Demonstrations were held in Washington D.C. yesterday by Indigenous Media Rising.
“Let’s continue to uphold Indigenous rights, learn about Indigenous rights, learn how these fossil fuel projects are impacting Indigenous communities. Continue to stand with Standing Rock, turn your eyes to Standing Rock and all the communities Keystone XL will impact,” said Jade Begay who helped lead the rally, which was streamed live on Facebook.
“We’ll see if we can get that pipeline built. A lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs, great construction jobs. This is with respect to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, once again subject to terms and conditions to be negotiated by us,” Trump told reporters yesterday.
Meanwhile in Canada, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed the announcement, calling it “a good day for Alberta and for Albertan jobs.”