Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman on Election Results: Obama Still Has the Power to Give Our Children Hope

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archembault II

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archembault II – Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published November 9, 2016

CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA —The statement below from Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe:

“The results of last night’s election indicate that we as a country have so much work to do. We must strengthen our resolve to protect the water, pray together for understanding, and pour our hearts and minds into the future of our children. This is what our ancestors did for us under extraordinarily difficult circumstances. And we stand strong today as Lakota and Dakota people with our allies, advocating for those not yet born, and all our relatives who have no voice.

In this time of uncertainty, President Obama still has the power to give our children hope. We believe halting the Dakota Access pipeline presents a unique opportunity for President Obama to set a lasting and true legacy and respect the sovereignty and treaty rights of Standing Rock and tribal nations across America.”

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