Rally for Standing Rock at OKC Capitol

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NORMAN, Okla. – About 200 attendees were present to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their protest against the project of oil pipeline traversing North Dakota on Oct. 31, in front of the Capitol in Oklahoma City
As one of the speakers said whites, blacks, Native Americans, the gay community, Muslims, Christians, women, men, youngs and elders were present as well as Sierra Club and ACLU members.
Several speakers described their experiences at the Standing Rock protest camp punctuated with songs and chants such as “Water is life”.
One of the interveners was Casey Camp-Horinek, Tribal Council Member of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma, a longtime activist, a speaker to the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous Issues and present IEN’s global platform regarding the environment and Native rights. She was recently arrested when praying at the Sacred Ground camp in protest of the oil pipeline.
“When you see all these train bombs coming through here that are full of tar sands and shell oil from up there in North Dakota that has a chance to blow up our state, our people, our children we have reasons to stand together,” Camp-Horinek said.

A fear totally justified when today an explosion just happened on the biggest oil pipeline of the US in Alabama where 3.2 million barrels transit each day.

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