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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:53 PM

LIVE 9/22- Taking a Stand Protecting Water, Nat. American Sacred & Cultural Resources Standing Rock



Scheduled for Sep 22, 2016
The House Committee on Natural Resources-Democrats is holding a forum titled Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Sites at Standing Rock. The forum will examine the Federal trust responsibility to tribes, tribal sovereignty, and treaty obligations; the moral and legal obligations to protect sacred sites and Native American cultural resources; and access to safe drinking water on Standing Rock tribal land and environmental justice.

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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:08 PM

1. Democrats host forum on Dakota Access Pipeline on Capitol Hill | Live-stream Thurs. 1:30pm

With Republican lawmakers continuing to ignore the growing #NoDAPL movement, Democrats on Capitol Hill are taking matters into their own hands.

The Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources are hosting a forum on Capitol Hill on Thursday to look into the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. They have invited tribal leaders and youth to discuss their efforts to protect sacred sites and cultural resources.

“As Lakota people we know we have to protect our water for the sake of future generations, our children and children everywhere," said Harold Frazier, the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, who will be among those testifying at the forum.

"We have seen how other communities have been shattered when the government fails to protect their water– the Navajo Nation downstream from the Gold King Mine leak and the little children of Flint, Michigan whose water was full of lead, not to mention the devastating impacts that result from oil spills and pipeline leaks all over this nation," Frazier said.


Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Arizona), the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, went to the #NoDAPL encampment earlier this month to see the struggle first-hand. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-California), the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, also visited the site, where thousands have gathered to resist the pipeline.

Grijalva and Ruiz have asked their Republican counterparts to convene a hearing on issues facing tribes and infrastructure projects but one hasn't been scheduled. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hasn't taken interest either.




Thursday's forum -- titled "Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred Sites and Cultural Resources at Standing Rock" -- takes place at 1:30pm Eastern in Room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building. It will be streamed live at bit.ly/2ddJTOs

Tribal witnesses who have been invited to testify include:
• The Honorable Dave Archambault II, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
• The Honorable Harold Frazier, Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
• The Honorable Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Oyate Spiritual Leader and Elder
• The Honorable Wendsler Nosie, Councilman, Apache Stronghold
• The Honorable Gracey Claymore, Member, Standing Rock Youth Council

http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/09/21/democrats-host-forum-on-dakota-access-pi.asp

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Response to Donkees (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:35 PM

2. thank you for this excellent information

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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 02:43 AM

3. I have been hoping that some Native Hawaiians would go there to show their support

I know its too far away for many of them, but there are a few who live here in California and a few other states. IF I could go, I would. I am 1/4 Native Hawaiian. Clean water is an issue for everyone.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 05:55 AM

4. Hawaiians did arrive at Standing Rock recently :)

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Response to Donkees (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 05:59 AM

5. oMG! That's so fantastic

I am so glad We are represented there!! This makes me so proud!! Thank you for this! (Love the guy in the SF Giants cap!) XD

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Thu Sep 22, 2016, 12:16 PM

6. kick

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