Watch this 2017 documentary and other materials listed below, then write an essay of at least 300 words. In this essay, be sure to follow these instructions:
In addition to writing a summary on the film information, discuss the following:
What is the black snake?
What are water protectors?
What are man camps and problems associated with them and how do they relate to this?
What are the issues related to this specific pipeline and why is it being led by Natives?
How does this relate to other Native history in the United States?
Your opinions on this issue.
Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story (120 mins) chronicles the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline from April 2016 through March 2017. The film highlights actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and investigates actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock and brings you a raw front line experience of direct actions. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline was completed, the impact of the resistance movement will be long-lasting. The importance of the water protectors’ story grows as fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the world.
Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story is one of the many stories that has emerged from the #NoDAPL movement. Unicorn Riot offers Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story as a public resource to provide a concise yet detailed account of these historical events.
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Life in a Man Camp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Man camps and Predator Economics (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Bakken Shale Man Camp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Tags: black, killaz, snake