Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Featured

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Declares a ‘State of Emergency’ over Impacts from Dakota Access Pipeline

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Declares a ‘State of Emergency’ over Impacts from Dakota Access Pipeline

On August 26th, 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal council declared a State of Emergency due to the threat and impacts from the Dakota Access pipeline.

Within our sovereign authority the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe declared a State of Emergency to address the serious nature of the situation [the impacts from the Dakota Access Pipeline]. The tribe will continue to protect our waters, sacred places, and most importantly our children.” Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II

The Chairman further called on support from other Tribal Nations and individuals to call on their members of Congress, and the White House, to oppose the granting of an easement to the Dakota Access pipeline from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that Energy Transfer did not have a written agreement from the Corps that is required to cross the segment across the Oahe project. Energy Transfer has filed paperwork for the easement, but it is still under review.

Watch full statement from Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II

by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle)

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. @wakiyan7

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. @wakiyan7