David Archambault II

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which David Archambault II is associated, including Mother Earth and Obama. Most recently, David Archambault II has been quoted saying: “This is something that will go down in history, and I know that it's a blessing for all indigenous peoples.” in the article Dakota Pipeline Protesters Torch Tents as Deadline to Leave Looms.

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We are heartened that ING has made the conscious decision to remove itself from a project that tramples on the rights of sovereign nations.

This is something that will go down in history, and I know that it's a blessing for all indigenous peoples.

We're running out of options, but that doesn't mean that it's over. We're still going to continue to look at all legal options available to us.

As chairman, I get recommendations that come across my desk everyday. I don't always do what they say, I do what is best for my people. We believe that she made the right decision because this is going to have an impact on our people, the pipeline would threaten our water, our culture, our heritage. This decision took a lot of courage and we commend her for it.

Just because the new intake is 70 miles away doesn't mean our water is still not threatened.

If this pipeline breaks, it's not only going to pollute our drinking water, but destroy the environment.

We have to make sure we are proactive and find a way to ensure their (protesters') safety.

There are a lot of people who are committed to this who will stay (through the winter).

The best way to resolve this is to reroute this pipeline and for the (Obama) administration to not give an easement to build it near our sacred land.

It's going to be very difficult for us to allow this line to come through just because some indigenous-owned company may benefit. If this pipeline goes through, we will be the first to pay the cost.

This is a large issue, and why expedite it when we have to sit down and consider the ways to move forward. Why rush?

This communication from ETP is indicative of the kind of company they are. It has zero disclosed policies on corporate social responsibility, community engagement, human rights or Indigenous rights.

What we're doing is trying to make sure that all the members of the camp are understanding of the position and that is to remain peaceful.

Our indigenous people have been warning for 500 years that the destruction of Mother Earth is going to come back and it's going to harm us. Now our voices are getting louder.

This demolition is devastating. These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings there cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground.

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