Tribal Council Announces Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

September 9th, 2016

 

Re: Tribal Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Snoqualmie Tribal Members,

The Snoqualmie Tribal Council is proud to inform the general membership that it has decided to travel to Cannonball, North Dakota to show its support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Tribal Council believes it is necessary for the Snoqualmie Tribe, as nation, to support Standing Rock’s fight to protect its water, natural resources, and sacred places.

On Friday, September 9th the Department of Justice, the Army, and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota’s Lake Oahe. Tribes and supporters from across the world continue to protest the desecration of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s sacred land and water, in the hopes of the pipeline being brought to a permanent halt.

The Tribal Council Members who are traveling to North Dakota will be taking supplies to support the protesters at Sacred Stone Camp. They will be departing from the Tribal Administration building on the morning of Monday, September 19th, and returning Friday, September 23rd, 2016.

Snoqualmie Tribal Members who are interested in traveling with the Tribal Council are asked to RSVP by emailing pr@snoqualmietribe.us by Thursday, September 15th. Space is limited, and seats in Tribal vehicles will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Tribal Members may also choose to follow in their own vehicles, but will be required to cover their own associated travel expenses. Please pack accordingly for the trip with clothing, bedding, and supplies for several days. Tent camping will be available for non-elder Tribal Members and some hotel beds may be available for Tribal Elders only.

For additional information on Sacred Stone Camp including directions, supplies needed, and camp restrictions, please visit www.sacredstonecamp.org/faq.

Like the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s most sacred site, the Snoqualmie Falls, is endangered by destructive development. Sacred places, tribal lands, water, and natural resources are of utmost importance to tribes and native peoples everywhere. The Snoqualmie Tribal Council is proud to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight to protect these things that are most central to who we are as native people. We hope that Tribal Members will be able to join us in our journey to North Dakota to support this importance cause.

Sincerely,

Snoqualmie Tribal Council