Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after White House Tribal Nations Conference. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert
Published July 31, 2017
“No amount of money from this institution will pay fo rthe blood on their hands.”
EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – In a letter addressed to the National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jacqueline Pata, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier is urging the oldest and largest American Indian organization to drop Wells Fargo as a sponsor of its upcoming 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Mulwaukee, Wisconsin.
Frazier cites Wells Fargo’s being one of the Dakota Access pipeline’s largest lenders. Wells Fargo was one of Energy Partner’s largest lenders of the pipeline.
The Dakota Access pipeline was the source of the largest American Indian resistance at Standing Rock in modern history.
Frazier writes in the letter, dated July 27, 2017, about Wells Fargo:
“I ask as a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and an American indian [sic] why you are utilizing an institution that has historically acted against the best interest of indian [sic] people and our sovereign treaty rights?”
He went on to write:
“No amount of money from this institution will pay fo rthe blood on their hands. I strongly urge you to drop this sponsor and join us in protecting unci make (Grandmother Earth). Mni Wiconi.”