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
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Nisqually Indian Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
When: Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Three miles north of Canon Ball, North Dakota, Highway 1806
(509) 945-2939 mobile
Steve Sitting Bear
Wish you success in your fight to keep your water clean
Does this pipeline go through actual tribal ground?
Yes, tribal lands as defined by both the 1851 and 1868 Ft.Laramie treaties
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
Hope to get out there in Oct. The Choctaw helped the Irish and we never forget – power to you important struggle