Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds to invite for government – to – government consultation
“The Obama Administration’s call for national reform on this issue is a historic moment. We welcome the Administration’s invitation to all tribes to consult on the process for decision – making on infrastructure projects. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are fighting for our lives, our people and our sacred places because of a failed process for approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not hold meaningful consultation with our Tribe before approving construction of this pipeline. They did not conduct a survey of cultural resources. They have not conducted a full Environmental Impact Statement,” said Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, in a press release regarding a listening session on October 11 in Washington, D.C.