UTSR welcomes the formation of PANDOS in Salt Lake City.
Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue and Organizing Support
From the PANDOS web page:
Inspired by the struggle at Standing Rock, we are a newly formed group of activists, community leaders, and compassionate humans. PANDOS peacefully advocates for basic human and environmental rights, primarily Native rights, and organizes support to encourage dialogue and the protection of our shared home through this work, PANDOS brings dialogue to local struggles.
PANDOS is a Utah-based, Native and environmental rights organization that began in September 2016. It was started in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests at Standing Rock. The Standing Rock struggle brought a spotlight to the interconnected issues of environmental racism and Native sovereignty that have long been ignored. These issues effect and unite Native and non-Native communities alike, all across America.
We work with community leaders, tribal leaders and activists to raise visibility for Native American and environmental issues. This work is done through dialogue, education, mass mobilization, and direct action.
PANDOS welcomes people of all colors and creeds to join together in solidarity to promote healing dialogue and protect our shared home. Therefore we seek to educate the public and influence decision-makers to create policy that addresses the impacts of systemic racism and environmental injustice. We are an all volunteer organization – join us today!
Our Mission Statement: “PANDOS peacefully advocates for basic human and environmental rights, primarily Native and Indigenous rights. By organizing support and education, we encourage dialogue and the protection of our shared home”. We are a diverse group of both native and non-native people who are passionate about working together to ensure this mission.