Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts of environmental injustice. Continue reading

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award and Pledge of $1 Million in Support for Tribe’s Transition to Renewable Energy: The Wallace Global Fund honors the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s unyielding advocacy for people and the planet – and dedication to fossil fuel independence. Continue reading

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