"Keepers of the Pass"; Anne White Hat and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


In the first half-hour, FVR has an exclusive audio premiere of a new documentary, titled: "Keepers of the Pass." The documentary covers the two-year saga of the ordeal brought by the Ramapough Lenape of New Jersey and their right to pray on land they own across the road from a private community that did not want them there (the land is called the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp). Keepers of the Pass (a Human Rights and Fifth Estate Production) was videotaped over several months during the conflict and was created to share with communities suffering racial abuses and similar encroachments on constitutional rights.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin welcomes Anne White Hat. Anne is a member of the Aske Tiospaye (clan) of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. She has been prominently featured in the media for her activism fighting to defend the earth from oil and gas pipelines. Anne is one of the Indigenous women central to the leadership of the campaign to stop construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which is designed to carry oil from Lake Charles 162 miles across the state to St. James parish, 30 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the proud mother of three children as well as an experienced herbalist.