Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 2, 2017

Standing Rock Women's Divestment Delegation Invited to Switzerland

Delegation in Switzerland. Photo courtesy Waste Win Young
Delegation in Norway.

Indigenous Women's Delegation from the frontlines of Standing Rock now in Switzerland!

Article by Brenda Norrell
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The Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation from the frontlines of Standing Rock is now in Switzerland!
This week, the delegation met with members of Norway's Parliament, and their Sami sisters, in Norway. In Norway, the women urged divestment in Energy Transfer Partners and Dakota Access Pipeline, and shared their personal stories form the frontline at Standing Rock. The news was carried in Norway's leading newspapers and television stations.
Because of this week's success, the Native American women's delegation was invited to Switzerland.
The delegation has just arrived in Switzerland.
Please check back at Censored News for more on this breaking news story.

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]

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

Standing Rock Women's Delegation -- Photos from Norway
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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