Lakota Youth Bring Message to Clinton’s Campaign Headquarters #NoDAPL

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 13th, 2016 Last Updated on: November 13th, 2016

After being ignored through phone calls, emails and other outlets, several Lakota youth went to Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn to hand deliver a letter to her, asking her to take a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. While they were at the headquarters, a tipi was quickly erected in the lobby.

While no one actually accepted the letter, Clinton's campaign later on weighed in on the pipeline debate that evening.

“From the beginning of this campaign, Secretary Clinton has been clear that she thinks all voices should be heard and all views considered in federal infrastructure projects,” Spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement.

“Now, all of the parties involved — including the federal government, the pipeline company and contractors, the state of North Dakota, and the tribes — need to find a path forward that serves the broadest public interest,” Hinojosa said. “As that happens, it's important that on the ground in North Dakota, everyone respects demonstrators' rights to protest peacefully, and workers' rights to do their jobs safely.”

So nothing but political doublespeak from Clinton. Extremely disappointing.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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