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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Applauds Obama’s Commitment to Protect Sacred Lands


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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Applauds Obama’s Commitment to Protect Sacred Lands

Earthjustice

CANNON BALL, N.D. - The statement below from the Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in full or in part.

“We applaud President Obama’s commitment to protect our sacred lands, our water and the water of 17 million others.

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Chairman Archambault is too gracious. I'm furious that the President's statement talks about preserving sacred lands while the process "play[s] out." Now that the President has spoken, he needs to speak firmly and, indeed, require a halt to construction and withdrawal of militarized law enforcement.