Indian Country Today—Historic day for Standing Rock as pipeline company told to shut down, remove oil

Photo by Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, File; Dakota Access Pipeline on Sept. 7, 2016. 

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In a statement, the Indigenous Environmental Network is celebrating all the prayers and support the #NoDAPL movement has received over the years. While Boasberg’s opinion clearly states the flow of oil must stop, the organization is prepared to fight to see that through. “The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes have shown the world that treaty rights and environmental justice are not token concepts without merit, but rather tangible arguments that inherently protect the sacredness of mother earth. We will continue to fight until DAPL is stopped completely,” the statement said.