Dale “Happy” American Horse Jr. Sicangu Lakota Water Protector
Published September 1, 2016
MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – Forty some miles north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota where an estimated 2,000 American Indians are camping to protect the Standing Rock ancestral land from the Dakota Access pipeline, eight people were arrested on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
The eight were at the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline in Mandan where construction workers are still installing a portion of the proposed 1,174 miles long pipeline that covers several states beginning in North Dakota and ending in Illinois.
Construction is halted at the Cannon Ball construction site where the encampment is near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
“They did not want to sit around and do nothing. Warriors want to stop the pipeline, Cody Hall told Native News Online, as the Mandan resistance was taking place on Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement received a call about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday that about 20 people were “crawling on equipment.” Upon arrival, police found two bound to a piece of construction equipment.
In all eight people from various parts of the United States were arrested, which demonstrates the widespread support of the #NoDAPL movement currently under way in North Dakota.