SBI is strongly committed to upholding the rights of tribal nations and Indigenous peoples to refuse exploitation of their territories and bodies, and to have that refusal be honored. SBI has signed the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred, and supports grassroots research and data collection that upholds the commitments in the treaty. As part of that support, this project includes sustained work on the impacts man camps may have on Indigenous people, particularly increases in sexual violence, and deaths and disappearances of women and children.

To learn more about our work on intersections of extractive industries and gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, please read our publication Zuya Winyan Wicayu'onihan: Honoring Warrior Women! This was co-produced with Brave Heart Society, and is a first-of-its-kind report on MMIWG and sex trafficking in states potentially impacted the KXL pipeline.  


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