Thursday, June 8, 2017

Standing Rock Water Protectors Speak at U.N. Geneva


Water Protectors from Standing Rock camps Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot, Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota, Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, and Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland today.








Standing Rock Water Protectors Speak at U.N. Geneva

Photos by Rachel Heaton and Waste Win Young
Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
June 7, 2017

GENEVA -- Water Protectors from Standing Rock camps addressed the United Nations General Assembly of the Human Rights Council, spoke on panels, and met with the Mayor of Geneva today, during their 11 country tour of Europe. The team is urging divestment in fossil fuels, and specifically the Dakota Access Pipeline, while speaking out on the need for clean energy and respect for Indigenous rights.
Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot from Washington State, said, “Today Rafael and I met with the Mayor of Geneva while WastĂ© Win and Nataanii both spoke at the UN. We are all discussing the various issues that impact us as Indigenous people and building allies here in Europe to help support the fights at home. I have to say this has been a productive day so far."
Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock said Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota from Chinle on the Navajo Nation, gave a 2 minute intervention before the U.N. General Assembly, on the right to assemble. Rachel and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota from Minneapolis, meet with the mayor.
Rachel addressed the United Nations General Assembly, then another panel and met with the Mayor of Geneva.
“The police threatened to take down the tipi for us handing out flyers for our panel this morning,” Waste Win Young said.
The team of water protectors led a shutdown of Credit Suisse yesterday, urging divestment in Energy Transfer Partners, owners of Dakota Access Pipeline, and a halt to the bank's involvement of the ongoing genocide of corporations which violate Indigenous rights, ignore Treaties and poison the water and earth recklessly.
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