How Standing Rock’s Divest Campaign Can Stop Future Pipelines

This post originally appeared at Yes! Magazine. Sasja Beslik, head of sustainable finance at Nordea, one of the largest banks in Europe, recently traveled to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on a fact-finding mission. Originally from Bosnia, Beslik has seen his share of war and says that the Oceti Sakowin Camp reminded him of a… Read more »

Pipeline Spill Adds To Concerns About Dakota Access Pipeline

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others in North Dakota mounted a massive protest against the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, in part over concerns that any leak could contaminate their drinking water. Now they are watching the Belle Fourche pipeline, which recently leaked roughly 180,000 gallons of crude into the Ash Coulee Creek… Read more »

#NoDAPL Tribal Leaders Testify Before International Human Rights Commission on Abuses

Tribal government leaders against the Dakota Access Pipelineappeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today (December 9), where they asked the commission to protect their human rights, which they allege have been abused at the hands of law enforcement. Those speaking included Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Councilman Chad Harrison, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier,… Read more »

A Year Later, Unfiltered Flint Tap Water Is Still Unsafe To Drink

A year ago, Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency because of lead-contaminated drinking water, attracting national outrage and sympathy, and millions of gallons of donated water. But a year later donations have slowed to a trickle, and little has changed — unfiltered water here is still unsafe to drink. With frigid… Read more »

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Archambault’s statement on Dec. 12 meeting with North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple

Cannon Ball, N.D.— The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux’s Tribal Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quote in part or in full: “This past Monday, several councilmembers and myself met with the Governor in the interest of salvaging a professional relationship in what can only be described as the most troubling of times.… Read more »

Rick Perry, with multiple ties to CEO of controversial pipeline project, tapped for Energy Dept.

The Dakota Access Pipelineprotesters just got a new reason to keep their Standing Rock encampment intact: former Texas governor and two-time presidential candidate Rick Perry, tapped today by President-elect Donald Trump to head his Energy Department. Never mind that Perry — who now becomes the second of Trump’s competitors named to his Cabinet (Ben Carson… Read more »

Indigenous Environmental Network encourages protesters to leave DAPL camp

STANDING ROCK, N.D. – Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault asked demonstrators protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline to dismantle their camps on Tuesday. “It is time to dismantle the camp and return to our homes. If the camp stays where it is currently located, people are risking their lives,” says Archambault in a statement.… Read more »

Pipelines of funds support allies of Dakota Access project

by Soo Rin Kim When the Army Corp of Engineers announced Sunday it would block construction of an essential part of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project and study alternative routes, thousands of protestors at the site — members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, environmentalists, veterans and others — joined hands in jubilation. Concern about potential… Read more »