While tribal representatives have met with elected officials of both parties as well as companies involved in the pipeline battle, we are in no way “negotiating” with the companies nor the administration. We are not giving into the proposed route and never will. But we are using every social and political tool in our power to help those who may oppose us to work with us and not against us.
We are increasing pressure on the current administration to start the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process before the end of President Obama’s term. As soon it is announced, we will work to have scoping sessions as soon as possible to determine the area that will be examined. Please be assured that we continue to stand united against the completion of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. We must remain united and stay focused on our goal; water is life.”