As but two examples, highlighted by Friends of the Earth via the Resist Trump Network, today, Wednesday, February 8, there will be an action at the White House in Washington, D.C. from 5-6pm Eastern, and also a day-long action at the federal building in San Francisco.
But there are many additional protest actions today, and in the days and weeks ahead, so check the #NoDAPL 2017 Action Hub for the date(s), time(s), and location(s) of protest action(s) nearest you. This site is also known as http://everydayofaction.org/
Another big one is one month from now, a Native Nations March on Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 10th:
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As announced by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman, Dave Archambault II:
- A Native Nations march on Washington is scheduled for March 10. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes across the country invite allies in America and from around the world to join the march.
“We ask that our allies join us in demanding that Congress demand a fair and accurate process,” Archambault II said. “Our fight is no longer at the North Dakota site itself. Our fight is with Congress and the Trump administration. Meet us in Washington on March 10.”
See the full Standing Rock Sioux Tribe press release.
IEN press release:
We apologize for incorrectly identifying 7th Generation Camp as Four Bands camp and have made the correction in the text below.
CANNON BALL, N.D.-- At 2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of Engineers. Despite efforts from camp leaders requesting more time to clean up the camp, the Army Corp remained firm with its plans to vacate the camp. The Army Corp claims jurisdiction of the land that the camp is located on even though the land is within the unceded Fort Laramie Treaty land and territories.
Individuals who voluntarily left camp prior to 2 o’clock had the choice to take a bus to be transported to an evacuation center, or relocate to other campsites outside of the eviction zone. Water protectors remaining in the camp now face risk of arrest.
There are three other campsites in the area for water protectors to relocate to: Sacred Stone, Cheyenne River, and 7th Generation camps.
Various law enforcement jurisdictions were on site including Morton County Sheriff's, North Dakota State Highway Patrol and the North Dakota National Guard and National Park Service Rangers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement established a traffic checkpoint and barricade on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation land, on Highway 1806, to the south of the Cannonball River bridge.
The following is a statement by Tom Goldtooth, the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:
[Feb. 9 update: although President Trump and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have arbitrarily cancelled the public comment proceeding on the Environmental Impact Statement, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and numerous environmental groups listed below are still gathering comments, likely with plans to deliver them, as best they can, to incalcitrant federal officials. As Democracy Now! reported on this morning's news headlines, a group of military veterans standing with Standing Rock hand delivered 200,000 comments to the U.S. Army Corps' Manhattan HQ yesterday, even after the Trump administration declared the EIS proceeding null and void! So yes indeed, please keep submitting comments, per the links and instructions below!]
On Jan. 23, 2017, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued the following action alert:
Dear Water Protectors:
On January 18th, the Department of the Army published in the Federal Register its Notice of Intent to require an Environmental Impact Statement.
This is another small victory in defeating the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
The fight, however, is still not over.
While the EIS is exactly what we called for, we must ensure that it fully takes into consideration tribal treaty rights, natural resources, cultural and sacred places, socio-economical concerns, and environmental justice.
We need your continued support as this process moves forward.
Submit a comment to the Civil Works Division, and help us show the Army that #MillionsStandWithStandingRock
350.org has provided another web form for submitting comments to USACE. Do both Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's, and 350.org's!
This action alert was sent out by Eleanor Bravo, National Pipeline Campaign Manager at Food & Water Watch:
There's Still Time to Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline
IEN also has an online webform you can use to submit comments to USACE -- as well as extensive background info. and instructions on what more you can do.