Riley Keough flashes a peace sign while posing alongside fellow attendees at the Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline protest at Union Square on Sunday (August 7) in New York City.
A protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continued Friday with more arrests and an even stronger police presence along Highway 1806, about 1 mile north of the reservation boundary.
The pair held up signs and marched with others to stop the transport of crude oil from North Dakota into IL.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late last month sued federal regulators for approving the pipeline.
The dozen people arrested-who were among roughly 200 protesters-face charges of disorderly conduct or criminal trespass, the Associated Press reports.
Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. The landowners believe that Dakota Access is not a public utility and should not have the ability to use eminent domain to forcibly access Iowa landowners' property to build a private pipeline. "[We must help] people understand who we are as indigenous people and why Unci Maka is important", she said. "The end is when they (the pipeline) pack up and leave". The tribe argues that the pipeline would impact drinking water and sacred sites on its 2.3-million acre reservation straddling the North Dakota-South Dakota border. "We asked them to disarm; we're out here to be peaceful and they're armed", Horinek said.
The protesters have made their stand at the pipeline's closest point to the reservation.
The runners led a chant of "We run for water!" "We are rising from this dilemma and uniting nations that have been separate for generations". No arrests had been reported, but crews had been blocked earlier in the day. "Every day, we choose the course we take and I don't want that to happen and think I could have chosen to act", she said. Therefore, the issue of destroying ancestral Native American lands did not qualify, nor the multiple watersheds it crosses, fertile farmlands, forests and rivers.
Warriors are welcome, organizers said.