Wednesday, Dec 14
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave, 2nd Fl.
The Standing Rock Sioux, joined by thousands of allies from across the country and the world, have faced police violence for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on their tribal lands, in violation of their tribal sovereignty. If completed, the billions of gallons of oil flowing through the pipeline would have threaten to contaminate drinking water.
However, through non-stop organizing at the frontlines of construction, widespread social media reporting, and solidarity actions mobilizing thousands, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation scored a major victory on Sunday, December 4, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it wouldn’t grant a permit to builders of the planned Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River.
This victory has shown us what organizing can accomplish. It is time now that we apply these lessons to the broader fight for indigenous rights, and against climate change!
Join us, as the ISO delegation to Standing Rock gives their report back on recent events surronding DAPL.
Water is life! Oil is death! #NoDAPL