28 Oct '16, 1am

Standing Rock youth bring the Dakota Access fight to Clinton HQ

Standing Rock youth bring the Dakota Access fight to Clinton HQ

The conflict over the Dakota Access oil pipeline continues to escalate, but Hillary Clinton still hasn’t taken a clear position on it. That’s frustrating some Native Americans and climate change activists who feel that the Democratic nominee should stand in favor of clean water and indigenous rights. A dozen teenagers from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation showed up at Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon to deliver a letter to the candidate. Around the same time, North Dakota state police were breaking up a blockade along the pipeline route and making arrests. The Standing Rock reservation straddles the border of North Dakota and South Dakota, and many of its residents are intensely opposed to the pipeline, which would destroy some of their adjacent burial and prayer sites. It would also cross the Missouri River , the reservation’s only wat...

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