Steve Quinn
Members of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes in Alaska gathered in Juneau to sing, dance and drum in support of the Standing Rock Sioux's fight to divert the Dakota Access oil pipeline from their waters.

Supporting Standing Rock in Juneau: Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Sing, Dance, Drum

Steve Quinn
9/10/16

More than 100 Alaska Natives from the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes gathered recently at a Juneau park to sing, dance and drum their support for those at Standing Rock opposing the Dakota Access pipeline. There has been other support from Alaska too, with Tlingit artist Doug Chilton bringing his famed custom 30-foot fiberglass canoe to the Missouri River. In addition the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska issued a statement in support.

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Only days later the Obama administration stepped in to temporarily halt construction on the pipeline under the Missouri River after a U.S. District Court judge denied the Standing Rock Tribe's request for an injunction.

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Here are some of the photos of what went on at the event.

Aayla Williams displays her sign supporting Standing Rock while behind her Nancy Skeenya sings and beats her stretched deer-hide drum during a gathering in Juneau. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

Mike Corpuz dances in a circular motion during a gathering in Juneau supporting Standing Rock. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

During a prayer song, Sharon Lee holds a sign depicting Southeast Alaska tribes'—Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian—support for Standing Rock. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

Left to right, Aubree Hinchman and Sierra Flores hold Juneau supporting Standing Rock during a gathering in Juneau. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

From left, kneeling, Rhonda Butler and Sierra Flores hold signs supporting Standing Rock. Butler’s husband Doug Chilton hauled a canoe nearly 2,800 miles to Bismarck to participate in a paddle on the Missouri River. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

Some of the day's participants. (Photo: Steve Quinn)

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