Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member on protests: ‘We are in for the long haul’

The people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are staying put.

“We expect a win,” said Chase Iron Eyes, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “We are in for the long haul.”

Speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day” on Monday, Iron Eyes and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault said they will continue their protest, despite a December 5 deadline to vacate an area where they’ve set up camp.

The Army Corps of Engineers said in a letter Friday that people who refuse to leave could be arrested, but have since said that they have no plans to forcibly remove anyone.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered protesters to clear out immediately because their temporary dwellings have not been inspected and approved for harsh winter conditions. A statement cited concerns for public safety and health.

Read more on CNN