Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 9, 2017

American Indian Genocide Denier Credit Suisse Insults Standing Rock Water Protectors in Switzerland

Waste Win Young
Waste Win Young on panel at U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland
Crédits photo : Marie de Lutz Photography

American Indian Genocide Denier Credit Suisse Insults Standing Rock Water Protectors in Switzerland

Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock, speaks out on the Genocide Deniers at Credit Suisse. Standing Rock Water Protectors met with bank officials and urged the bank to divest in Energy Transfer Partners, owner of Dakota Access Pipeline. Waste Win Young joins Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota, and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, on the 11 country tour.

By Waste Win Young, Standing Rock, Dakota Lakota

Published with permission at Censored News
June 9, 2017

We had a pretty messed up meeting with Credit Suisse. The 'sustainability officer' smirked the entire time we talked. He said that we, as American Indians did not have a genocide. He said the Holocaust and the Armenian massacres were genocide. He said he is an historian and not to talk to him about genocide. I felt this rage building up in me but Rachel handled him, then Rafa. The banker then dismissed our claims and said they will continue to fund projects as long as there is a need, despite the abuses that occur.
Thank you Geneva, thank you Swiss people. But what really could I really expect from a country so steeped in neutrality it hides the gold and priceless art pillaged from the Jews during the wars? A country that let the Nazis massacre French people only a few miles from where I sit? What a f*n joke.

Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock, Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, and Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota, in the Netherlands.

Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, now is in Barcelona; Nataaanii Means, Dine' Lakota, is in Madrid and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, is in Spain, as the Water Protectors continue through Europe.

Also see:
Nataanii Means described the abusive treatment the Water Protectors dealt with in Paris. Rachel Heaton and Nataanii spoke to the shareholders of Société General, BNP, and Nataxis banks in Paris. "We were met with derogatory yelling, boo's, and confrontation. When we stated that these banks and their investments into overseas pipelines directly affect my people and community, people began to make so much noise meant to muffle our voices while we were speaking. We were treated with unbelievable disrespect.”
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Unknown said...

Waste Win Young and team - I am so sorry that your bravery and campaign to spread the truth has been met with such disgusting behaviour. I have been discovering more and more that people will act in the strangest way when faced with the truth especially if they have something to hide or feel guilty. Instead of being the decent human they can and should be they will make you feel like the guilty one. Most importantly - do not despair and do not allow this to affect you - you are all amazing wonderful people with a message of truth that the world needs to hear and it will be heard by the right people.

Unknown said...

Waste Win Young and team, Like Vicky I am sorry you had to face such derogatory comments at the hands of the European Elite banking folks. I am of Norwegian descent and have seen many a none European treated in a similar manner, When I stepped in as a Norwegian/English European and gave them HARD worded history lesson. The tone changed and dialogue ensued..was for a group of Norwegian/Finish Laplander s being harassed over their foraging lands.
What your group may want to do is incorporate into your group some "white-folks' who can speak to many of the problems as outsiders what the various Native [American] Tribal Nations have faced at the hands of arrogant government agencies breaking treaties, corporations raping the lands for oil, gas, gold, silver, diamonds, minerals, lumber, and ranching- soon to be Water Rights.
I am sorry to say the Swiss are renowned along with some French bankers where they feel the are the ELITE AND EVERYONE WHO IS NOT can take a back seat as MONEY and POWER are their DIET. Only a forceful educating voice from a European type person can lead you into a dialogue can end up being meaningful for any visits, meetings or conferences.
Please reach out if you feel this could work. This money power elite is continuing to ruin many sectors of society and is wrongfully championed by our current President , whom we must resist and continually question everything he does to damage 'mother Earth". She is fighting back and some folks are so blinded they do not see the future only today and the $$$$$ they can make and do not include their children or grandchildren or future generations (in a few years TRUMP TOWER and his seashore golf courses will be inundated with water and no one will have access to them, then what does he have to say- "climate change is still a HOAX?!?")