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The Thunderbirds Versus The Black Snake

On Anishinaabe Akiing, an epic battle against oil pipelines is underway.

Here in the northland of the Great Lakes – or, as we say, Anishinaabe Akiing, the land to which the people belong – a battle is underway. It's a battle as epic as the myth of the thunderbirds, the ones who prevented the great horned snakes from overrunning Earth and devouring humanity. Four new or expanded oil pipelines have been proposed that would cross our traditional lands. This is “extreme oil” –…
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by: Winona LaDuke – Autumn 2015

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