Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe joins #NoDAPL movement


Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe show their support for the #NoDAPL resistance movement in North Dakota. Photo by Diane Spotted Elk

Northern Cheyenne support Standing Rock on Dakota Access Pipeline challenge
By Clara Caufield
Native Sun News Correspondent
nsweekly.com

LAME DEER, Mont –– Early on Friday, August 26, 18 members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe boarded a bus in front of the Tribal Administration building.

They were bound for North Dakota to support the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Resolution reads in part; The Northern Cheyenne Tribe stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and other affected Missouri River tribes against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

President Llevando “Cowboy” Fisher explained that the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council enacted a resolution of support for the Missouri River Tribes who are opposing construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

“This was also a homeland for the Cheyenne people at one time,” he said. “We have burial sites there and our primary interest is in protecting the water, very sacred to the Cheyenne.”


Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe are joined by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes at the #NoDAPL resistance site in North Dakota. Photo by Diane Spotted Elk

The Northern Cheyenne Tribal government, through the Tribal Historic Preservation Office THPS, paid for transportation and meals for the group of Cheyenne selected to represent the tribal community on the trip to North Dakota. Teanna Limpy, THPO Director at Northern Cheyenne, was instrumental in organizing the Cheyenne trip, said Fisher.


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(Clara Caufield can be reached at acheyennevoice@gmail.com)

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