Press Releases

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman gives thanks

Cannon Ball, N.D. — The following statement from Standing Rock Sioux Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quote in full or in part. “As Lakota, we do our best to follow the teachings found in our language and culture. Wopila is our word for thanks, and it is important to practice gratitude in all our… Read more »

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman calls on President Obama to stop pipeline and violence

Doctors struggling to save water protector’s arm Cannon Ball, N.D. — The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full. “Our deepest gratitude, thoughts and prayers are with water protector Sophia Wilansky and her family right now. She sustained severe injuries to her… Read more »

Press Release: Tribes call on President Obama to deny easement, investigate pipeline safety and protect tribal sovereignty

Under the cover of darkness, ETP and North Dakota try to hide law enforcement abuses CANNON BALL, N.D. — Under the cover of darkness, North Dakota law enforcement have leveraged tear gas and water cannons to force Native Americans and allied water protectors to submit to unlawful police tactics in the wake of a standing… Read more »

Press Release: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers delays DAPL easement and calls for further environmental review Corp says consulting with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pivotal before final decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. CANNON BALL, N.D. – The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers today announced they are delaying an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project until it conducts further environmental review with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Corp noted that “construction on or under Corps land bordering Lake Oahe cannot occur because the… Read more »