Cheyenne River Chairman to Obama: Halt Pipeline from Poisoning our Children's Water

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Blockade at Dakota Access Pipeline construction intensifies after Native American burial places located in vicinity of pipeline digging

 

Update Mon. Aug. 15, 2016, 2016 Police set up barricade line at Sacred Stones Camp. Standing Rock Chairman and councilman arrested Friday. Burial places located near pipeline crew. Federal law protecting Native American burial places requires pipeline work to halt. Cheyenne River Chairman to Obama on Sunday: Stop poisoning our water with this pipeline. Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux sending buses of Lakotas to frontline today, Monday. New pipeline map shows new pipeline system reaches all the way to Alberta tarsands, and goes to Gulf of Mexico. It includes Dakota Access Pipeline. Enbridge tarsands corp. just bought into it. http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/police-setting-up-blockade-monday....

 

By Brenda Norrell

Photo by Waniya Locke

 

CANNON BALL, N.D. -- The Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux are sending buses of Lakotas to the blockade of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction, as the pipeline threatens the Missouri River and water source of the Lakotas. On Friday, Standing Rock Tribal Cultural Specialist Dustin Thompson confirmed burial places are in the vicinity of the pipeline crew.

Federal law protecting Native American burial places requires the work to halt.

Cheyenne River Chairman Harold Frazier sent a letter to President Obama today urging Obama to remember his promise to the Lakota people. Chairman Frazier points out the Army Corps of Engineers has ramrodded construction and permits through without the required consultation with Native American Tribes and has violated Treaty rights.

“You pledged to work with our Indian nations and tribes on a nation-to-nation basis to address the issues that matter to us every day.  You came to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, and quoted our great chief, Sitting Bull: “Let us put our minds together and see what we can do for our children.”  With all respect, we ask you to put your mind together with ours and see what we can do to protect our children’s lives and health from poison water.”

Read the full letter:

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/cheyenne-river-chairman-to-obama-stop.html

On Friday, Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault and Councilman Dana Wasinzi were  arrested as they tried to protect their people from the heavily armed police and private security guards at the pipeline blockade. On Thursday, twelve people were arrested, including Dakota and Lakota women who were thrown around and arrested by police, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Morton County Sheriff’s Deputies.

The Camp of the Sacred Stones is calling for more support and asking that peaceful protesters come today, Sunday, and bring camping gear, food, water and cooking supplies.

Although President Obama assured Native Americans that the tarsands pipeline through their lands had been halted, this new pipeline is part of a new pipeline system that goes all the way from the Alberta, Canada, tarsands to the Gulf of Mexico. The tarsands pipeline giant Enbridge in Calgary, along with Marathon, just bought into this new pipeline system, which includes Dakota Access Pipeline, and is now threatening land owners throughout the heart of the United States.

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About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.