Published September 27, 2016
TAHLEQUAH – In another gesture of solidarity in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, the Cherokee Nation loaded semi-trucks full of wood on September 22, 2016 bound for the encampments near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
52 ricks of firewood was loaded onto trucks.
“The Cherokee Nation supports our Native brothers and sisters in Standing Rock who are standing up for Tribal sovereignty and protesting the threat of the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Sioux Nation’s clean water supply,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. “To show our support, the Cherokee Nation is sending firewood to keep the protestors warm this winter. The tribe is delivering two semi-trailers this week and our leaders will accompany another delivery of firewood in mid-October.”
Pictured are our Cherokee Nation facilities employees and some Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers who loaded wood on Sept. 22 for the trip.
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 28, 2026