Call for Norwegian companies to withdraw investments behind the Dakota Pipeline

Lynette Amoroa

Kei te karanga atu ngā mema pāremata o Sami kia makere ngā here pūtea o te pēkē nui o Norway me te Norweigen Oil Fund ki ngā mahi hanga i te rua paipa ki Dakota. E whai ana tēnei i te rerenga whakapae, ko te oranga me ngā mana tangata ka pākia e te mahi nei. 

E rongo ana te Pēkē nui o Nowei, a DNB me te tāhua kōhinu o Nōwei ki nga pēhītanga o ana here ki te whakangao pūtea mō te hanga paipa hinu ki Dakota.

E ai ki tētahi ahorangi o te ture kit e Whare Wānanga o Oslo a Beate Sjåfjell, “It is very reprehensible that Norwegian participants are so heavily involved in such a controversial project.”

He tautohe kua toru marama e haere ana ki Standing Rock. E toru ira whitu piriona tārā te rahi o te moni hei whakatakoto i te paipa hinu ki nga rohe e whā o Amerika, heoi ko nga tikanga tangata whenua o te iwi Sioux te papa.

Kō atu i te toru rau wha tekau miriona tārā kua raua atu e DNB, ā he kō atu i te tekau piriona te rahi kua tukuna e te Tahua Kōhinu o Nōwei. Ko te whakatau a nga kamupene e aro pū ana nga kaiwhakahere ki nga mana tāngata.

Hei tā Kaiwhakahaere o Communications ki DNB a Even Westerveld, “We have asked several questions. We also keep a close dialogue with the customers. So far, we haven't gotten any information that indicates that there are any confirmed violations to human rights, but we are worried about the situation and following it closely. DNB of course won't participate in finances that contribute to the violation of human rights.”

Engari ko te whakahau a te whare pāremana o Sami me mātua aro ratou ki nga tikanga tangata. 

E ai ki tētahi Mēma Paremata o Sami a Silje Karine Muotka, “I think what is important here is that investors and companies of Norway act according to human rights also in other countries. When it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples, we know that we have to work accordingly to develop these rights also in our own country.”

Ko te whakaaro o Perehitini Obama ka whai wāhi pea te haere āmio atu i nga whenua tapu. Heoi ko te whakautu a Harold Frazier o te iwi Sioux kia puta raano he kupu tuturu ka tiakina te awa o Missouri kātahi ka tau tenei take.