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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call in live during the show.
John Halliday - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Laura Paskus - Independent Journalist
Army Blocks Drilling Of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline - New York Times
Drilling Deep - KUNM
BLM and BIA Hold Public Input Meetings - Farmington Daily 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