Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Dozens peacefully protest in Union Gap over North Dakota pipeline


UNION GAP, Wash. — Mishani Jack stood on the corner of Valley Mall Boulevard and Main Street on Sunday waving a homemade sign. It read “#NoDAPL You can’t drink oil.”

It was the same sign she waved in North Dakota late last month, in the thick of a major protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project. She was among 30 Yakama tribal members who took the 18-hour drive to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to the project.

“When we heard about it, it hit close to home, as the Yakama Nation has faced very similar problems,” said Jack, 26. “We had to go show our support because of the similarities. And we met other tribes who faced similar problems.”


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