Scenes from Standing Rock

Canoe & Kayak, digital feature, 12/13/16

“The Standing Rock protests issue a challenge to our entire culture’s fossil fuel addiction, and our history of leaving Native communities with the brunt of drilling’s negative effects. Standing Rock reminds us that civilization once existed without oil, but never without clean rivers and aquifers. Mni wiconi. Water is life, whether we remember it or not.”


Zak Podmore is a freelance journalist and editor of the Canyon Echo: A Journal of Southeastern Utah.

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