Standing Rock Sioux Tribe asks federal court to set aside Trump’s pipeline reversal

Washington, D.C. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today filed a major legal brief challenging the Trump Administration’s hasty approval of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, a project in which the President and his associates have had close financial ties. The Tribe’s summary judgment asks the Court to overturn recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits of the pipeline issued without environmental review or consideration of treaty rights. Continue reading

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

Leonard Peltier Message of Solidarity to Water Protectors

Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there. Continue reading