“Presidential Betrayal, Corporate Genocide, and Water as a Human Right”
Marty Cobenais (Red Lake Anishinaabe Nation), Pipeline and Heavy Haul Resistance Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network (http://www.ienearth.org) joins us for the first segment of today’s show to discuss President Barak Obama’s reversal and betrayal to Indigenous Nations and peoples by supporting the southern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline, an oil energy development project by TransCanada. Not only were Indigenous protesters kept away from the President’s visit to Cushing, Oklahoma but also the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline will leave at least 71 archeological sites and 22 historic structures at risk. These are just a few details to be discussed in the first segment of the show.
Deborah Sanchez (Chumash Nation) joins us for the second segment of today’s show to discuss in detail what transpired at the 6th Annual World Water Forum in Marseille, France as it pertains to Indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations. The World Water Forum is an international conference that convenes every three years. The focus of this year’s conference was to elevate the issue of water to the center of political consciousness in domestic and international geopolitics.
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