Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR) hereby declare our heartfelt solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their current struggle to protect what remains of their ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites.
We recognize that Native American and First Nation peoples have endured centuries of violent settler colonialism that has dismantled and robbed them of home, heritage, dignity, land, livelihoods and life itself.
We acknowledge that Native American and First Nation struggles to protect indigenous territories have ultimately been struggles on behalf of all humanity to save the Earth we share from toxic globalization of neoliberal and capitalist policies that threaten all our survival.
MCHR unwaveringly stands with all working people as they struggle for dignity, respect and justice in the workplace and in their communities; whether we’re fighting for clean water in Flint, Mich., against bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to safeguard their community.
MCHR will continue to fight against the interests of the 1% and corporate greed and firmly stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the environmental and cultural degradation of their community.
With respect, love, solidarity and hope,
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Active Board Members
||Thomas R. Zerafa
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Advisory Board Members
Rev. Dr. Charles Adams Dr. Karl D. Gregory Hon. B. Pennie Millender Steve Spreitzer
Rev. D Alexander Bullock Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Fred Pearson Rev. Charles Williams III
Rev. Harry Cook ELena Herrada Rev. Ed Rowe
Rt. Rev. Wendell Gibbs Gloria House Fran Shor
Bill Goodman Imam Mohamad Ali Elahi Rudy Simons