Standing Rock Responds to Oil Spill from the Dakota Access Pipeline

On April 4th, it was discovered that the Dakota Access pipeline had leaked 84-gallons of oil. The leak occurred 100-miles east of the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe reservoir, the source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Continue reading

Japanese American Citizens League Condemns Dakota Access Pipeline

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and considers it to be a danger to fundamental treaty rights, environmental health, social health, and the prosperity of the Sioux Nation. Continue reading

Pipeline Resistance Camps

On April 1st, 2016 the Sacred Stone Camp was erected to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The camp, along with the Oceti Sakowin Camp, helped bring global awareness to Indigenous peoples and the fight against environmental racism, protecting treaty rights and water protection. Continue reading