U.S. Army To Shut Down Standing Rock Site Where Protesters Gather Against Oil Pipe
For months now, Native American tribes have been vigilantly guarding a sacred land that some rich white folks wanna make a lot of money off of.
There have been violent conflicts between protesters and police, including civil-rights recalls like water hoses and dogs.
Yesterday, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would be closing access to the land where the tribes have been holding it down according to NYTimes.
In response, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman, Dave Archambault II, released the following statement
Our Tribe is deeply disappointed in this decision by the United States, but our resolve to protect our water is stronger than ever. We ask that all everyone who can appeal to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the future of our people and rescind all permits and deny the easement to cross the Missouri River just north of our Reservation and straight through our treaty lands…
Acharmbault went on to say…
It is both unfortunate and ironic that this announcement comes the day after this country celebrates Thanksgiving – a historic exchange of goodwill between Native Americans and the first immigrants from Europe. Although the news is saddening, it is not at all surprising given the last 500 years of the treatment of our people. We have suffered much, but we still have hope that the President will act on his commitment to close the chapter of broken promises to our people and especially our children.”
As much as these butt-hurt white people (and bamboolzed brothas) like to retort “all lives matter” they sure don’t give a good cotdamn about Native Americans. SMH.
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