Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
|Women's Earth and Climate Action Network|
Indigenous Women Urge Divestment in Switzerland -- 'No Fossil Fuel Financing'
By Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
ZURICH (April 23, 2018) -- The third Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation to Europe was in Zurich, Switzerland today, meeting with UBS bank to advocate against unethical financing of fossil fuel projects due to Indigenous and human rights violations, and dangers to the health of the global climate.
Delegates are speaking out about Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access and Bayou Bridge Pipelines; Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline; and Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline, and calling for a just transition now!
(April 24) Delegation in Frankfurt Germany today meeting w/ Deutsche Bank, protecting water, air, and climate and calling for respect for Indigenous right to free,prior and informed consent. It's time for financial institutions to be accountable and for justice to be served.
Spring 2018 Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegates comprise both frontline community leaders, and tribal officials who serve or have served in official capacities for their Tribal Nations, including - Charlene Aleck (Elected councillor for Tsleil Waututh Nation, Sacred Trust Initiative, Canada); Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota pediatrician, living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer); Wasté Win Yellowlodge Young (Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer); and Monique Verdin (Member of south Louisiana’s United Houma Nation Tribal Council and the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative) - with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International Executive Director and Delegation organizer).
Emily Arasim (general inquiries) – firstname.lastname@example.org, +1(505)920-0153
Michelle Cook (general inquiries) - email@example.com
Osprey Orielle Lake (urgent inquiries in Europe) – firstname.lastname@example.org, +1(415)722-2104
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