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Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city






Supporters of the #NoDAPL movement in Homer, Alaska. Photo: Michaela Ashaneya Baumgartner

A resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led to a recall effort in Homer, Alaska.

The city council passed Resolution 16-121: Support Standing Rock Lakota Tribe and Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in November. The vote was 3-3 with the mayor breaking the tie in favor, according to the minutes from the meeting.

The three city council members who voted yes are now up for recall at a special election in June. But Catriona Reynolds, David Lewis and Donna Aderhold are challenging the effort in court, the Associated Press reported.


The resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and against the Dakota Access Pipeline passed by a narrow vote on November 21, 2016. Source: Homer City Council

The resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline isn't the only issue affecting the recall, the AP said. Another one called on the city to promote inclusion.

The wealthy backers of the pipeline have finished construction but oil shipments aren't expected until May 14 at the earliest. A lawsuit in federal court aims to shop oil from flowing.

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