Professor Riley Co-Authors Op-Ed in Slate on Sioux Battle Against Dakota Oil Pipeline

October 5, 2016—Professor Angela Riley co-authored an op-ed in Slate that discussed how the Sioux’s battle against a Dakota oil pipeline galvanized a social justice movement for Native Americans.

Professor Riley explained that protesters are against a proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline which, if completed, would carry half a million gallons of crude oil per day ultimately to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. More urgently for the protesters, the pipeline is slated to be built within a half mile of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, traveling across treaty-guaranteed lands, under the tribe’s main source of drinking water, and through sacred sites.

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