Sara Jumping Eagle is a pediatrician, a mother of three, a member of the Great Sioux Nation, and an activist to be reckoned with.
On Feb. 27, Donald Trump and the Army Corps of Engineers were slapped with an emergency lawsuit over the contentious North Dakota Access Pipeline, and Jumping Eagle is its lead plaintiff.
We spoke with Jumping Eagle about why she’s persevering, what she wishes more people understood about the threat the Dakota Access Pipeline poses to the Standing Rock Reservation, and her message for Donald Trump.
But Jumping Eagle continues to fight.
Sara Jumping Eagle: We are pointing out the fact that the United States government and the Army Corps of Engineers are violating the public interest of protecting our communities, which are already at risk.
City finalizes divestment plans from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline
The City has officially split with Wells Fargo over funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A spokesman for Wells Fargo has called the divestment an empty gesture, saying it will not affect plans to construct the pipeline.
Shortly before the City Council formalized the divestment, President Donald Trump told Congress he had cleared the way for construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines.
In its rapid divestment from Wells Fargo, Santa Monica has lost money.
Wells Fargo maintains it cannot break its contract to help finance the pipeline.
collected by :John Locas