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 asks federal court to set aside Trump’s pipeline reversal

Washington, D.C. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe today filed a major legal brief challenging the Trump Administration’s hasty approval of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, a project in which the President and his associates have had close financial ties. The Tribe’s summary judgment asks the Court to overturn recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits of the pipeline issued without environmental review or consideration of treaty rights. Continue reading

Citing Religious Freedom Act, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temp. Restraining Order to DAPL

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temporary Restraining Order to DAPL based on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Continue reading

Global Call to Action Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all. 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