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

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

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