Woman and children injured in Dakota pipeline protest

Lynette Amoroa

E pāpouri ana ngā rangatira iwi taketake o Amerika i te korenga o te kōti ā motu e whakaae atu kia aukatia te paipa kawe hinu i te Raki o Dakota, ā, ko ō rātou wāhi tapu te papa. Nā tenei kua mate ko nga kaiporotēhī ki te tūwatawata atu ki ngā mahi keri.

E rongo ana te ririhau ki tēnei papakāinga pātata atu ki te wāhi e hiahiatia ana mō te paipa kawe hinu i Dakota. Nōnātata nei rere ai te riri ki waenga i nga taha e rua. 

Hei tā Sophie Watos nō Minnesota, “It was sickening that they would use dogs against peaceful protesters and mace people.”

E ai ki ngā whakapae he wahine hapū, he tamariki hoki i ngaua i te whawhai. Ko ētahi o nga kaiporotēhi i ngaua hoki i te wai pepa.

Hei tā Quiltman no Oregon, “Sieging dogs on our people, that was cold blooded! But I guess it was to be expected. Our people have always got the short end. But we can handle it.”

Ki te tutuki te mahere, e rima rau mano taramu te rahi o te hinu ka kawea ma te paipa hou nei atu ki Illinois. Ko te māharahara a te iwi noho, kei paihanahia tō rātou puna wai, whenua tapu hoki.

Hei tā Watos, “The lawyer said today it doesn't look good, so it sounds like it's gonna keep going, keep building your pipeline. So, I want to make sure I'm still here so I can defend our land.”

Kua rongo whānuitia te take nei ki nga tōpito katoa o te Ao.

E ai kit e kaitautoko aRoy Tom no Ontario, “Things going on in Canada with the pipeline coming through Canora eventually and I just wanted to support the people here, the community and learn from them.”

Hei te tuaiwa o tenei marama ka puta te whakatau a te kaiwhakawā pena ka tutuki te tono a Standing Rock Sioux kia aukati nga mahi hanganga.