rock change how agencies and companies interact with Native communities? We'd like to hear from you. Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.



Victoria Barr, Farmington district manager, Bureau of Land Management

Duane "Chili" Yazzie - president of Shiprock Chapter, Navajo Nation

Theresa Pasqual - Independent Tribal Consultant

Erik Schlenker-Goodrich- Western Environmental Law Center

John Halliday - Bureau of Indian Affairs

Laura Paskus- Independent Journalist



Army Blocks Drilling Of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline - New York Times

Tribal Leaders Press Feds On Drilling Plan In New Mexico - AP

Drilling Deep - KUNM

DAPL Protestors March in Albuquerque - KUNM

Blocking Supplies To Pipeline Protestors Would Be Huge Mistake Says Governor - NPR

BLM and BIA Hold Public Input Meetings - Farmington Daily Times

Battle Over An Oil Pipeline: Teaching About The Standing Rock Sioux Protests - New York Times

Shallow Coverage Of Standing Rock Is Part Of A Bigger Problem - Poynter Institute

Tapping Historical Anger - Albuquerque Journal

Pinon Pipeline FAQ - Native Voice Network