Friday, August 21, 2020

Michael Casteel

When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 1124 into law in May 2017 it was yet another strike against Native Americans and the entire nationwide working class of which they are a part – a strike against the 99 percent.
At heart is the Plains All American Pipeline which has been protested several times in Norman, Oklahoma. The law is designed to harshly penalize protesters. The protest movement uses hashtag #NoPlainsPipeline to document their concerns.
Members of several federally recognized Oklahoma tribes will be impacted by the project. That list includes the Absentee Shawnee, Citizen Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, and Chickasaw nations.
An American Indian Movement (AIM) chapter in Oklahoma is actively still protesting the Plains All American Pipeline in Oklahoma. Mike Casteel, the red-bereted director of AIM-Indian Territory said, “We cannot sit idly by — our ancestors died along this trail, and we have many unmarked graves there,” Casteel said in a media release. “We no longer accept poisoning for profit by any government or private corporation.”

No comments:

Post a Comment