FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2016
THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Statement Attributable to Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, Ka Pouhana (CEO) Office of Hawaiian Affairs
HONOLULU – “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters who are fighting to protect the tribe’s ancestral lands and resources.
The continuous struggle for self-determination over ancestral lands is a common theme that connects all native peoples across the globe, and our society has an obligation to afford indigenous peoples this basic right.
We urge those involved to work in good faith with tribal leaders to find a pono (morally appropriate) solution.”
To learn more about Native Hawaiians’ struggle for access to water visit http://www.kamakakoi.com/water.