Photo and Cinematography by Stephen Svenson
On today’s show, we get serious about a very important issue between the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This isn’t just happening “somewhere else” – We’ll discuss what’s also being mirrored here in Canada with the Pipeline No. 9 reversal, possibly affecting southern Ontario through to Montreal. It’s about the lack of consultation and consideration for the First Nations people of North America. Stephen Svenson who filmed his experience at the Sacred Stone Camp on September 3rd talks to us the day after the bulldozers stopped.
And later in the show, we’re going to talk about food, with Anna Maria Lopez of Apron on the Run… We’ll learn about what’s good for us on the inside and out!
It’s life, music, talk – all grown up – Click on the play link at the top of this page to tune in now!
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In Mass Defense – Standing Rock vs. Dakota Access Pipeline: A Conversation with Stephen Svenson
When you first tune into today’s show you’ll hear the sounds of September at Sacred Stone Camp – and they were recorded live by our first guest, Stephen Svenson. If this sounds a bit familiar, many of us, through the reporting that was done through the likes of Democracy Now, were watching the treatment of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and their supporters as they were working to protect their land from the bulldozers and construction crews – who met them with pepper spray and attack dogs on the Labour Day weekend.
Point in Conflict: The Dakota Access Pipeline wants to run a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River – at Lake Oahe – just a half mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. The first issue for Standing Rock is their concern for a potential spill – something that would catastrophically affect their culture, economy, and way of life. Their second issue is that the pipeline would pass through areas of great cultural significance – including sacred sites and burial grounds that federal law seeks to protect.
Stephen Svenson is a community organizer, and ally of the original people of Turtle Island. Among other occupations, he teaches Environmental Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
00:25:55 into the Show
What’s Good for You, Inside and Out; A Discussion about Food, Family, and Nutrition with AnnaMaria Lopez
Now celebrating her 15th year in business, AnnaMaria Lopez is the proud owner of Apron on the Run Personal Chef Services. She was awarded “Best New Entrepreneur, Personal Chef” by Biz X Magazine and in 2004 she joined forces with the Canadian Personal Chef Alliance where she has demonstrated her talents on the Food Network Stage at the prestigious Toronto Wine and Food Show.
As a mother of three young girls, and a wife to John, AnnaMaria continues to only provide the best for her family as well as her community of friends. In her early years as a personal chef, she has worked to improve health and inspire conscientious living for patients of the Cardiac Wellness Centre, Metropolitan Hospital and student alumni of her Alma `Matter the University of Waterloo as an expert on call in Ask an Alumnus.
In recent years Anna Maria has dedicated herself to teaching the benefits of eating local, organic food while promoting culinary diversity with her teaching classes with the LCBO, The Greater Essex School boards and the Windsor, Essex Health Unit to name a few. An advocate of life-long learning, AnnaMaria is a recent graduate of New York’s Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Holistic Nutritional Coach.
AnnaMaria can be contacted for a free nutritional consult any time at (519) 996-0675 or visit her at www.apronontherun.com. For more information on New York’s Institute for Integrative Nutrition, click here.
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To continue to support the Standing Rock Sioux contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fundraiser:http://standingrock.org/
You can donate items to the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List:
To support the Chippewas of the Thames in their struggle for respect and to protect the water donate to their cause here: https://www.gofundme.com/chippewas
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