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Then there is the issue at the very HEART of the tribes claims ... the water intake at Fort Yates, just downstream from the pipeline’s crossing of the river (where the pipeline will be buried some 90+ feet below the river). The tribe’s KEY claim is the pipeline threatens what they say is the sole source of water for the reservation - the Fort Yates water intake, which is a few miles downstream from the DAPL river crossing near Cannonball, ND - the site of the protest.
It is very hard though for the water intake at the heart of the tribes claims to be threatened if it does not exist.
Which is a fact - and the tribe full well knows it. The water intake at Fort Yates - the one the tribes says is the primary source of the water for the reservation - is to be shut down in the coming MONTHS.
At the time, Frank Archambault, a member of the camp security team at the main Oceti Sakowin Camp where hundreds and sometimes thousands of mostly Native American pipeline opponents have been camping since August, told Forum News Service that tribal elders had asked them to “get a grip” on destructive activity that could overshadow the peaceful and prayerful protest.
“We are not condoning anything like that,” said Archambault, a cousin of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II. “We are trying to get a hold of the radicals and get them dismissed.”
Hall had also condemned the vandalism of Dakota Access construction equipment during protest actions.
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Caver78
But if it is true, then it makes one wonder who is playing what game? The passion and sincerity of the protesters is genuine; but it sure seems they are being played -- by various players.
What is remarkable is that in 2015, across the entire 200,000+ miles of oil pipeline’s, and nearly 16 billion barrels of oil delivered, there were a total of just 11 spills that were 500 barrels or larger.
originally posted by: ANNED
Back in 1978 the Bureau of Land Management ask tribes in the US to map the sacred lands and sacred sites for there tribes.
This was so the BLM could protect these sites.
and plan projects around these sites and not damage them.
Now these tribes are claiming any area they please that they never listed on the BLM maps.
And the US government is ignoring these new bogus sites.