US and International Perspectives
Edited by Raya Salter, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner
Chapter 6: Mni Wiconi, tribal sovereignty, and treaty rights: lessons from the Dakota Access Pipeline
6. Jeanette Wolfley, Mni Wiconi, tribal sovereignty and treaty rights: lessons from Dakota Access Pipeline. This chapter examines how energy projects are impacting Indigenous communities, with a specific focus on tribes in the United States. The chapter analyzes the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to demonstrate the continuing importance of treaty rights and sovereignty of Indian nations in the United States, and the growing opposition to oil and gas pipeline construction near tribal lands. The increase in energy development and renewal of existing rights-of-way promises to lead to more clashes in the coming years. The chapter argues that it is, therefore, imperative for the energy industry to seriously deliberate the lessons learned from the DAPL standoff, and to pursue meaningful and respectful engagement with affected communities.
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