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donderdag 24 november 2016


Seven months ago, Sioux tribes set up camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota. And they’re still there. It all has to do with the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The two Native American girls in the video describe what’s going on.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • pipeline - line of connected pipes that are used for carrying liquids, such as oil, and gases over a long distance
  • significance - special, important meaning
  • compassionate - having or showing a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc.
  • sincere - honest, real and genuine
  • compromised - damaged, weakened or brought into danger
  • violate - ignore in an unfair or illegal way
  • treaty - an official agreement between two or more countries or groups
  • indigenous - living or existing naturally in a particular region

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

  1. What is the Dakota Pipeline?

  2. Why is Lake Oahe so important for the people living in North Dakota?

  3. What are these people afraid will happen to the lake?

  4. What is the special significance of the land surrounding the lake for these people?

  5. How do they call themselves?
    Why this name?

Extra reading and writing assigment
Make a timeline of the protests at Standing Rock.
Put your internet searching skills to work to find all relevant information!

Extra listening assigment
1. Listen to Kendrick Eagle's message to President Obama.
2. How come Kendrick knows President Obama?
3. What is he asking President Obama now?