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Native Americans lose appeal for destruction of sacred relics along pipeline in Sandisfield

Native Americans lose appeal for destruction of sacred relics along pipeline in Sandisfield

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  1. >In June 2017, FERC denied the tribe’s request to stop the build, to reconsider having issued permission to build the pipeline without having fully studied the stone sites.

    >According to tribal preservationists, the stone groupings vary in size, shape and age. They are not only sacred, but hold cultural and religious significance to a handful of tribes outside the Berkshires, including the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, who resettled from the Berkshires to Wisconsin.

    This is tragic. Imagine having your entire ethnic religious and cultural history erased for a fucking pipeline…

  2. Welcome to yet another of the many times where Native Americans are not really considered Americans by the justice system.

    They really are a second class citizen that’s treated more like an endangered animal than actual citizens.

  3. Business before common decency, I guess.

  4. Plays Red Dead Redemption 2 – Thank fuck the Native Americans are not being treated like this anymore

    Opens Reddit – ………

  5. on what rationale/justification was the appeal lost? im guessing the judge got paid off by the oil company

  6. Of fucking course. When are Native Americans ever going to not get fucked over? This has been an issue before the country was even established.

  7. Beyond SAD, but the white nationalists have always despised non-whites and Native Americans remind them that the White Nationalists are the invaders. aka a stain on the WN view of themselves

  8. What the actual fuck America.

  9. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/native-americans-lose-appeal-for-destruction-of-sacred-relics-along-pipeline-in-sandisfield,597291) reduced by 80%. (I’m a bot)
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    > SANDISFIELD – A federal appeals court ruled last week that a Rhode Island tribe does not have standing regarding the destruction of stone ceremonial sites along a pipeline spur completed here in December 2017.

    > Garti translated the court's opinion as laying a smooth path for future pipelines in the U.S. "From a common sense point of view, the court is basically telling pipeline companies that, if they destroy ceremonial stones before you get to court, you can't do anything about it," she said.

    > In June 2017, FERC denied the tribe's request to stop the build, to reconsider having issued permission to build the pipeline without having fully studied the stone sites.

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  10. We should completely nationalise and dismantle the fossil fuel industry. They are the enemy of the people

  11. This whole world is a conspiracy of the weak

  12. We colonize you, we set the rules.

  13. Build a wall keep the foreigners out.

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