Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

  • Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut Down

    July 6, 2020
    Fargo, ND – After years of ongoing litigation surrounding the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), today District Judge James Boasberg ordered that the pipeline be shut down and emptied of oil within 30 days. Boasberg’s shutdown order is intended to last until the Army Corps…...
  • Federal Judge Says Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Review Was Inadequate

    June 14, 2017
    Washington, DC – Federal judge James Boasberg today partially sided with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes in their ongoing lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). In December 2016, the Army Corps of…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Sabotaged in Several States, Authorities Claim

    March 22, 2017
    Mahaska County, IA & Lincoln County, SD – Authorities in both South Dakota and Iowa have confirmed that alleged acts of sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) are being investigated in both states. The Associated Press reports: Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa confirmed…...
  • Rise With Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Denver

    March 11, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Friday, March 10, 2017, along with nearly 10,000 other marches and rallies around the world, a crowd of 1,000 people marched from Sunken Gardens park to the Colorado State Capitol. The global call to action came from the Standing Rock Sioux…...
  • North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp

    February 24, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – The water protector camp that for months formed a beachhead against Dakota Access Pipeline construction was destroyed midday Thursday, February 23rd. A combination of law enforcement and military units forced aside the last inhabitants so the remaining structures could be demolished,…...
  • North Dakota Threatens to Cut Off Supplies to #NoDAPL Camp, Army Corps to Close Land

    December 1, 2016
    Morton County, ND – The Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, located on unceded land of the Sioux Nation under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, is a long-contested area and considered by the U.S. government to be property of the…...
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Intent to Close Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL Camp

    November 25, 2016
    UPDATE: Sunday, November 27, 2016 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a public statement reaffirming they plan to officially close the land which includes the Oceti Sakowin camp. However, the Corps also states that it “has no plans for forcible removal” of the…...
  • Police Attack Unarmed Water Protectors w/ Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and Water Cannons; 300+ injured

    November 21, 2016
    UPDATE (6/12/17) –  Emails released by The Intercept as part of their investigation into leaked documents from DAPL security contractor TigerSwan include an “Intel Group” email thread which took place in real time the night of November 20, 2016.  The emails show local, state, and…...
  • Despite Army Corps Statement DAPL Moves Horizontal Drill to Missouri River Crossing

    November 16, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – At approximately 3 a.m. November 16th, 2016, independent media makers from Digital Smoke Signals spotted a horizontal drill at the highly militarized drill site next to the Missouri River. This sighting comes two days after the Army Corps statement made on…...
  • DAPL Construction Nears US Army Corps Land While Still Lacking Permits

    November 5, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) within Morton County, North Dakota is almost complete. The pipeline has now reportedly progressed to within half a mile of land owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers, which would require permits that…...