Indigenous activists, allies protest Potomac Pipeline at Georgetown waterfront

On the 4th of November, Indigenous activists including several members of the Piscataway nation joined with allies for a protest against the Potomac Pipeline at the Georgetown Waterfront. The Potomac Pipeline would have no connections to MD, its sole purpose being to connect Pennsylvania’s fracked gas to potential new industries in W Virginia.

The protest featured a traditional tobacco ceremony at the river, in which tobacco and other herbs were added to a copper vessel of water from the river a pinch at a time as attendees said their prayers to protect the water. Several at the rally were veterans of the long, hard fight at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Video of the tobacco ceremony and pipeline protest


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