Dakota Tribe Continues Browbeating Investors Into Divesting From Pipeline
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 6:20
The date, October 10th, was Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Woodley has not been shy about her reasons for protesting or her arrest.
Woodley streamed the arrest on Facebook Live.
The terms of the plea deal include Shailene pleading guilty to one count of disorderly conduct.
Per the plea deal, Shailene will plead guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, serve a year of unsupervised probation, and forfeit $500 bond.
Previously, Woodley asked protesters to action after President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorising the construction of the pipeline. The 25-year-old environmental activist traveled out to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in October, and was subsequently arrested on charged of criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot.
Woodley continues to speak out about DAPL.
One of the tribes opposing the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline is pressuring Norway's almost $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund to divest assets propping up the multi-billion oil project.
Some good news for Shailene Woodley. Morton County, where most of those arrested are facing trial, has been inundated with the 600 or so people who were arrested during pipeline protests, when normally, it sees a much smaller caseload. "The front lines can be wherever you are. I think one of the biggest ways that we're going to defeat this pipeline more so than even protesting on the front lines is to divest from these big banks that are invested in the pipeline".
About 750 protesters have been arrested since August.
Meanwhile, the New Yorker reports, hundreds of indigenous people who were arrested at Standing Rock are still awaiting justice.