When President Biden ran for office he promised to “make tribal sovereignty and upholding our federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations the cornerstones of federal Indian policy.” Once elected, he said, “The federal government has long broken promises to Native American tribes who have been on this land since time immemorial,” and promised to move in a new direction.
Biden has broken his promises. He failed to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline that was in direct violation of treaty rights. He failed to stop drilling on “public” lands, all of which are originally Native lands and many of which border tribal areas. He defended drilling in the Arctic, which threatens Native communities across the region.
That’s why thousands of people are taking action this week. People are coming to send a powerful message to President Biden: if you’re serious about tackling the climate crisis, you must do everything in your power to stop fossil fuel projects.
See you tomorrow,
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