Reyna Crow is a grassroots organizer for the Native American rights movement “Idle No More”. She just returned from delivering supplies and caring for elders at the protests in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation, where she was pepper sprayed by private security guards hired by those building the pipeline. She made sure to emphasize the weightless feeling of being among members of hundreds of Indigenous Nations and other supporters all coming together peacefully for a common goal. She calls the recent ruling to pause permitting on the pipeline a marginal success and questions the tribal “consultation” that the government proposes to seek in making decisions moving forward.
A 20-mile hike in the Tetons rewarded bumble bee researcher Ellen Keaveny with a special Bombus occidentalis sighting.