FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Monday, September 26th, 2016
Material Risks of Flawed Consultation for the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Investors & Indigenous Peoples Working Group (IIPWG) and First Peoples Worldwide are hosting a follow-up Webinar on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP) with representatives of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) that are opposing the pipeline.
The Dakota Access Pipeline Investor Follow-Up Call is on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 and is intended for investors interested in learning more about the material risks of companies with poor environmental and social performance.
SRST Chairman David Archambault II will give an update on the protest and on new legal developments that have occurred since the last call on September 9th. Prof. Carla Fredericks, Director of the American Indian Law Program at the University of Colorado Law School, will discuss the legal landscape for Native American consultation, and the implications of the US government’s recent call for “nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects.”
First Peoples Worldwide joins the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) for a historic gathering of Native American governments to demand accountability from Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline is slated to cross the tribe’s treaty territory and drinking water without Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
About First Peoples Worldwide
First Peoples Worldwide is an Indigenous-led organization using market-based strategies to advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples.