Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Letter of Support for Standing Rock

Seskehko:wa/September 6, 2016   Open Letter to the Standing Rock Sioux,     On behalf of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, we wish to extend our support and stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota in their opposition of the Dakota Access pipeline.   Protecting Mother Earth, our planet’s waters, and the land and inherent rights of our First Nations brothers and sisters is paramount. It is our ethical duty to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they stand up for what is right and what their ancestors fought for.   Plans to construct the pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancestral territory, subjecting their source of water to potential contamination, along with a myriad of other concerns, is not only irresponsible but…

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