Nov 15 #NoDAPL Day Of Action At Army Corps Of Engineers
Above Photo: The Backwater Bridge near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, remains closed until further notice after authorities said it was set afire on October 27, 2016. Photo courtesy Morton County Sheriff’s Department
Indigenous leaders are calling on us to take to the streets and disrupt “business-as-usual” one week after the election to demand that President Obama’s Army Corps of Engineers and the incoming administration stop the Dakota Access Pipeline — and all those after it.
Find an event at an Army Corps of Engineer office near you, or sign up to host an action in your city to support the indigenous communities and landowners fighting on the front lines.
(If you’re not near a District HQ, you can search Google to identify if there’s a local Army Corps of Engineers field office in your city)
The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock as we speak. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming President to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water, or our climate – they must reject this pipeline.
This day of action is one of many calls for solidarity actions targeting not only the Army Corps, but stakeholders at every level — including the banks who are funding Dakota Access and the companies building the project. If there’s not any Army Corp office or action near you, join or host an action at a bank that’s financing the pipeline, a Federal building, or another location instead.
This is one of the most courageous stands against a fossil fuel project this country has ever seen. Together, our movements stopped the Keystone XL pipeline almost one-year ago today, and an even bigger movement is rising up to stop Dakota Access and all fossil fuel infrastructure.
We know that elections and individuals alone don’t create change — movements do. That’s why we’ll continue to fight until native sovereignty is honored, indigenous rights are protected, and our communities, water, and climate matter more than fossil fuel profits.
This is a movement-led day of action, taking leadership from indigenous groups active in the Standing Rock struggle including Indigenous Environmental Network and Honor the Earth. We encourage local action organizers to reach out to indigenous and frontline leaders in your community and work together in planning and organizing, reflecting that this moment is about social, climate, environmental, and economic justice – with a centering of indigenous rights and de-colonization. Participating groups include:
- Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
- Honor the Earth
- National Nurses United
- Hip Hop Caucus
- BOLD Alliance
- Greenpeace USA
- Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
- Oil Change International
- Our Revolution
- Center for Popular Democracy
- Powershift Network
- Center for Biological Diversity
- and more
Find an action near you on November 15th.