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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Applauds Obama’s Commitment to Protect Sacred Lands

CANNON BALL, N.D. - The statement below from the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in full or in part.

“We applaud President Obama’s commitment to protect our sacred lands, our water and the water of 17 million others.

“While the Army Corps of Engineers is examining this issue we call on the Administration and the Corps to issue an immediate "stop work order" on the Dakota Access Pipeline. And given the flawed process that has put our drinking water in jeopardy, we also urge the Administration to call for a full environmental impact study.

“The nation and the world are watching. The injustices done to Native people in North Dakota and throughout the country must be addressed.

“We believe President Obama and his Administration will do the right thing.”


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