Today, through a unanimous vote, the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Betsy Hodges passed a resolution backing Indigenous resistance to stop the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline. St. Paul passed a similar resolution last week. The two cities join Seattle and the more than 150 Tribal Governments and First Nations who have come together to protect the land, waters and natural habitat the pipeline would impact. On Monday, representatives from both city councils will travel to the Standing Rock Reservation to present the official Twin Cities resolutions to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp.
View the City of Minneapolis's press release here