Trump Executive Memorandum on DAPL violates law and tribal treaties

The decision puts water for 17 million people at risk Cannon Ball, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said today that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline risks contaminating tribal and American water supplies while disregarding treaty rights. The Trump administration’s politically motivated decision… Read more »

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Department of Justice Move to Dismiss Dakota Access Lawsuit

Cannon Ball, N.D. — Today, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., asking District Judge James Boasberg to throw out Dakota Access’s lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers. The Department of Justice, which represents the Corps, filed a similar motion. The motions do not effect the lawsuit… Read more »

Holy Rage: Lessons from Standing Rock

by The New Yorker “Imagine if Energy Transfer Partners planned to drill underneath Jerusalem.” The snow-scoured hills and buttes of the Missouri Breaks are dotted with isolated houses, until the sudden appearance of the Oceti Sakowin encampment on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The presence of so many people catches at the heart. Snow-dusted tepees,… Read more »

Force the Banks Out of Standing Rock

Stand with the Sioux tribe and divest from mega-banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. After months of Native American water protectors gathering in peace, prayer and solidarity to protect their sacred lands, the Obama administration announced on Dec. 4 that it’s sided with the Standing Rock Sioux and halted the construction of the Dakota Access… Read more »

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 »