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Indigenous Leaders to Call on Mayor de Blasio to #DefundDAPL

Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline Grows as Trump Pushes its Completion

WASHINGTON - What:  Leaders of Indigenous Nations and communities, backed by other groups opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, will call on Mayor de Blasio as well as Comptroller Stringer to end the City’s business, contracts and pension fund investments with banks such as Wells Fargo, which are funding the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). 

Last week, the Mayor and Comptroller separately declared their opposition to the pipeline, which threatens the water for 17 million people and runs through sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux as well as violates Treaty rights and Native sovereignty. The leaders and groups will praise the Mayor and Comptroller’s public statements while urging the Mayor and Comptroller to take stronger, meaningful action similar to the City of Seattle, which recently ended its business with Wells Fargo over the bank’s support for DAPL. NYC does business with six banks financing DAPL, including Wells Fargo.
As part of his earliest executive orders, Trump reversed the Obama Administration’s decision to review the project’s impacts before granting final permits, and declared his strong support for the destructive project.

When:  Thursday, February 23rd at 12:30pm


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