Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Featured

Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation Pressures European Banks to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation Pressures European Banks to Divest from Fossil Fuels

From April 20th – 28th, a delegation of Indigenous women have traveled throughout Europe to encourage European banks and finical institutions to divest from fossil fuels and oil pipelines that harm and threaten tribal lands.

This is the third delegation organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN). Indigenous women’s delegates included those who have been on the front-lines fighting destructive oil pipelines from Standing Rock to the Tsleil Waututh Nation. The delegates spoke out about Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access and Bayou Bridge Pipelines, Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain Pipeline, and Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline.

The following video was made by Greenpeace

Tipi vor den Grossbanken

Klimaseniorinnen und eine Delegation indigener Frauen aus den USA und Kanada fordern von Credit Suisse und UBS, die Finanzierung von Unternehmen zu stoppen, die mit ihren Pipeline-Projekten das Klima schädigen sowie gegen internationale Abkommen über indigene Rechte verstossen.Mehr dazu im Blog: #Stoppipelines #break_free_2018

Posted by Greenpeace Switzerland on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Featuring – delegates Charlene Aleck (Elected councillor for Tsleil Waututh Nation, Sacred Trust Initiative, Canada); Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota pediatrician, living and working on the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer); Wasté Win Yellowlodge Young (Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer); and Monique Verdin (Member of south Louisiana’s United Houma Nation Tribal Council and the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative) – with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN International Executive Director and Delegation organizer) and allied women of Swiss Klimaseniorinnen (Senior Women for Climate Protection).