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Sat Apr 8 2017 (Updated 04/09/17)Santa Cruz City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux
Sat Apr 8 2017 (Updated 04/09/17)Council Resolution Seen as Precursor to Formal Divestment from Dakota Access Pipeline
On April 4, the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Citing DAPL’s violation of treaty rights, destruction of sacred sites and the threat posed to Standing Rock’s water supply, the city’s agenda report advised that Santa Cruz join the many cities across the country in officially “Standing with Standing Rock.”
Many who attended were indigenous from near and far. Speakers in support of the resolution included Valentin Lopez, Chairman of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and Kanyon Sayers-Roods of Indian Canyon. Prayers, songs, and a drum filled the air outside the city council meeting before the resolution was adopted. After the unanimous vote several council members joined in a thank you song.
The Council’s resolution was formed as part of a collaborative effort between city officials, council members, and a coalition of Santa Cruz residents all working toward the eventual divestment of city funds from major banks funding the project. Mutually concerned over the environmental risks posed by the pipeline, as well as unjust treatment of water protectors by North Dakota law enforcement, the joint task force is looking to merge the protection of the earth with respect for indigenous sovereignty. While it would be a mainly symbolic gesture, the language used in this resolution may be put forth in legislation used to vote on divesting in the following month.
Read More: Santa Cruz Council voted unanimously in support of the Standing Rock Sioux | City Council to Vote on Resolution in Support of Standing Rock
Related Features: Standing Rock Solidarity in Northern California | Three Federal Agencies Block Dakota Access Pipeline | Protection of Sacred Sites Leads to Clash with Dakota Access Pipeline Security | No Dakota Access Pipeline
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