July 27, 2016--The Standing Rock Sioux tribe
sued the Corps of Engineers and requested an emergency halt to all construction.
A double-back decision by the Army to approve a final, critical permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, while bypassing an environmental review, has led the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
and its allies to double down in their near-yearlong opposition to the contentious project they maintain endangers tribal water and sacred lands.
Jack Dalrymple activated 100 National Guard troops in September (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-dakota-pipeline-national-guard_us_57d222cfe4b06a74c9f40440) in advance of a judge's ruling on the North Dakota Access pipeline, which became a flash point for Native American rights and drew thousands of protesters to a campsite on the pipeline route. The judge subsequently ruled against a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
to issue an injunction against the construction of the pipeline.
The reservation is located in North Dakota and South Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe
, consisting of Hunkpapa Lakota, Sihasapa Lakota and Yanktonai Dakota, reside.
As the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
of North Dakota resist the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline by taking their case to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Canadian government has approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia--one of many controversial Canadian industrial projects planned with blatant disregard for both Indigenous rights and the environment.
"I'm a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe
." He paused and looked at his feet like he might cry.
Recorded on September 30,2014, and released by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
, the audio of a meeting with Dakota Access pipeline representatives reveals the tribe's opposition to the pipeline and its concerns about potential risks to sacred sites and the water supply.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe
claims that the 3.8 billion dollar (PS3.1 billion) pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois will threaten its drinking water and destroy sacred sites.
Woodley, who aside from her acting is known for her environmental activism, has previously joined members of North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
to demonstrate against the $3.7 billion project.
The construction of the PS3.7billion project will destroy the sacred burial sites of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe
of North Dakota.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
and their supporters, who have been protesting the construction of the pipeline daily, were driven back by security guards from the development company wielding pepper spray and attack dogs.
The United State Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF US) and its Earth Democracy and Advancing Human Rights national issue committees stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
, the many First Nations and other groups and supporters gathered to oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that would carry dangerous crude oil from the North Dakota Bakken oil fields under the Missouri River and across four states to Illinois.