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At least 10 shelters were being readied on tribal land against temperatures that can fall below -35.

Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters.

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II said he and other tribal leaders were working on providing food, heat and shelter for protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

“We’re just working through some technical details as far as where the land is, and the type of land that can be used for some permanent structures,” Archambault, who was flanked by Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier, told reporters in Mandan, North Dakota.

At least 10 shelters were being readied on tribal land against temperatures that can fall below -35 Fahrenheit (-37 Celsius) for days at time, he said.

Josué Rivas in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Image Source Guardian

“Let’s reroute the pipeline. It doesn’t have to put our water at risk,” said Archambault, who was flanked by Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier.

Opposition to the pipeline has been backed by celebrities and actors, including Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon, Chris Hemsworth and Riley Keough.
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Responses to "Tribe Vows to Fight North Dakota Pipeline Through Winter"

  1. Unknown says:

    I want to send some warm clothing. Need address to be sure. Thanks.

  2. Unknown says:

    I stand with the Standing Rock Sioux. Sending Love and Holy Light to our Water Protectors. <3

  3. Anonymous says:

    a twitter button /#tweet would spread your words to likely millions more much easier-respect

  4. Would like specific needs listed of cold weather items. Do many want to donate items.

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