Citing Religious Freedom Act, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temp. Restraining Order to DAPL

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temporary Restraining Order to DAPL based on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Continue reading

Global Call to Action Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all. Continue reading

Cheyenne River Chairman’s Reaction to Easement approval from Army Corps of Engineers to build oil pipeline across the Missouri River

Earlier today the Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE) sent notice to Congress of the intent to grant an easement to Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). According to the notice the ACoE plans to waive all waiting policies so DAPL can begin in as little as 24 hours. Continue reading

Senators Cantwell, Tester and Udall call on Feds to consult with Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jon Tester (D-MT), former Chairs of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and current Vice Chairman Tom Udall (D-NM) sent a letter to the Trump Administration objecting to its memorandum seeking to expedite the permitting and construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Continue reading