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Indigenous Environmental Network

WHAT: 

Frontline Indigenous Youth are asking Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA) Nation’s Tribal Chairman Mark Fox to uphold his campaign promise and fight to #ShutdownDAPL

WHERE/WHEN:

1 p.m. - Meet at Nueta, Hidatsa, Sahnish College (301 College Drive)
Gather the runners/walkers and do a prayer before heading out to the tribal building. (5.3 miles away)

2 p.m. Rally at the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tribal Building in the parking lot on the south side. (404 Frontage Road)

SPEAKERS:

Fort Berthold:
Ashly Hall
Love Hopkins
Maria Deville

Cheyenne River:
Joseph White Eyes
Morgan Brings Plenty

Standing Rock:
Waniya Locke
Jesse Mccloud

WHO: 

Youth for Standing Rock Youth Council, Cheyenne Rover Grassroots Collective, Fort Berthold Descendants Alliance, Fort Berthold Power, Indigenous Environmental Network

BACKGROUND: 

In 2016 the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara tribal council went to Standing Rock to show their support against the Dakota Access pipeline. On March 23 2021, Tribal Chairman Mark Fox sent a letter to the Army Corp requesting a one on one consultation in regards to the operation of DAPL hoping to continue operation of DAPL because that is how oil and gas are moved out of the Bakken to the market. There is a direct conflict of interest in providing support and in asking for a behind the scenes consultation. The youth have decided they want to have a consultation with the tribe so they will run to the tribal building in New Town on Thursday April 8th asking for a meeting.

About Indigenous Environmental Network

Established in 1990, the Indigenous Environmental Network is an international environmental justice nonprofit that works with tribal grassroots organizations to build the capacity of Indigenous communities. Indigenous Environmental Network’s activities include empowering Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, the health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

Learn more here: ienearth.org

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