Published February 5, 2017
STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – With the impending spring thaw, several efforts are underway to cleanup and ultimately clear the encampments where thousands of water protectors have camped to show solidarity and resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. The encampments are in a flood plain and will be under water when the thaw happens.
During times of change, rumors become rampant. Rumors often sow discord among those who have good intentions.
Yesterday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe released the following message to help keep calm among all concerned:
Water Protectors & Allies,
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and our movement as a whole are in a phase of transition and growth. The encampments brought global attention to our struggle, and now we face the task of carrying that momentum forward as we work to defeat this pipeline and other projects that deny the rights of indigenous people.