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Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation Confronts Credit Suisse at Shareholder Meeting

WECAN International and Divest, Invest and Protect organized a delegation of Indigenous women to travel to Europe for meetings with international banks to advocate for them to divest from fossil fuel companies that are endangering Indigenous peoples, human rights, climate, and water. The women speak out against unwanted fossil fuel extractive development and demand that financial institutions adhere to international Indigenous rights and human rights standards and norms. The delegation traveled to Zurich, Switzerland and presented powerful testimony at the Credit Suisse annual shareholder meeting.

  • Michelle Cook
  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Michelle Cook
  • Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
  • Teena Pugliese
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    Documentary, Short
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    4 minutes 20 seconds
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    May 22, 2018
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    United States
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Director Biography - Michelle Cook, Osprey Orielle Lake

Michelle Cook J.D. (Diné/Navajo) is the Founder of the Divest Invest Protect campaign. She is an indigenous human rights lawyer, a commissioner on the Navajo Human Rights Commission, and is currently a SJD candidate at the University of Arizona's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. She is writing her dissertation on financial institutions, indigenous people’s human rights, gender, and indigenous transnationalism. She has worked with the Water Protector Legal Collective, the on the ground legal team which provides legal services to those arrested at the Standing Rock encampment. She advocates for indigenous human rights internationally.

Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, working nationally and internationally with grassroots and frontline women leaders, policy-makers, and diverse coalitions to build women's leadership, climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean energy future. Her writing has been featured in publications including The Guardian, Common Dreams, Earth Island Journal, The Ecologist, OpenDemocracy, and EcoWatch, and Osprey is the author of the award-winning book, 'Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature’.

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