Big Government Stealing Native American Land But They’re Not Going Without A Fight!


The U S Army Corps approved the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in June of this year.  A general over view of the site is described here by the numbers:

1,172 miles: Length of Dakota Access Pipeline

30 inches: Width of the pipeline

470,000: Barrels of crude oil to be moved daily

374.3 million: Equivalent gallons of gasoline per day

Sources: Energy Access Partners, US Energy Information Administration

This protest has been peaceful so far, unlike the Black Lives Matter protests.  Protesters have set up camp on the grounds and claim that it’s their property not the governments.

The emotions of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and government police forces are clashing and have peaked to a dangerous degree. The tribe had tried to sued the Corps, saying the pipeline “threatens the Tribe’s environmental and economic well-being, and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious, and cultural significance to the Tribe.”

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman, David Archambault said his tribe will settle for nothing less than the stop of the pipeline’s construction.  83 protesters have already been arrested and more to follow in coming days.

Archambault said,“We’re not opposed to energy independence. We’re not opposed to economic development,” he told CNN.
“The problem we have — and this is a long history of problems that evolved over time — is where the federal government or corporations take advantage of indigenous lands and indigenous rights. The Dakota Access pipeline would fuel climate change, cause untold damage to the environment, and significantly disturb sacred lands and the way of life for Native Americans in the upper Midwest,” a petition on states.
At this moment, there is a stand taking place between government forces and the tribes.  The police are hitting protesters with cans of pepper spray and rubber bullets.
The online petition will help to force government to find alternate means of creating renewable energy sources than to have an oil pipeline plowing through their sacred territory.
Stealing the tribes land is something that happened in the past by the Democrats and tribes have made the best of it by living in peace. Here comes the government again, creating chaos and taking control over oil, land, power and money.  It’s a real shame the Indian people have to go through this again.

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