Indigenous activists march in Washington to demand action on climate crisis – live – The Guardian

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, several lists have been put together online highlighting art including films and books created by, or featuring, Indigenous peoples.

This list of films was curated by activist Charitie Ropati, a member of the Native Village of Kongiganak, Alaska. She also made a list of films and shows in 2020.

iceagebaby (@charitieropati)

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day I wanted to provide another thread of films that feature Indigenous Peoples. It’s been so so amazing to see how Indigenous creatives have used and are using film and art to navigate identity and personhood. These are some of my favorite films

October 11, 2021

At Bookshop, Elissa Washuta, a Cowlitz tribal member, put together this list of books by Native and Indigenous writers.

“It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive,” Washuta writes. “I’ve compiled this list over the years I’ve been a reader, writer, editor, and teacher, seeking out books by predecessors and peers in Native literatures.”

Tin House (@Tin_House)

Happy Indigenous People’s Day. In addition to celebrating and purchasing books from Native & Indigenous authors, we encourage you to support local organizations within your community that work to sustain & grow Native culture. https://t.co/uCTrLEdH2T

October 11, 2021

When Joe Biden took office, Indigenous leaders and environmentalists urged the president to shutdown some of the most controversial fossil fuel pipelines in the US, including the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) as part of his climate action goals.

On Biden’s first day in office in January, he canceled the Keystone XL (KXL) project.

The Guardian’s Nina Lakhani wrote in January: “Donald Trump sanctioned the KXL and DAPL pipelines soon after taking office – which paved the way for scores of executive actions and rollbacks favoring fossil fuel allies while violating Indigenous rights and environmental standards.”

In September, Dakota Access asked the supreme court to revisit whether the pipeline requires additional environmental review after a lower court ordered an environmental study of the pipeline and revoked a key environmental permit for it. The pipeline’s operators argued that the additional review was unnecessary and that the pipeline is safe.

That same week, chairmen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe called for a stop to the environmental review process, saying it was “irredeemable” and “fatally flawed.”

They also asked the Biden administration to terminate its contract with the firm conducting the review, the US Army Corps of Engineers, because it “has consistently demonstrated an institutional lack of sensitivity to and understanding of Tribal concerns.”