Native American tribe pounds Biden for shutting down energy development: "Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination.”
· · Jan 24, 2021 ·

Welp, looks like the U.S. government has decided to impoverish Native Americans again, this time at the behest of Joe Biden and in the name of sCiEnCe!

Following Biden's executive orders to stop the Keystone pipeline and halt new fracking on federal land, the Ute tribe of Utah sent a sternly-worded message to Biden's Acting Secretary of the Interior, Scott de la Vega.

"The Ute Indian Tribe and other energy producing tribes rely on energy development to fund our governments and provide services to our members," said the letter. "Your order is a direct attack on our economy, sovereignty, and our right to self-determination. Indian lands are not federal public lands. Any action on our lands and interests can only be taken after effective tribal consultation."

The letter went on to say that Biden has broken a treaty between the tribe and the U.S. government, something Biden probably used to hear a lot when he was a young whippersnapper sometime in the 19th century.

A picture of Biden (probably) bringing #Unity to Native lands.

"The Order must be withdrawn or amended to comply with Federal law and policies," demanded the letter.

The tribe currently makes 45,000 barrels of crude oil and 900 million cubit feet of natural gas every day.

Other tribes have also been hit hard by Biden getting rid of clean, efficient American energy in favor of oil sourced from the Middle East and sent thousands of miles over open water. This includes the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation in North Dakota.

Per the narrative of the Left, I assume this means the "I" in "BIPOC" doesn't matter any more and colonialism is cool again!

I wonder what Biden will do next. Perhaps a peace offering of 'Rona-laced blankets?



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