Sioux Falls residents donate supplies to Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Published: Aug. 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM CDT
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Protesters on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are standing their ground against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sunday, people in Sioux Falls gathered to support their cause by collecting donations, blankets, tents and other supplies for the hundreds of people camping out on the Standing Rock Reservation.

"A lot of people we have to work and get rent payed, and so we are just unable to travel a lot of us, so we thought it was important for Sioux Falls as a Native community to come together and show our respect and send our prayers to the Standing Rock," said Char Green, organizer of the event.

The group said the pipeline poses a risk to their water supply on the reservation and across the country.

Several South Dakota tribes have already joined the protest, and the group said more from Sioux Falls will be headed up to North Dakota Monday with the supplies.

This Friday, North Dakota's governor declared a state of emergency at the protest to send more public safety resources to the site.

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