OPEN LETTER: UBCIC Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline and Condemnation of Brutal State-Sanctioned Violence
November 3, 2016
Dear Chairman Archambault and citizens of the Standing Rock Reservation:
We are writing with respect to UBCIC Resolution 2016-35 “Support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline” which was presented, affirmed and endorsed unanimously at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ (UBCIC) 48th Annual General Assembly on September 22, 2016.
85 First Nations and Tribes Condemn Enbridge’s Role In The Violations At Standing Rock And Call On Trudeau To Speak Out
October 31, 2016, Turtle Island—An International Treaty Alliance of 85 First Nations and Tribes is calling on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make a statement condemning the role that Canadian company Enbridge Inc. (headquartered in Calgary, Alberta) has played in the severe violations of the rights of the Indigenous People and their allies at Standing Rock. The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sand Expansion, which prohibits the passage of proposed Tar Sands pipelines, trains and tankers, was formally launched on September 22, 2016 with the majority of signatories located in Canada, and including U.S. Tribes such as the Standing Rock Sioux.Read more