The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council released a statement regarding the Dakota Access pipeline. The Tribal Council seeks to clarify its position on the defeating the Dakota Access pipeline.
It says it is important to educate the upcoming Administration the tribe’s perspective on why they don’t want the pipeline near its water.
Unfortunately, in recent weeks there have been rumors that the Standing Rock Sioux has entered into a secret deal with the owners of the pipeline. The statement seeks dispel those false rumors.
The Tribal Council states: “We are in no way ‘negotiating’ with the companies nor the administration. We are not giving into the proposed route and never will.”
Here is the complete statement released today:
Dear Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Members and Allies:
We would like to take this opportunity as a council to address our community and assess where we are in our efforts to defeat this pipeline.
We assure you that the council is fully aware and united in our efforts to do what is right for our people.
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