12/05/2016: Response to Army and ETP/SXL statements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Dec 5, 2016, 8:00AM)

On Dec 2nd, 2016, the US Army released a statement that said that the “Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing” under Mini Sose (Lake Oahe). Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners, the majority shareholders in Dakota Access, responded to the Army’s statement:

As stated all along, ETP and SXL are fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.

The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council (SRM&HC) does not anticipate a massive exit of water protectors from the DAPL Resistance Camps at Standing Rock, as we do not believe that the fight for the water is over. We are committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of anyone in camp as long as they are in camp. We expect this to last for months, especially given the upcoming change in presidential administration.

We celebrate for a moment, but understand the history surrounding federal and state dealings with tribal nations and the promises made and broken to the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota people.

We are here and ask you all to continue to support us for as long as camp remains. The weather is turning very cold with very low wind chills, and we intend to keep everyone safe and healthy through the winter.

For now, we will not be accepting any NEW volunteer applications. This is a temporary hold until we are able to finish processing the 900+ applications we’ve received so far. If you have already submitted an application, stay tuned for further correspondence.

We are still accepting donations via monetary funds to http://www.medichealercouncil.com/donate and will be releasing a new Amazon List for specific winter needs in the coming days.

Thank you and Mni Wiconi,

Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council

Army Statement: (https://www.army.mil/article/179095/army_will_not_grant_easement_for_dakota_access_pipeline_crossing)

ETP and SXL Joint Statement:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161204005090/en/Energy-Transfer-Partners-Sunoco-Logistics-Partners-Respond

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