Celebrations carried on late into the night at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Sunday after the news that the Dakota Access Pipeline would not go ahead. The federal government denied an easement for the project which the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe believes could contaminate water supplies and has destroyed sacred burial grounds. In freezing temperatures and near complete darkness, people hugged and danced around a group of Native American musicians who drummed and sang traditional songs. Brandon Iron Hawk, from Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, told DailyMail.com that the decision on the pipeline ‘feels good’ but that he didn’t believe the fight was won. ‘It’s not the end. We are not going to leave until they leave. There’s always lies and we have been lied to before. But tonight we will be celebrating,’ he said. Scroll down for video Inside the large white dome in the center of the camp, hundreds watched a documentary on previous clashes between police and protesters over the $3.8billion pipeline In freezing temperatures and near complete darkness, people hugged and danced around a group of Native American musicians who drummed and sang traditional songs Celebrations carried on late into the night at Standing Rock… Read full this story
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