By Natalie Green
The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline began this year and immediately became a controversy due to environmental concerns, treaty violations, and health risks. Due to these human rights violations and environmental threats, activists have given much attention to supporting and protecting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The pipeline continues to be constructed as winter conditions worsen the occupants’ conditions. This podcast focuses on the role of the college activist, with an interview with a Beloit college student who shares her experiences and reflections. Tessa discusses with me the importance of protecting the land and people at Standing Rock and the way in which she approaches activism as a student.