Standing Rock Responds to Oil Spill from the Dakota Access Pipeline

On April 4th, it was discovered that the Dakota Access pipeline had leaked 84-gallons of oil. The leak occurred 100-miles east of the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe reservoir, the source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Continue reading

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issues proclamation in support of Oceti Sakowin camp safety

Cannon Ball, N.D.— Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II today issued a proclamation in support of water protectors who face continued civil rights abuses and excessive use of force by law enforcement. Continue reading

Governor of North Dakota Orders Immediate Eviction of Oceti Sakowin Camp: Standing Rock Chairman Responds

Just days after the Army Corps of Engineers ordered a Dec 5th eviction of water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the Governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, ordered an immediate “evacuation” of the camp. Continue reading

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Responds to Police Violence

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II released a statement in response to the mass arrests at water protectors camp and police violence on October 27th, 141 people were arrested.

Militarized law enforcement agencies moved in on water protectors with tanks and riot gear today. We continue to pray for peace. We call on the state of North Dakota to oversee the actions of local law enforcement to, first and foremost, ensure everyone’s safety. Continue reading