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The Solidarity Grows: Over 1,200 Historians, Archaeologists, Museum Directors Denounce DAPL

Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux, over 1,200 museum directors, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians—people “familiar with the long history of desecration of Indigenous People’s artifacts and remains worldwide”—have written to the Obama administration to denounce “further irreparable losses” that would accompany completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Spearheaded by The Natural History Museum, the letter, sent this week to President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the Army Corps of Engineers, notes the destruction caused earlier this month by the company behind the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, when it razed recently discovered burial sites, prayer sites, and other artifacts.

It “adds yet another injury to the Lakota, Dakota, and other Indigenous Peoples who bear the impacts of fossil fuel extraction and transportation,” the letter states.

Source: The Solidarity Grows: Over 1,200 Historians, Archaeologists, Museum Directors Denounce DAPL | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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