Washington Tribes continue to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We support their call to deny the easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline and to reroute the pipeline away from tribal lands, waters and sacred places. Continue reading
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, just hours after the arrival of the drill at Standing Rock, Dakota Access LLC filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for delaying its decision on the last required easement. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault said in response, “They are wrong and the lawsuit will not succeed. We are looking forward to discussing the easement with the Administration and explaining why it must be denied.” Continue reading
The following is an update from Dallas Goldtooth from the Indigenous Environmental Network regarding an arson fire started near the Oceti Sakowin camp on October 29th. Continue reading
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