Accommodating protest


17-Jul-2017 21:43

President Barack Obama said Tuesday federal agencies are evaluating whether the .8-billion pipeline that has sparked months of massive Native American protests in North Dakota could be rerouted to address indigenous concerns of damage to sacred sites.“As a general rule, my view is that there is way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans,” Obama said in an interview with Now This.Last week, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students marched the mile from campus to the Board of Governors meeting site to protest the UNC System’s blanket ban, imposed by the board, on gender-neutral housing.

Mac Leod argues that the symbolism of the new veiling emerges from this tense subcultural dilemma, involving elements of both resistance and acquiescence.He added that the Army Corps of Engineers “is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.” Obama’s comments come less than a week after 141 people were arrested and dozens were injured when armed law enforcement used sirens, pepper spray, and bean bag shots to clear a protest camp on a site that Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, is putting the 1,172-mile oil pipeline.