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

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Seeks Justice

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier releases a statement to Larry Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Interior – Indian Affairs and Tracey Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice to address abuses committed by the State of North Dakota and DAPL mercenaries against the water protectors. Continue reading

Army Corps of Engineers Will Not Grant Easement to Dakota Access Pipeline Without Full Review

Today Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy of the Army Corps of Engineers advised Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe that the United States will not grant the easement that Dakota Access needed to cross under our sacred Missouri River until it has conducted a full review, including consideration of alternate routes that are respectful of tribal rights and interests. Continue reading

Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Calls for #BoycottBismark

Dear Tribal Leaders and Supporters, As you are no doubt aware, North Dakota State law enforcement forces have engaged in heavy-handed, illegal, and violent oppression of the water protectors who are now engaging in peaceful and prayerful exercise of their constitutional rights to demonstrate against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading