Osage Nation

Posted: Sep 02, 2016 4:39 PMUpdated: Sep 02, 2016 11:39 AM

Osage Nation Sends Support to Standing Rock Sioux

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Bill Lynch

The Osage Nation has expressed their support for the Standing Rock Sioux as they continue to protest the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline across preserved territory. In a Press Release Thursday Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear stated that “The Osage Nation supports the people of Standing Rock who are protecting the land and waters.”


According to the Press Release , the Osage Nation is providing emergency supplies to the protesters at Standing Rock. Some of the items the Osages have shipped to those camped at Cannonball River include: 720 blankets, 72 all-weather heavy-duty flashlights and batteries, Lowe’s gift cards, and 100 hand-held flashlights with batteries. More supplies will be coming from the Osage Nation and Osage Casinos.


The Dakota Access Pipeline is a planned 1,168-mile long crude oil pipeline with the capacity to transport nearly 570,000 barrels of oil each day from North Dakota to Illinois. The Sioux at Standing Rock have been seeking meaningful dialog and expressing concerns for more than two years with the U.S. Government, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the pipeline owners. The Tribe is asking for the protection of cultural lands, waters used by the community, and area wildlife.


According to the Sioux, the Army Corps of Engineers has approved several sections of the process without fully satisfying the National Historic Preservation Act, various environmental statutes, and its trust responsibility to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Sioux Nation has been on site protesting for more than a month.

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