A convoy of armed RCMP tactical units has invaded sovereign and unceded Unist’ot’en Territory to enforce Coastal GasLink’s injunction. Our Unist’ot’en Matriarchs and lands defenders have been forcibly removed off their lands.
Unist’ot’en Matriarchs Freda Huson (Chief Howihkat), Brenda Michell (Chief Geltiy), and Dr. Karla Tait have been forcibly removed off our territories and arrested. Our matriarchs were arrested while holding a ceremony to call on our ancestors and to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
FROM nobbp.org 8/14/18 — Here in the bayous of Louisiana, our water and way of life is under threat, and we need your support.
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the very same company behind the notorious Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , is trying to build a 162 mile crude oil pipeline across Louisiana called the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP).
This is an open call for all water protectors, kayaktivists, radical sailors and water going folk to join us on the frontlines as we fight the tail end of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the swamps of Louisiana.
If you are interested in stopping the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, make plans to come to Louisiana NOW. Need to email or contact camp prior to coming.
BBP will pollute our water, crossing an astounding 700 bodies of water including Bayou LaFourche, a critical reservoir that supplies the United Houma Nation and 300,000 Louisiana residents with clean, safe drinking water. BBP violates indigenous sovereignty. Along its path of destruction, BBP would impact sacred mounds and threaten drinking water of the United Houma Nation, a tribe that has been seeking federal recognition for decades. Neither the United Houma Nation nor any tribe of the gulf south has been consulted nor given consent for the construction of this pipeline.
From — Lakota People’s Law Project It’s Not Over!
Leaked documents reveal that TigerSwan, a private security firm hired by DAPL parent company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), operated without a license in North Dakota. TigerSwan also employed unlawful, paramilitary style tactics to suppress the movement by targeting, surveilling, and provoking the peaceful and prayerful water protectors at Standing Rock. Use the form on the Lakota People’s Law Project site to ask North Dakota’s Attorney General and Morton County’s State’s Attorney to drop the charges against water protectors and hold TigerSwan and ETP accountable by making them pay for the state’s costs resulting from law enforcement actions at Standing Rock.
Ask Congress to Vote Against DAPL and Other Pipelines
Send a message to your representatives in the House and Senate and let them know that you do not accept the Dakota Access Pipeline going through sacred lands without diligent environmental oversight previously requested and promised. Ask them to deny support for all pipelines and support alternative clean energy. CONTACT Senators: https://www.senate.gov