A copy/paste of a comment made on the blog Influence to Death related to the XL pipeline and linked below:
I’m a little surprised Banks isn’t out there announcing for the media that” it’s a good day to die”.
Being an environmentalist implies concern for the habitat of all living things and as a matter of course should apply to the social environment of women and children on the rez.
One would think the environmental issues of drugs, alcohol, physical and sexual abuse would be high on the list, that gun toting, banner waving “warriors” and “environmentalists” would place an emphasis on those things as well.
There’s a reason that isn’t happening though – to do so brings an external attention and awareness to the dark underside and raises too many questions.
Of the literally thousands of videos uploaded how many address these issues? More to the point how many of them are produced by AIM “warriors”, or “environmentalists”?
If anyone can provide a link depicting a single member of the so called AIM leadership forcefully addressing this issue of the physical and sexual abuse of our women and children it would be appreciated.
If they cannot and are a supporter they need to think about that a little and ask themselves why the silence?
Any of them written about it, staged a “walk” to gain attention and support, spoken of it in rallies or paid guest appearances ?
NO pipeline? I’m behind that…..but how about NO MORE ABUSE, NO MORE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ? Better yet, NO MORE AIM.