Preventing Pipelines

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Ask Congress to Stop KXL

Tell the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to investigate Trump's continued fast-tracking of pipelines through Indian Country. Your voice can help stop the desecration of sacred land and water!

Battling the Black Snake

The coming of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines have fulfilled the Lakota prophecy of a terrible black snake meant to bring harm to the people of Turtle Island. Our Native organizers stand on the front lines every day to protect the sacred systems of Unci Maka, our Grandmother Earth. Mni Wiconi—water is life!

Los Angeles Divests $40 Million from Wells Fargo

Divest LA successfully pressures the Los Angeles City Council to divest $40 million in holdings from Wells Fargo.

Massive Coalition Divests from Pipeline Banks

A group of 15 US-based organizations announce they are divesting funds from ‘pipeline banks.’

Representing more than 13 million combined supporters, the organization include 350.org, Climate Hawks Vote, CREDO, Earth Guardians, Friends of the Earth, Green America, Honor the Earth, Institute for Policy Studies, League of Conservation Voters, The Hip Hop Caucus, Oil Change International, Potlach Fund, Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, and the US Climate Action Network (USCAN).

The Intercept Exposes Use of Counterterrorism Tactics at Standing Rock

DAPL Moved to Edge of Standing Rock

The Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is rerouted away from Bismarck, North Dakota, to cross the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, in an effort to protect Bismarck’s water supply. The move violates Lakota treaty rights and threatens Standing Rock’s water supply.

Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

Defund DAPL Seattle pushes Seattle becomes the first major city to move towards divesting from a bank financing the Dakota Access pipeline. The city has an estimated $3 billion in taxpayer money managed by Wells Fargo. The City Council later votes to avoid backing the Keystone XL pipeline.

Pipeline Battle Shifts to Courts

After militarized police raid the newly-established Last Child Camp and arrest Chase Iron Eyes, LPLP Chief Counsel Daniel Sheehan steps in to organize Chase's defense. LPLP also provides litigation support to several tribes’ fights in Washington, D.C. against DAPL.

Water Cannons Used Against Unarmed Water Protectors

Police use tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons against unarmed water protectors in subfreezing temperatures during a confrontation at Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806. More than 140 water protectors are injured and/or suffer from hypothermia.

Global Call to Defend the Sacred

The Standing Rock Sioux Council and Chairman Dave Archambault II issue a global appeal for people to come to Standing Rock. Thousands make the journey to Standing Rock in a show of unprecedented solidarity with the Oceti Sakowin, the People of the Seven Council Fires. Mass arrests begin.

Sacred Stone Camp Opens

Lakota grandmother Ladonna Brave Bull Allard opens a protest camp near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. The camp is named, Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, or Sacred Stone - the pre-colonial name for the Cannonball area.