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Why This #Xicana, #Indigenous Activist Helped Organize the #Native Nations Rise March – publicnews24-7


Why This Xicana, Indigenous Activist Helped Organize the Native Nations Rise March – publicnews24-7: None of these actions happened on their own. They required organizers, people behind the scenes. Meet Eva Cardenas. She’s a program coordinator with The Ruckus Society, an organization that provides support for nonviolent direct actions. Cardenas is a 29-year-old Mexican Indigenous woman, of Zapoteca and Mazahua background, who spent two weeks in Standing Rock, North Dakota, to give trainings on behalf of the Ruckus’ Indigenous Peoples Power Project in the middle of winter. She’s continued to support the fight against the 1,172-mile long “black snake,” as Native opponents refer to the pipeline, back in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives, and also in the District of Columbia for the march.

​“Doing this work has allowed me to ground myself a little bit more as to who I am as an indigenous person,” says Cardenas.

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