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Jade Begay, Indigenous Environmental Network, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791, David Turnbull, Oil Change International, david@priceofoil.org, 202-316-3499

Press Release

Indigenous and Environmental Justice Groups to Rally at US Bank Headquarters to Protest the Bank’s Investment in Pipeline Projects

On the eve of the Super Bowl, communities from across the nation will rally to expose US Bank’s ties to the corrupt oil company, Energy Transfer Partners.
WASHINGTON -

What: A rally organized by Indigenous communities and environmental activists from across the nation a day before the Super Bowl at US Bank’s Minneapolis, calling on US Bank to divest from oil and gas pipelines, to cut ties with Energy Transfer Partners, and to uphold their own environmental policies to ensure a safe and clean planet.
 
When: Saturday, February 3, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST
 
Where: US Bank Headquarters, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
 
Who: The protest is being organized by MN350, Indigenous Iowa, Oil Change International, ClimateTruth.org Action, Indigenous Environmental Network, Earthworks, Bold Iowa, and Seeding Sovereignty.
 
Speakers will include*:

  • Indigenous leaders from Seeding Sovereignty, Indigenous Environmental Network, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
  • Activists from MN350 and other local organizations
  • National activists in the #StopETP coalition

* More speakers to be confirmed.
Visuals: Colorful banners, hundreds in attendance, street theater

Background

Water Protectors from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and beyond are coming to Minneapolis to demand that US Bank keep its promise to divest from oil and gas pipelines, including Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. Last month US Bank broke its promise to stop financing oil and gas pipelines — pocketing millions in fees from a massive $6 billion credit deal with ETP. As the Super Bowl spotlight turns to US Bank Stadium, we’re making sure the world knows that US Bank funds companies that attack water protectors.  

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Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

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