Indigenous Representatives from Across the World Stand with Standing Rock During COP22 Marrakech
MEDIA ADVISORY | November 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The press is invited to join the Standing Rock Solidarity Action on November 17th at 13:30 - inside the COP22 Blue Zone in front of the main food area.
MARRAKECH, Morocco, On November 17, 2016, Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world representing the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, as well as many international allies will raise their voices in solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota Nation in their defense of Sacred Water, and say NO to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) at a direct action inside of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP.
Speakers will include Kevin Hart of the Assembly of First Nation of Canada, Kapupu of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as representatives of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific, Latina America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, and other regions of the World.
The Action will open with traditional Indigenous prayer and song and share calls to action and statements in support of all frontline water protectors, not only of Standing Rock but all Indigenous communities defending their lands and forests, protecting and defending all Sacred sources of life, and our Mother Earth.
We will denounce continued inaction and violation of the Indigenous Rights of the Standing Rock Sioux peoples and all Indigenous Peoples who stand in defense of our Mother Earth.