Army Corps Threatens to Evict Main Standing Rock Camp

I stand with Standing Rock. Honor the Treaty. Deny the easement. Water is Life.

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The Army Corps of Engineers has announced it plans to evict the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the main camp of the water protectors at Standing Rock where thousands are now living and preparing for winter. But early responses suggest the water protectors will not budge.

The Standing Rock Sioux received a letter from the Army Corps of Engineers dated November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) stating that everyone must leave Army Corps land by December 5. The letter is reproduced below.

Chairman David Archambault II responded the same day, expressing disappointment, and calling on the Obama administration to protect public health and well being, not by evicting water protectors but by denying the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. That statement follows.

The other water protectors’ camps are on the reservation and/or private land, so they will not be affected by the eviction.

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