Standing Rock Water Protectors Sue Police, Security Forces
Class action suit claims law enforcement ‘discriminatory’ in Standing Rock-DAPL conflict
BISMARCK, ND — Law enforcement and private security agencies that employed attack dogs, pepper spray and water cannons against Standing Rock water protectors will have to stand trial next August — not for use of excessive force, but for closing a road. Water protectors have secured an August 2021 jury trial date in their class […]
'Eviction Notice' for the Black Snake
As courts let oil flow, Oyate draws on Ft. Laramie Treaty to eject 'bad men'
Inspired by the indigenous-led Black Hills #Landback demonstration here earlier this summer, the Great Plains Action Society and other non-profits began circulating an “Eviction Notice” to the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline.
DAPL Owner Appeals Shutdown Decision
Company cites billions in losses; Sioux Nations insist on environmental assessment
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicole Ducheneaux had it right: As lead counsel on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s case to stop the oil flow of the Dakota Access Pipeline in unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory, she could claim a win when a federal judge recently ordered a shutdown.
Tribes nationwide cheer DAPL shutdown
The victory represents one of a superfecta of four wins for water protectors
FT. YATES, North Dakota — Tribal leaders and constituents across Lakota Territory and elsewhere welcomed a hard-won court order on July 6 to shut off the oil flow in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within 30 days. “Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported […]
Lakota grandmothers fight man camps amid pandemic
Keystone XL Pipeline construction proceeds, bringing thousands of workers — and threat of Covid-19 — to reservation
The threat “causes eerie memories for us with the infected smallpox blankets that were distributed to tribes intentionally in the 1800s,” said Faith Spotted Eagle, a member of the Brave Heart Society and Yankton Sioux Tribe. “It is absolutely similar, whereby we lost thousands of people in our tribes along the Missouri River.”
Many Standing Rocks: Three Years and Still Fighting
An interview with Sicangu Lakota Spiritual Activist and Water Protector Cheryl Angel
The third anniversary of the Water Protectors movement at Standing Rock passed by quietly earlier this month. With the pipeline construction industry booming across the U.S. and Canada, Donald Trump seeking to bulldoze the cancelled Keystone XL Pipeline through more than 800 miles of unceded Lakota treaty territory, and at least nine state governments working […]