This petition is now closed.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you to everyone who signed, shared, and supported our #NODAPL petition. We delivered the petition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers August 16 with more than 2,660 signatures!
You let them know that we will continue to stand strong and stand for justice for the Standing Rock Sioux, the Cheyenne River Sioux. We will continue to support the honoring of tribal treaty rights, fishing and hunting rights, and the existence of tribal lifeways.
If you would like to know more about the ongoing court case and NARF’s role in it, you can download the brief that NARF filed last week on behalf of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association, the National Congress of American Indians, tribes, and tribal organizations at http://bit.ly/2w40ayU.
On January 24th, 2017, newly elected President Trump issued the infamous Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Presidential Memorandum fast-tracked the pipeline approval review by directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rescind the Environmental Impact Statement request issued by the previous administration.
Additional environmental assessment would further clarify the dangers the pipeline presents to the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux communities as well as the 17 million people who live downstream of the pipeline’s crossing of the Missouri River.
We ask the Corps to consider the impact this pipeline has on treaty rights, fishing rights, hunting rights and the extent of environmental damage that can and will occur when (*not if*) the pipeline ruptures.
We agree with Judge Boasberg that the United States Army Corps of Engineers must consider the impact this pipeline has on treaty rights, fishing rights, hunting right, and environmental justice for the benefit of all of Indian Country and all Americans.
(camp photo courtesy of No Spiritual Surrender)