Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 1, 2017

Standing Rock Women's Delegation -- Photos from Norway

Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation at the Norwegian Parliament.

"We are calling for the guidelines and standards of the Oil Fund to change. It needs to become the Clean Energy Fund -- no more fossil fuel extraction. Respect for Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights, Rights of Mother Earth. Amazing women speaking out!" said Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN International and delegation organizer. Delegation -- Michelle Cook, Dine', Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle, Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota from Standing Rock, Tara Houska, Anishinaabe, Waste Win Young, Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa from Standing Rock, and Autumn Chacon, Dine'.

Indigenous Women from the frontlines of Standing Rock meeting with members of Norway's Parliament. Photo Osprey Orielle Lake. "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', founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock

"The President of Sami Parliament stayed with us all day. Her name is Vibeke Larsen," said Waste Win Young, Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa from Standing Rock and frontline resister to Dakota Access Pipeline, shown in center. Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle, Mdewakantonwan Dakota, medical doctor living and working on Standing Rock Nation, on right. Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine'.

Photo courtesy Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska, Anishinaabetribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth (shown lower right.)

"Incredibly magical and renewing day at the Sognsvann (Myth/Song) Lake with our Delegation guided by wonderful new friend and ally, Charlotte from Norway," said Osprey Orielle Lake, today in Norway. Photo by Osprey Orielle Lake.

Autumn Chacon, Dine' performance artist, with Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle, Mdewakantonwan Dakota medical doctor from Standing Rock.

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

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]

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

Read more:
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:

More photos from the delegation in Norway

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