On September 4th, hundreds of people marched to protect the water and the sacred land near Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, and ended the march with prayers and ceremonies for the damaged sacred land. The march took place over Labor Day Weekend after the Dakota Access Pipeline construction irreparably harmed Native historic and sacred sites. Working on a Saturday, the pipeline company bulldozed the land and damaged sacred sites along a 150-foot corridor running more than a mile. This happened the day after Standing Rock Sioux notified officials in Washington, DC, of the existence and importance of those sites.
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