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Legitimizing Plunder at Standing Rock Part II

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Chairman Archambault said 10 acres of land has been set-aside for a Sustainable living community, to show others that it can be done. Those holding on to the Water Protectors to protect their fundraising, are urging campers to move to the 10 acre plot, a move that the Cannon Ball District as well as the tribal government, is not encouraging at this time.

(Note: Since the initial publication of this article, cleanup has begun at the former Oceti Sakowin Camp. On February 1, authorities arrested and evicted 74 people from private property.)

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Editor's note: Standing Rock Tribal Member Avis Little Eagle, has served as Councilwoman, Vice Chairwoman and Councilwoman-at-large for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

She is a 1987 graduate of Sitting Bull College and attended Black Hills State University where she majored in Mass Communications with a minor in Native Studies.

She began her career as a journalist in 1990, working at The Lakota Times Newspaper. She eventually worked her way from newspaper reporter to managing editor at the newspaper, which later became Indian Country Today. She reside's in McLaughlin, S.D., where she also is the publisher of the Teton Times, a newspaper covering the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Reservations.

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