Oakland City Council Votes to Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline
I recently gathered with community activists in front of Oakland City Hall to express our solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the environment, and all First Nation Peoples, and spoke up in defense of the water and the Native people’s rights in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
The pipeline threatens the safety of area drinking water, as the sovereignty of native lands. I introduced a Resolution to the Oakland City Council for us to officially go on record opposing the pipeline. Following this rally, I am proud to announce that Oakland City Council unanimously passed the Resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the DAPL.