Kindra Arnesen & Gulf residents stand against the Keystone XL pipeline in DC

This past weekend, November 6-7, Kindra and other Gulf residents traveled to Washington, D.C., to stand in solidarity with those protesting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline (here’s a New York Times article about the protest and pipeline).

While there, Kindra spoke at the protest about the issues she and her community continue to deal with, including continued contamination by fresh oil and dispersants and her nine-year-old daughter Aleena’s continued health problems — severe stomach aches, fevers, respiratory sickness. On Monday, the group protested outside of Kenneth Feinberg’s office, airing their grievances about the poor management of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF).

Jessey tagged along shooting video over the two empowering and emotional days. Here are a few images from the weekend:


Kindra chants with others during a “Boycott BP” protest Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, outside of Kenneth Feinberg’s office in Washington, D.C. People from around the Gulf bussed, drove and flew to D.C. to stand in solidarity with the Tar Sands protest held on Sunday and to protest the claims process more than a year and a half after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon.


Kindra speaks to a TV reporter after the “Boycott BP” protest Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, outside of Kenneth Feinberg’s office in Washington, D.C.


Kindra speaks at the “Boycott BP” protest Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, outside of Kenneth Feinberg’s office in Washington, D.C.


Lost in thought shortly after a meeting with a congressional liaison for the National Institute of Environmental Health Services about studies concerning health of the Gulf coast residents and oil spill workers after the spill.

(All images are copyright © 2011 by Spilling Over: The Documentary. Please do not reproduce these images without permission.)

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