Tribes gather to support Standing Rock against pipeline


Last updated 9/9/2016 at 11:35am

STANDING ON GUARD Horses and riders from the Rosebud reservation arrive to support the Standing Rock community in their fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their lands. The horses are in traditional Lakota regalia.

BISMARCK, ND-In mid-August, the U.S. government gave final approval for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which when completed will run for 1,172 miles to transport crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oilfields to Patoka, Illinois.

When it was learned that the pipeline was approved, hundreds of protesters, primarily Lakota and Dakota from surrounding reservations gathered at the edge of the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to voice their anger and concern. The Standing Rock Tribe filed for both a permanent and preliminary injunction to block the pipeline's constructi...

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