Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 15, 2016

Alaskans Stand with Standing Rock 'NO DAPL'

Alaskans Stand With Standing Rock #NoDAPL
Carl Wassilie, Alaska's Big Village Network
Dune Lankard, Alaska Representative, Center for Biological Diversity

When: Start: November 15, 2016 at 3:45-5:15pm
Where: Davis Highway, Anchorage, AK 99508 [Parking at Davis Park, located on Mountain View Drive & Davis Hwy. Walk 0.6mi to entrance of JBER, Elmendorf AFB Boniface Gate.
What: Alaskans are rallying to support a National Day of Action demanding the United States government and Army Corps of Engineers Stop of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Indigenous leaders across America are calling on us to take peaceful action one week after the election to demand thArmy Corps of Engineers and the incoming administration stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Demonstrators across the US are holding more than 200 rallies against the Dakota Access Pipeline in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is recklessly constructing a pipeline without permits across the Missouri River, source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and millions of American People. The company owner, Energy Transfer Partners, continues the risky construction employing violent private security forces and desecrating indigenous peoples cultural sites, even after the U.S. Government asked it to voluntarily stop. Alaskans are demanding action in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Center for Biological Diversity Alaska Center’s Alaska Representative Dune Lankard says, “If we are going to have any hope for humanity, we have to get off fossil fuels and come up with an evolutionary renewable energy plan for America. Water is life. We must stand in solidarity with our Native brothers and sisters in North Dakota (and Alaska) to protect our sacred ancestral lands, and by doing so, protect clean water for millions of Americans who live downriver of the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

Alaska's Big Village Network Yup'ik Biologist, Carl Wassilie, is supporting the call to action at today's rally to address the threats to America's water supplies and cultural sacred sites of Native Americans. “The loopholes in the permitting process by the Army Corps of Engineers and other regulatory agencies threatens not only drinking waters in the United States, but threatens entire food economiesdependent on clean water and healthy ecosystems. Indigenous Peoples have valid concerns that effect all American peoples' religious freedoms, water, and domestic food security.”

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