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 »
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 »
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 »
CANNON BALL, ND – Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) today filed a lawsuit charging the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has no right to delay easement to pipeline construction. The following is a statement from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair Dave Archambault II, in response to ETP’s lawsuit. “Dakota… Read more »
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 »
Statement Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II “Today, the Department of Justice announced in federal court that it will be announcing the next steps on a “path forward” for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe. The only possible path forward for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is a decision that denies the… 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 »
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.