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Jan 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Two protestors hang from the rafters with a banner against the Dakota Pipeline at the game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Port: Message from #NoDAPL activists is at odds with Standing Rock Tribe’s position

The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline may have started with a camp established by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in rural south central North Dakota, but it’s a movement that’s gone national.

The most recent iterations were activists marching (unofficially) in the Rose Bowl Parade and protesters climbing into the superstructure of the Vikings stadium during a football game this weekend.

The latter incident was accompanied by a press statement saying the incident was done in solidarity with the Standing Rock Tribe.

“The pipeline’s route violates treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and poses a significant threat drinking water and the health of the Missouri river,” the organizers said.

The tribe needs to condemn this nonsense, for multiple reasons.

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