Indigenous Women Activists Occupy Washington State Capitol

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Above Photo: Climate activists also disrupted the opening session of the legislature [Austin Smith/Courtesy of 350 Seattle]

Seven indigenous women and several earth defenders have occupied the Washington State Capitol to address climate change and native treaty rights as the state legislature opens for session. The native women, who come from several tribes, are seeking that Governor Jay Inslee honor the treaties and act wisely on climate change by blocking the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline as well as the LNG fracked gas facility affecting the Salish Sea and the Pullayup Tribe. (Indigenous resistance to the Kinder Morgan company extends and is mounting across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.)

The following videos are from the event:

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Sign the petition by the Puyallup Tribe against the LNG fracked facility: