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Former Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Tim Mentz details what has been lost by Dakota Access LLC’s excavation.

What Dakota Access Destroyed: Standing Rock Former Historic Preservation Officer Explains What Was Lost [Video]


This interview was recorded on September 3, 2016. Former Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Tim Mentz explains the destruction of burial grounds and sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline LLC. This sacred site is what people were trying to protect when Energy Transfer Partners brought in aggressive dogs to attack unarmed people.

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“This demolition is devastating,” said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II. “These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground.”

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Submitted by DennisIyankapiMatho on
It's wounded knee all over again! Why does the white's and others feel they can push us around and we are suppose to take it! I say NO to the pipeline and I know if we can stand together all Native Nations will vote and the Federal Government would have to listen! We need just a fair playing field, that means no GOON Squad. Honor your Treaty for once since the idiot Columbus believe he was in the West Indies!