by Matthew Charles Cardinale, Indigenous Peoples Issues, Sept 2, 2013
Since Monday, Nez Perce members and other activists have been blocking massive shipments of equipment bound for the oil tar sands of Canada. About 20 have been arrested.
SEATTLE — On a narrow central Idaho highway coursing through thickets of ponderosa pines and along a winding river, members of the Nez Perce tribe made their stand.
Hundreds gathered along U.S. Highway 12 on Monday and Tuesday and formed a human blockade in an attempt to stop a controversial megaload of equipment bound for the oil tar sands of Alberta, Canada — a load reportedly weighing about 644,000 pounds and stretching over 200 feet. They intended on continuing their protests Wednesday and Thursday nights. Read the rest of this entry