Georgianne Nienaber: It is said that the spirits have told the People that they will win this fight against the pipeline if they maintain a stance of prayer and peaceful resistance.
ater and sacred land protectors near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are facing a formidable foe. Months of prayerful and peaceful protest have come under additional assault with the sale of private land adjoining the protest area to Dakota Access LLC. The Dakota Access Pipeline now owns the Cannonball Ranch, where there […]
Georgianne Nienaber: The People are in this for the long haul and last week offered them a mixed court ruling, an unexpected show of support from the Methodist Church, a Nursing Union’s strong stand against the AFL-CIO, and ominous requests from the State of North Dakota.
Georgianne Nienaber: The stakes could not be bigger for both sides, but with oil behemoths banding together, the fight will be even more difficult for the Sioux Nation.
Georgianne Nienaber: I am offering these photos to show what life is like in the Sacred Stones and Red Warrior camps, where anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 peaceful protestors have gathered.
Georgianne Nienaber: During my visits to Standing Rock over the last two weeks, I have witnessed too many tears and much anxiety. I was told many times by elders and young people alike that perhaps the events of Bloody Saturday were the Creator’s design.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the space of two years, Standing Rock has gone from the promise of Presidential empathy to faded pictures of an Indian child used as a Presidential prop pasted to cardboard that threatened to rip in the stiff headwinds.
f you see something, say something. Don’t get excited. I am not writing about your next-door neighbor operating a weapons and bomb-making warehouse. But I am anxious about one of Haiti’s neighbors, the USA, which professes to be the island nation’s best friend. I have been watching since the 2010 earthquake as the cholera time […]
Georgianne Nienaber: Being raised in the old school of journalism, it has been difficult to find a comfortable niche to explore issues that cycle in and quickly out of the 24-hour news stream. Dick and Sharon’s LA Progressive offers that comfort zone for me, a writer who does not have to write for a living, but who lives to write.
Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti has a long history of provisional governments gone terribly wrong. A recent problematic example can be viewed as prophecy and a warning about U.S. and other foreign involvement.
Georgianne Nienaber: Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada’s Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45,000 of $60,000 in attorney fees.
he Fourth Estate is in foreclosure. The “who, what where, when, and why” of traditional coverage is missing. A thorough analysis of what is redacted or completely missing in the Clinton emails is not forthcoming, and the real scandal resides in politically motivated reporting. It is time that the press wipe themselves clean of political […]
Georgianne Nienaber: As a member of the white community and also someone who has worked very hard and with conviction to support treaty rights, I am concerned that much accumulated goodwill could be erased.