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April 4

Lakota people building “Sacred Rock” blockade against Dakota Access Pipeline

From Unicorn Riot

Unicorn Riot attended the opening of the “Iŋyaŋ Wakȟáŋaǧapi Othí” (Sacred Rock Camp), a Spirit Camp, on the Standing Rock Nation, to bring attention to the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline [DAPL].” A caravan of over 200 supporters, led by forty riders on horse, left Fort Yates for a thirty mile trek to the camp located just north of Cannonball.

They said that if the pipeline spilled, their water would be contaminated, and future generations would be unable to live off the land. The river also nourishes the wildlife and sacred medicinal plants which they hunt and gather. They also stated worry at North Dakota’s safety record; the state never notified residents about more than 300 spills which occurred over two year period.

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