Hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Gather Outside White House

A man stands next to homemade shields in Sacred Stone camp one of the few remaining camps protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball North Dakota

A man stands next to homemade shields in Sacred Stone camp one of the few remaining camps protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball North Dakota

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote in a court filing Tuesday that the tribe had waited too long to raise the religious concerns upon which the motion was based.

Native tribes oppose the pipeline's construction, claiming the pipeline threatened sacred territory and vital drinking water resources.

The Native Nations Rise march was partly led by Standing Rock in a continuation of its environmental stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the reservation and to call attention to tribal and treaty rights. The tribes and their supporters say the pipeline threatens their religious rights and water supply.

A large crowd also demonstrated with a march to the headquarters for Army Corps of Engineers, the government branch that recently approved the completion of the oil pipeline in North Dakota. "The bigger legal battle is ahead - we stand strong". "It's only a matter of time before it will fall flat on its face".

The stretch under the Missouri River reservoir is the last piece of construction for the 3.8 billion dollar (£3 billion) pipeline to move North Dakota oil to IL.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of our nation's capital on Friday, capping a four day protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In addition, the tribes argue that it was unlawful for the Trump administration to authorize construction of the Lake Oahe crossing without first completing the environmental impact statement ordered by the Obama administration.

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Raymond Kingfisher, of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana, told The Huffington Post that he traveled to Standing Rock six times over the past year to join the protests. The agency manages the Missouri River and last month gave Energy Transfer Partners permission to finish the project.

Protest organizers erected tipis on the National Mall to represent the camp.

Standing Rock Sioux chairman Dave Archambault II after the legal victory in December.

"We do everything peacefully, prayerfully, but we're not going to let him just walk all over us like that and contaminate our water". "An obstacle is also an opportunity". Harrison said regardless of the outcome, they viewed the camps as an opportunity for the world to see that native communities are relevant and still face many difficulties in the modern age. Claudia Williams, who is from the central Washington state Yakama tribe, said she came to the demonstrations to do her part to protect future generations. We were able to be the catalyst for a greater movement, for a much needed conversation.

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You are asked to bring your "drum, song, dance, story, signs/banners with messages of solution".

"We need to keep our sovereignty, to keep our land safe".

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