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New York #NoDAPL solidarity rally for Standing Rock

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New York Activist groups stand in solidarity and to show support for the Standing Rock Sioux #NoDAPL in their fight to protect the land and water as the Obama administration said it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, handing a significant victory to the Indian tribe fighting the project the same day the group lost a court battle.

The administration said construction would halt until it can do more environmental assessments.

The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota’s Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

The Army Corps has permitted pipeline construction near Lake Oahe. But, as of last month, federal agencies had not yet issued the easements necessary for construction to begin there. 

Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, hailed the decision, and vowed to continue fighting against the project. 

Organizers in New York will be collecting supplies to send to Standing Rock as they continue to hold their territory against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Rally for Standing Rock is organized by a group of Indigenous scholars and activists, and settler/ POC supporters. They belong and are responsible to a range of Indigenous peoples and nations, including Tlingit, Haudenosaunee, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Creek (Muscogee), Anishinaabe, Diné, Peoria, Maya Kaqchikel, and Quechua. They have joined forces to support the Standing Rock Sioux in their continued assertion of sovereignty over their traditional territories. 

The people of New York stand in solidarity with the Lenape, and all Indigenous peoples, whose land was stolen to create the settler-colonial states of Canada and the United States, and who continue to live under siege, surveillance, and violence on their own occupied land.

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