Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Investigation of Dog Attacks on Native American Protesters

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Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Investigation of Dog Attacks on Native American Protesters, SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

GUEST DAVE ARCHAMBAULT
chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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On Saturday in North Dakota, security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they resisted the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction on a tribal burial site. On Sunday, more than 500 people marched back to the construction site and held a prayer, mourning the destruction of their ancestors’ graves. Now, later today, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., will decide whether to grant a temporary restraining order to halt temporarily further construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in the area near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. For more on the standoff at Standing Rock, we’re joined by Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock…

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Canine Expert Decries “Egregious” & “Horrific” Dog Attacks on Native Americans Defending Burial Site

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Must see 6 minute video footage of dog attacks against American Indians from DemocracyNow.org, followed by transcript:
Canine Expert Decries “Egregious” & “Horrific” Dog Attacks on Native Americans Defending Burial Site SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

On Saturday in North Dakota, security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they resisted the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction on a tribal burial site. As the video of Saturday’s action went viral, people immediately began comparing the dog attacks at Standing Rock to the violent crackdown against African-American protesters during the civil rights movement. For more on the dog attacks at Saturday’s protest, we speak with Jonni Joyce. She’s an expert in law enforcement canine handling with more than 25 years of experience. She is the head of the consulting firm Jonni Joyce Seminars, International in South Dakota.

Guest JONNI JOYCE: expert in law…

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Did the Dakota Access Pipeline Company Deliberately Destroy Sacred Sioux Burial Sites?

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Did the Dakota Access Pipeline Company Deliberately Destroy Sacred Sioux Burial Sites? SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

Only hours after lawyers representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed evidence in federal court documenting how some of the Dakota Access pipeline’s proposed route would go through a sacred burial site, the company unexpectedly began working on that very site. As bulldozers cleared earth, hundreds of Native Americans from many different tribes rushed onto the construction site to protect the sacred site. In response, the company’s security forces attacked the Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray. Now the tribe’s lawyer is requesting an emergency temporary restraining order to halt construction on this area of the pipeline. For more, we speak with Jan Hasselman, staff attorney with Earthjustice, who is representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at today’s hearing in federal court. And we speak with Dave Archambault, the chairman…

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