Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier at forum on Thursday.
Published September 23, 2016
WASHINGTON – The “Taking a Stand: Protecting Water and Native American Sacred and Cultural Resources at Standing Rock” Forum was held on Capitol Hill on Thursday, September 22, 2016.
The forum was led by Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.).
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Fraizer said at the forum:
“As Lakota people we know we have to protect our water for the sake of future generations, our children and children everywhere. We have seen how other communities have been shattered when the government fails to protect their water– the Navajo Nation downstream from the Gold King Mine leak and the little children of Flint, Michigan whose water was full of lead, not to mention the devastating impacts that result from oil spills and pipeline leaks all over this Nation.”
Levi Rickert, a tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is the publisher and editor of Native News Online. Previously, he served as editor of the Native News Network. He is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan.