The Dakota Access Pipeline guards unleash attack dogs on our Native American water protectors
September 3, 2016
“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has sued the federal government, saying the Native American tribe was not properly consulted over the project to construct a 1,168-mile crude oil pipeline that extends over four states.
Today, 188 Native Nations are represented, consisting of thousands of people, at Sacred Stone Camp to try to peacefully halt the construction. In a few days a judge is going to rule on whether or not the construction can continue. Our tribes are there to protect the water, it is not a protest and we are not occupying as this was our land to begin with.
It has been reported that the pipeline was originally going to pass closer to Bismarck but was rerouted because of concerns there of water contamination. It was moved to more dispensable land, traditional Indian land that was once part of the Great Sioux Nation.
I’m writing today because yesterday, Saturday, Sept. 3, private guards armed with pepper spray and attack dogs unleashed their canines into the crowd. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! was on the ground at Saturday’s action and brings you this report.
Here are some screenshots from the videos: