Cheyenne River Sioux

  • Kristi Noem May 20

    South Dakota Gov. Takes Tribe Checkpoint Flap to White House

    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Wednesday she is appealing to President Donald Trump’s administration in her standoff with two American Indian tribes over coronavirus checkpoints they set up on federal and state highways.

  • Sioux tribes May 11

    South Dakota Tribes Defy Governor, Maintain Checkpoints in Coronavirus Fight

    Two Native American tribes are defying South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s order to remove roadside checkpoints that tribal leaders claim are necessary to keep coronavirus from infecting reservations, NBC News reported Monday.

  • Illinois Mar 19, 2017

    Appeals Court Refuses to Stop Oil in Dakota Access Pipeline

    An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline....
    The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois could...

  • JUDGE Mar 15, 2017

    Amnesty International: Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Faced Abuse

    Amnesty International USA is asking the state of North Dakota to address alleged human rights violations against Dakota Access pipeline opponents. Hundreds of protesters were arrested from August through February. Amnesty International says it has documented numerous instances of excessive force or intimidation by police and excessive criminal charges. The organization sent a letter asking Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

    A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux had asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for Texas-based...

  • Donald Trump Mar 1, 2017

    Analysis: Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Tax Gusher

    North Dakota stands to gain more than $110 million annually in tax revenue after oil begins coursing through the Dakota Access pipeline, an analysis by The Associated Press shows....
    The calculation shows the potential payoff for a state whose officials have supported the pipeline despite concerns from Native American tribes and other opponents who fear it could harm drinking water and...

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2017

    No Immediate Ruling Made on Dakota Access Pipeline Work

    A federal judge said Tuesday that he’ll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg told lawyers at a hearing that he wants to issue a ruling before oil begins flowing in the...

  • Governor Feb 21, 2017

    Deadline to Leave Pipeline Protest Camp Won’t Be Extended

    The Army Corps of Engineers said it won’t extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through...

  • driver Dec 2, 2016

    Next Test for Pipeline Protesters: The North Dakota Winter

    So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands. But if they defy next week’s government deadline to abandon the camp, demonstrators know the real deep freeze lies ahead, when the full weight of the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2016

    Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: 4 Things to Know

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set an early December deadline for American Indians and others to leave an encampment in North Dakota where they’ve been entrenched for months protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. Tribes including the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux are fighting the Dakota Access project because they fear it will harm drinking water and cultural...

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