UN Calls on US to Halt Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline as “It Poses a Significant Risk to the Drinking Water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe”; Threatens Burial Grounds and Sacred Sites

Posted: September 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today called on the United States to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as it poses a significant risk to the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and threatens to destroy their burial grounds and sacred sites.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Archambault Addresses UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, 20 Sept 2016:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Addresses UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, 20 Sept 2016, Indian Law Resource Center video screen shot
2 min video of speech by the [American] Indian Law Resource Center: http://youtu.be/dW0d_WsuL0Y Image from video. About the Indian Law Resource Center: http://youtu.be/YbNALv6FqUo

CC-BY-NC-ND by Anne Meador @ Cool Revolution "I Can't Drink Oil No DAPL"

From the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). [Note that Energy Transfer Partners, the Dakota Access Pipeline owner already destroyed some burial grounds and sacred sites. See for instance: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/is-this-america-co-founder-of-sacred-stone-camp-recalls-dog-attack-on-native-americans/ ]
North Dakota: “Indigenous peoples must be consulted prior to oil pipeline construction” – UN expert

GENEVA (22 September 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, today called on the United States to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as it poses a significant risk to the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and threatens to destroy their burial grounds and sacred sites.

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