LETTER AND PETITION FROM THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE

If you want to make America great again you MUST sign the petition at the end of this letter

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From: Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II

Hi,

I am the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has long opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The pipeline presents a threat to our lands, our sacred sites, and our water.

Now, thousands of American Indians, from more than 300 tribes spanning the continent, have joined with us to stand against this violation of our tribe’s rights under federal laws and regulations. Twenty-one city and county governments have also joined us to stand in opposition to this pipeline.

We demand that construction of this pipeline be stopped before any further damage is done.

While we engage in the long legal process to curtail construction of the pipeline, Dakota Access is still poised to begin construction. Halting the construction was an unprecedented step in response to our powerful movement—and now President Obama must reject the pipeline’s permit outright.

Current and future generations depend on our rivers and aquifer to live. The Dakota Access pipeline jeopardizes the heath of our water and could affect our people, as well as countless communities who live downstream, as the pipeline would cross four states. The pipeline, as designed, would destroy ancient burial grounds, which is a violation of federal law.

On Saturday, September 5, Dakota Access bulldozed two miles of burial grounds. The company’s private security sicced dogs on and pepper-sprayed those who tried to protect the site. This company cannot be trusted. Urgent action is needed to prevent Dakota Access from continuing to violate federal laws.

Over the past year, I have spent a great deal of time addressing the Tribe’s concerns about this pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has failed to follow the law and has failed to consider the impacts of the pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and neighboring communities.

We demand to be heard, and we will continue to stand together for our nation and for all who live with and by the Missouri River, until justice is done.

That’s why I signed a petition to President Barack Obama, which says:

“Reject the Dakota Access Pipeline pipeline and declare this land a cultural district, eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, to ensure its protection.”

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-dapl?source=s.fwd&r_by=437677

Thanks!

6 Comments

  1. Nona said,

    October 29, 2016 at 17:39

    All fine and good.

    But under the legal system, a petition is a “begging” letter. The elite which made up their law (not OUR law) will/are rotfltao at US!

    They’re happy to see us on our knees before them! They KNOW we are their equals, but have tricked us into bowing before them.

    Instead of petitions. We should send them a Letter of Decision.

  2. mikael said,

    October 29, 2016 at 18:48

    Just watch the MSM, tells is everything.

    And this, attach on Natives is world wide and not only confined to Palestina, and the game is the same, total silence and somehow the victims are either scorn or ridiculed as welfare queens/kings and thereby deprived of dignity and downright racism from every corner.

    Bang people against each others, and this just confirm the rotten MSM.
    In Norway they write it like its the violent Natives, since the Para military forces found an Gun, how f….. conviniant.
    huh
    Every thing come into the light, dont it, its so glaringly obvious, on top of it, they dont care, because they can, thats our problem and an Man like Trump, if He stands by His words about been an bissenisse man, He should know that an Tractate is an binding agreement, by both parts, otherwise its not worth wiping our asses with.

    My hart and soul goes to the ones in the front row.

    peace

  3. Jen said,

    October 29, 2016 at 19:33

    Isn’t moveon funded by Soros?

    Didn’t moveon sponsor the violent protests in Chicago and “democracy spring”?

    Didn’t Soros donate $25 Million to Hillary?

    Isn’t Soros working with the bureau of land management, westwood capital, and bearkshire hathaway?

    Hasn’t Soros paid people to do one thing, while betting big money on another?

    And all of this is happening in the final months of an election where his candidate is running and could possibly make him richer then he already is, perhaps as payback for the generous donation.

    Not sure I want to put my name on something Soros is involved in.

  4. t quigly said,

    October 29, 2016 at 20:04

    Thank you DesertPeace for posting information about this protest – it is a very important topic for citizens of the U.S.

  5. Margaret Reed said,

    October 29, 2016 at 21:22

    Get an injunction on the Construction Company to stop the work. Go to Court and prove Jurisdiction under your Treaty. If the Tribe agrees.

  6. November 5, 2016 at 14:10

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