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All these years fighting pipelines, I’m surprised I don’t remember learning about the concept of expropriation. On the other hand, I learned about eminent domain from the beginnings of opposing pipelines and protecting water. Expropriation is the¬†act of a government … Continue reading

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Indigenous Lives vs Doctrine of Discovery

Following is some information from Phyllis Young, Standing Rock Organizer, The Lakota People’s Law Project. She links the “dual traumas of colonization and the exploitation of Grandmother Earth”. As an Indigenous woman, I feel the heavy weight of history. At … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court Decision

Yesterday’s post described the case before the Iowa Supreme Court, of land owners and the Sierra Club of Iowa against the Iowa Utilities Board and Dakota Access, asserting that eminent domain was abused when used to force landowners to allow … Continue reading

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