Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Takes Religious Freedom Claims to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

Eagle Butte, SD — March 16, 2017 – Yesterday the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe filed an emergency motion for injunction pending appeal in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the flow of oil in the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe while the appeals court considers the Tribe’s challenge pursuant to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”). Continue reading

Pipeline Resistance Camps

On April 1st, 2016 the Sacred Stone Camp was erected to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The camp, along with the Oceti Sakowin Camp, helped bring global awareness to Indigenous peoples and the fight against environmental racism, protecting treaty rights and water protection. Continue reading

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Response to Senator Hoeven’s Statement on DAPL

Today, Senator John Hoeven issued a statement declaring that the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army had directed the Army Corps to proceed with the final easement necessary to complete the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading