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Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th
by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Friday Nov 25th, 2016 6:46 PM
Tribes call on President Obama again to deny easement and honor treaty.
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Achambault II responded with a written statement:


"Today we were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that on Dec. 5th they will close all lands north of the Cannonball River, which is where the Oceti Sakowin camp is located. The letter states that the lands will be closed to public access for safety concerns, and that they will allow for a "free speech zone" south of the Cannonball River on Army Corps lands.

“Our Tribe is deeply disappointed in this decision by the United States, but our resolve to protect our water is stronger than ever. The best way to protect people during the winter, and reduce the risk of conflict between water protectors and militarized police, is to deny the easement for the Oahe crossing, and deny it now.

"We ask that everyone who can appeal to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the future of our people and rescind all permits, and deny the easement to cross the Missouri River just north of our Reservation and straight through our treaty lands. When the Dakota Access Pipeline chose this route, they did not consider our strong opposition. Our concerns were clearly articulated directly to them in a tribal council meeting held on Sept. 30, 2014, where DAPL and the ND Public Service Commission came to us with this route. We have released the audio recording from that meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XARJFdyyfac

"Again, we ask that the United States stop the pipeline and move it outside our ancestral and treaty lands.

"It is both unfortunate and disrespectful that this announcement comes the day after this country celebrates Thanksgiving—a historic exchange of goodwill between Native Americans and the first immigrants from Europe. Although the news is saddening, it is not at all surprising given the last 500 years of the mistreatment of our people. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stands united with more than 300 tribal nations and the water protectors who are here peacefully protesting the Dakota access pipeline to bolster indigenous people’s rights. We continue to fight for these rights, which continue to be eroded. Although we have suffered much, we still have hope that the President will act on his commitment to close the chapter of broken promises to our people and especially our children.”


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
http://standingrock.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Standing-Rock-Sioux-Tribe-402298239798452/
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From: http://standwithstandingrock.net/army-corp-closes-public-access-oceti-sakowin-camp-dec-5th/
The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full.

“Today we were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that on Dec. 5th, they will close all lands north of the Cannonball River, which is where Oceti Sakowin camp is located. The letter states that the lands will be closed to public access for safety concerns, and that they will allow for a “free speech zone” south of the Cannonball River on Army Corps lands.
See also: https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoDAPL?src=hash

From: http://standwithstandingrock.net/army-corp-closes-public-access-oceti-sakowin-camp-dec-5th/
The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full.

“Today we were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that on Dec. 5th, they will close all lands north of the Cannonball River, which is where Oceti Sakowin camp is located. The letter states that the lands will be closed to public access for safety concerns, and that they will allow for a “free speech zone” south of the Cannonball River on Army Corps lands.

Our Tribe is deeply disappointed in this decision by the United States, but our resolve to protect our water is stronger than ever. We ask that all everyone who can appeal to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the future of our people and rescind all permits and deny the easement to cross the Missouri River just north of our Reservation and straight through our treaty lands. When Dakota Access Pipeline chose this route, they did not consider our strong opposition. Our concerns were clearly articulated directly to them in a meeting on Sept. 30, 2014. We have released that audio recording from our council meeting where DAPL and the ND Public Service Commission came to us with this route.

We ask that the United States stop the pipeline and move it outside our treaty lands.

It is both unfortunate and ironic that this announcement comes the day after this country celebrates Thanksgiving – a historic exchange of goodwill between Native Americans and the first immigrants from Europe. Although the news is saddening, it is not at all surprising given the last 500 years of the treatment of our people. We have suffered much, but we still have hope that the President will act on his commitment to close the chapter of broken promises to our people and especially our children.”

Learn more about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at standwithstandingrock.net. For incremental updates please follow our Facebook page at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe or follow us on Twitter @standingrockst.

Contact:

Chelsea Hawkins
chawkins [at] pyramidcommunications.com
206.556.1653

Sue Evans
sevans [at] pyramidcommunications.com
253.592.1590
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(On the above-cited website, you can read our taxpayer funded racist letter from the Army Corps of Engineers, under Democrat Obama, refusing to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) despite serious protests. You may recall the pipeline route was changed when whites in Bismarck, North Dakota protested, to the current route near the Standing Rock Native American Reservation. This is politely called environmental racism. The problem of course is that both the Democrats and Republicans are bought and paid for by the oil companies. Only Peace & Freedom and the Green Party oppose DAPL, oil profits and their destruction of our planet and humanity.)
See also: https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoDAPL?src=hash
by Clean Water Is A Right
Tuesday Nov 29th, 2016 7:27 PM
From: https://www.nlg.org/water-protector-legal-collective-files-suit-for-excessive-force-against-peaceful-protesters/: CANNON BALL, ND —Today, the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC-formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), filed suit in US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against peaceful Water Protectors on the night of November 20, 2016.
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The press release of 11/28/16 starts as stated above and continues with a description of the terrible injuries inflicted on peaceful water protectors by the police who are acting as agents of the oil companies at taxpayer expense.

The lawsuit for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) with even more details is at:
https://www.nlg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/TRO-MOT-6.pdf
It is Vanessa Dundon, et al v Kyle Kirchmeier, et al, US District Court, District of North Dakota, Western Division, No. 1:16-cv-406
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