Cheyenne River Chairman Frazier 'Water Protectors are Heroes'
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Article by Brenda Norrell
Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Harold Frazier speaks about the Cheyenne River Lakota Camp for Water Protectors. Chairman Frazier speaks after the Oceti Sakowin, Sacred Stone and Seventh Generation Camp were raided and attacked by police this week. All water protectors were either arrested or displaced.
Now, Chairman Frazier said the Cheyenne River Water Protector Camp remains.
Chairman Frazier said he spoke to the BIA and people should not be denied access with supplies and camping gear to the Cheyenne River Camp.
"They are not supposed to be denying people access."
Chairman Frazier said he supports efforts to bring in solar and wind energy to Cheyenne River Nation in South Dakota.
Chairman Frazier said the U.S. Army Corps destroyed a beautiful camp this week.
"You destroyed a beautiful camp," Frazier said of his message to John Henderson, head of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Chairman Frazier thanked the water protectors.
"To me they are heroes."
"I am going to try and help."
Chairman Frazier said he is working on strategies to help those arrested and facing jail time.
"To me, they were kidnapped."
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