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Stephanie Tsosie, attorney at Earthjustice: “Federal Indian law has a long history—there are statutes and consultation requirements—precisely to recognize that tribes have been here since time immemorial.”
Emergency Motion For A Temporary Restraining Order (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Supplementary Declaration of Tim Mentz, Sr. (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
“It's the biggest gathering of tribes in more than 100 years. The movement is becoming more than a protest ... People in the camp say it is a way to reconnect with their identity, pride and heritage after a long history of abuse and segregation.”
Jan Hasselman, Earthjustice attorney: "They moved it down to Standing Rock, which is a very remote area, but people live at Standing Rock too. There is an environmental justice component here."