Walls have a been a popular tool at various times through history for excluding and dividing. They are a powerful visual and psychological symbol. Something politicians can point to and say “we did something.” A solution that allows nations to avoid the hard work of repairing relationships, passing mutually beneficial policies, and making difficult (-and … Continue reading Walls are Symbols Politicians Can Point to and Say “We Did Something!”
I have been watching the Native-led resistance campaign to block a crude oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River in two places with potentially disastrous consequences. Tribal leaders allege the Army Corps of Engineers gave approval without the consideration of tribal rights, burial and archaeological sites, or environmental impact.