On Friday, September 9th, Judge James Boasberg denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for an injunction to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline underneath the Missouri River. After Judge Boasberg’s decision, three government agencies – the U.S. Department of the Interior, Department of Justice and Army Corps of Engineers – issued a joint statement temporarily halting pipeline constructions bordering Lake Oahe and suggests reform of Native input on such infrastructure projects.
As the fight for water rights and Native sovereignty continues, more and more indigenous people stand in solidarity against exploitation by corporations. To demonstrate the diversity of the Native nations, indigenous peoples, and groups standing in solidarity against the Dakota Access, a portion of the proceeds from each order placed before midnight will go directly to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
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