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USA: Celebrations over government intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline continue02:39

USA: Celebrations over government intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline continue

United States, Cannon Ball
September 10, 2016 at 22:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Native American tribe Rock Sioux continued celebrations at its camp in Cannon Ball on Saturday, following the federal government's decision the day before to prevent an oil company from continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Footage shows the so-called "Aztec dance of water" being performed in front of a crowd of hundreds. One member of the tribe stated: "Water is sacred. That's one thing that we have always been taught as indigenous people." She concluded that: "this is just the beginning of the people rising and coming together to defend things that belong to our children."

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project would cost around 3.7 billion dollars (3.2 billion euros) and carry oil from the North Dakota through to South Dakota and Iowa to be shipped to Midwest and Gulf countries, if completed.

The Rock Sioux Tribe has garnered the support of thousands, who are presently staying at the camp in Cannon Ball.

USA: Celebrations over government intervention in Dakota Access Pipeline continue02:39
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The Native American tribe Rock Sioux continued celebrations at its camp in Cannon Ball on Saturday, following the federal government's decision the day before to prevent an oil company from continuing work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Footage shows the so-called "Aztec dance of water" being performed in front of a crowd of hundreds. One member of the tribe stated: "Water is sacred. That's one thing that we have always been taught as indigenous people." She concluded that: "this is just the beginning of the people rising and coming together to defend things that belong to our children."

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project would cost around 3.7 billion dollars (3.2 billion euros) and carry oil from the North Dakota through to South Dakota and Iowa to be shipped to Midwest and Gulf countries, if completed.

The Rock Sioux Tribe has garnered the support of thousands, who are presently staying at the camp in Cannon Ball.

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