Letters sent to the Biden-Harris administration support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while the environmental review is underway.
- Congressmembers Nanette Diaz Barragán, Raul Ruiz, Raúl Grijalva and Senators Jeff Merkley and Elizabeth Warren urge President Joe Biden to order a shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline during its court-ordered environmental review.
- 14 tribal organizations write in support of the Jan. 19, 2021, letter of the elected leaders of the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, and Oglala Sioux Tribes requesting that the Biden administration immediately halt the construction and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
- High-profile creatives and advocates in the Indigenous and environmental communitiesurge the Biden-Harris administration immediately shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline during its court-ordered environmental review
- Over 75 Indigenous women leaders from across the country sent a letter calling on President Biden to halt DAPL and other pipeline projects.
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The catastrophic loss of elders at Standing Rock will have a profound impact on our youth, as the pandemic continues to sever the younger generations’ relationship to their own culture – the language, wisdom, and Lakota/Dakota traditions that are typically passed down from the elders.