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Breaking Interview with Arrested Nez Perce Councilman Brooklyn Baptiste

Breaking Interview with Arrested Nez Perce Councilman Brooklyn Baptiste

Nez Perce Tribal Council Members Arrested Blocking Tarsands Oil Shipment The digisphere is abuzz with reports of elected Tribal officials taking to the streets to take direct action to block the road (highway 12 in Nez Perce Country), disallowing the passage of a massive “Mega-Load” of equipment destined for Alberta Tarsands Oil development (a most vile form of energy extraction). LRI gives you an inside look at the happenings through the eyes of Brooklyn Baptiste (Nimiipuu Nation), a long-time Tribal Council member, Chairman, Vice-Chair of the Nez Perce Nation and leader of various trades who was arrested 48 hours ago along with fellow Tribal Council members. [LRI] So Brooks (Councilman Baptiste), can you tell me what happened that day? [Councilman Baptiste] Yes, we were all in frenzy because we had heard about the permit to pass through highway 12, which runs through territory we ceded to the U.S. while maintaining usufructuary rights (hunting, fishing, water, etc). Now this was on a Sunday, so we all called an emergency meeting...

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