Parker area tribal members head to protest in North Dakota
Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are headed to Cannon Ball, North Dakota to participate with other tribes from across the nation in a protest in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
CRIT is “choosing to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe” in spiritual gatherings on the north side of their reservation, according to a statement by Tribal Vice-Chairman Keith Moses:
“The Tribal Council of CRIT has submitted a letter of support for the efforts of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline will cross the Missouri River at a location just several hundred feet north of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The pipeline will carry up to 570,000 gallons of crude oil every day. The Missouri River, like our Colorado River, is the lifeblood for many Indian Nations in that region. A spill along the pipeline could result in devastating impacts on the river – a source of drinking water, agriculture, and recreation for millions of people – and sacred sites and cultural resources.”