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Native Sun News Today: North Dakota county sheriff continues #NoDAPL crackdowns






Participants in spirit camps established to back the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pipeline permitting process continued to winterize their shelters, while facing armed hecklers and an ongoing militarized police response to peaceful prayer gatherings and civil disobedience activities. Photo by Talli Nauman

Sheriff: ‘We don’t make the rules, we enforce them’
Concern sweeps DAPL camp after Trump wins election
By Talli Nauman
Native Sun News Today
Health & Environment Editor
nativesunnews.today

BISMARCK, N. D. –– Allies redoubled their support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to halt Dakota Access Pipeline construction, in the wake of Nov. 8 federal and state elections.

“Join me and thousands of others on the streets to show solidarity with Standing Rock on Nov. 15th,” said Bill McKibben, leader of the national 350.org climate justice organization.

“We don’t know if we can make President Obama act; so far he’s been noncommittal and vague. And we don’t know if [President-elect Donald] Trump would simply overturn his actions if he took them,” he said, continuing: “Solidarity with indigenous leadership—in Standing Rock and beyond—is more important today, not less.”

Participants in spirit camps established to back the tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pipeline permitting process continued to winterize their shelters, while facing armed hecklers and an ongoing militarized police response to peaceful prayer gatherings and civil disobedience activities.

“The entire camp is preparing for the coming months,” said Indigenous Environmental Network camps spokesman Redhawk. “Everything is becoming fortified, tents are coming down, and structures are going up. Even tiny homes are making an appearance between the RVs, school buses, tipis, and yurts. Once that is finished, it’s back to putting in work to stop this pipeline 100 percent.”

Energy Transfer Partners, Phillips 66, Enbridge Corp., and Marathon Oil Corp. have raised $3.7 million for the nearly 1,200-mile toxic fracked oil pipeline.


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