Supporting Sioux Nation in North Dakota!
2016-Dec-11 :: (0 comments)
For months members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters have protested against the pipeline at a North Dakota camp, arguing the multi-billion dollar project would contaminate drinking water and damage sacred burial sites. The Dakota Access Pipeline is projected to run under the Missouri river, just north of their reservation. The demonstrators include environmental activists, several actors, citizens supporting the cause and other native tribes from around the world who have joined to show solidarity with the Sioux. Oceti Sakowin Camp has been home to an estimated 4,000 people.
Police have been criticised for repeatetdly using excessive force, including dousing crowds with pepper spray and freezing water as well as firing sound cannons, bean bag rounds and rubber bullets.
Activists around the globe celebrated after the Army Corps of Engineers announced it will suspend work on the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and consider rerouting the project.
Though the decision marked a major victory for Native Americans and protesters, the fight may not be over just yet. The temporary halt comes more than a month before President-elect Donald Trump, who supports the pipeline, takes office, which means he could reverse the decision.
Seventh Generation is standing side by side the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all the protestors supporting the land rights of these people.