Three big things have happened recently that change a lot, but not everything, about how to stop the pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers announced it would NOT be granting an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline — a huge win for water protectors, indigenous people everywhere, and the future of life on the planet.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse entering the Oceti Sakowin Camp.
An estimated 5,000 U.S. veterans showed up to camp, prepared to be human shields for the water protectors. While they were there, they apologized to Native elders for the atrocities against Native peoples committed by the military units they belong to. This is a huge breakthrough.
And a winter blizzard blew in, with single-digit temperatures, strong winds, and icy roads, making life at camp extremely difficult.
Then Standing Rock Chairman Archambault, in light of all these changes, thanked the supporters and said it is time for people to…
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