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PROTECT INDIGENOUS SACRED SITES NOW

For too long, Native peoples have been forced to the frontlines to defend their lands, waters, and resources, from destruction and degradation. Sacred sites across Indian Country have been desecrated by development projects that move ahead without the consent of affected tribal nations.

This has created a very real and growing crisis.

There is no time to waste to protect the most sacred places where Indigenous peoples pray, gather traditional foods and medicines, get drinking water, and live in the ways their ancestors lived since time began.

We call on President Biden to issue an executive order directing all federal agencies to require the engagement and consent of affected Native Nations, early in the planning process, and before a project is approved.

No more oil pipelines threatening reservation water supplies without the consent of tribes. No more oil and gas drilling in ancient burial sites, without consulting with tribes and getting their permission. No more moving ahead on large-scale projects without tribes’ consent.

The U.S. must uphold Native People’s Free Prior & Informed Consent, as guaranteed by the United Nations.

Sign our petition telling President Biden and Congressional leaders to protect Indigenous sacred sites, and to recognize the rights of Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples.

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President Biden and Congressional leaders must direct all federal agencies to require the engagement and consent of affected Native Nations, early in the planning process, and before any federal project is approved.

The U.S. government must uphold Native People’s Free Prior & Informed Consent, as guaranteed by the United Nations.