S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George published an op-ed in the October 1, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Lesson of Standing Rock is indigenous people should be included.”
“The struggle in Standing Rock North Dakota has played out in many other places around the world as indigenous communities have challenged the conduct of extractive sector corporations,” George wrote.
“Communities around the world are contesting corporate involvement in violations of global human rights guarantees. Business enterprises operating in or near native lands must assess how their activities affect the rights of indigenous people and must endeavor to avoid abuses.”