We Stand with Standing Rock #NoDAPL!!! Update on the Resistance
We Stand with Standing Rock #NoDAPL!!! Update on the Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline
Since April, thousands of water protectors from more than 200 Indigenous nations and their non-Native allies have gathered on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and treaty lands to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and protect water, land, and all life for present and future generations.
DAPL would extend 1,168 miles to ship crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. It would cross tribal ancestral and reservation lands, non-Native communities and lands, including farms, sensitive natural areas, and wildlife habitat. The water protectors are especially concerned that DAPL would cross the Missouri River, the source of clean water for the Standing Rock Sioux and many other communities. Oil pipelines aren’t fail-safe, and a leak would cause devastating environmental damage for generations to come.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has peacefully and prayerfully insisted on their right, as a sovereign Indigenous nation, to be consulted about any construction on their lands. Energy Transfer Partners has engaged in destroying the tribe’s sacred sites and partnered with local law enforcement, using violence to intimidate and discourage the water protectors. The water protectors remain strong and steady.
JASKIRAN DHILLON, Assistant Professor of Global Studies at The New School and member of the New York Stands with Standing Rock Collective, will give an update about the resistance to DAPL at Standing Rock and its connection to Indigenous resurgence and resistance to U.S. settler colonialism.
This event was made possible by The Committee on Inclusive Excellence at The City College’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, the CCNY Human Rights Forum, and the Frances S. Patai Program.