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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chair Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Council

HeadlineSep 21, 2016

And in news from the ongoing movement to stop the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to oppose the project, saying the United States has failed to honor the tribe’s sovereign rights and treaty land.

Dave Archambault II: “While we have gone to the court in the United States, our courts have failed to protect our sovereign rights, our sacred places and our water. We call upon the Human Rights Council and all members, all member states, to condemn the destruction of our sacred places and to support our nation’s efforts to ensure that our sovereign rights are respected. We ask that you call upon all parties to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to protect the environment, our nation’s future, our culture and our way of life.”

That’s Dave Archambault II speaking in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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