August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Lakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest: Zeibach Sheriff intrudes, police use excessive force, on Cheyenne River Lakota Nation


Photos by Andy HighBear

Photos by Andy HighBear

Photo by Andy HighBear


Lakotas arrested at KXL pipeline protest on Friday: Zeibach Sheriff intrudes, tribal police use excessive force, on Cheyenne River Lakota Nation

"It became clear the police were more than happy to hurt our people when they targeted one of our white allies. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal police instigated, by pulling out tasers and using excessive force. They pushed down an elder who was merely standing by and asking the police to stop." -- Joseph White Eyes.

Article by Brenda Norrell
Photos by Andy HighBear
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EAGLE BUTTE, South Dakota -- Lakotas were arrested at a KXL pipeline protest on the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation on Friday by the local police and county sheriff's deputies using excessive force during the peaceful and prayerful gathering. The Zeibach County Sheriff intruded on the sovereign land of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation.

Lakota Water Protectors rallied to bring awareness to a recent secret meeting held by TransCanada Energy and seven Cheyenne River Council representatives without Oyates' consent. Five people were roughly arrested at the prayerful and peaceful protest, including Lakota women.