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  • Black Snake Rumbling: Some Native Americans Still Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline

    Nancy Kaufman, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 1, 2017

    Not since Wounded Knee in 1973, has there been such a great gathering of indigenous tribes as there were in Standing Rock. The first camps were set up in August, 2016, along the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. A year later, 2017, the tribe has achieved a significant victory over an environmental justice analysis. The case is Standing Rock v U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. What began as the protests aimed to protect and defend the water, sacred burial sites, and wildlife habitat in danger from a po...

  • Bank Investors Want Dakota Access Pipeline Rerouted

    Liz Miller|Feb 24, 2017

    More than 120 investors have written a statement to banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline advising them to promote a new route: "We call on the banks to address or support the Tribe's request for a reroute and utilize their influence as a project lender to reach a peaceful solution that is acceptable to all parties, including the Tribe." The investors, representing $653 billion in managed assets, fear an escalation of conflict and contamination of the water supply to the Standing Rock Sioux...

  • Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Set Fire to Teepee Poles

    Liz Miller|Feb 5, 2017

    Editor's note: The authenticity of this story is disputed, with some on social media insisting that the incident happened, and others saying it is a false report. For the moment we continue to post the story. Police have raided the Last Child Camp at Standing Rock, arresting some and sending others out into the snow, at the same time blocking the route to the main camp. It is currently 10 degrees F in the area. Little information is available at this time, as streaming video has been blocked. A...

  • Army Corps of Engineers Halts DAPL Project!

    Liz Miller|Dec 14, 2016

    On Sunday afternoon, the Secretary of the Army contacted tribal leaders at the protest site to inform them that the Dakota Access Pipeline will NOT proceed according to its current plan. "We will not fight tonight, we will dance!" said Rami Bald Eagle, Cheyenne River Lakota Tribal Leader as he shared the news with supporters. The protester were joined by thousands of US veterans this week who vowed to form a human barrier to protect the water protectors from North Dakota Governor Jack...

  • Enigmatic Illness Destroys Seastars ("Starfish") from the Gulf of Mexico to the Bering Sea

    Sabine Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 9, 2016

    While the people of North America have been squabbling over truck routes and pipelines across the continent, there is a population that really could not care less. Their arms are falling off. And no matter what happens with the Great Wall of America or the DAPL pipeline, this population of underserved yet beautifully simple individuals will crumple into a sad moldy mound unless we take action. Said population, as you might have guessed, consists not of two-legged folk but of sea stars. Sea Star...

  • Standing Rock Pipeline Protest is Flooding Facebook, but FB Doesn't Notice

    Liz Miller|Nov 5, 2016

    The Water Protectors have called upon all friends and supporters to log onto Facebook and "check-in" at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The protestors, numbering in the thousands, are trying to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which goes through sacred historical sites and under the Missouri River, the only source of water for tribal lands. It is believed that the militant Law Enforcement sent in by North Dakota Governor (and DAPL Investor) Jack Dalrymple is...

  • Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Evicted from Private Land in Pipeline's Path

    Observer Staff|Nov 1, 2016

    At least 117 people were arrested in North Dakota on Thursday as police forcibly removed protesters from private property in the Dakota Access pipeline right of way. More standoffs against the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline continued on Friday, as questions were raised on twitter and Facebook about the fairness of police action against protestors. Comparisons were raised with the Bundy's and their standoff over the Malheur refuge. Hundreds of Native Americans staged a peaceful march up a...