November 26, 2016 on Army Corps Plans to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp

Washington, DC – In a letter to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they are planning to evict people from the Oceti Sakowin water protector camp along Highway 1806 in Cannonball, ND on Dec 5.

In response to the Army Corps’ statement, Executive Director May Boeve issued the following response

“Just one day after Thanksgiving and the government is once again breaking trust with Indigenous peoples. It’s the pipeline company who should be vacating this land, not the water protectors and their supporters. President Obama can no longer remain silent while people’s lives are being put at risk by the actions of the Army Corps and militarized law enforcement. The only just and responsible way to end this confrontation is for the President to reject the pipeline once and for all. will continue to support the Oceti Sakowin camp and the resistance to Dakota Access and other fossil fuel infrastructure that has spread all across this country.”