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File #: 36040    Version: 1 Name: Expressing solidarity with Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/13/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/20/2016 Final action: 9/20/2016
Enactment date: 9/22/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00683
Title: Expressing solidarity with Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble, Paul R. Soglin, Ledell Zellers, Shiva Bidar, David Ahrens, Sara Eskrich, Samba Baldeh, Michael E. Verveer, Amanda Hall, Marsha A. Rummel, Zach Wood, Steve King
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/20/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/13/20161 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Expressing solidarity with Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WHEREAS, the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would carry as many as 570,000 barrels of fracked crude oil per day for more than 1,100 miles from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to Illinois, passing over sensitive landscapes including treaty protected land containing recognized cultural resources and across or under 209 rivers, creeks, and tributaries including the pristine Missouri River, which provides drinking water and irrigates agricultural land in communities across the Midwest; and,

WHEREAS, the proposed pipeline violates the collective environmental human rights of the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to life, health, clean water, and a clean environment, treaty rights secured to them by the 1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaties between the Oceti Sakowin and the United States, as well as by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Art. 3, 25; ICCPR, Art. 6; the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People, Art. 7, 24, 29; and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, Art. 1.; and,

WHEREAS, despite deep opposition from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as farmers, scientists, more than 30 environmental advocacy groups, and other Tribal nations along the proposed route, and without Tribal consultation or meaningful environmental review as required by federal law, in July, 2016 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit allowing construction of the fracked oil pipeline to move forward; and,

WHEREAS, in a show of monumental cooperation not seen in the 140 years since the Battle of the Greasy Grass or Custer’s Last Stand, members of the Lakota Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have united with the Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Fires Council - which include the confederation of Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations - and established a peaceful encampment in Cannon Ball, North Dakota known as the Sacred ...

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