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

Disappointment and Elation Follow DAPL Court Ruling and Federal Intervention


From the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) to the prayer camps, reaction streamed in after the Obama administration stepped in to temporarily halt construction on the portion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that would cross under the Missouri River.

Reactions mirrored the events of Friday September 9: First disappointment at the court decision, then elation as the federal government stepped in to stop, for the moment, construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline under the Missouri River.

NCAI President Brian Cladoosby spoke of Native resiliency and unity after U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg denied an injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to halt construction, a move followed moments later by the administration’s announcement.



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