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Native Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline


As the struggle between members of the Standing Rock Reservation and their allies against the Dakota Access Pipeline coninues, History Talk takes a look at the long-term patterns of Native American relations with the U.S. government. Hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller and guests David NicholsChristine Ballengee Morris, and Daniel Rivers discuss the specific environmental and sovereignty concerns surrounding construction of the DAPL, as well as how this issue fits into the larger history of Native American treaties, resistance, and protests.

Native American woman on horseback during protest at Standing Rock

For more on the Standing Rock protests, see Origins' article, "Treaties and Sovereign Performances, from Westphalia to Standing Rock."

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Posted February 2017