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Sacred Stone camp closed, protesters leave


Aerial view of the Sacred Stone Camp in February 2017, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and along the Cannonball River.

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, March 1, 2017

The original pipeline protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation closed Wednesday, as the Bureau of Indian Affairs encouraged people to go home rather than be found trespassing.

The final campers left the Sacred Stone camp after days of hurried cleanup that followed a warning from the BIA that the campers were trespassing on land majority-owned in trust for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock? Coalition Statement

dapl-ngo-logos-1December 8, 2016
We are a coalition of grassroots Native groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands: Honor the EarthIndigenous Environmental NetworkSacred Stone Camp, and the International Indigenous Youth Council.  The following is our coalition statement on the next steps for the #NoDAPL fight and the water protectors at Standing Rock:
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The U.S. Army Cannot Evict Us From Treaty Lands: Coalition Statement


Powerful Imagery on a #NODAPL banner by Raul Gonzalez.

by Sacred Stone Camp, November 27, 2016

On Friday, November 25, after the turkey was pardoned, the Obama Administration issued an eviction notice to the Oceti Sakowin encampments at Standing Rock.  We are a coalition of grassroots groups living and working at the encampments, and we will not be moved.  We stand united in defiance of the black snake and are committed to defense of water, our Mother Earth, and our rights as Indigenous people.  We call on all people of conscience, from all Nations, to join the encampments and stand with us as we put our bodies on the line.

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Native American Pipeline Protest Halts Construction in N. Dakota

Dakota Access Pipeline resistance art

art by Chameleon Horse art & design.

Construction halted after more than 1,000 people swarm to protest the Dakota Access pipeline they believe threatens the Missouri River.

by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, August 19, 2016

A groundswell of Native American activists has temporarily shut down construction on a major new oil pipeline with an ongoing protest that has drawn around 1,200 people to Cannon Ball, N.D.

Construction workers walked away from their bulldozers Monday after protesters surrounded the equipment and called for an end to construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. A group of protesters on horseback also staged a mock charge toward a line of law enforcement officials guarding the site, and the county sheriff alleged others have fired guns and set off pipe bombs. Read the rest of this entry