With More Than 60 Tribes Gathering In Unity Against The Dakota Access Pipeline, Can This End Without Violence
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline for months. Now more than 60 tribes are gathered with them in unity to join the fight. More than 150 tribes have sent resolutions and letters of support.
The Yakama Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Lummi Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Hoh Tribe traveled with a large delegation from the Pacific Northwest with a sacred totem pole to demonstrate spiritual support. After a blessing at the Standing Rock camp near the river, the totem pole will be permanently raised at the Turtle Lodge on the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba next week.
As of now the tribes have been able to keep construction halted, partially anyhow. That may not last as things are starting to get violent. Many of us know the history of our government and what they are capable of. One can only hope and pray that this situation has a more peaceful outcome.