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Protect the Water | Defend the Land

I made this piece with the central figure holding up a braid of sweetgrass, a plant medicine, to the sky as an eagle flies above Lake Oahe. Texas based Energy Transfer Partners, in constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline wants to drill across the Missouri River at Lake Oahe which provides the Standing Rock Sioux with their drinking water. This is only half a mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Radio 2050

Radio 2050

January 19, 2009

DJ Aztec Parrot and Elida Margarita Bautista of Berkeley KPFA’s Radio 2050 invited Jesus Barraza and I (Melanie Cervantes) to do a radio interview about our political artwork. We talked…