Law enforcement officials from North Dakota and several other states today moved in to forcibly remove protestors camped on what the water protectors claim is tribal land. Armed with batons, weapons and dressed in riot gear, law enforcement were flanked by military tanks as they moved in to remove and arrest campers.
Darryl Lies, from Douglas, North Dakota, said he came to the standoff “because of the violation of private property rights. And the use of one right to trample another is an abuse of our God-given and our country-given rights.”
Dear Secretary Clinton, We are the youth of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has a long-established opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. The pipeline is a direct threat to our lands, our sacred sites, our water, and our future. Thousands of of Native Americans from more than 300 tribes spanning the continent have… Read more »
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is sending a delegation of 10 youth leaders to Hillary’s Campaign HQ in NYC to respectfully demand that our future President stand with them against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They are calling for solidarity actions at Hillary campaign offices across America.
“I stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.”
When a pro-pipeline industry website writes to “expect the Dakota Access pipeline protest to grow and breathe new life into the American anti-energy infrastructure movement,” you know that people power is really working.
Indian Country Today Media Network: Justice Dept Reaffirms It Will Not Grant DAPL River-Crossing Permits Anytime Soon “While the Army continues to review issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations and their members, it will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe,”… Read more »
Salon: Dakota pipeline showdown at Standing Rock: When a powerful corporate chief is resisted by defenders of Native American ceremonial grounds Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Partners’ well-heeled chief, meets his match in North Dakota with Lakota Sioux by JIM HIGHTOWER Corporate routers likely assumed that the reservation’s 8,500 mostly impoverished Lakota Sioux had no clout,… Read more »
Standing Rock needs your help by calling and messaging President Obama to tell him 17 million people are at risk of losing their clean water. Call the White House today at 202-456-1111 or send a message at whitehouse.gov/contact. Tell President Obama to: Conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); Deny all permits for the Dakota Access… Read more »
by Nika Knight, originally published on Common Dreams. A U.S. federal court of appeals ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late Sunday evening and denied its request for an emergency injunction against the controversialDakota Access Pipeline. “This fight is far from over.” Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network “The ruling allows Energy Transfer Partners—the Dallas-based… Read more »