by Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Originally published on nytimes.com. On the same day that the armed Malheur militants were acquitted, I watched as riot police with military-grade weapons, tanks and helicopters rounded up hundreds of peaceful water protectors in North Dakota protesting an oil pipeline. The juxtaposition of these two events… Read more »
STANDING ROCK, ND — An independent expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has found that the government’s environmental assessment of the pipeline’s environmental impact was inadequate. With this new information, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess its conclusion that the pipeline… Read more »
CANNON BALL, N.D.—The statement below from the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in full or in part. We applaud President Obama’s commitment to protect our sacred lands, our water, and the water of 17 million others. While the Army Corps of Engineers is examining this issue we… Read more »
Masked with a bandana, he looked at first like a water protector. Papers found in the car showed he was something else: private DAPL security. Early Friday morning, a man bearing an AR-15 rifle broke through a barricade and sped toward the Oceti Sakowin camp, where thousands are camped out to resist the Dakota Access… Read more »
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.