Last weekend, as thousands of Indigenous protesters continued their efforts to ward off construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a delegation from another life-and-death struggle visited the Native encampments in Standing Rock, North Dakota. While there have been numerous expressions of solidarity between Black Lives Matter organizers and Indigenous activists, this meeting marked a historic moment, as organizers from different fronts of struggle met in a place that has galvanized Native resistance to environmental racism in the United States. This week, Miski Noor, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, took a moment to discuss the trip with Truthout, and to explain why she and others felt the journey was necessary.
Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.
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