Dakota pipeline - Peaceful protesters target law firm

By Talisa Kupenga

I tohea tonutia ana te whakahē a te iwi i Dakota ki te Raki ki te paipa kōhinu, tata ki te whā piriona tāra te wāriu, ka whakatakotohia ki raro i te papa o te awa o Missouri.  Koinei te tini o ngā kaiporotēhe i waho i nga tatau o te rōpū rōia o te kamupene hinu o Enbridge e karanga atu to ratou karere.

E ai ki a Dallas Goldtooth, (Mdewakanton Dakota), "It was a peaceful action.  It was a peaceful protest but the staff and employees refused to come out of their offices and actually there were reports that some of them had snuck out the back door unwilling to face those communities."

He tekau ma rua mano maero te tawhiti o te paipa hinu mai i North Dakota ki Illinois, he rima rau mano *gallons?* te maha o te hinu ka kawea ia rā. Engari na te tokomaha o nga kaiporotēhe e whakahē ki tēnei mahi kaore i ea te rā timata hei hanga i te paipa hinu i te tekau o Akuhata.

Hei tā Goldtooth, "This is a historic moment for many of these tribes have actually been historic enemies for countless generations."

Itaenihi i hikoi ngātahi nga tangata ki te wāhi ka tū ai te paipa hinu. Ko tā Goldtooth he raru tonu nga pā na te pirihimana i whakatū kia aukati te huarahi kia whakakorea te wai e tae atu ki te pā o Sacred Stone.

Hei tā Goldtooth, "Time after time we've stated that we're dedicated to non-violent action. The police continually have been very hostile and have promoted this false narrative that we are a violent native people that we're hell-bent on hurting police officers and it's far from the truth.

“There has been no statements from Dakota Access Pipeline overall. They have tried at times to encourage the Police to be more aggressive but thankfully the police have not heeded those calls."

I tēnei wā ka tū kaha nga tangata ki reira kia whakahē te takoto o tēnei paipa. Hei te iwa o Mahuru ka mohio rātou mena ka whakaae te kōti i te kamupene Enbridge kia whakatū kaore rānei i te paipa hinu.