Oil pipelines threaten Indigenous Rights

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Many First Nations and Indigenous Peoples have made it clear that they do not give their consent to pipelines, like the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Canada, that cross Indigenous territories and threaten water.

The oil industry has responded with intimidation, lawsuits, industry-sponsored anti-protest laws1, and private security firms hired to intimidate those who disagree with them.

As the oil industry tries to divide us, we are uniting in a powerful wave of solidarity and resistance.

Some banks are already backing away from tar sands pipelines and Energy Transfer Partners, but these Dirty Dozen banks are still financially involved. If people around the world ask banks to commit to NOT fund these pipelines, we can tip the balance on these toxic projects and stop these new pipelines for good.

Tell the Dirty Dozen banks not to fund pipelines that threaten Indigenous Rights.

1. Robson, Ruthann. "Lawmakers across the US are finding ways to turn protesting into a crime"

To the CEOs of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BBVA, Barclays, Credit Agricole, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Mizuho, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion, and Wells Fargo: To protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, safeguard communities across national and sovereign territories from toxic spills, and prevent runaway climate change, your bank MUST confirm it will not provide financial support for dirty tar sands pipelines and Energy Transfer Partners, the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.