Standing Rock Update: International Indigenous Movement

Standing Rock: International Indigenous Movement

The Standing Rock No DAPL encampment has been bulldozed and oil is expected to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline this week. While this may be regarded as a loss for environmental water quality and is contested as yet another broken treaty for Native Americans, it has brought international attention. The legal technicalities of whether or not the pipeline constitutes a violation of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 depends of who you ask and how far back in time you go. However, the greater issue of sacrificing water quality for thousands of people downstream remains

Recently the most widely read newspaper in France published an article detailing the issues from the perspective of an international indigenous movement. Entitled: “Standing rock, c’est la lutte tribale” (translation available onsite) the article examines the larger issues of the struggles of indigenous people worldwide, and the choices to be made. It details the genocide, religious and cultural reprogramming efforts and intentional malnutrition brought to bear on the Sioux Nation.  Beyond the Standing Rock protest, the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is working internationally in the interests of all indigenous peoples.

International Indigenous Movement

Abraham Lincoln hanged 38 Sioux the day after Christmas in 1882. Most Americans are unaware of this.

Throughout the protest, the corporate news media has sought to control the narrative with “fake news” stories and skewing of facts. Simultaneously, producers have been working to document the situation from the Native American perspective with such documentaries as “Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock” (reviewed here) (streamable here). The opposition wasted no time in coming out with a countering narrative.

Although the corporate media narrative and the legal system cite unfairly enforced legal technicalities as justification for their positions, the good news is that the larger issues are being examined for what they are: Selective advancement of destructive corporate agendas for the sake of profit, which externalize costs onto indigenous people and the environment. To understand why this keeps happening, please watch the video below: 

People who want to know more about Native American activism and how to support it can find out by clicking the following link: http://www.diversitybestpractices.com/news-articles/top-native-american-organizations-to-know

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Standing Rock DAPL Update With Action Items 2-15-2017

Standing Rock DAPL Update With Action Items 2-15-2017

Trump’s Executive Order & Legal Response, Morton County Workers Dumping Trash at Oceti Sakowin Campsite & Snowmelt Flooding, Contact Info for Legislators & Army Corps of Engineers

Donald Trump Signed an Executive Order to Build Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/24/politics/trump-keystone-xl-dakota-access-pipelines-executive-actions/

Legal Response To Trump’s Approval Order

Quoted from: http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/standing-rock-sioux-tribe-asks-federal-court-set-aside-trumps-pipeline-reversal/

“Critical motion charges Trump administration circumvents law and ignores treaty rights

Published February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today filed a major legal brief challenging the Trump Administration’s hasty approval of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, a project in which the President and his associates have had close financial ties. The Tribe’s summary judgment asks the Court to overturn recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits of the pipeline issued without environmental review or consideration of treaty rights.

The Tribe seeks resolution of these claims on an expedited schedule that would have the issues resolved before the pipeline can go into operation.

“President Trump claims he has not received ‘a single phone call’ opposing this widely criticized project.” said Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “Maybe he should turn the White House phones back on, because millions of people have raised their voices against this dangerous project.” (Editor’s Note: The White House Comment Line is now working from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – EST at 202-456-1111).”

Morton County Workers Dumping Trash at Campsite

Snowmelt Flooding of the Oceti Sakowin DAPL Protest Campsite

http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Snow-melt-flooding-causes-issues-at-Oceti-Sakowin-DAPL-protest-camp-413664753.html

Phoning Your Legislators

Taking action by regularly phoning your legislators (Short calls, single issue per call) has been shown to be the most effective action. Text your Zip Code to the following number and you will receive a list of your local legislators and their phone numbers to let them know what you think:

520-200-2223

Sierra Club Form To Contact Army Corps Of Engineers

Stand With Standing Rock

 

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