Published August 27, 2016
TAHLEQUAH – In a gesture of solidarity, the Cherokee Nation sent 19 pallets of water to the encampments near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
With the three camps near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site near Cannon Ball, North Dakota are in need of water for the estimated 2,500 people who are there to show their support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Earlier this week, the State of North Dakota Division of Homeland Security had water tanks removed because state officials fear of potential damage to equipment. State officials have consistency referred to “unlawful activity” taking place at the camps. Camp organizers have vehemently denied there is no unlawful activity taking place at the camps. There is no vioence by those who have come from various points of Indian Country.
The Cherokee Nation is one of over 100 tribal nations that have passed resoutions or sent letters of support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to demonstrate their opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.
With campers vowing to stay as long as it takes to stop the pipeline, the water will be welcomed upon arrival.
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