“Tribal Nations are governments,” … “We are political entities. We are not a race in the eyes of the federal government nor have we been throughout history.”
Some activists have moved to higher ground, and on Wednesday authorities arrested 74 of them who had decamped to land owned by the pipeline’s developer, Energy Transfer Partners.
The federal government announced Friday that it was dispatching Bureau of Indian Affairs agents to help clear Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The tribe and its allies have been lobbying against federal approval of the 1,170-mile pipeline, which crosses four states and would carry crude oil from the