Washington tribes join Standing Rock Sioux in demonstration against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe joins Native nations from Washington state at a press conference to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tribal leaders will make statements to the press.

Similar to Standing Rock’s current struggle, Washington state tribes face similar challenges to their lands and ways of life, and have successfully fought proposed natural resource projects, namely the transportation of coal, that would violate treaty rights, and endanger fish and wildlife, and the environment as a whole.

“We are deeply honored to have our friends from the West Coast make the trip out here to stand with us,” said David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Sioux. “Their support in this peaceful demonstration is crucial not only for the protection of our cultural resources, but all of our sovereign rights.”

Who: Leaders from the following tribes will attend:

Standing Rock Sioux
Yakama Nation
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Lummi Nation
Puyallup Tribe
Nisqually Indian Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Hoh Tribe

When: Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Three miles north of Canon Ball, North Dakota, Highway 1806

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Contacts:

Elizabeth Sanchey
(509) 945-2939 mobile
esanchey@yakama.com

or

Steve Sitting Bear
ssittingbear@standingrock.org

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5 thoughts on “Washington tribes join Standing Rock Sioux in demonstration against Dakota Access Pipeline

  1. Thank you all for your efforts to protect this Earth. I hope the oil industry doesn’t destroy your land or surrounding areas more than it has already. I hate that the greedy, capitalistic, “United States” is still taking from you. This post makes me proud for all Natives.
    Much Love and Respect
    Jade

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