Because of all of the brutally difficult, life-threatening work from the members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other protesters who joined them, the Army Corp has denied access to the easement and the pipeline will have to be redirected to a location with less environmental impact. This is a huge and hard-fought win for the Sioux Tribe and we want to stand with them and celebrate today.
We want to express our deep gratitude to the members of the Native American Community, the veterans that stood with them, the Obama Administration, and the Army Corp for working together and taking the correct steps to ensure the right thing was done. We’d also like to thank everyone who did our second ever DGB and called the offices of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
Know that the work is not over and we must continue to Stand with Standing Rock as the President Elect takes office. We must ensure that he respects this decision and he knows how important it is. We also hope that local law enforcement will do it’s best to repair the relationship with the community and work hard to heal wounds.
To stay up to date on all news, as well as learning how to continue to help Standing Rock, regularly check this website http://standwithstandingrock.net/category/news/ and let the people of Standing Rock know that you continue to stand with them.