Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Divests from Wells Fargo

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians has ended its investment advisory services relationship with Wells Fargo. The decision, made unanimously by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians Band Assembly and Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin, is in response to Wells Fargo’s unethical business practices and the financing the bank provides to Energy Transfer Partners. Continue reading

#DefundDAPL Has Divested $40 Million from Dakota Access Pipeline

On January 1st, 2017, during the Vikings/Bears football game at the Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, two water protectors rappelled from the rafters to display a large banner urging US Bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. They held space in this prime real estate for the duration of the game, with some livestream videos reaching over one million views. Continue reading

#DeFundDAPL Seattle Action Coalition Targets Wells Fargo

Seattle, WA – Last week, 7 Wells Fargo branches were targeted in 10 actions by the #DeFundDAPL Seattle Action Coalition. The coalition has threatened to start disrupting business within Wells Fargo branches throughout the city unless the bank removes its money from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading

Water Protectors Shut Down Wells Fargo Bank to Demand Divestment from Dakota Access Pipeline

Right now, a group of Native and non-Native water protectors who have been living at the encampments at Standing Rock are using their bodies to shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 2600 Franklin Avenue South. We will not allow Wells Fargo to continue with business as usual in our communities while profiting off their investment in the Dakota Access
pipeline project. Continue reading