Here are the new materials in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (D.D.C.):
Here is the opinion in In re Application No. OP-0003:
Here is the opinion in Stathis v. Marty Indian School:
- Request for Precautionary Measures Pursuant to Article 25 of the IACHR Rules of Procedure Concerning Serious and Urgent Risks of Irreparable Harm Arising Out of Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
- Press Release: Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors at Standing Rock
Filed on behalf of Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, and Yankton Sioux Tribes by the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law, Earthjustice, and Fredericks, Peebles and Morgan LLP.
- Deny the easement allowing construction of the pipeline under the Missouri River at
Lake Oahe as soon as possible;
- Complete a full environmental impact statement in formal consultation with the Tribes;
- Establish clear rules requiring that indigenous peoples who may be affected by
government decisions have the opportunity for full and meaningful prior informed
consent within the meanings established in the UN Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples and the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court and this
- Establish clear rules ensuring full environmental and social assessment of activities that may affect indigenous peoples, with the full participation of the affected indigenous peoples;
- Immediately take all actions necessary to guarantee the safety of those engaging in
peaceful prayer and protest concerning DAPL, and to ensure the full enjoyment of their rights to expression and assembly;
- Any other action this Commission deems appropriate.
Some tribes intend to fill the gap in federal funds themselves, risking deficits of their own to cushion communities with chronic high unemployment and poverty against the effects of the budget battle.
“Do we just throw kids onto the street, or do we help them? Most likely we’re going to help those families and do whatever we can until this is unresolved,” said Tracy “Ching” King, president of northern Montana’s Fort Belknap Reservation.
But for other tribes, basic services stand to take a direct hit. That includes programs heavily subsidized by federal agencies and others paid for with tribal money that is suddenly unavailable because it’s being held by the Department of Interior, tribal leaders said.