EcoJustice Radio – How Indigenous People Will End Tar Sands Pipelines – Episode 23


Carry Kim from EcoJustice Radio talks with Lydia Ponce, a Mayo-Quechua Indigenous activist, member of AIM (American Indian Movement), and Co-Director of Idle No More SoCal. She also works as SoCal 350 Engagement Director.

Lydia will share updates about two controversial tar sands pipelines originating out of Alberta, Canada: TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3. Both projects pose numerous threats for indigenous peoples, their way of life and sacred territories, in addition to the devastating impacts they would have on Mother Earth and climate change. Tar sands crude oil [often called oil sands] remains one of the dirtiest, costliest and most reckless forms of fossil fuel extraction. Lydia will also inform listeners about the perils of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, as a consequence of “man camps” established during pipeline construction. Hear the call to action, donate to the cause, and make a difference in stopping these pipelines. Hear how you can help preserve life in the north for future generations, and help protect the lives of indigenous women.

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Photo: Alberta tar sands development, via Flickr user thekirbster

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Novelist, urban theorist, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Planners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt