Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Warns Water Protectors of Dangerous Sioux Country Winters

Winter has hit Oceti Sha camp with vengence.

Winter has hit Oceti Sakowin camp with vengeance.

Published December 8, 2016

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Reacting to Sunday’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to deny the easement permit on federal properties for the Dakota Access pipeline, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier is asking water protectors to be aware of the harsh realities of Plains winters.

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In a letter addressed to water protectors he writes:

Conditions out there are hard. Winter weather in Sioux Country can be life threatening if you are not prepared. Please, do not put your life in jeopardy. If you are elderly, have medical issues, are camping with children, or are not properly equipped for our harsh weather, you should consider moving on so that you do not endanger yourself, your family, the emergency responders, or the larger movement of killing the Black Snake. 

As you know and have experienced, North Dakota winters are brutal and harsh, so please take all precautions to stay safe, warm, and healthy. 

Whether you choose to stay at the camp and continue your efforts or whether you choose to go is your personal decision.  And understand that regardless of your decision, you have the full support and gratitude of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Whether you choose to stay at the camp and continue your efforts or whether you choose to go is your personal decision.  And understand that regardless of your decision, you have the full support and gratitude of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Chairman Fraizer’s letter comes on the heels of the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II for the water protectors to vacate the camp.

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