Since April, the Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota have been actively, and peacefully, resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens to contaminate the Missouri River. While construction is currently at a standstill, police and private security continue to violently remove protesters from the construction site.
On Tuesday, the Standing Rock Sioux released a short documentary entitled Mni Wiconi - Water Is Life. "This film tells the story of our prayerful and peaceful demonstrations by water protectors that have motivated thousands of tribal members and non-Native people around the world to take a stand,” Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, wrote in a statement along with the video on Facebook.
Watch the video above and read the rest of the Standing Rock Sioux's statement below.
Mni Wiconi. Water is life. Hear our story. Stand with us. Tell Obama #NoDAPL, DENY the easement. Call the White House today at 202-456-1111 or send a message to whitehouse.gov/contact.