Your Call: Rights and wrongs at Standing Rock
On the December 1st edition of Your Call, what rights do Standing Rock water protectors have to remain where they are? The North Dakota Governor issued an evacuation order and the Army Corps of Engineers plans to close off access to Oceti Sakowin camp by December 5.
About 2,000 veterans are on their way to Standing Rock to act as “human shields” between police and water protectors. What's the legal basis of the governor and the Army Corps' orders? Who has standing to challenge these actions?
Paul VanDevelder, author of Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation and Savages and Scoundrels: the Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory
Chase Iron Eyes, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and an attorney who ran for Congress
Stephanie Tsosie, associate attorney at Earthjustice who represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Army Corps of Engineers
High Country News: Reckoning at Standing Rock
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman responds to Governor’s executive order
Honor the Earth: COALITION STATEMENT: THE U.S. ARMY CANNOT EVICT US FROM TREATY LANDS
Galandra Broadman: Standing Rock, Sacred Stone Camp, DAPL: Sacred Treaty Lands & Waters
National Lawyers Guild: Water Protector Legal Collective Files Suit for Excessive Force against Peaceful Protesters