Native Americans win in North Dakota – level 2

09-12-2016 15:00

The people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were protesting for months and now they are celebrating! The US Army will not allow an oil pipeline to go under a reservoir in North Dakota.

Some of the protesters came from Washington State. They supported the water protectors.

They expected the worst, but then they heard the best news ever! It is the best news for the Native Americans, for the United States and for all people.  They are very happy now. Water is so important.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, together with climate activists, were protesting against the project from April. The project could contaminate the water and damage sacred tribal lands. The protest got support from thousands of people, who came to North Dakota.

Difficult words: tribe (a group of people of the same origin), expect (wait), contaminate (make dirty), sacred (something related to a god or gods; something that you should respect).

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