Dakota Access Pipeline protester and speaker Christine Nobiss had a solution for taking on climate change at the “People’s Climate March” in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. She called for “decolonizing our minds” because it destroyed femininity.
“We are here today because we are here to talk about the future — what is happening with our climate. All of you are here because you can feel it, right? You can feel the change in the weather, see the changing landscape, you can see the violent storms, see the chemicals in our water. You can feel them. You are drinking them,” she said. “I want to let you know that we have a solution for this problem. One of our solutions is to decolonize our minds.”
Nobiss pointed to a wagon structure at the rally as an example to explain decolonizing. The arrows on the wagon “represented the things we need to do to decolonize our minds.”
She went on to explain how each arrow on the wagon is meant to show how we can “decolonize” and apparently help the climate.
“Sovereignty is one of them. Sovereignty for indigenous people. You need to support the indigenous cause, right? Reparations! Language! Community! Education! To feminize! We need to bring the feminine back because colonization destroyed femininity and we need to bring that back!”
Nobiss is the co-chair and founder of Indigenous Iowa. She also notes in her Twitter bio that she is a graduate minor in American Indian Native Studies.
She also called on President Trump, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “wake up!”
Nobiss closed her remarks by saying, “We need to be together — all of us. We need to work together as a huge, massive group of people and mobilize together and make a difference. That is all we have to do. The human race, yeah, absolutely.”