Eastern Cherokees contribute $50K to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support #NoDAPL fight

The #NoDAPL movement continues in North Dakota. Photo by Sacred Stone Camp [Twitter | GoFundMe]

Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have approved a substantial contribution to the #NoDAPL movement.

The tribal council agreed to send $50,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, The Cherokee One Feather reported. The money will be used to support efforts to stop the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.

“I know they’re in a legal battle, and we all know what legal battles cost. Fifty-thousand dollars sounds like a lot of money, but if you’re in a legal battle, it’s not," council member Alan B. Esnley, who represents the Yellowhill community, said at a September 6 budget meeting, The One Feather reported.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for approving the pipeline, which comes within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. A decision on a preliminary injunction -- which could prevent the project from crossing the Missouri River -- is expected by Friday.

Read More on the Story:
Council approves $50,000 to support Standing Rock Sioux (The Cherokee One Feather 9/6)

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Relevant Documents:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order | Declaration of Tim Mentz, Sr. | Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Emergency Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order | U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Response | Dakota Access Response

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