(Before It's News)
1 October 2016
- There is a Lakota prophecy that says there will be a great black snake that will run through the land and bring destruction to the people and to the earth. And as I write this, there are thousands of Native people from all across the United States gathering peacefully to protect the earth and water from the Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as the black snake.
This pipeline, once constructed, is supposed to run a half-million gallons of crude oil a day from the North Dakota oil fields to Illinois, and cross the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s traditional lands, just a mile away from their reservation, and sacred water source of the Missouri River. The tribe has asked a judge to halt the 1,200-mile pipeline from being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners, claiming that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to fully and validly consult the tribe in its approval of the pipeline. There is a temporary stay on construction until a judge can make a decision scheduled for this Friday.
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