Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cherokee Nation Donates to Anti-Pipeline Effort

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Cherokee Nation Donates to Anti-Pipeline Effort

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TAHLEQUAH - The Cherokee Nation donated $10,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help with attorney fees and other costs to keep out the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Cherokee Nation also delivered three truckloads of firewood to the Sacred Stone campsite in North Dakota where thousands of Native people are camping to protest pipeline construction.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd and other tribal representatives met with Standing Rock Sioux Vice Chair Jesse McLaughlin and tribal councilors as well as campsite leaders and water protectors to offer the Cherokee Nation's full support.

"The Cherokee Nation is a nation of people who have been dispossessed, forcibly removed and had economies built on the backs of our people in their natural resources," Hoskin said. …

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