Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SWITZERLAND: Speaking Truth to Power: Women from the Frontlines of Standing Rock urge Credit Suisse Bank to Divest


Press conference outside of Credit Suisse bank before the meeting with the bank. Photo WECAN International.

Speaking Truth to Power: Women from the Frontlines of Standing Rock urge Credit Suisse Bank to Divest

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Swiss news coverage: In Zurich, Native women's divestment delegation tells Credit Suisse to divest in Dakota Access pipeline. https://www.srf.ch/news/wirtschaft/sioux-reden-der-credit-suisse-ins-gewissen

The Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation: Experiences from Standing Rock continued speaking truth to power on Tuesday, urging divestment in Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access Pipeline and fossil fuels.

Osprey Orielle Lake, delegation organizer, said, "Our financial institutions must fundamentally change and become accountable to people and planet."

"The Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation: Experiences from Standing Rock continued from Norway to Switzerland for more high level bank meetings. These incredible Indigenous Women leaders are speaking truth to power and calling for justice and healing. Their strength and brilliance is a beacon of light and everyone who has heard them speak will not be the same again," said Lake of WECAN International.
The Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegates include Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle (Oglala Lakota and Mdewakantonwan Dakota living and working on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation); Wasté Win Young (Ihunktowanna/Hunkpapa of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Former Tribal Historic Preservation Officer); Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders); Autumn Chacon (Diné/Navajo writer and performance artist); and Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and founding member of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock) - with the support of Delegate organizer Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, WECAN) and Tanyette Colon (documentary filmmaker).

Read more:
Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Norway at Censored News


Women's Delegation to Norway in Photos
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/04/standing-rock-womens-delegation-photos.html

Indigenous Women's Delegation speaks out about DNB divestment:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/03/standing-rock-indigenous-womens.html

Read more about the Native American women on the delegation:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/03/norway-women-of-standing-rock-to-speak.html

More photos from the delegation in Norway
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/03/native-womens-divestment-delegation.html

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