The United States has a horrible record with treaties and honoring the lands of Native Americans. Given the most worthless parcels of land, Indians find ways to survive, yet, when White Men discover unbeknownst wealth\, all deals are off and the fights begin anew.
Sara, writing for 350.org, emails:
Over the weekend, peaceful protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline were met with guard dogs and pepper spray while defending sacred burial grounds from bulldozers. This is shocking and saddening, but it’s also a wake up call.
If built, Dakota Access would carry toxic fracked oil from North Dakota across four states and under the Missouri River, immediately upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. That makes it a threat to the sacred land and water of Native communities and a disaster for the climate.
Tribal leaders are taking the Army Corps of Engineers to court over the unjust pipeline approval process, but President Obama could step in any time and say “no” to this whole thing — like he did for Keystone XL.
Tell President Obama to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Sign the petition today.
For months, thousands of Indigenous activists have set up resistance camps along the pipeline route in a historic moment of nonviolent resistance. We know that to defeat a pipeline, it takes a movement of people from all corners of the nation.
It’s Keystone XL all over again. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rushing to approve this dirty oil pipeline that would stretch over 1,100 miles. And the construction continues, despite the irreparable damage the pipeline would cause to our climate, culture, and communities.
Can you sign our petition telling President Obama to join the tribal nations and say no to the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Building pipelines used to be easy for the fossil fuel industry. Thanks to years of work by the climate movement, they now face opposition everywhere they turn.
Let’s show them what we’re made of—and help defeat Dakota Access for good.
Sara for 350.org team