Standing with Standing Rock

Call for Partial Summary Judgement | Feb. 21, 2017
The Center was among more than 118 Tribal Nations and organizations who joined the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center in an Amicus Brief urging the Federal District Court to declare the Army Corps' early termination of the EIS Process and grant of an easement to Dakota Access unlawful. 
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Sixth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Dec. 19, 2016
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an excellent example for all tribes on engaging and using international human rights mechanisms and instruments as tools to build support for their efforts to protect their people, lands, and water and effect positive change.

United South and Eastern Tribes learn about engaging in the UN system | Dec. 9, 2016
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is an example of how the UN Declaration can be used effectively as part of a larger strategy. On September 20, 2016, Chairman David Archambault II addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva asking for international support to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

President's Message: Uniting Beyond Standing Rock | Dec. 8, 2016
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a modern case study on the power of unity for indigenous peoples. More than 300 tribal nations plus advocates from all over the world banded together to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of access to clean water, to place political pressure on the United States government, and to take actions ranging from signing an online petition to picking up the phone to urge banks and shareholders to divest from the project.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Takes #NODAPL to the United Nations | Sept. 20, 2016
Representatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, today to inform the Council about the human rights issues associated with the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Tribe's reservation.