NO DAPL: An Urgent Request from Chairman Archambault II.


My name is David Archambault II, and I’m the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has long opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline project. This proposed pipeline presents a threat to our lands, our sacred sites, and our water. Current and future generations depend on our rivers and aquifer to live.

Will you stand in solidarity and urge President Obama to reject the Dakota Access Pipeline, once and for all?

Yesterday, militarized law enforcement agencies moved in with tanks and riot gear on water protectors who stand in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline—a massive pipeline project that would cut through four states, impact the water to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and violate sacred sites and ancient grounds. While native elders prayed in peace, they were attacked with pepper spray, rubber bullets, as well as sound and concussion cannons. By the end of the day, more than 140 people were arrested.1 Please, add your name and demand that President Obama reject this pipeline once and for all.


While we engage in the long legal process to curtail construction of the pipeline, Dakota Access is still poised to begin construction. Halting the construction was an unprecedented step in response to our powerful movement—and now President Obama must reject the pipeline’s permit outright.

Current and future generations depend on our rivers and aquifer to live. The Dakota Access pipeline jeopardizes the heath of our water and could affect our people, as well as countless communities who live downstream, as the pipeline would cross four states. The pipeline, as designed, would destroy ancient burial grounds, which is a violation of federal law.

Please, please, sign, and pass this on to as many people as possible. Lila wopila to all you who do so (very great thanks). If enough people do, we can get millions on this petition.


  1. kestrel says

    Signed and shared. GAH! Why don’t I know more people?!! I wish I knew thousands, to tell them about this.

    As it is, the people I know think I am **so** knowledgeable about this issue, thanks to Caine… as I am constantly talking about it…

  2. says

    Every little bit helps, don’t think it doesn’t, Kestrel. I wish I had the power of PZ, and all the views he gets, but I don’t, so I do what I can.

    Thank you, Ice Swimmer.

  3. says

    Alexander, yes it does, and thank you. Seeing as how many indigenous people have come to Standing Rock from all over the world, and who are fighting similar issues, this is a global issue, not just a local one.

  4. says

    Thank you all so much (except the asshole, natch). Every signature and signal boost makes such a difference! Charly, you are sweet beyond words.

  5. StevoR says

    Signed and shared. Thanks.


    There are so many reasons to sign this. Respecting the wishes of Indigenous people, preserving a vulnerable ecosystem that is already under threat and the fact that humanity as a whole and the USA especially need to get off fossil fuels to slow Global Overheating notably among these. Please Obama. End the Pipeline permanently.


    There are currently 288,830 signatures. NEW goal -- We need 300,000 signatures!

    Current signature count if anyone’s interested.

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