Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Washington state tribes gather to oppose Dakota Access Pipeline: Tribes ask that sovereign rights be honored

CANNON BALL, North Dakota——The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and eight Washington state tribes gathered along the banks of the Cannonball River to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run through Standing Rock’s ancestral homelands. The tribes urged the United States District Court to rule in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to issue an injunction that stops construction of the pipeline until the Tribe’s waters and cultural resources are protected. Continue reading