During the General Assembly last night, GEOGRADS unanimously approved a statement of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and the Dakota Access Pipeline water protectors:
Statement of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux
Whereas graduate students in the GPE department share overarching concerns around intersecting social and environmental issues, in particular the importance of Indigenous rights and movements, the global dangers of extractivism and climate change.
Be it resolved that GeoGrads stands in solidarity with the Dakota Access Pipeline water protectors, the Standing Rock Sioux in their defence of land and water, and Indigenous peoples everywhere who struggle to defend their culture, land, and communities from colonialist and capitalist exploitation.
Approved unanimously at GEOGRADS General Assembly of Sept 15, 2016