In the video above, Bucky Harjo records footage of a peace and prayer march at the North Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.
Shortly after the ten-minute mark, you can see the blockades and barbed-wire that is set up to deter protesters from crossing. There are rows upon rows of cement highway barrier lined up to keep the “protectors” from being able to march together.
The march comes just a week after protests erupted into violence, and one woman’s arm was reportedly blasted by a concussion grenade.
The peaceful protest also comes in the wake of an announcement that Oceti Sakowin camp will be closed as of December 5. On Friday, the Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II notifying the Tribe that they plan on closing lands north of Cannonball River, which is where the Oceti Sakowin camp is located.
The chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Harold Frazier, issued a response to the Army Corp’s letter of intent, and you can read it below:
If you’re interested in donating to the protectors, a list of supplies needed can be found here.
You may also give a monetary donation at the “STAND for Standing Rock NO DAPL” Gofundme page.
A woman may lose her arm after a concussion grenade apparently went off in a violent response to protests at the North Dakota Access Pipeline. See photos of the woman, other injuries and scene here.Click here to read more