Tag: dakota access pipeline

Opinion

Indigenous population at Mac deserves better

Macalester College was built on land that belongs to the Dakota people. The Dakota, an Indigenous sovereign nation, were forced into exile after the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. This exile is much more complicated than Minnesota history chooses to remember: it is a direct result of the settler colonialism that continues to displace Indigenous communities….

News

Student activists protest the DAPL at Standing Rock Reservation

In recent weeks, Macalester students have travelled to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to support the water protectors demonstrating against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Among those who went were Margaret Breen ’20, Markus Hoeckner ’17, JP Sieck ’18 and Jessica Yost ’18. All four emphasized the peaceful atmosphere of…