News From Indian County 09 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

SEPTEMBER 2016 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: www.IndianCountryNews.com PAGE 1 Phyllis White: Pipeline fathering is largest in history, Page 2 Street Art Reclaimed from Alacatraz to Indian Alley, Page 11 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 www.IndianCountryNews.com September 2016 - Vol. XXX No. 9 Water protectors continue anti-Pipeline action Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs September 9, 2016 T he Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior issued the following statement regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: We appreciate the District Courts opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. However, important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations and their members regarding the Dakota Access pipeline specifically, and pipeline-related decision-making fenerally, remain. Therefore, the Department of the Army, the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior will take the following steps. The Army will not authorize constructing the Dakota Access pipeline on Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider any of its previous decisions regarding the Lake Oahe site under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other federal laws. Therefore, construction of the pipeline on Army Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe will not go forward at this time. The Army will move expeditiously to make this determination, as everyone involved including the pipeline company and its workers deserves a clear and timely resolution. In the interim, we request that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe. Furthermore, this case has highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes views on these types of infrastructure projects. Therefore, this fall, we will invite tribes to a formal, News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 Judge denies injunction; winterizing camp begins; Green Party presidential candidate cited; camp hosts thousands; security dogs bit protecters NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP/NFIC) T he Standing Rock Sioux Tribes attempt to halt construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline near their North Dakota reservation, a cause that has drawn thousands to join a protest, was denied September 9th by a federal judge. Tribal officials said they expected the decision to be appealed. However, following the denial of the request for an injunction, the Obama Administration through the US Department of Justice, Army and the Department of Interior issued a statement saying that they would not authorize any further construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on any land covered by the Army Corps of Engineers until they collectively had a chance to review each and every decision they had made to date. The tribe had challenged the Army Corps of Engineers decision to grant permits at more than 200 water crossings for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners' $3.8 billion pipeline, saying that the project violates several federal laws, including the National Historic Preservation Act, and will harm water supplies. The tribe also says ancient sacred sites have been disturbed during construction. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington denied the tribes request for a temporary injunction in a 58-page opinion. A status conference was scheduled for Sept. 16. The ruling said that this Court does not lightly countenance any depredation of lands that hold significance to the Standing See Joint Statement, Page 10 Rock Sioux and that, given the federal fovernments history with the tribe, the Court scrutinizes the permitting process here with particular care. Having done so, the Court must nonetheless conclude that Obama Administration withdraws Army Pipeline authorization, halting some work Over 500 people marched on Labor Day, September 5th to the site of where Dakota Access plowed through burial grounds and archaeological remains attributed to the Good Heart Society two days earlier on Saturday Sept. 3rd. Security guards set their dogs on several protectors as they brought construction on the pipeline to a halt that day. Photo from Sacred Stone Camp FB by Dallas Goldtooth See Water protecters, Page 5 Enough is Enough" - tribal sentiment echoes across the Northern Plains By ALBERT BENDER News From Indian Country U nder the hot North Dakota sun at the camps in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II, contemplated the struggle being waged against the oil giant. He spoke of the sacredness of the water that is the lifeblood of all people. This is an attack on our water, on our environment, on our ancestors, on our future generations and this is so wrong. This is an issue that we must take to all our communities and it goes even beyond the pipeline. This goes to the spirit that was nurtured that brought so many here, that told so many they had to be here said Archambault. This is the spirit that has brought thousands of Native Americans and allies to the camps on the Cannonball River just north of the reservation. There are over 200 tribes and as many organizations that have proclaimed their support for the Standing Rock Sioux in their fight against DAPL. See Enough is Enough, Page 4

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