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Gulf Oil Spill Threatens Native American Tribe's Livelihood in Louisiana


Environment  (tags: oil spill, Native Americans, livelihood )

Lone
- 1671 days ago - miamiherald.com
POINTE-AUX-CHENES, La. -- There is an ages-old expression among the people of southern Louisiana's Indian bayous. ``Pas tout là,'' they say with smiles.



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Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 8:06 am
Thank you for posting this.
 

Anna M. (18)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 8:18 am
I think all of the Oil Bandits are ""Pas tout lÓ""
 

Laura P. (24)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 8:44 am
noted with thanks.
 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:16 am
noted with thanks ...
 

linda b. (190)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:24 am
Noted TY Lone
 

Cindy C. (125)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 11:42 am
OH NO THIS IS SO NOT FAIR YET AGAIN. I FEEL LIKE CRYING FOR THEM, ITS AWFUL AND I WILL DEFINITELY PRAY AND HOPE SOMETHING POSITIVE WILL HAPPEN SOON.
 

Debra R. (34)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 12:27 pm
I know that this damage is irreversable to the lands, waterway's the animals & the people of the TRIBES in the area. I don't understand why the only thing that big business cares about is the all mighty dollar??? When will humanity and our future as HUMAN's ever be considered important to them at BP or any other OIL Company for that matter???NEVER cause nobody makes them pay for their damages, Fines aren't going to fix this one???
 

Sheena Sokolowski (8)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 12:28 pm
It's going to devastate everyone and everything down there. The tribes should be pissed! They should be mad and upset and demand money from BP for their losses. Everyone should, BP should not get away with the damages they have caused.
 

C. G. (1)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 12:30 pm
noted and thank
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 12:36 pm
Every time we do harm to the planet by "accident," it never completely heals! Thank you for sharing this story. Maybe if enough people become aware these accidents will cease or at least slow.
 

Carol M. (103)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 12:43 pm
Bless them it is awful shame for them all so many peoples lives are going to be effected by this oil spill
B P have a lot to answer for good article
 

Piers G. (3)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 1:42 pm
The Native Americans have always had respect for the Earth, They have so much to teach us
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 1:55 pm
Our Government should together with BP offer these people some of restitution. If they should lose their livihood they should be offered relocation expenses as one form of assistance.
 

murray m. (100)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 2:07 pm
"Our" government did not oversee the operator, BP, before construction, during, or after. Operational procedures were not reviewed. A permit was issued, and that was the end of it. "our" government still has not interceded on behalf of the tribes or any other American. the oil keeps pouring out, and no oversight? We don't know what is going on do we? The tribes in the area have a commendable attitude towards such incompetence.
 

Mattie D. (13)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 2:28 pm
Thank you for this article -, read and noted with sadness
 

Tere M. (76)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 2:29 pm
Thank you for posting Lone! Thank you Charles for forwarding! ~
 

Les Lambert (193)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 2:31 pm
Everyone--not just the Natives should be beyond "pissed" at this whole situation.
But believe me, my brothers and sisters my heart is deeply saddened and my prayers go to the Creator to help you survive this lastest of disasters. Mitakuye-Oyasin!!
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 2:35 pm
According to BP (the biggest oil Co in the world) they own the world and the government.
It's hard to believe they are even human. They just don't give a sh*t.
We need a check up from the neck up.
 

kris c. (0)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 3:42 pm
I don't see any accountability here. If there are no customers the oil companies wouldn't stay in business. Please accept that we ALL have contributed to this disaster. Change the way you purchase your items, learn the many items oil an ingredient of, and support renewable energy.
 

Karen S. (6)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 4:47 pm
My heart is heavy. And your people are still smiling and laughing in the face of such tragedy. I am so ashamed of the way my forefathers have treated the Native Americans and now this. I am emailing Washington, sharing on FB, signing petitions, boycotting BP, but I fear it is too little, too late. When I was a little girl I always wished I was an Indian. You understand and have a spiritual connection with Father Sky, Mother Earth. Thank you Lone W...
 

wendy w. (47)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 5:16 pm
This is an unfathomnable tragedy for all. Is that a word or did I make it up? Thanx Lone
 

John M. (6)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 5:25 pm
Shame on you BP.May your name forever be a tarnished image for the hardships and destruction of delicate and precious life that these Native Americans hold sacred.
 

M Away M. (465)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 5:30 pm
Thank you Ty!!!

No words for BP!!!
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 5:33 pm
I hope a remedy is found soon.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 6:04 pm
Thanks Lone.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 6:09 pm
Unfortunately there are stupid people who do not respect other people and the Earth in which they live. It is very sad to read news like this.
 

Teresa K. (33)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 7:12 pm
noted and thanks
 

Madeleine L. (51)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 7:43 pm
An out of control 3 year old who finds out that throwing a tantrum makes his mom give in to his every wish will obviously keep pushing it and continue the behaviour. The sociopathic money grubbers will ignore everything except getting their next rush of power when they can circumvent laws, people, animals, even their grandchildren's future. I believe it is power more than money. after all, when you've gotten your promotion for wrecking something and your multi-million dollar BONUS for the nth year in a row, you couldn't even dream up a way to actually spend it on yourself. They certainly don't spend it on other people! Over decades of meticulous and devious planning, they succeeded in getting everything the do to make money DE-REGULATED just as we have seen with the Gulf disaster caused by money grubbers refusing to put in a half million dollar redundant safety device that would have prevented this,(they makes millions per DAY) and obviously never spent a penny to design a sure-fire way to fix such a disaster (except to coerce the survivors, the fishermen,scientists etc., to not talk to the press about what they know or to EVER sue BP for ANYTHING). De-regulation=Death/suffering (and a FEW getting filthy rich)
 

Ray Sol (0)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 7:45 pm
Thankd for the info.
 

Lyn Collina (0)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 8:29 pm
It just never ends. I hope the Mayan Indians are right about 2012 and thier calendar. It will either be the end of us all or the end of the way things are. We cannot go on like this!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 8:44 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Ricardo C. (66)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:11 pm
Wow! and to think that my great-great-great-great grandfather came to bring them peace and prosperity and now this? By the way, my G.G.G.G grandfather is Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colˇn)!


 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:21 pm
Thanks,noted.
 

True Patriot (226)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 9:59 pm
thank you
 

Sally Jay (62)
Tuesday June 1, 2010, 10:25 pm
Terrible so much destruction
 

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Wednesday June 2, 2010, 1:55 am
so awful....
 

Henk M. (5)
Wednesday June 2, 2010, 2:52 am
The world must go solar.. Already solar technology is formidable.. the oil companies are blocking constructive and fairly inexpensive development in this field.. Motorists are going to pay for this disaster.. as is every household..

Lone Lupus Lupus, thank you and wish I knew how to solve this terribly outrageous problem..
Fossil fuel technology today is everybody's deathknell.. Pas tout la.. pas tout la.. cant say it enough..
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday June 2, 2010, 4:44 am
Thanks and I've noted.
 

Kathleen C. (18)
Wednesday June 2, 2010, 9:43 am
It is not enough we white people took away their land, country now we are destroying what little we left them. BP, Halliburton, and our government needs DO SOMETHING NOW! Not tomorrow, or next wee, month, NOW! Call these people before a Senate Hearing, convene a Senate Hearing this minute. Make them answer direct questions. Why is that not being done I as? Because too many political people have taken campaign funds from these people and these corps. are so entangled and convoluted (on purpose) no one can tell who is responsible. I SAY THEY ALL ARE. So bring all their CEO asses before a Senate Committee.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday June 6, 2010, 9:12 pm
Who really cares? This matter will be swept under the carpet eventually. BP, Halliburton will carry on - business as usual when all the furore dies down.......WE CAN'T LET IT HAPPEN.....keep the petitions rolling in, keep the pressure on the Government....ad infinitum.
 

Carol H. (32)
Monday June 7, 2010, 5:26 am
noted. Thank you Lone.
 

Gloria L. (58)
Thursday July 15, 2010, 2:01 am
Thanks Lone, Beyond disaster to have your entire culture, you and all your relatives, driven out.
How tragic and yet the people who live there have such a great attitude: "pas tout la."

Unconditional Love to everyone and I'm surrounding the whole area with an Unconditional Love Cocoon!
Join me.
Mitakuye Oyasin. Gloria
 
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