In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, and in support of the Indigenous-led week of action People v. Fossil Fuels Oct. 11-15, join the Indigenous Environmental Network, The Red Nation, and the Center for Constitutional Rights on Tuesday, October 12, at 2 p.m. ET for Water Is Our Critical Infrastructure — Lawfare by Oil and Gas Won’t Stop Us from Winning, an online discussion with frontline Indigenous Water Protectors. Anne White Hat (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), Ashley Nicole Engle (Oglala Lakota & Absentee Shawnee), and Sungmanitu Bluebird (Oglala Sioux) will discuss the increasingly desperate tactics by the oil and gas industry to draft and pass laws that target Indigenous people and threaten all those who take an unflinching stance against capitalist violence and the destruction of Mother Earth. Pamela Spees, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, will also break down the important legal victory by Anne White Hat and other Water Protectors who fought back against Louisiana’s industry-developed “critical infrastructure” law—and won! You can learn more about the case at White Hat v. Landry. ASL translation and transcription will be provided for this event.
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