DNB Bank Divests – Responses from Standing Rock Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation to Norway

OSLO, NORWAY (March 27 , 2017) – Having travelled 5,000 miles from the United States to deliver an urgent message regarding the human rights and Indigenous rights violations in their homelands, the Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation to Norway and allies is pleased with the announcement from Norwegian bank, DNB, regarding the cancellation of its $2.5 billion USD credit line to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Continue reading

Defund KXL! Seattle Targets Financial Institutions Invested in TransCanada and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Seattle, WA – on Monday March 27th a coalition of Native​ organizers and environmentalists will bring a resolution before the Seattle city council calling on the city to not contract with any financial institution that provides services to TransCanada and the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Takes Religious Freedom Claims to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Eagle Butte, SD — March 16, 2017 – Yesterday the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe filed an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the flow of oil in the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe while the appeals court considers the Tribe’s challenge pursuant to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”). Continue reading