Tim Mentz, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe joins Thom. After more than 1500 people joined with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction under the Missouri River – North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issued an emergency declaration for southwest and south central North Dakota late last week. Dave Archambault II – who is Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responded with disappointment – writing in response that: “Tribal leaders are committed to non-violence and peaceful prayer as the guiding principle of Cannon Ball River camps. …. This is an opportunity to work together in a spirit of cooperation, and we should take advantage of that opportunity. But with all due respect, the Governor’s declaration of emergency was unfortunate.” And on Monday – North Dakota’s homeland security director ordered that state-owned trailers and water tanks be removed from the protest campsite citing the risk of damage and reports of “unlawful activity.” Those tanks have been the main drinking water supply for the protestors.

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