Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 1, 2017

Native Women's Divestment Delegation from Standing Rock Speaks with Norway's Parliament


Thursday, March 30, 2017: "Delegation with Norway Parliament member, Audun Lysbakken. Water is life! Implement Indigenous human rights in all investments by Norway's oil fund! We need Indigenous rights included in the oil fund's ethical guidelines!" said Michelle Cook, Dine'.

Michelle Cook, at Parliament in Norway

Tanyette Colon was live.
Video above: Indigenous women's divestment delegation to Norway and experiences of Standing Rock.

Dinner with Sami sisters. Photo courtesy Waste Win Young.

Video: Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle, Lakota of Standing Rock, at the Parliament of Norway.

Because of the success in Norway, the women's delegation was invited to Switzerland. They arrived in Switzerland on Sunday.

Read more about the Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Norway, from the frontlines of Standing Rock, in Norway through April 2, 2017.

Indigenous Women's Delegation speaks out about DNB divestment:

Read more about the Native American women on the delegation:

Members of the press are encouraged to reach out with questions and media requests for spokeswomen - Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota living and working on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation); Wasté Win Young (Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer); Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders); Autumn Chacon (Diné/Navajo writer and performance artist); and Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and a founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock). [Full spokes-women biographies available here]

Media Contact:
General requests - Emily Arasim, +1(505) 920-0153,
Urgent requests in Norway - Osprey Orielle Lake, +1(415) 722-2104,

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