The Round Valley Indian Tribes would like to show that they support the Standing Rock Sioux and other Sioux Tribal Nations that are standing in solidarity and opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The tabs below are the retyped versions of the Letter of Solidarity and Resolution for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in there opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

August 26th, 2016

Chairman Dave Archambault II
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Bldg. 1 North Standing Rock Ave.
P.O. Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Fax: (701) 854-7299
Email: <edited-to-prevent-spam>

Dear Chairman Archambault:

We the Round Valley Indian Tribes stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Sioux Indian Nations, and all other Native Nations, in defense of your sacred ancestral homelands and of our Mother Earth.

Today you stand on the frontline of American indigenous peoples' fight for survival.

Your fight is fundamental to who and what we all are as indigenous peoples. Your Fight to protect the land from invasion and destruction, to protect our water and air from contamination and ruin, and to protect our ancestors from disturbance, implicates our very existence as indigenous peoples-since time immemorial and forever.

We are particularly troubled by the United States' apparent failure to consult with the Standing Rock Sioux and other affected Sioux Peoples and to obtain their informed consent before developing sacred Sioux Indian homelands and disturbing ancestral sites.

You and those standing with you are today's real Indian warriors. You all are fighting for us all. We urge you all to never relent; to forge ahead no matter the legal odds. We draw inspiration and strength from each and every one of you, here in our homelands.

Please let us know how we can further aid you all.

In Solidarity,

James Russ, President
Round Valley Indian Tribes

Resolution No. RV-2016-055
A Resolution supporting the standing rock sioux and other sioux indian nations in their opposition to the Dakota access pipeline that is within their ancestral land

whereas, the Round Valley Indian Tribes are the sovereign Tribal Nation of the Round Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, and

whereas, the Round Valley Tribal Council is recognized by the Federal Government of the United States of America as the governing body for the Indians of the Reservation, and

whereas, Article V, Section 1 of the Constitution of the Round Valley Indian Tribes authorizes the Round Valley Tribal Council to administer all Tribal Business, and

whereas, the Round Valley Tribal Council has been informed of the Dakota Access Pipeline that will cross the Standing Rock Sioux reservation lands, and

whereas, Round Valley Indian Tribes is aware of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes' opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline as it threatens their way of live, their water, people and land, and

whereas, the fight as indigenous peoples to protect the land from invasion and destruction, to protect our water and air from contamination and ruin has since time immemorial has been a battle, and

whereas, the Round Valley Tribal Council is particularly troubled by the United States' apparent failure to consult with the Standing Rock Sioux and other affected Sioux Peoples to obtain their informed consent before developing sacred Sioux Indian homelands and disturbing ancestral sites, and

whereas, the Round Valley Tribal Council shares the same struggle for the protection of our land, water and air as care takers of the land and that as Native Nations we should stand together endeavoring to protect our land, water, air and way of life, and

whereas, the Round Valley Tribal Council feels that standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Sioux Indian Nations and all other Native Nations in defense of sacred ancestral homelands and we, as indigenous people should stand together in all aspects that threaten our homelands, our way of life and environment.

now therefore be it resolved, that the Round Valley Tribal Council herby approves a resolution of support for the Standing Rock Sioux and other Sioiux Indian Nations in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Be it further resolved, that the President of the Round Valley Tribal Council, and/or the Vice-President in the absence of the President is herby authorized by the governing body to execute said resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Sioux Indian Nations in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Last modified: September 16 2016.